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Bigger in the belly!

Post Number:#1  Postby emtshunt » Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:05 am

Are there any heavy folks, that are willing to share their successes for concealed carry? I no longer have the physique of a 20 year old, and my "Dun-lap" makes it difficult to carry comfortably. Please, I know, weight loss is gonna show up, but this is not what I'm hoping to get ideas on.

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Re: Bigger in the belly!

Post Number:#2  Postby ksks » Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:51 am

Hey brother!!!

I have to pocket carry a PM9 at the office. So, that works out OK.

IWB or OWB is more difficult if you just use a belt. If you have the option of wearing suspenders…that will be your best bet. I often wear them with an untucked shirt, pull-over.

If you want just a belt, it will mean cinching the belt up tight. If you wear the belt below the roll, you can cinch tight. If you wear on the roll, you will be continually adjusting, as I do.

I’ve found the best option is an OWB, on the belt, with suspenders. No one every notices the bulge of the gun. It wont be pulled into the waist. It will be hanging off the side in the most comfortable position.

If you have to do an IWB with the shirt tucked, its just a matter of readjusting and hiking it up on occasion.

Definitely get an actual “gun belt.” Others will not be stiff enough and will leave the gun floppy.
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Re: Bigger in the belly!

Post Number:#3  Postby emtshunt » Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:55 am

Thanks pal
I hope this turns out so that the (30 Pack Gang) can find some great suggestions.

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Re: Bigger in the belly!

Post Number:#4  Postby Cheap Shot » Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:51 pm

I've found that if I carry IWB about 4:00. and cinch my belt up, it pulls the pistol and holster into my "love handle" and doesn't print.

I thought about losing weight but hate to give up a tactical advantage.
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Re: Bigger in the belly!

Post Number:#5  Postby Marc-Wi » Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:03 am

I carry a lot of ballast for these windy days. I carry OWB at 3- 3:30. Never tuck my shirts, no room anyway. Key... get a damn good GUN belt, choose a holster that will tuck the grip in a little. Sometimes i use suspenders, good ones. I forget the name ?berry's? but they hook under the belt, no grippers. Just go about your business, nobody's paying attention anyway.
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Re: Bigger in the belly!

Post Number:#6  Postby emtshunt » Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:01 am

So far, the key has been a "Good" belt. I didn't think about the belt I've been using. I realize now that it is flimsy and lets my holster sag. I am constantly hiking my pants up.
Just going about my business is getting easier too, as I am still very conscientious about carrying.

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Re: Bigger in the belly!

Post Number:#7  Postby Tomahawk » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:07 am

emtshunt wrote:So far, the key has been a "Good" belt. I didn't think about the belt I've been using. I realize now that it is flimsy and lets my holster sag. I am constantly hiking my pants up.
Just going about my business is getting easier too, as I am still very conscientious about carrying.

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I'll just chime in and agree with the belt comments. A good, stiff, sturdy gun belt will make a world of difference. Leather, nylon, kydex, whatever, as long as the belt won't "squish" when you squeeze it top-to-bottom, and it will preferably support its own weight, i.e. when you hold part of it, it stays horizontal and doesn't sag. Like this:

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Re: Bigger in the belly!

Post Number:#8  Postby SidecarMike » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:11 pm

It would be nice to find a belt like that. I've purchased two that are advertised as "two layers of premium bridle leather", and "designed for the shooter". Both sagged within a year.
I have taken to wearing suspenders, but even there you need to buy quality. The Perry's, mentioned above, are good quality and comfortable, but they have really poor adjusters. In the course of the day the adjuster slides down so you are constantly pulling them up. The Grizzly sidewinders are good, but the metal clip is hard on the pants fabric and they clip on at 3 and 9 so get in the way of your holster.

I've gone to Noconas leather ones. They have buckles that clip into your belt loops or leather loops to lace your belt through. Great quality and only a few dollars higher than the elastic ones. With these, I can even wear a canvas belt.
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Re: Bigger in the belly!

Post Number:#9  Postby Marc-Wi » Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:18 am

Some belts have a layer of stiff plastic sandwiched between the leather layers. Some of the nylon instructor style belts do too.
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Re: Bigger in the belly!

Post Number:#10  Postby guncheese » Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:58 pm

be prepared to pay $60-100 for a belt that wont let you down
its all about the belt
i dont conceal
but lately ive been carrying a Vaquero Birdshead in a cross draw
that works great
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Re: Bigger in the belly!

Post Number:#11  Postby TWW » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:40 am

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I noticed this on the Tactical Wire e-mail I get once in a while: http://www.thetacticalwire.com/story/362100
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Re: Bigger in the belly!

Post Number:#12  Postby Tomahawk » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:38 am

This is one of the ones I have:

http://www.originalsoegear.com/collecti ... e-36-to-44

(The have more sizes and styles, too)
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Re: Bigger in the belly!

Post Number:#13  Postby ksks » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:22 pm

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Re: Bigger in the belly!

Post Number:#14  Postby VetPsychWars » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:43 am

I prefer the Wilderness Tactical "Original Instructor Belt" with 7 lines of stitching. It works with both my IWB Galco V-Hawk and my OWB Wilson Lo-profile.

The Velcro allows you to cinch up tight and adjust as necessary.

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Re: Bigger in the belly!

Post Number:#15  Postby emtshunt » Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:07 am

Along with a better belt, is there an OWB holster that folks would speak on? I'm looking at the "DeSantis E Gat or their L Gat"
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