Once a person decides to ccw, they start a costly trek. Before you know it, you’ve got several holsters for different ocassions and wear. Then there’s buying your wardrobe with ccw in mind.
But the biggie is weapon choice. You start looking for the perfect ccw piece and often you’ll go thru several before you settle on one or two.
I started out looking for a 600 Nitro pocket pistol with 30 round capacity, pefect aim and no kick. Needless to say, I had to compromise. My .38 Airweight snubbie is a joy to carry, but only holds 5 rounds. My Kahr PM9 is lighter, smaller and holds 6+1 capacity.
Then there’s winter and summer carry. I have 14 handguns, but I’ve settled on a Glock G26 subcompact that holds 10+1 9mm. It’s a little bigger than my Kahr or Airweight, but I’ll compromise for the additional rounds. In the winter I carry my Colt Series 80.
I’m still looking for something I can carry when in my speedo at the beach.
I would agree. It ends up an expensive proposition. But that’s just how it is. No one gun is the right one for every day and every situation. No one holster is right for every clothing option. I have had a CC permit for over thirty years. But five or so years ago I made a decision to actually carry every day. All the time, wherever it was legal to carry. I’ve been through dozens on holsters and several different guns.
Now I’m down to two different guns, and four different holsters. Gun one is a Sig P220 .45 carried in a Jackass shoulder rig, for those times when I can... When I can wear a jacket or heavy shirt over it. Gun two is a Kimber RCP .45 in either a pocket, a small-of-the-back IWB holster, or a leather satchel on a shoulder strap.
I have the same Glock 9mm. What holster do you prefer? I’m still working that issue out for myself.