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    I think I have pretty much eliminated Utilikilt since they are anti-gun (I have proof of it too if anyone cares to see it) so I think I will be going with Neokilt or Sportkilt.

    Now, here is the dilemma... my holsters. My holsters are of a pancake design and require belt tension to work, plus they ride high. Does anyone have any insight on this matter? Will such a holster work on a kilt due to the low-riding nature of a kilt or do I have to get a different type?

    Now, there is the Neokilt, which has that really cool gun pocket for IWB carry BUT in commie-fornia that might be an issue. I am having a cop look into it for me though but still, it is hard because even though IWB shows as much of the gun as OWB, IWB might be considered "concealed," which sucks since there is no definition of concealed on the books.

    In any case, here are pictures of my holsters. They are all Simply Rugged holsters.

    First one is a makarov in IWB
    Second and 3rd are my Tracker (can't be IWB, dont have the loops)
    The fourth one is the makarov in OWB.






    So, anyone have experience on this matter? Anyone have a favorite kilt?



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    How about a regular belt holster for your kilt?

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    That just might have to work but I don't want to have to deal with it flopping around or bending the belt when I sit down, etc. I will probably have to consider that or a padddle holster.

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    Bein' a Scot (decent) myself... I'd use a regular wideswordbelt 'n holster with a Celtic buckle or a big square one. With a kilt... a flapped military holster would work OK with your Makarov opposite of yer Claymore hanger 'n same side as yer Dirk. For CC... you could use yer Sporran... if you have one. Aye!

    Don't forget the Skian Dubh in yer sock (hose)either. My fav kilt is the 'ancient' green 'n violet one with the narrow dark yellow stripe of my Clan.

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    Sonora Rebel wrote:
    Bein' a Scot (decent) myself... I'd use a regular wideswordbelt 'n holster with a Celtic buckle or a big square one. With a kilt... a flapped military holster would work OK with your Makarov opposite of yer Claymore hanger 'n same side as yer Dirk. For CC... you could use yer Sporran... if you have one. Aye!

    Don't forget the Skian Dubh in yer sock (hose)either. My fav kilt is the 'ancient' green 'n violet one with the narrow dark yellow stripe of my Clan.
    The only problem with all of that is that I live in Commie-Fornia. Cant carry a Skian Dubh in a sock because that is partial concealment of a sheath knife and a felony. I cant use a military flap holster because that is concealment as well.

    Oh, the problems of living in this craphole of a state!

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    Ok, I have to ask as Utilikilts are made in Washington. How are they anti gun?

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    sv_libertarian wrote:
    Ok, I have to ask as Utilikilts are made in Washington. How are they anti gun?
    Read the last page of this thread and you will see my emails with Utilikilts

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/view_to...242410#p242410

    Right now, I am looking at AlphaKilts!

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    pullnshoot25 wrote:
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    Bein' a Scot (decent) myself... I'd use a regular wideswordbelt 'n holster with a Celtic buckle or a big square one. With a kilt... a flapped military holster would work OK with your Makarov opposite of yer Claymore hanger 'n same side as yer Dirk. For CC... you could use yer Sporran... if you have one. Aye!

    Don't forget the Skian Dubh in yer sock (hose)either. My fav kilt is the 'ancient' green 'n violet one with the narrow dark yellow stripe of my Clan.
    The only problem with all of that is that I live in Commie-Fornia. Cant carry a Skian Dubh in a sock because that is partial concealment of a sheath knife and a felony. I cant use a military flap holster because that is concealment as well.

    Oh, the problems of living in this craphole of a state!
    Sue the bastards for violation of your Cultural heritage / Civil rights! I was gonna say... come to Arizona... but we have too many Commiefornians here now... that bring their goofy ideas with 'em.

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    Thanks for the info. You are in San Diego? I'm sorry:P I spent two years there, and it was hell on earth, especially for a liveaboard boater... If you ever get up to the Puget Sound region, lemme know!

