What is a good concealed carry?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carry' started by fredandbarry, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. keyman

    keyman Well-Known Member

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    Boy O boy . . . that KLCR is going to be a hand full. I'm wondering whether or not I want to look for any +P for my gun. It really packs a wallop with just 38 spl.



    It looks like you will have a light weight gun, even when loaded. That is one of the real attraction factors with the LCR, only 15.56 oz loaded. I really like that.



    My intent is to put several rounds down range until I'm comfortable with firing it, and to break it in a little bit, then it will spend all day on my hip. I'm not sure that I will stay with the High Noon holster that I bought for it. But, that's another story.
     
  2. GOANRA

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    My favorite holsters are the Fobus type Paddle holsters.

    They slide on/off without threading a belt, are near weightless, cover the trigger, rides high enough, and no thumb break required... and inexpensive.



    If I have to go through a 'process' to tote my sidearm for a trip to the store or such, I'll end up 'not bothering' and leaving my sidearm home.

    Not good, but I know me.
     

  3. keyman

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    Tonight I got to see one of the Galco form fitting holsters for the J frame guns. My LCR fitted in pretty good, but it didn't have the leather extension that keeps the gun from touching your body. Sooooo it looks like I will keep the High Noon and continue to help the LCR fit into it the way they intended for it to.



    I've been on these holster merry-go-rounds before, and I found out that it can be costly, and still not have the holster that you really want.



    I've tried the Fobus holsters on my Kimber Ultra Carry II, and it seemed to let the gun ride too far below my belt. My shirt was not long enough to keep it concealed.



    My best luck so far is with the Don Hume holsters. I couldn't find one of them for my LCR, so High Noon it was.
     
  4. St8Shooter

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    Just ordered crossbreed's holster(OWB) for my kimber pro covert and FN 45. I'll let ya'll know what the results are for it after they come in. Especially since they are 4" and 4 1/2" full frame weapons...
     
  5. JustBen

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    Bought a Galco carry belt the other day and love it. Darn near $90, but thick and well made with solid brass screws instead of cheap snaps like the Don Hume belts. Hides my gun and extra magazines really well. Galco has some good stuff.
     
  6. Doriadiver

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    Like the DeSantis paddle holster myself for my Kimber Ultra Carry II. However when the Florida heat is too much for shirts that cover it, I go to an IWB for my PPK or an ankle holster (last resort) under my work clothes.
     
  7. St8Shooter

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    Ben I agree. Galco makes good belts. I use their belts also. Doesn't matter how nice the holster is with out a good belt to hold it solid to you..
     
  8. JustBen

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    St8Shooter:

    Amen Bro.

    Ben
     
  9. ulgydog56

    ulgydog56 Well-Known Member

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    crimint trase has a nice ostwb belt holster for the lcp its leather has a snap hammer strap and is hi riding...I like it..........
     
  10. Doriadiver

    Doriadiver Well-Known Member

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    I like the thumb break on a holster for added security,though I've heard crap from others about "adding a step" to the draw. Really? How tough is it? Time Consuming? If you practice the technique, as you should, it's automatic.
     
  11. GOANRA

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    In LE, 'thumb-breaks' were required for any level I holster by dept policy. I trained with many depts at various levels around the country and don't recall any exceptions.

    If a thumb-break 'adds-a-step' for anyone, they are not drawing properly.



    For CC, you don't want your sidearm falling to the ground when some dirtbag corners you into a LTL fistfight.

    It'd be way embarrassing to be shot with your own gun.
     
  12. St8Shooter

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    It's similar to learning to use for example a serpa holster(which I love). Practice and train how you fight. It becomes second nature real quick.

    Hey since it came up about thumb breaks, how to they affect carry with something like a 1911 cond I???
     
  13. ulgydog56

    ulgydog56 Well-Known Member

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    I have dropped a gun on a job site using a ostwb holster with no catch and was mad at myself, and it did the gun no good hitting the concrete floor ether,lesson learned.............
     
  14. BrianB

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    Hey St8Shooter,

    I won't try to tell you that I know anything at all about 1911s but I was watching a video today where a guy showed how it would knock the safety off. Not sure if that is in particular what your looking for.



    Lets see if I can find it again.....Yeah, here it is. Starts off about the crossbread then moves on about a couple other holsters.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZNhIWzx ... re=channel
     
  15. St8Shooter

    St8Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Hey thanks Brian! good vid!
     
  16. JustBen

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    Bought a new BUG a few weeks ago. S&W340CT J frame .357 mag. I feel a heck of a lot better having 5 rounds in a wheel gun than I ever did with 7 rounds in my LCP .380. Currently I carry it in my pocket in an extra Uncle Mikes #4 I had lying around. Will need to get it into something better soon, but like to carry it in my pocket. Any recommendations.
     
  17. GOANRA

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    Ben, Good choice there. How not to love 13 oz.??

    I carried a CH Arms .357mag 'Pug' [5 shot] for 12 years as an off-duty sidearm. I liked pocket carry too, so I put a bobbed hammer on it. Eventually wore it out though.

    Often, I used it on-duty when in plainclothes as my 'primary' sidearm and never felt a need for a "BUG' [Back Up Gun]... turns out I never needed a BUG, on or off duty.



    Nowdays, when I don't pocket carry, I use a Fobus paddle holster that just slips on over my belt & hugs real tight. I got my last one for my .45acp with the 360* adjustable angle on ebay and love it.

    Got one for my 2 inch snubbie, too.

    Recently got a Ch Arms 'On Duty" 5 shot, snubbie 38 +P with shrouded hammer at 12 oz. Love IT!!



    I often use my .380 'mouse gun' with pocket clip in this killer hot weather though.
     
  18. JustBen

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    Goanra:

    I think you are spot on. After carrying this gun for a few weeks, I feel like I don't even need my primary carry Glock 23 with the extra two magazines, (44 rounds total). At least I hope I never do. For now I am going to keep the little power house in my pocket and see how it goes.

    Thanks for sharing your experience.

    Ben
     
  19. tigwelder56

    tigwelder56 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Ben, if you're still looking for a pocket holster, you need to take a look at the Desantis Nemesis. It's all I use. The best part of it is the $14.00 price tag!