The Uncle Mike's sidekick #16? It's too thick for IWB carry; it's like hiking with a rock in your shoe. OWB is the only real carry option for the C9, unfortunately. I have a carry vest on the way, which should help in warmer weather to conceal it, but I haven't seen any real good IWB options other than ClipDraw or a Fobus in the small of back position.Does anyone use the inside the pants holster for there C9?
That's what I was wondering. Part of the reason that I went with the Fobus magazine pouches and holster over the Uncle Mike's, etc. was that I didn't want to reach across my body to retrieve the other magazine, or use the gun hand with the gun still in it to fumble with the fresh magazine since this could cause an accident at the range, and your death in a self-defense situation. If you don't carry CCW like I do, then it's probably not a big deal for you plinking out in the country or whatever else you do, just be mindful of the gun and where it's pointing. If you carry at the hip for self-defense, I'd go with another system. Just another piece of advice: don't put empty magazines back into the same pouch/pocket/holder you got them out of. If you ever get into a firefight with your gun, you'll do what you practice, and cycle an empty magazine back into the gun and get yourself killed holding your empty weapon. Whatever system you choose, choose carefully.Do you pull your mag from the same hand you draw the gun from?Thanks for the replies. I looked at the Fobus and it seems like a very nice holster, but I prefer a holster that has an extra mag pouch made on to it, as I don't CC the C9 and it's always carried OWB.
The Pro-Tech looks almost exactly like the Uncle Mikes I have, only it's $10 cheaper.
I'll probably pick up a Pro-Tech leg holster for a small .32 once my CCW Permit comes in. My county takes forever to get them to you.
Just don't forget to wear your pants about a size larger than normal to compensate for the IWB carry...I have the UM ambidex holster size 16. I have worn it IWB and it feels fine for me and I'm a fat guy. Best thing to do is try it out for yourself and see iff it will work fopr you or not each person is different and they may or may not like it. Go to your gunshop and if they have it [most do] try it out before you buy [if they will let you]