how bad is aiwb carrying a 4" revolver really?

i always hear how cumbersome carrying a fullish-size revolver is but that's also coming from boomers who insist on 4 o'clock with a leather belt. aiwb with kydex is known for its ability to comfortably conceal giant berettas and glock 17s and similar so has anyone ever tried it with a larger wheelgun and how did it work for you?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    not bad at all assuming you use rounded grips like VZ grips. modern holster selection dogshit for revolvers tho.

    t. someone who wants to carry their R8 but cant

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Revolvers are more rounded and tend to have less volume above the belt so in my opinion they conceal really well for their size. That being said a 4" barrel is going to be really long in the pants (hehe). Here is a 4" Python and a Glock 34 lined up by the trigger guards. People do AIWB Glock 34s or their holsters but you could run into below-the-belt printing issues with that revolver AIWB unless you're built tall. Maybe consider a 3" gun as a good balance.

      JM Custom Kydex for big revolvers, Dark Star Gear or Harry's Holsters for small revolvers. It looks like Harry's is going to launch a larger revolver line too which looks great. Email JM Custom, they might be able to make your holster even if it's not on the list. I believe the R8 is just a regular N-Frame profile right?

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you're gonna carry a revolver AIWB try a Clipdraw. Crazy comfortable, at least with a 2". I imagine a 4" would be comfortable as well. Something about the contours of revolvers makes them very comfy in the waistband imo, moreso than the slab-sided autoloaders

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >2 shirts + jeans
      >summer carry

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >2 shirts + jeans
        I sweat like a prostitute in church whenever the temp is above 65°; it's genetic I think. Undershirt is a necessity year-round to prevent fully sweating through a good shirt

        Based softboy-core taurus-snubby-wielding clipdraw appreciator

        …thanks?

        Do you have any idea how long a 4 inch barreled revolver is?

        I don't have a frame of reference for anything as long as 4". That's huge

        A good holster will smooth out the pressure points and be even more comfortable with better retention, concealment, and a more consistent draw. Look into Harry's Icon 2.0, they make them for Taurus 856/605.

        >will smooth out the pressure points and be even more comfortable with better retention, concealment, and a more consistent draw
        Thing is, the clipdraw is already super comfortable, super secure, and plenty consistent, while being marginally more concealable than any holster. I like the clipdraw tremendously; your mileage& preference may vary

        It's not that bad, I got carry grips for my 4" python and tried it for a couple days. The weight is not really the issue its the fact that you are carrying so much weight for just six rounds. It's nearly pointless but can be done.

        >for just six rounds. It's nearly pointless but can be done.
        >carrying a gun is pointless
        You're falling for the capacity marketing memes. Resist the brainlessness& remember the deeds of St. Bernie

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you should consider the wrapid loader

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Had one; fell out of my pants when I was changing once. Piece bent& pin wiggled out of place - effectively broke. Speed strips don't break and aren't moronicly expensive. Really more of a gimmick IMO

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Based softboy-core taurus-snubby-wielding clipdraw appreciator

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do you have any idea how long a 4 inch barreled revolver is?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's fine

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      A good holster will smooth out the pressure points and be even more comfortable with better retention, concealment, and a more consistent draw. Look into Harry's Icon 2.0, they make them for Taurus 856/605.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's not that bad, I got carry grips for my 4" python and tried it for a couple days. The weight is not really the issue its the fact that you are carrying so much weight for just six rounds. It's nearly pointless but can be done.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't had any issues EDCing a 4.2" SP101

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I carried a 4" model 10 aiwb for a while, and the most discomfort from it that I had was the hammer spur digging into my beer gut. And one time I was riding my motorcycle, hit a bump, and the barrel fell on my right testicle. Overall, it worked though. My brother managed to edc a 4" Security Six aiwb in basketball shorts, so it can work for some people.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I put my SP101 at 4 oclock IWB

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What barrel length?

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I find shoulder holesters with the muzzle facing down to be the most comfortable with a Ruger Security Six. But it only really works if you wear a jacket 24/7 and takes getting used to, plus the selections of holsters for revolvers is limited especially if you hate kydex and prefer leather or canvas like me

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if youre always standing its not a big deal if youre always sitting its a pain in the ass so it really depends on your situation

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