Carrying with pants/shorts without belt loops(sweatpants, scrubs, athletic shorts)

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by varipa08, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. varipa08

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    Probably well known problem and solution but for me carrying in pants that don't have belt loops or only tighten up by use of a drawstring was difficult but also a requirement as I wear these types of clothes almost everyday. Until recently would tighten the drawstring so much it would hurt in order for me to be able to get a proper draw. Never liked belly bands, to hot for me. Recently though I started just putting my belt on and covering it up with my drawstring pants. Sounds weird but works really well with a undershirt. I probably got the idea from GlockTalk but never tried till last week and now I am not going back. Conceals perfectly, holster won't come out with gun on draw and, I don't have to buy some other un-tested (for me) holster. I can carry anything anywhere very excited about this simple fix, not sure why it took so long to try.
     
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    Because of having narrow hips I have a hard time with banded anything. Even with some kinds of undershorts. So many years ago while wearing suspenders with Tool Belts I evolved to bib overalls and then suspenders for all trousers... So most of the time I wear tool belt suspenders on trousers, about 35 years now.

    I can get by with Side Clips on my weapons from P32 Keltecs to Full Sized Glocks. Plus my usual stuff in my pockets plus extra mags or hand tools in my remaining pockets... I do wish I had hips that would allow belts.... If I do I'm constantly jerking up my trousers just like my dad did all his life. O well.....
     
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  5. varipa08

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    Can't change my work wardrobe. But wearing my belt under seems to have solved the problem.
     
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    Interesting, looks more comfortable then a lot of the belly bands I've seen. Really enjoying having the same belt and holster I use when I am not working at work. Same draw and I can still trust the reliability. Good practice to keep things as consistent as possible.
     
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    I have a couple pairs of undertech boxers from the glockstore. I think they're about 40 bucks a pop or so. But theyre comfy and holster very well. They have front ambi as well as backside holsters sewn into the fabric. Retention strength is good enough, they have locking loops to throw over the handgrip and you probably couldn't be any closer to the body or deeper concealment without getting one of those weird pull out(I never pull out) things that hand below your belt.
     
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    Agree.
    Ima coach, I’m in that attire often.
    SmartCarry has made it possible to carry.


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    Tried that never really was happy with it, couldn’t get it to secure 100% of the time
     
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    3speed, smart carry , bravo concealment , and the most comfortable , pistolwear are not typical belly bands
     
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    Is your work wardrobe scrubs?
     
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    Inner belt with holster on it, such as an Uncle Mike's nylon slide holster? Then loose shorts or pants on over that?

    I've suggested that on GT over past few decades :)
     
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    SmartCarry works when needed.

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    Can't remember why I gave my pistolwear unit to a friend, but my SmartCarry is over 10 yrs old and still works. https://www.smartcarry.com/
     
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    Hah! In recent years I've had to shorten my pants because my waistline is getting lower. Suspenders sound like a good solution!