Pocket Carry

This is a discussion on Pocket Carry within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; In the summer I'm always in cargo shorts, and I put my Kel Tec .380 in a DeSantis holster and straight into the cargo pocket....

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    In the summer I'm always in cargo shorts, and I put my Kel Tec .380 in a DeSantis holster and straight into the cargo pocket.

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    I usually Pocket Carry my BUG.

    I selected "Always" but it's not for my "Primary Weapon."

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    I pocket carry my S&W J frame and my Ruger LCP.

    I OWB carry the HK USP Compact and the XD.40 subcompact.

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    The only gun I pocket carry is a 9MM Derringer I have. It is the only gun small enough for pocket carry that I own and that I have a holster for.
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    I guess I'm a little surprised that so many people pocket carry. Not that it's bad. I have to assume you don't carry much of anything else though.

    Pocket carry? Lets see, in one back pocket I carry my wallet and in the other a handkerchief. In my front pockets I carry keys and a cigarette lighter and change and a pocket knife and often my cell phone. Just where in the heck am I going to carry a pocket pistol? I don't carry my cell phone on a clip because it irritates my skin. I have tried at least a half dozen such clips and holsters and never found one I like.

    And that's pretty "naked" for me. This assumes it's daylight and I don't have a small flashlight and/or a small pocket "toolkit.

    Normally I wear cargo pants or shorts so I can carry all those things and I still rarely pocket carry a gun. Have I? Yes and I sometimes still do.

    But with my Kahr PM in an IWB I can forget it's there. No sweat, no hassle, no "feel" and no taking up space where other things are more desirable.

    The only advantage I can see in pocket carry is that if it looks look like things could become dicey you can casually have your hand in the pocket comfortable gripping your gun.

    Never had that happen yet, but everyday I'm glad I don't have more things jammed in one pocket just so I cann carry a gun in the other.

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    I routinely pocket carry my Kahr PM9, Bersa Thunder 380 CC, Kel-Tec P3AT or Beretta Tomcat. The Bersa is what I most often choose.

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    When at work, P32 always in my pocket. Outside of work, maybe as a backup.

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    I pocket carry a airLite 357 J frame most of the time because thats how I carry at work. It works great for me - stays very concealed - I can still wear a tool belt - Don't have to have a cover shirt, vest or Jacket.

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    I pocket carry about 15% of the time. My trusty Seecamp .32 in a Ron Graham "Reno" holster. Easy to draw and conceal.
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    Never tried it. why?

    I do not own a pocket size handgun at the moment.

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    Need to add a 5th question.

    "YES. Always. Backup / Secondary Carry Mode ?

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    Colt Cobra 38 is the pocket BUG.
    A deeper penetrating revolver is primary on the hip (OWB).

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    I have carried pocket style on occasion....but it is not as a rule. I am not a huge fan of it but I think that is most likely as result of the fact that I don't have a gun that is really suited to it. If I have a small, light weight 5 shot .38 snubbie, I might be more apt to pocket carry from time to time.

    Hmmm....maybe I should look into getting myself one.
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    If I'm just out and about, I'll carry my G19 or PM9 in an OWB or IWB. If I'm going to a social occasion where I know there'll be lots of hugging and close quarters mingling, I'll pocket carry the PM9 or S&W 442 snubbie in a DeSantis Nemesis.
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    Sure I pocket carry, my Keltec P 3AT, whenever I can't carry one of my Glocks.
    Just picked up a SW 642, and that will now go in my pocket, whenever I can't wear the Glock on my belt. The Keltec will remain as my deep concealment always gun.

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