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Reality of carrying.

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by jackknife, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. Cervantes

    Cervantes Loaded Pockets

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    I got an Alien gear ankle rig with shape shifter holster.. my pockets are now free for more EDC gear.

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  2. PreparedCitizen

    PreparedCitizen Loaded Pockets

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    I live in FL. I conceal carry a full frame Glock 22, IWB, appendix. I have no problems with it and it's comfortable.
     
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  3. charlie fox

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    I have sciatica which can limit my mobility, so like you, I plan a lot. But I’m also a former cop so I look for things that could go sideways and have a exit strategy in place before committing. Its all about observation.
     
  4. ca survivor

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    subjects, they are subjects that's all, UK rather please the muslim population, instead of their own.
     
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  5. kukla

    kukla Loaded Pockets

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    England is gone!
    It's a good thing we got the heck away from them when we did.
    Now we just have to be vigilant to preserve what we have, as the liberal left is trying as hard as it can to turn us into the equivalent of modern day England.
     
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  6. flphotog

    flphotog Loaded Pockets

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    Your "reality" is different than mine, I live in FL and wear shorts and t-shirts pretty much year around, that being said I don't like pocket carry and I have no use for small pistols. I carry a mid or full size OWB almost all the time with no issues at all. On rare occasions I'll carry IWB but that is getting very rare. I never pocket carry and rarely carry anything smaller than a CZ 75D PCR.
     
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  7. Versatek

    Versatek Loaded Pockets

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    SmartCarry has been my primary holster for about 10 years - highly recommended. I have worked & do work in environments where IWB is not an option.

    I have successfully used my SmartCarry with:
    SIG P245
    Ruger SP101 DAO
    SIG P230
    S&W M&P 9c
    S&W M&P Shield 9

    No matter how many people say, "No one notices good IWB," the people I've worked with would. As an option, I am experimenting with a CrossBreed AIWB and an UltiClip. We'll see how that goes.
     
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  8. weklund

    weklund Loaded Pockets

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    My current CCW EDC rotation.
    Kimber Compact Gen 1 .45 ACP
    S&W Shield 9mm
    S&W 642 .38 Special

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  9. Elmiro Dungfoot

    Elmiro Dungfoot Loaded Pockets

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    Nice kydex for your rotational load-out! Kimber rocks, dude!

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  10. les snyder

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    just a comment... the heat and associated humidity this summer has been brutal...but to temper this idea, I don't really spend that much time outside, mostly in air conditioned locations.... I've been able to wear a nylon cape back fishing shirt as a cover up for my G43 in an IWB Tulster... and don't get much notice from LEOs...

    attended Homecoming football game Friday and really felt "naked" without it :)
     
  11. todo58

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    Kahr PM 45 [​IMG]

    I decided to ditch my 380 LCP . It was convenient to pocket carry but in reality would it do the job if I actually called upon it. For me I decided it wouldn't. I went on a quest for the smallest lightest .45 I could find, and I came up the Kahr PM .45 . I wear it OTW in small pancake holster. Even with only a T shirt covering it prints very slightly. With a Tshirt and a dress shirt unbuttoned, it disappears. The difference in confidence carrying a 380 vs a .45 is huge.
     
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  12. charlie fox

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    You’ll have to give us a range report! I’ve been looking at one of these lately and am concerned about recoil for fast follow up shots. My current carry gun is a CM9.
     
  13. todo58

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    I've shot it plenty. Recoil is not an issue for multiple shots on target. The good thing about a 45 is multiple shots on target may not be required. Here is a pic of my actual well used Kahr [​IMG]

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  14. todo58

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    Kahr PM .45 (top) compared to a 9mm Glock 26. For me it's a no brainer which to carry[​IMG]

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  15. nmpops

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    I too am a retired cop with sciatic nerve damage. I guess it's a fairly common ex-cop ailment . I no longer carry behind the hip regardless of the holster type, too painful. Front pocket carry for me and as such I wear Cargo pants or dockers in cooler weather and Cargo shorts when its hot. My 642 disappears in the pocket.
     
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    SOS24 Loaded Pockets

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    Not everyone only edc items frequently needed/used. For some, edc is also about being prepared for the “just in case”. A gun, just like a trauma kit, is an item that may never be needed but if needed may just save my life or the life of a loved one. That reason alone makes it worth having and carrying.
     
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  17. wanderer16

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    Here is a different thought on the subject. I spent 25 years in law enforcement. I carried a gun or two every day. I live in a tropical climate. I mostly worked in plain clothes and for a few years in an undercover capacity quite often. When not doing something like serving a warrant etc. when the gun would likely not be needed it rode in my brief case or my desk drawer. These days as a retired officer I leave it in my bag or hanging on the corner of my bed in a holster. You are much much much much much more likely to survive everyday life without a gun. As the op made clear without realizing it. He got old living in a "high crime" area without ever firing a shot. I would bet in the new locale that will be the case also. We all like guns, and as far as I am concerned they should only ever be used to target shoot or in the most dire of times in self defense. The gun industry likes to sell guns and today way more people than need to "carry" a gun are doing so. Most gun people will call what I just wrote blasphemy but my experience says the opposite. Most people carry because they want to plain and simple. As long as they do it responsibly that is their right, but the reality is that it just ain't necessary if you just use common sense. Carrying a handgun concealed in extreme hot weather is a challenge and you have to be dedicated and that dedication is hard to achieve without a serious need. An ankle holster was always the most effective and discreet form of carry under these circumstances for me and is still the way I carry on my body when I do most of the time. I edited this post to add this. I made hundreds of arrests during my time in the barrel. Today I live and move among and run into people I arrested quite often. I always treated everybody the same, it was not personal even in the most serious cases I was serving the public and I treated it as such. I never feel unsafe because even the ones who were nasty respect me because I respected them and I am rarely armed when out in public.
     
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  18. patientcero

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    While “common sense” and having ones wits about them still serves to avoid most situations. The increasing lack of value on human life and self responsibility has greatly increased the “randomness” factor for the violence and where it lands in our current society. A few recent high profile examples illustrate you never know where, by whom and the police can’t always be there when you need them the most.

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  19. wanderer16

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    Chances of being hurt or killed in a violent crime are less than getting struck by lightening. Just keeping it real. I will be glad when they come up with something we can carry that will negate that more dangerous threat. After all it can strike with no warning whatsoever. Scary stuff.


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  20. patientcero

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