Yup. I used to carry a 5 in. 625 or a 5 in. 1911 all day when I taught on range days. With a good leather rig it is really not that uncomfortable. I carry them in the same spot you described. I have an old Ernie Hill speedleather belt with a steel insert sewn in. The only time it became a problem for me was if I had to constantly get in and out of vehicles throughout the day. (especially if it had those wrap around seat backs in it) Suspenders are a very good addition to your rig. I used them a lot when having to carry radios, Maglites and full size guns and reloads. They really help with all that junk.
Last edited by drail; October 9, 2012 at 03:49 PM.