The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Gear and Accessories

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old September 13, 2008, 01:52 AM   #1
scoobydoo6906
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 10, 2005
Location: Portland, Or
Posts: 299
iwb holsters for fatties lol

lol like the title? ok in all seriousness I am fat dude I need recommendations for a iwb holsters. I would like firsthand knowledge so you are not over 250lbs I really cant use your info. only the fat, hungry, sweaty, and massively sexy need respond. makes, models, and level of concealment the holster. what works or what doesn't work to conceal on portly guys. thanks for the help.
__________________
Remington 760 BDL .270, yugo M70B1 , Remington 870 wingmaster, remington 700 ADL 30-06, Pre 64 Marlin 336 30-30, springfield xd-9 sub compact, Sig Sauer 226, F&N FNP-45, Ruger 10/22, XD-45 4in, XD-9 4in
scoobydoo6906 is offline  
Old September 13, 2008, 08:11 AM   #2
AK103K
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 1, 2001
Location: PA -- In the shadow of the Shade
Posts: 7,918
I was pretty hefty a few years back. Not 250, but I was 215-220 on a 5'6" frame wearing 38" pants.

I still wore what I wear today, mainly a Blade Tech IWB with a reload on my belt. The only thing I've changed, has been my pants size. (I'm 160 and a 32" now)

IWB takes a little while to get used to no matter what your size is, so dont think your size is really necessarily an issue. It takes a little while for you body to get used to the gun being there, especailly if you dont change your pants size, which I dont. I wear my normal size pants and have always been more comfortable doing so, as the gun moves around less and stays in place. It feels a little snug at first in the morning when you put them on, but soon feels fine as the pants give a little.

For IWB holsters, I've pretty much settled on the Blade Tech and a Milt Sparks VMII, with the Blade Tech being used the most. If you sweat, the Blade Tech is the better choice.
__________________
“The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he is on.”
― Joseph Heller, Catch-22

Zeitgeist - The Movie
AK103K is offline  
Old September 13, 2008, 09:14 AM   #3
postal guy
Junior Member
 
Join Date: September 3, 2008
Location: Atl
Posts: 8
I am 5'11" and 260 now. I have used a few various holsters. All I make sure of is to buy larger waist pants than what I actually wear. Asize or two. Hope this helps.
postal guy is offline  
Old September 13, 2008, 06:35 PM   #4
scoobydoo6906
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 10, 2005
Location: Portland, Or
Posts: 299
has anybody used a comp-tac iwb holster?
__________________
Remington 760 BDL .270, yugo M70B1 , Remington 870 wingmaster, remington 700 ADL 30-06, Pre 64 Marlin 336 30-30, springfield xd-9 sub compact, Sig Sauer 226, F&N FNP-45, Ruger 10/22, XD-45 4in, XD-9 4in
scoobydoo6906 is offline  
Old September 14, 2008, 11:21 AM   #5
jfrey123
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 7, 2006
Location: Reno, NV.
Posts: 1,026
I'm in between 5'11 and 6' (so depressing, almost made 6...) and weigh in at 235lbs with a 38in pant.

Best IWB's for me have been with a compact pistol, usually a Bersa Thunder or a Glock 27. I've got a bit of chub in the gut and some love handles. I've found holsters that ride low work the best. Since I wear my pants right under my love handles, a holster that keeps the grip low and tucked under and into that handle usually works best for me. I carry at 3 o'clock.

FWIW, comp tac looks good to me and is next for my IWB's.
__________________
Rock out with your Glock out!
jfrey123 is offline  
Old September 14, 2008, 02:04 PM   #6
Don H
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 8, 2000
Location: SLC,Utah
Posts: 2,705
Milt Sparks VM-2 works for me - 1911 and a High Power.
Don H is offline  
Old September 15, 2008, 03:39 AM   #7
10-96
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 19, 2005
Location: Tx Panhandle Territory
Posts: 3,167
I'm a tubby dude with no butt, I wear jeans, and it's all I can do to keep ME in my breeches. I started buying the larger button down shirts from Gander mtn, etc- leave the shirttail out- and I just go with a paddle holster for my Sig 220, or a Bianchi minimalist kinda thing for my CZ 75 D PCR. Keeps things covered up, keeps my butt covered up, no plumbers crack... everybody's happy.
__________________
Rednecks... Keeping the woods critter-free since March 2, 1836. (TX Independence Day)

I'm going to use the words "clip" and "Long Colt" every chance I get. It grinds my gears to see new members attacked when we all know dang good and well what's being refered to.
10-96 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08288 seconds with 9 queries