When you want to IWB but your pants wont let you

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  1. Quigley

    Quigley Elite Member

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    I normally just OWB with an untucked shirt but going to a place where there's a "no guns sign" so figured I should bring the pistol in a little tighter. Improvise adapt and overcome.

    PS: it isnt against the law for me to carry there. They can just ask me to leave.[​IMG]

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  2. G26-Has-my-6

    G26-Has-my-6 Fullclip's Life Matters! FLM!!

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    There are a couple of solutions to that little problem:

    1) the "stop eating so much" diet as debuted on "the man show"
    2) larger pants
     
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    I get pants a size up just for IWB. I also keep nano vaults cabled to the inside of my vehicles in case I need to go somewhere prohibited. I try to respect gun free zones on private property, usually by steering clear of them, but I can see ignoring the signs in particular situations, on which I won’t elaborate here.

    Obviously I don’t mean schools or other federally prohibited places.
     
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  4. Quigley

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    I'm down 10lbs and I can actually get the pants buttoned now with the gun in my waist but it is very uncomfortable.

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    Might work. In situations like that (though I rarely OWB anymore, I went with the larger pants option. You'll never see me in skinny jeans) I just toss an unbuttoned work shirt over the tshirt (which is over the gun). Common enough style and the extra layer conceals very well. Obviously a jacket or sweatshirt or vest would be better but I get too hot too danged easy.
     
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    He wasn't asking for advice. He was describing what he did.
     
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    Lose some weight, tubby.
     
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    Maybe find some looser pants, smaller gun, and different holster?
     
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    If you're going iwb I would recommend stepping up to better quality holsters. I like Fist Inc brand, or Alessi. Quality holsters are made for one gun model, period. Your holster pictured doesn't protect the muzzle (can be pushed out of the holster from below), doesn't allow good access to the grip (entire grip and part of trigger guard should be open to your hand) and doesn't have a sweat guard (covers entire gun next to you). I like iwb and can't stand owb, my hand and wrist is always banging into it owb.
     
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    What holster is that?
     
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    At 150 give or take what should I shoot for ! By the way I AIWB no holster have done that for over 55 years never a problem , some can some can't I do think it has to do with weight !
     
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    I wear same size pants iwb or no gun. Of course I don't like skin tight nut huggers either i don't get that but I guess you need bigger pants. You have checked your state laws right? Some states you can be legally in trouble for going into a place like that. Isn't as simple as them asking you to leave.

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    Must have missed the part where he did anything different....



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    I'd rather just carry some snacks. You never know when you might have a donut emergency.
     
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    145, I guess...
     
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    I have some high quality OWB holsters from Galco, Don Hume, Bianchi, and a local guy called backwoods leather. Also have a safariland ALS. I just like this one for the rare occasions that I do IWB.
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    Either get bigger pants or get a smaller gun. (Glock 43)
     
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    Allen belt slide. Definitely the cheapest holster I own but it is handy for a minimalist setup.

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    3 years now of IWB, at 4:00, in an inexpensive KYDEX for my LCP...snaps in like a switch...
     
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