I've managed to grudgingly hold the line at a size 38 waist for quite some time now, but it's denial really. I've been working on a dunlop for a while, as in "Ma belly done lopped over ma belt". Essentially a groove around my midsection in which my waistband and belt snap just perfectly.
The holster I ordered for my Ruger finally arrived today from N82 Tactical (Nate Squared). It's an inside the waistband molded polycarbonate paddle holster with suede backing. The Ruger slides right in and the trigger guard clicks into a detent bump molded into the plastic. A gentle twist towards the body and the pistol comes out no problem. Their "professional" model. No break in time. Works right out of the box. Made in 'Merica! Damnit!
But, sigh, I'm either going to have to get tactical slacks or drop an inch and a half off my waistline, whichever comes first. I'm betting on the fatter boy pants frankly.
N82 advertised that the holster would ship in 5 to 6 days via USPS. It did and kx59 is a happy camper.
I have received no financial remuneration for the above plug and paid $70 plus $3 shipping for my own damn holster. I didn't even use my EBT card. Not that I have one. As far as you know.