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I applied for my Colorado drivers license today and booked my Class for next week to get my CCW permit.

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Here is sone quick info I found about carrying a weapon in CO. Please veryify all this info before acting upon any of it.

http://www.rmgo.org/gun-law-faqs
http://www.opencarry.org/co.html

In Florida, you can legally open carry a loaded firearm while engaged in, or going to and from, Fishing, Hunting, and Camping. It's easier and simpler to carry consealed. I carry my Glock 19 in an IWB Blackhawk! holster, and it's the best $12 I have ever spent. I can hand wash it, and it doesn't get hot and sweaty. http://www.blackhawk.com/product/Ins...er,947,137.htm Right now I'm using a wal-mart belt that is super stiff and it's perfect. Much better than the OWB holsters I have. The only drawback I have seen is some people stated when drawing the weapon, the holster came with it. The belt lock on the holster is just okay, but I have drawn from this holster over 1k times and it has worked flawlessly. I'm picking up a crossbreed super tuck for winter carry when the temps get down to 50 degrees, and I'm wearing long pants.

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I just plan on Concealed carry. right now with my LCP, but i'll also be gun shopping when my new drivers license gets in.

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Thank goodness! I haven't been able to sleep at night as I have been so worried about your safety for the last however many years you've been alive and not able to carry your gun around.

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I carry my Glock 19 in an IWB Blackhawk! holster, and it's the best $12 I have ever spent. I can hand wash it, and it doesn't get hot and sweaty. http://www.blackhawk.com/product/Ins...er,947,137.htm Right now I'm using a wal-mart belt that is super stiff and it's perfect. Much better than the OWB holsters I have. The only drawback I have seen is some people stated when drawing the weapon, the holster came with it. The belt lock on the holster is just okay, but I have drawn from this holster over 1k times and it has worked flawlessly. I'm picking up a crossbreed super tuck for winter carry when the temps get down to 50 degrees, and I'm wearing long pants.
Please, please, PLEASE... if you are going to opt to CCW, invest in QUALITY "support" hardware. People always preach about making sure you have a quality firearm that is 100% reliable, but what I am dubbing "support" is often overlooked.

The first is your holster. It is a piece of fucking shit. When it comes to holsters, you get what you pay for, is a very accurate statement. If there is even a 1% chance that that holster will come flying off your belt, then do not stake your life on it. And in this case, belt clip holsters have that risk.

You say that you've drawn from this holster 1,000 times. Let me ask you, how many of those draws were standing at the ready? How many of those draws were from a seated position... lying on your side... crouched behind cover... on the move?

Let's look at crouched behind cover. The reason a clip holster works as well as it does, is because of the pressure between your body & the belt. But what if you're crouched? Depending on how your fatty rolls move around (yeah, couldn't resist sliding one joke/jab in here), you create gaps between your pants and your body... and it could be JUST ENOUGH that when you're yanking your gun out, because you're shitting your pants that someone is going on a rampage, that the holster does NOT do what it's supposed to and decides to come along for the ride.

So I am pleading with you, get a better goddamn holster!!! If you really want to bargain hunt, head over to Glocktalk's forums and scour their forums for FS deals.

I'm not going to rant and rave nearly as much about belts. A sturdy belt will go a long way, but once you've gotten a REAL gun belt, you'll never go back to the Walmart classic. Trust me on this one... I wore what I thought was still a "stiff & sturdy" Walmart belt, but then finally invested in a real gun belt from Comp-Tac. Holy hell, did it make a world of difference, when it came to carrying the weight. This is not so much a safety issue, as much of a comfort issue. You'll hike your pants up less regularly, your firearm will shift around less, etc.
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What Bek is saying in one sentence, "you'll shoot your eye out kid"

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When seconds count...help is minutes away. Congrats Drama! Sheep on you Udog!!!
What? Drama doesn't share our imposing statures that stop trouble in its tracks. I was legit worried about people picking on him! Is that wrong?

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Andy, it was more an experiment for IWB holster than anything else. In the last 3 months I have lost 20 lbs, with another 20 to go. I hear you about the fat rolls though. This is what I ordered from crossbreed http://crossbreedholsters.com/SuperT...me,ProductName and I have a belt on order locally. It's leather, with some other material smashed between it. I tried it on at the shop and it was almost as stiff as a duty belt. The sales guy was wearing it and carried a 1911 and loved it. I tried draws from several positions, and had no problems. The key is to get the gun mounted in the holster, then put it on.

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You'll be fine with a CrossBreed. THAT is a quality holster.

Your enthusiastic "best $12 I ever spent" comment praising the Blackhawk holster, is what I was addressing. No one with any solid knowledge, would ever endorse a belt clip holster for reliable CCW use.

"Much better than the OWB holsters I have"

You've obviously never tried a quality leather pancake holster. Claiming that a belt clip IWB holster is superior is nonsense - you've obviously never worked with a GOOD OWB holster. Galco's FLETCH is a good example of a straightforward, no-frills, HIGH-QUALITY pancake holster.
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Comfort and accessibility are very important for me. Like today, I'm running errands, and driving the xA. It has decent seat bolsters, and the OWB holster I was using sucked. Snapped this picture a minute ago. You can see the weapon digs into my side a little, where with the crossbreed I won't have this problem. IWB is much better. I can't wait to have the crossbreed. Seems like comfort and accessibility and the best concealment possible. I'm wearing jorts and a tee shirt. And having a little less fat roll helps too, lol.
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Thank goodness! I haven't been able to sleep at night as I have been so worried about your safety for the last however many years you've been alive and not able to carry your gun around.

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Comfort and accessibility are very important for me. Like today, I'm running errands, and driving the xA. It has decent seat bolsters, and the OWB holster I was using sucked. Snapped this picture a minute ago. You can see the weapon digs into my side a little, where with the crossbreed I won't have this problem. IWB is much better. I can't wait to have the crossbreed. Seems like comfort and accessibility and the best concealment possible. I'm wearing jorts and a tee shirt. And having a little less fat roll helps too, lol.
Loose some weight fatty , then it wont dig into your side .

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Comfort and accessibility are very important for me. Like today, I'm running errands, and driving the xA. It has decent seat bolsters, and the OWB holster I was using sucked. Snapped this picture a minute ago. You can see the weapon digs into my side a little, where with the crossbreed I won't have this problem. IWB is much better. I can't wait to have the crossbreed. Seems like comfort and accessibility and the best concealment possible. I'm wearing jorts and a tee shirt. And having a little less fat roll helps too, lol.
I do not understand why you didnt mention that you are semi retired in this post....??

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What does that have to do with holsters?

Oh, I get it.

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I used to use a crossbreed for my xdsc. I now use a raven concealment for my G23. G19 in a raven is the way to go for EDC, if I carried 9mm for work I would have a G19.

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Loose some weight fatty , then it wont dig into your side .
Not true no matter what its the nature of the beast when sitting in a car period

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Well I took the class last night. It was 3 hours and really cool. There were about 7 people in the class at it was taught by a former police officer and fisheries and wildlife sherriff. He went over the laws, what to expect psychologically and emotionally if you are ever in a shooting situation (he's been in a few before), what to expect from legal and how to protect yourself from it, recommendations on holsters and clothing to conceal, and other stuff.

I'll probably take more of his classes. I'll be registering next week for my ccw license. Time to holster shop.

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