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    OK, I've been wanting to ask this question for some time, but haven't had the chance.. This is my situation. I have a concealed weapons permit. I would wear it at work if I could. I have before for an entire day more than a few times. The thing is I deliver/merchandise bread, and contrary to logical belief my job isn't easy... I get up at 1:50am 5 days a week and the job is a race against the clock to get to all 12 stops a day and all stores receive product by certain times. All stores stop receiving at noon PERIOD...

    I'm bending over countless countless times over and over I'll even jog sometimes to get from my truck to the back door sometimes and even to the bread aisle if there isn't anyone in the store yet. Lately I've been keeping my handgun in a gun case/sleeve and leaving it in the work truck when I deliver. I'm only away from my truck about 15-30minutes at a time at any given time, and there are usually other bread guys parked around or right next to mine. I lock all my doors and even the backdoor of my work truck, and sometimes I'll put the gun sleeve in the back of the truck where the bread is in case someone does break in they wont be too apt to want to steal the bread I hide it under some empty trays sometimes as well.

    My question is what do you think I should do? Is what I'm doing stupid? Should I leave my gun at home even though I have a small 4 gun sized safe that I can't bolt down because I live in an apartment? Any suggestions would be appreciated! Also might I add, I live in the south its hot even now!! its about 75 degrees right now in december where I live, and I'm a big guy I sweat a lot as is. My biggest fear would be a store manager asking me to show me what the buldge is, and trust me I wouldn't put it past some of them to do this especially at a much more corporate store that much of us like to go to when we first get our permits. I have to bend over funny a lot when and if I do carry to help prevent printing
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    Maybe a shoulder rig or one of those undershirt holsters would be better, easier to conceal?

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    I vote for a shoulder rig also. The holster shirts are good, but constant bending may cause the firearm to come loose and fall out unless it has a retention strap.

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    Well the bending over usually isn't conductive to belt carry. Shoulder rigs also tend to "dangle" when you bend over in my experience. You could try a smaller gun with ankle carry, a holster shirt, or <Lord, please forgive me for saying this...> thunderwear/smartcarry. I wouldn't want to leave it in the truck...for one, it doesn't do you much good there while you're spending a half hour running around.
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    If I have ever heard of a situation demanding a small pocket j-frame, this is it. Pocket carry or possibly ankle holster. You don't have a lot of options otherwise.

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    I would say ankle carry too, but how much walking do you actually do?? That may be a pain unless the gun is very light and small. Not a whole lot of options like said before.
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    SmartCarry with the right gun... I used to drive a soda truck years ago, so I know the gig. You didn't say what you carry, but the "right" gun would be smaller in size with no hammer or pointy beavertail to poke you in the gut when you bend and enter/exit your truck, so something like a 1911 or my Sig 220 is out. You need a "smooth backside"... something like my Taurus 745 would work, but might be a tad heavy to be running around with all day...

    Perhaps a smaller size 9mm Glock or XD, or a hammerless revolver...
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    pocket carry

    I have a rear pocket holster, looks like a wallet and stays concealed.

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    what kind of gun is it???
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    My vote is for pocket carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    If I have ever heard of a situation demanding a small pocket j-frame, this is it. Pocket carry or possibly ankle holster. You don't have a lot of options otherwise.

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    Depending on your body type, appendix carry might also work.

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    I carry an LCP in a pocket holster. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't get in the way of just about anything. A bit low on firepower, but I don't have to go anywhere without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnowell View Post
    I carry an LCP in a pocket holster. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't get in the way of just about anything. A bit low on firepower, but I don't have to go anywhere without it.
    +1 I was just about to say something very similar. My LCP is always in the front strong side pocket.... Agreed on the minimal side power wise, but not when using FMJ rounds, plenty of penetration there. I have recently followed some good advise and started using the dutch loading for my .380. I'm very confident that a .380 to forehead and it's over for dirtbag. FWIW

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