I used a belly band years ago. Back then I carried a colt defender or a glock 30 in it while I was a auto mechanic. never had a issue with it and found it nice and comfy to carry with, as you can place the gun anywhere around the hips. retention for the pistol is alot better when worn around the waist with the pant line over half of it, or shorts with a draw string. summertime with a tee is easy with this type of band. My opinion is they are a great addition to a handgun holster selection.