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  1. #11
    As the old song "Everyday People" said "Different strokes for different folks". That applies pretty well not only for guns but how you carry them.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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  3. #12
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    to all,

    i'd guess that it depends on what you CCW, but i carry 24/7/365, usually wearing "my uniform", a "tail out" GOLF SHIRT, jeans, cap & some kind of footwear. - my boss didn't know for well over a YEAR that i was CCW.
    (my job is considered "craft", by our company's HR dept, rather than "professional", so i do NOT ever have to wear a coat/tie. = WOO HOO!)

    my pistol is a 9mm Sig-Sauer P6 in a highrise OTB holster- a really flat package!

    yours, TN46

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    CC clothing

    These folks have some decent CC clothing;

    Concealment Clothing - Magills.com

  5. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by AvidshooterTX View Post
    A fanny pack is fine but I'm thinking drawing from it ain't gonna be easy if a BG has the drop on you and demands your wallet. Reaching behind your back to "get your wallet" when in fact you are actually getting your firearm works. I'm not sure digging into your fanny pack, which is typically located on the front of your body, will work as well - unless the BG is behind you, in which case it might work better. Of course, in a Luby's Cafeteria or Ft. Hood encounter a fanny pack would work just fine - because you're one in the crowd - assuming you're not one of the first targeted. Personally, I carry a small titanium .38+P 5-shot revolver in a Galco front pocket holster and I can wear it with the shortest shorts and a tee shirt. In situations where I think there might be trouble I can put my hand in my pocket and on the gun -ready to draw instantly - and it looks like a casual movement. Works in the hottest Texas summers.
    Im thinkling that if a badguy has the drop on you and demands your wallet that you should just give it to them. I am not going to risk my life or the life of my family over what money i might or might not have with me at the moment. If you shoot someone that is attempting to rob you I hope that you can articulate that they are intending to harm you and not just take your money.
    -Austin

  6. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    Im thinkling that if a badguy has the drop on you and demands your wallet that you should just give it to them. I am not going to risk my life or the life of my family over what money i might or might not have with me at the moment. If you shoot someone that is attempting to rob you I hope that you can articulate that they are intending to harm you and not just take your money.
    If someone has the drop on me, I'm NOT going to try to pull a gun. That's suicide.

  7. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by GOV5 View Post
    If someone has the drop on me, I'm NOT going to try to pull a gun. That's suicide.
    my firearms instructor said a great quote to this effect when talking on this subject, he said "it's hard to outdraw a drawn weapon, even tha Duke had his limits"

  8. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by jbarnwell22 View Post
    i dont have any problems concealing this may work for you too. i carry a medium to small frame semi out sccy cpx-1. i use a uncle mikes iwb holster. i use it with shorts pants whatever i wear collered shirts and t shirts all the time even with shorts and a t shirt my weapon is eisily concealed the only problem i have had is a couple times when i have sit down my holster has wanted to come off my belt but a little push down and that is fixed. i am looking into the same kind of holster with a little better belt clip its metal instead of plastic. good luck finding what is best for you
    I bought an Uncle Mike's nylon & plastic holster to use as a practice holster around the house while waiting for my CCW, mainly to see where I would want to carry, either IWB center back, right side, or somewhere in between (3:00-6:00 position). There is NO WAY I will actually use this thing to carry in public on a permanent basis. It moves around, my pistol changes cant on its own, and even fell out twice. I carry a S&W Sigma which even though is polymer/steel combo, when fully loaded with 14+1 has some significant weight. So the Uncle Mike's is definitely not for me. It served its purpose and helped me to determine where to carry but it now stays between my mattress and box spring where it holds my Sigma at night with the handle protruding enough to grab.

    I have a Blackhawk Serpa and have ordered a Kholster. Those are my choices and like you stated, everyone has to find what works for them. The other options I considered were the Supertuck and having a local leather shop custom make me one, both options in the $75 price range. I caught the Kholster on sale for $39 and hopefully it works for me. If not, I'll probably go with the custom made.

  9. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Mountaingoat61 View Post
    I bought an Uncle Mike's nylon & plastic holster to use as a practice holster around the house while waiting for my CCW, mainly to see where I would want to carry, either IWB center back, right side, or somewhere in between (3:00-6:00 position). There is NO WAY I will actually use this thing to carry in public on a permanent basis. It moves around, my pistol changes cant on its own, and even fell out twice. I carry a S&W Sigma which even though is polymer/steel combo, when fully loaded with 14+1 has some significant weight. So the Uncle Mike's is definitely not for me. It served its purpose and helped me to determine where to carry but it now stays between my mattress and box spring where it holds my Sigma at night with the handle protruding enough to grab.

    I have a Blackhawk Serpa and have ordered a Kholster. Those are my choices and like you stated, everyone has to find what works for them. The other options I considered were the Supertuck and having a local leather shop custom make me one, both options in the $75 price range. I caught the Kholster on sale for $39 and hopefully it works for me. If not, I'll probably go with the custom made.
    You picked the bottom end of the litter for a pocket holster. there are many good pocket holsters out there that do work. Some are in nylon and some are in leather, but they don't move around.

