IWB and pant sizes


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Mossy Bloke
March 27, 2003, 03:42 PM
I'm buying an IWB holster for my Glock 33. I normally wear a size 32 (waist) for pants. What will I need to go to? 33 or 34? What's the standard for all you other IWB carriers?

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Soap
March 27, 2003, 04:12 PM
I would get the 34s. I like to buy 2" larger for IWB carry.

dairycreek
March 27, 2003, 05:34 PM
allow an extra 2" inches in your pant size to accomodate IWB carry. Don't forget to include a very good belt as part of the ensemble too. Good shooting;)

QuarterBoreGunner
March 27, 2003, 06:00 PM
I carry a G30 in a Galco IWB- I wear 33 waist pants and have found that I need to go to at least a 35 for long time comfort.

And Mossy Bloke isn't kidding; get a good sturdy belt. Galco and others make reinforced gun belts that look like street clothes belts.

M1911
March 27, 2003, 06:15 PM
I need two inches more in my waistband. And that's before you consider an IWB. Dunlop disease, sigh.

Jason Demond
March 27, 2003, 06:48 PM
I wear my gun IWB, and have never needed new pants. Try before you buy.:)

Bobarino
March 27, 2003, 07:55 PM
i only get 1 inch bigger, but i'm a skinny little........nevermind...

Bobby

bad_dad_brad
March 27, 2003, 07:58 PM
I am amazed that anyone can tolerate IWB on a day to day basis. I have a 34" inch waist but I hate, just hate any tension on my belly. On the rare occasions that I carry, it is in the pocket.

yankytrash
March 27, 2003, 07:59 PM
Definitely try the holster before you buy new clothes for it. I didn't need any change in pant size either, with either the Glock 30 I just got or the 1911's I normally carry.

It's all a matterof how you normally wear your clothes. I prefer mine on the looser side I guess.

Skunkabilly
March 27, 2003, 08:03 PM
+2? Sweet, I don't have to shop in the children's section anymore!!!

Serpico
March 27, 2003, 08:37 PM
Bad Dad...they key to IWB comfort is a really good stiff belt..this way the belt takes most of the weight and you don't have to cinch it too tight...my gun holds very solidly and I can still get two fingers between the belt and pants....I find I have to cinch an OWB tighter since the gun's weight is less supported....YMMV

Standing Wolf
March 27, 2003, 08:57 PM
I'm comfortable with an extra inch in my trousers. I've been entirely happy with belts from http://www.mitchrosen.com

They're well made; customer service is tops; they last a long, long time.

Pheonix
March 27, 2003, 09:21 PM
I carry a G26 IWB SOB and only losen my belt by 1 noch. I usually wear carpender pants which do fit loosley but they are the same waste size as the dockers that I wear. Never carried in them.

Note: I live in Ohio so I only carry at home:mad:

modifiedbrowning
March 28, 2003, 02:56 AM
I haven't had to buy a bigger since I began IWB carry. I have been buying "relaxed fit" jeans from Wrangler, at my regular size of 32. They have enough room that I don't need to move up to a 33 or 34.

Lennyjoe
March 28, 2003, 05:15 AM
Went from a 34" to a 36" when I went to IWB carry.

When in Tucson, (before here and after I leave here) I carry IWB 80% of the time. Light weight clothes due to the heat.

G19 in a Comp-Tac Undercover. Very comfy and concealable wear.

JPM70535
March 28, 2003, 06:10 AM
The only concession I make to IWB carry is to loosen my belt 1 notch to accomodate a Galco scout and my P7-45. Over the years I have taken to wearing my pants a tad looser than when I was a teenager.


GOD MADE MAN, SAM COLT MADE THEM ALL EQUAL!!!

QuarterBoreGunner
March 28, 2003, 11:21 AM
I wear my gun IWB, and have never needed new pants

Jason Demond- I swear to god when I first read that I thought it said-

'I wear my gun IWB, and have never needed pants'

And I thought, that's quite a trick.

Country Boy
March 28, 2003, 01:20 PM
I could wear size 32, but buy 34 for IWB. I like my jeans a little loose anyway. Buy a pair in 33 and one in 34, take them home, try them on with the gun/holster, and see which one fits better. Return the other one for the appropriate size.

Soap
March 28, 2003, 02:27 PM
Skunk- LMAO! :D

AK103K
March 28, 2003, 04:23 PM
I wear a 32 but buy a 33. It just snug enough to help hold everything in place. If you get them to loose, things will move around on you.

Jason Demond
March 28, 2003, 05:59 PM
Jason Demond- I swear to god when I first read that I thought it said-

'I wear my gun IWB, and have never needed pants'

And I thought, that's quite a trick.

Hehehehe, that would be quite a trick. :D

lee n. field
March 28, 2003, 08:07 PM
>Jason Demond- I swear to god when I first read that I thought it said-
>'I wear my gun IWB, and have never needed pants'
>And I thought, that's quite a trick.

You do not screw with a man wearing a kilt and a gun.

AK103K
March 29, 2003, 05:26 AM
The question is, whats a man in a kilt use to hold his gun? I'm sure he's using a IWB for his weapon.:)

bikerp97
March 29, 2003, 09:43 AM
My problem was I was wearing a 32 and bought a couple of 33's for IWB. Rather preparong for it since I wasnt carrying yet. Well in the time between then and when I did start carrying I grew into my 33's!!! Long winter here.... But I can still carry IWB in my 33's. I can still wear the 32's but they are too tight for IWB. I did buy a pair of 34 since it is just a little more comfortable but generally the 33 work all the time carrying or not.

Kevin

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