This is a discussion on Non-Standard and Custom Holster Options -- thigh, bra, fanny pack, purse etc. within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by merischino Guys, you are all awesome and thank you all so much for responding to and continuing to read this thread. Pax ...
Other (underwear, no holster, whatever)
Setting on a bike seat isn't conducive to removing a hand gun from the smart carry.
I use a generic fanny pack just big enough for my Glock 23 and my wallet and knife, and its the only time I use it(while biking)
My wife uses hers a lot more.
BTW most people on gun boards think that fanny packs scream gun
Ill call BS when I here that statement, in all my years of carrying hand guns concealed, never ever has anyone ask me " is there a gun in
there" if you have any more qustions feel free to ask.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
- Sir Winston Churchill
I have a smart carry, but only use it 1% of the time (sweat pants, gym shorts, etc). Marketing aside, I doubt thunderwear would be noticeably different in comfort for bike riding.
I use a black fanny pack w a hidden compartment for a walther PPS. Don't have the make/model handy, but I'd never consider the SmartCarry as long as I've got the fanny pack option.
That said, SC may still be an option for me with my dressy flowing skirt dresses.... as per pax's suggestion.
I have to say that in FL, with its large retired population (like my parents), fanny packs are common, even carried in front (like my mother).
They are also fairly common here in the Pac NW. Here you would go with rugged outdoor models, in FL, the leather or nylon 'dressier' ones, colored ones, etc.
I spend alot of time in the Everglades, the Keys, the Ocala national forest and at Cape Canaveral wildlife refuge...and I'm always wearing a fanny pack (in back!) but so far, not a gun
Fortune favors the bold.
Freedom doesn't mean safe, it means free.
The thing about "defense" is that it has practically nothing to do with guns. (As passed on by CCW9MM)
It might be a little too late. I know there is a thigh holster carry option by chickholsters.com. If have heard they will make custom holsters if one of their standard holsters doesn't fit your gun.
Safepacker can also be used as a mattress holster!
People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.
- Abraham Lincoln
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
- Winston Churchill
It's always nice to hear from a gal that can think.
I'm sure you probably already figured out your holster wear. If not you might want to check out Chick Holsters. A little unique and I know some gals that love these.
My apologies, I didn't see someone else told you about them already. Well I guess now that makes two. :)
As a disabled male with a prosthesis,I carry a Maxpedition Fatboy right handed version in black for my ccw edc and meds as I have to take during the day. Looks kinda large but,when I am walking with my right leg prosthesis on,the weight has my rightside right where it is suppose to be. I am a type one diabetic also with a kidney transplant and so far,SO GOOD with my health problems. With the walking,I have to use a cane for balance. richgp100z
o Since you've ordered a custom holster, maybe that means you've already bought the Glock 22 you like. If not, then I found a Kahr CW9 to be the smallest, lightest, thinnest gun that felt good in my hand and that I could shoot comfortably and well.
o I've had no problem with trigger safety using my Kahr CW9 in a SmartCarry holster.
o I bought my SmartCarry in white, not denim.
In the heat of the moment, what matters is what your body knows -- not what your mind knows.
My wife does not wear a blt so her preferred method is purse carry, although she does use a Safepacker on occasion. I am not a big fan of purse carry but it is better than nothing. She carries a FNP40 which is a double stack medium to large semiauto.
Insomuch the ‘SmartCarry’ is widely accepted as a principle method of alternate carry, I chose ‘Other’.
BTW: I thought the 'ChickHolster' family was rather interesting. The flower thing is a bit over the top, and I can just imagine the responses from our feline cadre of 'limatunes', 'Bunny' and 'pax'.
Last edited by Saber; May 18th, 2010 at 02:01 PM.
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