Tennessee Patent of the Month – April 2022

Manypeople who carry a gun on them with concealed carry licenses find themselves limited in what clothes they can wear. Sweatpants and lightweight clothing are more comfortable, but the waistband of jeans or cargo pants are a little stiffer, better supporting their holster. Attaching a holster to sweatpants often causes the pants to sag down which might increase the risk of the handgun disengaging from the holster. Attempting to draw the handgun might also be a problem as the elastic waist might simply cause the holster to move with the gun. This means two hand drawing is essential. 

Arrowhead Tactical Apparel, LLC believes people shouldn’t need to choose between their right (and desire) to carry and an active lifestyle. This capability is integrated into athletic wear using a Carrier Retention Waistband designed to provide the support of a gun belt, the safety of a holster, and the comfort of your favorite athletic wear.

Their athletic wear lineup is designed with these specialty waistbands which maintain their elastic feel. A series of belt loops are evenly spaced along the interior of the waistband. A clasping retention belt can sit comfortably within these belt loops and provides the rigidity needed to safely conceal and carry a handgun. Waistband holsters can be reliably attached to this interior belt and supported as they would be in jeans or a stiffer material. The waistband as well as a set of drawstrings or the elastic band create the tension required to prevent the pants from sagging as they run or walk. They’ve also designed the detachable buckle to sit comfortably within the waistband and be easily clasped or unclasped. 

Between the tension and the comfort, the retention waistband can securely hold a gun while you run, job, or otherwise go about your active lifestyle. There will be no handguns bouncing against you as you run or slipping out of its holster. Arrowhead Tactical Apparel had safety in the forefront of their mind in this design so that you no longer need to compromise on your concealed carrying.

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