SmartCarry- think this is a bad idea...?

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    SmartCarry- think this is a bad idea...?

    I have extolled the quality, value, and comfort of the SmartCarry numerous times... everyone who carries should have one in their holster drawer, IMO.

    I live in Florida and work from home, which means short of a wedding or a court date, I probably won't put on long pants again till Thanksgiving. Shorts, untucked Hawaiian shirts, and flip flops are de riguer for me... over in the "Flip flop thread", someone said something about someone that looks like me has "given up trying"...

    I prefer to think of it as a perk of designing my life and my business so I make a good living and I don't ever have to wear a tie...

    Anyway, I have found that around the house, wearing a SmartCarry outside my pants is the most comfortable carry option I have found yet. I spin it around to the 3 o'clock position and it carries very comfortably.

    When running brief errands over the last month or two, I have gotten in the habit of wearing my SmartCarry in the front as it was intended, but outside the pants and covered with the bottom of my untucked, festively colored shirts. Depending on the shirt, it leaves roughly 1/2 inch to an inch of the holster peeking out from under the bottom of my shirt. The barrel does not "print", and it just looks like I have a denim fanny-pack under my shirt.

    I've been watching people carefully and no one has seemed to pay any attention at all... the only issue I have encountered is we had a windy day a couple weeks ago, and the wind did blow my shirttails around a bit...

    Also, this is a very fast draw... much faster than I can pull from my MTAC IWB...

    Below are 2 images... the first is a SmartCarry photo from DC member HowardCohodas (hope Howie doesn't mind!), and the second is the same photo where I overlaid an image of a Hawaiian print, to kinda illustrate what it looks like. I Photoshopped out the tag, as I removed the tag on mine...

    What do we think...?
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    Sounds good to me. If it works, then by all means go with it....just don't snag the trigger on the tropics if you know what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PointnClick View Post
    I have extolled the quality, value, and comfort of the SmartCarry numerous times... everyone who carries should have one in their holster drawer, IMO.

    I live in Florida and work from home, which means short of a wedding or a court date, I probably won't put on long pants again till Thanksgiving. Shorts, untucked Hawaiian shirts, and flip flops are de riguer for me... over in the "Flip flop thread", someone said something about someone that looks like me has "given up trying"...

    I prefer to think of it as a perk of designing my life and my business so I make a good living and I don't ever have to wear a tie...

    Anyway, I have found that around the house, wearing a SmartCarry outside my pants is the most comfortable carry option I have found yet. I spin it around to the 3 o'clock position and it carries very comfortably.

    When running brief errands over the last month or two, I have gotten in the habit of wearing my SmartCarry in the front as it was intended, but outside the pants and covered with the bottom of my untucked, festively colored shirts. Depending on the shirt, it leaves roughly 1/2 inch to an inch of the holster peeking out from under the bottom of my shirt. The barrel does not "print", and it just looks like I have a denim fanny-pack under my shirt.

    I've been watching people carefully and no one has seemed to pay any attention at all... the only issue I have encountered is we had a wind,sy day a couple weeks ago, and the wind did blow my shirttails around a bit...

    Also, this is a very fast draw... much faster than I can pull from my MTAC IWB...

    Below are 2 images... the first is a SmartCarry photo from DC member HowardCohodas (hope Howie doesn't mind!), and the second is the same photo where I overlaid an image of a Hawaiian print, to kinda illustrate what it looks like. I Photoshopped out the tag, as I removed the tag on mine...

    What do we think...?
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    I would say be careful of weary people wondering what exactly is peeking from under your shirt if your in public.
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    If you mention that you heard about the smart carry on Gun Talk, you get a discount.

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    As long as it works...but I gather that FL has no open-carry allowed, so watch the wind...
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    You are right, it looks like a belt bag. I think its a pretty good idea. Just another benefit of living in Florida.

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    I have my M&P 40c in a SmartCarry right now @ 9 O'clock on side of my shorts, very comfortable. Would not be wearing out side of pants/shorts out of the house with a cover shirt due to lack of retention.
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    Yeah, well I have and use the "Thunderwear" version (same thing) but I haven’t considered an external mount. Actually, it may well be a convenient alternative in certain cases. I live in the hottest part of the country and I wear nearly the same dress code as you. I’ll have to try it.
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    But one issue to consider here is the retention offered by the SC being inside of your pants vs the outside. Inside, there is an'envelope' of containment and outside, you would not have that retention.

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    Smart Carry is not for me, but that's another issue.
    I certainly would not be wearing it as a floppy holster on the outside of the pants, either inside or outside of the house. It leaves too many possibilities for loss of the weapon...a slip on the stairs, rough play with the dog, or bumped by a kid.
    I like to know that my sidearm is secure.
    Smart Carry is only secure when worn inside the pants.
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    IMO its the worst way to carry ever. To each his own. I too am in a hot climate and wear shorts everyday.

    I think if it works for you then go for it. Its just not for me.

    I wont wear the Smart Carry in the pants. Outside the pants is an accident waiting to happen IMO.
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