Carrying in scrubs

This is a discussion on Carrying in scrubs within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Im a vet tech,so wear scrubs to work. Carrying on my body during work isnt an option....i have to wrestle and/or restrain animals all day( ...

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    Carrying in scrubs

    Im a vet tech,so wear scrubs to work. Carrying on my body during work isnt an option....i have to wrestle and/or restrain animals all day( and trust me i do mean "wrestle"....if a 150lb great dane doesnt want you to draw his blood,its not happening without a fight) SO...with all that said...when claws,paws,and teeth are flying everywhere and you wear thin scrubs,it aint happenin' while im on the clock.

    I have a locker to keep my various belongings,so thats where intend to keep my gun/holster.

    Im interested in two types of holsters...belly band and compression shorts.Unfortunately IWB wont work with light,saggy scrubs.

    Any input?


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    My vet uses compression shorts in the office . Hope that helps?

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    Id try appendix carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gatorbait51 View Post
    My vet uses compression shorts in the office . Hope that helps?
    yes,very much!


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    The shorts would be more secure, since it won't hit the floor if shoved down.
    My (retired) wife carries an 8 oz .380acp +P rated Kel-tec 6+1 with Rapid-Expansion +P ammo. The optional belt-pocket clip is $20.
    I can carry it in my RF jeans pocket with shirt tucked and only the clip shows (no holster needed).

    Many of us in the LE community carry them due to their +P Rating and Belt-clip to maintain orientation & avoid lint.
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    What are you trying to carry? Shoulder holster shirts could also work. I would want to wear a belly band for hours at a time. They just aren't comfortable for me.

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    You can spend the money on a bellyband, but most that I've seen are neoprene and are pretty hot to wear all day. I worked as a nurse for about 5 years and carried in my own version of a bellyband, which was really just a $12 back brace. It was nylon mesh on the back so it breathed well, adjustable velcro on the side to adjust the elastic, and carried my full size Ruger P95 on the strong side and extra mag on the weak side. Especially doing physical work like that, no one would think twice about seeing a back brace under your top.
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    The other option I went to after the back brace was just wearing what were essentially painter's pants. White heavy cotton or denim pants. I wore white or blue scrubs most of the time anyway. With the white denim, still looked clean and professional, but allowed me to carry my wallet and go back to using my IWB holsters.

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    I've never tried compression shorts but put my vote in for smartcarry


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    I used to have a 6 pound attack cat so I know exactly what you are saying about animal handling. It literally took 3 people and several towels to hold him when he needed a shot!

    Go for the compression shorts!
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    You never mentioned this method but if your scrub pants are on the long side, you could try ankle carry. Would also depend on the gun I guess.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GunSafeAcademy View Post
    You can spend the money on a bellyband, but most that I've seen are neoprene and are pretty hot to wear all day. I worked as a nurse for about 5 years and carried in my own version of a bellyband, which was really just a $12 back brace. It was nylon mesh on the back so it breathed well, adjustable velcro on the side to adjust the elastic, and carried my full size Ruger P95 on the strong side and extra mag on the weak side. Especially doing physical work like that, no one would think twice about seeing a back brace under your top.
    good point!


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