Buenas dias, Mr. Aguirre!
I was intrigued by your post on carrying the full-sized Glock for better control (grip). Could you say more about "the right belt" and holsters and clothes and any other techniques you favor? I'm 5' 7", medium build and would prefer to carry my full-size S&W M&P if it's a reasonable possibility.
Also, thank you for the book! And best wishes to you and your family!
Hi, thanks for your email Steve,
Whenever you think your gun is too big, compare it to the good old 1911.
There’s good leather here and good craftmen as well, my favorite holster is a hard molded leather one made by Zafra. I also have a few cheapo nylon ones that have done the job ok (not perfect, but ok).
The difference between a “gun belt” and a regular leather belt is that the gun belt is usually of better grade, more rigid. A dressing belt will usually be more flimsy and won’t support the weight of the gun well.
The belt and holster should be bought taking both into consideration since you don’t want loops too big or too small for your belt, they should both be tight and work like a solid unit.
Milt Sparks has both good belts and holsters.
The ones most often made here by locals are similar to those, of course, price here is much better :D
I’ve been hearing notihng but good things about Blade-tech IWB holsters and I’ve been trying to find one on ebay for my Glock for a while.
The nice thing is that they don’t catch sweat like leather does.
As for clothes, a slightly larger tshirt does fine. It depends also on your body shape. Some people wear a vest of some kind (photographer’s or other) just to help conceal. A light jacket achieves the same result.
During wintertime, make sure you don’t burry your gun under a ton clothes.
I believe it was Leroy Thompson that mentioned that for his security detail, when wearing suits, he had his tailor add a patch of thick fabric where the gun was carried , both to protect the fabric of the suit and avoid “printing” of the weapon against the thinner suit fabric.
For winter, pocket carrying a snubby revolver, preferably hammerless or make sure to rest your thumb on the hammer as you draw( to avoid getting it tangled) or sucompact Glock as backup is a pretty good idea: Winter, hands in your pocket all the time… you can’t ask for faster than that.