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I'm a Diabetic and I also drive a Jeep Wrangler. I'll usually be carrying either a Glock 26, 27 or 30 subcompact. At other times I'll be carrying either a Kel-Tec NAA or Seecamp .32 (I'm mostly interested in these conditions with the Glock)

My questions are;

1. I wear an insulin pump on my hip all ready, I can always move the pump to my left, but are there any other diabetics here that have that same issue and what have you done?

2. While driving my Jeep I think wearing a gun in the holster would be uncomfortable, not to mention the inability to draw the weapon. Are there any holsters that I can mount into the center console near the emergency brake or am I just asking for trouble having my weapon there while driving in Georgia?

thanks in advance, I respect this forum and it's general level of constructive criticism and high quality of input.
 

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I am not diabetic, so I can't say I know where you are coming from in that aspect. But I would doubt any form of IWB or OWB would be comfortable for you with the insulin pump on. I think that would also rule out a fanny pack, and I could not recommend a car mounted system. Probably the best method of carry for you, would be a shoulder holster that you can wear over a T-shirt, and under and opened button down shirt. (Think like a Hawaiian shirt or just a regular large dresss shirt.) I use the Smart Carry system, but I would be concerned with the straps around your hips, not waist possibly interfering with the placement of the insulin pump. The only other possible method might be a cross-draw holster which is outside the waistband on a good belt, but again I'm not sure if when you cinch the belt, if that wouldn't interfere again. Sorry that I couldn't be more helpful, but I'm sure someone else will come along and chime in with their opinions that might be more helpful to you.
Good luck and always stay safe.
 

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Have you considered Appendix carry? I personally feel this the most comfortable carry for my Glock 27. The 27 is nice and small for that area. Also, how large is your pump? I worked with someone that had one the size of a beeper, very compact. If that is the case you could wear the gun at 4 or 4:30. If you looking for something to mount to your Jeep consider the Infidel from Comp-Tac. I found it uncomfortable to wear on my person but I thought it would make a nice vehicle holster. The Infidel fit is nice for that application.
 

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I'm not diabetic,but have a spinal cord injury,I have an internal baclofen pump that pumps a predetermined amount of baclofen in my system and is totally internal in my abdomen,is it possible to get the same type of pump from Medtronic for insulin,
 

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If I am going to be driving or carry BUG I carry IWB cross draw.
 

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Here's your answer...
FIST, INC.
I have one for my Glock-36...problem solved!:hand10:
 

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2. While driving my Jeep I think wearing a gun in the holster would be uncomfortable, not to mention the inability to draw the weapon. Are there any holsters that I can mount into the center console near the emergency brake or am I just asking for trouble having my weapon there while driving in Georgia?
If there's a console between seats, I leave a holster there. When I get in the car, I put the pistol in the holster. Something like the Fobus is what I leave in the car.

My heartburn comes when I get out at the convenience store, for example, of leaving the weapon in the car, covered, or taking it out and sticking it in the pants holster with the risk of someone seeing that.

Further down on my choices is to stick my 9 mil in my coat pocket or wearing my shoulder holster (reserved for times when I will be in a coat 100% of the time).

Most of the time, I carry with the weapon in the small of the back covered. For that, I use the Uncle Mike holster. While it's not convenient to a quick draw shootout, I do my BEST to avoid those situations. :hand10:

When the law allows, I also carry a derringer in my hip pocket as my Last Chance Weapon or as a diversion to give me time to unholster the 9 mil.

Since I can't carry all the time, I plan, prepare, and mitigate the need for a weapon. So far, it's paid off.

Hope that helps.
 

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I have this problem myself, especially since Texas is not an OC state. I wear an IWB holster & it is especially difficult when driving my car (sports car) as opposed to my truck which is considerably easier.

I usually wear a High Noon "down under" at 3 o'clock with a G23 or G27, when I am able to or not on my way to work, as I am not allowed to carry at work (then it stays secured in my car).

And I am left haned to boot, lol...

Any good IWB suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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Have you seen the Ohai holster from Crossbreed??
Ohai Modular Holster

I've thought of mounting this in my vehicle. It comes with velcro strips that allow you to mount it to a variety of surfaces. If you were to mount this to your right vertically you may want the left hand version....If you were to mount under the steering column you might want the RH version...etc. I like that the velcro allows you to remove or reposition. Even mount it behind the bed. Might be a good solution for you.
 

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/\/\ some IWB holsters don't do well without a weapon in them while being worn as it tends to weaken the "mouth" & possibly collapse, making reholstering difficult later on. :frown:
 

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I too am a diabetic (though not insulin dependant) and several years ago had to have my right hip replaced. That meant that for a long time I was unable to carry my CCW on that side. More or less by accident I stumbled on the Versipack series of packs by Maxpedition which, among a lot of other things, are built for CCW. I bought the Jumbo
and found that it could accomodate a CCW up to and including a 5" 1911 plus all the other stuff that a diabetic might have to carry. I know that the anti off body carry folks will rise to the occasion but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. I wear the over the shoulder pack that way and it really provides a safe, secure carry mode.

Another version of the Versipack is the so called Fatboy which is somewhat smaller than the Jumbo
but is more than adquate for the purpose. The accompanyning pic shows how concealed carry is achieved. Great product and I suggest that, as a diabetic, you give it some careful consideration to see if it will meet your needs.
 

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I am not diabetic yet but this is a very interesting thread. AND the first I believe that I have seen with a question like this. Pleas more food for thought from all of you would be appreciated.

I for you one have a broke back and a rebuilt shoulder so drawing from my strong side hurts at time. I do like a good cross drawn holster or a Galco Shoulder system. When riding horse back or driving.
 

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The FIST holster makes me want to buy a Glock. I use to have a 36 but I had to sell it when I went to Germany. Anyway, it look like a good option for your needs.
 

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Fist or Milt Sparks make great holsters, since you are diabetic just make sure that whatever holster you choose will not cause any abrasions or skin breakdown. Having said that, definitely go with leather.
 

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Fist or Milt Sparks make great holsters, since you are diabetic just make sure that whatever holster you choose will not cause any abrasions or skin breakdown. Having said that, definitely go with leather.
Plus 100% on getting a leather holster. I was using Galco's Summer Comfort IWB holster and recently purchased a Milt Sparks VM2. Best purchase I ever made, the VM2 spreads the holster out more.

If you want to know what the VM2 feels like, take your belt holster and slide it inside your pants and wear it like that for a day in the house when you have time. It may sound funny but you will not regret it when you feel the difference
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