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I am looking for a holster for my Colt Mark IV Officers 80 Series. The holster must be COMFORTABLE and easily CONCEALED. Preferably one that I can use with my shirt tucked in. I have no experience in this area. Please help me out. Brandon
 

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IMHO an IWB holster is best for concealment. Do you mean you want your shirt tucked in and the gun between your shirt and pants or the shirt tucked in and the gun under the shirt?
 

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IWB also gets my vote! I would suggest that the Bianchi #3S is an excellent, affordable, available choice. I use this holster almost exclusively for both pistols and revolvers, and am most pleased by the service they provide.
 

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To my knowledge, ThunderWear, Milt Spark's VersaMax II, and Kramers Confident Shirt are the only holsters that allow you to tuck in a shirt during use. Traditional IWB's don't allow that.
http://www.miltsparks.com http://www.kramerleather.com http://www.thunderbelt.com

As a side note, having a shirt tucked in will slow down your draw time considerably.

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Electric, having a tucked-in shirt can actually speed up the draw for ThunderWear type holsters as the shirt usually goes underneath the holster itself. That's how I do it anyway. One nice side benefit is that it actually helps my shirt stay tucked in better!
 

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If you need to have your shirt tucked in, go with the VMII. If not, I would get something from Mark Waldon (www.waldonholsters.com). He does EXCELLENT work.

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Galco also makes an IWB for this purpose, I think.

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With a little practice you can tuck in your shirt and "blouse" around the IWB. Below are pictures of me with a Beretta Mini Cougar,8040F, in a Rosen ARG-Slim. (Sorry Lou no carry pictures of my new CQC/I, which replaced the ARG, they are still in work)






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Originally posted by ctc:
With a little practice you can tuck in your shirt and "blouse" around the IWB. Below are pictures of me with a Beretta Mini Cougar,8040F, in a Rosen ARG-Slim. (Sorry Lou no carry pictures of my new CQC/I, which replaced the ARG, they are still in work)

So, are you simply tucking in your shirt around you IWB, or do you have one that will allow you tuck it in with it in place?





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[This message has been edited by wczimmerman (edited 10-24-2001).]
 

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So, are you simply tucking in your shirt around you IWB, or do you have one that will allow you tuck it in with it in place?
I am tucking my shirt in around the holster. The excess part of the shirt directly over the holster is folded under and "bloused" over the holster. I tuck the shirt in front of and behind the holster and pull a little out to equalize the effect. Picture how your shirt comes out a little all around the belt when you sit for awhile.

BTW, I do have a tuckable Holster the Undershirt by Dave workman that provides a little neater appearance and holds the pistol without any cant.





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[This message has been edited by ctc (edited 10-24-2001).]
 

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CTC,

Can you tell me a little about your experience with the Rosen ARG Slim? I have a Commander-sized 1911 that I was considering purchasing that holster for; it's just that I'd like a little independent feedback before I burn $195 on a holster.

Who makes the CQC/I you're replacing it with? Why are you replacing the Rosen?

Much thanks in advance,

/TCP
 

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Lou Alessi makes the CQC/I - Close Quarter Combat/Inside (WB). http://www.rfholsters.com for his stuff.

I can't tell you anything about the Rosen Rear Guard but my CQC/I is my most worn holster as it is comfortable and conceals well - for me at least.

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JimV,

Thanks for sharing that....I'll be sure to check out Alessi's offering (especially since he's a moderator here, if I read correctly
). Without knowing anything about them, I've heard great things about the Alessi line.

Thanks again for the help!

/TCP
 

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That blousing technique is nice, but there are other options. http://www.comp-tac.com/

The shirt-tucker is a very slick design. The draw stroke has two functions. The support hand yanks the shirt out of the way, and by necessity keeps you from sweeping your hand with the muzzle on the stroke. If your hand isn't busy getting the shirt untucked, it should be against the navel with any other style of IWB holster.
 

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I have a Galco for my officer. It is either the "stealth" or the "Deep cover" I can't tell the difference from the website and they both look like mine. It has worked fine so far. I've heard so much about the VM2, that I'll be getting one as soon as it's made and shipped. I'll be able to compare then.

The Galco I have is designed to have a shirt tucked into it. The reason for ordering the VM2, is the only thing I can see improved for my use is the thickness of the whole holster. The Galco's J hook is right on top of the holster. Adding the additional material so that it is tuckable, it makes it a bit thick. I'm hoping the VM2 with the spread out belt hooks will be a bit thinner as a total package.
 

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Get the monster sized Pager Pal! haha. Nothing like a full size 1911 jabbing you in the groin.
Believe it or not, they actually sell that thing on the Wilson Combat web page.
 

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