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Hello all, got a question for you fine folks out there. I am not new to concealed carry but I have always carried a semi-auto. I usually carry my pt111 g2 or my Tcp depending on weather and what I am doing that day. I have recently gotten interested in a 38sp revolver after getting to try out a m85 ultra lite. My question to anyone out there thats carried a revolver iwb is...are they comfortable. By comfortable I mean is the cylinder an issues if you carry at 4:00-4:30. I would be using a Foxx hybrid leather/kydex holster, I carry both my guns now in one of those and they are for me a fantastic holster, love it. I have no issues with 38sp ammo wise as it got a little better punch then my 380 and with good ammo its pretty much on par with my 9mm from what I can tell. Also 5 shots isnt much of an issue for me either, but i love the simplicity of the m85, it was so smooth and felt good in my hand. Recoil was fine with me, I am used to my Tcp so flippy little guns dont bother me. Let me know your experiences and what you think about it. Greatly appreciate it.
 

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Forgot to add im 5'10 and about 240lbs, got a bit of a "tactical muffin top" going there:) so Aiwb is out for me, I cant even carry my tcp like that, just not comfortable at all.
 

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I carry all sorts of shapes and sizes of firearms, one of which is an M85UL. (As well as other revolvers.)

I find my M85UL to be very comfortable. They cylinder has never been an issue for me and I only carry it IWB, crossdraw, or in a pocket.
 

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I carry all sorts of shapes and sizes of firearms, one of which is an M85UL. (As well as other revolvers.)

I find my M85UL to be very comfortable. They cylinder has never been an issue for me and I only carry it IWB, crossdraw, or in a pocket.
Any recommendations for IWB holsters for the M85? Thanks.
 

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I would try the Foxx iwb hybrid. They make one for the M85 and I have one for my Tcp and my Pt111 G2 and they are fantastic and made in America, Sterling Heights, Michigan to be exact. Lifetime warranty on them too. I tried the Alien Gear hybrid holster and hated it, these are and im not promoting here at all, honestly, the most comfortable holster I have ever used, I actually fell asleep wearing mine a couple weeks ago, had my tcp in it. They also offer a 14 day return if you dont like it so no risk of adding another holster to the drawer.

In other related news I learned today that Taurus has discontinued the m85 series of revolvers, no doubt in the same line as the Pt111 G2 and the 709 slim. They will be releasing or might have already released a new model, virtually identical to the m85 but with a one (1) year warranty instead of the lifetime they used to offer. All of their new production guns, the G2C, Spectrum, the new G2S (709 slim) now only have a 1 year on them no more lifetime which sucks.
 

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Hello all, got a question for you fine folks out there. I am not new to concealed carry but I have always carried a semi-auto. I usually carry my pt111 g2 or my Tcp depending on weather and what I am doing that day. I have recently gotten interested in a 38sp revolver after getting to try out a m85 ultra lite. My question to anyone out there thats carried a revolver iwb is...are they comfortable. By comfortable I mean is the cylinder an issues if you carry at 4:00-4:30. I would be using a Foxx hybrid leather/kydex holster, I carry both my guns now in one of those and they are for me a fantastic holster, love it. I have no issues with 38sp ammo wise as it got a little better punch then my 380 and with good ammo its pretty much on par with my 9mm from what I can tell. Also 5 shots isnt much of an issue for me either, but i love the simplicity of the m85, it was so smooth and felt good in my hand. Recoil was fine with me, I am used to my Tcp so flippy little guns dont bother me. Let me know your experiences and what you think about it. Greatly appreciate it.
Which time zone?

Personally, I Carry at 3:00-:30 Eastern/2:30 Central; Carry not available on the west coast:D
 

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I have a Foxx for my G2. You are correct, they are great holsters.
I have a Galco IWB holster I have had for a few years, I don't have the model number, and when I looked the numbering has worn off. I bought it at Academy I think. It is leather, thin, great retention, with a thick plastic clip that holds well.
 
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No retention strap, wouldn't have it as a gift.
This holster was $5. It is ambidextrous, can be attached to your pants with or without a belt, inside or out side using the reversible metal belt clip or you can just shove a belt through either of the belt loops if you prefer.
I use it crossdraw and IWB at the same time.
The retention strap is reversible as well.
The pics were a lot clearer on my flip phone (smaller too).
 

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These days I carry a revolver about 90% of the time. Either in a Kangaroo shoulder rig under my left arm or in a Stoner leather paddle holster OWB at the 4:00 position. IWB is just too uncomfortable for me whether it’s a revolver or pistol. It was OK when I was young and 145 lbs, but now at 165lbs, I just can’t find a IWB position that’s comfortable. Everyone is different, that’s why there are so many holsters out there.
 

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For IWB (and even owb) a properly made holster doesn't really need a retention strap (unless one is doing gymnastics on a regular basis)
I agree, the vast majority ofmy holsters don't have them.

I have a few holsters with straps, but the strap was a negative feature when I compared holsters.
 

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I think it all depends on the leather. I have a couple of IWBs I carry small revolvers in occasionally. I don't like carrying all day in an IWB and like to carry OWB or pocket carry with a M85SSUL and a M605 Poly. The 85UL stays in my pocket all day and I put the 605 Poly in an Allen slide holster, usually, when I run to town or somewhere. If I'm going to a city, I'll often go for a semi auto and more firepower, but I don't feel the need in the local little towns around me. This is a rather rural county. Largest town is about 3600 population and there aren't, but about 4 incorporated towns in the county. We're outside the commute radius of Houston or San Antonio, so I'm hoping it'll stay that way. Heck, there's more hogs around here than there are people....a LOT more. :rofl: I could say the same for deer.

So, yeah, I get by with my revolvers just fine. I find the 13 dollar (Academy) Allen slide holster I got a while back is VERY comfy and I can carry everything from my full sized autos to my snubby revolvers and sub-compact 9mms in it. I have a couple of IWBs, an old Law Concealment Systems pouch which is no longer available and a home made IWB I made myself when I was in a leathercraft mood some years ago. :D I like MY holster, but I don't have to take my belt all the way off to put on the LAW pouch so that's the way I usually go 'cause I know when I get home it's coming off. :D But, my 85UL stays in my pocket 24/7 in a Blackhawk number 4 pocket holster.
 

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BTW, none of my holsters have retention straps. They retain well without them and draw quicker, too.
 
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