A huge scare today and a warning about pocket carry!!!!
This is a discussion on A huge scare today and a warning about pocket carry!!!! within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Wasn't going to post this but I felt some kind of allegiance to all of you. I had a HUGE scare today
I often pocket ...
July 13th, 2008 12:21 AM
July 13th, 2008 12:29 AM
Thank God things worked out the way they did. I also carry a 642 in my pocket and use a RKBA holster. I'm glad to say that your situation has never happened to me....yet. Thanks for giving all of us a heads up to keep even more notice of our "pocket protectors". And yeah you're right it is very easy to forget your 642 in a pocket I've done it myself.
"Fear is nothing more than an emotional response to the perception of danger coupled with the belief that I can't handle it."
"If you change that belief to 'I can handle it', you'll no longer experience FEAR. You'll simply see what you are facing is a challenge... an opportunity to test yourself.
July 13th, 2008 12:30 AM
Get a holster. That incident could have ruined your life and the lives of the folks you were visiting.
"Engage your brain before you engage your weapon" - James "Mad Dawg" Mattis
July 13th, 2008 12:34 AM
Now that is a scary situation, thanks for the heads up. Glad it worked out well and you were able to retrieve your weapon with no one else noticing.
July 13th, 2008 12:37 AM
Well Tallyxd, you're right! I did have a holster but the Uncle Mikes pocket "holster's" are real slick material on the inside. They stick in the pocket but enable the gun to be drawn easily; too easily!!
I'm thinking I need something that'll take more effort to draw!
but you're right about how serious it was. It still makes me sick to think about it and it makes me take pause about the incredible responsibility we assume when we take up that weapon!!
July 13th, 2008 12:42 AM
Well, I suspect you won't or can't ditch the dockers, so ditch the Uncle Mikes. The stories of guns dumping out on the sofa, floor, bed, car, theater floor, mall floor, etc... are the stuff of legend.
I'm real particular about my pants...hence the dockers comment.
Glad it turned out ok though.
July 13th, 2008 12:43 AM
Mighty Beloved!! Quit being so hard on yourself, pal! You are so brave to post such boldfaced testimony, and I'll not tolerate anyone who downs you for sharing this teeth-grittingly clear example of what it means to be a sheepdog.
Originally Posted by Gideon
What happened to you could have happend to any of us, and this has forced me to revisit the revisited...aspects of my habits of concealed carry that may not be as airtight as I'd like to think. Fear motivates, as they say, and I've a feeling you'll become exemplary regarding subconsious monitoring of where your gun is and where your gun isn't!.
A man in the hands of his enemies is flesh, and shudderingly vulnerable. - author unknown
July 13th, 2008 12:50 AM
Thank you very much for sharing this experience.
Also, I'm glad you had this experience. No one was hurt and you're clearly motivated and eager to solve the problem so my hat's off to you.
"Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must." - The Duke of Wellington
July 13th, 2008 01:07 AM
July 13th, 2008 01:11 AM
any recommendations for a good holster? I have a K&D pocket defender for my LCP but don't use it any more because it prints bad.
July 13th, 2008 01:17 AM
May I suggest a Fist kydex pocket holster...the gun will not tip in the pocket, and it will not fall out when laying or sitting down. A built in 'thumb push' releases the gun, and only the gun comes out of your pocket for business purposes. The kydex is ultra thin and fits to the thigh (curved). It works very well.
Note: Search Related Links above for holsters...find Fist!
Stay armed...know where you weapon is...stay safe!
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July 13th, 2008 01:53 AM
Playing the role of Captain Obvious here, you need to get a better holster asap. The Uncle Mikes stuff just doesn't cut it as you found out... almost the hard way.
"Just blame Sixto"
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July 13th, 2008 02:05 AM
I'll agree with SIXTO here. Get a better holster before that happens again and something bad becomes of it.
Glad everything worked out for the best.
July 13th, 2008 02:15 AM
Thanks for relating your story. I occasionally carry the same gun in the same holster so it looks like we both need to find something better. I've got a used K&D pocket defender that I bought here on the Forum. Haven't really gotten around to working with it yet, maybe it's time to do that.
Glad all you had was a scare and not an injury to contend with. Be well and thanks again for the warning.
July 13th, 2008 02:34 AM
I had it happen in my car, with a open IWB holster. So, it's not just pocket holsters. I got out of the car, tapped my hand there to make sure it was secure, and NO GUN. Quickly unlocked the car and there it was sitting on the seat.
Ok, I have no issues with a thumb break, and after this.... all my holsters have snap thumb breaks... although several have told me how dumb they are.... thanks, but I want to make sure the gun stays in the holster on occassions such as this and there are no future surprises for me.
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