Carry adjustment in the field

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    Forwarded for your consideration.

    I'm downtown doing some business yesterday, and carrying the LC9 in a High Noon Split Decision IWB at 2 o'clock. Wearing a light sport coat over it, it seemed OK at the time.

    As I was nearing my destination, I noticed that this really wasn't going to work, as anytime the jacket swung open, I was going to potentially be displaying it. Might have been OK, but it was making me nervous.

    So once I was in the building, I stopped in the restroom and made a switch to 4 o'clock. That solved the problem, but what struck me was how I'm in there, fooling around with my belt and holster, handling the rig, risking dropping it on the floor, rushing a bit in case anyone was going to come in, and the whole thing felt really amateur hour.



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    Takeaway point: Get yourself set up right before leaving the house, so you don't have to mess around later and risk various sorts of problems.
    If you know what your full agenda for the day is that will work. However sometimes the best plans fall through and your forced to adjust to meet the changes. Myself I carry at the 3:30-4:00 position all the time, doesn't matter if I'm carrying IWB or OWB. I've never felt the need to rearrange where my gun is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    If you know what your full agenda for the day is that will work. However sometimes the best plans fall through and your forced to adjust to meet the changes. Myself I carry at the 3:30-4:00 position all the time, doesn't matter if I'm carrying IWB or OWB. I've never felt the need to rearrange where my gun is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    If you know what your full agenda for the day is that will work. However sometimes the best plans fall through and your forced to adjust to meet the changes. Myself I carry at the 3:30-4:00 position all the time, doesn't matter if I'm carrying IWB or OWB. I've never felt the need to rearrange where my gun is.
    Me too, and me neither. 4:00 has always been safe.

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    Over time, you work out what works where and for what occasion. Every night, I plan my activities for the next day, think about what I'll wear, and what I'll carry.

    I agree that this is something that you don't want to work out on the fly as you go through the day.
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    I have readjusted bu carry inside the waist, did the same thing went into the restroom relocated but it felt very weird... I have not bought two good belts that eliminated the problem of readjusting.... you're comment about get ready before your leavs is spot on...
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    Go into a stall to adjust...then cant be seen. thats what sounds practical to me atleast IMHO.
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    Readjustment happens. It's life.
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    I cant argue with your lesson learned result. The older I get, the less of these I seem to get but I do still get them...lol.
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    I carry a Glock 30 in a belly band all day, every day, and there are times when I have to make an adjustment because it might be digging into my side or my shirt came untucked. I use to worry that everyone was looking at me and then one day I realized that 99.99% of all people just don't care. And they are not looking at me! So now I just tuck in my shirt, or do a quick belt adjustment and make the necessary re-arrangements. Bathrooms are great if you want more time and privacy. Go into a stall, lock the door and make your adjustment.

    I even carry at my workout club and while I'm on the treadmill I adjust my sweatpants when needed (I have my shirt untucked and over my gun and waistband. Nobody notices!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bentcursor View Post
    I carry a Glock 30 in a belly band all day, every day, and there are times when I have to make an adjustment because it might be digging into my side or my shirt came untucked. I use to worry that everyone was looking at me and then one day I realized that 99.99% of all people just don't care. And they are not looking at me! So now I just tuck in my shirt, or do a quick belt adjustment and make the necessary re-arrangements. Bathrooms are great if you want more time and privacy. Go into a stall, lock the door and make your adjustment.

    I even carry at my workout club and while I'm on the treadmill I adjust my sweatpants when needed (I have my shirt untucked and over my gun and waistband. Nobody notices!
    I have a Glock 30SF. Would you please share a little about your physique/weight, so that I may get a better idea about whether similar carry would work for me?

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    Piece of advice from my retired LEO father, carry the same place, the same way, every day. Reflex puts my hand in the exact place everytime. Kinda makes good sense to me. I carry IWB small of the back. When i first started, I always noticed when i sat in the car, sitting in certain chairs, etc. Now I never notice it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honk View Post
    Piece of advice from my retired LEO father, carry the same place, the same way, every day. Reflex puts my hand in the exact place everytime. Kinda makes good sense to me. I carry IWB small of the back. When i first started, I always noticed when i sat in the car, sitting in certain chairs, etc. Now I never notice it.
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    your belt is not thick nor wide enough for that holster keeper. and ensure that the belt does not skip pants loops.

    it often makes shopping a bit more of an effort so when i find something, shirt, pants, jack shirt or vest that really works
    i often get 2 or 3 in different colors. but matching the gap in the holster to the belt gets you the best return on your effort.
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    A good "Quality Belt" eliminates a large % of problems, as far as tucking in my shirt during the day I do it several times a day regardless if I'm carrying or not. I'm a firm believer of planning your day out in advance and sticking with the same carry position. It's second nature now. The majority of the time I forget it's even on me.

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