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What a difference 0.75mm can make!

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:14 pm
by Tye
I mostly carry OWB at 3:30 to 4:00. I have a very awesome UBG pancake holster featuring relatively wide-spread belt snaps that I use for my CZ 2075. I really like the quick on/off capability of the snaps having to go in and out of criminal safe zones in the course of my business. If I’m not mistaken, this holster is advertised as a “low riding” holster. I have some hip/back problems which is why I mix up my carry rotation to include alternate arms in the pocket, etc. I have a lightweight revolver in this rotation and even when carried on the hip, it provides a much better level of comfort. I always chalked this up to the lower loaded weight and the ergonomics of the revolver with the handle riding higher than the heavier auto pistol.
On a whim, I decided to try out an older OWB Don Hume open top holster designed for the Beretta PX4sc. The Rami is certainly looser in the leather, but it holds it securely enough for me.
DANG! Despite the narrower spaced belt loops, this Don Hume is so much more comfortable on the hip. I have a couple of months now “under my belt” utilizing this holster/comparing the two.
A measurement of gun height above the belt line revealed a mere 0.75mm higher for the Don Hume holster, which on my body apparently brings the gun just above my hip’s pain point.
Anyway – hopefully this helps someone out there in their quest to find the perfect holster - - not all holsters and hips are created equal. Less than 1mm can make a difference!

Re: What a difference 0.75mm can make!

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:23 pm
by MisterB
Now you see why truthful women say size DOES matter ;)

I've found sometimes a larger gun actually can carry more comfortably than a smaller gun. It just all depends. Gotta try stuff out

Re: What a difference 0.75mm can make!

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:36 pm
by Tye
I heard that!

I always thought my full size CZ carried comfortably OWB on the hip in my Galco Concealable but I just don't carry the full size too much. I'm going to have to take some more measurements.

Not those kind of measurements! Get your head out of the sewer, man!

Re: What a difference 0.75mm can make!

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:28 pm
by Nathan
Tye wrote:my full size CZ carried comfortably OWB on the hip

I've gone to OWB carry for everything now. As I've gotten older, I just don't want the hassle of IWB anymore.

Re: What a difference 0.75mm can make!

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:07 pm
by samuelrp
Nathan wrote:
Tye wrote:my full size CZ carried comfortably OWB on the hip

I've gone to OWB carry for everything now. As I've gotten older, I just don't want the hassle of IWB anymore.

Milt Sparks is sad to hear that, lol