July 26th, 2012 11:23 PM
Tru-Spec cargo shorts and pants are vastly superior to 5.11. Look for the Tru-Spec versions that have elastic in the waistband with 2 inches of play; one can put a snubbie into the front pocket or the cargo pocket, or IWB with the elastic stretched out. No need to have two different pairs of pants for pocket versus IWB carry with waist band 2" inches larger than normal for IWB. Available in a variety of colors and a variety of materials (cotton, nylon, nylon-reinforced non-rip cotton, etc.) and several styles (short pants, long pants with zip-off legs, and regular long pants).
The Tru-Spec cargo pants accept a 1.75 inch "Instructor's" nylon belt such as the Wilderness makes.
I have a bunch of 5.11 pants and they all stay in the closet.
July 26th, 2012 11:28 PM
I wear EcoTac and Tru spec that I got at from Rogue Elite they are my work slacks. For shorts I use some I got at Sears they look a lot like the Kohls ones
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July 26th, 2012 11:35 PM
My wife buys all my clothes. I think my cargo shorts are Tommy Bahama, and they can hold a 642 in the regular pocket without the butt showing.
You don't necessarily need cargo shorts if the pocket is roomy.
July 26th, 2012 11:56 PM
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July 27th, 2012 05:02 PM
Just so happened to get a 15% discount code via email from Streichers today, plus free shipping (if anyone else is interested, it's "OLYMPIC15" - this weekend only).
I'm going to try the Tru-Spec shorts - with the discount they came to ~ $30 each. I think the mag holsters sewn into the cargo pockets and other features are worth it.
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July 27th, 2012 07:15 PM
I will second the recommendation of these shorts. I am wearing those exact ones now with my j-frame in a DeSantis pocket holster.
Originally Posted by 10thmtn
I like to limit anything in the pocket with my gun but will keep loose change at the bottom. The pocket is roomy enough to reach past the holster and pull out a few coins. The cargo pocket is still usable.
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July 28th, 2012 03:41 AM
A lot better than the Tru-Spec IMHO. More low key too. The best part is that the pockets are sewn from inside the leg, so you don't get that poofed out look. They breathe reeeeeeally well.
The shorts are the same as the pants, obviously just shorter lol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHZT...eature=related
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July 28th, 2012 04:14 AM
Cabela's carries their "7 Pocket Hiker Pants/Shorts" and I've found them to be fairly decent. The design has changed a little since originally introduced, but they're still good. Generous size of pockets, stretch material (in some).
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July 28th, 2012 07:19 PM
Once you settle on the pants, contact Robert Mika for a holster made just to your specs for cargo pants. He made mine to the measurements I provided. You can't go wrong and the price is right.
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July 29th, 2012 01:13 AM
I agree with the Wranglers from Walmart
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July 29th, 2012 11:04 AM
I have been pocket carrying for about 5 years. I like the Sam's Club brand "Savane" for a few reasons, and I have tried many different cargo shorts. Mainly, the Savane ones do not use a linen for the pocket, like most cargo shorts. The pocket is actually the same heavy weight cotton as the rest of the shorts. The main pocket is as deep as the short, going "behind" the cargo pocket, so that is where I put my gun, that way if I need to I can put my hand in the pocket and on the gun and it just looks like I have my hand in the pocket. A lot of cargo shorts have small main pockets and they are not deep enough and they are linen, too light of a material for my liking...the gun sort of flops around in those types. The Savanes are about $12 too so that is nice and they last longer than any others I have had and come in a handful of colors. The newer ones have a exterior cell pocket that is on the right side also, so for right side carry, the phone further breaks up any outline and adds no bulk.
My 2cents. Good luck!
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July 29th, 2012 11:42 AM
I use the wrangler shorts as well and love them.
Originally Posted by Gene83
July 29th, 2012 11:52 AM
I have a pair of Izod's that would fit that bill.
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July 29th, 2012 12:30 PM
As many have noted above, there are lots of standard cargo shorts you can buy, whose pockets will fit a gun. What you have there is just that: a pocket with a gun in it. There is no fit or retention and the gun can easily flop around or change position with movement. For some, that's OK. I choose not.
Take a long look at the CCW Breakaways cargo and standard shorts. Each of the front pockets (not the cargo pockets) are fitted with a dedicated holster system that is adjustable for any gun. By that, I mean that you could easily carry a full size combat race gun or Desert Eagle in either front pocket, with no problem and no print. The cargo pockets also have the option of carrying extra magazines, flashlight, baton or other gear, if you desire, and a decent belt spreads the weight.
To address the reluctance about order clothes on line, I can only say that they have a toll free number that lets you talk right to a fit expert and I have never (never) had any issues with the accuracy of their advice. They also have a complete no-hassle return or exchange policy.
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They are not a cheap, fits-all sort of product. In my humble opinion, the price is well worth it for getting a quality piece of equipment. I own four pair of the pants and one of the shorts. No regrets.
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July 29th, 2012 01:01 PM
Wrangler or Dickies from Wal-Mart:
Originally Posted by 10thmtn
Comfortable, large pockets completely conceal my AirWeight, cheap, and everyone shops at Wal-Mart so I don't stand out like someone in 'tactical' gear.
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Here is the holster I use:
The outside of the holster is a kind of rubber grip. I've worn these shorts and this holster while wrestling with the kids, never had it slip out, not even move.
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