What to do with holster?

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    What to do with holster?

    Hey all,

    When you have to go into a business that does not allow conceal carry, how do you store your holster? I was thinking about this as I want to carry to work, but have a belt loop OWB holster.

    Should I undo my belt, take the holster and weapon off the belt and store in my car?

    How do folks here on the board handle this situation?

    Thanks,
    Steve

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    I use a clip on, paddle or snap loop attached holster to carry if I plan on having to disarm. you can either leave the holster on or take it off depending on what works best for your situation.
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    On the rare occasion that I disarm, holster and all comes off.
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    I use a clip on IWB holster for circumstances such as that. I only use my OWB holster when I know I'll be at the range or open carrying.

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    When you have to go into a business that does not allow conceal carry, how do you store your holster?
    I don't have to go anywhere I don't want. I plan my trip ahead of time, and if I ever get surprised at the door, I'll be turning around and not coming back with or without.

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    Of course it depends on what your state law says about GFZ's as to whether you have to leave your weapon in the car/truck, or just ignore the signs.

    Here in Missouri it is really not a big deal unless you refuse to leave the facility when asked. But, since concealed means concealed, I haven't been asked to leave anywhere yet.

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    "The Beltster"

    Check out banderagunleather.com

    I have a Beltster and it is great!

    No more unthreading the belt from its loops. Just stash the firearm and the beltster looks just like a nice belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skye View Post
    Check out banderagunleather.com

    I have a Beltster and it is great!

    No more unthreading the belt from its loops. Just stash the firearm and the beltster looks just like a nice belt.

    ...Skye...
    Sorry, JMO but, that looks way too much like the way BGs carry.

    I use an IWB with a belt clip most times. Holster comes off too.

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    Most times, I carry in a paddle holster, since I know I'll be on-and-off during the day. When I use an IWB, I usually pull the revolver and leave the holster on.
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    Another option is to pocket-carry a smaller gun when you're on a trip on which you know you'll have to disarm. No fiddling with belts and snap loops, etc. The paddle holster suggestion is also a good one.

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    Unless I know the places I'm carrying ahead of time and am sure I won't have to disarm, I will wear a holster with clips. Gun and holster come off together and get stashed in the car.
    eschew obfuscation

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    I just take the holster off. I use either an OWB belt hoster or an IWB clipped holster. The OWB requies that I undo the belt a couple loops. Its a pice of cake once you are used to doing it. Just don't get caught on a security camera. It will look a little strange. You could always do it a block from work. You want to be as stealth as possible. What sheep don't see they don't know.

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    I think a snap holster, such as the K&D Laredo Defender is as close to ideal as one can come if it is necessary to easily put on and take off. A good paddle would also work well. I have and use both at various times.
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    Depends what I'm carrying.....

    If it's the Seecamp in my back-pocket, holster and all comes out.

    If it's my K-9, I'll just take out the gun and leave it in the car but keep the holster on, assuming I'm just there for a short time.....say to run into the post office as an example.

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    Normally my IWB holster is hidden but if I had an OWB that would show, I'd leave it in the console of my truck, weapon in my COM gun safe.
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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