Usually about one size up.
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If I go from an OWB holster to an IWB, how much more waistband size on my pants am I going to need with a full size .45?
It would be nice if someone made a convertible waistband so I don't have to have two sets of pants.
Usually about one size up.
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Unless you wear an extremely tight waist in your trousers you should be OK. Especially if you have a 1911 as they are pretty slender all and all,good luck!
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When I use IWB/SOB my waist size still works because the gun is tucked in the curve of the back (against the kidney)...very comfortable.
With just plain IWB, you'll need an extra inch or two in your pants and belt.
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I wear normal fitting pants without a IWB holster. Loose, but comfortalbe. I always wear a belt. Throw in my holster and its just fine. Nice and comfortable.
One size up is much more comfortable for me.
For single stack pistols I haven't seen the need to go up a size.
one size up when carrying handgun iwb, 2 sizes up when carrying handgun, sf g2, and spare mag iwb
I wear a 34 inch waist and have enough room for a 1911 and a Glock. But I have to wear pants one size big because of the size of my thighs.
These are the same jeans I'd wear with no gun, a gun OWB, or a gun IWB.
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When You get Your IWB holster go to the store and get a few pants and go to the dressing room and try them on with Gun+Holster.
5.11 Tactical Pants has a elastic part to the internal part of the waist band. Style # 74269. Good pants with lots of pockets. (8).
They make adjustable waist size pants:It would be nice if someone made a convertible waistband so I don't have to have two sets of pants.
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They adjust up to four inches and have zippered pockets for security -- one rear pocket with a with zipper inside the flap closure. Someone might mug you, but I don't think they will pick your pocket.
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Re: the OP I make the same pants work IWB & OWB carrying a Sig 220 -- by wearing my everyday jeans a tad larger. My belt is about one hole different.
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I generally buy size 33 waist pants. They work well for when Im carrying IWB or OWB. I don't like my pants tight. I could probably wear a 32 if I wanted but don't see the point.
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