Seeking Smaller Pistol With Built-On Clip For Holstering

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by ryevick, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. ryevick

    ryevick Member

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    I am looking at maybe getting a smaller gauge .32 or 380 with a built-on clip. I am unclear on how the laws are in Georgia on this. If it is clipped/holstered it is considered legal and no concealed carry permit is required? Even if it is inside your back pocket for instance, as long as it's clipped. Is that right? That's what I had heard.

    I am also debating on a .32 or 380. Which would be a more effective carry weapon? I know they are smaller gauge but I can see agreeing with something I heard someone say. "It is a smaller pistol but plenty effective and way more comfortable than having a 9mm strapped to your side, which translates to you will carry it more often." Makes sense.

    Any suggestions on brands, etc on these? I know my brother has a Kel Tec .380 with a clip. I haven't seen it yet though.
     
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  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    My sister (is it funny that my phone auto corrected and said "disaster"?) Carries a Kel Tec .380 and really likes it. She's not real fond of the trigger pull, and the slide has bitten the web of her hand a few times. But, she enjoys carrying it, and has learned to avoid the slide bite, and has trained a lot to overcome the trigger pull. It also has the clip.
     

  3. sweeper22

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    380acp is a giant leap forward from 32acp, and 9mm is equally significant leap forward from 380acp. 32acp is a pretty anemic caliber in my opinion. Ruger, Kahr, Kel-Tec, and Walther each offer excellent micro-compacts in 9mm and 380acp. Many of them have established excellent track records within the concealed carry community. S&W and Sig also offer outstanding micro 380s.

    I'm certainly no expert on Georgia gun laws, but I have a hard time believing that a gun having a "carry clip" on it will in any way alter your responsibilities for proper carry licensing.
     
  4. cswann1

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    ^^ X2.


    /10char
     
  5. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    You might (better) check the laws on that & NOT go by ""its what i heard" :confused:
     
  6. jeffxc

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    Pistol clip-on

    If you're looking for a clip to hold the pistol in a pocket or inside your waistband, you might look into the "clipdraw." They have a number for specific pistols, both auto loaders and revolvers, and a generic for almost any auto loading pistol. (Look up "clipdraw" on google.) I had one before I found a proper holster, and as an interim step they are fine. Be aware, though, that they do not have the security of a proper holster.
     
  7. JonM

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    my two pennies: use a holster.

    a money clip welded to the side of a gun does not keep errant fingers/objects/clothing from interacting with the trigger in a pocket/purse/waist band.

    carrying an unholstered firearm is a recipe for disaster. it often leads to the gun going off wounding the owner or a bystander.

    just because a clip is attached to a firearm does not bypass any ccw regulation that i have ever heard of. whomever told you that is not someone whose advice is well thought out
     
  8. ryevick

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    really? :rolleyes:
     
  9. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I suddenly dont much care ;)
     
  10. crispy500

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    A dude just killed himself in front of his four kids stuffing an un-holstered pistol in his pants.

    My PF-9 came with a clip. Took it off.
     
  11. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Good point indeed!
     
  12. ryevick

    ryevick Member

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    Yeah I would go with the pocket holster instead of the clip
     
  13. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    My sister clips hers on her belt, between the belt and her pants. Do you guys see anything wrong with that? I'm asking because we all try to be safety conscious. The trigger is covered btw.
     
  14. JonM

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    Covered by what?? if just covered by her outer clothing not good enough.
     
  15. trip286

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    The way it sits, it is covered by her belt. It appears very safe to me. She wears her belt snug (I'll also point out that she's not the type to wear foofy clothes, but men's jeans) and the trigger and trigger guard are both fully covered between her waist band and belt. Any thoughts?
     
  16. JonM

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    I wouldnt carry a pistol that way. Its called mexican carry. Just stuck in the waist band no holster. Its the root cause of most self inflicted gunshot wounds. Well other than just plain negligence.

    There are a lot of good sturdy holsters with belt clips that cover the trigger with solid leather or kydex with just a single clip that does what she wants in a safe fashion. Its how i carry my new agent. I can quickly and easily tuck it in at 3oclock and good to go.
     
  17. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    She's thinking of getting something bigger any ways, and knows she'll have to get a real holster if she does.
     
  18. armed1212

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    I have a clip on my lcp and love it. I have in on all day And never realise it. I will note that most of the time it does not have 1 in the chamber when in my pants plus the long trigger pull helps