I've found that carrying in an IWB holster just in front of my hip ("appendix carry") is much more comfortable than carrying right on my hip. I'm in a county that doesn't issue CCW permits, but I still carry when I'm at home (I work from a home office) and can manage to be comfortable all day that way even with a fairly large weapon.
Tammy (in Santa Barbara County)
"Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace." ~ Amelia Earhart
"Experience is what allows you to recognize a mistake the second time you make it." ~ Unknown