Anyone use a clip IWB holster WITHOUT a belt?

This is a discussion on Anyone use a clip IWB holster WITHOUT a belt? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I would never do this on a regular basis, but suppose you want to occasionally "slap the gun on" just to take a walk or ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 29

Thread: Anyone use a clip IWB holster WITHOUT a belt?

  1. #1
    Distinguished Member Array SpringerXD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Southeast
    Posts
    1,938

    Anyone use a clip IWB holster WITHOUT a belt?

    I would never do this on a regular basis, but suppose you want to occasionally "slap the gun on" just to take a walk or something? I'm talking about walking around with it for maybe an hour or less and you don't want to fool with a belt. I'm also talking strictly about the clip type, not one with belt loops. Just snap it over the side of the pants and go.

    Anyone do this?
    "I practice the ancient art of Klik Pao."

    -miklcolt45

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member Array dukalmighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    texas
    Posts
    15,170
    Nope Gravity requires I wear a belt
    "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
    --Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .

  4. #3
    Distinguished Member Array jumpwing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Washington
    Posts
    1,271
    It wouldn't be my first choice (obviously) but I could do it if I carried something lighter than what I have now (G30).

    Fortunately, I've gotten used to wearing a belt and putting on my gun is part of my morning routine, just like making sure I've got my cell phone and wallet.
    "The flock sleep peaceably in their pasture at night because Sheepdogs stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
    cafepress.com/bgstudios

  5. #4
    New Member Array GreatScott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    California
    Posts
    9
    I do this with a Glock 30 in an MTAC holster while wearing cargo shorts or board shorts. I do have the C clips on the MTAC.

    It would probably depend on your normal fit in your clothes though as well as what type of clothing (shorts/jeans etc.) you were wearing. The board shorts and the cargo shorts both have a waistband that doesn't stretch so the retention and stability are good. I'm sure you would have a different experience in sweats or even a loose fitting pair of jeans.

  6. #5
    Member Array Goldy49's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    377
    I wear an IWB clip holster without a belt probably more often then I should. Gravity does get in the way if the pants are too loose, but if the pants (preferably jeans on my part) are tight enough, I have had no real problem. I use a Don Hume IWB with a clip for both of my 1911's and also on the rare occassion that I carry a Beretta 92. The Don Hume holster almost takes an act of God to come loose ( a good thing)and my 1911's and/or the Beretta fit real well inside a pair of Wranglers.

  7. #6
    VIP Member
    Array shooterX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    2,849
    I do on occasion with my j frame, usually if I am running to the store or other quick trip away from the house.

  8. #7
    Distinguished Member Array SpringerXD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Southeast
    Posts
    1,938
    I have a cheap clip-type IWB holster that was laying in a drawer. It's made of "glove leather" so it's not too sturdy. But just as an experiment, I tried this with cargo pants the other night and it fit perfectly. That's why I brought it up. I couldn't imagine really needing a belt with something like this. In some really flimsy shorts, yes, a belt would be needed, but if the pants are pretty sturdy I don't see it.
    "I practice the ancient art of Klik Pao."

    -miklcolt45

  9. #8
    Member Array gilfo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    florida
    Posts
    85
    I do all the time. See nothing wrong with it. If you pants fit the added width of the holster keeps it secure. I carry my P32 and Rami this way amost of the time. Not fond of belts.

  10. #9
    New Member Array Odell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Macomb Co, MI
    Posts
    3

    Anyone use a clip IWB holster WITHOUT a belt?

    I often carry a P3AT this way, using a light pigskin holster with a secure metal clip IWB. Since I wear regular-cut jeans there is never a 'gravity' problem.

  11. #10
    Member Array rmccoll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    tennessee
    Posts
    54
    I do this all the time with either a P40 or a sw99c. IWB appendix. I do it because it is easy, dependable, and very concealed.

    Rick

  12. #11
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,411
    I have done this with a Fist #41 and my KelTec P-380...very secure.
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  13. #12
    Member Array TnRebel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Kingsport, Tn.
    Posts
    19
    I have worn my IWB Tuck-able with my Taurus PT111 Mil Pro 9mm , Buuuut I wear Old-man suspenders . LOL

  14. #13
    Distinguished Member Array SpringerXD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Southeast
    Posts
    1,938
    Well, it looks like I may already have this matter licked. I had a Comp-Tac Infidel laying in a drawer and had almost completely forgotten about it since getting the Crossbreed SuperTuck. In case you don't know, the Infidel is all Kydex. Yes, I prefer leather but this works fine for my purposes.

    So I decided to try an experiment. I took the XD 45 Compact (unloaded and cleared), tucked it in and tried a test draw. The holster came right out with it.

    So I tightened the screws that hold the clip so it could grip the pants tighter, then slightly loosened the screws that control gun retention. Voila! Beltless IWB! The tension of the pants' waistline holds it all together solidly, and the extra tightness on the clip keeps the holster intact on the draw.

    Next I tried it with the magazine loaded but nothing chambered. Same result.

    Granted, this wouldn't be how I would walk around all day but it looks like a nice "slap on and go" option.

    Either way, I'm happy.



    EDIT: And for those deeply concerned, no, I won't be trying this with the GP100!

    "I practice the ancient art of Klik Pao."

    -miklcolt45

  15. #14
    Distinguished Member Array Agave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    West Tennessee
    Posts
    1,464
    I can't keep empty pants up without a belt, much less all the crap I carry.
    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.

    NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, Tennessee Certified Instructor

  16. #15
    Member Array purpledragon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Monroe, NC
    Posts
    379
    I do this sometimes too. Can't do it with all my guns but I do it with a couple of them.
    NRA, GOA, GRNC member
    "Both the oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of arms."
    - Aristotle

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Making an IWB clip-on holster an OWB clip- on holster - Will this work?
    By mick53 in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: November 10th, 2010, 12:52 AM
  2. New belt clip from SOG
    By budman430 in forum Defensive Knives & Other Weapons
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: May 20th, 2009, 11:22 PM
  3. WTS New Ka-bar TDI Knife with Belt Clip and Belt Sheath (TX)
    By Texan29 in forum Member Buy, Sell & Trade
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: April 17th, 2009, 08:40 AM
  4. Help with Ka-Bar Tdi belt clip
    By NEcowboy in forum Defensive Knives & Other Weapons
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: February 13th, 2009, 06:21 PM
  5. KA-BAR TDI belt clip
    By Glock30SF in forum Defensive Knives & Other Weapons
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: July 13th, 2008, 02:35 AM

Search tags for this page

beltless iwb holster
,
best iwb holster no belt
,
best iwb holster without belt
,
holster no belt
,
holster without belt
,
inside waistband holster without belt
,

iwb holster no belt

,

iwb holster without belt

,
iwb holsters without belt
,
iwb without a belt
,
iwb without belt
,
no belt iwb holster
Click on a term to search for related topics.