Belly Band Carry

I recently purchased a Belly Band to try it out. Sometimes I need to be business casual, meaning a shirt tucked in. I can’t believe what a great tool this is. I can easily and comfortably carry, even in a dress shirt and dress pants. And an extra magazine is well concealed in the band as well.
Of course my draw time will be greatly reduced, but at least I can CC in places I couldn’t before. I have been practicing a draw with my blue LEO training replica. It will be a few more days before I actually use this outside my home. When I carry AIWB using my Kydex holster I have a round chambered. I think with the belly band I will chamber a round after drawing the gun.


This was from the ad…

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@TexasEskimo I have been using that specific brand every day since about April this year and love it.

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You could add a kydex trigger guard cover, attached to your belt to pull off on draw, if you wanted to carry with one in the chamber.

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I removed the retention strap and hardware for the gun. It is more than snug. I kept the retention strap for the extra magazine, it seems to help keep it in place better.
I just got back from a walk/run wearing the Belly Band and sweat pants. I placed my blue LEO replica in and it didn’t move a bit. It was so comfortable I really didn’t notice much difference. I do think that having a flat stomach makes this option a good choice (for me). Because it is elastic and velcro, I will probably need to purchase a new one every couple of years. But they are pretty cheap.
Example here is from Amazon. And check out the rating from more than 4,000 buyers.

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Photo is clickable to the listing on Amazon ~Dawn

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Wife and I both have the same one. Works well for deep conceal. Not my everyday set up but when we need it we have them

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This is an excellent option - I use one in my carry corset and it definitely reduces the level of concern.
this is the one we use, if they have it for your model @TexasEskimo - and it can be color coordinated :grin:

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@Zee Too late. Arriving on Thursday… if I don’t like it I will return it and try your suggestion.

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@Zee I think you know me too well. I would of course buy one of each color. :+1:

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Just a thought. If possible, get a SNAP-UP shirt instead of button. Less chance of ripping when raising the shirt. Other pros and some cons also, but a thought.

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Ordered one of these a few days ago for the wife. Looking forward to seeing how well it works.

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@Larry59 do let us know which one you get and how she likes it. My granddaugher uses a hipband, and in the summer I do, but in the winter I use a carry corset (sorta like a belly band only awesomer :grin: - is that a word?)

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Here’s the initial impression of our Comfort Tec belly band:
Fit: The band is just little bit stretchy to help with a smooth fit. It goes on easily and fits well without effort. This is it’s best feature. You literally just have to wrap it around you and it does the rest.
The Velcro is something I’ve never seen before. It’s thin and very strong. Really strong. It comes with a separate pocket for a magazine. It fits a speed strip nicely. You won’t squeeze 2 in, though. From trying out some magazines, you won’t fit more than a 9 mm single stack that holds 10 rounds and still be able to get the Velcro strap over top of it.

Usability: The band is not terribly wide, which is good and bad. You’re not getting a full size gun to fit without modification. Not sure that I’d be comfortable with it even after modification. I’d recommend nothing bigger than a compact size gun. She’s using a Charter Arms Undercover revolver. Fits great.

Concealing: The band has a couple of layers to it, so not going to work for that thin top or form-fitting dress without it printing. But that probably also applies to any other band.

Other: My wife is left-handed. So we got the one for lefties. She wanted a tan one but they don’t appear to make them for the left-handed. Bummer.
It’s nice that you can remove the magazine pocket for better concealment if you need it.
Overall we’re pretty impressed with it. We’ll get a better idea over time how well it works. I don’t see this lasting forever, but should be good for quite a few years use. Can’t complain for the low price.

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From my experience with it. Glock 43 mags work perfectly fine in mag holder. Glock 26 with and without finger extension work also. But that is the limit. Will not work with the Glock 48 or 19 mags