Opinions on Pocket Carry.
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I will be obtaining my CPL shortly and would like to CC daily.
December 2nd, 2009 04:24 AM
December 2nd, 2009 04:31 AM
Well, to each his own, but I've never really considered pocket carry for myself. Maybe I've just never had the right pocket carry-able pistol. Options are good, but it's one option I've seemed to rule out.
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December 2nd, 2009 04:36 AM
December 2nd, 2009 05:01 AM
Crossbreed SuperTuck is a great IWB holster that just seems to work well for people of all sizes. It may be ugly visually, but we are not trying to walk around showing off our CCHolsters in public are we?
Originally Posted by HahnsXD
In the days of my badboy past experiences with carrying guns without any thought of obtaing CHL or getting proper training, I carried in my pocket a H&K USP Sub compact .40 cal or a S&W .357 Sig(Glock Knock-off). The H&K had several saftey options as well, but I was always uncomfortable carrying that way. If you are in a quickdraw situation and reach to pull it out then it may not come out as smooth/cleanly as it should. You may accidentally grab the trigger and shoot yourself in the leg. A pocket Holster is the way I would go.
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December 2nd, 2009 07:56 AM
When I received my concealed carry permit recently, I thought I was all set as to what I was going to carry: a Smith&Wesson Model 3914 which is considered a "compact" 9MM semi-automatic. Well, the 3914 is fine as long as you carry it in a holster which I did at first. But I kept finding myself in situations where it was inconvenient to have a holster on and the 3914, even though considered to be a compact, is definitely too large to carry in all but the biggest pockets.
So last week, I purchased a new Smith & Wesson Model 438 Bodyguard, a small revolver chambered for .38 Special +P. This little guy will fit in ANY pocket and now I find myself carrying all of the time. I have ordered a couple different pocket holsters (Mika's and DeSantis) based on recommendations by members of this forum.
I know it's not for everyone but, for me, pocket carry works well.
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December 2nd, 2009 08:16 AM
Pocket carry is good as long as you dont leave the naked gun in the pocket by itself.
Always carry it in a holster.Always.
I personally know a man that shot himself in the leg because he carried a gun in his front pocket. It fouled with some items in his pocket and when he was exiting the vehicle he shot himself in the leg.
A holster would have prevented this.
There are lots of pocket holsters that are designed to cover up that trigger. There is no sense in not using one.
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December 2nd, 2009 08:17 AM
I would have to recommend the S&W 642 Airweight. 15oz empty weight, hammerless revolver, 38+P. No sag, no hammer to hang up, wont fire unless you want it to, and 38 is enough to blow the wind out of attackers sails. There is a 357 Airlite model which is about 12OZ and $1200. I decided to go with the 38 as to ensure rapid followup shots. Besides, I dont want to pay 1200 for that much punishment!
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December 2nd, 2009 08:29 AM
exactly what I was going to say. I have a LCP and I dropped it, naked, in my front pocket, that lasted all of 5 seconds.
Originally Posted by HotGuns
I went and got a Blackhawk neoprene holster and pocket carry in that. The holster cost me all of 12 bucks. Cheap and safe.
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December 2nd, 2009 08:33 AM
Jmac00: Plaxico? Now that made me laugh out loud! Thanks for that one.
December 2nd, 2009 08:37 AM
I find that I pocket-carry (BUG) a lot these days - since getting a 637 airweight, and later an LCP. I do always use a pocket holster for two reasons - (1) protect the trigger and (2) it helps keep the lint out.
With pleated dress pants, even the 637 in a padded Uncle Mike's holster dissapears. It does require some new discipline to keep all other articles out of that pocket. However there's a significant tactical benefit, in that it allows you to be much further into your draw, without the BG being aware of what you're doing. I love unfair advantages .
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December 2nd, 2009 09:32 AM
Get a pocket holster with a trigger guard. Even with your XD, having a good trigger guard is essential.
December 2nd, 2009 09:33 AM
Unprotected... uh... pocket carry
I frequently pocket carry a Ruger LCP or a S&W 442. I put them in a Desantis Super Fly or Desantis Nemesis respectively. For hip holsters, I usually go Galco.
Check out Desantis for pocket holsters.
December 2nd, 2009 10:00 AM
I like pocket-carry for casual outings. In fact, I'm waiting delivery of a Milt Sparks PCH-RI. Admittedly, my S&W 642-P isn’t the best candidate but still.
I would never want to pocket carry without a protected trigger as the examples posted in this thread are to be taken seriously. My preferred choice would be a S&W Bodyguard variant, and not because of the single action option. I'm thinking the rounded shape of the frame may be easier to draw but I haven't personally tried it yet.
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December 2nd, 2009 10:05 AM
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December 2nd, 2009 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by HahnsXD
I have the XD9sc...... i will have to agree with others though even though we have the trigger safety, and the grip safety. I wouldnt carry it naked... i bought a uncle micheals foam type holster for either carrying in middle of my back or in my jacket coat. just to keep it from being naked. Great gun selection i love it..
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