Using belt holster as IWB: how to secure?


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Average Guy
February 20, 2006, 09:27 PM
So much for a descriptive (and compelling) title... :rolleyes:

Per my employer, I have 24-hour carry "privileges." However, I am restricted by agency policy to particular OWB-only holsters, one of which (Aker Classic 3-Slot) I finally received, and wore for the first time in public yesterday. To wit:

My wife, my in-laws and I went to breakfast yesterday morning. I threw on a pair of jeans, put my belt and holster on, and covered them with a long black sweater. Worked pretty well, considering that my wife had no idea I was carrying until she started getting touchy-feely with me at the restaurant. The downside is that the jeans are of the loose, low-riding variety, meaning they're not really compatible with a gun-carrying belt that needs to be snugged-up to be effective (it causes the jeans to pucker and wrinkle, and I just can't have that). :) It struck me that while the carry policy dictates the holster and strong-side carry, I don't think it states specifically that the belt and holster need to be ON the pants (I'll have to check), so I put my Safariland Velcro inner belt on my waist (against bare skin) and then put my jeans and sweater on. Result: closer-to-the-body carry, snug fit, and jeans that fit well and comfortably. I'll probably glue some felt to the back of the holster for comfort, but wearing a 1.5-inch belt like a tourniquet around my waist is definitely NOT going to work for long-term carry. (If you need a picture for clarity, I can take one.)

So finally, the question: Is anyone aware of a "belt-like" solution for me? Perhaps a wide (2.5 to 3 inches) belt with a Velcro closure to which I can attach a belt holster? I don't think a belly band would work, unless I attach the holster directly to it.

Thanks.

Edit: Yes, I am applying for state CCW so I don't have these pesky restrictions. :)

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PCRCCW
February 25, 2006, 12:40 AM
They make nylon or leather competition style belts that would work for you....they attach with velcro and may suit your needs well........

Heres a link to a Don Hume leather belt.....look around others are available.
Hope this helps.....get your CCW and just get the holster you want, in time.

http://www.gunnersalley.com/product/BELTB125TROUSERV

Shoot well.

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