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  1. #1
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    Default 9 mile run today w a belly band

    Just returned from a 9 mile run w the wife and kids (kids on bikes). First run with a belly band. Worked well. Very comfortable. No issues. Thankful for modern rust resistant finishes!!!
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    I picked up one a couple years back, found it very useful for walks to the mailbox when just wearing sweats or athletic shorts. It skips the need to change in to pants or shorts to wear a belt. Retention seems good for the gun, but found magazines work their way out on occasion, so have to check on occasion and push them down. At some point I might find some elastic to sew in for a magazine retention loop. Overall, happy I picked it up since it saves time when wanting to leave the house for quick trips and not take the time to change clothes, just grab belly band and go.
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    Which bands are you guys using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_k View Post
    found magazines work their way out on occasion, so have to check on occasion and push them down.
    The not-ideal solution is to stuff a Kydex holster into the pocket of the belly band. Belly bands are always sold as multi-gun holsters, but we know that one-size-fits-most holsters suck. The (expensive) solution is to take a thin Kydex holster and remove the belt attachment from it, then glue it into the belly band. That will provide a smoother draw, better retention, and will keep the mags in place.
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    I use an NPE holster in my belly band and it works well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFSOCCRNA View Post
    I use an NPE holster in my belly band and it works well.
    Were you the one that did a big write up on modifying the belly band?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_k View Post
    Were you the one that did a big write up on modifying the belly band?
    Wasn't me but I would be interested in reading it.

    FYI, my bellyband pistol is my Guttersnipe 43.
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    Not sure which thread I was thinking of, but I ran across one of these a few years back. I liked the idea of having the kydex insert for a trigger guard.

    http://www.warriortalk.com/showthrea...ght=belly+band

    http://www.warriortalk.com/showthrea...ight=bellyband
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    I use a triggerguard kydex holster in conjunction with my bellyband. Works great when an untucked shirt would be out of place. Never thought about using it while jogging/biking, but would probably work quite well.

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    Never found a belly band that worked for me longterm. I generally don't run in public, so I wear a Galco-style shoulder rig with a G20 and two spare mags when I run here. Convenience over concealment.
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