Wallet holster

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by ztkolb, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. ztkolb

    ztkolb New Member

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    Can anyone tell me where I could find one of these wallet holsters? I've searched the Internet high and low with no luck.

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  2. Debthereb

    Debthereb New Member

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    Check Sneaky Pete
     

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    Debthereb New Member

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    sneakypeteholsters
     
  4. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    THAT is not a wallet holster. It is made by Sneaky Pete Holsters and it is technically an OWB that hangs on your belt. An example of a wallet holster would be something similar to what he talks about in the below video:

    [ame]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=amQKz7K3f1c[/ame]
     
  5. Colby

    Colby New Member

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    Yeah,
    Using that holster with the flap covering the gun - inside your pocket would make access to the gun very difficult. When you needed you gun you'd have to take the thing out of your pocket and open it up ...
    Not good.
     
  6. ztkolb

    ztkolb New Member

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    Thank you for responding, I guess that's why I couldn't find it o the Internet searching under wallet holster. I currently have a wallet holster from www.holsterpro.net but am running into problems with my pockets being too short and the firearm sticking out a little. With the slide showing on these holsters that's a problem. However I see the problem with trying to draw from your pocket with a Sneaky Pete. I like the idea of it clipping on your belt to look like a cell phone case though, I think I'll have to try one out :)
     
  7. mdauben

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    Actually, you have another problem. ATF classifies guns in "wallet holsters" which have trigger holes allowing them to be fired while in the holster as an "Any Other Weapon" and require a tax stamp to posses them.

    Note this only applies to such holsters with the gun in them so manufactures are free to make and sell the empty holsters.

    http://www.atf.gov/firearms/guides/identification-of-nfa-firearms.html
     
  8. ztkolb

    ztkolb New Member

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    I have a letter from the ATF stating wallet holsters are legal, so long as the top of the slide is exposed so you can clearly tell it is a firearm. So the one I have is legal to carry.
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Gents- you are both correct. A holster that conceals the appearance of a firearm, AND permits the gun to be fired while still concealed is an NFA Any Other Weapon.

    An example made a few years back look like a wallet, with a round hole cut in one side. Wrapped completely around a Hi Standard 22 Magnum derringer- and allowed you to fire it by sticking your finger into the hole. while pistol was still wrapped up in holster.
     
  10. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Pockets are great for pocket change, or pocket knives, or pocket lint, but there are better ways to carry defensive firearms.
     
  11. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    For my Ruger LCP I carry it in an Uncle George's or, as of late, in a Remora holster. Both are good holsters. However I prefer the Remora.
     
  12. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Chainfire, but I have to disagree. Pocket holsters are a very safe, very effective way to carry a subcompact. I carry a Kahr CM9 or a J-Frame quite often.
     
  13. mdauben

    mdauben New Member

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    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!