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pioneer461 05-11-2014 10:05 PM

Summertime carry
 
This time of year, when the weather begins to warm and my wardrobe shifts from winter / spring, to summer, my age old dilemma once again bugs me; that being summertime carry. For the past few years, having re-discovered revolvers, I have carried my S&W 642, stainless/alloy Air weight snubby, loaded with Hornady Critical Defense .38 spl. +P. I put it in a pocket holster and carry it in my right front pants pocket, or ankle rig. My problem has been, where to put the speed loaders / speed strips. When wearing cargo pants, not a problem. Bluejeans with fewer pockets and a generally tighter fit, can be a problem. Speed loader carriers are a bit too bulky, so I sometimes load a speed strip and carry it in a shirt pocket, but not very securely.

This may not be new to some, but I had a brain-storm last night and wish to share. I dug into one of my boxes of "perfect" holsters (and other gear that didn't quite work out) and found my old leather cartridge loop holder from years (decades really) gone bye. I also found Uncle Mike nylon cartridge loop holders. Placing 5 rounds (it's a 5 shot snubby) into a speed strip, which I then inserted into the cartridge loop holder, and Viola; a belt speed strip holder. They conceal perfectly under my t-shirt and with a gentle pull on the speed strip, the reload is ready to go.

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DrFootball 05-11-2014 10:42 PM

That is nice. I either carry (Semis ) in a cargo shorts pocket, IWB with a thick T shirt or collared polo, or in one of my Man Bags with a pocket holster. Since I only have 1 38 that I'd carry(Colt Cobra 2") I can do the same thing basically, pocket holster or IWB at 2:30-3:00...I also have several different Vests( I know, it's a "Guy Aviator " thing) I have a few different pocket options there. The pockets on most of the vests close with either Velcro, a Snap, or a zipper closure. I can also wear it( as I am this very moment) while outside doing work( gardening today) around my property. My wife has even taken the Cargo pants/shorts/ vest cue from me...


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Shoobee 05-11-2014 11:45 PM

My lifetime experiment with revolvers is over.

I own one service pistol now, and I may add a Walther 380 to that.

No more revolvers. Don't need any.

danf_fl 05-12-2014 01:24 AM

I'm still working on carrying that full sized 1911 in my Speedo's

rjd3282 05-12-2014 02:07 AM

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Originally Posted by danf_fl (Post 1574237)
I'm still working on carrying that full sized 1911 in my Speedo's

I hide mine behind my junk. :D

Mercator 05-12-2014 02:34 AM

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Originally Posted by rjd3282 (Post 1574254)
I hide mine behind my junk. :D

That being what? Ah, never mind :D

OP has a nice rig for the strip, I haven't seen it before. Flat is key. My 642 has a grip hook for IWB, giving it the lowest possible profile.

DrFootball 05-12-2014 02:50 AM

Summertime carry
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by danf_fl (Post 1574237)
I'm still working on carrying that full sized 1911 in my Speedo's


Dan, when you make that work out, let me Know, because that deserves a stiff Beverage!!

RJD: please don't do that, I saw a kid blow a hole in his thigh with his M9,...got himself medically discharged for that discharge. He was lucky it didn't hit anything else!!!
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rjd3282 05-12-2014 03:09 AM

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Originally Posted by DrFootball (Post 1574276)
Dan, when you make that work out, let me Know, because that deserves a stiff Beverage!!

RJD: please don't do that, I saw a kid blow a hole in his thigh with his M9,...got himself medically discharged for that discharge. He was lucky it didn't hit anything else!!!
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Actually I'm to old now my junk is all shriveled up. couldn't even hide a derringer there now. :D

JTJ 05-12-2014 03:14 AM

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Originally Posted by danf_fl (Post 1574237)
I'm still working on carrying that full sized 1911 in my Speedo's

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Threetango 05-12-2014 10:32 PM

I carry this pocket sized Airweight 38 with Crimson Trace laser occasionally in the summer.


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