May 4th, 2008 12:05 AM
BUG Carry options
My primary carry is an M&P 4.5" barrel 45 in a SmartCarry holster.
I'm leaning toward a Ruger LCP for a BUG.
1. Strong side vs weak side. I'm blessed to be nearly ambidextrous in most skills except writing. I am right-eyed so I tend to primary carry right-handed. I'm leaning toward carrying my BUG left-handed to add to my options. Any thoughts on this?
2. Jacket pocket vs pants pocket. For work and social occasions I'm mostly dressed with either a suit jacket or sports coat. When wearing a jacket, I'm inclined to have the BUG in my jacket pocket rather than my pants pocket. Any thoughts on this?
3. Wearing an Overcoat. During the really cold weather in Ohio I wear an overcoat. Second BUG for overcoat or transfer when removing overcoat? Although transfering risks exposure, I'm reluctant to leave one in the overcoat while I'm not wearing it. I don't like either solution. Any thoughts on this?
May 4th, 2008 12:23 AM
May 4th, 2008 03:47 AM
May 4th, 2008 10:18 AM
You might need several different options depending on weather, attire, etc.
One option that would work in any situation would be Smart Carry. It is surprisingly comfortable, especially with a small gun. I've only used mine a few times with my snubbie, but it worked well. As long as you're wearing something other than your skivvies over it, it will work.
May 4th, 2008 10:49 AM
1. Weak side carry.
2. Jacket pocket would be ideal and no one would see you put your hand on the gun
3. Outside coat pocket and transfer to the jacket or pants pocket. Very easy to do once you get use to doing it.
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May 4th, 2008 11:55 AM
Back pocket, strongside... the way I have always carried.
Glock 19/FEG/FM HiPowers/Keltec P32 for me. When I can't use my 870,N98 or Marlin .30-30 of course...
May 4th, 2008 03:56 PM
If my strongside hand is healthy, I'll draw my primary weapon. I carry my BUG in my offside back pocket in a wallet holster from Active Pro Gear. Make sure you order a left-handed model for your offside carry if you're right handed.
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May 4th, 2008 08:02 PM
In your position I'd recommend trying:
1. Weak side carry.
2. In pants pocket.
3. Unless you are wearing an overcoat or parka, in which case you may want to transfer it there.
You may like it, or you may like the other options given. I tried several before settling on what works for me.
Last edited by Erik; May 4th, 2008 at 09:47 PM.
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