Keeping your pocket holster in the pocket during the draw

Keeping your pocket holster in the pocket during the draw

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    Lightbulb Keeping your pocket holster in the pocket during the draw

    I need to be discreet, and use a pocket holster with an anti-print panel for my LCP from Pocket Holsters.

    Sometimes, if the draw was not done quite correctly, the holster would come out of the pocket with the pistol. Obviously, not a good situation! This was especially true of suit pants, with their thinner and more "slippery" material.

    My solution was to put a piece of duct tape on the back of the anti-print panel, and add a piece of double-sided tape on top of that. It does a very nice job of keeping the holster firmly planted inside the pocket. I change the tape every few days, when it loses its tackiness.

    Just a suggestion, if anyone else has experienced this issue.
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    maybe try velcro? put a square of the hook side on your holster and a square of loop side in all your pants pockets
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    I have one of those. I haven't had that problem when I practice drawing from it, but then I only wear it with jeans and the panel catches on the lip of the pocket seam. You might try putting some kind of rubberized tape on it to create more friction with the inside of the pocket and help keep it in there.
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    Read my review of the Mika Pocket Holster.

    Please keep in mind that I am hiding a much bigger gun than your LCP in my pocket, but it's never withdrawn from my pocket with the gun.

    You can give him a call and talk with him to see if he will build you something with a "anti-print" panel on the front of it as well. The sticky band on the Mika Holster works much like your duct tape, but better IMO.

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    I did contact Mika, but his lead time was too long.

    Velcro is a good idea, but it is more bulky. The tape is much flatter.
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    What I make sure to do is use my ring finger to keep the holster tab pressed down while I draw. It give me my thumb, ring and middle finger to remove the LCP. This ensures that my holster stays put, and the guns comes out.
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    Guaranteed...it cannot come out of the pocket on the draw...I have several of these.
    It the thumb push...

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    LOL. If it helps Retsupt99, I listen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post

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    Guaranteed...it cannot come out of the pocket on the draw...I have several of these.
    It the thumb push...

    Fist Pocket Holster, w/Thumb Push
    LOL! Nice, but no anti-print panel. I'm also limited to holster makers who will accommodate the CT laser for the LCP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    I did contact Mika, but his lead time was too long.
    What's his lead time now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    LOL! Nice, but no anti-print panel. I'm also limited to holster makers who will accommodate the CT laser for the LCP.
    Anti-print? Huh?

    You mean anti-lump...it's just a lump, you're not going to get rid of the lump...there is no gun print. OMO
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    ret - If you wear business suits, you will very clearly be able to see the outline of a gun in your pocket unless you have a pocket holster with an anti-print panel. The panel makes the holstered pistol look like a wallet, PDA, or other rectangular "something" that isn't a gun.

    The material dress slacks are made of is thin, and prints like crazy - especially when you sit. If you look carefully, you can actually see the square outline of the double-sided tape! Of course, no one is likely to look that closely, and it doesn't scream "GUN" to easily offended sheeple...

    Regular pocket holsters are OK for jeans and such, but don't work real well for dress attire in my experience.
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    FIST kydex holster. Has the thumbpush to prevent this. When wearing suits I carry in a Milt Sparks pocket holster. It's a solid piece of leather that you can bend at then ends to match the curve of your leg.

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    That's why ALL my pocket holsters are DeSantis Nemesis; they are made out of a grippy material on the outside and a slicker material on the inside and I never have any problem drawing from the pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EW3 View Post
    That's why ALL my pocket holsters are DeSantis Nemesis; they are made out of a grippy material on the outside and a slicker material on the inside and I never have any problem drawing from the pocket.
    I will echo that. I wear a suit to work every day and carry my P3A-T or my S&W 442 in a Desantis Nemesis with no problems. No one would ever guess that I carry. The draw is easy and you can get the holster to stay put if you practice enough.

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