Sitting on your holster

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    Sitting on your holster

    I just purchased a S&W and have a uncle mikes pocket holster, which brings up a odd question...

    I like carrying in my back pocket as it is more comfortable then the front with some of the jeans I wear, however Im not sure it's a good idea to sit on the firearm.. anyone use a pocket holster in the back pocket?

    I do plan on buying some more relaxed fit so the pockets will be larger, but just concerned about the back pocket safety wise, any comments?
    I believe in gun control...... Thats why I use TWO hands.

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    If the trigger is covered by the holster I do not see how it is a safety issue to sit on your revolver and long as it is not cocked.

    I prefer front pocket carry because I find it more comfortable.

    There are pocket holster made for rear pocket carry do you have one.

    The reason I ask is that I have only seen Uncle Mike's holseters made for front pockets.
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    I'm with Pgrass. I'm about to start pocket carrying a PM9 in my back pocket. Everyone else on our team has been doing so for a long time with nary an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    If the trigger is covered by the holster I do not see how it is a safety issue to sit on your revolver and long as it is not cocked.

    I prefer front pocket carry because I find it more comfortable.

    There are pocket holster made for rear pocket carry do you have one.

    The reason I ask is that I have only seen Uncle Mike's holseters made for front pockets.
    I don't have one made for the back pocket, uncle mikes is suppose to be for the front. However, when I tried it in my back pocket it conceals nicely and my draw looks if i was reaching for my wallet.. I will try and find one made for the back pocket. Thanks for the help
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    There are several companies on here in the Holster links section that sell nice leather backpocket holsters that just look like a wallet in your back pocket.
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    No problemo! Tough to draw when seated though!
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    What type S&W you got?
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    Quote Originally Posted by XD 45 View Post
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    I believe in gun control...... Thats why I use TWO hands.

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    My K&D Pocket Defender 2-in-1 can be either a front pocket or rear pocket holster just by adding/removing the panel. I don't use it for rear pocket carry very often because I don't like sitting on my PM9. Rear pocket carry is more comfy if I'm standing or walking around a lot. If I do plan on sitting a while I can still move it up front and leave the panel in my back pocket. Still, it's mainly for front pocket duty unless I start running out of pocket space and need to keep it in my back pocket. Even then, I'll just usually go with an IWB holster instead ahead of time.

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    my pocket holster is in the front right pocket. would hate to sit on it for a long drive.

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    I have not ever heard of anybody springing the cylinder on a S&W Revolver by sitting on it when it was properly holstered if that is what you are concerned about.

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