Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How many pounds?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by SharpsDressedMan, Dec 2, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. SharpsDressedMan

    SharpsDressedMan member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2007
    Messages:
    5,957
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    Just got my Sparks VersaMax II for my Walther PPS. Beautifully made, but needs a little break in to allow a free draw (holster it tight). Previously not a big user of IWB holsters, and just wondered how many pounds I have to lose to NOT be on the last hole of my belt, with a something the size of my fist jammed into my waistband? :rolleyes::confused: :D
     
  2. rayban

    rayban Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Messages:
    189
    Location:
    on the Ohio/Mich line
    Seventeen
     
  3. Carne Frio

    Carne Frio Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    745
    Location:
    Near Fairbanks
    Don't know. Might want to visit the Belt Man.
    A properly fitting quality belt will make your
    concealed carry more enjoyable.:D
    http://thebeltman.net/bh112.htm
     
  4. AFDavis11

    AFDavis11 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Messages:
    271
    Buy bigger pants, and figure out why your gun is the size of your fist. Is your gun pregnant?
     
  5. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
    Messages:
    5,093
    Location:
    Tidewater
    First, take your fist out of your waste band.

    Seriously, there's no way to tell how much you'll have to lose. Case in point, I have recently dropped about ten pounds, and I wasn't overweight to begin with. Went from 178 to 168 but lost almost nothing measurable off my waist. I have not needed to buy new pants; I just feel a bit more comfy in the ones I have. Most of the time my belts are still in the same hole as before and still one hole further out if I'm carrying IWB then if I'm not.

    If you're on the last hole of your belt, and you don't plan on having a smaller waist, you probably need a longer belt. It's generally recommended by fashionistas not to be in the last hole; this holds even if you're carrying IWB.
     
  6. SharpsDressedMan

    SharpsDressedMan member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2007
    Messages:
    5,957
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    As far as the fist, I'm guessing that the circumference of my fist might be the same displacement as the leather wrapped PPS (Sparks VMII inside the pants holster).
     
  7. SharpsDressedMan

    SharpsDressedMan member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2007
    Messages:
    5,957
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    Part of the problem is I am used to a single thickness, but solid, leather belt. These double thickness, high end gunbelts are ALSO thick enough to add some girth, and less comfortable, in my opinion. It's ok, I can stand to lose 15-20lbs, and was just laughing at myself that this might be the right reason. IWB rigs ARE more concealable, and LESS comfortable. Just the design. I think when I find my happy place, the Walther in the IWB will be a welcome thing.
     
  8. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,282
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    thirty pounds
     
  9. smalls

    smalls Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Messages:
    2,433
    Location:
    Macomb County, MI
    You might want to try moving your rig a little further back. At 3:00, you're adding more width to yourself. At 4-5:00 it's much more comfortable.

    I have the same style holster, and wear it at 4:30. Much more concealable (the grip goes along my back, rather than my side, and doesn't stick out), and much more comfortable. I found that I can use the same belt hike for both IWB and OWB wearing it this way.
     
  10. Upstater

    Upstater Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2012
    Messages:
    284
    Location:
    Upstate N.Y.
    Lose 23.33367 lbs, buy a bigger belt, and wear your pistol a 4:52 p.m. And not minute later. Just sayin';)
     
  11. SharpsDressedMan

    SharpsDressedMan member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2007
    Messages:
    5,957
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    You guys are HARD. The pounds I can lose, the $90-$120 for a heavy duty, quality gunbelt is a pretty big add-on to the price of the holster.:D
     
  12. Upstater

    Upstater Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2012
    Messages:
    284
    Location:
    Upstate N.Y.
    Just think though all the accessories and the god awful amounts of money you'll have to spend you will truly be a "sharpdressedman". :neener:
     
  13. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,282
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Lose the pounds for your health. That belly of yours greatly increases your chances of heart attack or stroke and cancer.

    I'd hate to see you go before your time, as I always enjoy reading your posts.
     
  14. AFDavis11

    AFDavis11 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Messages:
    271
    I went with a shoulder holster so I could lose weight on my own terms :)
     
  15. SharpsDressedMan

    SharpsDressedMan member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2007
    Messages:
    5,957
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    On the other hand, it is cheaper to buy a bigger, high end belt than a whole new wardrobe. :D Dammitboy, thanks for sincere thought. You are, of course, correct.
     
  16. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,282
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Sorry for soapboxing, I'm a health nut and a gun nut. :uhoh:
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page