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    I carry a Kahr MK9 or a Glock 26 (depending on the pants) in a SC. The Velcro noise when squatting or bending over is the only thing that bothers me. The bathroom has been no problem, and drawing is no problem. It's a great value.
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    Next question, what about urinals? Is it possible to use the smart carry and then visit the urinals? From what I have seen, this isn't very practical, unless I want to be cleaning a gun as the very next thing.

    Also, like I said I do have P3AT which I pocket carry often, however my 1st choice of carry is my G19, which I am assuming may take a different smartcarry, and may be more bulky. Thanks for the update everyone.
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    I just ordered a smartcarry for my full size Sig 220 yesterday, so if I can conceal that thing, it should be pretty easy for a smaller gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMan View Post
    Next question, what about urinals? Is it possible to use the smart carry and then visit the urinals? From what I have seen, this isn't very practical, unless I want to be cleaning a gun as the very next thing.
    Not a problem. Shift it sideways. Do your business. Shift it back. Just looks like a guy adjusting his pants to anyone watching.
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    +1 on the Smart Carry. I carry a Kimber Ultra CDPII daily in either a Smart Carry or MTAC IWB - probably 90% smart carry. I've found it to be very comfortable - you do need to take it easy getting in and out of vehicles though.

    Your G19 should fit fine - the owner has pictures of him with a full size 1911...
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    SmartCarry is not nearly as awkward in any of your daily chores as one would think. I wear mine 5 days a week 10 hours a day with no problems.

    The only thing awkward is reholstering it after practicing quick drawing at the range
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    SmartCarry is not nearly as awkward in any of your daily chores as one would think. I wear mine 5 days a week 10 hours a day with no problems.

    The only thing awkward is reholstering it after praticing quick drawing at the range
    Reholstering also concerned me. I added a ClipDraw CLIPDRAW...For Secure Carry Without a Holster to my M&P 45 for that very reason.

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    I use a smart carry as one of a few options. I've had no problem taking a deuce, I just undo my pants, let them down, while sitting, I just put my hand under the bottom of the SC and hold it, using a urinal, I just slide it to the side.

    My only gripe is getting to it while seated in a car with a seat belt.
    I carry my G30 in mine, it actually carries better to me than my G19 but both no real problems with either

    Pict below, G30 carry at the office on causal jeans day, I have CTACs for both the 19 & 30 and don't mind tucking them when out in public if it does ride up not really any penalty, in TN you can OC, were as at work, I'm in IT and sometimes have to bend over to get under desk etc,


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    I have a drawer full of holsters and use the Smarycarry almost exclusively. It's great at work. The only deviation from the instructions is I tuck my shirt over it to prevent the grip from showing. "Elimination" isn't a problem - that's already been discussed. I carry a Taurus 85 and 2 speed strips in a Smartcarry V Security. It's comfortable and well worth the money.

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    Taking a leak is a whiz very easy to do. As far as reholstering.....if I need to draw my gun from my Smartcarry, reholstering is the least of my concerns
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    I just got off the phone with Charlie. He is a great guy to do business with! I ordered an extra smartcarry for me and am swapping out one I had bought for my wife. Charlie's warrenty is easy easy. I told him it did not fit her just right and he is sending her a new one with a stamped envelope to return the other one. It was our measuring mistake but that did not matter. He is swapping it out happily with no questions asked. WOW can't beat that custermer service. I can't recommend the SmartCarry enough. They are awsome!!!!!!!

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    i"ve been using my smartcarry in the warmer days and find it quite
    comfortable. just got to keep praticing drawing and reholstering.
    had it for about a year now and getting better and better.
    like anything else-practice,practice practice.
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    Smartcarry v. Thunderware

    Has anyone used both? Which do you prefer?
    The keys to winning a gunfight are first to bring a gun and secondly to take your time, quickly.

    Always remember that if your opponent is within range, so are you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainspring View Post
    Has anyone used both? Which do you prefer?
    I have not used them both, but I reviewed both before purchasing my SmartCarry. The main reason for my choice is the offset divider giving more room for the pistol than the compartment for the magazine. Thunderware did not have one large enough to accomodate a 4.5" M&P 45. Although it is very difficult to tell from the pictures, it seemed that the SmartCarry was better made and of higher quality material. This last item is very subjective, so view is appropriately.
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    Thanks Howard. I've been using a Thunderware rig for about 15 years, and it's just plum wore out. I'm just trying to figure out what to replace it with.
    The keys to winning a gunfight are first to bring a gun and secondly to take your time, quickly.

    Always remember that if your opponent is within range, so are you.

    POWER TO THE MEPEOPLE!!!

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