Carrying a Glock with or without a holster

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    Carrying a Glock with or without a holster

    Ok, I'm new to carrying as I just received my CCL. I have a Glock 19 and have carried it with an IWB Strong Side Holster and with a OWB Strong Side Holster. I find it most comfortable just shoved into my pants on the strong side. Looking for opinions on safety issues carrying this way (without holster) I have no worry about it falling out.
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    IMHO, much less safe than a proper holster.

    Also, consider that to many in law enforcement, holster = proper carry and shoved in pants = criminal carry (at least that is the mental image).

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    Oh, and welcome to the forum!

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    Don't do that!

    If you carry a gun USE A HOLSTER.

    Mexican carry is only for the movies & BGs who want to shoot off parts of their anatomy.

    Stay Safe!
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    Carry In a holster especially with a glock

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    Yup, even a cheap holster is better than none at all.
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    There are good cheap holsters out there... pick one up.
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    Easier to AD, and no gun retention. what if someone starts and attack /assault with a shove to knock ya down?
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    I carry glocks everyday and it is definitley more comfortable without a holster and you can do so safely. I carry that way once in a while when the jeans are a little too tight. The only safe way to do so is to use a Safe-T-Blok, I bought mine from Top Glock; it's only a couple bucks. It'll prevent anything from snagging on the trigger causing an AD. A few practice draws with your finger out of the guard, and then ejecting the block when placing your finger on the trigger, and you'll be ready to rock in no time.

    Now dont bash us, we understand that this is not the safest option and we don't do it very often, but with the blok, it does make it safe again.
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    I find it most comfortable just shoved into my pants on the strong side. Looking for opinions on safety issues carrying this way (without holster)
    Bad idea. One of the most important things that a holster does is to cover the trigger guard and prevent the trigger from getting accidentally pulled. I'll bet you can carry mexican-style for a good while without having a problem. But then, sometime down the road, when you are least expecting it, tragedy happens.
    I have no worry about it falling out.
    You should. Try running and rolling on the ground, as if you'd just gotten knocked over by a goblin.

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    Nothing without a trigger blocking safety should be carried without a holster, and any DAO, no external safety gun should be in a holster that fully covers the entire trigger guard.

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    Any good IWB holsters out there for the Glock 19? I have a inexpensive Safariland nylon with clip but it leaves much to be desired. As for the originial question, what about using the saf t block and having a clip installed on the pistol. There are clips you can buy specifically for this. My own carry would NOT be this way, I prefer to have the trigger covered with a holster. I have a OWB Phobus that is great but difficult to conceal. (I've only practiced at home, My CCW is not thru yet.) I've heard the Milt Sparks V2 (?) is good. Any other suggestions?

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    As one who carries a Glock every day, but yet much less experienced than many here at CC, I'd really suggest a good holster(s). A good holster will be more comfortable, safer, less prone to gun slippage, fewer retention concerns, etc. Additionally, you get automatic bragging rights here at CC when you get a cool holster.....

    Here's a good link to start your research:

    http://www.combatcarry.com/vbulletin...ad.php?t=11349

    Good luck.

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    Follow the advice, carry in a holster.

    Hey I know about gun slippage and believe me you don't want to be starting a thread here to confess about how you dropped your gun and shot a hole in a..... Oh I dunno.... mattress or something.

    I just had an incident with a revolver. You don't want to have one with a Glock... or with anything for that matter.
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    I have had a jeans type button...or whatever that exact fastener is called that buttons the jeans at the waist...I have had one of those POP at an unexpected time on a pair of jeans that were too tight.
    That would be a disaster with a holsterless pistol shoved into the waistband.
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