I have been carrying a glock 17 9mm IWB off and on for about a year. It was just to uncomfortable to carry everyday with every outfit. I also live in the South and am a big guy so I came to the conclusion the G19 was just to big for my EDC but I didn't want to go LCP or smaller. Since then I have purchased the Ruger LC9. All that to say, I am now an every day carrier no matter the heat or what I am wearing. I carried a friends LCP and a 32 Pocket carry a while back so I knew I would like it but I have been surprised how easily I have taken to it.
Does anyone have any tips or advice for EDC pocket carry?
I am using a Blackawk holster and it is ok but already losing some form. Any Pocket carry accessories you would recommend?
I do plan to practice draw and firing on a regular basis as well since I think pocket carry takes more practice than a regular OWB holster.
Last edited by BigGunther; 08-10-2011 at 03:51 PM.
I have yet to find a pocket holster I like long term. Even with a pocket holster I would recommend keeping an eye out for lint buildup. Also, lubrication doesn't seem to last as long with my pocket carries, seems like they are always dry and dirty.
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My suggestion - Just make sure not to shoot something off that you may want to use later. I suggest a pocket holster of some kind as the best way to avoid that. I use a Galco leather holster with my Kel-tec. It serves me well...
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i find a inside the waist leather rig with a small 38 sp snubby or a khar 9mm or baby glock is the rig i turn to over and over. merickle holsters makes a great leather one that is a clip that i have used for years..
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I am searching for the right combination of pocket holster as well. I bought a pocket holster that was supposed to be one that was easy to draw and stayed in the pocket during draw. With dress pants or baggy shorts the holster comes out with the pistol. Wish it would stay in the pants pocket. I am thinking that IWB is still the best idea.
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I have a DeSantis holster for my LCP. My shorts aren't baggy, but it does stay put and just the gun comes out. And if any of you fellers are interested, it's really easy to bling your holster with beads and stuff.
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Just always make sure you use a pocket holster for pocket carry. Your biggest dangers are that your pockets will get snagged on a sharp corner and your gun will fall down your trouser leg without one. Also a pocket holster keeps the gun to where you can grab it easy on the draw.
Finally don't put anything else in your gun pocket except your holstered gun. Keep change, keys, pocket knives, etc... in another pocket.
That's about it. Uncle mikes makes some good and cheap ones for pocket carry.
I use a nemesis for my Sig 238 which works fine. There's also a leather one which is a little heavy but acts like a wallet with the gun secured in a holster behind the outer shell layer. If you are worried about printing this is the ticket.
Pocket carry in a tight pocket will be slower than everything else--especially if in a rear pocket. In a nemesis in a front pocket with loose flt draw speed is OK but still not as fast as a strong side holster.
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