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    Brademan - I actually tried the Breakaways pants when they first came out. I was one of the folks who suggested they offer a plastic trigger shield for the holster/pocket - because I was able to pull the trigger (in a test/unloaded gun) on my G26. Not good, when you have kids around - kids who like to jump on you, climb on you, grab at you, etc.

    Aside from that, I found the pocket/holster to be awkward - the gun sat on top of my thigh when sitting, and it printed. Now, I have (ahem) large thighs, so while it was an issue for me, it might not be for others.

    Jay was great to work with, but in the end I sold the pants at a loss. Glad they work for you, but I've BTDT, and cannot afford to give them another try at those prices.

    ETA - Lots of votes for the Wranglers at Wal Mart. I have their "Originals" now - had some older ones cut down to make shorts. I had to have the pockets deepened by a tailor - they were not quite deep enough to keep the grip from peeking out at the top of the pocket. I wear my shirts tucked in (old habits).

    Anyway, I have tried these shorts, and I found the crotch to be too low. I hate that "style" of clothing. Reminds me of the "pants on the ground" thing.

    I'm going to give the Tru Spec a try. If they are too "tactical" looking, I might look into some of the other suggestions. Thanks everyone!
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    I dont wear shorts much, but my Dockers and Hager trousers carry the j frame nice and deep in the pocket. My Levi Blue jeans also completely envelop the j frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    I dont wear shorts much, but my Dockers and Hager trousers carry the j frame nice and deep in the pocket. My Levi Blue jeans also completely envelop the j frame.
    I can carry my G26 in my Dockers pockets with no issues at all. Too bad I have to dress "business formal" (suit and tie) much more often than "business casual." Only problem is that there aren't enough pockets to carry all the other "stuff." For weekends and casual attire, I wear cargo pants/shorts exclusively for that reason.

    ETA - Regarding pockets holsters...thanks for the recommendations, but I'm all set there. My G26 and LCR ride in Desantis Superfly pocket holsters, while my LCPs ride in holsters made by Jim at www.hiddenholsters.net. He added thumb push-offs for me, which make the pistol practically leap into your hand. Good stuff...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Brademan - I actually tried the Breakaways pants when they first came out. I was one of the folks who suggested they offer a plastic trigger shield for the holster/pocket - because I was able to pull the trigger (in a test/unloaded gun) on my G26. Not good, when you have kids around - kids who like to jump on you, climb on you, grab at you, etc.

    Aside from that, I found the pocket/holster to be awkward - the gun sat on top of my thigh when sitting, and it printed. Now, I have (ahem) large thighs, so while it was an issue for me, it might not be for others.

    Jay was great to work with, but in the end I sold the pants at a loss. Glad they work for you, but I've BTDT, and cannot afford to give them another try at those prices.

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    Now that's interesting, since I was also one who gave input to Jay on that shield. Glad that we both had similar ideas. We are clearly built differently because, as I mentioned, I have no print issues with the shorts (long pants either) and I find them to be very adjustable for gun position. I guess it's a clear case of YMMV, and that will always be the case. Different things work for different folks and it's always good to get other opinions!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Problem I have with the 5.11 stuff is that I would need to order it online, and my experience with ordering clothing online is that it never fits right. I much prefer to buy locally in a retail store, so I can try the stuff on. I'd also like to avoid the obvious "tactical" clothing, if at all possible.

    Thanks for the suggestions - keep 'em coming!
    I understand completely, and I share the same reservation. The mitigating factor for me is that 5.11s are generously cut and you don't have to decipher "slim fit" from "relaxed fit", etc.
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    Aeropostale, on sale of course. I carry my nano in those all summer. I do have a mika holster that is rounded though. That helps a lot!




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    Got the Tru Spec shorts in. Very, very nice...except that they just do not fit me. The waist is fine, but my large thighs result in a fit that is too tight, and the gun prints badly in the pocket - in addition to being uncomfortable. So...back to Streichers they go...

    Shoulda stuck with buying locally, where I can actually try them out. Going to try a local Army/Navy store - lots of the local police officers get uniform items there. Otherwise, I'll try some of the suggestions here. Thanks again for the input!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brademan View Post
    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.

    Shorts - CCW Breakaways

    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.
    With this gun and holster combination, the gun does not "flop" around. The only way that retention might be a problem is if you try standing on your head while wearing them. In day to day activities, I've never encountered a problem.

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    Cargo shorts. Making grown men look like toddlers since 1980.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TxCommish View Post
    Cargo shorts. Making grown men look like toddlers since 1980.
    Yeah, but we're toddlers with guns.
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    I always thought cargo shorts made you look "tacticool"...like a bicycle cop!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gene83 View Post
    With this gun and holster combination, the gun does not "flop" around. The only way that retention might be a problem is if you try standing on your head while wearing them. In day to day activities, I've never encountered a problem.

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    What you said is correct, Gene, but please note that my original statement was about a gun in a pocket with NO holster, in which case it WOULD just flop around. I have a couple of pocket holsters that I like and use regularly. Just depends on what pants I am wearing.
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    Give a Remora holster a try as a pocket holster. If the pocket is big enough for it to fit in, and the wranglers nylon ones from walmart are... it goes in and doesn't come out without a fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    I understand completely, and I share the same reservation. The mitigating factor for me is that 5.11s are generously cut and you don't have to decipher "slim fit" from "relaxed fit", etc.
    Anyone have experience comparing the fit of the 5.11 to the Tru Spec? The Tru Spec were too tight for me in the thighs. Are the 5.11s more of a "relaxed fit?"
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    Well, I ordered some of the 5.11 shorts from LA Police Gear (they had a deal with free shipping, and free return shipping). They fit a bit better around the thighs than the Tru Spec, but...the rear pockets are so deep that my wallet unded up under my thighs when I sat. Not comfortable at all. To give you an idea how deep those rear pockets are - they can carry a two D-cell Mag light!

    So - I'm back where I started, with the Wrangler Originals cargo pants, which my wife says she got for me at Target. The front pocket needs to be tailored and deepened a bit (I wear my shirts tucked and don't want the LCR's grip to show), but otherwise they fit me better than the more expensive "tactical" stuff.
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