Carrying Comfortably IWB
Posted on July 21 2016
Inside the Waistband or IWB, is a very popular way to conceal and carry a handgun. We make many styles of handgun holsters her in our Daltech facilities and the IWB is one of my personal favorites. Since I wear my IWB with my Glock 26 against my skin, especially in warm summer months, I really like the sweat guard or pinch panel for these reasons: First, is the fact that perspiration on my handgun day after day will degrade the finish of my nice new Glock G26 semi-auto 9 mm, so that extra piece of leather that completely covers the end of the slide and keeps sweat away from my handgun will keep it newer longer. I know what you’re thinking… this guy must sweat just sitting around! But that’s not the case. Summer heat and humidity just creates an unavoidable, can I say, “Moist environment.”
Second, the hard steel slide and rounded edge on the grip and mag is not pleasant to feel, especially when I sit or bend down and get the jab or pinch. Again, the leather extension on the top of the holster is a welcome buffer between my skin and the gun. Lastly, the secure feeling of having more of my gun in a holster makes carrying it less intimidating and more comfortable. I never leave my home or office without my concealed carry gun and gun belt, and I know it is because I can do it without really noticing I’m carrying it and it just feels right nestled securely against my skin with out printing. If I lug around a larger rig, and quite often I do like my 1911 .45, it is just not as stealthy and if I had to carry OWB all the time I’m guessing I would leave it on my desk and tell myself it’s just not comfortable enough.
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