This is a discussion on Is my homebrew IWB sufficient? (trigger covering question) within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; On the WalMar AD/ND thread, BugDude (who I greatly respect) wrote, Originally Posted by BugDude ... [no expert recommends] carrying IWB without a holster that ...
On the WalMar AD/ND thread, BugDude (who I greatly respect) wrote,
The belt provides the positioning and security, and the elastic covers the trigger completely. Not addressing the reholstering question - that would be the least of my worries if I ever need to draw - would you consider the trigger sufficiently protected in this situation? I think that with great effort I *might* be able to bring the trigger perhaps halfway back if I jammed my finger into just the right spot on the outside of my leg and pulled up, but it would be a difficult, deliberate task. The effect is similar to a belly-band holster: the trigger guard has a tightened elastic shroud completely covering it.
Maybe I ought to unload and for-reals try to make it go 'click'.
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If you get it to go click, then look at lining it with a stiffer material. If you are handy enough to sew the elastic in you could sew some leather over the trigger area. Or even line the pocket with kydex or a similar plastic.
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Paymeister, what's up buddy? I'd like to see some pics. Perhaps get someone to hold the pants with the gun in it and take some pics from the inside. I'm struggling to get a good mental image. I'd certainly unload the gun then try to get the system to fail. If you can't get it to fail by intentionally manipulating it beyond normal wear, then it is most likely fine. A buddy of mine that lives near you does car interiors. He made me some pocket holsters out of upholstery vinyl. He could make you a vinyl pocket liner for your set-up that would cover barrel and trigger guard inside your internal pocket. Let me know and I can PM you his number.
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Trigger should be protected by a stiff material. It sounds like a stiff poke with a stick could fire the gun. Line it with Kydex or leather to prevent it from happening. Remember Murphy's law.
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There was a post that somebody slid the cut up plastic from a milk gun into a smart carry for extra protection against anything pressing against the trigger. Light flexable and cheap to work with.
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