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October 06, 2020 5 min read

Everything You Need To Know About Carrying With A Belly Holster

You can use a belly band holster in many ways as either a complementary part of your carry gear, or as a primary carry system. Some people use them in the former capacity, others in the latter.

So, what's best for you?

It depends a lot on you and how this type of holster system fits into your lifestyle.

Let's talk about what you need to know about belly band holsters and how best to use them…

Why Would I Use A Belly Band Holster?

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Generally, there are two primary reasons.

The first reason is because you aren't wearing clothing conducive to use of a traditional belt and carry holster.

Sweat pants, gym shorts, a velour jogging suit or drawstring pants that lack belt loops preclude the use of a traditional holster and belt. Therefore, a belly band holstergives people a means to stay armed if not wearing typical clothing.

You might want to stay armed going to the gym. Maybe you're staying comfy around the house, but need to run out for a bit. 

Point being, some people find themselves in a situation where they want to conceal and carry, but can't or don't want to put on typical pants and a belt.

The other common reason is that some people find a typical gun belt and holster uncomfortable, or may have a physical condition that makes it untenable.

Some people find a heavy leather gun belt to be bulky and otherwise not to their liking and they look for alternate carry methods.

Belly Band Holsters And Exercise

Belly band holsters is a totally practical and feasible solution for keeping a gun on you while exercising, jogging or walking when outside.

You're totally fine with that kind of typical exercise if your belly is secured properly to the body, and the pistol is properly secured in the holster.

However, you need to ensure the gun is totally secure if you're a serious runner. The more vigorous your exercise, the more secure the pistol needs to be.

You can wear the gun in the gym, but the truth is that you should keep the gun in a locker rather than wearing your gun while you workout.

You need to go to a different gym if there's a good possibility of violence occurring at your gym.

Also, most gyms are situated near a parking lot, which is where you're far more likely to encounter a threat than in the gym itself. Having the gun on from the car to the door and from the door to the car is thus more important than having it on when working out.

Where To Wear A Belly Band Holster On The Body?

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You can wear a belly band holster anywhere you want to or anywhere you can get the thing to stay up.

But that doesn't necessarily mean you'll be able to use it competently if the moment of truth should ever arrive.

The best location to wear a belly is as close to your natural waist as possible, with the holster located where you would normally carry a gun on the strong side.

The reason why pistols are carried on or close to the waistband, concealed or open, is several-fold.

It's the best location ergonomically, as reaching for, grasping and drawing the pistol is easy. The shoulder joint can't impinge or otherwise be impeded, and ultimately the motion is more efficient compared to putting the pistol anywhere else on the body.

Concealment is also easier. A gun worn above the waist will imprint through clothing more easily, and clearing the cover garment takes more time and effort as you have to lift a shirt higher or otherwise fumble with your clothing to get access to the pistol.

Are Belly Band Holsters Safe?belly band holsters

Belly band holsterscan be safe...so long as they are made correctly.

A lot of belly band holstersare little more than basically a spandex girdle with a pocket sewn into it with a cheesy retention strap with a bit of velcro. Some move up to nylon webbing, but still fall well short of the needed protection for carrying a gun safely and securely.

The fabric can easily snag the front sight or the controls on the draw. Often enough you'll actually be able to feel the trigger through the fabric of the holster. That's completely unsafe.

If a belly band holstercan't carry a pistol safely, and makes it more difficult to get the gun into action than a regular holster does it's worse than useless. Safety and function are two things that you can't compromise on when carrying a gun.

What Kinds Of Belly Band Holsters Are Out There?

There are a few different types of belly holsters on the market such as ankle holster, body holster, belly holster, shoulder holster,...

Some are basically a girdle that has a holster pocket attached. Some are specifically made for use on the torso, up on the bellyclose to the chest. Others are made more for use on the waist, though bellyof this type can also be used elsewhere if needed.

There are certain things a holsterhas to do. It has to keep the gun safe, carry it securely, allow for the pistol to be drawn and reupholstered, and be comfortable enough to carry it around.

A lot of different holster designs will compromise one of those attributes for the sake of another.

For instance, some holsterswill compromise comfort for the sake of security. Some will compromise security for the sake of comfort. Some will compromise a bit of everything for the sake of a low price point.

You, as the person who's responsible for carrying the gun, should accept as little compromise as possible.

Black Dragon Belly Holster is the answer for you while finding the combination of protection and mobility. You can feel tough & comfortable because this belly holster is constructed of non-smell, lightweight, durable synthetic materials, these gloves fit your belly like a second skin. 

This belly band holsterhas many benefits that gun users always love it. It is 100% sticky to your body, 100% concealable, unisex, flexible, no-smell. Universal Surgical grade elastic holster fits small subcompact, compact, and even full size pistols and revolvers. All 380, 9mm, 40 auto, 45 ACP, 38 special, 357, and 10mm etc. 

With the Black Dragon holsteryou can wear sweatpants, gym shorts, loose fit jeans, under a dress, skirt, yoga pants, etc. You also can feel comfort, especially for an all-day gun carrier.

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