What I’m Carrying Now: A SIG P320 Subcompact in a Crossbreed Holster

SIG SAUER P320 Subcompact

Courtesy Thomas D.

Thomas D. writes . . .

My daily carry now is a SIG P320 Subcompact carried in a Crossbreed holster with 12+1 rounds of SIG 147 grain JHP V-Crown ammunition. The flat trigger is fantastic, as well as the sights.

The holster is very comfortable and I would highly recommend it. The knife is just one of a bunch of random cheap knives that I cycle through. And a little notebook for, well, notes.

My home defense gun is also A P320, and it’s nice to have all the mags fit both guns and the same exact grip angle and such. The modularity is also a huge plus.

SIG SAUER P320 Subcompact

Courtesy Thomas D.

I also like the ability to have any round count between 12 and 17 depending on ease of carry for my daily tasks. Work…12-round magazine. Church…15 rounds or 17.

SIG SAUER P320 Subcompact

Courtesy Thomas D.

I also can carry the 21-round spare mag to church or large gatherings, usually not anywhere else. The x-grip adapters work pretty well. I’ve invested a bit in this platform and I think I’ll keep it for quite a while.

 

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  1. avatar jwm says:

    Back when ttag did the friday caption contest I won a couple of holsters that look like that. I’ll have to dig them out and see if that is the brand.

    1. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

      I am about to pull the trigger on that style. So many options. If StealthGearUSA had one specifically for my m2.0 3.6, I’d probably go with that one, but they only offer a 4″ version and I don’t want the access length. Any suggestions? I don’t really like Aliengear because their holsters are really bulky, but this version of holster doesn’t look too bad. Just not fond of the clips and their attachments. Looks like they would wear or break easily.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        I can’t give you a review. They’re still new in the package. Never used either one. Because I live in CA and cannot get a permit when I carry I have to be real discreet. So its pocket carry with a j frame.

        1. avatar Ironicatbest says:

          God bless you. Just don’t get caught three times, you might become a felon and then you couldn’t have a gun at all

      2. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

        cross breed carries lower than my full leather stuff. the riveting is secure and permanent. retention is adjustable via heat gun/ hair dryer. the freedom carry (one rear clip that pulls the grip in tight) has a cant range. horsehide is an option.
        familiarize yosef wit the various models and visit crossbreedseconds for some serviceable deals.

        1. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

          I watched a couple reviews and the one thing leading me to AlienGear is the adjustable retention. Meaning that when it’s nice and worn in, you can swap the retention washers for smaller ones. I saw a couple videos on the Crossbreed where after a years wear and tear the gun was way too loose, and no way to adjust it without retreating the kydex. I think AlienGear got this holster right, so I’ll try it. And I never thought I would ever say that, because when I first started carrying I got their interchangeable one and it was bulky and trashy. Felt like lego’s. This is a one style holster. The only thing that worries me is the aggressive grip on my m2.0. Not for my skin because I wear an undershirt, but for snagging and printing. One reason why I have been reluctant to try these styles before. I can’t see my butt unless I really try and break my neck.

      3. avatar Serpent_Vision says:

        Clips, screws, and anchors on my MiniTuck (for P365) are all metal; they don’t appear especially susceptible to wear or breakage.

    2. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      This is OT, I know, but I just saw this posted on the news (8:15pm Pacific Time)!

      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-hospitalized-with-infection-court-announces

      RBG is in the hospital again and allegedly unavailable for carrying out her SCOTUS duties. Geoff, you seeing this, bro?

      1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

        Nope, nope, guess not. She’s planning on teleconferencing from the hospital, after all (sigh). And she states that she plans to remain as Justice for another three years.

        1. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

          “And she states that she plans to remain as Justice for another three years.”

          Look – She’s in the number one place to get infected with something lethal – a hospital.

          Since incubation is 1 to 3 weeks, we wait…

  2. avatar tdiinva says:

    No Gucci gun. No Gucci blade. This is a rig that normal people carry and not all to frequent Instagram loadout. I would quibble with the choice of ammo. V-Crown fails most of the denim tests I have seen.

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      Yup, V-crown fails the denim test. When was the last time you saw a would be assailant wearing 4 layers of denim? V-crown does well in the other testing and 365 V-crown works very well in my Sig 365.

      I use Critical Defense in my full size 9’s, but I like that Sig made an ammunition specifically for my shorter barrel pistol.

      1. avatar tdiinva says:

        It represents heavy clothing. I live in the Great White North so sometimes from late October through early April. Why use ammo that fails standard tests when there are an alternatives that don’t?

        1. avatar CentralVirginian says:

          While the sig ammo doesn’t quite compare to hst, it still performs fairly well and is $13 instead of $22. If it’s available and hst is not or I only have a $20 in my wallet, its a decent alternative.

        2. avatar tdiinva says:

          Yeah, but if it is the time of the year when it will behave like FMJ you can get FMJ for less.

