Adding a second gun to the line-up
I have been contemplating carrying a second "normal sized" gun for a long time. Not because I feel I need to be that well armed but to see if it was feasible and comfortable. I have been looking for a left handed holster for a 1911 for quite some time, to this end, with no luck. I am comfortable shooting with either hand so it seemed like the best way to go. I normally carry a 4 inch 1911 on my right hip in a Milt Sparks VMII with a double mag pouch on my left. Well since I haven't been able to find the right holster just yet, I decided to give a cross draw holster that I have a try. It is a Galco Sky cop. I got it along with a few other holsters at a price that I just couldn't pass up. , Anyway, I think it is gonna work. It is pretty comfortable and, with the way I dress, it seems like is gonna work. I am gonna try it out for a week and see if want to bother with it after that. Right now I don't think anyone would suspect me of carrying one gun, let alone two. Now, where am I gonna put the LCP?:image035:
Thanks for the mostly positive responses so far
As I said in the original post, I don't really feel the need for two guns, I just want to give it a try. I wore both guns yesterday for about 6 hours, but then it started getting real warm, and I was doing physical labor, so I dropped the guns and the cover shirt. All in all, not a bad first effort. I stuck the LCP in my left front pocket where it normally goes, so I would not be unarmed. The biggest problem with this set-up is that the Galco holster has to be threaded onto the belt, unlike the MS VMII, which has snaps. The other problem is that the butt of the gun likes to poke forward but it is sill concealable. My 5.11 belt holds the weight just fine. I still think that a left handed holster would be a better way to go. I was kind of joking about the LCP but, I always have room for it in my left front pocket. It is pretty slow to get to in an emergency situation. As far as weapon retention goes, I had not given it a lot of thought. If I do make this a regular thing I will probably use a pancake holster. I might go for one with a strap if I think retention is a real issue. As for the lcp, retention is not a problem with it in my pocket.