    I bought a Hunter leather belt holster one time for my Colt King Cobra. it didn't conceal for crap and the gun was hard to get out of the holster. So don't buy leather belt holsters, right?

  10. #19
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    Re: Waist packs and other methods

    Waist packs are not just for 'sissies' or people who are out-of-date'. I see them ALL THE TIME. I know plenty of bikers that use them. I see them at the park with MP-3 players in them. At the health club... cyclists.... I see them with cameras in them ALL THE TIME.
    I wrote this comment to another thread...

    Regarding concealed carry…
    I've been cc for about 16 years now. Here's the problem I see with these conversations;
    We all come from different backgrounds and lifestyles. Some people get away with a photographer's vest. You wouldn't catch me dead in one because it's not my personality. Some people like leather vests and 'biker clothing'- that would never work for me, because it's not my personality type, not the crowd I hang out with, or the environment I hang out in. Some people like an untucked plaid shirt, like Playboy wears. Not my type. My point is that each person is unique.
    During the winter, I most often wear a Navy flight jacket, or a North Face polar fleece, and occasionally a sweatshirt. During the warmer months, like now, I wear polo shirt and a sport coat ('blazer') or a button-down dress shirt and a sport coat. When temps get over 80 degrees, the sport coat must go away. Many people reading this comment would say that they wouldn't be caught dead in these outfits.

    I bought several Crossbreed Super Tuck and Kholsters. (For those who don't know what Crossbreed and Kholsters are, they are tuckable IWB holsters. This means that you can tuck pretty much any shirt between the gun and pants, with only the metal clips showing. Unless someone REALLY knows what to look for, they won't know that you have a gun. Some of us just can't wear ANYTHING untucked). I bought some Aloha shirts ('Hawaiian shirts') at Wal-Mart for about $10.00 each, that are not bright/loud/obnoxious. They are khaki tan, slate blue, muted green, black...and those are the only thing I can wear untucked, as long as I wear my Crossbreed or Kholster with the leather to protect my ribs from 'slide bite'.

    The nice thing about the Crossbreed/Kholster type thing is that the leather backing will protect your ribs and it can be worn tucked or untucked, with any type of clothing, any environment, any crowd, etc. The guy with the business suit can wear it just as easily as Larry the Cable Guy, and just as easily as any biker, etc. With IWB, you almost always need to buy pants one size larger than you normally wear. That's just a fact. IWB also means that not only the belt, but the pants, too, will help support the weight of the gun and accessories.

    The other great idea is Thunderwear/Smart Carry. I have a hard time with the velcro straps biting my skin in the back. I went to Goodwill and Salvation Army and bought some girls' jeans, cut off the legs, and slip it over the straps once I have them secured. Sleeves from an old heavy cotton shirt also work for this. For people with large bellies, Thunderwear/Smart Carry is difficult to present the gun from, never mind when sitting down. The upside is that, unless your are in a nudist colony, it has its merits. Once again, make sure you buy pants (or skirt) at least one size larger than normal. If you buy your trial clothes from Goodwill/Salvation Army and don't like them, you're only out a couple of bucks (as opposed to Sax/Nordstrom/Macy's).

    Waist packs are great. I still see them all over the place in Colorado, and in Florida. There are some places where this would be totally unacceptable. A dress shirt and pants won't work with a waist pack. For those sticking up your nose at waist packs, yes, they are coming back into style. Go to your local camera store and get a patch that says Canon, Olympus, Kodak, etc. Get a patch that says Harley Davidson if you fit into the biker crowd. Get a patch with something like Adidas, Nike, etc if you fit into the sports crowd. Have someone sew these onto your pack. Most outsiders will likely not see anything that looks out-of-place.

    I think that's all I have for you now. I hope that I helped at least one person, if not many. Stay safe, be well, may the Force be with you, yadda, yadda, yadda...

    Pocket holsters are ok for smaller guns, but don't carry keys and change in the same pocket, even with a pocket holster. Wallet holsters are available for Kel-Tec P3-AT and Ruger LCP. (BTW: I'm not a fan of .22/.25 pistols. I was shot with one and all it did was piss me off.) I carry my BUG (Ruger LCP) is a wallet holster right next to my actual wallet. It's slim enough that I can make it work.
    Soft nylon holsters are trouble- if they collapse inward as they do with age, they can activate the trigger. There's a thread somewhere in USACarry that mentions someones experience with that. OUCH! Soft leather holsters are just as much of a menace.
    Shoulder holsters and cross-draw holsters- the Miami Vice-type holsters point at whomever is right behind you, and when you present your gun, you will sweep your own arm, unless you've had special training for cross-draw. That is discussed somewhere in USAC also. (yes, the guy shot himself.) Waist packs can be dangerous, too, because of this same reason.
    Some people reading this know all of this stuff- my comments here are aimed at (yes, pun) new cc people and those with stereo types. I hope some of this helped at least one person.

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