I need an IWB for athletic clothes

I need an IWB for athletic clothes

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    I need an IWB for athletic clothes

    If I can't wear an appropriate gun belt, but need to carry IWB, what are my options with respect to holsters?

    I have heard of the smartcarry. Does anyone like this? What other options are there?


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    Welcome.

    I have and use Smartcarry and will recommend it with snubnose and compact pistols. I haven't tried it with anything full size.
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    I forgot to mention that I would primarily be using it for a full size 1911.

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    You might find Smartcarry a wee bit uncomfortable with a 1911.

    You can try a bellyband, I have never used one but sevearl folks on the forum do. I even believe that there is one or two who carry a 5" 1911 in a Smartcarry.
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    My motto is "Dress Around The Gun".

    Lose the "athletic" clothes and wear a proper belt, or get a smaller/lighter gun.

    I have an Airweight S&W Revolver for those times I'm in sweats and can't be bothered putting on a belt. That isn't too often. I think I did that a year or two ago.

    That's just my $0.02. Good luck.

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    Well, it is an excuse to buy another gun...
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    Define "athletic clothes". If you mean sweats, not a good idea, overall. If you perceive the need to carry(a full-size), you should perceive the need to dress for a bit of run-n-tussle, as well. Sweats give a lot for material for someone to grab, flop erratcially (in the way of grasping your weapon), and don't offer resistance to concrete.

    Having said that- everyone has different personal risk assessments. I'll run to "The Good" Walmart in shorts & T, with just the basics in-pocket. The other perspective is that you're more likely to be in an auto-accident than a gun-battle. Is the day-to-day clothing comfortable/suitable for the more frequent minor emergencies? Just food for thought......

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    belly band

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    Check out this thing called a truss system I saw it on here and on the net looks pretty nifty

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    If you wear a sweat ship or hoodie you could try a shoulder holster.

    If you're actually going to be exercising, jogging etc I recommend a belly band with a snub revolver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cockedlocked01 View Post
    Well, it is an excuse to buy another gun...
    I like these excuses
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    Well the guy who is associated with the Smart Carry, uses his to tote his big 1911, so you could give it a try, don't like send it back with 60 days. I like it for my Kahr K40, G 26/27 or my Keltec. But these are smaller guns and it would also depend on your build. Have to see what works for you. Options are somewhat limited with the style of dress you imply.

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    Shorts?

    5.11 shorts...good belt...carry anything...

    Summer light weight shorts...no belt...see Fist, Inc...great clips that hold w/o a belt...

    Gym shorts...fanny pack

    OMO

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    Go to the net and research the "pager pal" concealment

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    I usually change into either sweats or wind pants on after I get home from work each day. And a lot of evenings my wife and I will take walks through the neighborhood. I always wear a Smartcarry and carry a Walther P99 plus an extra magazine in it. Not uncomfortable at all.
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