View Full Version : iwb holsters for fatties lol

September 13, 2008, 01:52 AM
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.

September 13, 2008, 08:11 AM
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.

postal guy
September 13, 2008, 09:14 AM
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.

September 13, 2008, 06:35 PM
has anybody used a comp-tac iwb holster?

September 14, 2008, 11:21 AM
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. :cool:

Don H
September 14, 2008, 02:04 PM
Milt Sparks VM-2 works for me - 1911 and a High Power.

September 15, 2008, 03:39 AM
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.