I am going to order a Galco Bellyband

I am going to order a Galco Bellyband

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    I am going to order a Galco Bellyband

    i like wearing basketball shorts and elastic band pants, etc. so i need a solution to carry since i can't use a belt.

    Does anyone have a galco belly band?

    this is what i plan to order: Galco Holsters Underwraps Belly Band
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    I have one that I wear when I need deep concealment.It seems to work ok but You have to get used to having something wrapped around your middle.Normaly I wear a don williams 721 open top,to me its a lot more comfortable.The bellyband holds the gun(glock g19) securely and it doesn't shift around.sj

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    maybe it will make me look skinnier
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    I have a Galco Bellyband. It affords you a number of carry position options and is useful for concealing while wearing sweats, PJs, or basketball shorts. A handy tool IMO. I recently used mine to carry my SP101 while waiting for my holster delivery.

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    i want to have a few different carry methods. i OWB now, i want a belly band and eventually a crossbreed or m-tac.
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    I wear my belly band a lot.

    Consider this one.

    Defender Gun Concealment Holsters

    Can be had a little cheaper, I believe, by looking around on the net.

    Breathable, customizable in many ways (at the time of order), and cheaper than the Galco, I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvin Knox View Post
    I wear my belly band a lot.

    Consider this one.

    Defender Gun Concealment Holsters

    Can be had a little cheaper, I believe, by looking around on the net.

    Breathable, customizable in many ways (at the time of order), and cheaper than the Galco, I believe.
    a few $ cheaper, but do they run tight? depending on what i wear, my waist is between 44-48.
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    So looking at these 2 options brings up this question. When one goes with a belly band is it suggested to go with a cross draw or standard option? I ask this because of how deep the concealment is, I would think it would be more effective to say pull up your shirt with your left hand and draw with your right, or am I over thinking this a little?
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    a cross draw would work well for me, esp. while driving. i would have to do that anyway if i keep my sidearm between my emer. brake and my console.

    i'd rather draw strong side though.
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    Paco: I think you may be over thinking it a bit. When I use my bellyband I strap it on at waist level and position the gun at 3 O'Clock and I effectively have IWB carry. About the same as with any IWB carry holster. The bellyband can be reversed for a crossdraw position if desired. Several options available with the bellyband. You can raise it above the naval or, as I usually do, lower it to belt level. I just don't like sitting for long periods with the thing wrapped around me.

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    I own a belly band AND a SmartCarry--SmartCarry owns the belly band.

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    smart carry is the device that keeps the piece near your package, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 762 View Post
    a few $ cheaper, but do they run tight? depending on what i wear, my waist is between 44-48.
    I paid $29.95 + shipping. But it was some time ago and they might have gone up by now.

    I got the medium (33-38). It measures exactly 38 unstretched. I've worn it very comfortably since my waste was 43". I would think the next size up would be for you.

    I wear it strong side - just like my other holster positions. I carry a stubbie revolver. I wear it with the cylinder below the belt or under the belt if I'm carrying only with a t-shirt and jeans etc.. I wear it with the cylinder above the belt when carrying under a sport coat.

    If I'm wearing a long tailed white shirt, I carry with another holster altogether. I suppose you could switch it around to cross draw with a shirt with bottons - pop a button and grab accross - or just leave one open under the tie.

    I usually wear a sport coat with a silk "dress" t-shirt only. Then I leave a small "tag" of shirt out over the gun. It doesn't show with the jacket on. If I have to take it off, I just push the shirt back in.

    Worn with the shirt tag out, I can draw very quickly by pulling up and grabbing the handle - which is carried above the belt level. If I'm wearing with the cylinder under the belt level - it gets much slower.

    I wouldn't expect to wear the belly-band as your only holster choice. But for $30 or so I consider it a must for completing my options. I find myself using it quite often. The deepness of the cover can't be beat (IMO).

    I don't like the Smart Carry option - but that's perhaps just me.

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    I've worn my rigger's belt and C-TAC under - yes, under - my basketball shorts on multiple occasions with never a problem.
    The preceding post may contain sarcasm; it's just better that way. However, it is still intended with construction and with the Love of my L-rd Y'shua.

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    I have a belly band I haven't worn in forever but i got it in case of something
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