LCP in back pocket?


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dBA
October 5, 2010, 10:52 AM
Does anyone carry their LCP in the back pocket in a wallet-type holster? I'm wondering how well these little guns hold up to the abuse of being sat on for hours on end. Any problems to report? How about accidentally depressing the mag release?

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supham
October 5, 2010, 10:58 AM
This is the only way I carry my LCP. No problems, other than it a pain to sit on. I can usually hitch up my pants a little before sitting so I'm not directly on top of it.

I have one from these guys: http://shop.talontraininggroup.com/product.sc?categoryId=9&productId=46

88 Cutlass
October 5, 2010, 02:26 PM
I tried to carry mine in my back pocket with a Desantis Holster and it didn't work very well. I always carry in my front pocket now so maybe if I had the right holster it would be better. I feel the front pocket is a better place for the gun to be in terms of trying to reach it.

MICHAEL T
October 6, 2010, 12:24 AM
front pocket seems to work better for most people I only use front back was not comfortable when I tried it .

RevDerb
October 6, 2010, 07:55 AM
When I carry my LCP, it is always in my back pocket in an Uncle Mike's #3. Too much bulk for a front pocket for me. This is in dress pants. If I'm in casual or jeans I have other carry options.

Kingofthehill
October 6, 2010, 08:01 AM
Im 6'3" 260lbs and i carry mine USUALLY in my back pocket. I sit on it all day, its fine.

JOe

LightningMan
October 6, 2010, 08:06 AM
Carry mine all the time in back pocket using this wallet holster, from www.concealcity.com LM

loadedround
October 6, 2010, 08:32 AM
I carry mine in a wallet style holster in my front pants pocket. It is a natural move to draw it if needed quickly. You are somewhat handicapped having it in your rear pocket while sitting or have a coat or jacket on. Besides it is very easy to "make you" when someone spots two wallet bulges. JMHO!

larryh1108
October 8, 2010, 04:53 PM
I've been carrying mine in my back pocket in a wallet holster since the LCP came out (I have a low serial#). Never a problem with wear or anything else. I have 1200+ rounds thru her without a hitch. It's great in the summer but a heavy winter coat makes it a little harder to get to but it still does the job. Wonderful little gun.

huduguru
October 8, 2010, 08:43 PM
I love my LCP, bought a chrome slide version!!!! ;)

finz50
October 8, 2010, 11:29 PM
HC version like huduguru....always in my back weak side pocket......inside my Don Hume pocket holster. balances out my wallet in my strong side pocket perfectly...

CZguy
October 9, 2010, 12:13 AM
I usually carry mine in my front pocket, but I have a Bear Creek holster that is easily convertible to back pocket carry.

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii299/badgerone/LCPII.jpg

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii299/badgerone/LCPI.jpg

wally
October 9, 2010, 12:21 AM
I'm wondering how well these little guns hold up to the abuse of being sat on for hours on end

I'd wager the gun holds up way better than your butt does! :)

I've got a pair of multi-pocket pants that has a pocket inside the rear pocket that works perfectly -- the LCP fits in the pocket (naked) which holds it just above my wallet but below the top of the pocket.

welldoya
October 9, 2010, 12:53 AM
I don't even like sitting on my wallet. Can't imagine sitting on an LCP all day.
I carry mine in my front pocket in a DeSantis Nemesis. Works for me. Your mileage may vary.

Shadow 7D
October 9, 2010, 01:38 AM
Beside the sciatica (where your leg goes numb and constantly is in pain...) there is a known issue. mainly that the mag release gets bumped and the mag backs out just far enough not to feed, but stays in the gun.

CZguy
October 9, 2010, 12:04 PM
Beside the sciatica (where your leg goes numb and constantly is in pain...) there is a known issue. mainly that the mag release gets bumped and the mag backs out just far enough not to feed, but stays in the gun.

I keep reading about the mag release problem, but mine has never done it.

