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    How Many of You Carry without a Gun Belt?

    For whatever reason, I've always hated wearing belts except for when I
    dress up for special occasions. I know wearing a gun belt would make
    carrying a lot easier but I usually use a inside the waist band holster
    clipped to my pants at 4 o'clock. It does sag my pants whenever I
    carry something heavy like my RIA Officers 1911 or the Taurus 617
    but that's just me I guess. Do any of you wear a gun on your waist
    without a holster and how do you handle that situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncfarmer View Post
    For whatever reason, I've always hated wearing belts except for when I
    dress up for special occasions. I know wearing a gun belt would make
    carrying a lot easier but I usually use a inside the waist band holster
    clipped to my pants at 4 o'clock. It does sag my pants whenever I
    carry something heavy like my RIA Officers 1911 or the Taurus 617
    but that's just me I guess. Do any of you wear a gun on your waist
    without a holster and how do you handle that situation?
    I don't like wearing belts either, but I've tried it at home and found it difficult to draw. I usually wear a regular belt, as I haven't found it an issue. For someone who would rather not wear a belt, a gun belt is worse as it is thicker and stiffer.


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    I only wish that I could keep a pair of pants up without a belt. Add the weight of a firearm into the equation without a belt and well....let's not go there.

    I use and prefer a paddle holster which many could make use of without a belt if ones britches were to fit snug enough.
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    I've worn a belt since I've worn blue jeans, which is to say as soon as I got it of diapers. I bought a gun belt one year ago and really like it, so I'm not much help, am I?

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    Before the "gun belt" thing, many of us used a good leather belt to hold up our pants. The funny thing is, it worked very well when you added a holster and gun to it.
    If I am not using a pocket holster, I will use my Blackhawk Speed Draw with my Taurus 85 in a discreet carry situation, or my Milt Sparks PMK with my .357 magnum. A good leather belt has worked for me for decades, long before the "gun belt" thing.
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    I've always worn belts... I don't see how one could carry many full size or even compact weighted pistols without some sort of belt or suspenders. I've been using a steel reinforced 16oz Bigfoot (sponsor here) as my carry belt. It is stiffer than my non-carry belt, but nothing horrible if you're used to wearing a thick belt.
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    Yeah try running, jumping, rolling, fighting without a gun belt.

    You have pretty much zero security with no belt and just clipped to your pants. Not to mention it fatigues very quick. Now I have carried a Taurus 851UL in the past in a basketball shorts only because the gun was so light.

    But for REAL serious carry a belt is a must. I need a belt to support my mag pouch and hold my pants up. I NEVER wear pants without a belt.

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    I just wear a regular belt
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    You carry a 1911 without a belt? Kudos my man! I am very thin and I have to have a gun belt for the heavier weapons. I can carry lighter ones with a regular belt. I wouldn't even try without any belt.
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    Belt for me. I find the Concealed Carry belt from Akers to be both comfortable and secure.
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