Gun size for belly bands

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    Gun size for belly bands

    I've been reading some of the threads about belly bands and it seems like most people use those for smaller semi-autos or revolvers. I have a 4" XD9 tactical and am wondering if that's too big for a belly band. I've looked at the Galco and it seems like it might handle a larger pistol. Anyone out there carry larger guns in one of these?

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    Guess not.

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    Look into a smart carry.

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    I've carried a Glock 22 in a bellyband under a sweatshirt or sweater before. It's flat on the sides and that helps but a G27 was better fit for a bellyband. These days, I'll usually stick a 442 in there.

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    I carry a G19 in one.
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    Thanks. Seems the Smart Carry is popular with a lot people. I may just give up the belly band search and go with one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcurt172 View Post
    I've been reading some of the threads about belly bands and it seems like most people use those for smaller semi-autos or revolvers. I have a 4" XD9 tactical and am wondering if that's too big for a belly band. I've looked at the Galco and it seems like it might handle a larger pistol. Anyone out there carry larger guns in one of these?
    My XD9 will not work in my Galco Bellyband.

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    I have a belly band from the Glock Store and like it. I have a small and medium Smart Carry and like them too. I find myself leaning towards the small Smart Carry for my PM9 (more comfortable when sitting) and belly band for the G36 when not wearing jeans to hang a holster on. IMHO
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    Belly bands come in 4" wide and 6" wide .The bigger guns need a 6"
    wide band.
    They also come in different thicknesses and quality so keep that in
    mind.
    I have carried a 44 desert eagle in a belly band before
    just to see if I could ,but it was very heavy and I
    would not won't to carry it all day like that.
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