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NGIB 08-25-2009 09:55 AM

Pocket carry?
 
I work on a military post and as such I can't carry at work. Thankfully, Ft Stewart allows me to have a gun in my truck (unloaded) so I always had one with me and the loaded mag was in the glove compartment. On many occasions I dont go straight to work nor straight home and I was in a pickle.

Holster up so I could carry or leave the gun in the truck and do my business unarmed - with a gun left in my truck. Finally decided the best way to solve this was to go to a true pocket gun. This way, I just drop the little bugger in my pocket and all is well. Here in GA a holster is required for any carry so when I got my pocket gun I also bought pocket holsters for it.

No, carrying a pocket .380 is not as comforting as having my Commander tucked at my side but it's much better than being "naked". What's y'alls thoughts on this?

BillM 08-25-2009 01:12 PM

ANY gun in your pocket when SHTF beats the gun you left in your truck
by about 1,000,000,000,000%

spittinfire 08-25-2009 01:27 PM

I have to agree, having a 380 in your pocket is better then having nothing at all. If that is a better method of carry for you I say go for it, you could always keep the commander in the truck.

NGIB 08-25-2009 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by spittinfire (Post 150463)
I have to agree, having a 380 in your pocket is better then having nothing at all. If that is a better method of carry for you I say go for it, you could always keep the commander in the truck.

The way things are today, I actually don't feel comfortable leaving one in a vehicle unattended. This was the dilemma and the pocket gun is at least a partial solution...

Mark F 08-25-2009 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by NGIB (Post 150466)
The way things are today, I actually don't feel comfortable leaving one in a vehicle unattended. This was the dilemma and the pocket gun is at least a partial solution...

I sort of struggled with this delimma too. I solved it by putting an "expendable" gun in my vehicle, and I still have my "carry" in my pocket. Here lately, we have seen a lot of car breakins. I keep my "car gun" nicely hidden, but it's readilly available if you know where to reach. Most car burgularies are smash & run and they miss the pistol virtually every time.

Mark F 08-25-2009 02:10 PM

One thing I'd like to recommend to anyone that has decals, stickers, or anything else that would "suggest" you may have a gun in, on, or around your vehicle... GET RID OF IT.

A buddy of mine "had" a bumper sticker that said "Insured by: Smith & Wesson". His vehicle was broken into 9 times... before he figured out that "Smith & Wesson" bumper sticker really SAID: "I have a gun in the car, COME STEAL IT".

Just some friendly advice...

RL357Mag 08-25-2009 05:11 PM

Occasionally it is necessary to leave a gun in the vehicle ie. going in to the Post Office, a Court house, etc.. Fortunately the dwell time in places where I can't carry is measured in minutes, and the gun is definately NOT in sight.

BILLYBOB44 08-25-2009 07:56 PM

Pocket gun.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NGIB (Post 150466)
The way things are today, I actually don't feel comfortable leaving one in a vehicle unattended. This was the dilemma and the pocket gun is at least a partial solution...

I have a 3032 TomCat that rides completely inside my back pocket. Is always there outside of my house, or out of my work station. .32acp-not much, but as said beats throwing rocks.

BILLYBOB44 08-25-2009 08:05 PM

Should start a new thread.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark F (Post 150477)
One thing I'd like to recommend to anyone that has decals, stickers, or anything else that would "suggest" you may have a gun in, on, or around your vehicle... GET RID OF IT.

A buddy of mine "had" a bumper sticker that said "Insured by: Smith & Wesson". His vehicle was broken into 9 times... before he figured out that "Smith & Wesson" bumper sticker really SAID: "I have a gun in the car, COME STEAL IT".

Just some friendly advice...

You're right Mark. This has been hashed out before. When I became a Supporting Member, everyone was showing where they placed their decal from FTF. I stated that I placed mine next to my Life Member NRA, in my gun safe. I do not want to tell every Crack Head that this vehicle has guns!! I do not leave firearms in vehicles, but I don't want to have to repair my car or truck, after broken into looking for them.:eek::confused:

Mark F 08-25-2009 09:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RL357Mag (Post 150533)
Occasionally it is necessary to leave a gun in the vehicle ie. going in to the Post Office, a Court house, etc.. Fortunately the dwell time in places where I can't carry is measured in minutes, and the gun is definately NOT in sight.

Not seen, and not advertised. That's the only way to carry.


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