This is a discussion on Smartcarry Holster? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; You can sit with your thighs closed, if you can do that in the first place. Depends on your gun, but mine is right where ...
December 3rd, 2007 04:07 AM
You can sit with your thighs closed, if you can do that in the first place. Depends on your gun, but mine is right where my junk is. Not necessarily between my legs, but right above your crotch. I'm able to open and close my legs sitting down no prob. My carry is a M&P.40compact.
December 3rd, 2007 08:13 AM
I've done it with a 4", but don't have a 5", so I don't know about that.
Originally Posted by saiven
Reference sitting, I've done it often in a professional environment. It's more comfortable for me to have my knees about a foot apart, but I can close them all the way if necessary. Note, this is with the double-holster Smartcarry, although I usually only carry one gun in it. But it is a bit wider than the normal version. This is also with tighter dress pants. With looser dress pants, such as Dockers, etc., I can do about anything I want. I've had numerous sitting conversations facing someone, no table or desk in between us, me wearing tucked in shirt, and everything was fine. I'm 6', 180 lbs., if that matters.
I can't tell if you are male or female. I can only speak from a male's perspective.
December 3rd, 2007 10:22 AM
I have one. It works well when used as designed.
I don't know how it would work for appendix carry though. It is made to be carried much lower than that.
December 3rd, 2007 10:59 AM
To answer your question, one of my dad's friends carries a full size 1911 in a smart carry wearing some very tight jeans, and he can sit, run, and do whatever else you can think of with it and you wouldn't even know. I mean honestly, how many people stare at your crotch? Anyways, you just have to adjust it to the point where it is comfortable for you. Some may never get used to it, but most of us like it.
Originally Posted by saiven
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December 3rd, 2007 07:55 PM
I usually sit with my legs about a foot apart as well.
Not very comfortable when they are much closer than that.
You all have been very helpful.
PS I am a male ;)
if that matters
I have been eyeballing the Milt Sparks VMII and the smart carry for a while now.
I am having a leather shop in TN make a Double Thick belt for a total of about 30 dollars (Will post pics and give you the company info once they are done, and will also give my opinions on the belt)
Seems almost everyone and there grandma has tried or uses the SmartCarry sometime or another.
December 3rd, 2007 08:54 PM
I will occassionally carry a 5" Kimber in a Smartcarry. It's not what I prefer for comfort when sitting. I think a shorter 45 would be a lot better. I do use a smartcarry every day in the summer and carry my Taurus 617 and usually forget I'm carrying. I've went to a Comp-Tac Minotaur for carrying the Kimber in the winter months.
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