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Finding your Concealment Sweet Spot

There are three key components to concealment that all work together to produce the desired result: getting enough grip tuck, grip rotation and finding your sweet spot. In this post we will go over a few different body types and discover their concealment sweet spot. 

“This model has a rounded peak on his lower torso with straight valleys on either side.”

This model has a rounded peak on his lower torso with straight valleys on either side.
Here you can see that a gun carried at 12 o clock is pushed outward dramatically. This caused the model significant discomfort as the muzzle dug into his groin, and the slide side protrudes and prints badly.
We moved the gun off to the model’s strong side at about 1:30, replaced the small EMOD wing insert to the large insert in order to increase grip rotation, and added a wedge to the slide side of the holster to improve slide tuck and grip rotation.
The model was much more comfortable with the wedge installed because the muzzle no longer put pressure on his groin, and his concealment is now excellent.

“This model has a gently rounded torso that peaks at 12 o’clock, with proportionally long valleys on the side of her abdomen.”

This model has a gently rounded torso that peaks at 12 o clock, with proportionally long valleys on the side of her abdomen.
With the gun placed at 12 o clock, the gun tips outward and she experiences grip and optic printing.
We moved the gun off her peak and to the valley on the side of her torso, and increased the ride height.
We also switched the holster to a P365XL model to prevent the slide from tipping outward.

“This model has a generally flat center torso with short angles off his centerline to his hip bones.”

This model has a generally flat center torso with short angles off his centerline to his hip bones.
The gun placed on his centerline tips out slightly, and the grip prints.
We moved the gun off of the center, installed the large EMOD wing insert, and installed a slide side wedge to greatly reduce printing.

“This model has a generally flat center torso that more gently curves around her hip bones.”

This model has a generally flat center torso that more gently curves around her hip bones.
We placed the gun in the center of her stomach as this was her ideal location. If the gun had been placed on the side, the optic and magazine would have protruded and printed. A wedge was not necessary with her build, and would have increased her below the belt printing.
To dial in her comfort and concealment we lowered the ride height of her enigma to be inline with the approximately 9 inch rise jeans.

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