'Need some "heavy gun" carry advice.
This is a discussion on 'Need some "heavy gun" carry advice. within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by C Paul Lincoln
Looks to me like you aren't threading the belt through the belt loop behind the holster, which allows the ...
August 21st, 2009 05:07 PM
I think hes got a 3/4" belt he's wearing,you need to get a good belt,1 1/2"gun belt that'll keep your tightey whiteys hid
Originally Posted by C Paul Lincoln
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August 21st, 2009 06:28 PM
That's one plus on the paddle hoster. It hooks the belt and pants. I also went with a 2" belt that is much stiffer. When I have to wear my old belt I wonder how I ever put up with it and a belt holster. I may ultimately go to a gun belt, but for now I picked out the thickest, stiffest, and easiest to adjust belt I could find.
August 21st, 2009 07:13 PM
For me, tighter is better. I was sick a couple of years ago and lost a lot of weight, so I have a lot of extra room in all of my pants and belts. I've had to add holes to the small side of my belts, and I usually have to tighten them up all the way to keep my IWBs from sagging badly with the guns I carry (smallest is a Glock 19).
August 21st, 2009 11:33 PM
A real gun belt will help as others have already said.
August 22nd, 2009 08:04 AM
Thanks for the feedback, everyone!
Paul, yeah, it's through all loops (bad pictures, my bad D:), but you did make the think about moving it up to about 3:30 for the extra support from that loop, which I hadn't currently been doing.
Bark'n/Dukalmighty, the very top: Aker Image Page
I was under the impression the b21 Aker was a "gun belt" :p. A buddy of mine had a Belt Man and a slick nylon Safariland, but I will say I picked up this guy, the b21, namely due to how comparable it was to the former two and its stylization. While not an insurmountable, elephant/rhino/dinosaur hide belt, I thought it stacked up to my bud's Belt Man in rigidity pretty good. . . and a few extra pounds, in this case, would mos def level the rig out (lol), but I can't imagine how the woman would take that though.
(her) "Hun, uhm. . . I noticed you've let yourself go just a hair. Something you 'wanna talk about?"
"No! It's for my comfort and protection!"
August 22nd, 2009 09:42 AM
This was part of the reason I started carrying IWB, however, I also wasn't using a good gun belt, which has been rectified. I still am planning on purchasign a beltmen belt witht the 7 holes at 3/4" instead of 1" spacing, because I too am thin and sometimes need to cinch tight so it feels more secure to me.
August 22nd, 2009 09:57 AM
I also carry some heavy guns. I like to use a good pair of Perry suspenders to distribute the weight. The suspenders will definitely solve the sagging problem. I also use good gun belts from The Beltman and Wilderness.
August 22nd, 2009 10:50 AM
So, I thought about what Cooper said , and weaved the belt through the holster, back inside though the right-most belt loop, and back out, through the other holster loop, and hooked it up on the "comfortable" setting.
I think this might have fixed the problem! :D the front of the holster rides more on the loop now, and in turn has to stay more in line, but I really do prefer more of a 4-o-clock position for weight distribution with the loaders, but this may be the best compromise.
Now, I will say it still has some lag, namely on the back of the cant, but I really think it has to do with the jeans I am/was wearing through experimentation.
A cat on page one spoke of it, and I believe he was spot on. The loops on the pants themselves are probably dropping the rig a little on their own anyway, regardless of the setup. The loops on my new Levis I picked up from JC Penny are somewhere in the 1 3/4"-2" spectrum (pretty wide for some retail jeans I thought ), and that may be making things lax. I'll try it on some slacks and see how it pans out.
Again, I really appreciate all the help and feedback y'all have been giving me. I don't really have a mentor to help guide things along, and I'm one of the few in my family that's a "gun advocate", so this noob carrier is very grateful!
I'll be picking up some under-garment bracers today.
August 22nd, 2009 05:47 PM
I second the Perry suspenders recommendation for heavy guns. They clip to your belt instead of your pants and become part of your carry package. I prefer their "Industrial" line.
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