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What is a good concealed carry?

For those legally permitted to carry a weapon or wanting to obtain their concealed pistol license.

Postby Doriadiver » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:27 am

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.
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Postby GOANRA » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:06 pm

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.
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Postby St8Shooter » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:37 pm

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???
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Postby ulgydog56 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:09 pm

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.............
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Postby BrianB » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:42 pm

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
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Postby St8Shooter » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:11 pm

Hey thanks Brian! good vid!
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Postby JustBen » Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:36 am

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.
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Postby GOANRA » Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:41 pm

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.
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Postby JustBen » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:09 am

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.

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Postby tigwelder56 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:54 am

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!
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