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#626595 - 02/21/08 08:42 PM concealed weapon holster
encore06
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I'm looking to purchase a carry holster. My weapon of choice currently is a Ruger P345 (45ACP). I would really like carry the pistol inside my waistband, but not sure how comfortable that will be with the Ruger. Any thoughts out there? To those who may not know me, I sit exclusively (wheelchair). Thanks for the suggestions.
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#626990 - 02/22/08 04:20 AM Re: concealed weapon holster [Re: encore06]
Trapper John
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I'm typically not a fan of shoulder holsters but I do use them in some cases. I mainly use one if I will be sitting for a long time. An extended driving trip is one instance when I'll wear a shoulder holster. However part of my reasoning for wearing one in a vehicle is because if you have to draw from a seated position, especially in a car, that type of holster is a bit easier to access without worrying about getting hung up on the seatbelt or some other obstacle. If that would be a concern then an under-the-arm holster might be something to look at. One big downside is this type of holster really does require the use of an overshirt in order to keep it totally concealed. Another reason I won't "typically" wear this style is because it requires you to reach across your body in order to draw. My mind automatically focuses on the worst case scenario and I can just imagine the threat seeing you reaching under your shirt and making some kind of attempt to pin your arm to your chest. Just something to consider.

I will say that with a quality inside the waistband (IWB) holster comfort shouldn't be an issue. A good heavy duty gun belt helps too. My main concern would be draw clearance. If there's no chance you'll get the weapon hung up on the draw then I'd definitely go for an IWB holster. With a good one you'll know it's there but it won't be uncomfortable. Some good makers of such holsters are Tucker Gunleather, Milt Sparks, and K&D Holsters. A well made holster and a good belt helps distribute the weight of the weapon and cuts down on any discomfort.

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#627091 - 02/22/08 07:40 AM Re: concealed weapon holster [Re: Trapper John]
encore06
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Thanks Trapper John. I don't care much for the shoulder holster. Doesn't feel comfortable to me.
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