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Like everyone else, Im always looking for a better way to tote a gun concealed. Ive tried various holsters and even made a few little gadgets that work OK but I always considered it a hassle to have to thread a holster on or off of a belt when needed. I usually carry in the small of my back and I can hide a full sized Government model with no problems.

I think I've found a solution. I ordered a gunbelt from Bandera Leather in Texas, that has a gunbelt with a slot sewn into the belt. Its a great idea, when you need to go somewhere you just stick the gun in the belt and be done with it.

It works great for those that get off from work and my not be going straight home. Rather than go though the trouble of taking off a belt and threading it in or trying to position an IWD holster just right, its a lot quicker and more inconspicuos to just stick the gun in the belt.

It holds the gun close, and its comfortable. I've been wearing mine to work and not one person has even noticed the gun slot due to the way its made.
Its not cheap at 65 bucks, but its an exellent product and one worth looking into. Check it out here...

http://banderagunleather.com/about.htm
 

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Hotguns, thanks for the heads up. So it is like a Yaqui slide holster built into the belt itslef, Ingenious. I like it.







 

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APachon..

The more I wear it the more I like it. Its just too easy...

good pics by the way...I wish I knew how to do that...
 

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How thick is the outer portion of the belt that retains the pistol?

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Same thickness as the belt...and being a gunbelt is thicker than a standard belt. It has exellent support. In fact, even without the gun the support is noticable.

Since Ive got a case of "prosperity gut" thats a GOOD thing !
 

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Hmmm, I may place an order for one, but I am such a proponent of the Wilderness belt. I love all of mine. So obviously you can not perform one handed re-holstering with this unit???


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Not really.It does take two...

But look at it like this....

IF you ever have to draw and fire...

when its over your hands will be shaking so much form the adrenaline dump that using two hands to put the gun back in the holster might be a good thing...

And the belt is prett enough to wear on occasions that the Widerness belt is not...
 

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That is a neat looking set up ... How well is it seamed together seem that area could be a problem of wear .. Not sure how i would like one though some guns just need more holster than others
 

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I like that idea. Would work real well as a regular belt (to work) and then just put the gun in it when you leave. I usually wind up carrying my gun in my pack to/from work because a holster is just too much trouble to mess with....
 

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Having worked with leather for a number of years, I have a habit of seeing something like this I like and then making one for myself. Is the extra piece sewn to the front of the belt, or to the back?
 

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I've seen this idea before but I just don't like having to use two hands to re-holster my gun.
It's highly possible, especially if you are a LEO that your off hand will be occupied with a suspect while you are trying to re-holster.
I've always taught students that if you need two hands to re-holster then you have the wrong holster.
Also when re-holstering in this manner some people are likely to actually point the muzzle at themselves in an effort to get it back into the slot. I've seen it happen with the thin Uncle Mike's IWB nylon holsters.
So, sorry I have to disagree with this method of carry.
 

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What it does do is allow me to carry more often than I used to...due to the circumstances.

Holstering with two hands, although it sounds bad, isnt really an issue with a civilian that carrys concealed.
As for pointing the gun at yourself, if you arent paying attention you can do that with just about any holster, ecspecially an IWB holster.

There are advantages and disavantages to just about every carry set up out there. In my case, the advantages of wearing the holster everywhere,everyday and anywhere outweigh the disadvantages.
 

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I, too, looked into this holster but for many years I have sworn off the idea of the yaqui style holster especially if I remember the horror story I had several years ago, having to go to some society dinner with the mayor and chief of police (fund raiser for the charity group where my wife was a member) and it was full tux and all. I was wearing a yaqui slide and carrying a Colt Officer's Model 45. We all sat down for this huge dinner. My seat had arms and when I sat, the barrel pressed into the arm of the chair and it smoothly pushed it up and out of the holster and it hit the HARDWOOD floors with a deafening CLUNK!!! Everybody turned to stare and watched as I calmly retrieved the weapon and reholstered. Nobody said a word, but when we got tired and went to leave THIRTY other couples left too! My wife stayed in the security office while I "escorted" folks to their cars in the dark parking garage. I got a lot of referrals for my CCW class (I'm a certified instructor) and some really sore feet. Anyway, I got rid of that holster. I would prefer the clipit attachment to the gun itself for impromptu wear or possibly the undershirt holster made by Kramer. Otherwise I'm preferring my Blade-Tech IWB for my Sig P245. It's extremely comfortable. I have been known to fall asleep in my lazyboy wearing it after coming home from dinner with my wife. In fact when we go out for a nice romantic Valentine's dinner tomorrow night, I'll probably be wearing just that combo.
 
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