So, as a man of Scottish heritage, I occasionally wear a kilt either in a formal or an informal setting. I am interested in finding out how I might concealed carry while wearing a kilt. Does anyone else do this?
The belt that is sometimes worn is wider than what most holster clips would fit, 3" or so. There are no pockets and the only way to carry stuff is in the sporran, the leather “purse” that is worn on the front of the kilt. It doesn’t have that much room considering you usually carry a wallet, car keys, cell phone, etc. Putting even a pocket pistol in there is problematic.
I have gotten suggestions of a belly band or possibly a shoulder holster. Of course it depends on if you are wearing a formal vest and jacket or are casual with a tee or polo shirt.
Ok, I am not Scottish at all, and I have thought about getting a kilt now and then. Kilts are cool!
That said, I believe you are running into a similar issue as wearing a skirt or dress. A belly band to place it like an IWB, in the position that you prefer. I also use a holster similar to Thunderwear, which I believe would be an option as well.
All I can think of is that scene in “Miss Congeniality” where Sandra Bullock pulls out all the firearms from under her beauty contestant dress. When asked where she kept the last one, she simply replied “You don’t want to know.”
I suppose taking off all of your clothes and painting half of your body blue while you run at them screaming with your spear in hand is not a realistic option?
Maybe that was just my own ancestors…
Anyway, I’ve seen something about larger clip options. I think Muddy River Tactical had some, but I don’t remember for sure how big they got. There were also some “flexible” clips that were velcro, I believe. Those might be useful to you.
I wonder about constructing a belt with high grade snaps of the back that match some put on a holster. Maybe someone needs to invent those.
I occasionally wear a utility kilt with my nexbelt and an untucked shirt. I have carried my small and large pistols iwb. I know there are larger clips, or you could use a holster with leather ‘belt keeper’ straps.