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I have been considering the Smart Carry as a way to deep conceal. Is there any concern of an AD without a safety?? Can the trigger be manipulated through the fabric?? Could the fabric get bunched up and cause a problem??? I think I like the Smart Carry as an option, I just want to get the right gun for it.
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I don't know about all of that, but I can tell you that I've carried my Glock 27 in mine locked and loaded. SmartCarry is a good option. I can't think of anything you'll be doing with it on that would cause a ND, an AD, or whatever you would like to term a a firing in the pants next to the family jewels. In my opinion, when you choose a holster or carry method like this, it's most essential to carry with one in the chamber since the split second lost in deployment would leave no room for excessive actions such as chambering a round.
 

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Its several layers of denim, Ive tried to get the trigger to fire on mine and couldnt do it (unloaded of coarse). I carry condition one and wear a Smart Carry every single day. I can carry a 1911 and it doesnt effect any of my work which can range from doing tile, make up, costumes, welding, etc...I need that ability to do whatever.

If your still worried about the trigger someone on these boards (10mm something I think) mentioned he gets a piece of thin plastic and makes a "shield" to go in the holster that the gun rides behind making it even more secure.

Again, I like mine a lot, its two years old and after 700 days of constant wear (half of which I was sweaty) it just now needs a replacement.

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Maybe you meant me?:smile:

I added a piece of sheet plastic to the Smartcarry holster pouch - you can use a plastic milk jug, or whatever. Not really needed, but why not? Doesn't hurt anything.

DO NOT get the cheaper imitation Smartcarry holsters. Some of them are made of thin nylon, and yes you can have a ND with those.

I tried to get my (unloaded) Glock to fire in the Smartcarry. Would not. I've carried fully loaded Glocks in mine for over 2 years with no issues.
 

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I use a smartcarry with a few pistols which do not have safeties and have never worried about it. As mentioned, avoid the cheaper imitations which are too flexible and CAN allow something to get inside the trigger guard.

The one incident in a cheap clone I recall reading about was actually, I believe, with a firearm with a safety. If I recall the incident, it was a surplus foreign pistol which allowed the safety to be deactivated and then fired during a crouch.
 

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If you want a SmartCarry go for it. I have had mine since Apr 2009 and its my main holster. Works great and I carry a P345.
You wont regret it, and I like it becasue I wear basketball shorts in the summer. Most shorts dont have strong enough elastic to hold a .45
Thats why I use the SmartCarry.
 

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I have the Thunderwear version. I have taken mine running and have had no issues. I have used three different guns in it. A Glock 27, Ruger SP101, and a Springfield XD-9 SC.
 

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I use one on occasion too. I use it mostly when wearing shorts in warmer weather. I have carried a Glock 23, USPc and a Sig P232 in one. The "beaver tail" on the P232 was uncomfortable and don't know if I'd do it again or not.

The trick is to get it down on your hips where it belongs and not up around you midsection. Once you learn how to wear it you'll be OK.

Charlie, the owner is one of the good guys too. They will take care of you.

Be Safe,

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Thank you for your responses!! You are a great (experienced) help. That's what I need.
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Is there any concern of an AD without a safety?? NO

Can the trigger be manipulated through the fabric?? NO

Could the fabric get bunched up and cause a problem??? NO

TIP: I've been using a SmartCarry for a couple of years and it's very good. I'm forming the impression that it may work better for folks with high rise trousers and/or those who wear their belts at the waist line. I say this because as my belly has grown I've been wearing my pants ever lower on the hips, and I find there's not really enough space any more between the belt and the crotch of the pants for even my 3.5" long Kahr CW9.
 

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Out of curiosity, how on earth do you guys wear those and not look like you have a kilo of coke hidden in your pants? If I tried to wear that, it would easily look like I was hiding something down there.
 

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Out of curiosity, how on earth do you guys wear those and not look like you have a kilo of coke hidden in your pants? If I tried to wear that, it would easily look like I was hiding something down there.
Do you wear your trousers with a very snug fit? That could be a problem. I tend to wear loose fit jeans, Dockers, and trousers with a double front pleat and have used the Smartcarry with a variety of guns with no noticeable bulge.
 

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Not at all.. most of my jeans and khakis are very loose. Not hommie loose, but pretty loose.. I like a lot of give. That said, even with loose pants I still see a bulge, and it's not like I'm porn star sized or anything close. If I added another couple layers of fabric, nevertheless a gun, I'd look completely odd.
 

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Pleated pants, dark colors.

Shift the Smartcarry to 11:00 position (if you're right-handed). The bottom of the handgun's grip should be centered on your zipper line.

Any bulge will look like the normal fold on the front of men's trousers.

When you sit, the holster will lay on top of your left thigh.
 

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Not at all.. most of my jeans and khakis are very loose. Not hommie loose, but pretty loose.. I like a lot of give. That said, even with loose pants I still see a bulge, and it's not like I'm porn star sized or anything close. If I added another couple layers of fabric, nevertheless a gun, I'd look completely odd.
I have one I carry my AMT backup on a regular basis, and have carried my XD9SC, without a serious bulge. The whole basis on this holster is that most people won't stare at your crotch long enough to figure it out...
 

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No holster box is complete without a SmartCarry. :yup:
 

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I had used the Thunderwear version for about 8 and half yrs. The only prob I had with it was it was thinner denim than the Smart Carry is made of. Also if you have a tendency to sweat a lot, the Thunderwear doesn't have a layer of Cushmax like the Smart Carry does. I actually had 2 guns begin to rust on me using the Thunderwear even though I wiped them down with an oil rag every night. I ordered 2 of the Smart Carry Systems (the ambi-model,) since I carry not 1 but 2 of the Glock G30SF's and both of them have the Lasermax Unilaser mounted on the Glock rail. I wear either pleated dress slacks or pleated Dockers, one size larger than normal. I also use suspenders instead of a belt. I'm able to draw with either hand and get my first shot COM in 1 and half seconds. To answer your questions, I've tried with and empty gun of course to get the trigger to pull thru the Smart Carry, not a chance of it happening. Also the Smart Carry utilizes and internal stiching method the eliminates the possibility of your gun catching on the seams during the draw. The layer of Cushmax has prevented any gun that I've carried in it from getting any rust due to sweat or humidity.
I have no relationship with the owner of Smart Carry (Charlie Parrot,) but he is a great guy to talk to. Just give him a call and tell him what you plan on carrying in it, he will recommend the correct size. Then go to the website and place your order. I wear mine year round, and have never been made, even while standing around talking to cop friends.
Good luck and always stay safe.
 

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Up untill a few days ago I carried a Glock 26 daily in a Smartcarry. I have in the past few days I have gone to carrying a S&W 3913. While the 26 has been comfortable and not noticeable it seems since I have quit smoking I dont have the additional room I once did. I figure I have a single stack I should use it. I have to options I can request larger uniform pants again or I can begin to shed some mass. Either way I am happy with the holster its comfortable and completely out of sight. My wife likes it because when we go to dinner I can tuck my shirt and not have to keep a jacket on. I have yet to shoot myself and to me thats a good thing.
 
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