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Old 05-11-2013, 07:00 PM   #21
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Hahahaha took funny !!dont think my hubby would appreciate that to much!!!
Seriously though...I think the more endowed the less it will print. I do not know if that will make it easier to use. I gues you will have to tell us. There are a lot of flash bang demos online though, some on Youtube, and I believe the company has one also. I can see them being OK if all you have is a t-shirt, but may be a bit difficult to use under a jacket or winter coat. Is a thigh holster an option? Although there is always purse carry, I personally believe that unless the gun is attached to you there is a chance of someone taking it away.
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That's an interesting idea, although personally it would make me nervous. But if you're comfortable with it more power to ya.
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Although the trigger on the S&W bodyguard 380 is pretty heavy, I don't think I want it exposed in my pocket. Probably just great most of the time...but in a real emergency you could pull it before it leaves your pocket....just sayin. I understand the purpose of the holster, to keep the gun sitting properly for a quick draw...I just have some reservations.
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I don't carry cocked and locked, pull it out and and hit the slide...

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I don't carry cocked and locked, pull it out and and hit the slide...
Hopefully if you ever need it you will have the time to do that.
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Yeah.....that is the deal...

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Yeah.....that is the deal...
I'd think about that policy. If you were carrying a concealed revolver, would you carry an empty chamber, set up so that you first had to advance the cylinder, THEN pull the trigger ? If you pick the right semi auto for SD purposes, the LONG DA trigger pull acts as a safety, so that you don't shoot your foot off ( Google on "officer shoots self with Glock" ) if you need examples of light trigger issues, and what happens. All my carry guns are loaded, with a chambered round, but in DA mode with a long trigger to fire a shot. That long trigger pull makes them pretty safe.
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Try a Glock Tech MIC holster

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I'd think about that policy. If you were carrying a concealed revolver, would you carry an empty chamber, set up so that you first had to advance the cylinder, THEN pull the trigger ? If you pick the right semi auto for SD purposes, the LONG DA trigger pull acts as a safety, so that you don't shoot your foot off ( Google on "officer shoots self with Glock" ) if you need examples of light trigger issues, and what happens. All my carry guns are loaded, with a chambered round, but in DA mode with a long trigger to fire a shot. That long trigger pull makes them pretty safe.
^^^This^^^ It is called Condition One. You have to be ready to fire as soon as you pull that weapon. The safety on the body guard works well. Assuming we do not voluntarily go down strange dark alleys without good reason, if I had to go down that alley I would take the safety off. Long trigger pull is a common feature for a good pocket gun and it is there for a reason.
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I use a Galco Tuck-N-Go with mine and pretty much forget it's there. When I don't carry the Bodyguard I have an officers-sized 1911 .45 in a Bianchi IWB in the same place and I very much DON'T forget it's there! Biggest problem with either one is deciding where to carry spare magazines; the .380 is okay in a pocket since it's about the size of a pack of gum but that still isn't as accessible as I would like. How do you conceal-carry your reload magazine?

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