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There is one other brand that you might consider... Crossbreed Holsters.  I have one for my S&W snubby and I had one for a Sig when I owned one, it is the most comfortable IWB holster i've owned.  They have a few different styles and they come with a lifetime warranty, also the customer service is top notch.

http://www.crossbreedholsters.com

*I contacated crossbreed and at the moment, they do not make a holster for the P3AT*
 

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There is one other alternative I did not see mentioned. KT makes a belt clip for the P3AT. I tried it and it worked well. I think they had a price increase so its somewhere around $11.00. They come in Blue or Stainless.
 

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eduk8tor said:
Hey zell, for years I used an Uncle Mike's IWB and really liked it:

http://www.uncle-mikes.com/products/inside_the_pant_holsters.html

They are fairly inexpensive and I never had any problems with it and at times I still use it, but now my main holster system is the Smartcarry that gives me total concealment and I can also carry a spare mag:

http://www.smartcarry.com/index.htm.

Both of these work well for your P-3AT, but get the holster that feels and works the best for you.

-Bruce
Which size Uncle Mike's do you have for the P3-AT? I have the size 36 and it's a bit large.
 

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Zell,
   There is one other alternative I did not see mentioned. KT makes a belt clip for the P3AT. I tried it and it worked well. I think they had a price increase so its somewhere around $11.00. They come in Blue or Stainless.    
Just be aware that many folks feel that the belt clip is not a replacement for a holster, that it still needs a pocket holster around it.  Using the belt clip alone does not, in many's opinions, protect the trigger sufficiently.

I have a beautful mini-defender from K&D and I think it the best holster out there for IWB.  But I rarely use it as the P3AT is small enough that you have some much easier to conceal, easier access choices.  Here is a comparison of the "quality" of the design of the K&D v. a High Noon (there is no comparison in the quality of the leather or workmanship - the K&D kicks butt!)  As close as I can, the same pressure is being applied to both retaining tabs.  I have personally noticed that this makes a HUGE difference when drawing:


-Scott
 

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Thanks for mentioning the quality issue between K & D vs the High Noon. Time to look a bit closer and possibly re think what I will order. You also brought up another good point about the trigger protection with a belt clip or rather lack of it. Thanks
 

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For IWB my leather Don Hume works well, but I was considering getting a kydex hoster instead. The kydex is much thinner, easier to conceal, and does not let moisture in or irritate skin when you sweat.

For illustration, I carry a compact 1911 most days in a FIST kydex IWB at 3 oclock and its invisible.

Today I actually put the 1911 in its kydex holster next to my P3AT in its leather holster, and they where exactly the same thickness!

So has anyone used a kydex IWB for the P3 and if so what kind?
 

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I always recommend the work done by Jose at www.jmgholsters.com. The IWB-5 series is very simple, very thin and well made. It is also very reasonably priced ($17), especially for a hand-made to order genuine leather holster. He has other styles as well , but the IWB-5 is so thin that it is easily stowed away. I have one for all of my handguns. If you are new to concealed carry (CC), I would especially recommend them. When new to CC, anything IWB feels so unnatural, so any decrease in the thickness associated with your holster and weapon is a welcome bonus, IMHO.

For a few dollars more, ask Jose to make you a spare magazine pouch leaving off the belt clip. This way you can stow your metal magazine in the same pocket as coins or keys and not worry about any clinking or scratching. Fantastic!

Aside from that, the Uncle Mike's size 10 is a good, tight fit, is cheap ($15 or less) and is probably available at your local gun store.
 

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I have a holster made by GunMate (one web page I found says they are made by the same company that makes the Uncle Mike's). It cost about $10 at the local shop and has a metal clip that is very tight and hard to get into position - which is good, because it stays where you put it. It is a size 00, but I found that some 00 will fit and some won't, so you'll have to test fit before you buy. As for the Uncle Mike's, I have one for my P-11, but I don't like the (seems to me) flimsy plastic clip. Doesn't stay in place like the metal clip. It also puts the grip too high for me, I prefer something that rides much lower. I also tried a wallet holster and pocket holster for the P3AT, but neither works for me as well as the IWB. Just my $0.02.
 
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