Maximum Concealment

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by ninjamin7, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. TGT

    TGT They call me "The Chef". Fruit salad my specialty.

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    Hello P.Noodle,
    NOPE
    ... actually I am right handed. The image you are seeing in post#3 is reverse because it's in a mirror. So actually I'm right handed like you too, but I guess my appendix isn't as big as yours (are you sure you didn't mean appendage? :supergrin: ) I've got plenty of space to comfortably carry my G27 there in spite of my appendix. But, I gave you a "like" just the same because it's nice anyway to be reminded of a time I can remember when there was a good bit more "throbbing" or bobbing under my belt too.
    :devildance:
     
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  2. KentuckyPatriot

    KentuckyPatriot Photojournalist

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    Pocket, IWB, AIWB all are good choices with the right firearm and holster. At the moment I typically carry either IWB with Alien Gear, or front pocket with a DeSantis pocket holster and my Shield 9mm. Wal-Mart shorts...somewhat shallow but no issues with a polo or Columbia button-up shirt sized to fit (for both IWB and pocket), not oversized.
     

  3. Angels03

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    I keep reading these posts, and the posters have a LOT more experience than I have, but I have been thinking (which for me is dangerous) that wearing my gun on my left side (I am right handed) with the butt of the gun pointing to my right side in a cross draw configuration may be the best option for concealed carry.

    Thoughts??
     
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  4. DonGlock26

    DonGlock26

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    I went to college as a LEO and I used pocket carry with a snubby revolver (442) and a LCP. I'd occasionally IWB carried a Sig P232, but pocket carry was by far the safest from a weapon retention/remaining undetected point of view. While pocket carry may not be ideal, as far weapon presentation goes, it beats being unarmed. Only one student ever knew that I carried and
    he was an Army Afghanistan vet that I trusted. I was usually in gray man mode.
     
  5. poodleplumber

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    Don't overestimate the observation powers of those around you, either. Most people go around in a fog.
     
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  6. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

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    None of the above.

    SmartCarry.

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    Regards,
    Happyguy :)
     
  7. Ordell Robbie

    Ordell Robbie Giant Member

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  8. njl

    njl Crusty Member

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    With a small enough gun and big enough pockets, pocket carry can work, and it's going to be the most comfortable. If the gun's too big, or the pockets too small, I find something like a CTAC or MTAC with v-clips and a good belt (i.e. thebeltman velcro lined horse hide) works quite well, and you can (should) tuck the shirt in for better / more reliable concealment.

    I haven't heard from anyone at Comp-Tac lately, but I have a suspicion the company changed ownership, as the style of their products changed...and not in a direction I like (more sizzle, less steak). But I do have a drawer full of their stuff, mostly older CTACs for various guns. Their latest holsters have needed some at-home modding and I'm not at all happy with their current production v-clips...but I don't know of anyone else making anything I'd like better.
     
  9. Kenneth Pipas

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    DFW holsters carry them also
     
  10. nursetim

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    The 5-11 t-shirts work pretty well.
     
  11. Lord

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    I used to carry like this under my shirt when I worked at this one place....
    deep conceal.jpg
     
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    That shouldn't show through a light colored dress shirt, nope.
     
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    Lord Senior Member

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    they have them in white also.
     
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    Do you have a white gun? :whistling:
     
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    Nope. But you can turn the rig so the gun actually hides under your arm. :okie:
     
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    I have one in the white, does that count?
     
  17. The_Dan

    The_Dan The underscore is silent

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    I used a smartcarry rig with my 642 and I didn't even know I was carrying!

    I pocket carried that snubbie for a long time in a cheap (but well made) leather pocket holster in cargo shorts and nobody knew nothing. I like the smartcarry because your pockets are available for other stuff and it's virtually invisible.
     
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    I don't know, appendix might be a great way to carry, but I just can't bring myself to carry with my gun pointed at my junk.

    :nailbiting:
     
  19. jim goose

    jim goose "The Goose"

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    I have never tried smart carry but it appears that is total concealment. I would still put a trigger guard holster on it though.

    Or, just get a bug and put it in your pocket.
     
  20. Pierre!

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    I worked at a financial firm for 13 years... carried daily, but needed to be very discrete!

    Business Casual was our standard dress. Tried many things, but the best was the Thunderwear / Smartcarry option.

    I carried one of these almost daily: Kimber Ultra, Kimber Std, G19, G26 - Never got made. The Glocks carried much better than the 1911s simply due to the weight, and the round count was MUCH higher with the Glocks.

    The Thunderwear I have has a pocket for valuables - Handy when traveling in other states where you may have to be 'disarmed'. There are 2 pouches in the front - One holds the pistol, the other can hold a spare magazine.

    I have worn this poor holster for at least 15 years (It's had the last 4 to 5 years off) and it's clearly been "loved" and worn... Need to consider getting a new one simply because of the weigh loss around 2008...

    So I"ll be getting a new one! May go with the SmartCarry this time...

    Good Luck on the Decision!