Defensive Carry banner

1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
304 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
What is everyone's thoughts on Thunderwear? I've pretty much explored all possible options to carry at my new job without anyone finding out, and this seems to be the best option. It's going to allow me to tuck my uniform in, and still have access to a weapon. I was looking at the FIST Inc. tuckable IWB holsters, but I've never used a tuckable holster before, and I don't know hwo well the shirt stays tucked in.

Basically, what do you guys think would be my best option? I'm worried about the FISt holster allowing my shirt to become untucked, and I'm also worried about the Thunderwear not allowing a "fast as possible" draw?

I'm also open to suggestions. What I need is a IWB holster that goes in front, and can accomidate a G26.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
304 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
btt
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
270 Posts
I've used TW and if getting caught mean getting fired... I'd use it over any tuckable.

The speed difference is not enough to matter after you practice and I feel the TW has an advantage as the shirt clears away from the front better than 3-5 o'-clock.

Sucking your gut in leaves a lot of space that pulling a shirt up from the side or 5 position can't.

A belly band is another option, but the TW was more comfortable to me and I plan to get another for my G17 for church carry myself.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
813 Posts
What about a keltec for in the pocket carry while at work? I don't think you can get more comfortable than that....even though it will mean sacrificing accuracy past say 15 yards or so. Guess it depends on how likely the threat is at work.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
270 Posts
You can always go that route also, but if at work a disgruntled employee is your worry or a robbery, then you gotta ask... Is a Kel-Tec enough?

If it is, then why carry something larger elsewhere?

If you just want to "have a gun when you can't" then the Kel-Tec fits the bill, but you can carry a lot more fire power and a reliable gun like the G26 in TW just as easily.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
641 Posts



I have carried a G26 in front using a FIST #3 deep cover clip holster. This holster puts the gun well below the beltline so that nothing is visible except the black metal clip. This is a good news - bad news situation in my experience. The good news is that this offers a really deep cover concealment system. The bad news is that it does not offer a particularly fast draw (takes some practice) although, I did not find it any slower nor more cumbersome than using a Smartcarry. FWIW
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,034 Posts
I carry my Glock 26 in SmartCarry (just like Thunderwear) quite often. You can't conceal it any better, and it is accessible. There will be those that bring forth all the "gloom n' doom" about a slower draw, but it sure beats being unarmed!

If in doubt, order SmartCarry and try it out, for they offer a 60-day trial period. http://www.smartcarry.com/
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
146 Posts
JimmyC said:
I carry my Glock 26 in SmartCarry (just like Thunderwear) quite often. You can't conceal it any better, and it is accessible. There will be those that bring forth all the "gloom n' doom" about a slower draw, but it sure beats being unarmed!

If in doubt, order SmartCarry and try it out, for they offer a 60-day trial period. http://www.smartcarry.com/
I too use SmartCarry in certain situations, when a holster would not work, such as sweatpants, shorts without a belt and a tee. It does provide concealment and it much better than being unarmed.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,275 Posts
+1 country 85
I use a smart carry on occassion and really like it. I usually have it on with sweats or running shorts etc. but have to problems. I find it rather comfortable, and holds my pt140 or 642 nicely. nothing is better for deep concealment.
with practice, it isn't too slow,and some finger control to clear the holster is a necessity...if you know what I mean. but practice fixes both.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
304 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
Any possibility of the G26 coming out of either the ThunderWear or Smart Carry?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
304 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
btt
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,034 Posts
Yep, it could fall out if you stand on your head! Otherwise, gravity holds it firmly in place.

Rather than seeking more opinions, try out SmartCarry on their 60-day trial offer...then make a decision.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,376 Posts
Guess I'll scream about my earlier posting and pictures describing the UC Comfort t-shirt holster. I wear dress slacks and dress shirt tucked in every day at work and carrying a semi auto, two extra mags, flashlight, cuffs, knives (yes two) and a expandable batton all very concealed and noone has ever spoted it.

Here is the link to the previous post that has pictures.

http://www.combatcarry.com/vbulletin...?t=7233&page=3

Read post #29.

BTW I have two SmartCarry rigs that were issued and a few of our guys like them. I dont. Tried them but for me I wasnt as comfortable with them and I draw alot faster with the UC Comfort than I did with the SmartCarry in simulation exercises.

Your choice but something to mull over.

Steve
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top