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If you pocket carry, do you use a pocket holster????

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    Always and without exception.

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    Then absolutely I agree that you should use a pocket holster.
    I do not have a problem with anybody using one or not using one if they are going to be safe about it.
    Normally I carry OWB in the very best of holsters.
    At the same time I have (or see) no problem at all (for myself) slipping a S&W J-Frame into an empty coat pocket to strut the mutt around the block.

    That is the reason why S&W originally made a small frame revolver. So that it could easily just be slipped into a pocket.

    I certainly love it when every person who carries any firearm takes whatever precautions he/she feels are necessary to make whatever firearm safe for that person.

    I just don't think that we should rewrite document-able firearm history.

    Quote Originally Posted by cvhoss View Post
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    Part of my reasoning for always using a pocket holster is that I infrequently pocket carry. I'm used to having lighter and money clip in left pocket and keys and pocket knife in right pocket. Loose change gets dropped in whichever side is closest. When I pocket carry, I have to make a conscious effort to make sure nothing but the pistol is in that pocket. Using a pocket holster helps when I screw up. If I pocket carried every day, I'd shortly get used to reserving that pocket for the pistol only and a holster may no longer be absolutely necessary.

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    Always. Wouldn't even think of going without.

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    Always. Safer that way.

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    "If I pocket carried every day, I'd shortly get used to reserving that pocket for the pistol only..."

    This is what I do when I carry a handgun in a pocket. I frequently pocket carry with no holster.

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    I've recently purchased a NAA 22mag that I've carried a couple times in the front pocket without holster. Definitely need one to keep the orientation correct, and from getting it scratched up; can't currently find one small enough, so may have to end up ordering one. Only problem after that would be figuring which pocket to carry in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
    Always.

    Not only does it help protect the gun from misc. pocket debris, it keeps it properly oriented and also serves to aid in concealment by changing the profile of the gun.
    +1 to this.Like he said it keeps your gun protected from dirt, lint , sweat and other things that could get inside your pistol and cause a malfunction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treebark View Post
    I was shocked to find out of the 4 people at the range that pocket carry (2 LCPs, 1 j-frame, and my PM9) I was the *ONLY* one who had his in a pocket holster. The others were just pocketed.

    I though, OK, just at the range. But nope, they usually carry them like that.

    Am I missing something, or isn't that a little risky? I realize all are DA triggers with some stronger pulls (6+ lbs ish) but still, shouldn't you protect the trigger from being pulled accidently?

    Or am I nuts and most people don't use a holster? All the talk and threads of how the LCP disappears in your pocket may make more sense if they are not putting it into a pocket holster!!!
    I pocket carry a BUG, and have for years.

    I don't like "crud" on and in my gun and a Holster helps to keep "pocket crud" off of and out of my gun when it's carried in my pocket, which is all the time.

    FWIW: I use a Mika Pocket Holster.

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    I dont pocket carry but i voted yes because if i did i think i would have a holster for it. I tend to carry alot of crap in my pockets. Keys, knife in right front and cell phone and flashlight in left front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EW3 View Post
    A good pocket holster not only covers the trigger, which is important, but it also keeps the gun oriented upright in the pocket. I couldn't imagine carrying my LCP or Pug any other way.
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    In pocket, the 442 is always in a Kramer.
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    +1 on the FIST pocket holster.

    I carry my snubbie in one. The main objectives of the using the holster are to keep lint, coins, etc away from the gun and just as importantly to act as a reminder to keep the finger off the trigger as the gun is being removed from the pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxx View Post
    +1 on the FIST pocket holster.

    I carry my snubbie in one. The main objectives of the using the holster are to keep lint, coins, etc away from the gun and just as importantly to act as a reminder to keep the finger off the trigger as the gun is being removed from the pocket.
    +2 except that I use the Blackhawk size 1 holster.

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    It should always be in a pocket holster. Makes no sense to take a chance of a AD. The DA trigger is no guarantee the trigger cant be pulled. Better to be safe than sorry.
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    For pocket carry I always use one of Mika's pocket holsters. It's a great value, keeps my J frame from fouling up with pocket litter.

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