Disabled Veteran Carry?

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    Disabled Veteran Carry?

    Had 3 lumbar surgeries in 10 years, most recently including 4 titanium screws from a lumbar fusion. I have a S&W .38 Special 642 Airweight, a Kholster for IWH, and an ankle holster by DeSantis. Whats the best way to carry for someone with back issues?

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    First off welcome from Washington State.

    As far as carry, I'd look for the thread that has about 54 pages in it asking for photos of what and how they carry. Then you can see what others are using...

    FWIW, my wife carries the 642 with a Remora pocket holster, the short version vice the long (deeper) version. She also has a flashback bra holster but I think that one is not a great choice for you... ;)
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    I sure wouldn't carry in a ankle holster... get a belly band and you can position the gun when you get out of your vehicle so it is in front of you that way you don’t have to twist to get it

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    Welcome! Thanks for your service. Like you, I'm a DV. My cancer left my back a mess. I have a Glock 19 and 36. I'm trying an OWB from Holsterpro, model 722 for both.
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    Welcome from Ohio from one bad back sufferer to another. A good gun belt will make all of the difference because it distributes weight. Also, (and I learned this the hard way) balance is important. If your gun is on your strong side, it helps to balance the weight by carrying something on the other side, hopefully extra ammo.

    My chiropractor taught me this and it really makes a big difference. And on a related note, (not gun related but health related) I never carry my wallet in a back pocket anymore. Even a thin wallet can wreck your spinal alignment.

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    I am an old timer and I don't know your age nor when you had your surgeries. I had two on the same lower disk: first one in Dec 79 and the second one in Jan 81. While my back is week I can carry most anything if I carry the weight on my hipbones. I find I can wear three holsters without any problems: Remora Clipless Holster, 3-Speed Holster ( a kangaroo style) and the White Hat (Crossbreed style) Holster. Each are reasonbly prices and well worth the money asked.

    Good Luck with your hunt.
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    I doubt an ankle would work well with back surgery...perhaps a fanny pack?

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    I just remembered a a recent thread
    Has anyone tried DeepConceal.com?? that contained several holster shirt options that may work for you.
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