Idea for fixing IWB holster droop?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by TNRonin, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Photoman642

    Photoman642

    Messages:
    1,895
    Likes Received:
    141
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2010

    I have to do exactly what you are thinking of trying. I went to the hardware store and bought some 3M "sidewalk" tape. It has a rough texture to prevent slipping on wet sidewalks and has a super-strong adhesive backing. I run a narrow (1/4" or so) strip lengthwise on all of my IWB kydex holsters. Works great and I've never had the tape come off.
     
  2. 6Actual

    6Actual Southern Backwater Mafia

    Messages:
    5,208
    Likes Received:
    15,225
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2010
    Location:
    Way South of you
    I cut up a large remora holster and glued the material to the back of a Galco Royal guard holster for the same reason mentioned by the OP. The rig has worked great now for about 4 years now. I called the Remora Holster Co. about it, they seemed spectacularly not interested
     
    TNRonin likes this.

  3. SASI

    SASI

    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    152
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Location:
    Atlanta, Ga
    Tanx - Romera has a "sweat shield" but not high enough for me
     
  4. newseditor

    newseditor fire/rescue104

    Messages:
    468
    Likes Received:
    423
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Location:
    Northern Oklahoma
    I have zero problem with this because I wear cargo pants with 7 wider belt loops than the typical 5 skinny ones on jeans and most pants. My pants help hold up my belt and by dispersing the weight, I don't put all the stress on the belt. It's something to consider. I wear 5.11 Taclite Pro pants even at work. Cost more but wear extremely well and they more than hold up my AIWB and 4:30 IWB or 3:00 OWB carries. I think this aspect of CC is too often overlooked. I wear single clip kydex Dara and Clinger holsters with no problem whatsoever using a 5.11 double duty belt. I'm 5-11, 170 lbs.
    Weight dispersed, end of problem.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2017
  5. rock_castle

    rock_castle All Lives Matter

    Messages:
    19,118
    Likes Received:
    40,226
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2014
    I have the same belt. There is absolutely no sag in it.
     
    Kennydale likes this.
  6. Yawstring

    Yawstring

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 29, 2017
    I find the VEDDER LightTuck works well AIWB for my G19 and Walther PPQ and Walther PPS. I'm 5'8" at 155 lbs.
     
    Kennydale likes this.
  7. Rockets

    Rockets

    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    143
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2005
    Location:
    Nebraska
    Rub the holster in Viagra but if the stiffness lasts more than four hours see a certified gunsmith.

    (Honestly, have a subcompact on right now G33 with extended 14 round mag, had a harm time finding comfort, finally went to a Stealthgear two clip and am fine all day, one clip was a issue, I often carry a full sized 31 the same way with no issues.)
     
  8. TNRonin

    TNRonin Happy g21/g19 /g43 owner! Millennium Member

    Messages:
    1,470
    Likes Received:
    835
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 1999
    Location:
    Middle TN
    I may try an alien wear or something along this lines.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
     
  9. DrewBone

    DrewBone

    Messages:
    4,611
    Likes Received:
    7,783
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2016
    Location:
    The Foothills of south western NC
    ^^^ I second this ^^^

    Why? Because pants never fall UP :D
     
  10. rjr573

    rjr573 The Prop Doctor

    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    204
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2009
    Location:
    Fair Grove, Missouri
    I had similar issues until I tried a 5.11 Operator belt... Problem fixed...1.75" wide,, double layered,, polymer stiffener sewn inside = awesome belt.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2017
    newseditor likes this.
  11. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect I feel pretty.

    Messages:
    2,523
    Likes Received:
    3,001
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Location:
    Yakutsk, Sakha Republic
    Bigfoot belt, Crossbreed holster. Noone makes a stiffer belt than a steel inserted Bigfoot.

    Does going commando make any difference? Some of my underwear is too silky and makes my pants slide down too much. (I can't find rubber underwear in my size LOL) Dryfit (polyester) shirts tucked in have a similar effect.

