on duty concealed carry

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    on duty concealed carry

    obviously I work in LE. I wear an external ballistic vest carrier and have never been able to find a good way to carry my back up. I have a plethera of guns so the size and caliber vary. Does anyone have suggestions? I refuse to wear an ankle holster as Ive seen too many guys lose their backup during a fight and foot chase. I used to carry inside the vest but I now wear a level 3 plate with my soft body armor.

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    I always carried a LW Smith revolver in my offside front pocket.

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    I am not an LEO, would a pocket carry work?
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    I had two primary methods of carrying my backup. For the most part I too used a trouser pocket carry, and you can alter uniform pants to fit the BUG. The level III plate does complicate things, because my second method was attached to my vest under a 1 size larger uniform shirt. I never liked ankle carry either, and you don't either, so that's out of the mix as well. So for carrying backup on the lower body would be restricted to a pocket carry (most likely). I know guys that bought small Kel-Tec 32's and carried them inside their shirt pocket and placed their pocket notebook in front of them to prevent their outline. One old Lt. that I had also carried a North American Arms 22 Magnum there on in a pocket holster on his non-weapon side. (Yeah, I know they are small but we use to call them "Get'em off me guns".) I suppose it would be possible to use one of the attachable clips that you can mount onto side of many guns and clip one on the vest between it and your uniform shirt. For that matter you get a IWB holster and rig it to the inside of the vest the same way, at least that would give you some kind of a moisture barrier between it and your body.
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    We didnt have vests as a MP but I carried a snub cross draw for all the jeep time.

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    No one needs more than two bullets to protect themselves...Oh wait you're a LEO, never mind.

    No peasant needs more than two bullets to protect themselves!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1MoreGoodGuy View Post
    No one needs more than two bullets to protect themselves...Oh wait you're a LEO, never mind.

    No peasant needs more than two bullets to protect themselves!
    Oh wait, I mean...

    Peasants don't need to protect themselves.
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    I dont know what your BUG is, but I carried a DAO 38 special when i was an LEO in savannah GA. I carried it in a velcro on holster that I stuck to the outside of my vest under my left arm. If i needed it I just shoved my hand through the tear away velcro on my shirt and grabbed it. No one ever seemed to notice it. Took a little getting used too, but I didnt mind it, just dont put it too high.
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    Just throwing it out there... What about some kind of single stack subcompact in a hybrid holster. I can't even feel my shield9mm in my hybrid when I am sitting in the truck its really comfortable

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    ...I wore cowboy boots and had a J frame clipped into slots high on the boot...yet secure...(wrapped by the boot top)...I carried my Combat Commander beneath my shirt but over my vest...in your case, you could wear a velcro belt under your shirt and clip an AIWB soft holster onto it...about as fast as a belly band or vest strap holster...my uniform made front pocket carry difficult...

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    I used to carry on my vest under my uniform shirt, with my outer vest carrier I can't. I wear a 3/4" level 3 rifle plate so carrying inside the outer vest makes it stick out too far even with a ruger lcp. I've been carrying in a cargo pocket with a thumb break holster better than nothing I guess. If black hawk made a Serpa ankle holster I would consider it due to the retention it offers.

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    How about a Remora IWB - no clips to show, can change positions as you need easily enough

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    My BUG is a J frame smith, I wear 5.11 pants that have two inner pockets inside the cargo pockets. The gun fits perfectly in the front inner pocket and is secure and very concealed, the cargo pocket flap is velcro so it's pretty fast to get to.
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    Have you thought about trying a belly band? (The Original Belly Band - Master Of Concealment.com)
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    I have several family members that carry the LCP in off side trouser pocket. The crimson trace is popular with them for their LCP. I would like to see them rely on something a little larger. They use BUG Airweight S&W
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