Suspenders ?

Suspenders ?

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    Suspenders ?

    I have hardly any hips and I have to tighten my belt up really tight when I carry my gun in IWB or OWB either one,so I have been considering getting a set.I have never worn any and know absolutely nothing about them,so I could use any info you all can give me.I am a small guy,5ft5 and 150lbs.All they all the same size or different sizes,which ones hold better? does the width matter?,what kind of clips?I think I could probably go with an IWB if I didn't have to have my belt so tight,thanks a lot guys. sj


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    Avoid the metal alligator clip on type like the plague! These will pop off when you are least expecting it! I wear suspenders EVERY SINGLE DAY! I have for years! On duty (I'm a cop) I wear the Uncle Mike's duty suspenders. These are a specialty item and would not be practical for your purposes, but OFF duty, I wear a pair of Perry suspenders (www.perrysuspenders.com) and I absolutely LOVE them! they hook onto your belt with a polymer "clip" that hooks to the underside of your belt - one on either side in the front and one in the back over your center belt loop. There are other brands out there that use leather tabs like Filson, Carhartt and a few others that utilize the installation of brass buttons on all of your trousers. These are "ok" but they can be kind of a hassle. While you're at it, be sure to pick up a good quality GUNbelt. I wear a Looper's kydex belt (1-800-299-5667 or www.looperleather.com) that has a strip of kydex sandwiched between two layers of leather. Best belt I ever owned! And the customer service at Looper's is second to none! Ask for Suzanne and tell her that Evan Lee sent you!

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    i also wear the perry's , love the belt style clips , hate the alligators . i wear my belt tight still while carring OWB ,but while IWB it doesn't feel as tight .

    suspenders are a great way of carring the load .
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    http://www.wyomingoutdoorcatalog.com...page_number=48

    Check out style A. I use them with a belt and they work great!
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    Be careful when carrying & using suspenders. Remember John Wesley Hardin? He got caught by a Marshal while riding on a train. When he went for his gun, it got caught in his suspenders & he was caught without firing a shot!
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    A third vote for the Perry's...
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    You might try Duluth Trading Company's side clip suspenders. I use'em in the winter time.

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    Thanks guys,you gave me some to look up and check out,does the width matter?I would assume the wider the better?sj

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    I never wore suspenders in my life until about 4-5 years ago. If you are going to carry a .45 + a backup, which many times is another .45, belts alone ain't gonna hack it unless you have a slim waist and wide hips.

    I've always used the alligator type. I didn't know there was another kind. However, I have had only one pair of suspenders in all that time which got the habit of snapping off and flying upwards. But then I'm 73 and not as active as younger guys. I guess if you playing tag football or doing trampoline, you might want something a bit more secure than alligator teeth.

    I'm definitely will order a pair of those Perry gizmos.

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    Well guys,I looked up the perry's and think I'm going to order the origional,tan in 1 1/2" width.They are cheap enough to see if that will take care of my problem. sj
    Will they work on a 1 1/2"belt?need to know asap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjones View Post
    Well guys,I looked up the perry's and think I'm going to order the origional,tan in 1 1/2" width.They are cheap enough to see if that will take care of my problem. sj
    Will they work on a 1 1/2"belt?need to know asap.
    they should work no problem ... they just clip/hook onto the bottom of the belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samb View Post
    I guess if you playing tag football or doing trampoline......

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    Another vote for Perry Suspenders.
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    All they all the same size or different sizes
    Some brands come in regular or long.

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    I work in a jail and was wondering if there was a company that made suspenders that went on under your cover garment since they are not allowed in our jail.(already asked) I would also like to wear suspenders to help spread the load of my kimber but they just look stupid on me b/c I am 21 and pretty hefty. don't mean to hijack but thanks anyway.

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