OWB concealed carry is completely possible, and easier than you’d think. It does, however, take a bit of planning. You have to have the right gear. It also helps to dress a bit around the gun.
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Good concealment with an OWB holster depends on a balance of factors. While it’s not hard, it does take prudent selection of clothing, a holster, the gun itself, and also understanding how a gun and holster wear on your body. If successful, you may find it even more comfortable than carrying with an IWB.
The holster must ride high and the belt and tight to the body. In order for clothing to cover up a gun carried outside the waistband, your holster can’t protrude too far down from the belt nor stick out too far from your side. That way, minimal clothing is needed to effectively conceal the gun and holster.
You also need to choose the right gun, though your specific shape and size matters in this regard. A taller person will have an easier time concealing a longer pistol. Therefore, you probably will have a harder time concealing a 1911 or a Glock 17 if you’re five and a half feet tall. A relatively skinny person with a relatively low waist line will have a hard time concealing a Sig Sauer P226. Most people will conceal a smaller pistol much more easily.
You also want to make clothing selections that set you up for success. Untucked shirts can cover a lot of gun, especially if you wear a tall size. A light outer layer, like a flannel shirt, can also hide a lot of gun with judicious placement.
A vest works well…but is a terrible cliche. That’s up to you.
OWB concealed carry is completely possible, but takes a bit of dialing in. If you pick an appropriate gun, holster and clothing, you’ll find it’s easier than you’d think.
Alien Gear Holsters knows about comfortable concealed carry, as our holsters – including our OWB holsters – are designed with specific use in mind. We have multiple models suited to OWB concealed carry should that be how you want to carry your pistol.
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