Another smart carry convert.
Thought I'd wait till the end of the week to post, since I started using it monday, but 3 days in, I'm sold.
I work in an environment where 100% discretion is mandatory, also being tucked in and professional. For those strict requirements, my 642 in a Smart Carry is far superior to anything else I've tried.
I'm small at 5'5" and 147. That kind of limits things a bit, but untucked I can easily conceal my G27 in an AIWB rig. Tucked in is a lot more challenging.
Smart Carry is totally comfortable to the point where I'm not really even thinking about it by the 3rd day. But using it right really helps. I searched this forum for posts on this holster, and got all the info I needed. Wearing it low, with the butt centered behind the fly, and the barrel resting on the opposite leg, that's essential, at least for me. Having it off the centerline makes a huge difference in terms of comfort.
I found using the men's room not to be a problem at all, unlike many. Probably because I'm already wearing it more to the side. I'm still practicing the draw, but it's not bad. Certainly better than cargo pants pocket, which I also tried. I think it could be fairly fast with practice.
Also, Charlie is a great guy to work with. There was a problem with my order, and he called me personally the same night, and had it shipped to me right away. That matters.
I found that the holster I ordered to fit my 642 also works with my g27 just fine, but I wouldn't carry it that way, most likely. Given the choice, I'd much prefer AIWB, but for the majority of my week, I'm at work and don't have that option.
I'd think anyone who was under similar constraints would want to try this. But it does take some learning. First time I tried it, I tried it high and centered, and it was totally uncomfortable.