        3. avatar Me says:

          How does it preform with a contact shot to the skull? If we have the option we would just carry our favorite rifle. As it is handguns will have to suffice.

        4. avatar Ironicatbest says:

          I used to be all wrapped up in bullet performance and a person needs to be when shooting a small caliber weapon. Will it expand sufficiently, will it penatrate, will the gun need to be tuned to feed this hollow point?. .45 hardball is what I use, it’s already expanded, it penatrate, and it feeds from a sand paper ramp

        5. avatar Hannibal says:

          Must not be a well put together firearm if you can’t fire HP in it without worrying about feed issues.

          Using FMJ is a poor choice for many reasons, not the least of which being that it endangers anyone that might be behind your target if you have to use your gun defensively. Or would you refrain from shooting a bad guy unless he was helpfully standing in front of a nice safe hill?

    2. avatar Mergi says:

      “Fails” the denim test?

      So, what, like denim can stop the bullet?

      1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

        Denim can fill the hollow tip, causing it to not expand. So it acts like a FMJ when the hollow point is filled with cloth.

        I also live in the North and the thugs usually run around in hoodies and thin pullovers, not likely to run into 4 layers of denim unless you happen across a moonshiner wearing osh-gosh overalls and a denim jacket.

    3. avatar MrMax says:

      The V-Crown still penetrate just fine – they just don’t mushroom out very well if the unlucky recipient just happens to be wearing more than a couple of layers of denim. But, part of my self-defense repertoire are the Seismic 185 grain 9mm +M. Those puppies hit hard and mushroom out magnificently.

  3. avatar daveinwyo says:

    Try the J clips for the crossbreed.
    Seem to hold holster down better when drawing gun.
    Also less of a “look at me” profile.
    Are more of a hassle to take off holster.
    Trade offs.

    1. avatar DCJ says:

      The Trumpster is sure trying to lose the election. I wouldn’t be ordering any celebration materials just yet. He’s lucky the Dems are so inept. We will see…

      1. avatar tdiinva says:

        Sorry to say I agree but for different reasons. “The people” want to go back to stats quo ante C19 and back to status quo we will go. When things don’t go as expected Trump voters will behave in the fine 21st Century American tradition of blame someone else and that will probably be the party in power.

        One thing I have learned from the past couple of months is that righties are just lefties with different opinions.

  4. avatar Mack The Knife says:

    The “We The People” holster is a great inexpensive holster out of Las Vegas and the shipping is always free. Only holster I’ve found made for my XDe. And others.

    1. avatar SuspiciousFisherman says:

      They only offer one style, and it looks painful. That straight edge does not cut into your groin?

  5. avatar Mack The Knife says:

    Also, a great mag carrier. Order one with your holster and get a good deal.

  6. avatar EricB says:

    I’ve come to really like the Crossbreed AIWB holsters. I need to get more of them.
    Nice choice on the P320. The SC is too small for me but I love the platform.

  7. avatar Geoff "Will the witch meet her bucket of water?" PR says:

    *BREAKING* *BREAKING* –

    “Justice Ginsburg in hospital with infection, court says”

    https://www.theledger.com/news/20200505/justice-ginsburg-in-hospital-with-infection-court-says

    1. avatar jwm says:

      The left must hate the ego driven rbg. She could have retired honorably on barry’s watch and he could have picked a younger and more extremist replacement. But no, she had to ride the ego train. And then she was so sure hillary would lose and up jump the orange haired boogie man.

      Now or after november the #trumpmanbad will pick her replacement.

      1. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

        “And then she was so sure hillary would lose and up jump the orange haired boogie man.”

        Like the rest of them, and the schadenfreude was deliciously *priceless* :

      2. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

        “The left must hate the ego driven rbg.”

        The hate will morph into a seething rage if she croaks in a few months… 🙂

        1. avatar Tim says:

          “if”?

      3. avatar Serpent_Vision says:

        Obama could have picked, but if McConnell refused to have the Senate perform its constitutional duty, that wouldn’t have let her replacement be confirmed.

  8. avatar The Rookie says:

    Off the main subject, but an update on a story TTAG ran a few days back (the woman killed by the alligator attack)

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-killed-alligator-sc-doing-190145305.html

    Hate to say it, but this is looking like a Darwin Award winner. The woman waded into the pond where the alligator was and tried to touch it, despite the couple who owned the house she was at screaming for her to get away from it. They’d seen this gator take a deer a few days previous.

    The woman’s reply? “I don’t look like a deer.”

    1. avatar Ironicatbest says:

      Few humans now on earth have the “spirit power” to touch a wild creature. Joe Hutt and Nita the native American girl may be a couple, but they know better then to mess with an alligator

    2. avatar Miner49er says:

      She should’ve known better, that’s just our Amos Moses lost his hand.

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