Originally Posted by Chainfire
Pockets are great for pocket change, or pocket knives, or pocket lint, but there are better ways to carry defensive firearms.
Sure. I would argue that open carry is the best way to carry a defensive fire arm. Fastest deployment. No cover garments in the way to foul your draw. But the best choice isn't always an option.
I usually carry IWB at around 4 o'clock. Even in summer I'll dress to accommodate this with a loose fitting shirt over a normal fitting tee shirt. However, Hawaiian or Guayavera shirts are not always acceptable attire so the option of pocket carry is great to have. A gun in the pocket is better than no gun at all!