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Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by frank4570, Mar 14, 2012.


  1. frank4570

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    I'm changing vocations and with it my clothing. I am probably going to have to go to a tucked in shirt and no coat. So, a full size gun is out, I don't really like that.
    I'm having a rolling cabinet built for my tools. This will be my work bench in the shops where I am working, sharpening scissors for hair salons.
    So I am thinking a concealable gun on me, a little one, then a full size in a box/drawer inside of my tool box. I can't imaging any reason i would leave my tool box beyond walking around the salon and talking to the stylists.
    What do you guys think?
     

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    IMHO the best place for your gun is on your person. Have you considered a holster like the smartcarry or 3-speed holster? What about a pocket .38, .380 or 9mm? I understand where you're coming from where I'm hoping I will be working for about 6 months requires a tucked in polo. I've considered an IWB tuck-able holster like the Galco Kingtuck but I think the belt clips are just too obvious. I'm considering getting the 3-speed holster and if that doesn't work I'll just stick with a Sig P238 in my front right pocket.
     

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    I use a cbst with my 26 everyday with a tucked shirt with no problems.


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    Or an ankle holster.
     
  5. HarleyGuy

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    I don't support or condone off-body carry.
    You're responsible for your gun(s) remaining secured.

    I carry my little Kel-Tec .32 in a LH pocket holster all of the time (where I can legally).

    Another option, especially if you sit while working is either one of those T-shirts with an under the arm holster sewn into the shirt, or a belly band style set up positioning your gun close to the opening of your shirt.
    Both of these options would require a loose fitting shirt but would give you quick access to your gun.
     
  6. frank4570

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    Yeah, you're probably right. It makes me very uncomfortable just thinking about it.
     
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    The holster clips are only obvious to gun guys and cops.
     
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    +1 for this. I use an MTAC with a G26 tucked in every day, wearing a shirt and tie. Works amazingly well, and is very comfortable.

    I'm also pretty sure I could conceal a full size 1911 if I needed to using my MTAC. Never tried it, but I'm quite confident it'd work.
     
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    It depends. They're very unobtrusive to the casual observer, but if you have co-workers who see you extensively, day-in, day-out, sooner or later, somebody will notice. You have to decide if that is a problem.

    Since the OP seems like he'll be going business-to-business doing sharpening, this may be less of an issue. Depends on how often he sees regular customers.

    Consider whether OP is an independent contractor, or works for a service. Does the service have rules regarding this? As an independent contractor, do you think any of the salons would be upset enough, if they found out, to cost you a customer? Would that be a price you'd be willing to pay?

    Pocket carry of a very small auto like a P32 is essentially invisible -- even if they see a bulge, it's not obvious what it is. You could probably get away with that in any case.

    If your toolbox is sturdy, has a separate locking compartment or you could somehow cable-lock one of the Center-of-Mass boxes inside it, I'd think that would be OK. Because you're an outside contractor and because it's a toolbox with your specialized equipment, I think it will be regarded as private space and you're unlikely to have anyone poking through it. The C-o-M box is just extra insurance against the light-fingered. Those professional rolling tool cabinets usually have lots of little nooks and compartments. Lots of space for you to have a secure storage spot for a gun.

    People try to walk off with those cabinets, but most often by breaking into your truck or garage -- they're a little too big to just roll off with right in the shop. :)
     
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    Dude, you are sharpening scissors.... and you cannot figure out how to dress around your "new" job....really. Wear a lab coat/smock. Next
     
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    Make up a really good story explaining how you were accosted by criminal/s and feared for your life and as a result, you're terrified to go around unprotected. You could throw in a tear jerker about how this is the only way you can provide for your spouse.

    Then if you're exposed, it may go better for you.

    Or, do what I do and ignore other people's attitudes about guns, and go your own way.
     
  12. cloudbuster

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    It's just possible --- maybe, I dunno, tell me if this sounds outrageous -- that you might have thought of a way to word this that didn't make you sound like a condescending jerk.
     
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    I do the same with a G19.
     
  14. frank4570

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    Dude, you're cracking me up. :rofl:
    He actually had a pretty good idea I hadn't thought of.
     
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    Funny, I'm at almost exactly a year of wearing my CBST in the same building, with the same 30 people, 50 hours a week and none of my employees have spotted me yet (even with the crosses). Or at least if they have they haven't said a word. I have had 1 customer spot me because he was getting ready to purchase the same holster.
     
  16. TBO

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    frank,

    Thunderwear works well under a loincloth :tbo:
     
  17. frank4570

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    Ah, you've been paying attention. I have both, BTW.
     
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    build in a biometric safe in your cabinet for a full size gun, but keep a little one in your pocket:wavey:
     
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    frank4570 wrote:
    Dude, you're cracking me up.
    He actually had a pretty good idea I hadn't thought of.

    I was thinking the very same thing! I know what I want to carry. I'll will do whatever it takes to make it happen! Well, short of wearing a fanny pack!:supergrin:

    A European a man purse? If that is what it takes. Hell I'll even talk with a lisp!:whistling:
     
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