Carry and Conceal discussion

Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoors' started by marko54, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. gear_head

    gear_head New Member


    I have been using these for ten years and have one for every handgun I actively carry. By far, the first I will go to for normal carrying. They are secure, but do not add much bulk to your profile. They tend to keep the weapon high and tight on the side, aiding in the concealment even when wearing a t-shirt. This depends on your weapon choice as I have discussed earlier on in the thread. Revolvers do well for concealment with this holster, but add some side profile due to the cylinder size.


    For ultimate concealment, I use this one. I have used this style to conceal a full size Glock 22 while playing pool. If you get it in the left handed model, when placed in the middle of the back this provides a natural drawing technique for your right hand. These are made of a soft and thinner leather, which allows for less bulk and easier concealment, They are also comfortable to wear, unless you will be sitting a lot. The large black clip allows for easy placement and removal of the holster on your own, something I have learned holsters with smaller metal clips impede.

    These can all be found here:

    Another good thing about these holsters other than quality, is they are very reasonably priced. I have had other holsters that are nearly 3 times the prices of these and made by "top quality" makers. I have found their leather to be thicker and harder to break in. If you are interested in a good holster for open carry, I can assist with that as well. I hope this helps everyone out a bit.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012
  2. SWAT13

    SWAT13 New Member

    I'm a Deputy Sheriff, so I carry 24/7. I've put alot of people in jail..never kno who you'll run into on the street!!
  3. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max New Member

    I have alot of friends that are employee's as Correctional Officers at one of the largest New York State Penitentaries. All of them say they have to be on the look out at all times and keep there home phones and address as private as possible because of the constent threat of retaliation from ex-convicts. It is something they have to live with everyday for the rest of their lives. I'm sure you know exactly what I'm talking about.
  4. SWAT13

    SWAT13 New Member

    Yes I do. I have delt with a lot of bad people......
  5. marko54

    marko54 New Member

    I carry when ever i can. Why? Do i live in a bad area, not really. Been in this town for 16 years and there is only 1 unsolved murder and could count the # of murders since i lived here on 1 hand. But i carry because society is changing, and Not for the better! Studies may say violent crime is down but i dont believe it. Its better to have than not have and need. Besides that, i paid 50 bucks to get licensed and spent 8 years on active duty as an MP which allowed me to waive a firearms training class so i intend to get the most out of my money and time spent.
  6. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 New Member

    Right now I'm looking at trading my Marlin XL7 deer rifle for a pistol. Glock or S&W M&P or another Sigma since I have 3 spare mags for it.
  7. Caddiac

    Caddiac New Member

    There is a brand called "Thunderwear" I am told. LOL 'Is that a sawed off shotgun in your pocket or you just happy to be here....."

    I don't carry my Glock outside of the vehicle. Unless it is cold, it just does not hide well. I am in the market for small weapon that makes big holes. It might not be the zombie apocalypse but crack head apocalypse is about the same thing. In a home invasion scenario, a big mag eliminates the need to wipe the sleep from your eyes. In a public setting, spraying the general area with lead is a bad idea. Nevertheless, sometime bad guys travel in packs so the more ammo the better. Any suggestions?
  8. gear_head

    gear_head New Member

    finally someone gets it!

    as far as small for concealed with a big punch, this is the best I have found. It is amazing how smooth and accurate it is. I shoot as well with this smaller weapon as I do with my duty .40 glock. I am sure there are other good options out there, but this seems to be about the best we have found when it comes to punch & concealment. I usually keep a spare mag in my pocket and third in my truck.

    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012
  9. SWAT13

    SWAT13 New Member

    Out in the public, I carry my glock .40 I don't worry, cuz I can shoot the ass of a gnat! lol But for the home, I have my 12 ga with a 18" barrel. Nothing more scary, than to hear the rack of a shotgun!!!
  10. Jim Jordan

    Jim Jordan New Member

    In, the Summer, I carry a Smith & Wesson Model 60-7 .357 mag 2" barrel with Hogue monogrips, Very concealable, Impeccable reliability. This is Florida and I Usually wear Trunks or Khaki shorts so I find this a good compromise.
  11. mfleetwood

    mfleetwood Moderator

    Hey Caddi - It only makes sense that you would bring up "thunderware" .....It so fits your great sense of humor. I'm hoping that maybe a better holster will help because I really like my Sig 229. However, I'm still keeping my eye open for something smaller as I'm not confident I'll ever be comfortable carrying something that large. I too like the idea of having more than just a few rounds ready. I guess for every benefit, there is also a sacrifice. Why can I just find a 350 pound linebacker that can run faster than any receiver???
  12. 08_rado_rocker

    08_rado_rocker New Member

    I used to carry my Glock model 22 (.40 cal), but started finding it hard to conceal unless I wore bunch of clothes (in west texas that's not too comfortable). So i recently bought a S&W Bodygaurd .380. I absolutely love it. No, it doesn't pack much of a punch.. but one well-placed shot to the cranium will do for me. It has a built-in laser on it, which I thought would be good for the wife seeing as how she hates guns and refuses to practice, but does carry and isn't afraid to use if she has to.

    Pros: Extremely easy to conceal, consistent, at a price of $325 is relatively cheap, decent safety mechanisms (which Glock does NOT have and is not good for the inexperienced), accurate built-in laser (good for the inexperienced)

    Cons: 6 round mags (+1), Kind of a pain to disassemble.
  13. LURCH

    LURCH New Member

    A small of the back works great for small to medium frame auto's and you can get right or left hand draw's. They also cover good with just an oversize T-Shirt.
    I carry a North American Arms 22 Mag 5 shot revolver with a built in clip in my back pocket I also keep my Glock mdl 36 45 in my console with a crossdraw and a small of the back, so which every one works out best.
  14. ahmitchell1

    ahmitchell1 New Member

    X2 I keep mine on the small of my back only issue is when I sit down I have to pull it out. Kinda funny watching me get out my truck, my neighbors no not to mess with us though.
  15. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member

  16. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max New Member

  17. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member

    Thanks. Me too. Have daughter looking into the cost and availability. I will let you know what I find
    Off to the gym
  18. donyms

    donyms New Member

    In Mississippi as I'm sure Swat13 knows, your vehicle is considered an extension of your home so you can carry in your vehicle without permit but beyond that I think you have to have a permit unless your law enforcement of course. I really am not a gun expert so when I purchased my first new pistol a few months ago, I asked my uncle who is a gunsmith in Virginia and he recommended the Ruger SR9C so that is what I got. I go to the range pretty regular and I love it. I have shot around 400 rounds so far and not one jam. I am still a good shot but not as good as I was when I was in the Army, I was an expert marksman. The Ruger came with a 10 round clip and a 17 round clip. I feel good with that being I can still shoot pretty well. The one thing my uncle told me was to make sure I buy good ammo for it so I got the plus P with serrated hollow points. He said the Glock was a good Pistol also but that he didn't like all the plastic they use. The gun dealer were I bought mine agreed and he is an ex-cop. Anyway needless to say I am ready for the unforeseen I just hope to never have to use my pistol except at the range.


  19. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max New Member

    I love the Ruger SR series. I have a SR40C and it is a flawless shooting weapon!!
  20. donyms

    donyms New Member

    I really find this thread to be some funny stuff, could you imagine all of us getting together at a meet or something? It would be like the wild west all over. :lol:


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