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Pocket carry muzzle sweeping

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Droid noob, Jul 1, 2012.


  1. Droid noob

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    Recently picked up an lcr and have been carrying in a desantis pocket holster. Can't help but be keenly aware of my muzzle when sitting down lol. Sat in a booth at dinner with family and ended up repositioning the pocket holster down so it wasn't sweeping those sitting across from me. I know it's not going to fire by itself, but anyone else have the uneasy feeling when first pocket carrying? I'm used to my iwb holsters always pointing down.

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  2. SouthpawG26

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    Dont worry too much, a duty thigh rig will point in much the same way.
     

  3. steveksux

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    That's why wearing a shoulder holster is the one exception to the rule that your wife should follow you a few paces behind... :whistling: She can offset to the side in that case so she isn't being swept with the muzzle.

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  4. NMGlocker

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    And if you're carrying in a IWB holster you are muzzle sweeping everyone on the first floor when you're on the second.
    And your point is?
     
  5. Vanman2004b

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    This is the reason that I do not pocket carry.
     
  6. Droid noob

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    Uhhh. Thanks for the input......

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    If it is in a holster that covers the trigger guard and you don't have other stuff in your pocket you are good to go IMO.
     
  8. Droid noob

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    That's what I told myself lol. Just takes some getting used to it suppose

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  9. Vanman2004b

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    I tried that also. Didn't work for me as I was sitting across a table from my family. Found a different way to carry and feel much better now.
     
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    I carry an LCP in a sticky pocket holster all the time. Fits perfect in my cargo shorts pocket.I've never put one second of thought into which way it is pointing. If nothing depresses the trigger it isn't going to fire.
     
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    Nothing else in the same pocket is the cardinal rule!
     
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    The holster is in there with the LCP. Does that count.:supergrin:
     
  13. ChicagoZman

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    Agreed. Still want the holster, but will not allow anything else in that pocket.
     
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    Carried a P3AT daily with a Nemesis for well over 7 years now. Nothing in that pocket but the pistol and holster. Never had a problem. Only time I adjust the rig when sitting down is if it becomes uncomfortable against my leg and the chair for whatever reason.
     
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    When i pocket carry, I never ever carry anything in the same pocket with the firearm. Other than that, I dont worry about it. If you are gonna pocket carry, the muzzle issue is just something you have to accept.
     
  16. steveksux

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    Have you tried sitting across from the in-laws instead? :whistling:

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  17. Sheepdog Scout

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    You must not carry at all then. During different times, I carry in the pocket, on the shoulder and on the waist. Every single time I or anyone else carries a gun, you're "sweeping" someone at sometime.

    I carry on the hip, OWB or IWB. If I lie down on the couch and my girlfriend is sitting across the room, I'm sweeping here. OMG!!!!:faint:

    Or I'm sweeping the four legged members of the family when carry on the hip.

    OP, pocket carry is perfectly safe. As long as you do it right you'll be fine. I'm carrying my LCR .357 too. Did it today.
     
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    While it should be considered, muzzle sweep can be overthought.

    Take reasonable precautions, and don't try to be perfect. There are no absolutes in this.

    Perfect is the enemy of good, or, in this case, sufficient.
     
  19. Lior

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    Out of respect for others, I try not to use a carry method that aims my gun at anyone, even if it is concealed. Try is the operative word here. Uhlawpup's post was a good one, as usual.
     
  20. HexHead

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    I couldn't care less about this. Seriously, the last thing I'm concerned about is where my muzzle may be pointing when my handgun is in a proper holster that's covering the trigger. This even holds true if I'm carrying my Mustang cocked and locked in my pocket (holster) or a Glock in my shoulder holster.

    They aren't just going to go off by themselves.
     
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