This is a discussion on Not So Smart Carry within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Rightwing Just realized what AD/ND meant, that would mess your day up! not to mention other things...
Certified Glock Armorer
not enough space for list, main gear: duty-G17, S&W 642 bug, 870, RRA AR-15; G30 off-duty
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If loose gun laws are good for criminals why do criminals support gun control?
I've never cared for IWB (heavy guy syndrome) or on the belt because i'm not into using cover garments so this compromise worked for me, but there are a few who I've talked into trying one that didn't like it, so your not alone.
I got my SmartCarry holster last weekend and have worn it about everyday since. I got the size small so I could carry my J frame S&W 637 and Bersa 380. The Bersa and spare mag fit fine, but not really as comfy as i like, but that's OK because I have other holsters to wear with that one and I bought the SmartCarry mainly for the J frame. It fits great with the J frame and is surprisingly comfortable as much as a holster can be worn in front of your...well, you know. I wear it over my gym shorts when I go jogging with my dogs in the mornings. I just wear a T shirt untucked and that pretty much covers it. I wear it under my work clothes. (Shorts & T shirt) Nobody seems to notice, and it's a good thing since I work in a nongun friendly environment. It's plenty comfortable. The grip of the gun rides at my just below the waistline on the right side. I can wear this holster and gun combo with any clothes I have and don't have to have clothes one size too big. My wife refers to it as my twig and berry carry rig. This is no doubt one of the holsters I will wear the most since I can't carry IWB at work. The Glock 30 will get jealous of the J frame. I do worry about it wearing through the back where the cylinder edge is imprinted already. I also worry about the velcro wearing out or the elastic wearing out. I wish it carried a lifetime warranty. I don't think I would be comfortable with any larger gun in it though. I know I've read where alot of you guys carry bigger guns in yours comfortably, but I don't see how. Anyway, I really like mine and that's about all that matters in the end. I highly recommend this to anyone who has a small revolver and need for deep concealment.
Has any one here ever tried wearing it on the small of your back. Is it easy to switch when you get in and out of a vehicle or go from sitting to standing ?
Really never tried it but I can't imagine why you would want to. It is way comfortable in front, and SOB carry just seems like a pain in the lower back.
Shima, one tip I have learned is that you can leave the velcro set and merely pull the rig down to your ankles and take it off that way. So, you don't keep fasteneing and unfastening [thus wearing out] the velcro. I have not unfastened the velcro on mine for about a year now. As for any sharp edges presented by the velcro rubbing your skin, I merely put a small piece of duct tape on it. Or, cut the toes out of a sock and slide the sock into place over the velcro and all sharp rubbing velcro pieces are gone.
Old thread revival... I know.
Great thread. Lots of good info. I wish people would post height, weight and pant size in these kinds of threads, though. It could be very helpful for someone (such as myself) looking for options.
5'10", 180lbs, size 34 pants...looking for 100% concealment.
I am struck with a question on these. How does one pee?
I am curious if any women have ever gotten this to work? My sister ordered one and I tried it on, and it was RIDICULOUS on both of us. Not even worth trying adjusting. She sent it right back. I normally wear my pants relatively loose, partly as a side effect of not being able to buy them small-enough, but short of wearing them so big that I need suspenders, has any FEMALE gotten this to work for them?
However, I am now in a position of needing deep cover in dress pants, and I'm completely back to the drawing board
I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them. -- John Wayne as John B. Books in "The Shootist"
I too am curious about urination. You all owe me... I had to google "Smart carry negligent discharge t*s*icl*"...
Xavier Thoughts: Deep Concealment Discharge
Reader be warned! There are very descriptive words used!
The bad thing is, this is one of two (the other being shoulder holster) that I haven't tried. But I'm starting to see where this would fit into my life. For sure, something with a heavy, long trigger.
Edit: Didn't realize thread is so old. oops.
For urination, you either move it to the side or pull the whole thin up over your waist, not something you can do inconspiculously at a urinal.
I'm 5'7" and have weighed from 130-160 while wearing my sc. I have two and have carried a 26,19, 2"&3" k frames, 3913 and all sorts of guns. I can tuck my shirt and not wear my wilderness belt and carry a firearm I can fight with. My wife likes me to dress nice a few times year and the sc allows me to still carry. The height of the gun is the key for me and I find if I carry left of center I can slide my hand inside my waistband and present gun fairly quick. I agree I can draw faster than a tuck able holster and there are no clips visible