How To Carry Challenge!

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    How To Carry Challenge!

    The Situation:

    About a week ago I dislocated my knee (and spent the next 4-5 hrs in the ER , but we know how to handle wait periods here ). So now my leg is in a immobilizing brace with a recovery time of 6+ weeks (the need for surgery will be determined next week - waiting on a final xray for some reason). As such, I am on crutches and my right knee cannot be bent whatsoever. I am right handed.

    The Challenge:

    Since the crutches like to pull on my shirt as I walk, a IWB may be harder to conceal. What do you think would be a good way to carry during this recovery time (regardless of if it requires to me purchase new items -- this is about ideas!)? My current setup is a Glock 23 with a Comp-Tac Infidel IWB hoslter and a Comp-Tac C.T.A.C. IWB holster.


    Lets see who can come up with the best solution!
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    Buy shirts one size larger than normal or wear a t-shirt with OWB carry and than a open button up shirt to cover up weapon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reborn View Post
    Buy shirts one size larger than normal or wear a t-shirt with OWB carry and than a open button up shirt to cover up weapon.
    This or you could get a smartcarry holster.

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    This is a tough one. With your injury a fast draw is probably out the window. Some ideas:

    What about a Smartcarry? I don't know if they make one for the G23 but it is a compact...

    Maybe one of these? - Safepacker You can hang it on your belt or carry it around. Strap it to a crutch maybe.

    Move and adjust the cant on your CTAC and move it to the other side for crossdraw.

    Borrow a friend's pocket pistol.

    This thing. The Centerline Holster
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    Get a belly band with a button/snap up shirt

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    I would opt for the Smart Carry, and yes it will fit your G23, I have a G30SF and carry it in the Smart Carry...Give Charlie a call and he will tell you what size Smart Carry you need to order. Service is excellent and he offers a 60 day trial period as well. Good luck and hope you have a quick recovery from your injury.
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    Something in the front, like a fanny pack.
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    Wilderness Safepacker, attached to strong side crutch when standing, body/belt when not.

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    Either a fanny pack or a belly band would probably be your best bets. I would personally go with the belly band (they are pretty cheap too).

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    I had similar situation last year, it was in the summer time so I wore cargo shorts and holstered my g23 in the bigger pant pocket... worked well

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    I would say fanny pack..

    I wouldn't normally say that to anyone, but it seems right for your injury's....

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    +1 belly band, fanny pack, or Ruger LCP pocket carry! Good reason to get a new pistol!!
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    Smartcarry, should work well.

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    I like Rangemaster's idea best! :) Barring that, I'm gonna echo most others' suggestions for a fanny pack.

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