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Fellow DCers,

Just wanted to share. I recently got a Smartcarry for my SP101 and my G30. I have had to attend crowded meetings at my office yesterday and today. I have always been concerned about people bumping into my gun or patting me and feeling it, I was made twice because of this.
I have been carrying my G30 all the time and it has been perfect. It takes a little getting used to but the gun is easily accessible and of course, with one in the pipe, I think it enables a pretty quick draw...
I have always thought that I had to sacrifice round capacity or caliber when deep concealment was in order. Not anymore! I can even carry a spare mag. That's 20 rounds (I have a 9 round mag in the gun) of .45 +P HSTs that can deal with most 2 legged threats.
When carrying the SP, it completely dissapears and I can have 10 rounds (w/ speedloader) of 125 Gr. .357 Double Taps...

All in all, a great buy and I recommend it to anyone who needs deep concealment and does not want to compromise in terms of firepower.
 

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glad it's working out great for ya. i've been thinking about getting one of these for my G27 when I'm not in Illanoy. Glad to hear it works great.

Here is my only concern...wow comfortable is it when sitting down?
 

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I wear one everyday and work in an office, lots of sitting no problems.
 

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Here is my only concern...wow comfortable is it when sitting down?
Not too bad actually. I find that if I pull it up just a bit when I sit, I can be sitting down or driving with no major issues.
 

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I'm definitely going to get one of these on order. I love my MTAC and Don Hume holsters but I want another options for when I'm wearing gym shorts/pants. Thanks guys!
 

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Tried the idea, could not squat or bend over in comfort; but, I see the advantage for office meetings and stand up receptions.
 

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Smart Carry

I have had mine about a month now, and it's every bit as good or better than advertised. I had an initial problem with the sewn edge rubbing a very private piece of property, but by moving it slightly, that problem was overcome, and I feel right at home whatever I am doing, sitting, standing, working, or ??? :smile::smile::smile::hand10:
 

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Good review... I've been giving them serious consideration lately...My only drawback is that I don't know how often I would need that deep of concealment...
 

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I love mine while driving long distance. Very comfy!
 

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I like the Smartcarry too. I installed a couple heavy duty safety pins to set the ride depth.

Earlier there was a thread about "comfort" guns, well to me the Smartcarry is a comfort holster, AND it will let you pack most anything most anywhere, IN SHORTS!

Very cool!
 

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Obviously the idea is great, but I just don't think it would work for me. I've got a gut, and sitting would seem almost impossible...sometime I'll have to give one a try.
So far my other options (which some may not like), such as palm out SOB or pocket carry, seem to work for me in situations where a normal 3:00 position might not be practical.
We all have to experiment to see what works best for us.:22a:
 

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I'm actually thinking of seriously looking into the smartcarry. It's gonna really come down to if they have a return policy or not... My drawer with all my old holsters and stuff is about full..:hand5:
 

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I've owned the ThunderWear and SmartCarry products for many years now and have always been pleased. Undoubtedly there are issues that one needs to work out and to "dress" left or right as appropriate - if you're familiar with the tailoring term. I carry a G33 with spare magazine when I go camping (twice annually at least) and it is completely comfortable. I can even sleep on my stomach without issue. I highly recommend it for hot weather climates where gym shorts are the norm.
 

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Use one every day. I found shifting the gun to 11 o'clock, and keeping the bottom of the grip centered on the zipper helps comfort a lot for me (I'm right-handed).

When you sit, the gun lays on top of your left thigh.

If it wasn't for the Smartcarry, I would be limited to pocket carry. I just can not afford to get made, for a variety of reasons. I got made once with one of those holster t-shirts (unexpected hug). IWB looks like a tumor, and untucking a long-tailed dress shirt is slow and can snag the draw.

With a tucked-in shirt, the Smartcarry draw is surprisingly fast. Quote from local gun shop owner when he asked me to demonstrate - "Damn! That IS fast!":image035: Bonus - with a tucked shirt, you look neat. First impressions do count, and help keep you from getting shot by responding LEOs.

Charlie is a great guy to deal with. Their return policy and service is supreme.

Get one - you will not be disappointed.

No, I don't work for them. Just a very happy customer.:hand10:
 

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I like my SmartCarry a lot and highly recommend it. I live in a warm-weather state and normally wear only khakis or jeans and a polo shirt (against which a tucked IWB gun prints too badly), and I carry my wallet & keys etc in my front pockets -- so aside from a fanny pack there's really no other place for me to carry a gun.

That being said, the SmartCarry is not a 100% satisfactory solution for me.

One issue is that I wear my pants with the waistband down around the hips (jeans style) rather than up around the waist. This means that my pants have a shorter rise than a traditional man's pants might have, and thus less room for the gun. So when I sit down, the gun pushes up against the bottom of my belt and down against the crotch of the pants and gets pretty tightly jammed in (even when I shift the holster a bit left of center, say to 11:00). This is a Kahr CW9, which is a relatively small gun.

The second issue is that when driving the gun is under my belt which is under the seatbelt which makes it slow and awkward to draw the gun from under all those layers. I'd have to release my seat belt and do quite a bit of squirming around. So when I'm driving I don't really feel "armed" because I would not be able to quickly draw in response to a threat.

A third issue is that I often find that the first one or two cartridges have popped off the spare magazine and end up lying in the bottom of the spare magazine pouch. (If anyone has seen and solved this problem I'd like to hear about it, thanks.)

To date, however, I have not found a better carry option for me.
 

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I have to agree 2 thumbs up for the Smart Carry method. I used Thunderwear for 8 yrs maybe a bit longer but 2 half yrs. ago I found the SC and ordered it. Never wear the Thunderwear anymore. The SC is better constructed and has a built in sweat shield to keep your gun dry. I carry (2)G30SF's with unimax lasers mounted on the accessory rail. Since I wear pleated dress slacks or Dockers one size larger and use suspenders instead of a belt (that might help with someone who has a bigger belly,) I find it totally comfortable. I can draw and put my first shot COM in 1 and half seconds. That's good enough for me. I wear mine all day every day, and comfort is not an issue. The owner Charlie Parrott is a real down to the earth nice guy. Great product and super service. I own 4 of the SC's now. Good luck and always stay safe.
 

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Use one every day. I found shifting the gun to 11 o'clock, and keeping the bottom of the grip centered on the zipper helps comfort a lot for me (I'm right-handed).

When you sit, the gun lays on top of your left thigh.
Love mine too, I carry a Taurus PT 24/7 Pro in .45 and spare mag every day, day in, day out, in the car, at work, you name it. I have never had anyone notice Im carrying a gun. I also wear a kilt so people eyes are ALWAYS on my midsection and what Im wearing.

Alex!
 
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