Crossbreed is pretty chunky. Anything else out there that's thinner

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  1. BBQGuru

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    Greetings form the newb to the forum. I have been a lurker for months but just picked up my 3rd XD yesterday needed some help.

    Some background:
    After owning a couple Glocks (23 and 27), a Beretta 96D an MP40 4" a Ruger Super Blackhawk, a Kahr K40 and a Kahr CM9 I decided I wanted a Glock-like pistol with extra passive safety enhancements. So I bought an XD40 service a couple years ago. Loved it so much I bought the 9mm service a few weeks back. Loved it so much I bought the 9mmSC yesterday. Hard to find right now but if you know where to go.....

    I Carry concealed. Have carried a Kahr PM9 for a few months after carrying a Kahr CM9 before that. However as with another Kahr I had in the past I'm just not 100% comfortable with how it shoots - I know I know - go shoot it more and I intend to do that. It's a great gun - just need to adjust the sights a little and practice (maybe). I carry the Kahr in front pocket or Crossbreed Mini-tuck. Love the mini-tuck.

    So today I found a local guy selling his left handed XD9SC super tuck. Go figure - I find a used LEFTY super tuck for the gun I just bought. I thought the planets were aligning. It's in great shape. Paid $40 for it. I tried it on with the new 9SC and it's pretty chunky. When I wear my Kahr I can barely fit it in my regular jeans. It fit's but it isn't extremely comfy. I have a pair of 1 size up jeans that the Kahr fits great in. However even with the 1 size up jeans the 9SC is pretty snug.

    Now to my question. Does anyone out there make a more low profile or thinner IWB holster (than the Crossbreed) for the 9SC or is there a better solution? I've never really considered an OWB holster for CCW. I's a 6' guy in a 6'2 torso so shirts really don't run that long on me.

    Let me know and thanks in advance.
     
  2. showmepro1200

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    3/16" for the leather backing (at most) and 1/16" for the kydex portion - how much thinner do you think you can go and still retain rigidity of the holster :confused:
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking.
     
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    Chunky is not the first thing that comes to mind when I think about my super tucks :)


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    Get bigger pants.
     
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    In all the years I have been on here and heard positive things about Crossbreed. I have NEVER heard them being call chunky.:?:
     
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    any thinner and you may as well go with a fabric holster, it will collapse.
     
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    For inside the waist band you are not going to find anything better. Its not the holster that is chunky, its the gun. If you want more space inside your belt line get a single stack gun.
     
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    Mic holster :p
     
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    ^this, maybe it's not the holster that's chunky ;)
     
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    Wow - didn't mean to sound like I was bashing on Crossbreed. You HAVE to remember I'm comparing this to the Kahr PM9 (SINGLE STACK) that I carry. Kahr single stacks are all I've ever carried. I have nothing else to compare it to. So YES I stand by my comment that the new set up is chunky to me. Will I get used to it? Hope so. I love the XD line so much and I've invested a fair amount of dough in it. I'm fully committed to it.

    Please remember I didn't ask why you don't think Crossbreed is chunky, or why you think I'm a jackass for making such a blasphemous statement. I'm asking - IS THERE ANOTHER OPTION that's thinner? I'm asking because I want help from other's who have the same gun/setup as me aka - the people on this forum.

    Mhen - it's also the owner that's chunky. :)

    If any of you have ever lost a ton of weight - it's extremely counter intuitive to buy "bigger" pants. It's a mental thing. Plus I don't wanna be swimming in my pants..... I'm not a baggy jeans kinda guy.
     
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    While I love the Supertuck, I will say it requires a "break-in" period. They definitely get more comfortable with use.
     
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    The reason it's so "chunky" is that the XD is much thicker than you Kahr. The holster has to be wide enough to accept the gun. Only way to make it thinner is to change the gun to a thinner model and buy a holster for that.
     
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    BBQGuru, i had something written about there not being enough room in the pants due to the owner, but i deleted it to be nice haha
    We weren't attacking you to defend the crossbreed (although many of us do love them) bit we were trying to point out that the holster isn't that big. Its a sliver of leather and a sliver of kydex. Other than that the only space is where the gun goes, and the size of that hole depends on the gun.
    A crossbreed is likely the most comfortable holster you will ever own for that gun. I have 4 holsters for my XD's. They all have their purpose, but the supertuck is my go to due to the fact i don't have to fight it and it won't annoy me all day. I will, and i have, forgotten that its there.

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    Well DUH!! You are going from a pocket gun to a real mans gun;)
     
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    Man o man a rough introduction here fellas.

    I agree my minituck for my Kahr is barely noticeable after the break in period passed. Maybe the supertuck for the 9SC will also be harly noticeable once I get used to it.

    I also will state that I expect that there is some period of becoming used to a larger framed gun IWB. One of the reasons I bought the Kahr over the XD in the first place was size. Now I feel like the tradeoff of size vs comfort with the gun, the XD wins out because of my comfort level with the brand. Otherwise I would have stuck with the Kahr.
     
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    I have a .40 service and a 9mm tactical the same holster fits both I also have a pf9 with holster when changing between the full sized to mico gun I can tell the difference. It's not the holster it's the gun.
     
  18. showmepro1200

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    You're fine BBQGuru - don't take it wrong from us, I dont think anyone is intentionally flaming you. :)

    One person here had it right - its the XD - its a fairly wide gun, compared to the Kahr or any other single stackers out there. I CCW'd a XD9SC for a while till I got the XDS45, and it felt better to put the thinner gun on (both in a Crossbreed holster). Now the other day I put the 9 back on and I found wow it really doesn't feel all that much bigger. Bottom line, the CB has to be broken in a bit and adjusted, but once you find the 'sweet spot' for you, it will feel wonderful carrying.

    Welcome to the site :D
     
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    Have to agree here. Anything thinner and the mouth won't stay open for reholstering. Want to keep wearing skinnyjean emopants? Don't carry an XDSC. ;) That's why I went with a S&W Shield 9mm.

    *shakes his skinnyjean emopants butt*

    :D
     
  20. N.E. Tx.XD

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    Not to worry BBQ- I own 2 CBST's, and they rarely see the light of day outside my designated dresser drawer. :wink:

    In my case the "length" of the holster is my issue with it. The longer it is, the more space inside your pants required. Simple geometry.

    My normal everyday pant waist size is 36". If I want to CBST for the day, then a choice from the 38" side of the rack I must choose.
     

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