CC in vehicle and leather seats?

CC in vehicle and leather seats?

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    CC in vehicle and leather seats?

    Just wondering what others do when driving. I cc my Shield in an N82 holster at about 4:30ish. Currently I don't unholster while driving since the gun is so thin and my holster is so comfortable but I'm sort of worried about damaging my leather seats in my 2011 F150 - mainly with the belt clip.

    Has anyone had an issue with the metal clip end cutting or scratching your leather or the gun's grip permanently deforming your leather? My rear sight tends to dig into the right bolster side of my seat near my center console.

    So far I haven't noticed any damage but wonder what may happen over time. Thanks.

    Bill


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    I have a 2004 with leather and 153,000 and no problems yet. I wear OWB at 3:30-4:00.


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    I drive a Tundra with leather interior. I haven't noticed any adverse effects. I carry a little further forward, around the 3:30-4:00 position.
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    No problem in my car. Same carry position. I'm not too worried about it.

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    I have a 2011 F-150 as well with leather, when driving for extended periods of time (40+ minutes), I unholster and lift up the 'lid' on the arm rest and my G31/G32 fits perfectly in that little cubby hole. I haven't noticed any damage but I just find it to be more accessible when it's sitting in there and more comfortable for longer travels.
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    Carried for years with CBST, in both vehicles. Car and F-250 both had leather seats, and no problems. Your cover garments usually give you plenty of padding.

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    I don't have leather seats, but when I'm in my car, my shirt covers the clips on my CBST. I have gotten a few chips in the paint on the front edge of the back door from climbing in though. The clip also wore a hole in most of my jeans too.
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    I think leather belt loops are going to be your best option. For traditional hybrid holsters, including the SHTF Gear ACE-1 you can use our Tuckable Leather Belt Loops. I'm not sure if they would work for your holster or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillK01 View Post
    Just wondering what others do when driving. I cc my Shield in an N82 holster at about 4:30ish. Currently I don't unholster while driving since the gun is so thin and my holster is so comfortable but I'm sort of worried about damaging my leather seats in my 2011 F150 - mainly with the belt clip.

    Has anyone had an issue with the metal clip end cutting or scratching your leather or the gun's grip permanently deforming your leather? My rear sight tends to dig into the right bolster side of my seat near my center console.

    So far I haven't noticed any damage but wonder what may happen over time. Thanks.

    Bill
    I have the same concern. We have one vehicle (Suv with leather bucket seats) and I worry the my G 19 carried OWB will, over time, wear or tear the leather.
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    I have a dodge avenger with leather bucket seats and I carry either IWB or OWB at 3 oclock and after 89950 miles on it there is no signs of wear. I do have a shirt covering the gun when I carry, so that could be a saving grace for me.

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    My 1911 has scratched the leather in my SRX. I have switched to using a car holster for both comfort and to eliminate this issue.
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    DeSantis Kingston vehicle holster.


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    Try getting your small pistol to the front half of your body then access is simple and set damage is not possible. We have 3 people now cc'n in the family and its taken a little work to get them to understand a better holster designs allow adjust verticaly and adding some cant can make all the difference. I am a heavier guy with plenty of spare tire and cc a kahr cm9 iwb, same size as your sheild at a 2:15 to 2:30 postion with a comp-tac minotaur netraul. Son-in law cc's a KT-p11 in a low cost desantis sof-tuk in the same possition and he is 5-9 145lb with a 26" waist. 2 girls of main carry on the front side also , a 38 UL and bersa tunder. One in a alessi apx and the other in a desantis pock-tuk but IWB . All are tuckable Try a different holster design and you will never look back. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlassWolf View Post
    DeSantis Kingston vehicle holster.

    I like this! Is it a one size fits all holster?

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    I carry at 8:30 in my car. My seats have bolsters on the sides... they don't interfere with my CCW too much. My pistol and holster have not damaged the leather because I'm careful when entering and exiting. My cell phone holster has scratched the leather on my driver's seat. :(

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