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    Sonora Rebel wrote:
    pullnshoot25 wrote:
    Sonora Rebel wrote:
    Bein' a Scot (decent) myself... I'd use a regular wideswordbelt 'n holster with a Celtic buckle or a big square one. With a kilt... a flapped military holster would work OK with your Makarov opposite of yer Claymore hanger 'n same side as yer Dirk. For CC... you could use yer Sporran... if you have one. Aye!

    Don't forget the Skian Dubh in yer sock (hose)either. My fav kilt is the 'ancient' green 'n violet one with the narrow dark yellow stripe of my Clan.
    The only problem with all of that is that I live in Commie-Fornia. Cant carry a Skian Dubh in a sock because that is partial concealment of a sheath knife and a felony. I cant use a military flap holster because that is concealment as well.

    Oh, the problems of living in this craphole of a state!
    Sue the bastards for violation of your Cultural heritage / Civil rights! I was gonna say... come to Arizona... but we have too many Commiefornians here now... that bring their goofy ideas with 'em.
    But I am a good Californian, living in exile! I was born here but I was not meant to be here! I promise!

    See, I have pictures to prove it!



    Besides, I am 1/2 Ukrainian and 1/2 Italian, I cant sue for cultural crap when it comes to kilts

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    sv_libertarian wrote:
    Thanks for the info. You are in San Diego? I'm sorry:P I spent two years there, and it was hell on earth, especially for a liveaboard boater... If you ever get up to the Puget Sound region, lemme know!
    How did you know I was in San Diego? It isn't hard to find out being that I am all over the net but I am just curious since I didn't post it on here (I think...)

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    pullnshoot25 wrote:
    How did you know I was in San Diego? It isn't hard to find out being that I am all over the net but I am just curious since I didn't post it on here (I think...)
    I have pyscho, err pyschic powers.:P

    In your email exchange with Utilikilt you said if the owner ever gets down to San Diego...

    Elementary my dear pullnshoot, elementary.

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    Whatinhell are you wearin' a kilt for then? Got sheep? :what:

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    I spent most evenings last weekend with several of the guys who run Utilikilt (they were in town for the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show) and they are NOT anti-gun. I was carrying around them a couple of evenings (once OC) and they didn't have any problems with it. We even discussed holster options in depth and they seemed enthusiastic about it. One manager (the guy from your "proof") hardly makes the company anti-gun.

    I will be wearing my new Utilikilt (the Survival model) to the OC picnic in SLC tonight! I was lucky enough to pick it up for about half the WHOLESALE price! I wore it hiking yesterday, as well as working the OR show all last weekend, and I am now a convert! My company will be starting casual days in September and I plan on wearing it at work as well.

    The Survival model is the "12 pack" Utilikilt -- it holds 12 bottles of a beverage of your choice in its various pockets! These things are built like tanks and the workmanship is fantastic. My 80-year-old Grandmother, who has been an accomplished seamstress since she was a little girl, admired the work that went into it. A friend of mine has been adventure racing in his for over 2 years now and swears by it -- the kilt has held up beautifully!

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    sv_libertarian wrote:
    pullnshoot25 wrote:
    How did you know I was in San Diego? It isn't hard to find out being that I am all over the net but I am just curious since I didn't post it on here (I think...)
    I have pyscho, err pyschic powers.:P

    In your email exchange with Utilikilt you said if the owner ever gets down to San Diego...

    Elementary my dear pullnshoot, elementary.
    HAHA. Not that I am dumb or anything, but it is kind of like when you wear a name badge and you don't remember that you ware wearing it, haha

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    ScottyT wrote:
    I spent most evenings last weekend with several of the guys who run Utilikilt (they were in town for the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show) and they are NOT anti-gun. I was carrying around them a couple of evenings (once OC) and they didn't have any problems with it. We even discussed holster options in depth and they seemed enthusiastic about it. One manager (the guy from your "proof") hardly makes the company anti-gun.

    I will be wearing my new Utilikilt (the Survival model) to the OC picnic in SLC tonight! I was lucky enough to pick it up for about half the WHOLESALE price! I wore it hiking yesterday, as well as working the OR show all last weekend, and I am now a convert! My company will be starting casual days in September and I plan on wearing it at work as well.