    I had to lose a few pounds to get my pants to stay up and be comfortable CCW. A silly reason to lose weight, but whatever.
     
    rjr573 likes this.
  12. rjr573

    rjr573 The Prop Doctor

    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    204
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2009
    Location:
    Fair Grove, Missouri
    Wow they are proud of those Bigfoot belts at $100.00

    I would be willing to bet the 5.11 operator with the polymer insert is just as stiff and they are only $40
     
    newseditor likes this.
  13. newseditor

    newseditor fire/rescue104

    Messages:
    468
    Likes Received:
    423
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Location:
    Northern Oklahoma
    I was going to suggest super glue and thumb tacks, but I didn't want to be smart-A so I won't. 5.11 belts are outstanding
     
    TNRonin and rjr573 like this.
  14. dj45

    dj45

    Messages:
    675
    Likes Received:
    750
    Joined:
    May 31, 2014
    I have an AlienGear Cloaktuck 3.0 for every gun I carry. The neoprene backing helps to keep the holster from sliding around on your hip, at least better than any other holster I've tried. Also, the two belt clips spread out the weight to a larger area of your belt.

    I've found that I'm able to go with a very minimalist kydex holster for my lightest guns (9mm Shield for example), but for my compact, double stack guns, better weight distribution and stickier backing is a necessity. I have several drawers full of holsters from different makers I've tried, and the AlienGear works the best for me.

    Oh, and I carry all my guns on Bigfoot steel core gun belts. I have two of them, and they're all I wear. They're outstanding and I can't recommend them enough.

    And lastly, no I'm not sponsored, work for or being compensated for any of these recommendations. That would be nice! But no, I'm just trying to help out a little. Good luck with your search.
     
  15. TNRonin

    TNRonin Happy g21/g19 /g43 owner! Millennium Member

    Messages:
    1,470
    Likes Received:
    835
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 1999
    Location:
    Middle TN
    I received the "rubberized" sheet. It's more like a plastic coating with no tackiness at all. Feels like plastic sand paper. I suggested to the seller that he change his description to properly reflect the description. He will probably tell me to go somewhere hot.

    Sent from my SM-T530NU using Tapatalk
     
    rjr573 likes this.
  16. Chop Suey

    Chop Suey

    Messages:
    1,609
    Likes Received:
    554
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2014
    Location:
    GA.
    Ive used Sparks holsters for a long time. I like horsehide. Now have a Ares Aegis gunbelt(really stiff).

    My pants would sag but for Perrys Ruff N Tuff suspenders(under my shirt). They will hold up anything you want to
    carry. And you can leave your belt as loose as you want.

    Fashion conscious people hate suspenders.
     
  17. t4terrific

    t4terrific

    Messages:
    2,000
    Likes Received:
    980
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2011
    I also use the steel cored Bigfoot Gun Belt. I use a single clip IWB holster for my Glock 19 or 23 every day all day. Zero droop.

    When I hold the belt from the buckle, it hangs perfectly straight after 8 months of every day wear.
     
  18. rock_castle

    rock_castle All Lives Matter

    Messages:
    19,118
    Likes Received:
    40,226
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2014
    . They are only $60 and you can get them for $50 when on sale. I have one of each color and really like them.
     
    Kennydale and rjr573 like this.
  19. KentuckyPatriot

    KentuckyPatriot Photojournalist

    Messages:
    518
    Likes Received:
    217
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Location:
    Kentucky
    First off I would try the Perry suspenders. I began using the suspenders clipped to my thick gunbelt and found not only could I leave the pants loose enough to allow me to breathe normally, but I am not hitching my pants up any more. I typically carry two mags and my primary firearm, pocket knife or multitool, phone, and my lawyer in my pockets. The suspenders work with whatever holster you want to use.
     
    rjr573 likes this.
  20. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect I feel pretty.

    Messages:
    2,523
    Likes Received:
    3,001
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Location:
    Yakutsk, Sakha Republic
    Mines $68 right now. Did you accidentally set the belt size to "Rosie Odonnell" or something?
     
    rjr573 likes this.