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Alright guys I appreciate all who answered on ym topic, but now the question is how easy is it to conceal the 4'' XD , I'm not going to be carrying all the time but what do you think?
 

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I have carried mine for 8 months. I'm a very small guy too. I’m also in Florida and don’t wear jackets or anything heavy.
 

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I also live in Texas and have 2 holsters that I use. I have a Galco Concealment belt leather holster and a new CQC Serpa with Paddle. What holster are you using with just a T-Shirt?

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Carry my service 40 daily in a galco fletch holster, I weigh 155 lbs, and am 5'7" and I don't have any problems concealing it unless I wear a tight t-shirt or something. My SC conceals just a little bit better but the difference is hardly noticeable....to me anyway. I don't think you should have any problems with it as a everyday carry pistol.
 

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I carry one no problem. I use a G-Code IWB holster and will usually wear a tucked undershirt, the gun, and then an untucked over shirt. Or Tactical 5.11 vest
 

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Carrying th XD 4' Service Model
There's a 4' XD?!!!! THAT'S FAWKING AWESOME!!!!!

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I'm 5' 11", 190 lbs (mostly gut). I know the Fobus is a bottom of the line holster, but I can carry my 4" in the Fobus wearing a T-shirt and shorts and it conceals great. I am a firm believer that higher quality holsters conceal better, but nobody knows I carrying with the fobus.
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Man, i don't know how you guys do it, but i can't conceal my service model for crap. although, i didn't buy my XD for concealment. I use a Blade-Tech UCH holster with it and i'll tell ya, it just looks like i'm carying a big fricking gun. i normally 'conceal' using a fleace and a Fobus padle holster, since, it's michigan and 85% of the time it's cool and snowing. or it's just cold.

don't get me wrong, i love my xd, i just didn't buy my service for concealment. I bought a Kahr PM9 for concealment. you'd never know it was on me when i wear it every day.

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I have no problem concealing mine, but I routinely conceal a full size 1911 without problems, so a teeny gun like an XD is a cinch.
 

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Man, i don't know how you guys do it, but i can't conceal my service model for crap. although, i didn't buy my XD for concealment. I use a Blade-Tech UCH holster with it and i'll tell ya, it just looks like i'm carying a big fricking gun. i normally 'conceal' using a fleace and a Fobus padle holster, since, it's michigan and 85% of the time it's cool and snowing. or it's just cold.

don't get me wrong, i love my xd, i just didn't buy my service for concealment. I bought a Kahr PM9 for concealment. you'd never know it was on me when i wear it every day.

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Dude I will ussually conceal at least 2 handguns at a time one being a XD 4" with no problem. I can easily conceal 4 good sized handguns with no one ever knowing I have them on. Not even my family can tell when I have any on even though they know I am always carring at least one.
 

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I have no trouble concealing my XD-9 Service. I generally use a DeSantis Speed Scabard or (if I am just going for a quick walk with the dog) an Uncle Mikes Kydex Paddle. Both conceal nicely under my leather jacket during coooler weather. In hotter weather I use a 5.11 vest for concealment. THis summer I am hoping to give a good workout to a Don Hume IWB I bought for the summer months.
 

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kc8ykd said:
Man, i don't know how you guys do it, but i can't conceal my service model for crap. although, i didn't buy my XD for concealment. I use a Blade-Tech UCH holster with it and i'll tell ya, it just looks like i'm carying a big fricking gun. i normally 'conceal' using a fleace and a Fobus padle holster, since, it's michigan and 85% of the time it's cool and snowing. or it's just cold.

don't get me wrong, i love my xd, i just didn't buy my service for concealment. I bought a Kahr PM9 for concealment. you'd never know it was on me when i wear it every day.

-Chris
Do not use a fleece, they tend to be form fitting and will cause printing. Get a looser, bigger jacket made of something heavier that is relitively stiff. Make sure it has enough room that if you close it will not tighten around your waist and print.
 

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Newbe here. Purchased my first handgun in Jan. Springer 1911, last weekend grabed a xd 9 tactical-love it, but will get a 4" in .40 for carry. I'm 6' 3" and 150# yeah a rail and looking for IWB placed to the side of where i carry my wallet but not on the hip. Any suggestions would be helpful.
 

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Carry mine in a Tucker "Answer" and it conceals good. It pulls the butt in tight. I may get a CTac for summer just to have another option.
I can't carry in an OWB for crap though. It prints to easy on me.
 

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Dolanp
I also live in Texas and have 2 holsters that I use. I have a Galco Concealment belt leather holster and a new CQC Serpa with Paddle. What holster are you using with just a T-Shirt?

Thanks
I use a DeSantis The Insider. It is not one of the more expensive holsters out there, but it fits my needs just fine and is very thin.
 

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For inside the waistband carry, I use a Don Hume Model H715M, which works extremely well. For belt carry, I use a Don Hume H726 that I'm very happy with. Both are very well made and a lot of holster for the price.

Don Hume makes several holsters for the XD, in all configurations.

Hope this helps.

Fred
 

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I have been carrying my 4" XD9 daily for almost 2 years now with no problems. It all depends on the holsters that you choose. For IWB daily carry, I us a Braveheart holster from David at www.kytac.com. This holster is amazing, it is by far the most comfortable and concealable hoster that I have found for the XD. If I am wearing cold weather cloths or dress suit coat, then I use a Blackhawk Serpa Carbon fiber holster. This is an awesome holster as well, and eventhough it is an outside holster it is still very concealable even under a light jacket. I also have a Blade-tech UCH with the tuckable shirt option that I use on occassion, It works fairly well, but not near as comfortable as the other options. I have a Pager Pal holster that works, but again not the most comfortable holster. I also have quite a few other holsters that just take up room in the closet, and bring back bad memories of the day that I wasted money on them. I have to agree with what many others have said, that you get what you pay for when it comes to holsters. hope this helps a little.
 
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