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I'm new to the concealed carry thing (I'm still waiting for my cfp to come back actually) and I have no idea what to look for in a Holster. Originally I was thinking a shoulder harness (watched to many cop shows I suppose) but I've gotten the impressions that they are pretty useless unless your driving around a lot. So I think I have settled on an IWB holster but I have no idea what is even a good brand. What Features should I be looking for? Do any of you have experience carrying an xd40 service model? If so what holster do you use?

Any sort of advice at all is good. I don't want to spend a few hundred dollars until I find one I like OK.
 

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Whatever you do you MUST buy one that is specifically designed for the gun and model. Do NOT buy a "one-size-fits-many" or you will regret it. I am speaking from personal experience.
 

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http://www.desantisholster.com/index.html

In the search field enter "XD" and it will come up with a list of the various flavors. Click on your weapon and it will come up with another listing and pictures of various holsters made to accommodate that model.

Personally, I use the "ProStealth" for my XD and have also used the "Insider" for my P89. I feel DeSantis is WAY better priced than most manufacturers.
 

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I have the Crossbreed Supertuck and it is amazing. I tried quite a few other types and models of IWB holsters and the Supertuck is by far my favorite. It's quite comfortable, very concealable, works with a tucked in shirt, has leather backing and kydex holster, and retains very well.
 

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I recommend taking a look at this: http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/ -- specifically, the SUPERTUCK IWB model. It's a nice holster that is comfortable, well-made, and has lots of adjustability. Which, BTW, are some of the key features I think you want to look for.

COMFORT will keep you wanting to carry it, QUALITY will give you your money's worth over the long-run, and ADJUSTABILITY is key to making sure you get a holster that you can "tweak" until you find a combination that works with your build and clothing. This holster has three screw holes on each side of the holster which allow you to move each side's clip up/down. This allows the firearm to not only sit deeper/higher in your pants but also allows for you to adjust the "cant" of the firearm (forward/reverse TILT). This allows you to position the firearm in a multitude of different ways to best conceal the grip while giving you positioning that allows for the most comfort.

Course, there are tons of other great holsters -- I use this one primarily and find it works great (though it did take a lot of experimentation and feedback to find the right combination that worked for me)
 

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I don’t have an XD; however, I do carry a .40 Glock (23). I really like my Tucker Gun Leather holster the “Answer”. It is a fairly comfortable IWB holster and allows me to tuck in my shirt. Here is the website:
http://rlcompanyusa.stores.yahoo.net/anforpi.html

The drawback is the 4-5 month lead time. The following are some other good holsters companies that you my want to look at:
http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/
http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/index.html

I like Velcro tabs to keep my holster attached to the belt. I bought my belt from “The Belt Man”. He will sew Velcro to inside of any belt you purchase from him (for $10).
http://www.thebeltman.net/
 

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bane said:
I recommend taking a look at this: http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/ -- specifically, the SUPERTUCK IWB model. It's a nice holster that is comfortable, well-made, and has lots of adjustability. Which, BTW, are some of the key features I think you want to look for.

COMFORT will keep you wanting to carry it, QUALITY will give you your money's worth over the long-run, and ADJUSTABILITY is key to making sure you get a holster that you can "tweak" until you find a combination that works with your build and clothing. This holster has three screw holes on each side of the holster which allow you to move each side's clip up/down. This allows the firearm to not only sit deeper/higher in your pants but also allows for you to adjust the "cant" of the firearm (forward/reverse TILT). This allows you to position the firearm in a multitude of different ways to best conceal the grip while giving you positioning that allows for the most comfort.

Course, there are tons of other great holsters -- I use this one primarily and find it works great (though it did take a lot of experimentation and feedback to find the right combination that worked for me)
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Right now I have a Galco Sto-N-Go (IWB) for my XD 45. Not the best holster by any means, but it works, especially for $20. I have a Dakota Defender on order from K&D Holsters. I have yet to receive it, as it takes four months. Everyone that has one seems to love it. I will post my own review hopefully in the next couple of weeks.

http://kdholsters.com
 

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I also have the Crossbreed Supertuck and I love it. I like many others have bought a lot of holsters looking for that right one and as soon as I put the supertuck on, my search was over. It is the most comfortable holster I have ever used. I carry an XD40SC.

The price is very competative also for the Crossbreed.

I bought a C.T.A.C. and didn't like it much at all. Maybe I have the wrong body shape for the CTAC to be comfortable.

Happy searching.
 

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bane said:
I recommend taking a look at this: http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/ -- specifically, the SUPERTUCK IWB model. It's a nice holster that is comfortable, well-made, and has lots of adjustability. Which, BTW, are some of the key features I think you want to look for.

COMFORT will keep you wanting to carry it, QUALITY will give you your money's worth over the long-run, and ADJUSTABILITY is key to making sure you get a holster that you can "tweak" until you find a combination that works with your build and clothing. This holster has three screw holes on each side of the holster which allow you to move each side's clip up/down. This allows the firearm to not only sit deeper/higher in your pants but also allows for you to adjust the "cant" of the firearm (forward/reverse TILT). This allows you to position the firearm in a multitude of different ways to best conceal the grip while giving you positioning that allows for the most comfort.

Course, there are tons of other great holsters -- I use this one primarily and find it works great (though it did take a lot of experimentation and feedback to find the right combination that worked for me)
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:agree: :agree: :agree: x1000! I was in your shoes just a few months ago - also very new to conceal carry. I carry a XD40 SC all day, every day. It's amazingly comfortable. Just to give you an idea, I've fallen asleep on a few occasions with it still on. It wasn't until my wife came to lay down by me to feel a jab on her side before I took it off. It took me a few days to figure out which configuration worked best for me but once I found it, it was heaven. I'm in the finance industry and I'm always wearing dress shirts and slacks which the Supertuck allows me to wear even at work. So far no one has noticed and I think that's the idea. ;)

The reason why it works is because you have two clips that hold up your holster. This allows for the weight of the gun and holster to be distributed more around your waistband vs. just one section of your pants. Also, because the clips are to the sides of the gun, it allows for deeper concealment; you now no longer have both the gun and the clip protruding out. I would be considered a small-framed individual so every little bit that sticks out would be noticable and this holster has still allowed me to hide my firearm quite well. All I can say is you can't go wrong with Crossbreed especially for the price. Hope this helps! :)
 
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