Wearing Holsters & Skipping Belt Loops?

Wearing Holsters & Skipping Belt Loops?

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    Wearing Holsters & Skipping Belt Loops?

    A question here about wearing holsters right on your hip (I assume this would be the 3:00 or 6:00 position?) - to accommodate the holster, is it normal to skip the belt loop with your belt?

    I received my new Beltman holster today (great product), and it seems to hold my Kramer Scabbard/P228 just fine without using the side belt loop. But I don't know if I'm asking for trouble this way.


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    Guess it depends on the pants, with my levis I'm able to use all of the belt loops and I'm sure that this would be preferable.

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    If there is a loop between the holster loops or holes I thread the loop in the middle. I like the added support.
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    Never had a problem using all loops, out of one loop into one side of holster threw belt loop and out otherside of holster into another loop. Then again I do wear a 38 waist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitmaster View Post
    If there is a loop between the holster loops or holes I thread the loop in the middle. I like the added support.
    Ok....no idea why I didn't even think of this solution. Need to turn the brain on here!!!!

    That should pretty much take care of this question. Thanks for the reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitmaster View Post
    If there is a loop between the holster loops or holes I thread the loop in the middle. I like the added support.
    I do the same, gives that nice little extra support.

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    I use all the loops.
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    I press the back of my holster against a belt loop as it seems to increase stability and reduce movement.
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    On a different note, when I pocket carry my j frame in my 511 pants (no I'm not tacticool, I'm cheap; they're old work pants) the waistband sags as the pants have no loop at 3 or 9, exposing my tucked shirt, or worse, underwear. Also adds to the "play" factor when I OWB.
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    With the CZ I skip one belt loop carrying OWB at 3:30-4:00. NO big dieal to me, never had an issue.
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    Skipping the 3:00 belt loop is an old cop's trick if you drive often and walk relatively little. The skipped loop allows you push the holster forward for comfortable driving (not to mention better gun access when driving), then when you get out of the car, push it back to 4:00 or so.

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    Try to span your holster over one of the loops. It does give a little more support. Thread your belt...........holster, belt loop, holster........and then continue on.
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    I do it like Pitmaster, it's more secure.
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    Id say alot has to do with how many loops you have on the pants to begin with and if you have a gun belt of not. The stiffer the belt, obviously the better off its gonna work.
    You can either put the loop behind the holster or on both sides of it....I wouldnt recommend skipping a loop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Man View Post
    A question here about wearing holsters right on your hip (I assume this would be the 3:00 or 6:00 position?) - to accommodate the holster, is it normal to skip the belt loop with your belt?

    I received my new Beltman holster today (great product), and it seems to hold my Kramer Scabbard/P228 just fine without using the side belt loop. But I don't know if I'm asking for trouble this way.
    One reason I like 5.11 pants is the belt loops are positioned and spaced perfectly for my holster position at slightly past 3:00. I have had other trousers that required me to skip a loop to obtain the right carry position. There isn't a problem if you do skip a loop with a good belt.

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