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Old 10-02-2011, 15:33   #1
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Can You Pocket Carry a Baby Glock?

I've been toying with the idea of picking up a Glock 27 to replace my LCP for pocket carry when I can't keep my 20 from bulging on my belt (t-shirt weather). The only way I'd carry it is on my ankle if I am wearing long pants, or in my pocket with shorts held up by a belt.

Any of you folks able to pocket carry the 26/27 sized guns? I'm a big guy (6'2", 230lbs, pretty fit) so I have big pockets. Just wondering more about drawing it from the pocket and what holster are used?
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Old 10-02-2011, 15:48   #2
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Usually either back pocket, untucked large shirt, no holster. Or Galco summer comfort iwb holster with tee-shirt and semi button up short sleeve shirt... or maxepidtion bag...
really just depends on the day....
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Old 10-02-2011, 15:53   #3
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Just beware, it may slow down your weapon presentation when you need it most. I've had to draw my gun while in a full run before. It's really hard from a duty rig, can't imagine doing it from a pocket.
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Old 10-02-2011, 15:57   #4
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Plus 1 on the Summer Comfort IWB. Easily carries and conceals my G27 under an untucked Tee shirt without printing.
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Old 10-02-2011, 15:57   #5
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I can throw my G39 in the front pocket of cargo shorts, because they fit loosely. This doesn't work in jeans though.
Also this method of carry is not ideal because I feel unsafe with a round in the chamber. So I if needed the gun, I would have a hard time drawing from my pocket, and then I would still have to rack a round in the chamber.

A baby Glock is not ideal for pocket carry.
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Old 10-02-2011, 15:59   #6
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Thatparticular gun I think you would need a well fitted pocket rig. Probably in kydex or well boned leather. I can recommend the kydex pocket rig from Alabama Holster Co. Fits nice and has a thumb push lever. It can def be done in a large pocket. I have done it multiple times with a 26.
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Old 10-02-2011, 15:59   #7
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You cannot do so effectively. Choose another system.

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Old 10-02-2011, 16:01   #8
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I sometimes carry a 27 in a pocket holster in the front pocket of 5.11's
I have had no problems doing this and the holster stays in the pocket when the gun is drawn.
For me it works about as well as front pocket carry of a S&W J frame ....but it all depends on the size of your pockets
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Old 10-02-2011, 16:04   #9
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Yep...but plan accordingly.

I have and do successfully pocket-carry my G36 in the large pockets of my Woolrich tactical cargo pants, and in a few pairs of shorts I have.

I have NOT been able to comfortably pull off pocket carry with my G26, however. Several manufacturers have GOOD pocket holsters for the 26/27 frame, and with enough stature, maybe a vest, possible baggy pants u can pull it off.

They are wide and blocky. Good holsters take care of the blocky, but you're still toting around a heavy wide pistol, likely draggin and bulgin awkwardly.

With a polo shirt & summer shorts, the CLIPDRAW on my G27 in appendix carry has proven VERY comfortable, and obviously concealable.

11 rounds of 9mm ++P GoldDot Hollow Points pointing toward my man-parts IS a bit disconcerting. FINGERS OFF THE TRIGGER!

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Old 10-02-2011, 16:12   #10
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Bull excrement, I pocket carry everyday, and I carry a G-19. Pocket carry is all I do with the exception of the rare day I CBST a G-21.
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Old 10-02-2011, 16:13   #11
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I often carry my 26 in my jeans front pocket with a Desantis Nemesis pocket holster. An untucked shirt covers most of the bulge and at worst looks like a wallet or cell phone in my pocket.
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Old 10-02-2011, 16:23   #12
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No, too big and heavy for pocket carry IMO.
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Old 10-02-2011, 16:27   #13
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No, too big and heavy for pocket carry IMO.
i agree...you already have what i consider to be the best pocket carry pistol which is the lcp....
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Old 10-02-2011, 16:29   #14
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I often pocket carry a 37. My torso is short, and If I wanted to carry a gun in a belted holster it would be much higher than I could comfortably draw from. In a pair of snug jeans, with a button-down shirt untucked I ofen carry a 37 all day. I have gone as far as sewing duck cloth into my pocket, and sewing the pocket diagonally from the bottom rear corner to the front top corner. This keeps the gun at a perfect angle for car carry, or when in a seated position. It also gives a slightly grip-forward cant to the gun. The grip is just slightly above the top of the pocket and draws easily. Unless I do gymnastics the gun is very secure. I find it easier with full-sized Glocks. My 23 sits to low in the pocket and makes drawing a bit slower.
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Old 10-02-2011, 16:33   #15
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To the nay-sayers!

Carry Issues
Here is my G22, in my front pocket. Completely disappears under a loose t-shirt, fast easy draw, good retention, safely carried chambered. I'm 5ft 8"/155lbs. You should have no problem with a G27!
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Old 10-02-2011, 16:35   #17
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Just beware, it may slow down your weapon presentation when you need it most. I've had to draw my gun while in a full run before. It's really hard from a duty rig, can't imagine doing it from a pocket.
Never thought much about this aspect of it. Food for thought for sure.

I've heard good things about the Nemesis pocket holster. I'll have to check it out. I'll also check out the Alabama Holster Co. pocket holster.

Lots of great advice!
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Old 10-02-2011, 16:38   #18
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Ok I Guess if you are large person and/or have massive baggy jeans you can pocket cary a glock. For the more normal crowd with any fashion sense it become problematic.

Too each his own... check it out but as you can see....opinions vary.
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Old 10-02-2011, 16:46   #19
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Khakis and a DeSantis pocket holster work fine IMO. You need to have large pockets however
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Ok I Guess if you are large person and/or have massive baggy jeans you can pocket cary a glock. For the more normal crowd with any fashion sense it become problematic.

Too each his own... check it out but as you can see....opinions vary.
Haha, fashion sense? At Glocktalk? Most of us here consider 5.11's and a t-shirt "fashionable"!
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Old 10-02-2011, 17:03   #21
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i use a desantis nemesis pocket holster for my glock 27.
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Old 10-02-2011, 18:39   #22
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It isn't a pocket pistol the way a Rohrbaugh, or Diamondback DB9 is...

Those are true pocket pistols.

The Kahr PM9 and CM9 are going to fit OK in most pockets.

There are going to be very few front pockets that can completely fit a Glock, and even then - it's going to show in most cases.

Yes you can drop a loose T-Short over it.

I wear business casual - cotton Dockers and a buttoned, collared shirt. Sometimes with a tie. I can't go around with my shirt tails hanging out so if I want to put a pistol in my pocket - it's can't be a Glock.

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Old 10-02-2011, 18:41   #23
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Pocket Carry? NO, NO...and Heck NO.
I've had two 27's and two 26's. Couldn't imagine trying to get it out of my pocket.
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Old 10-02-2011, 18:44   #24
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Front pocket I can and it works but it looks stupid with how bad it prints, kinda like I stuffed a VHS tape in there; with my cargo pants it's a piece of cake and I've done it quite a few times with great success.
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Old 10-02-2011, 19:00   #25
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You guys carrying G22s and such pocket carry must have some really big freaking pockets.

I mean just because it fits in your pocket does not make it a great pocket carry gun. I think one of the G26/27 would be bad enough in a normal sized pocket.

I guess I need bigger clothes!
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