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Have any of you used an IWB holster and if so, how long did it take you to get use to it?
I received my Blade Tech IWB today for my FiveseveN and had to try it out. My pants are already tight around the waist (I need to cut back on the soda!) and I'm sure it would be more comfortable with a size larger, but still felt odd.
 

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Yeah, it will feel odd. It's a real sacrifice: less comfort for more concealment. I bought pants that were two inches larger around the waist to better accommodate the holster. Good thing you can get good Levi's at Wal-Mart for under $20. I couldn't even imagine replacing my pants bought at the mall! :shock:

You should try moving the holster around the clock a bit, from 2 to 6 'o' clock and see where it feels the best (assuming you are right handed, otherwise, from 10 to 6 'o' clock). Most people prefer their holster at about 4-5 'o' clock. Anyways, you will get used to it, just make sure that you don't injure yourself (don't want anyone else developing numbness in their legs or dislocating their hips or pelvis).

If you need any more info, please ask.
 

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I have carried IWB ever since I first started carrying several years ago. I carried a Bladetech IWB for about a year and half until recently when I found out about Raven Holsters. I bought one and haven't turned back since.

I still like and wold even recommend the Bladetech. I just like the raven more because it is slimmer and lighter. I both the Bladetech and Raven are for a Glock 19 with a Surefire X200 Light attached. For both holsters I really like the pull tab loops.
 

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I haven't tried the Blade Tech, specifically. For me, I've found that leather holsters (particularly along the lines of the Milt Sparks VM-2 and its clones) over time conform to my body as opposed to a plastic holster that forces my body to conform to it. I've also found that a good, stiff belt designed for carry makes a big difference in how a gun/holster feels, especially over time.

And speaking of time, it does take time to adjust to the weight and presence of that gun at the waist.

One more thing: IWB just doesn't work for some people.
 
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