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Haasemd 06-10-2012 10:52

CCW for a Business Professional
 
Hello everyone,

I am new to GlockTalk and also a new Glock owner (G19 Gen4) and soon to be CCW holder. I am heading into the professional world and was wondering if anyone has any tips for concealing in a professional setting. I was looking into your conventional iwb holster but was also looking at some briefcases that were designed for concealed carry.

I didn't think I saw a thread for this yet so I thought I would see what you all thought or what your experiences were.

- Michael

R*E 06-10-2012 11:11

Pocket carry works for me. I have a Keltec P3AT for EDC.

Sr. Bang Bang 06-10-2012 11:31

I wear slacks and a golf shirt or oxford button-down to work everyday. I drive for long hours then stop in to see customers. (I am in sales) For me, the easiest way to carry in this clothing is pocket carrying a j-frame in a pocket holster. I have a tuckable IWB for both my j-frame, and my 5" 1911. If I only have one stop and know it's in a bad area, I take the 1911. It's too hard for me to keep the IWB holsters from printing during my work day. (I'm very "hands-on," so I am squatting down on the balls of my feet a lot and bending over to look at gate operators...which is what I sell). If you a normal day for you requires walking in to an office and sitting down without bending over movements, you can get away with a tuckable IWB. I highly recommend the Comp tac Minotaur holster and Kydex lined belt.

I wore a Galco dress gun belt for a couple of years, but they lose their rigidness over time. I hope the Comptac belt lasts me a long time. It is very firm and carries a holster well.

RussP 06-10-2012 11:32

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Originally Posted by Haasemd (Post 19072998)
Hello everyone,

I am new to GlockTalk and also a new Glock owner (G19 Gen4) and soon to be CCW holder. I am heading into the professional world and was wondering if anyone has any tips for concealing in a professional setting. I was looking into your conventional iwb holster but was also looking at some briefcases that were designed for concealed carry.

I didn't think I saw a thread for this yet so I thought I would see what you all thought or what your experiences were.

- Michael

How will you be dressing?

TSAX 06-10-2012 12:11

A lot will depend on how your dressing and what gun your planning on using. You could go with a tuckable holster like a Crossbreed Supertuck or a pocket holster or if you can ankle carry.







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Haasemd 06-10-2012 12:22

I will more than likely be in slacks and a collared shirt (polo or button up with tie) but there will also be times that I have to go business professional with the suit and tie combo. It all depends on the client that I am assigned to at the time (life of a public accountant). Also I am looking at carrying my Glock 19, which shouldnt be too hard for me to carry, being that I am a good size guy (6'3" 200lbs). what are your guys thoughts?

stash0501 06-10-2012 12:27

I also have a Gen4 G19 that I use a Comp-tac mtac. It works great and is comfortable all day. It is a tuckable holster that you can use for differant dress styles. Same holster that Sr. Bang linked.

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Bruce M 06-10-2012 14:47

Another question that you need to ask yourself is what are the potential consequences if your gun is exposed. The answer to that might help narrow down the choices.

poodleplumber 06-10-2012 15:18

A sport coat will never be out of place, with or without a tie, if you are working indoors. IWB with a sport coat is standard for me. I am in a medical field, so I go from sport coat to lab coat in the privacy of my office and then see clients and patients all day.

Haasemd 06-10-2012 16:12

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Originally Posted by Bruce M (Post 19073908)
Another question that you need to ask yourself is what are the potential consequences if your gun is exposed. The answer to that might help narrow down the choices.

This is a very valid thing to consider. I have read through the code of conduct from my employer and did not read anything that even slightly implied about it not being alright to do but it will be something that I will have to judge after getting to know the office a little better. Thanks for the response though!

1337-G 06-10-2012 17:46

I pocket carry a Kahr PM9 daily in business casual attire. With pleated pants, khakis usually, it's virtually undetectable with a Desantis Superfly holster. Spare mag goes in a back pocket.


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East River Guide 06-10-2012 18:12

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Originally Posted by Haasemd (Post 19074201)
I have read through the code of conduct from my employer

Big 4 or regional?

I work in public accounting and I wouldn't push it with a G19 and would lean toward something more concealable. I have a G19 but would be much more likely to take my PM9 or P380 in that environment.

Haasemd 06-10-2012 18:17

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Originally Posted by East River Guide (Post 19074592)
Big 4 or regional?

