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    Small-of-back retention holster

    A couple of weeks ago, a good friend got up from his folding chair in a room at church, and his concealed pistol "unconcealed" itself from his small-of-back holster* and fell to the floor. He quickly picked it up and no one said anything, mostly because it's well known in our church that we have a Safety and Security Team mingled among the membership. He told me, this morning, that when we meet for breakfast tomorrow he'd like to talk about getting a small-of-back (I'd use the initials, but then I might have to ban myself) retention holster.

    Any suggestions on what works or doesn't work for you?



    (*We both already know the arguments against small-of-back carry. This thread is not about that.)

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    I've never tried one but when I've talked to others that have I haven't heard any comfortable versions other than Galco and Desantis leather versions.

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    My friend can work around the comfort thing, he's mostly concerned with retention.

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    I would think any left hand, if he is right handed, IWB holster would give him retention. If he wants a soft holster with a strap look at Uncle Mike's. Sticky or Remora might also be a good bet.

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    While considering another holster where it is worn can have a big effect on both comfort and security. Too often I see folk wearing an S-O-B holster in the middle of their back. That is a recipe for getting hurt, discomfort and having the gun knocked out. Just moving the holster from the spinal area to the naturally softer padding over the kidney area often improves security, comfort and concealment.
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    I'm on my 2nd Uncle Mike's, my first lasted for 15 years worn almost daily and my latest one I picked up at Walmart for under $20. It a comfortable holster has a pouch for extra mag and for me it's the most comfortable place to carry.

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    I prefer a pancake holster myself. I also have a shoulder holster that works well for church.

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    I'm a huge fan of custom leather, BUT in warm weather in the south I sweat, a lot. The rig papajim suggested is great. I carry a small Glock 45 acp in one in warm weather. Like having extra mag, gun is secure yet easy to get. Never had a problem. Small of back is my favorite carry position but doesnt work for everyone.
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    Old Redneck I totally agree, I live in a swampy area on the Nature Coast of Florida and being covered in sweat is given that's why I like this setup not to mention it is very comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papajim View Post
    I'm on my 2nd Uncle Mike's, my first lasted for 15 years worn almost daily and my latest one I picked up at Walmart for under $20. It a comfortable holster has a pouch for extra mag and for me it's the most comfortable place to carry.

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    Do you have a model number on this Uncle Mike's holster, papajim?

 

 
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