Anyone carrying OWB and at least a size 2XL?

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Anyone carrying OWB and at least a size 2XL?

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Post by txcshooter » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:28 am

I was wondering if there is anyone out there who carries concealed OWB and is at least a size 2XL? I'm also wondering what kind of holster are you using and what type of clothing?
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Post by Teamless » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:22 am

I have been known to carry a little OWB and an 2XL to 3XL, depending what week it is when my weight goes up or down.

I have a "Shielded Holster" (have to order via email)

Looks pretty much like a Crossbreed IWB, but also has belt slots in it, so you can remove the IWB clips and just use the OWB slots.
I do not carry OWB much, as I do need a better holster for it, but also need more clothing to cover.
I don't wear suits or jackets normally, so when I do OWB, it is with a Hawaiian type shirt normally
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Post by MoJo » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:25 pm

I am a 1.5-2X I carry OWB more than half the time. My primary carry gun is a full size M&P I use a Don Hume 721OT or a JIT for OWB and a Cross Breed Supertuck for IWB. I carry from time to time a Government size 1911 or a High Power all in the same style of holsters. I buy shirts that fit loosley and wear them untucked over a T shirt in the Summer and don't worry in the winter time as I will have a jacket or zippered hoodie on.

The secret to concealed carry is to dress around the gun(s). Shirts that are a size larger help a lot.
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Post by michael e » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:33 pm

I use crossbreed, usually only carry OWB when I wear a jersey since they are longer. It works fine with up to full size Glock, when try using my longslides the barrels are too far past bottom of shirts. Subcompacts and compacts are great.


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Post by hirundo82 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:06 am

6'1", 240#. I primarily carry OWB, Glock 19 in a DeSantis Nemesis.

I don't think it's different than for anyone else--good holster (I like pancake types), good belt (Wilderness Instructor's belt or 5.11 leather belt [got a bunch free with some pants]), clothes a bit on the large size (which doesn't look ridiculous on us men of girth as it would on some skinny little guy).

Mostly it's accumulating a variety of clothes that work for carry--I've had a CHL for about 5 years now and have a pretty good carry wardrobe. I wear a lot of cargo pants and untucked button-down shirts. 5.11 Tactical has a lot of clothes in their "Covert Casual" line that work well for concealment but don't look like tactical clothing--I wear a lot of it for work too (white collar environment). Their stuff is a bit pricey, but you can frequently get it at a significant discount when LA Police Gear puts it on special/closeout.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:45 am

I more than qualify as 2XL. In fact, I'd like to get down to a 2XL, and I carry OWB. With my 1911s, it is one of two Galco Concealable Belt Holsters (depending on whether it is my 3" or 5" gun I'm carrying). With my M&P45 I use a Kirkpatrick Under Cover holster. With my Kahr PM9, I use a Mitch Rosen Express Line Belt Slide Holster. And finally, for my M&P340, I have a Fist #10 Shortcut.

Keep in mind however that with the last two pistols, I am more likely to pocket carry them rather than carrying them on my belt. They are both "grab and go" guns.
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Post by wharvey » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:05 pm

I'd guess I wear 2XL, 42 to 44 inch waist. When I carry OWB I use a Kramer speed scabbard for my S&W 6944. Printing is not a problem, just have to make sure my cover garment is long enough. Usually carry IWB due to the chance of the garment riding up. Depending on the state, that may or may not be a concern.
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Post by stroo » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:56 pm

I am 2 xl also. Generally use a Hume JIT OWB and wear a shirt one size larger.


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Post by mrvmax » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:51 pm

Buy a Raven Concealment and be done with it. I' m six foot and 260 and I wear a 1911Raven owb.
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Post by Reloader » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:08 pm

ME. Anything that Greg Kramer makes as an IWB or OWB..Hides under a polo. S&W 629 4"
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Post by RPBrown » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:26 pm

3xl and I carry my 1911's in a Don Hume slide and the XD's actually are carried in the holsters provided

3x shirts untucked (unless I am in a jacket)
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Post by Oldgringo » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:35 pm

RPBrown wrote:3xl and I carry my 1911's in a Don Hume slide and the XD's actually are carried in the holsters provided

3x shirts untucked (unless I am in a jacket)
That pretty much sums it for me too. Don Hume's First Agent and J.I.T. slide holsters do well - by me.

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Post by Liberty » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:31 pm

I am a 2XL and also use a Hume JIT . It works well with a long shirt and good belt, I carry my Ruger P95 with it, Carry at 2, 3, 4 O'clock . Still need to be careful raising Hands overhead, or getting out of a car.

My best Concealment is with a Desantis IWB Super tuck plus, a Beretta Storm SC. Smaller gun and IWB makes things stay hidden. My Beretta p92 in a Nylon Uncle Mike hides real well IWB at Small of back, its just plain torture if driving for more than a 1/2 hour. This is almost no printing though and is pretty comfortable for walking about.
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Post by muleman » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:35 pm

I carry OWB almost all the time now. I use a holster from El Paso saddlery. Cover with even a t-shirt. Heres a link

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Sometimes I just carry the LCP in a fobus paddle holster. LOVE that little combo! Have even clipped that on my sweat pants or wind suit, and once even on the waisband of my boxers when I walked up to the barn

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