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Just got my 40C and can't say enough good about the gun after 200 rounds. It's gonna be my CCW in FL, and I'm looking for a IWB that conceals well on a skinny guy and works well in the hot weather. Preferably something that doesnt rely solely on a sturdy belt and doesnt need to be tuckable sonce I only tuck in shirts for weddings and funerals
If you've got picks of the holster too that would be great. Thanks in advance.
 

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I would recommend a CTAC. Since it is such a good concealment holster I assume that it would work fine with someone who is skinny. It is kydex so it will work well in hot weather and won't soak up your sweat. It is tuckable, but "doesn't need to be tuckable." Generally a good quality belt is considered a necessity with any holster.
 

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+1 on the CTAC.
 

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you will need a good belt to carry!the more you carry you will find this out. go with a 1 1/2" belt as the 1 3/4 barely goes through the loops on pants/shorts. as for IWB holsters most will say the CTAC! unless you go custom then it's K&D holsters.
 

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This is also a good option. It is the Cochise Defender from K&D Holsters(http://kdholsters.com). They make some great gear and are awesome to deal with. Kevin is an artist who uses leather. He will make you just about anything that you want.



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I highly recommend the Don Hume H715-M 36-4 (made for the Glock 19).



It was a very tight fit right out of the bag, especially in the trigger guard area, but this was an easy fix; moisten the inside of the holster, put the gun in the bag the holster came in and shove it in the holster. After sitting in the sun for about an hour, and left in the holster over night, the fit could not be better. I'll bet it now fits the M&P compact better than the Glock it was designed for. I could not be happier.
 

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I second the Don Hume! I ordered the CTAC and found the Kydex uncomfortable. Don Hume has a Kydex holster wrapped in leather. Very comfortable very concealable. It's gonna take you about 6 weeks to get one but well worth the wait.
 

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Here is the Don Hume I mentioned earlier. I like this unit because of its minimalist design. I am not a big fan of clip style ITW holsters, but this one is better than most I've tried. I would prefer a closed (sewn) leather loop, but that's just me.



All in all this is a very nice holster for $28 bucks. Comfortable, secure, hides real well, well made and inexpensive. Best part for me is there was no waiting involved since I stumbled across it at the local gun shop while stocking up on ammo. The gun shop guy said "No way, its for a Glock", but I bought it anyways. Glad I did, it fits perfectly.









 

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there is another thread of us skinny guys talking about suspenders too. Something to look in to, as well. My full size .40 isn't too bad, but could be a tad more comfy. I'd suggest a two clip iwb holster to keep it still, since we dont have body fat to wedge it against 8) (sorry fat guys).



Cochise Defender looks really sweet!!
 

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I second the Don Hume! I ordered the CTAC and found the Kydex uncomfortable. Don Hume has a Kydex holster wrapped in leather. Very comfortable very concealable. It's gonna take you about 6 weeks to get one but well worth the wait.


That is exactly why I haven't ordered a Ctac yet and have kept looking myself. I was afraid the Kydex would bother me and I just wouldn't use it. Thanks for the Don Hume Kydex wrapped in leather tip, I'll check that out.
 

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Skinny Guy with the same problem

I'm 6'2" with a 32" waist and have had problems with several CCW Holsters... finding a holster is like finding that perfect woman.



I carry my M&Pc9 in a comp-tac c-tac and am very happy with it. I have to remember to wear bigger jeans to hide it well but it's pretty easy. I bought the C-clips to go with it and it's nearly invisible.



The clip-on (ie Don Hume, etc) holsters will work fine if you have enough extra flesh to hold the weapon firmly against. I found that everything I tried would roll forward or backward such that I had to dig for the grip (not safe or fast). The C-Tac is great in that way. VERY stable.



That all said, I still found that I can more easily conceal a PM9 in a clip-on holster under khakis and a polo.



Good luck in your search for that holster.



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The Don Hume holster looks well made. I have a problem though with this type of holster, for a this size of gun. My experience has been that a holster with only one contact (connection point) tends to rock back and forth quite a bit. It was not very stable for me. I did not have this Don Hume holster, but something similar. Maybe this is not the case with others, but it was with me.



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I just picked up a CompTac Infidel, and it's one of the best IWB I have ever bought. I have the CTAC too, but so far, the Infidel works better for me. People say that the CTAC distributes the weigh better, but I think the Infidel works just fine for me. Check it out...you can't have "too many" holsters. :wink:
 

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Take a peek at the Crossbreed Supertuck. It's a hybrid Leather/Kydex... probably one of the most comfortable out there.
 

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I've got a Galco Summer Comfort for my Sig P220. If you're ok with using leather and snap loops instead of C-hooks, J-hooks, or sewn loops, it's a great holster. I can conceal it VERY easily with just a dark-colored or patterned T-shirt or button-down casual shirt. And it's possible that I'm skinnier than you are.



Worn around the 4 to 5 O'clock position it's extremely comfortable and hardly prints, and after some minor break-in time with it (working the leather with your hands and drawing/holstering to shape it to your pistol) it is smooth as butter on the draw. It's not tuckable, btw.
 

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Thanks for all the info. I got my CTAC last week and love it. I did the mod found here:



http://californiaccw.org/posts/list/793.page



I have a desantis tuckthis holster as it's not even fair to compare the two. With just a T-shirt, I conseal it fine (short of touching my toes). Anyway - thanks for the great advice guys. Knowing people like this story below are out there, I only pray I'll never have to draw.



http://www.tbo.com/news/metro/MGBPUFQPE5F.html
 

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Jeez, all this talk of CTACs might force me to order one!



Does it make you sweat a lot if it's up against bare skin? (*TMI alert*) I go commando and I'd imagine that kydex on my hip would get sweaty, fast.
 
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