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Did You Change the Way You Carry?

Discussion in 'Ohio Glockers' started by firedog978, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. firedog978


    Nov 12, 2004
    I'm curious, since the law (in plain sight) changed for vehicle carry, have many changed their holster or routine way they used to carry.
    In winter it wasn't hard to carry concealed and flip an unzipped jacket off an OWB or even an IWB to gain 'plain sight' when in a vehicle. Summer was a bit more difficult to make a carry gun fit the law when in one. It basically made mouse gun pocket holsters impossible. I also know many wore such things as shoulder rigs or holsters hung around their neck. Some had thigh rigs when in a vehicle.
    Now with the law changed, did you change your rig? It just seems that no more 'in plain sight' opens up so many more possible common ways to carry. No more rearranging everything when getting in and out of the vehicle.
  2. DistantTea

    DistantTea Monkey Vendor

    Oct 18, 2004
    Dayton/Cincy Ohio
    Yeah I changed the way I carried...I actually CARRY now! I used to put my pocket holster in the glove compartment... no choice since I wasn't about to duct tape a clipless holster onto my forhead to stay in compliance.

    Now I can actually put a jframe in my pocket, leave it there where it belongs and go about my day without attempting to ninja my firearm from my pocket to the glovecompartment seven times a day without scaring some poor lady in a parking lot.

  3. I also carry more! I use a DeSantis IWB for my Glock 26/27 and a Nemesis for my J-frame S&W. I am actually going to use the pocket holster all the time and put it in the pocket and forget it. I'm so glad that the "plain sight" provision was removed. Now one can only hope that the Castle Doctrine passes and we're in there!
  4. northcoast


    Nov 15, 2006
    Bought a 26! No longer carry my Sig 226.

    Now that I am actually allowed to conceal in the car, I got a gun that is easier to conceal!

  5. Beeman

    Beeman NRA MEMBER

    Dec 7, 2004
    I used to carry IWB while out of my truck, and then put my G35 into an OWB holster while in my truck. I wasn't willing to do the 'Buckeye Tuck' (tuck your cover garment behind the grip on an IWB gun) because some of the officers around Dayton and surrounding communities told me this was illegal.
  6. JSK333


    Apr 13, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Haven't changed.

    In fact, I still often leave my shirt tucked around the G20, because it's much easier to get to that way. In a car jacking situation, you don't want to be worrying about getting your clothes out of the way while someone is either drawing on you or trying to pull you out of the car...
  7. Brian Dover

    Brian Dover

    Jul 31, 2002
    SW Ohio
    Haven't changed my habits much, although it's nice that kids on school buses or hoodlums on sidewalks won't necessarily be able to see that pistol on my hip and:

    1) Suddenly grab a cell phone and start dialing frantically while looking at me with bugged-out peepers.
    2) Yell 'Hey man it's da po-po!' while pointing at my truck, with me wondering what they were gonna do next.
  8. What's the consensus on pocket holsters, namely the DeSantis Nemesis? I like the idea of pocket holster carry and never have to worry about being made by printing or a shirt rising up too high. My infant is good about kicking and arranging my shirt in a manner that my IWB G27 often times shows in mall parking lots while strapping said child. Just curious as to how many pocket carry.

    I absolutely love those S&W Airweight J-frame revolvers.
  9. northcoast


    Nov 15, 2006
    I have a nemesis for my 26, and I think I'll use it mostly in a winter jacket, just bc of the size of the 26. But the holster itself is nice and simple. I've practiced drawing a bit and the high-friction exterior keeps the holster in while the gun comes out.

    My eyes are also open for a FIST pocket holster, though. They have a little thumb rest where you pull the gun, push the holster. I think that is a nice little feature.

  10. A_Fletcher

    A_Fletcher Yardwork Ninja

    Nov 23, 2005
    I used to use just a simple Uncle Mike's pocket holster with a 642. My main problem was keeping the gun from sliding around enough to end up parallel to the floor when I went about my daily activities.
  11. So far, I've had the Nemesis for four days and sometimes forget that I'm carrying. The outside material is like glue in my pockets, it doesn't budge. So far, it will be my summer carry rig.
  12. BallisticTip


    Jan 10, 2004
    Yes now use a shoulder holster about 40% of the time now, especially when on the bike under a vest.
  13. cloudbuster


    Mar 17, 2005
    I have a Fist pocket holster for my 26 and a Nemesis for my Kel-Tec. Now that the law has changed, I use pocket carry more often, but usually for the Kel-Tec. I have few pants loose enough and with pockets big enough to conceal the 26 effectively and comfortably. It will conceal in a cargo pocket or a baggy BDU front pocket. The Kel-Tec conceals in the pocket of everything except tight jeans, which I seldom wear (I have a Fist tuckable IWB holster for the Kel-Tec that conceals in tight jeans for those occasions!).

    The Nemesis is excellent for the Kel-Tec. No complaints. Holds the gun in a reliable position and draw is easy.

    The thumb piece on the Fist pocket holster is nice -- the Fist holster fits the G26 very snug, which is good, because nothing can get around the trigger guard. The thumb piece makes it easy to draw from. My main complaint with the Fist is that it is slippery and doesn't have quite a steady-enough base. in a wide cargo pocket, the G26 ends up in who-knows-what position: on its side, upside down, etc. In a front pocket it holds steady, because the pocket is narrower.

    I still find my most comfortable carry method with the G26 is my Bianchi Carrylok OWB. I can conceal very well with it under a pretty light untucked shirt or windbreaker.
  14. Yes, I now carry a BUG 95% of the time, where I didn't before: too much of a hassle to have had two guns in plain sight.
  15. G37 Commando

    G37 Commando

    Jun 3, 2004
    Central Ohio
    No, I carry the same way. I still carry OWB with an untucked shirt over a t-shirt.
  16. glockman513

    glockman513 CCW Instructor

    Sep 25, 2006
    SW OH / NKY
    Now I'll carry the P3AT in my pocket for small trips outside the home.