April 19th, 2006 09:29 PM
In January I ordered a pair of 5.11 jeans. They arrived yesterday. I wore them to work today.
The jeans have cloth pouches sewn inside the waistband. A cloth pistol pouch on the right side (about appendix position), two cloth magazine pouches on the left front oriented slightly to the read, and a handcuff pouch in the left rear. All of these pouches are made of a medium weight cloth such as used for trouser pockets. All have elastic along the top.
The two front pouches are sewn to the inside face of the front pockets, helping to reduce printing. The handcuff pouch is against the left hip pocket and hangs from the waistband.
This morning I put my Colt Mustang Pocketlite .380 in the pistol pouch and a spare magazine in one of the magazine pouches. The Mustang disappeared into its pouch, as did the magazine.
I'm doing some computer network cabling in the offices we're moving into. Lots of standing, sitting, kneeling, and bending over.
The jeans were slightly less comfortable than my SmartCarry. Access was worse. If I wear them again, I'll use safety pins to keep the pistol from dropping completely into its pocket and being submerged under the elastic. Same for the magazine.
As I write this, I have my Kimber Ultra Carry in the pistol pouch and a Kimber magazine in the mag pouch. The Kimber is much more comfortable halfway into the pouch than fully inserted. My gunbelt runs across the rear of the slide and along the grip.
Drawing the Kimber from this position requires a fingertip pull to get the grip clear of the belt, then a full firing grip. About 2.5 - 3 seconds. I'm not too comfortable with changing my grip during the draw. Tradeoffs, tradeoffs, tradeoffs.
April 19th, 2006 09:59 PM
As ever, compromize, compromize but - certainly sounds like safety pin is way to go to prevent too deep a drop.
''Some gun better than no gun'' - etc ---------- guess there is a need to be safely devious and also innovative.
Chris - P95
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April 20th, 2006 02:40 AM
Instead of a safety pin, what if you sew the pocket shorter?
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April 20th, 2006 07:20 AM
The safety pin gives me the option of carrying different guns. My Kimber Ultra Carry needs a different arrangement than my Colt Mustang.
Originally Posted by PatrioticRick
If I were using only one gun, sewing would be the way to go.
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