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Old 12-29-2012, 18:07   #26
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I wonder how this rig would work with my 32-ounce (loaded) G17?
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Old 12-29-2012, 19:33   #27
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Trade in the one size larger pants for your correct size pants with an expanding waistband. The elastic waistband allows IWB carry without excessive belt tightening. You can get the expanding waistbands in both dress and casual pants.

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Old 12-30-2012, 09:40   #28
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Trade in the one size larger pants for your correct size pants with an expanding waistband. The elastic waistband allows IWB carry without excessive belt tightening. You can get the expanding waistbands in both dress and casual pants.
Yes, I've got some pants like that (I call them my "fat man pants" ) in long and shorts. They work very well. I was more asking about the pants I have that are larger (I lost some weight) and not expandable.

I think I've settled on being a bit more forceful on the draw and if I can't reach a reasonable solution I'll go get a better belt. Thanks!
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Old 12-30-2012, 13:13   #29
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Don't over think it. Go tight and draw your gun with authority.
Amen, brother. Keep it tight.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:36   #30
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With all my leather holsters, I take the unloaded gun, place it in a thin dress sock and holster it fully. I let it stay that way for a day or so to help fit the holster better. Once I remove the gun/sock, the gun still holsters snuggly, but fits better and draws easier.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:40   #31
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I am using a web belt which actually seems to work well when I tighten it properly.
You seem to be rather elusive about actually telling us what belt you are using. The belt is the foundation upon which you build your carry rig...make it a solid foundation.

Now....What web belt are you using? Bison?
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Old 01-02-2013, 16:22   #32
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With all my leather holsters, I take the unloaded gun, place it in a thin dress sock and holster it fully. I let it stay that way for a day or so to help fit the holster better. Once I remove the gun/sock, the gun still holsters snuggly, but fits better and draws easier.
I think the manufacturer called this "blocking" and suggested using the plastic bag the holster came in to do something similar.

I think that sounds like something I need to try. I think I will use the plastic and see if that does anything. Thanks for reminding me.
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Old 01-02-2013, 16:26   #33
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You seem to be rather elusive about actually telling us what belt you are using. The belt is the foundation upon which you build your carry rig...make it a solid foundation.

Now....What web belt are you using? Bison?
Not elusive -- not informed. It's been here (the belt) for a while and I cannot remember what brand it is. It seems to work as I need it to. It holds the holster / gun well and is supportive.

The root of this whole thread I started is to see if others seem to have to compromise between keeping the belt tight enough to keep the pants up while not choking the holster. I wondered if I was missing something but others seem to have had this same issue.
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Old 01-02-2013, 20:46   #34
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one answer. thebeltman. I use their horsehide w/ kydex insert (a bit overkill I know but I'll be damned if my gun doesn't stay completed put). It made all the difference and I experienced the same problems as you. I'm 5'10" and 185lbs w/ not much for hips. I carry in the 4:30-5:00 O'clock position IWB but also have a nice OWB rig I carry at 3:00 O'clock.
get a stiff belt and you'll wonder why you never had done it before.
cinch it up or wear it a bit loose. the results the same. your gun draws like it should and reholster well. of course this depends on your holster quite a bit but the belt made all the difference for me.

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