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What to wear to work when working behind a desk?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by WarEagle32, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. WarEagle32


    Mar 15, 2011
    I am trying to decide what gun and holster to carry concealed at work. I'm either going with a Glock 19 or 26, I have both. I am an office manager so needless to say I have permission to carry. I have been carrying my 26 in an ankle holster for awhile. I feel and have felt that ankle carry is inadequate for my situation. I stay seated behind a desk, or counter the vast amount of the day. Therefore, I have to plan what I am going to carry around what exact clothing I must wear. I have to wear a pair of fairly loose Khaki pants, a short sleeve polo shirt that must be tucked in, with a belt. I have unsuccessfully tried my beloved Crossbreed Super Tuck but it just doesnt work well with the way I must wear my clothes. I have also tried a belly band but it rides a little too high. I carry an LCP in my pocket already, but in addition I want the power and capacity of a Glock. I am seriously considering a Smart Carry at the moment which was recommended by a good friend who is a fellow GT member. I have absolutely no expierience with a Smart Carry, but it has a money back guarantee. I think it might be exactly what I am looking for, or it won't work good at all. Are any of you familiar with the Smart Carry, and if so do you think it will work for my situation? Also, guys I am looking for suggestions on what other option that is out there that will fit with my exact parameters that I have not thought of, or am not familiar with. Thanks!!
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2013
  2. 4Rules


    Mar 11, 2012
    Start with the first criteria:
    A so-called "Smart Carry" will suffer from the same disability as pocket carry, namely, a draw that - from the seated position - is probably even slower and more difficult than ankle carry.
    Consider a tuckable AIWB, such as a Raven VG-2 or a JRC AIWB.

    Business Casual Carrying - My Experience and Help Requested!!

    Tuckable AIWB

    AIWB (Appendix Carry)

    AIWB holsters, a pictorial guide

    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013

  3. Keep the gun on the table like the poker players do?

    I wear a Supertuck with some extra forward cant. Probably not the quickest draw, but very comfortable when I'm sitting behind the desk.
  4. Texas357

    Texas357 Señor Member CLM

    Jan 3, 2007
    Pants. I recommend pants.

    If you were allowed a button up shirt, I'd suggest a shoulder holster, and snaps instrad of buttons.

    Pocket pistols like an LCP work in "camouflage" holsters like the Bulldog PDA case - ot looks like a PDA or large smartphone case.

    Looks like you want a tuckable iwb. Make sure your shirt pulls clear rather than just stretching when you pull it away. If it tucks in too far, you might have to work harder to get too it, too short and you risk losing concealment.

    Smartcarry while sitting down gives same problem as pocket carry. You have to straighten out to get to it.
  5. damphousse25


    Jan 10, 2013
    I've been using holster t-shirts more and more recently. The 5.11 version provides the most concealment but is the most expensive. Glockstore offers their version for $100 for a three pack. With practice you can draw fairly quickly through the neck of your polo shirt.
  6. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL

    I have to think that one of the few times that ankle carry has some advantage is when one draws while seated.
  7. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    May 24, 2000

  8. WarEagle32


    Mar 15, 2011
    Thats been my thoughts as well so far Bruce. Its just the time I spend before, and after work, during lunch, as well as sometimes during the day that I am standing that I feel a real disadvantage. I am just looking for a solution that I haven't been able to think of. Also, I know there are some guys on here that must have a very similar problem that have came up with the solution that I am looking for. I just think that Smart Carry looks interesting.
  9. WarEagle32


    Mar 15, 2011
  10. furioso2112


    Dec 12, 2007
    open-carry in thigh rig
  11. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    Ankle holster is a good bet, but it has disadvantages, too. It's not all that fast from a sitting position, and worse while driving.

    If you have a cover garment, a shoulder holster is the best and fastest holster, with a very minimum of disadvantages while sitting. The only real disadvantage is you have to wear the cover garment.

    Nothing on the belt works very well while sitting, and everything on the belt requires a cover garment. The act of sitting tightens on the gun for IWB. OWB isn't much better, but does draw easier while sitting.

    SOB works pretty good while sitting, but it all depends on the chair. If you sit all day, every day, you probably have a chair designed for comfort, and not open back.

    The SmartCarry is a no-go while sitting.

    If it were me......ankle and shoulder holsters would be my choice.


    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013
  12. WarEagle32


    Mar 15, 2011
    Thanks for the info on the SmartCarry because I was about to buy one. I can't wear a cover garmet of any kind over my short sleeve polo. It's looking more and more like I am going to have to keep wearing the ankle holster as my primary rig. I just haven't came up with our seen a legitimate better option for my exact circumstances. I sure wish I could find the perfect option!
  13. mortpes


    Oct 1, 2006
    Smart Carry=You can use this with one inch larger slacks and a flex belt. The flex belt is a must in order to remove the gun. Works like a charm.
  14. Fox

    Fox Varmit Control

    Nov 7, 2001
    Can you wear a vest?
  15. Recalcitrant


    Sep 30, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    Trapdoor - a la Mr. Burns. :couch:
  16. WarEagle32


    Mar 15, 2011
    Sure cant. Just khaki pants, a short sleeve polo tucked in, a belt, and dress shoes.
  17. Radam3


    Jul 22, 2011
    Two holsters, one gun... The ankle rig for when you're seated, and switch to your crossbreed when up and about.

    "No more judgement day
    Only tranquility
    Peace signs, protest lines
    Mean nothing to me"
  18. Well if you HAVE to wear khaki pants you probably can't wear a khaki Utilikilt. If you could wear a kilt you could wear a thigh holster under the kilt - very easy access and comfy.

    It ain't a Glock but you could wear one of them NAA mouse guns on a neck lanyard under your polo. Or, if you get to wear a hat, under your hat.

    Can you wear khaki cargo pants with a cargo pocket to hold the Glock? There are also some concealed carry clothing manufacturers that build pants with concealed pockets built in (30% off now)
  19. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    My thoughts exactly