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Old 08-16-2012, 02:35 AM   #11
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They also make velcro clips that work fairly well.

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What kind of gun are we talking abou? A S&W J Frame will disapear in a pocket holster. I also carry a Kahr CM9 in a pocket holster. You would never know either one was their...especialy in a pair of slacks.

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Old 08-16-2012, 09:13 PM   #13
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Thought you meant clips on the Super Tuck, not magazines.
You are correct, and not many would know what the emblem is. Some shrink tubing will cover it for those concerned.
It's just that when I hear clip used in relation to a weapon, a bell goes off.
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I am looking for holster recommendations for carrying with a dress shirt tucked in, but not a jacket. I know I could get a super tuck or similar but the clips would stand out clear as day. Anybody have any recommendations?
After 17 years off CCW while dressed as you describe I can tell you that I own a sack full of holsters worth about $1500.00 and NONE of them worked.

4 years ago I picked up a KAHR PM 9 and a Kahr belly band. The band set me back $15.00

When worn low around the hips it allows you to position your sidearm anywhere you like, does not have the "visible" belt clips, does not try to drag your pants down, AND eliminates the annoying problem of balancing your gun on the office TP holder while conducting a class 2 download in the public RR...

Buddy, this has been by EDC for 4 years now and I can honestly say its the best combination for discreet carry I've ever used...and I've just about used em all.

For $15 give it a shot...had I tried this first, I'd have 2 or 3 more guns with the money I've wasted on holsters.

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After 17 years off CCW while dressed as you describe I can tell you that I own a sack full of holsters worth about $1500.00 and NONE of them worked.

4 years ago I picked up a KAHR PM 9 and a Kahr belly band. The band set me back $15.00

When worn low around the hips it allows you to position your sidearm anywhere you like, does not have the "visible" belt clips, does not try to drag your pants down, AND eliminates the annoying problem of balancing your gun on the office TP holder while conducting a class 2 download in the public RR...

Buddy, this has been by EDC for 4 years now and I can honestly say its the best combination for discreet carry I've ever used...and I've just about used em all.

For $15 give it a shot...had I tried this first, I'd have 2 or 3 more guns with the money I've wasted on holsters.

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So I am assuming this belly band is tuckable?
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I would wear the jacket anyway. Just my opinion.


I thought a jacket was required for semi formal. In fact, semi formal was required for the 100 year anniversary party for the company I worked for & their definition was a suit! Since I don't dress that way & was already on record as retiring, I didn't attend & didn't care if it ticked them off or not!

Anyway, since I can't personally imagine IWB as being comfortable, I also vote for wearing a jacket for cover.
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So I am assuming this belly band is tuckable?
Yep...strap it on around your hips, pull your slacks up, tuck your shirt in, and belt everything closed.

A quick tug at your shirt will expose and give access to your gun. The velcro band is strapped to your hips, not your pants or belt so it's completely tuckable.

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My everyday carry gun is a Ruger LCP with Crimson Trace laser
in a Alabama Holster Works kydex pocket holster. Right front
pants pocket. Formal, informal, it doesn't matter.
A bit underpowered, but the .380 in my pocket beats the
45 at home "because it wouldn't conceal with what I was
wearing".

That said--what you need is an example of a good Texas
tradition. The Barbecue gun. Good tooled leather holster,
blinged out 1911. Perfectly suitable for the Sunday-after-church
get together, wedding, funeral and everything in between.

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A J-frame with this grip. I've used one since the mid 70's.

http://www.baramihipgrip.com/

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Get a "smart carry" man. Easy and comfortable.

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