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PANTS BRANDS for carrying concealed.

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by hackinpeat, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. hackinpeat


    May 21, 2010
    Hi folks,

    There are a ton of threads on holsters, pocket or otherwise, and none so far as I can find on the best trousers and shorts to pocket carry your glock in.

    I am a g26 owner, and I know many disagree with pocket carry. Save that for another thread!

    what pants do you own that the glock can be pocket carried in? Which pocket?
    And does the butt of the gun show at all without a baggy shirt?

    My favs so far: (no back pocket carry for me, I'll leave that for other posters.)

    Dye brand khakis, good fit, and as always with khackis the side pockets work fine, the front pocket is good for CCW, but not so great without a shirt.

    South pole and similar baggy youth brands work well, but you better wear a nice shirt and watch the colors so you don't look like a gang banger.
    (Makaveli clothes makes a great pair of shorts with what the kids call a "weed pocket" I use it as a backup gun pocket, it fits my little 22 without a holster great, and keeps it in place. If you don't mind having tupac shakur on your clothes this is a great way to go. The front pocket is deep enough for a baby glock.)

    REI makes some great hiking khaki pants, but the front pocket is just a smidge too small to keep the butt hidden, they will do in a pinch.

    Carhart work pants and shorts actually have a nicely sized front pocket, fit a sub compack glock quite well, and hide printing when purchased in black very well. These are my fav for pocket carry so far! Also, they look more redneck/blue collar than they do gangster, so I advise these as a good set of pants in general. very good material! a 10 round mag will fit nicely in the carpenter's nail pockets and can easily be pulled with two fingers.

    Old military surplus Vietnam era camo.
    Any pocket (except the rear) will do with these things, the butt is slightly visible in the pocket, but you can just tuck a snot rag over it if you like. Since mine is OD and the mag is black it actually kind of camoflages itself in these pants. The camo pattern helps reduce visible printing due to the odd shapes that are already on it. I have yet to buy any digital print, but nothing says "gun nut" like wearing BDU's in a city.

    U.S. POLO Not a great choice, the gun can tilt toward the inseam in the pocket to conceal the butt quite well, however it must be drawn at an angle, and with 2 fingers, making them less than ideal. With a proper pocket holster these are not going to work.

    Thanks in advance for any contributions to this thread! I'll post more as I find them and try them out.
  2. Linux3


    Dec 31, 2008
    I buy Legendary Gold brand jeans and jean shorts from target. $9.95 a pair and I carry a PM9 in a wallet holster in the front pocket.
    LG jeans tend to be a little stiff and heavy weight, don't buy pre-washed, so they don't mark.

  3. BK63


    Sep 15, 2005
    Cargo pants work well.
  4. I was actually just thinking about pants selection earlier today. I am in need of some new pants and found myself looking for some that would work well with concealed carry. I don't pocket carry as I don't have a small enough daily carry. But, still would like to hear some advice for well priced pants that have sturdy waist bands and decent durability etc... I am looking at some carharts or maybe the 5.11 taclite pants.
  5. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

    Jan 25, 2008
    Clarksville, Tn.
    I use mostly 5.11 brand trousers and shorts. I love pockets!
  6. Quite a few shorts I own (don't know of the brands) can accommodate pocket carry quite easily.

    They're larger cut deep pockets -- longer length.

    Believe I got them from pacsun or the gap.
  7. sciolist


    Nov 11, 2009
    Not into pocket carry, but for a general purpose pant, Carhartt at +1" is the IWB program.

    5.11 always gets a laugh.
  8. i find that i can get away with pocket carrying my 26 easier with carpenters style jeans while at work. the larger opening in the front pockets allow for an easier draw.
  9. SNoB


    May 6, 2010
    I agree with the carharts, for both pocket and IWB. If you get them sized so you can carry IWB it leaves a little extra space for pocket carry as when you choose to do that. This helps with printing. I also carry a spare mag in one of the side pockets, and usually a flashlight in the other. This leaves me with one front pocket and the two back pockets for other things when I pocket carry my G27.

    When wearing "nice" pants I usually just pocket carry my kel-tec, it just makes me wish I could get away with wearing carharts to all occasions.
  10. Nufrifin


    Mar 9, 2009
    Armed Work Wear - Painter: comfortable loose fit, a lot of pockets, big front pockets, kneepads.
  11. hackinpeat


    May 21, 2010
    lol, looks like the carharts are winning, mine are also about 2 or 2.5" too big, makes decent for IWB with a sub compact glock. The pm9 and some of the others are generally a bit skinnier, so I think their fitment isn't quite the same.

    Thorazine: go dig through the closet and post a few brands!
  12. hatidua


    Nov 21, 2004
    right here
    Toughskins from Sears....because chicks dig 'em!
  13. MatGlock


    Aug 28, 2004
    Mountain Khakis....Got their own gun pocket that fits the G26 well.
  14. Toorop


    Apr 28, 2010
    The Midwest.
    I prefer Propper brand pants. But I do enjoy Rocawear, Pelle Pelle, and Akademics. I usually wear those brands in shirts and outerlayers with my Propper brand cargos. But I also have a few pairs of Levi's carpenter jeans which are comfortable. At work I wear a tucked in polo with my Propper cargos and I usually have a windbreaker or light coat of some sort depending upon weather.
  15. Glockphobia

    Glockphobia NOT!

    Apr 30, 2005
    for work i have wrangler jeans, and when wearing shorts, they're cargo, too many diff brands to remember
  16. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    Any pants, long or short, seem to work for me.
  17. ricklee4570


    Sep 11, 2009
    Woolrich is the best I have found. Very deep pockets. Deepest I have ever tried. Conceals a handgun easily and comfortably.
  18. hackinpeat


    May 21, 2010
    Wranglers? there is no way you are pocket carrying a glock in wrangler western style jeans.

    The mountain khakis look pretty nice. Are the utility ones the one with a so called "gun pocket?" The don't advertise it that way. a bit spendy for basic pants, but quite nice.
  19. same here but I IWB carry only I dont pocket carry at all...I just dont find it comfortable even if the pockets are the right size and depth..just not a comfortable carry mode for me. A lot of my shorts are Cargo type and just basic JC Penney or Arizona or what ever lol. Ive thought about a dedicated gun short(meaning buying one) but I just cant find one at a decent price($20 or less)

    As far as jeans go anything works again since I IWB carry I just make sure its a size 36 waist :) and im good to go!
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2010
  20. Straight up Old Navy Cargo shorts. I carried my G27 all over hell's half acre in the left pocket Saturday and after about 20 minutes I could barely tell it was in there.