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I can barely keep my pants up as it is, so to wear in inside the pants holster which I have been doing....just for practice around hte house, i have to wear suspenders, I general wear some snarky t-shirt over that, and then a button down shirt over that unbuttoned.

This is a pain, like when i have to sit to use the rest-room.

Shoulder-rigs are out can't conceal em well enough.....

Any thoughts?

When I can afford I plan on getting a maxpedition bag, beacuase well I like my man-purses.

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I'm not sure of your build or gun used so I'm not sure if this would help you or not. I would suggest maybe thinking of a Smart Carry holster. Its a two pocket deal that used to be called thunderwear. It velcros around your waist or hips and the holster pocket sits in front of you. Then when you wear the gun in it, the gun points down and the butt of the handle stays just below the waist line by your right pocket. The nice thing about this is it takes the strain off your pants. I'm short and thus usually end up having fairly baggy pants or pants that don't stay on well unless their tight or I staple them on. The smart carry is nice because the pants rest a bit on the gun and magazine too. Therefore protecting the gun and holding the pants up a bit too. If your gun is too big for the holster and your frame, you might think of a police shirt belt.

Some police officers use them to keep their tucked-in shirt and belt together. Its basically a rubber belt that sits between a tucked shirt or in your case undershirt and your pants. Then the pants have on their normal belt. Sometimes that helps balance things. There are also jackets and vests that have the holster sewn into them. They also have undershirts sold and most concealed carry stores that have a holster sew into them. There is also the belly band type of holster which has a band you velcro around your belly or waist area. All these options hold the gun onto your body without the use of pants. There is also ankle carry, but that is heavily gun specific. I personally do not prefer the fanny pack holsters or on body packs because I think they shout gun. I like on body carry because even in the worst emergency your gun is on you so you don't have to worry about taking it with you. But, it really depends on your situation and preference. I hope this helped you with some more options maybe.
 

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Jeff Johnson said:
A good gun belt makes a big difference in how well the gun stays up in an IWB or OWB holster. Don't shortchange yourself on the belt.
I have small hips and literally no behind, pants never stay up regardless of the belt I wear.....but i'll look at what you mentioned,
 

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I'm short and thus usually end up having fairly baggy pants or pants that don't stay on well unless their tight or I staple them on.

(OUCH)...office equipt. never came in so handy

there is a disgruntled employee sir, what do i do...."throw the stapler boy, it works every time"!!!!!!!
 

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Something else I sometimes have to use because of attire is what used to be called a Pager Pal. It's kinda like the Thunderware, but it rides either at 2:00 or 4:00. It rides inside your pants and has a container for either a pager or cell phone that is outside and shows. With dress pants and a tucked in shirt this is the best I've been able to find.
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I'm not sure what you are carrying or in what you carry. There are some pretty small pretty powerful polymer pistols out there taht are pretty light. As well as the belt comments above, the right holster will make all the diference. I carry in a Comptac MTAC that has 2 clips to distribute the weight over a wider section of the waistline. It can be quite comfortable. good luck.
 
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