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Years ago, I worried more about printing. Now, we have open carry in Texas.

I don't open carry, but I no longer worry that much about printing. Unless you are a cute girl, most people are not paying that much attention to you anyway. :p

So, after almost a decade and a half of IWB, I switched to OWB carry, as it is much more comfortable...

I like this style of holster (minimal holster) because anything bigger gives me pain on my side. I'm a thin guy too, but big pieces of polymer or leather on my hip area makes my side hurt after a little while. So, I just use a minimum sized OWB holster. Granted - as per my S&W customer service thread, having an open holster invites damage to the gun if you bang it on a chair armrest. But, I have been carrying a gun this way for years, and that was the very first time I actually damaged a gun in my holster...

Anyway - I like this Versa Carry Protector (not my actual photo)





And, this Galco Matrix (photo below) is actually my all time favorite holster. I got one back when I had a HK USPc 9mm. But, it works for many other guns. I also bought one for a Sig 229. Between the two of them, they fit almost all my guns.

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I have different favorites for different guns or different carry methods.

For my Px4 compact carrying AIWB, I like my JM Custom Kydex, without the extended sweat shield. For my P07 compact I like the same holster with the sweat shield. The difference being the more rounded rear slide on the Px4 is more comfortable than having a Kydex tab against my skin, while the more angular and sharp rear profile of the P07 makes the Kydex extension more comfortable.

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For a J-frame revolver carried AIWB, the Desantis Sof-Tuck is my favorite. It drops into the waist band and can be clipped to my belt without having to undo anything and the profile of the leather holster fits the leg crease better than other holsters I tried.

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For Pocket carry or improvised IWB a cheap Uncle Mikes pocket holster works really well.

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for a minimalist Outside the waistband holster I like a Don Hume JIT Slide. (Don’t have a picture handy).
 

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I have quiet a few- leather, kydex- inside-outside.......
(I need to dig those things out and get rid of them)

But my all time favorite is UBG Holsters...and my model is the Regulator. It is a leather OWB- snap-on holster. I actually have 2. Bought them for other guns, but this one fits my Sig 365 just right.



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Got this one for a Kahr CT 380.......but the LCP Max fits......

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I like most of us have many different holsters. My daily holster is a Serpa which has served me well. I only have 3 leather holsters because of the floods in 2004 ruined all the leather holsters.
 

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All fine. I like a holster that make me feel secure that the handguns is secured...where it belongs.
Some holsters here are generically called "slide" holsters or "pancakes."
Kydex locks the handgun in which is good.

Apparent a potpourri of pistol- backing pistoleros..
 

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NO SEE UMs




 

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There are many "slim" or silhouette style holsters over the ages. Way back in the seventies, Paris Theodore (RIP) of Seventrees, Ltd., fame was basically the father of molded holsters. He took heavy belting leather, stretched it further and wet molded it the the actual pistols in demand at that time, J-Frame Smiths and Walther PPKs. He usually would make a holster from one patterned piece of leather. The shoulder rigs had no snaps nor straps. I have a shoulder holster and a PPK holster made for Interarms, PPK importers.
 
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