Smartcarry not comfortable

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    Smartcarry not comfortable

    I just got a Smartcarry and can not find a comfortable spot to wear it with my Kahr P40.

    Gun centered on my body:

    Butt end just below my belt line and it is comfortable sitting but rubbed my man parts weird while walking.

    Gun as low as it will fit in my pants and it is comfortable walking and decent sitting as long as I am leaning back.

    Gun anywhere inbetween did not seem to work well either


    Gun at 11 oclock (on top my left leg) with butt on zipper:

    Butt couple inches below the belt it is comfortable walking but jabs me in the gut while sitting.

    Butt several inches below the belt it is still comfortable walking and jabs me less in the gut while sitting, but still not what I would consider comfotable, and seems more likely to move around with my leg.

    Am I missing something here? Just can not find that sweet spot (assuming it exists) Any recommendations?

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    Maybe try a different pair of pants. I find that *tight* jeans don't work great with the SC. The length of the gun compared to the length of the pants in the crotch area is something to take into notice. Looser fitting pants work much better. Good luck.
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    Well, you obviously need a new gun.






    or you could give it a few days and a few outfits...

    +1 on the comfortable pants
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    I have found the same thing. I am 5'9" about 160. I wear 32" pants. I just got my Smartcarry too. I am going to have to find my baggiest pants/shorts to make it work. I may just send it back.

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    I've never tried one, but judging from the design I'd say Smart Carry was intended to be used with short barreled compact pistols in loose fitting pants. Anything else is too bulky.
    Having the butt below the beltline would make for one slow and potentially painful draw.
    Bottom line is, if it's that uncomfortable you will give up using it and start leaving
    your piece behind. I'd get a new holster.
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    You'll just have to keep trying different positions until you find what works for you. Everybody's shape is different and what works for one person, might not work for you.
    I have one that I use on rare occasions, when I'm not wearing a belt and an OWB holster, usually lounging around at home in sweatpants or shorts. I can't see the practicality of drawing from the SC holster while wearing a belt.
    Sitting down adds another problem, both drawing and finding the "right spot" and it did take me a while. I found for me that spot is over the appendix, with the holster high enough on my waist to keep the grip just above my waistband.
    I would suggest trying out the holster at home and adjusting it until you find what is comfortable.
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    Just sent mine back. Could not get it to work out. Tried to carry my CZ Rami. Made me look like the Viagra just kicked in. Also could not for the life of me make any kind of semi-fast draw, seemed I had to fumble around way to long.

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    Hey, Bbb don't give up on your SC. I carry daily in the summer time my M&P 40c in one. I'm 5'9" @ 170 w/ a 32" waist. I wear pleated size 33" shorts and carry low with the muzzle touching the inseam. Keep trying it works for a lot of guys.

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    Talking huh

    Most of you people out there complaining about sc, need to show some pictures of you wearing it for accurate feedback.

    Second get rid of the ultra tight pants. You have to wear at least one size bigger to work. I find it very comfortable with Pt145, MU85 38 snubby, and my Kahr MK9.

    I don't look like I am eating Viagra either.




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    Odd, I love mine.
    DOckers or Jeans might need to be somewhat loose, but I did not resize any of my pants for mine. What I espcially like is the comfort, and if I do print, I will take a Viagra joke over a "whats that you got under your shirt" question. IMO a potential print at the crotch level is more likely to be given an error read than a waist band traditional holster carry. There is a thread somewhere here on reading persons walk and mannerisms to detect CC that is very thought provoking. While I find my TW a perfect fit for my application, please pursue what works for YOU!

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    No doubt the SC conceals very very well and I give it an A+ for that. Tried it for anouther day, and with the gun at 11 and up as high as it will go staying under my pants it was very comfy walking around the block, Still not great to sit down in though...barely could put my left shoe on in fact. I don't think this one will be for me.

    Some stats, I am 6'4" 220 lb and carrying a P40, so I don't think anyone could argue the gun should be smaller. Also tried it lastnight with no pants on at all, and had the same issues trying to sit down, so don't think larger pants would help.

    Oh well, I will stick with the belly band for summer time, and now that it is getting cooler find me an OWB holster for the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    You'll just have to keep trying different positions until you find what works for you. Everybody's shape is different and what works for one person, might not work for you.
    I have one that I use on rare occasions, when I'm not wearing a belt and an OWB holster, usually lounging around at home in sweatpants or shorts. I can't see the practicality of drawing from the SC holster while wearing a belt.
    Sitting down adds another problem, both drawing and finding the "right spot" and it did take me a while. I found for me that spot is over the appendix, with the holster high enough on my waist to keep the grip just above my waistband.
    I would suggest trying out the holster at home and adjusting it until you find what is comfortable.
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    Did you try it with looser pants, perhaps cargo pants with a baggy crotch?

    I wear mine as low as it will go, and the baggier the pants, the more comfortable it is.

    Have you tried it with sweat pants, or loose shorts?

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    A lot of people love SC but I hated mine- even tried sweat pants and it just was not comfortable- i put it up, down, right left..... when i sat down it went into my gut... and you can only lower it so much
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