This is a discussion on Concealed Carry Methods within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Good post rickman and clipse. I’ve formerly posted here on my use of the smartcarry and alternate ways of using it so I won’t bore ...
Good post rickman and clipse.
I’ve formerly posted here on my use of the smartcarry and alternate ways of using it so I won’t bore you all with the details. However, If anyone wants to check the smartcarry website you will see that the proper way to draw from a smartcarry leaves your finger well away from the trigger until you are in a shooting position. I’d never use any holster or carry method that I was not comfortable with. As far as concealability I can strap on the smartcarry and carry my 3” SP with nothing else on but swimtrunks and nobody knows I’m carrying.
Almost anything can be made to work with the right effort.
Just to see if it\'s feasible, I carried a .44 Desert Eagle around for a few weeks in a IWB holster. Sure, I\'m 6\'8\" - but the holster would have worked for anyone who can carry a full-sized 1911, which is in my experience, just about anybody who works at it.
The look on the local detective\'s face was priceless as I illustrated that anything in the store was in fact carryable with work. :)
The thing is that most guns built on medium sized frames or larger aren\'t much different in the handgun department. My Sig 226 is only 1/2\" different than a \"compact\" 228, and as long as a full-sized Glock longslide. My Desert Eagle only adds an inch or so in grip and OAL.
Individual folks will have differences based on holster + gun + body size and type where that 1/8\" here or there just isn\'t going to work - I found that the 1911\'s cocked hammer was uncomfortable after a 24 hour emergency service call for a client, whereas I can do the Sig until I can\'t stand.