Just started carrying...what do I do with my wallet?
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I am always very conscious about flashing.. probably wouldn't hurt to check out the left side and see how ...
July 12th, 2007 06:41 PM
I still carry right, wallet right.
I am always very conscious about flashing.. probably wouldn't hurt to check out the left side and see how it works out for me
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July 12th, 2007 06:43 PM
I've always carried my wallet in my left front pocket. Depending on what type of pants or shorts I am wearing, it prints sometimes but I feel much better knowing that it's there. If someone wants to try and pick-pocket it, they'll be grabbign a whole lot more than my wallet!
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July 12th, 2007 06:43 PM
First, empty your wallet, because you will no longer have any cash to carry around after buying all your ccw stuff!
I have carried a money clip for years. This is my favorite one because it is slim & thin and has 3 storage slots for ID, and a few credit cards.
A lot of money clips these days have "magnets" in them to keep them closed around your cash. As you know magnets and credit cards don't mix because they ruin the data strip in the cards. This is a nice leather clip/card holder that works well for minimalists. I got my dad one last year for fathers day and he loves it.
I got it at Duluth Trading Co. www.duluthtrading.com
Link for money clip: http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/d...ure=Product_16
Oh yeah... I carry it in left front pocket. I'm right handed and carry other essentials in right front pocket.
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July 12th, 2007 06:45 PM
I carry at about 2:30 instead of the traditional behind the hip, so the back pocket isn't usually a problem. When it is I stick the wallet in my front pocket. This has the added advantage that it makes me go thru it and throw things away to keep it thin.
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July 13th, 2007 10:17 AM
Daddy taught me at a young age to carry my wallet on my left as I am right handed. He explained that 'If someone reaches for your wallet, you can grab them with your left and spin towards them with your right hand.' His theory was that you could hit them and keep your wallet.
I have carried there ever since.
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July 13th, 2007 10:57 AM
My wallet goes in my purse!
Seriously, though, sometimes I don't want to lug my purse around and so it's time for me to get as creative as the guys and find space on my person for money, cards, cell phone, gun, spare mag, all that jazz.
Most of the time my CCW permit and my driver's license and debit card go in my left back pocket because I won't need to pull them out that much. Money goes in my front pockets or in my left back pocket with my license and permit. Cell phone gets clipped to my belt on my left side so that when I reach for it if it rings I don't flash my gun. Pens and change go in the front pockets along with chapstick and knife and a spare mag (if I'm wearing a different holster and forgot to put my spare mag pouch on that morning).
All in all, a good way to do things for me. I don't have to worry about a bulky wallet getting in the way, I just have to remember where I put everything.
July 13th, 2007 11:07 AM
Originally Posted by Serenity
How come no one's suggested the obvious? I will be happy to receive your wallet! Problem solved!
I could carry it with my wallet, a thin card fold in my strong-side lower cargo pocket (5.11) under my pocket carry. Hmmmm....after reading this thread, I think I'll carry a decoy wallet on the left. Then when getting it out for a BG and is catching his watchful eye, I can be concentrating on sliding out my protection from its concealment as the situation allows and warrants. That's worth practicing...
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July 13th, 2007 04:18 PM
Get a Front Pocket Wallet! It's better for your back anyway!
ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!
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July 13th, 2007 09:02 PM
Interesting point. Even though I am almost totally right handed I have always carried my wallet in the left hip pocket.
Even before I carried (like age 9) I never wanted my dominant hand occupied while reaching for my wallet.
I may be dumb and unworldly but I have never seen a pair of pants that had any rear pockets that did not have one on the left side.
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July 13th, 2007 11:14 PM
I have a really thin wallet with an integrated money clip that will hold my license, my CCW permit, my credit cards, and cash in a super low profile manner that easily fits into a front pocket :)
sort of like this:
Also, I clean all the "junk" out of my wallet often so I don't have needless crap stuffed in there
July 13th, 2007 11:25 PM
Got rid of my wallet years ago. I drive a lot and was having back problems due to the way I was sitting because of a bulky wallet. Had a dent in my butt too.
Like so many others I switched to left front carry with a money clip.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
-- Theodore Roosevelt --
July 13th, 2007 11:35 PM
Seriously, how many of the items inside your wallet to you actively use within a single week? One-third of the contents? Less? If so, then you don't need a wallet.
Originally Posted by Serenity
As suggested, a money clip might be a good choice for you. You can find them with a thin outer leather covering works very well. You can have one made up with a thin slit in each covering to support a single card on each side. One could be windowed, to allow seeing your driver's license without removal, for example. DL, CHL, 1 ccard, plus a few $50's and change. It can take up one-fourth the space, if trimmed to that level.
EDIT: One option ... Old School Leather, a money clip with enough room for 3 cards, some cash, window panel for driver's license. Very thin.
July 13th, 2007 11:35 PM
At My Chiropractor's Office...
I found a similar type, flat wallet...the money clip in in the middle of the inside. I thinned out the info I really needed: driver's lic., one credit card, my CCW and my BC/BS card...that's it!
Originally Posted by stickybeatz
Four flat cards, a few bucks, and my new wallet carry is so thin, I hardly know it's there. I can carry it in left back or left front pocket. I still keep other stuff I could/might use in another wallet, but that one is in my safe. Oddly, it's been over 6 months now, and what I carry is really all I have ever needed.
It makes for easy CCW...one lump in my waistband, and no more wallet lumps.
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July 13th, 2007 11:43 PM
Well, as stated in earlier posts, either get a money clip or smaller wallet for your front pocket, or switch your wallet to the left rear. Worked for me.
July 13th, 2007 11:58 PM
Here's my suggestion... like ccw9mm said, clean out all the crud that you don't use all the time. People carry around all their credit cards, their SSCard, extra ID, old receipts, etc.
After you figure out what you need, carry two small money clips. One to put any cash bills you may have in (if you are married, you may skip this step), the other to put your DL, CPL, CC, etc in. Keep them both in a front pocket, separated if convenient, otherwise together. Many people can't whittle down to (in my opinion) only what they "need" to carry, so this may not work for you if you need to carry more cards/IDs than will fit in a clip.
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