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    Pagerpal

    I was at a gun show this weekend and saw a great demo on the www.pagerpal.com holster . I'm not sold on it yet . But for sometimes when "WE" can't conceal a holster it seems like a great idea. Yes its a slower draw , but aleast we have something and its VERY concealable.

    If you guys would look at the web site and videos there and give me your guys and girls ideas on it .

    Thanks for all your help ! Dan

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    I've tried it. Didn't like it. It was uncomfortable for me in a sitting position. Also it was difficult for me to draw from it. On hot days, well, it was more uncomfortable. As with anything your mileage will vary.

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    Hi Dan
    Now that you can clip your own cell phone to the Pager Pal & are not stuck using a phony, dummy pager it's probably the very best of the deeper cover holsters & certainly about the fastest to draw from.
    It does require two hands to effect a draw but provides decently fast access to the firearm and it is quite invisible.
    I would probably opt for the "Pager Pal" over any other "way down in" modes of "at the waist" carry.
    I would probably use it for less than a full size 1911...like Scott I heard that sitting down w/ the Pager Pal could be less than 100% comfortable.
    I have no idea about its use in very hot weather.
    That is of course my own humble and personal opinion.

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    They do not even make a good dog toy.
    Keep the shotgun handy!!

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    Prospector has one and if I remember correctly he said pretty much the same thing, that it worked okay but was uncomfortable sitting. It would probably work for a smaller gun than a 4-5" 1911. I think I would go for a bellyband holster first, but admit I was tempted enough to stop at the PagerPal booth at one of the gunshows. The guy that was demonstrating it was so full of BS about "training Navy Seals" and doing a lot of "contractor" work for the federal government that I just laughed and went on....


    Quote Originally Posted by KC135
    They do not even make a good dog toy.
    Don't be so quick to judge them, I hear they make an excellent line of dog toys resembling pagers and cell phones.....
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    Can't wear my Beltster all the time without a jacket or untucked shirt, so I bought one of these a few months ago and have been trying to get used to it...Not an easy thing to do. I took it a leather shop and had them lengthen the drop 1.25" so the handle of the pistol wouldn't comperss the jewels whenever I sat down.
    As said beore, not the fastest draw in the world, but great for deep concealment. Does not print and holds my P99 or Commander's 1911 well. Jury is still out on whether it will become an everyday carry or will go in the "Lesson Learned" box with a few others.
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    Down In Carry

    I would never carry down that deep but, some people need to.
    So...what is the best method of carry that far down?
    Everybody is welcome to add their suggestions.

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    I am wearing one right now as I have done every day for about a year.
    I do not even notice it when I sit down. It is the best I have found.
    I only use it for a kel-tec P11 or a Smith 642. I have to wear white tucked
    shirts at work and don't want anyone at work to know I own a gun much less
    carry. So yes I like my pager pal.

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    I bought one for my J frame and it looked like I had some sort of growth on my belly. I'd try one before I bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLM
    I bought one for my J frame and it looked like I had some sort of growth on my belly. I'd try one before I bought it.
    Just tell people it's your colostomy bag Questions will CEASE.
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    I am guessing that the reason the Pager Pal is not too comfortable for sitting is that the holster is not placed down quite far enough (in the pants) for it to rest completely on the leg on some people.
    In other words: It will not quite clear the body bend on some body types.
    Am I right about that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter
    I am guessing that the reason the Pager Pal is not too comfortable for sitting is that the holster is not placed down quite far enough (in the pants) for it to rest completely on the leg on some people.
    In other words: It will not quite clear the body bend on some body types.
    Am I right about that?
    Yup. That's why I had the drop on mine lengthened. Much more comfortable now, but the jury's still out on whether it will be a keeeper. I'll let ya know.
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    Red face Deep Concealment Holstes

    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter
    I would never carry down that deep but, some people need to.
    So...what is the best method of carry that far down?
    Everybody is welcome to add their suggestions.
    I would suggest the "Down Under" model holstr from Pale Horse Holsters at www.palehorseholsters.com. This holster is made primarily for NAA Mini-Revolvers but Ron Graham made me one for my Beretta 21A and I love it. As with any super deep carry holsters it takes some practice to use well.but it is definitely an easier carry than a pager-pal.

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    Well, pocket carry would be better, but if that is not an option, I like the Smart Carry type holster -- not too different from the PagerPal, but a little more adjustable as to exactly where the gun rides. Works for small guns.

    Most guns small enough to be deep carried like this could be carried in a pocket.
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    It's been a year

    Has anyone have any further opinions on the PagerPal? I am looking at carrying a chief's special with my shirt tucked. I would love to carry my XD9 4" or my 1911 but work requires much sitting so I don't think the PagerPal would be very comfortable.

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