Best holster for driving?

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    Best holster for driving?

    I drive about 6k miles a month with work, and have yet to find a good holster for my Taurus pt140 pro that is comfortable in all positions. Any suggestions? When I'm not driving and I'm at a jobsite, I am usually stooping over to do the repairs I do for a living (access controlled gates). This has also proven to be an uncomfortable position to carry in. I have a fobus paddle, and a galco iwb. What other holster/position should I try?

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    6k a month? Do you mean 6,000 miles a month driving? WOW! I have a Theis IWB hybrid holster for my Beretta Nano that I like but is not terribly comfortable when driving. I thought about buying a spare kydex body from comp-tac, just the body, for $38 and finding a spot close to my seat but out of immediate view and simply mounting that body to a permanent location. Then, we I enter the car, I unholster my firearm and re-holster in the car holster.

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    My PPS rides in a Crossbreed Snapslide at the 5 o'clock position. The first couple days of driving were awkward, but after adjusting the seat angle and driving more I just kinda got used to it. The PPS is also a pretty slim gun, so I don't know how well I'd do with my Glock 23 with the same holster type.

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    I use a crossbreed at 3:00 for a sig P938, Sig P238 and a glock 23 with no problem, carried a colt defender all weekend in a SHTF holsgter at 3:10 with no issue...
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    Re: Best holster for driving?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblives2ride View Post
    I use a crossbreed at 3:00 for a sig P938, Sig P238 and a glock 23 with no problem, carried a colt defender all weekend in a SHTF holsgter at 3:10 with no issue...
    3 o'clock does seem to be the most comfortable position except for the seatbelt getting in the way

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    Re: Best holster for driving?

    Quote Originally Posted by tele_pathic View Post
    6k a month? Do you mean 6,000 miles a month driving? WOW! I have a Theis IWB hybrid holster for my Beretta Nano that I like but is not terribly comfortable when driving. I thought about buying a spare kydex body from comp-tac, just the body, for $38 and finding a spot close to my seat but out of immediate view and simply mounting that body to a permanent location. Then, we I enter the car, I unholster my firearm and re-holster in the car holster.
    Yes I install and service access controlled gates throughout la, miss., and east Texas.

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    I carry at about 4:00-4:30 - S&W M&P40c in a Crossbreed Supertuck.

    That having been said, for some reason the position tends to change comfort for me. I drive a lot too, and I don't like setting up/dismantling my carry system on the go. So I just put up with it.

    Another option is pocket carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by autogateman View Post
    I drive about 6k miles a month with work......
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    Holy Mother of Pearl!! I hope your employer supplies you with a COMPANY CAR!! If not...tight economy or not no way Hosea I would drive my sled 72K miles a year without some type of SUBSTANTIAL Per Diem and Non Taxable ta boot. Heck I might could go for a nice comfy camper like those new styled semi tractors have...micro..shower...Sat TV...propane 2 burner range...small refer..500 wpc 6 pack CD player..built in tool storage for on site repairs+small Miller welding outfit.

    It don't sound like a job for a married man unless you take her with you....

    Where I used to work some fool member was always hitting the front gate or the back gate and me and the Foreman would end up spending half a day fixing it.
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    Best holster for driving?

    Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
    Holy Mother of Pearl!! I hope your employer supplies you with a COMPANY CAR!! If not...tight economy or not no way Hosea I would drive my sled 72K miles a year without some type of SUBSTANTIAL Per Diem and Non Taxable ta boot. Heck I might could go for a nice comfy camper like those new styled semi tractors have...micro..shower...Sat TV...propane 2 burner range...small refer..500 wpc 6 pack CD player..built in tool storage for on site repairs+small Miller welding outfit.

    It don't sound like a job for a married man unless you take her with you....

    Where I used to work some fool member was always hitting the front gate or the back gate and me and the Foreman would end up spending half a day fixing it.
    I own the company, so my f350 is my company car. Lol yes I'm married and very seldom do I have to stay over night on the jobs. Leave out super early, get there, do my job then turn round come home.

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    I was just thinking that an ankle holster might do the job if it will work with your gun? They are fairly fast to get to when seated. This might be a case of wearing two holsters for one day of carry might be the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boats54 View Post
    I was just thinking that an ankle holster might do the job if it will work with your gun? They are fairly fast to get to when seated. This might be a case of wearing two holsters for one day of carry might be the case.
    i cant imagine carrying this pistol on my ankle. its a subcompact but still a double stack

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    Re: Best holster for driving?

    I'm not sure if you would consider off body for while in your car, but I have used a Sticky Holster in between my passenger seat and my middle console to hold my Shield before. Holds it tight, and is easy to draw. Something to consider. ( Sticky holsters are remora style no clip holsters)
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    I am also going to suggest off body carry. Do really need it on you while driving the whole time? Something like this:


    (not my car)

    When you leave the car, just take it with you to the holster you are already carrying or have a quick detach one and take that.
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    I also do quite a bit of traveling for work and a shoulder holster works very well for me. I use mine very often and always when I'm traveling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZJD1968 View Post
    I also do quite a bit of traveling for work and a shoulder holster works very well for me. I use mine very often and always when I'm traveling.
    Same. I travel a lot in trucks and on motorcycles. Traveling like that a good leather shoulder holster is worth its money.
    But im normally wearing a vest and if im not in my state and where im likely to be going if I took off the vest once there my shoulder rig being exposed wouldnt be a big deal. May not be the same for you.

    If im crossing states where OC may not be legal then its 3 oclock iwb. Nothing fancy, just a soft suede Bianchi clip holster. I also carry a double stack 40 or 45. I dont like it as much because of the seat belt thing in a car but its doable and not uncomfortable.

    Been thinking about a Remora or a Sticky though. Lot seem to like em. And they can be put cross draw or just stuck between the seat and console and from what i hear will stay put pretty much regardless though i havent tried one personally.
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