    The Survival model is the "12 pack" Utilikilt -- it holds 12 bottles of a beverage of your choice in its various pockets! These things are built like tanks and the workmanship is fantastic. My 80-year-old Grandmother, who has been an accomplished seamstress since she was a little girl, admired the work that went into it. A friend of mine has been adventure racing in his for over 2 years now and swears by it -- the kilt has held up beautifully!
    Well hell, two differing opinions! So the guy is anti-gun but not really or the employee is anti-gun and blamed his boss?

    Fudge, I am just going to have to call them now, crap!

    What holster do you use for open carrying and what gun goes in it? Pictures?

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    Sonora Rebel wrote:
    Whatinhell are you wearin' a kilt for then? Got sheep? :what:
    FREEEDOM!!!!

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    pullnshoot25 wrote:
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    Well hell, two differing opinions! So the guy is anti-gun but not really or the employee is anti-gun and blamed his boss?

    Fudge, I am just going to have to call them now, crap!

    What holster do you use for open carrying and what gun goes in it? Pictures?
    Just a disclaimer -- I brought up the custom thing to and they told me no custom work as well. It is something they are considering for future products, but right now they are just trying to keep up with their own rapid growth, they can't afford to slow down for customs right now.

    I carry my SA XD 45 in a Blackhawk! CQB paddle holster and it is very comfortable. I will take a pic or two tonight.

    I am currently making a couple of 2" nylon belts with some cool buckles to wear with the kilt (as I can't afford their incredibly nice handmade leather belts).

    See if you can speak to Nate, Jodi or Simon, tell them Scott Reed sent you (no, that isn't me, that is the friend who introduced me to them). The call-center type folks wouldn't know him.

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    ScottyT wrote:
    pullnshoot25 wrote:
    ScottyT wrote:
    Well hell, two differing opinions! So the guy is anti-gun but not really or the employee is anti-gun and blamed his boss?

    Fudge, I am just going to have to call them now, crap!

    What holster do you use for open carrying and what gun goes in it? Pictures?
    Just a disclaimer -- I brought up the custom thing to and they told me no custom work as well. It is something they are considering for future products, but right now they are just trying to keep up with their own rapid growth, they can't afford to slow down for customs right now.

    I carry my SA XD 45 in a Blackhawk! CQB paddle holster and it is very comfortable. I will take a pic or two tonight.

    I am currently making a couple of 2" nylon belts with some cool buckles to wear with the kilt (as I can't afford their incredibly nice handmade leather belts).

    See if you can speak to Nate, Jodi or Simon, tell them Scott Reed sent you (no, that isn't me, that is the friend who introduced me to them). The call-center type folks wouldn't know him.
    Simply Rugged made my bely and it is the best damned belt I've had. Dont know the prices on the UK belts (too lazy to look) but they can be made pretty wide.

    Simplyrugged.com


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    Why not just make the modifications yourself with a sewing machine? :/

    You can add belt loops to a kilt, or you can just make some attachment so you can place some type of sturdy plastic mount for a lighter firearm.

    Where's the wife when you need her?

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    Mmm, Pullnshoot, is that a Marlin 336?
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    Mmm, Pullnshoot, is that a Marlin 336?
    That is a 1954 Marlin 336 R.C. in 30/30. Unfortunately, I sold it to a member on calguns.net and I kind of wish I had it in the fold again. Maybe in the future I will get another older gun like that but for right now it is best to simplify the collection.

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    Ah. Had to ask. A buddy of mine has one in .35 Remington.

    It's a NICE piece of work, I must say.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    I wore my Utilikilt to the OC picnic last night:





    The wife loves the new Kilt!


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    Just got off the phone with a very grumpy woman about using an IWB holster for carry in my kilt and she said that the gun has to be visible... which didn't leave me with any clear definition so pressing further, I asked if when the gun is in the holster if it is one unit and they said that the gun AND holster have to be visible.

    For their insolence and rudeness, I shall be wearing the bastard on my chest or shoulder OR I will get myself a kydex holster.... gosh dammit!

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