I'm thinking today will turn into a fashion show of sorts, several trial runs with the options I have, until I find something that works.
hudsonvalley might be onto something with the appendix carry idea, I'll give that a try as well.
When I get determined like this...
With a good belt and holster appendex carry will work with a loose
sweater or top.
I adjusted the Smart Carry, further to the right and it seems to work well there. Far enough over to let the barrel of the gun touch the outside of my leg, and not hit bone, sitting or standing, The grip just peeks out, partially above the waistband and my gun belt makes it hard to get a grip on it. I found an older elastic belt that lays very flat, but stretches enough to allow easier access. With the Smart Carry supporting the weight of the J-frame, a gun belt isn't really needed, and the elastic one holds the grip in position quite well. With a cable knit cotton sweater long enough everything stays covered, and still allows for normal movements, sitting, standing, walking and driving.
Unfortunately, my keys, wallet, cell phone and folding knife won't hide well enough to carry all of it on my waist. It looks like I'll end up dragging an "old bag" around with me anyway, Yuck!
Does the grip peek out of your waistband? If it does you aren't wearing it low enough according to their specifications.
since you said you are built like a teenage boy from the waist down pocket carry should be good. If you have to, stuff a few tissues in the pocket letting them stick out the top, it will look like you have a pocket full of tissue, nothing suspicious at a funeral.
I'll only have to carry it this way for a few hours. As soon as I am home, I'll be swapping for the Model 65 and jeans again.
I carried my Glock 26 to my mother's funeral. in my right front pocket. No problems were found.
I have found that if I move my Smart carry to the 11 or 1 o clock posisition and lower it untill the butt of the gun is just under the waist line of the pants its magic. I can sit and it just folds with me. I find my 26 carries quite well this way and my M38 S&W just dissapears. When drawing lean slightly back preferably pull pants with off hand if not just sweep down with strong hand and wah la. I live in a small town. Funerals, going to dinner heck going to Walmart could lead to hugging with someone we havent seen in awhile. I find appendix carry if I can untuck and smart carry appendix if I tuck work the best for me. Since I quit smoking its a little harder but that isnt the holster or the guns fault thats laziness on part of the operator.
Agreed.........purse, pocket or ankle. Lot's of hugging at a funeral, I just went through all of that a couple of weeks ago. IMHO, you sure want to be especially sensitive about your CC and not have someone hug you, GASP and start asking too many questions.
Just a few weeks ago, my father died so all of this is fresh on my mind.
I usually carry a LCP in my pocket most days and I did again in my suit pants pocket during all this and I really got a lot of hugs, and no one noticed. I've carried that LCP so much that it feels strange not to have it in my pocket so I carried it while making funeral arrangements, visitation, and the funeral.
We had an "incident" happen in the cemetery, during the services, that says, "always be armed". I'll try to post this in the "scenarios" section.
A SmartCarry should be positioned very low on the hips. The entire gun should be below the waistband of your pants. The elastic should be stretched tight enough that it doesn't slip down further than you want it. Sometimes positioning the barrel to the left of center (assuming you're right-handed) at 10 or 11 o'clock helps a lot.
See if that helps.