Adjustments to ALWAYS carry

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by PeeJay1313, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm trying.. A 25yr routine is hard to break.
     
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  2. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The phone have is definitely work based. Flip phone, can't keep up with my everyday needs. But thanks. A simplified phone, I wish. When I retire maybe.
     
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  3. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My wallet is right front pocket, can't do rear pocket wallet carry. Very uncomfortable to me.. Crap, I'm a picky SOB..
     
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  4. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hmm. Ok.. IWB or OWB
     
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  5. Trunk Monkey

    Trunk Monkey Well-Known Member

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    Move the phone and roll.

    What it really comes down to is priorities.

    If carrying a gun is a priority to you you'll make accommodations to do it. If it's not you won't.

    My daily "loadout" isn't very big.

    I carry my
    wallet/keys
    Phone
    Handkerchief
    Pocket knife
    Multitool
    Flashlight
    Gun/holster
    1 reload.

    I find a way to make it work
     
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  6. PANDEMIC

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    Its a belt clip that's installed on the pistol. But before that It was just an IWB holster that I used and carried it in the same position that I do now. The only reason I installed the belt clip on my carry gun was so that I can carry it with the light attached. That's why it took a little more adjusting and getting used to because of the light. However I did get used to the IWB holster pretty quick once I found the right spot it was comfortable in which is the belt buckle right in the middle. But with the light attached and a belt clip installed, it just feels different but in a good way.
     
  7. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I need to try OWB appendix carry... A new holster comicoming..
     
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  8. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You’ll shoot your ba*** off PeeJay :D:p
     
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  9. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yep, a risk.. Consideration..
     
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  10. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I carry my piece, IWB, where my right rear pants pocket is. I moved my wallet from the right rear to the left rear, I still carry my pocket knife in my right front and my phone in my shirt pocket.
     
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  11. JimRau

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  12. formerCav

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    I carry my phone in my back pocket (smart phone) if I am wearing levies or some such pants.
    I hate having to tuck it into a cargo pants type pocket.
    I'm having to change also because my new vehicle with the bluetooth won't pick it up unless it is nearer the radio/center console.
    My full sized 1911 is staying at 3 oclock. Everything else HAS to move to accomodate that.
     
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  13. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I want to do an open carry test someday. But first I need to get a retention holster. But thanks, it shoots like a dream for me..
     
  14. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Im pretty consistent in how I keep things organized in my pockets.

    Front right, gun if im pocket carrying or phone if im IWB
    Watch pocket, victorinox sd and puff bar
    Left front, phone, knife, and bic lighter
    Back left, tobacco and bandana
    Back right, wallet
     
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  15. tomon

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    I'm naturally Left handed, so growing up in a Right Hand world I am more ambidextrous. Front Left jean pocket carry inside the proper DeSantis holster. Right Front has keys, knife, and change. Smarter than me phone is on my Right side clipped to my Leather belt in a hard plastic case/holster combo. Wallet in Right Rear and Handkerchief in Left Rear pocket. Left Rear doubles in that a small semiauto can sit behind the handkerchief if wearing dress pants. I wear suspenders so no pants sag due to carrying.
     
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  16. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I had to adjust everything when I lost my pinky on my right hand, I reach to quick in my right side pockets and hit that spot where my pinky was ouch!.... it’ll almost make you piss your pants
     
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  17. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ouch..
     
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  18. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Day 3 carrying my phone in the opposite side(left). After 25yrs of it being on the right side. Harder then I even imagined. Sounds stupid, but changing a 25yr habit is harder then you might think.. All is going well though. I think I can, I think i can, I think I can....
     
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  19. Ghost1958

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    Try this on for size.
    My normal everyday carry is a Ruger American full size 45acp at 3.30 OWB
    Wallet with chain right rear pocket.
    Knife right front pocket.
    BUG Left front pocket
    Spare mag belt carrier left 9.00
    Phone left belt holder left 8.30.
    Keys right front pocket.

    On church security days add a radio left belt clip behind the phone.
    Stun gun right belt OWB 4.oo
    Steel knuckles left rear pocket.

    If you really want or need too you'll make it work.
     
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  20. TelstaR

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    I dont carry a phone on my person very much. I have one "available", like in my car while I am out and about -or- in a desk drawer. Sometimes I just leave the phone in the car as these mobile devices do not rule me and are certainly not the center of my universe. As a person who grew up in the 70s, I couldnt care less if I have constant communication with people or not. Its a luxury

    If I were a person who simply HAD to carry a phone around, I dont give a flip what side or what pocket it resides. I think some people need to take charge of their mental landscape and stop giving in so easily to minor inclinations.