Looking for ideas

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by gr8wapiti, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. gr8wapiti

    gr8wapiti New Member

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    I carry with a shoulder rig, its not fancy just a rig I picked up at the gunshow for a good price. Its a quick release rig on both sides. What are the favorite rigs of everyone and do ya'll wear jackets or vests usually with your rigs?
     
  2. REDMIST89

    REDMIST89 New Member

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    i plan to get a inside the pants holster for my S&W,i usually wear hoodys or a military style coat that i think will prevent any printing.
     

  3. Donn

    Donn New Member

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    Me too. Not crazy about IWB, but it's the only way to go if I'm carrying an auto pistol. If I've got the snubby, can get away with a belt holster. A hoodie or unbuttoned/untucked shirt is usually sufficient. Have to watch the wind with a shirt.
     
  4. mcb

    mcb New Member

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    I carry either on the waistband or on my belt. I prefer belt for quick access. Sometimes in winter I'll carry in a coat pocket.
     
  5. AIKIJUTSU

    AIKIJUTSU New Member

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    Belt holster usually. Can cover pretty much anything that's reasonable (for SD against humans) with a loose untucked shirt. When I lived in a colder climate I carried in a should holster, and left my coat(s) unzipped but fastened all but one button, so I could reach in and get to the gun. In a warm climate, a shoulder holster makes the gun damn difficult to conceal. Now Uncle Mike 's belt holsters do well because they hug my hip (no, not like that! :D) and don't let the gun flop around.
     
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  6. hardluk1

    hardluk1 New Member

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    I carry ether in my front pocket or larger version of the same pistol IWB with a comp-tac MTAC netraul above the front pocket. I dress for summer in a hot climate and don't have to change no matter the weather. I never dress to cover my pistol . Nothing has changed but the handgun for 26 years and then the trigger pull is still DA.
     
  7. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    I like to dress as light as possible, so I tend to carry single-stacked 9mm or45acp IWB...6-9rds capacity usually.

    Just not so enthused about over-layering, being afraid to take my jacket off, etc. I've got a half dozen or so pistols set up for carry. But the smaller lighter options always seem to win out.
     
  8. naf84

    naf84 New Member

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    I've been researching more carry options now that it's been getting hot out. I'm a skinny guy, anything on my hip at 3 IWB or OWB prints like a beast. I have a belly band that I wear with my P95 at 4:30 & conceals pretty well. I refuse to wear hawaiian & obnoxiously designed shirts to hide printing. Im a plain shirt & jeans kinda guy. Fortunately now in FL some printing and the slight occasional unintentional display isn't such a problem anymore. Thankfully there's a gun show this weekend and I'm gonna be on the hunt for possibly a new shoulder carry holster too.
     
  9. GlockRenegade

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    I guess being big has its advantages. Im about 250 and 5'11. My G19 doesnt print too bad at 3-330. I will always suggest dark colored shirts though, black and dark blue work best. T shirts of course.
     
  10. Sideswipe

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    I carry IWB but am in the market for some good OWB holsters as well, they're pretty easy to conceal if worn properly. IWB is comfortable if I'm wearing a size up in pants.
     
  11. WilliamTF

    WilliamTF New Member

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    Iwb 3:00 , Ruger lc9, it conceals and carries nicely
     
  12. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired

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    Situations dictate the mode of carry.

    I have a shoulder rig from Andrews that allows the holster and mag carrier to be removed from the shoulder rig and put OWB.

    http://www.andrewsleather.com/traditional.htm

    I have the Monarch, and carry the Ed Brown Kobra carry or the Dan Wesson C-BOB.
     
  13. hardluk1

    hardluk1 New Member

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    I ether pocket or IWB just above my pocket. Never dress to carry. Never to cover. shoulder holster not real easy with t-shirts and jeans. ha
     
  14. bigrock44

    bigrock44 New Member

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    For me, I carry depending on what I am wearing. I have noticed that I will march my carry pistol to my clothes. I usually carry my .38 snub nose, or my .380 in my front pants pocket, or jacket pocket. If I carry my Sig or my Judge it is always ITW. I am not a big fan of shoulder rigs, because that means I would have to have on a extra layer of clothing to conceal my firearm.
     
  15. G23LCPK45

    G23LCPK45 New Member

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    First get an empty box to put what doesn't work for you in it. Think about your family situation, budget, experience, weather, body build, gun type, activities, job, transportation mode, state laws...in cold weather, I prefer outside the waste band. Summer, inside; with a solid trigger cover and with a clip not belted on, so I can lock it up in the car easily without putting on a show.
     
  16. Bear304inc

    Bear304inc New Member

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    I've got several holsters, iwb, owb, ankle, and a shoulder holster. Guess which one I go with most of the time? None, unless I'll be carrying for a long period I'll carry "mexican carry" iwb at 1 o'clock, sturdy gun belt carries my full size USP in condition 2, no problems at all, for me personally, very comfortable and easy to get to if need be.
     
  17. AIKIJUTSU

    AIKIJUTSU New Member

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    Since you live in Denver, you likely wear a heavy coat in winter. A shoulder holster under the coat provides quick access to the gun if you leave a button unfastened right in front of the grip of the gun. Also, if you wil be in a congested place but keep the coat on, a smaller gun in a coat pocket may be best. If you wear a coat, but will take it off when going inside, then maybe have the smaller gun in the coat pocket, go to the restroom when you arrive indoors, and switch the gun to an IWB or a pocket.
    In summer, the normal concealment for light clothing would be OK.