This. My experience also. Waistline carry on strong side, either IWB or OWB.I have used just about every holster made in the last thirty plus years I have carried a pistol. Waist, ankle, SOB, chest... you name it. That includes two small of the back holsters. One outside the waistband and one inside the waistband.
I would encourage you to think about it before you lay down your hard earned money for one. The theory is a nice one but in reality I found it problematic.
The outside the waistband holster I had was always catching my shirt and the pistol was visible when I was not aware of it. I would sit down or lean over and the shirt stayed up instead of falling down and keeping the pistol/holster concealed.
The inside the waistband one still "printed" through the shirts and caught the shirts after sitting or bending over, but not as much as the outside the waistband.
Both holsters put pressure on my spine and were not comfortable to sit down with for any period of time.
Then there is the problem of the ability to do any kind of weapon retention with the SOB holster. With the weapon behind you your opponent has a superior position and probably the element of surprise. You are way behind in the ODDA (Observe, Detect, Decide, Act) circle.
After all the money spent and time studying the best place to carry, I found the best place is still on your weapon hand side at waist level. Either inside the waistband or out.
This. My experience also. Waistline carry on strong side, either IWB or OWB.
One other thing to think about....if you fall or pushed down, it's very hard to draw and you could injure your back.
"There has to be a more compelling argument against it."
I don't know about anyone else, but paralysis is pretty compelling.
If you fall with a gun on your hip or slightly behind, there's a decent amount of body tissue that can absorb some of the blow.
I'm a lawman, and have carried a majority of my life. I've been in some knock out drag outs. These type of fights always end up on the ground, hence ground fighting. Drawing from behind your back while on your back is difficult and if someone is straddling you, next to impossible. It could be done, but practice and muscle memory must take place. I personally try to reduce my disadvantages during social engagements. To each his own. Advice is from someone's hindsight. Some just have to learn on their own. Stay safe.I've read this "if you fall" argument against SOB holsters.
But if everyone lived like that no one would ever leave their houses
with their glasses on.
There has to be a more compelling argument against it.
I'm going to try a cheap SOB holster and then see what it FEELS like.