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Using belt holster as IWB: how to secure?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Average Guy, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. Average Guy

    Average Guy Active Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Behind the Orange Curtain, PRK (aka OC--not "the"
    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.


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

    PCRCCW Senior Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    The Ice Cream Capitol of the World!
    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.


    Shoot well.

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