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Old 09-02-2019, 10:00 PM
doghawg doghawg is offline
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I'm suffering from an aging disorder. The medical term for it is "noassatall" and it's really frustrating to keep a 1911 somewhere near the right zip code. I tried several styles of suspenders without much success. The Perry style sort of did the job but mine were forever readjusting themselves and had a way of coming unhooked from the belt...occasionally at really awkward times. The standard style clips chewed up my britches and didn't always reliably stay attached. Have a pair that use a clip and swivel set up on the belt loops but the swivel allows the straps to corkscrew....another aggravation.

A while back I ordered a couple of 2" double pin clip suspenders from the "Suspender Store". I'm not plugging for that particular store because other places may have the same product. These are definitely the best suspenders for CC that I've found. They don't come unfastened or chew up material and the strap adjustment stays put. The 2" easily supports a 1911 (either alloy or steel) with a mag or two on the other side.

So...if any of you seasoned citizens is going through this same struggle I thought I'd share my experiences. FWIW
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Old 09-02-2019, 10:24 PM
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I'm of that age and affliction. Tried suspenders but really the best thing is this gun belt. Adjustments small, incremental, and easily done. And a pretty hefty gun belt on top of that.

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Old 09-03-2019, 12:42 PM
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I don't doubt that's a good belt and I know the importance of a quality gun belt for CC. What I do doubt is whether I personally would be able to cinch that belt tight enough to keep a 1911 from heading south....and still be comfortable.
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Old 09-03-2019, 01:32 PM
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As a data point, what are you using for a gun belt?
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Old 09-03-2019, 02:44 PM
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I would suggest a chest rig.

Anything worn "south of the border" for guys built like you is a real challenge. so try something up North.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:21 PM
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Yes I've got a Black Hills vertical shoulder rig that does just fine....in cold weather with bulky clothing. I've got a Ruger belt (limp as a dishrag) and a Simply Rugged that's limp also but at least it's thicker. I do have a couple of good sturdy belts purchased locally with no sag and they work very well.

The point of my thread is not about belts or carry styles. I never tuck in shirts and with a good no-sag belt with holsters from Kelley, Wright, Galco and Garrett... IWB or OWB...I can comfortably keep 1911's at the right height with this type of suspender.

Again...FWIW
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Old 09-04-2019, 12:35 AM
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Not sure where in Wisconsin you are located, but I use a Carhardt belt I picked up at Fleet Farm.

I suffer the same affliction as you, and it works better than other, more costly belts.

I don't wear suspenders, but braces are a better choice from what I've heard. just need to have the buttons sewn in.
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:07 AM
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I've had this affliction since birth so, as an LEO I've had my challenges. On duty, suspenders under the uniform shirt and off duty, shoulder holster.
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