Carry at a funeral home

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    I must attend a visitation at a funeral this weekend. A dear friend's son passed away suddenly. I know M and her son well, but the rest of the family I know barely or not at all. Many of these people are the kind of people most of us would choose to avoid, and no way would I be comfortable not carrying around them.
    That in itself, is unnerving enough, on top of the concern of keeping things very well concealed. My normal everyday jeans and a sweatshirt aren't going to cut it for this. I went out this afternoon and picked up a pair of nice casual black slacks, and I have several shirt/sweater options to work with.My day to day OWB holster isn't going to work, with the soft fabric of the slacks. I've pretty much decided the best way would be to carry my J-frame in a Smart Carry holster. That is until I actually tried it. Sure standing up is fine and it hides so well, I'm not really worried about printing.
    Now sitting down is something entirely different, driving to and from, and sitting through a prayer service will be impossible, unless I get some good advice, fast. Where do you position this holster to allow body movements without the barrel meeting up with bone?
    From the waist down I have the shape of a teenage boy, bones everywhere and not much in the way of padding.
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    How about using your OWB holster by using a belt around your waist under your jeans with shirt pulled over
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    How about using your OWB holster by using a belt around your waist under your jeans with shirt pulled over
    I could try that tomorrow. The visitation is Saturday, I have a couple days to try out some options, but I'm open to suggestions.

    My other options are:
    Kimber Pro Carry II with OWB holster
    S&W Model 65 or 686+ IWB/OWB convertible holster
    possibly hubby's (ugh) Glock 19 carried OWB
    the S&W Model 29 and the 6" GP100 sorta seem out of the question.
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    I hate not being able to answer your specific question RugerGirl, as I don't own a SmartCarry (nor would I want to!), but I have a very thin build myself, and the only way I could carry my snubby in your very specific situation is in a Magill's Original BellyBand holster. (The BellyBand was the only way I found to carry while walking around outside in my unbelted sweat pants and T-shirt).

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    It is my understanding that you cannot CCW in a MI church without the written permission of the pastor/preacher.
    If just in the funeral parlor, not a problem.

    Not a problem here in FL, and I just use my IWB/SOB...no one knows.
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    Can you pocket carry? A funeral is one place that I usually only pocket carry. Since there is lots of hugging going on, I don't need a firearm anywhere near my waistline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokerblue View Post
    Can you pocket carry? A funeral is one place that I usually only pocket carry. Since there is lots of hugging going on, I don't need a firearm anywhere near my waistline.
    +1 I just went to a wake a couple days ago with my LCP in my front pocket.
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    My first carry gun was a p3at. I still carry that in my front pocket when I really need to deep carry. Pocket carry in a loose pair of pants?

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    Pocket carry. I have had to go to several funerals lately (Family members starting to leave us due to old age) and I second the concern about all the hugging.
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    Hmm, pocket carry, would require adding inseam pockets to the slacks, and might be an alternative, not that hard to do if I can come up with a pocket holster in the next day or two.
    I like the idea of the Belly Band, it seems it would ride higher, and be able to position it off center enough to avoid that bone problem.
    Tomorrow I will be at my local Fun Shop to look into a Belly Band, pocket holster, ankle holster or even a thigh holster that I can wear with a(eek) skirt.
    I might even try making a belly band type holster with some Power Mesh fabric, wide elastic and Velcro or bra hooks, if I can't find something locally.
    I've got to make this work, my friend has lost 2 sons in less than 6 months, and she's not holding up well at all.
    And yes retsupt, it is at a funeral home, fortunately.
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    If not in the pocket, appendix strong hand side....loose sweater....
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    Last resort is an ankle holster. Slow but surer than a gun in your car. Also avoids issues with hugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msb45 View Post
    Last resort is an ankle holster. Slow but surer than a gun in your car. Also avoids issues with hugs.
    Im not a big fan of ankle holster but Im inclined to think it's a good idea, may work well under dress slacks
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    Have you thought about purse carry just for this one special event with your S&W Model 65?
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    I have to agree with Bark'n, it sounds like a good solution to a problem that anyone would HOPE not happen at a funeral.

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