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Old 11-17-2004, 09:25 AM   #1
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IWB and the Glock 26 (baby Glock)

Hey everyone-
I am very new to the IWB style of carry. I am possibly looking into purchasing a Glock 26 (9mm) within the next 6 mos for CCW permitting. Is this firearm to small to carry IWB? And if not, is there a particular rig that would lend itself to smaller firearms.
I am a pretty active guy and stand about 5'7" tall and have a very "dense" build, hell I weigh about 175lbs.

Any thoughts....
Thanks in advance-

Drew
 
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Old 11-17-2004, 11:46 AM   #2
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If I were to carry the mini-Glock, I would look at the Mitch Rosen ARG-plus
or the Workman. There are many great custom holster guys out there, just poke
around a little.....Mark Garrity doesn't have a website... :roll: , but he can make
whatever you can imagine-his e-mail is on his profile here on Pistolsmith.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 12:09 PM   #3
 
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Drew 78,
Make sure the IWB holster you choose for your Glock 26 seats the pistol deep enough, or has extra leather in front of, behind, or below the gun to help stabalize it. The pistol is short and light, and the weight of loaded mag makes it top heavy. If the IWB rides too high, the pistol will feel like it wants to pop out and topple over the waistband. Most of the triggerguard should be seated below the beltline, and the rear sight should be almost on the waistband. With the right cant, a good initial grip can still be acheived. Avoid any holster that seats the pistol so deep that you can not get a full shootong grip on first contact. I have seen IWBs like this; pure vertical drop with the waistband literally touching the juncture of the triggerguard and frontstrap. Any of the IWBs from the manufacturers here should suit your needs. Hope this helps.
 
 
Old 11-17-2004, 08:30 PM   #4
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Like drawin' flies to honey !!!! I knew you would chime in,
thus providing your contact info Mark!
 
Old 12-17-2004, 06:50 PM   #5
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I would go with the Milt Sparks Versa Max 2.I think it is the most comfortable IWB holster on the market today.The only draw back is the price.Also don't forget to get a good belt as that is just as important as the holster.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 07:40 AM   #6
 
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Originally Posted by Mark Garrity
Drew 78,
Make sure the IWB holster you choose for your Glock 26 seats the pistol deep enough, or has extra leather in front of, behind, or below the gun to help stabalize it. The pistol is short and light, and the weight of loaded mag makes it top heavy. If the IWB rides too high, the pistol will feel like it wants to pop out and topple over the waistband. Most of the triggerguard should be seated below the beltline, and the rear sight should be almost on the waistband. With the right cant, a good initial grip can still be acheived.
Any pics avalable on your holsters so I can see what you are talking about??
 
Old 12-21-2004, 07:41 AM   #7
 
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Hey Guys!

Mark is dead on regarding the top-heavy tendency of the G-26/27. An IWB should sit as low as possible and still allow a "firing grip" to be obtained. A closed muzzle and tail flange will also go a long way in not only stabilizing such a gun, but will also minimize it's tendency to poke your butt with the muzzle.

Comfort is an often overlooked design feature in a concealment holster. However, it is a rather critical consideration - if your holster is uncomfortable, most folks will begin to leave their firearm in their glovebox instead of wearing it. Without wearing it, you no longer have a "gunfight" (and therefore any real possibility of actually defending your life against a lethal threat). What you do have is a homicide, and you'll be the guy with the chalk line around you.

Be very careful in choosing your carry rig - that decision is actually much more important that choosing the firearm itself. The firearm must simply be reliable and user friendly (ie you can actually place a shot with it). Your carry leather (notice I said "carry leather", not "carry plastic" :lol: ) must be concealable and comfortable enough to allow continuous use - perhaps up to 20 or more hours at a stretch. A poorly designed/made holster will result in your not having it (your gun) when you need it, with potentially fatal results.
 
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