i have a springfield xd 40 full size that i carry and the problem no matter how many holes i put in my belt and how i carry it,ive even tried to lighten it by putting just 8 rds in the mag but my pants always seem to want to come down does anybody have any suggestions on what type of holster would be the best to use i have tried many different types not tried the paddle holster yet it gets frustrating sometimes so im up for suggestions
Welcome to the site, Chad - it's great to have you with us.
Wuzfuz is right about the belt - a quality belt is crucial, especially when hauling a full size handgun on your hip.
Paddle holsters, however, can be nice for those occasions when you're not wearing a belt - and even when you are. The versatility makes paddles nice. If you can find one that is comfortable AND concealable, you're doing well.
Crossbreeds (a sponsor of this site) makes some great products, and several guys from this site love their supertuck holster(IWB), and I have nothing but extremely positive things to say about my Crossbreed SnapSlide(OWB), which finally allows me to carry my full size Sig GSR 1911 concealed. But again - the quality belt is crucial.
Happy hunting for that perfect holster and welcome to the site.