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Okay... so I'm wearing my MTAC to get used to it and I've notice a couple things that I'd like to see if others have fixed:

1. When sitting I have noticed that my pants are more likely to slip down, making it more likely to print. My best solution so far is to grab the back of my belt as I sit to keep it from falling.

2. When I sit in my car I can feel the holster pushing my pelvis out of alignment. I know this because I get a slight pain in the back of my left leg (I carry on the right). The best I have been able to do here is adjust the holster forward; but then I have to adjust it back when I get out of the car.

Anyone else have ideas or suggestions? Or is this something I just need to spend more time getting used to?
 

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roseblood,

1) I wonder if you are wearing your belt tight enough??? I noticed when I started carrying that not only did my more flexible belts not work well (I moved to using my stiffest belt and am planning on buying an actual gun belt) but also noticed that my belt needs to be a bit tighter than normal... I usually find that when I first get dressed in the morning I put my belt on at the normal "notch" for what's comfortable and a few minutes later I have to hitch my pants up slightly and cinch my belt one more notch. I'm not sure if this is your problem with the pants sliding down but it seems like it might be worth a try.

2) I had a similar issue and found that it was greatly relieve by not carrying my firearm too far forward or back. When you carry it too far back it seems to cause a feeling similar to what you describe (at least for my body frame, but I have some fairly serious alignment issues with my spine already so you may find it to be different for you). Too far forward seemed to cause me to not be able to sit squarely up-right b/c the gun dug into my stomach and thigh. Depending on your observation and where you are carrying (fore vs. aft) you may want to try scooting slightly more towards your 90. I also found adjusting the 'cant' helped a lot. It seemed that adjusting it to max forward cant was nearly as bad as max rear cant. Just slightly forward of centered-cant seems best.

These are just ideas.
I'm also a guy with love-handles. Skinny guys seem to have totally different issues, so if you are skinny maybe none of this would apply to you. OTOH, if you ARE a guy with love-handles, I had a post a while back where I got some GREAT feedback on adjusting for more comfort... just search for "love handles" and you should find it.
 

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roseblood said:
1. When sitting I have noticed that my pants are more likely to slip down, making it more likely to print. My best solution so far is to grab the back of my belt as I sit to keep it from falling.
Try some relaxed fit pants (bigger butt) this will help with the pants pulling while sitting (or buy tall sized shirts). But grabbing the belt is a good short term fix if you can't tighten your belt anymore.

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2. When I sit in my car I can feel the holster pushing my pelvis out of alignment. I know this because I get a slight pain in the back of my left leg (I carry on the right). The best I have been able to do here is adjust the holster forward; but then I have to adjust it back when I get out of the car.
My guess is you have a compact car? (or suv or mini truck) If so a fullsize vehicle may be better. Alos bench seats are better than bucket. Now I know that is not a good option for most people, so changing holsters or removing the gun all together may be your best bet.
 

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I have acquired a BeltMan belt, pretty **** stiff, and I have it cinched slightly tighter than usual. My pants only slide down occasionally, so my guess is it's likely the pants. I wear regular fit Levi's, but have some relaxed fit at home I can try.
Holding my belt as I sit seems un-natural to me, but may not look as obvious to others so I may just do that. I do have love handles, but they should be gone in the next month or so.

I drive an Audi with bucket seats, and trust me I'm not changing cars just to make it more comfortable. :lol:
I may just have to figure out a way to sit in the seat without having my pelvis twist so much.
 

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roseblood said:
The best I have been able to do here is adjust the holster forward; but then I have to adjust it back when I get out of the car.
Why do you have to adjust the holster back when you get out of the car? Is it more comfortable? Does it conceal better further back?
 

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roseblood said:
The best I have been able to do here is adjust the holster forward; but then I have to adjust it back when I get out of the car.
Why do you have to adjust the holster back when you get out of the car? Is it more comfortable? Does it conceal better further back?
It conceals better when further back, though this may not be an issue when my G39 arrives.
 

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For my truck I have an old holster I modified to mount under the dash. When I am driving long distances I keep it in that holster instead of on me. It is easier to draw from the driver’s seat, and doesn’t dig into your side.
 

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Well, it took me a couple days to figure out the best positions but I think I did it.
I sit a little forward in my car, and I just get used to holding on to my pants when I sit. I've been able to make it look more natural; and I notice myself not noticing that I have the holster there.
 

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I got myself two good leather belts; one from Beltman and one from Ross Leather.
 
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Mine pushes into my hp and puts my back out of alignment too, just some thing that some people cant readily avoid. I cant conceal a shoulder holster worth a darn. Tinted windows are the cheap solution if I drive far I simply slide it between the drivers seat and console. I put it back on before getting out of the vehicle not too much different than some guys that carry a wallet thats too thick in the back pocket :wink:
 
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