Belly band holsters.

terminator012terminator012 Senior MemberPosts: 3,239 Senior Member
The wife thinks she wants one for the summer. I have no idea what is good or bad about them. Anyone ever tried them? What is a good brand? Any information on them would help. I don't think she will like it but what do I know. She knows everything. B)

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,246 Senior Member
    They could work; but, the gun turns to rust
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  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,239 Senior Member
    That's a good point. The ones she looked at were especially made to prevent moisture. Yea, right. Guess she could carry a Glock. :)
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,645 Senior Member
    I had one and while it's good for concealability, the one I had was slow to get to and hot in the summer time.  It's still around somewhere.  That's been a long time ago and we may not be talking about the same kind.  Mine wrapped around you and I believe Velcroed together.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,088 Senior Member
    Sounds like a mini-girdle...............probably will secure a gun real good..............gals used to wear girdles a lot back in the day and believe me they weren't coming off unless they wanted them to!
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  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,131 Senior Member
    I have one for times when I don't wear a belt, like out speed walking. Holds the weapon right where I want it. Spreads the weight of the weapon over a large area. Hardly feel it. 

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  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,239 Senior Member
    I have one for times when I don't wear a belt, like out speed walking. Holds the weapon right where I want it. Spreads the weight of the weapon over a large area. Hardly feel it. 


    What kind do you have??

  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,131 Senior Member
    I think it's called the 2A or 2nd Amendment or something like that. I'll try to look it up. Got it at a gun show. 

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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,910 Senior Member
    Sounds hot and uncomfortable.
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  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,131 Senior Member
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,141 Senior Member
    A Remora tucked into a waistband would cover a lot less skin, and be just as effective at retaining the gun where it needs to be.  I carry a Polish P-64 that way, and it's very comfortable.  A mini pistol like a P3AT or something similar would be about the same size, with half the weight or so, since the P64 is all steel. 
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  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,667 Senior Member
    I got TKOTCB one for Christmas.  She says it is the most comfortable holster she has tried.  I don't remember the brand name but it was ordered on Facebook.....robin
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 8,806 Senior Member
    The lady who taught my CCW class years ago used one to carry a Les Baer 1911..............

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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,910 Senior Member
    If it contacts my skin tightly, its hot and uncomfortable. With that said, it might be tolerable. *shrug*
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  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,239 Senior Member
    I showed her the one Dan linked. She don't think she would like the Teach posted. I might though. I'm looking for one for the P365..It fits the one I have for the Shield but she is trying to carry it to see if she likes the way that holster does.
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 27,036 Senior Member
    Teach said:
    A Remora tucked into a waistband would cover a lot less skin, and be just as effective at retaining the gun where it needs to be.  I carry a Polish P-64 that way, and it's very comfortable.  A mini pistol like a P3AT or something similar would be about the same size, with half the weight or so, since the P64 is all steel. 
    This.  I was carrying my Government size Dan Wesson 1911 all afternoon yesterday in a Remora tucked into a pair of shorts with no belt and just a light T-shirt over it.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,088 Senior Member
    edited April 12 #17
    Teach said:
    A Remora tucked into a waistband would cover a lot less skin, and be just as effective at retaining the gun where it needs to be.  I carry a Polish P-64 that way, and it's very comfortable.  A mini pistol like a P3AT or something similar would be about the same size, with half the weight or so, since the P64 is all steel. 
    This.  I was carrying my Government size Dan Wesson 1911 all afternoon yesterday in a Remora tucked into a pair of shorts with no belt and just a light T-shirt over it.
    You carry your DW in a fish holster?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_remora

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  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,239 Senior Member
    edited April 12 #18
    Big Chief said:
    Teach said:
    A Remora tucked into a waistband would cover a lot less skin, and be just as effective at retaining the gun where it needs to be.  I carry a Polish P-64 that way, and it's very comfortable.  A mini pistol like a P3AT or something similar would be about the same size, with half the weight or so, since the P64 is all steel. 
    This.  I was carrying my Government size Dan Wesson 1911 all afternoon yesterday in a Remora tucked into a pair of shorts with no belt and just a light T-shirt over it.
    You carry your DW in a fish holster?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_remora


    Ha. That's what popped up the first time I googled it.  :D
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 27,036 Senior Member
    Big Chief said:
    Teach said:
    A Remora tucked into a waistband would cover a lot less skin, and be just as effective at retaining the gun where it needs to be.  I carry a Polish P-64 that way, and it's very comfortable.  A mini pistol like a P3AT or something similar would be about the same size, with half the weight or so, since the P64 is all steel. 
    This.  I was carrying my Government size Dan Wesson 1911 all afternoon yesterday in a Remora tucked into a pair of shorts with no belt and just a light T-shirt over it.
    You carry your DW in a fish holster?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_remora

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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 1,703 Senior Member
    NN said:
    They could work; but, the gun turns to rust
    Wrong. I have the Thunderwear and the improved one I cannot remember the name of at the moment. No rust. Have had them for years. Normal wipe down and occasional swab of the bore. 
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  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,239 Senior Member
    I ordered her the comfort tac. Wasn't but 19 bucks. If she likes wearing them I might order the one Dan linked. It has more mag options. 
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,131 Senior Member
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,131 Senior Member
    What I like most about it is there is no width added to the dimensions of the gun. The material is thin, so in essence, it's like tucking the gun in your waistband. Max conceal ability. Even the Remora adds bulk to the overall package when it's tucked. 
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 38,288 Senior Member
    I never considered wearing a belly band in that manner. I would have worn it....around my belly, not under my britches. There is zero chance I could tolerate that under my pants. 
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  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,131 Senior Member
    I've tried it both ways. This works the best with T-shirts. I prefer my gun a little lower down, similar to any other inside the waist band holster. I'm glad you won't be buying one. No sense in wasting your money. 
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 38,288 Senior Member
    I've tried it both ways. This works the best with T-shirts. I prefer my gun a little lower down, similar to any other inside the waist band holster. I'm glad you won't be buying one. No sense in wasting your money. 
    Oh, I'm not totally opposed to them. Just couldn't wear it like you do. It may be the solution I need when riding my bike. Currently I'm carrying in a Maxpedtion Man Sack while I'm riding. It's annoying, and screams gun. 
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  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,239 Senior Member
    I'm going to try the one I ordered her. If it works with some slip on shorts and a t-shirt without having to wear a belt I will be getting me one. Shipped today. Should have it by Saturday.
  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,239 Senior Member
    She's learning the Comfort Tac. She tried it around the belly above the blue jeans. It moved around a lot and wanted to slide upward. With a regular t-shirt on it does print when carrying like this even with the Shield. She lowered it down inside the pants line some and it does a lot better. Doesn't move around or print much this way. To me it's about the same as carrying a regular IWB holster except it's more comfortable against the skin. Mag pouch and extra mag pouch sucks. The elastic strap that is supposed to hold them in place won't. Even with the extended shield mag. All in all I'd give it 4 stars. The main thing is she carried it this way all day yesterday shopping etc. instead of it being buried in her purse in a holster..Access to it would be way faster.
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