I've been experimenting with different carry methods. IWB 3:00, 3:30, appendix, SOB... etc... haven't been able to find anything that didn't have some kind of painful disadvantage... I'm carrying a Ruger LC9, and the texture on the stock digs into my skin something fierce in some areas, meanwhile other methods make it impossible to sit comfortably in my car (Mini Cooper... and I'm 6'1"). Finally thought I'd try pocket carry - and I love it! With the smaller magazine bottom installed, it fits perfectly in my pocket. It's not visible, and it's relatively easy to draw and present. I especially like the fact that I can put my hand in my pocket casually if my "spidey sense" is tingling, and know that if it's needed, my hand is already on it and ready to go. The LC9 is small enough that even with my pocket holster, it actually makes less of a bulge than my wallet. I can even flip the safety while it's in my pocket if needed.
So all that said, I was wondering if anyone had any tips for pocket carry in general, or the LC9 in specific. Some issues I do have are:
I know I probably shouldn't have anything else (Keys, cell phone, etc) in the pocket with the gun. This pocket WAS where I carried my keys and my knife, so now I'm at a loss for what I should do with the other things. What do you all do? I could maybe fit my keys OR cell phone in with my wallet, but probably not both and my knife. Currently, I'm putting my keys into a side cell phone pocket (cargo pants) where I used to put my cell phone. That means my cell phone is going in my back pocket. It's an iPhone, which tends to be easily cracked if you sit on it wrong, so I'd really rather not do this. My knife? Well, currently, it's being left at home. I'd also prefer not to use a cell phone belt case. Any thoughts?