Since getting my Fist IWB holster, I have been trying it on and practicing drawing, etc. Just trying to get comfortable with it.
I'm having a hard time, honestly.
First, the holster is very tight to the gun. I'm in the process of breaking it in, so that should get better. But it is leading to all sorts of draw issues for me, some of which I need help with.
I've got the holster & gun strong-side IWB, attached to my belt. I've been trying on-hip, and at 4 & 5 o'clock. When I go to draw, I pull my freaking pants up and give myself a wedgie
. Well, not really, but my pants do ride up, and the gun doesn't draw nicely from the rig. It sticks in there, and I wind up awkwardly getting to to release by pulling really hard.
It seems the tighter I pull my belt (to try to counteract the pants-pull), the holster now squeezes the gun tighter and it doesn't draw any easier.
I feel like the holster & pants should be secure, and the gun should just slip right out without all the freaking drama.
Do I just have to get this leather better broken in first?
Another question - might sound stupid, but hey, I'm new at this:
When carrying IWB, should the holster ride between the pants and underwear, or inside the underwear also, with the leather resting on the body? :lol: I *thought* the first way was correct, but now I wonder if the holster would be more secure if the leather was directly touching skin, adding friction to the holster so it doesn't slide up (and yank my pants with it) when I draw.
Any advice on this would be much appreciated. I'm sloppy as hell with this thing right now, and won't feel secure carrying once I get my permit unless I can get the draw to be MUCH smoother & easier.