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IWB and pant sizes

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Mossy Bloke, Mar 27, 2003.

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  1. Mossy Bloke

    Mossy Bloke Member

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    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?
     
  2. Soap

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    I would get the 34s. I like to buy 2" larger for IWB carry.
     
  3. dairycreek

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    AS a rule of thumb........

    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;)
     
  4. QuarterBoreGunner

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    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.
     
  5. M1911

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    I need two inches more in my waistband. And that's before you consider an IWB. Dunlop disease, sigh.
     
  6. Jason Demond

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    I wear my gun IWB, and have never needed new pants. Try before you buy.:)
     
  7. Bobarino

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    i only get 1 inch bigger, but i'm a skinny little........nevermind...

    Bobby
     
  8. bad_dad_brad

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    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.
     
  9. yankytrash

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    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.
     
  10. BerettaNut92

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    +2? Sweet, I don't have to shop in the children's section anymore!!!
     
  11. Serpico

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    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
     
  12. Standing Wolf

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    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.
     
  13. Pheonix

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    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:
     
  14. modifiedbrowning

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    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.
     
  15. Lennyjoe

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    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.
     
  16. JPM70535

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    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!!!
     
  17. QuarterBoreGunner

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    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.
     
  18. Country Boy

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    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.
     
  19. Soap

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    Skunk- LMAO! :D
     
  20. AK103K

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    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.
     
  21. Jason Demond

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    Hehehehe, that would be quite a trick. :D
     
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    >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.
     
  23. AK103K

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    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.:)
     
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    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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