It was for one of the big 4. It was close to 34 pages so I could have missed something. It doesn't mean that its something I am going to do for sure but it is an option that I want to have if it is available to do.

jack76590 06-10-2012 18:18

Concealment is tough with people you see frequently. Someone spots a suspicious bulge at the grocery store - so what you will probably never see them again.

Coworker spots suspicious bulge and they can be checking you out potentially every day. And did I mention people in the office talk, talk, talk.

So if I wanted to be sure, as possible, people I am around every day don't know I am carrying, I would consider pocket carry, with maybe larger piece in vehicle.

Haasemd 06-10-2012 18:24

Yeah that makes sense. Have any of you had an opportunity to examine one of the concealment briefcases? That may be a safer option then iwb and have to do with the chance of someone noticing a bulge. Just a thought though, just trying to find the best option, seeing that I am knew to this.

Two Guns 06-10-2012 18:29

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Originally Posted by stash0501 (Post 19073390)
I also have a Gen4 G19 that I use a Comp-tac mtac. It works great and is comfortable all day. It is a tuckable holster that you can use for differant dress styles. Same holster that Sr. Bang linked.

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Same here. You can't beat the MTAC.

Cletus 06-10-2012 18:37

I wear pressed slacks and a button down or polo to work with no coat, so I usually don't carry my Glock. I keep my LCP in my back pocket with my wallet, no holster. I am 100% confident that as long as my finger is not on the double action only trigger, that it will never go off. You may feel more comfortable carrying in your pocket with a wallet type holster. If you are wearing a suit I see no reason to not carry a glock iwb with a Theis or similar holster.

sappy13 06-10-2012 19:11

I would go with something a little smaller. I have a g19 that i have carried before to work, and its just not concealable enough in tucked in clothes, unless you wear them very baggy. I wear only fitted clothes, so I typically use my p3aT OR Sig 238. I use them with a belly band with great success. My boss told me he doesnt care if i carry to work, but to remove it when I go onsite at our clients because we dont want to risk loosing a customer if its seen. Id rather carry, but I wont risk my job or affecting my employers business. Keep those things in mind when carrying at work.

Haasemd 06-10-2012 19:17

sappy13 - I will defiantly keep that in mind, that makes perfectly good sense. Seems like the consensus is to get something smaller. I will probably have to wait a few paychecks for that to happen. Have to get those student loans paid off before getting another one.

bustedknee 06-10-2012 20:05

I found one similar to this that had 2 sections. The gun was secured in one section while I used the other section.

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happyguy 06-10-2012 20:21

I would consider one of the single stack 9's and a Smartcarry with pleated slacks.

My current carry is a S&W 442 in a Smartcarry but a thin 9 would be better.

Regards,
Happyguy :)

Aeroscoper 06-10-2012 21:45

Sounds like you'll be wearing about the same thing I wear everyday. I work in a lab but in management so can't rely on the labcoat to cover me up all the time.

My attire has my polo tucked all the time and I've tried just about everything so far, from tuckable holsters with G33 to 1911's. After years of trial and error I find myself with a P380 in my front pocket most of the time if I carry at all.

I wouldn't recommend using anything where you'd have to leave you gun un-attended (briefcase or portfolio type conceal) and I definately wouldn't assume your company is ok with guns on premesis. No large company nowadays is willing to take on the liablilty.

One thing I've had to reluctantly had to live with is the fact that the chances of needing a gun at work is significantly less than needing a job, so I'm not going to risk it unless I have an obvious situation that might change that ratio.

Good luck.

blackjack 06-11-2012 00:23

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Originally Posted by Aeroscoper (Post 19075417)
One thing I've had to reluctantly had to live with is the fact that the chances of needing a gun at work is significantly less than needing a job, so I'm not going to risk it unless I have an obvious situation that might change that ratio.


^^^^^^ Good analysis!

Stevekozak 06-11-2012 04:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aeroscoper (Post 19075417)
One thing I've had to reluctantly had to live with is the fact that the chances of needing a gun at work is significantly less than needing a job, so I'm not going to risk it unless I have an obvious situation that might change that ratio.

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I have thought a lot about that too. I am not able to carry at work. But that little voice in the back of my head keeps whispering "but if you needed that that ONE time.........you would really need it...."

HexHead 06-11-2012 05:12

Last time I was working in an office environment, I carried my G26 in a Galco UDC, tucked.


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