Got a Problem, Looking for an Alternative

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    Okay, I seem to have the same problem no matter which gun I wear with any outfit. My IWB & OWB holsters wind up pulling my pants down and I'm constantly "hitchin' up my britches!" I hate that.

    SO I was thinkin' about my experience in the infantry and I remembered my Load Bearing Equipment which supported my ammo pouches, canteens (2), 1st Aid pouch, sidearm & my blade. It was all built around.....SUSPENDERS! So I'm thinkin' why not shift from a GUNBELT to a set of snappy BRACES aka suspenders and use a PADDLE holster? I don't think I can use both suspenders and a belt, but maybe if I'm also wearing a vest.

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    Something ain't right Jim ........ pullin ya pants down!!

    I find it hard to think of a good belt/rig combo - OWB in particular, that would fail you.

    I guess suspenders are fine - if you wanna go that way
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    Suspenders help a lot for carrying a gun i use them when i am carrying the real heavy weights like the big wheelies but you still need to wear a good gun belt with the spinders

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    I can always TIGHTEN the belt until there's no slippage, but then it's TOO tight and uncomfortable and I look a LOT bigger in the gut than I really am....which is of course way too big already!
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    Guess ya gotta experiment and see what works for you.
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    Take a look at these.

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    Try the buckaroo suspenders (model a, belt loop). Hook right around your belt and you can continue to use your regular holsters, iwb & owb. And they never come loose.

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    When I did dignitary protection details, and had to carry all my stuff under a suit coat, I routinely wore a pair of suspenders to hold up my suit pants. I don't remember who makes mine, and will look at them tomorrow and let you know. The neat thing about them is that instead of clipping on the top of the belt, the had a U shaped device that hooked under the belt and were about 2" wide. Very comfortable unless you had to sit on the john, that was a trick, with the radio, survelence kit (ear piece, push button mike and all running through the sleves) mags, batton and cuffs flopping around. However back to the holding pants up, suspenders work real awsome there.

    Old joke on an old cop tv show was why their LT wore suspenders with his belt? It was to hold up his TWO pistols (not counting his back up). Now that was an actor who knew the truth about a quick reload.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chorizo View Post
    Try the buckaroo suspenders (model a, belt loop). Hook right around your belt and you can continue to use your regular holsters, iwb & owb. And they never come loose.

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    Those are nice!

    I have the no-brand ones for when I wear a suit - they work great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier View Post
    Okay, I seem to have the same problem no matter which gun I wear with any outfit. My IWB & OWB holsters wind up pulling my pants down and I'm constantly "hitchin' up my britches!" I hate that.

    SO I was thinkin' about my experience in the infantry and I remembered my Load Bearing Equipment which supported my ammo pouches, canteens (2), 1st Aid pouch, sidearm & my blade. It was all built around.....SUSPENDERS! So I'm thinkin' why not shift from a GUNBELT to a set of snappy BRACES aka suspenders and use a PADDLE holster? I don't think I can use both suspenders and a belt, but maybe if I'm also wearing a vest.

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    I had the same problem. Then I discovered the Wilderness Gun Belt. It is so much more adjustable than a belt with holes. You can adjust it very quicky as you go through different activities throughout the day. I have the one with the (very light) Titanium buckle. After using just about every type of gun belt for 20 years, I am totally satisified with this belt.
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    Wilderness Gun Belt and Chisco suspenders work for me when I have lots on my belt- http://www.chisco.com/chisco-product...ts/r60610.html

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    Is your belt designed to carry a handgun, is it the correct size, and do you wear the belt on your waist? If the answer to all these are yes, you should not have a problem. Regards, Richard

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    I know a guy who wears suspenders, but keeps them under his shirt. This way, no one sees them. I think it's a good idea.
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