HELP!!!....Looking for Holster.


automatic slim

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I've been checking out many web sites for a concealment holster. Recently I saw a IWB holster that held the gun canted to the right when worn in the middle of the back. The theory behind it, was a right handed shooter would reach behind himself, palm out, drawing the gun. This is rather like a reverse draw which would require the hand, once holding the gun to be pivoted when bringing the gun forward to be fired.
Where I need help is, I can't remember which site I saw it on. If anyone familiar with this holster could drop me a hint, I would certainly appreciate it.
 

slowfire

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There are a number of these types of SOB/MOB holsters on Ebay. They can be purchased outright and be in your hands within the same week. I don't know which brand you are particularly interested in. SOB (small of the back) is a very good concealment method until you bend over.
The draw back is that you are more prone to back injury incase you fall or get a hark knock in that area, or are driving a car. I will not lecture because I am sure that you know what is best for you. Good luck, hope this helped:)
 

DrDavidM

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Don Hume and Galco both make small of the back holsters. I don't believe either of these are IWB. I have a fairly cheap IWB from Desantis. It is a Tuck This. It came with two clips. One for strong side and one for small of the back, etc. I don't care that much for it though. It has some sharp edges that are irritating to me.
 
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lance22

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Yeah - I remember there was a thread on 'palm out' iwb/sob's on defenensivecarry.com ... I'm not sure that the person looking found what he wanted. I do not know of any 'palm out' SOB's that are part of any maker's product line ...

There are at least two holster makers that make IWB sob's ... both are kydex ... first is BearClaw Holsters and the second one is [must be senile I forgot].
 

spc

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Most major manufacturers make a SOB holster. I brief search should turn up leenty to choose from.

spc
 

Sgt. SIG

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Are you talking about this one?

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Galco's Middle of the back Holster.
 

PascalFleischman

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When I was looking for a holster, I was advised to buy a cheap one first. Get used to the feel first, without having to spend an arm and a leg on something you hate. I started just as you're referring to, with an Uncle Mike's cheapie (less than $20). After a while, I decided that it was too uncomfortable to drive with the gun in my back. I bought another cheapie to try IWB at about the 4:00 position. I've since made up my mind that IWB is my preferred method over SoB, so I got a good IWB holster. Just some advice from my end....
 

PascalFleischman

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Plus, there are schools of thought that dissuade people from SoB carry...during the draw, there's a point where the muzzle is aimed at your body. Plus, there's more interference during the draw. Also, the comfort factor I mentioned previously is a downside.
 

Ektarr

Dedicated Infidel
People I train with pupu sob for back injury if fallen on.
Not to mention that a hasty draw will carry the muzzle right across your body unless you're very practiced and very alert. Piffle on the back injury! How 'bout a 180-grain hollowpoint in yer hip!!
 

DrLewall

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I remember years ago when I carried SOB..I opted for a left handed holster and it worked for the purpose for which I intended it to..nowadays I carry on the hip at 4 oclock
 

mot mayhem

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I ended up w/ this one: Link Removed
it seems comfy, and does not seem to pose too much a problem w/ drawing when I practice. I may end up w/ another one eventually, but times are tight right now, and this does the job. plus, like DrLewall said, I can always move it up the hip a wee-lil bit
 

Apollo

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I like this one because it allows a shirt to be tucked in and carried at 4 o'clock.
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mot mayhem

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The only problem I found w/ the IWB holsters are that now I have to purchase new pants the next size up.

I have 2 holsters for my S&W that are IWB made by a company I cannot find anymore - I think they are MJD, or MID. Anyone familiar w/ these? They are custom all leather. Anyhow, the only reason I don't care for them, other than there is no tension screw, is that they are IWB. They are gorgeous, and fit my S&W "very nice" to quote Borat. But, when I wear them w/ a shirt tucked in, they really make my pants tight.

That, of course is just my opinion.If anyone has suggestions otherwise, I am open to listen, as always. ....... mot
 

target1911

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I didnt think I would like IWB myself but I tried it. My pants are usually to snug for IWB but my shorts have a little more room so I tried it with my shorts first. If I didnt like it then I wouldnt have buy more pants. Well.......I loved it......so I had an excuse to buy more pants. I only had to go up one waist size (30" to a 31") and they still fit comfotable even when I am not packin my 5" Kimber 1911.

My Vote is TRY IT.....ya never know, it just may work for you too.
 

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