This is a discussion on Dress Holster and Belt options within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm trying to help out my new neighbor who just moved in and became an Army CID agent. He has never CCed before but will ...
I'm trying to help out my new neighbor who just moved in and became an Army CID agent. He has never CCed before but will be required to with his new job. His primary dress will business suits and such and will be carrying the Army's standard M11 AKA Sig Sauer P228. Since I normally carry in shorts and a t-shirt, this business dress carry is out of my realm. He is looking for left handed holster, good dress carry belt and magazine holders that would look good if he takes his suit coat off.
Scott, US Army 1974-2004
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I would look at this for belts: BLACKHAWK! CQC Pistol Belts - BLACKHAWK!, this for the gun holster: SuperTuck Deluxe | Crossbreed Holsters - Super Tuck Deluxe and this for the mag holster: Tuckable IWB Mag Carriers | Crossbreed Holsters - Tuckable (IWB) Mag Carrier. I currently don't use the mag holster, but when I do conceal and dress up... I will use the belt and crossbreed holster (shirt tucked in and everything).
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If he has some patience, check out the offerings from Horseshoe Leather (Andy Aratoonian). Very classy holsters that conceal quite well by keeping the gun close in to the waist. My 'dressy' holster for the 1911 is the Model 28 for when I have a jacket or similar for a cover garment.
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Things may have changed and the belt might be an option.
If I remember (and this was back ing the old days), there was less option with holsters, they had to meet specific requirements, or maybe even the use of an specific issue holster.
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A great option would be the SHTF Gear ACE-1 holsters with the Tuckable leather belt loops. It gives you the comfort and concealability of an adjustable hybrid holster with the low key look of leather. The tuckable leather belt loops are available in black and brown to meet his needs. And we offer a Military Discount.
Find the Sig 228 holster here Sig P228 ACE-1 Holster
Here is a picture of the leather belt loops.
They work great!
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SHTF Gear is now Black Arch Holsters
The Beltman leather is superb, very reasonably priced and offered in a 1 1/4" size. Holsters from High Noon Holsters, Tampa Florida are also great, super customer service.
Take a look at Old Faithful Holsters, I am going to order on ISW for my Judge better price and beter built
+1 on the beltman. I have one of his and will be buying another one soon. Need another color, and they are awesome.
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From all my years in the the U.S Army I think it is best for him to talk with his supervisor before spending money on something he
may not be allowed to use. The Army can be real picky with their requlations.