I can't address the leg going numb issue because for the most part I carry mine in my front pocket.

jonnyc
October 9, 2010, 12:08 PM
That's where I keep my P32, no problems.

larryh1108
October 9, 2010, 12:24 PM
Beside the sciatica (where your leg goes numb and constantly is in pain...) there is a known issue. mainly that the mag release gets bumped and the mag backs out just far enough not to feed, but stays in the gun.

Sciatica from carrying in the back pocket or something else? In 2+ years my mag has never popped out or moved. Maybe it's the holster design or maybe it's my grip sleeve that prevents it but that is news to me.

http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o435/larryh1108/LCP/LCPWallet111.jpg

PX15
October 9, 2010, 02:07 PM
FWIW:

I've been carrying my "mousegun" in a rear pocket holster for years, and years, and years..

Never found an easier way to carry, and in the event you are confronted by someone desirous of your wallet you have the option of displaying the wallet, or the GUN. Your choice.

Many years ago I DID have a problem with the Keltec P32 mag accidentally being released while in the back pocket, but many holster makers have resolved that potential issue by having a slight recessed area where the mag release hits the holster.

Lisa K Hedley just made me a new rear pocket holster for my Ruger LCP (w/CT Laser), and was kind enough to resolve any concern for accidental mag release this way.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/Laserlips/100_2212.jpg

I'm an old fart (67) and I've been legally carrying a concealed weapon since 1966... I've had the iwb's, etc, but for ME nothing is easier than a rear pocket holster.

Pick up your wallet and keys, pick up your back pocket holster.... Always easy to carry concealed, and ready when you are.:)

Best Wishes,

Jesse

P.S. There is a slight "bulge" at the bottom of the holster because my LCP has external sights, and this "bulge" accommodates the front Trijicon night sight.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/Laserlips/100_2114.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/Laserlips/100_2207.jpg

CZguy
October 9, 2010, 03:31 PM
PX15,

Your sights got my attention. Can you tell us more about them?

The factory sights are the only part of The LCP that I don't like. I sure would like to have some usable sights on mine too.

PX15
October 9, 2010, 04:37 PM
CZguy:

I heard about these external sights on the dedicated LCP forum (www.elsiepeaforum.com) a few months back.

Phillip & Jenny Woodell of "Innovative Arms" (www.innovativearms.com) offer the sights and they are excellent.

The front sight is NOT a night sight, but is designed so that you could pull the slide back with one hand (using the grooved part of the rear sight pulling against say the pants leg). The front sight IS a night sight (Trijicon) and after the sights are installed and centered the slide is refinished.

The price for the refinish/sight upgrade is (or was 2 months ago) $150.00, and for an additional $5 ea. they will mirror polish the feed ramp and the barrel.. Prices include return shipping.

I carry my LCP daily, and the slide was wearing at the tip of the barrel where it fits in my rear pocket holster, so a slide refinish was about due anyway. I already have a CT laser on my LCP, and truthfully the laser AND the external sights are probably overkill, but I don't care..

Anything I can do to make my cc choice better is, IMO, a good move.

For me personally I think the Crimson Trace laser would be my first upgrade choice between either the CT Laser or the Innovative Arms upgrade, but there are some folks who simply do not appreciate or care, or trust, lasers.. For those folks the excellent external sights offered by Phillip and Jenny are perfect.

I trust Crimson Trace lasers 100%, as I've owned at least one firearm with Crimson Trace Lasers (or lasergrips) for over a decade.. Nary a burp, and I think you couldn't kill the little round batteries with a shovel, so I just change them out annually as I do the batteries my homes smoke detectors.

At present I have Crimson Trace Lasergrips on my home defense 9MM S&W 5906, and a J-frame Smith. (And my LCP).

For those who say "why would a person spend as much on additions or changes as the pistol cost", I would say, I'm worth it, and my life is worth it, and if I ever get into a confrontation requiring the use of potentially deadly force I want as many positives in my favor as I can stack the deck with..

You can call Phillip or Jenny @ 803-528-8709 and either of them will be happy to explain the whole process to you. (or email @ www.innovativearms.com).

Nice folks, producing top quality upgrades for the Ruger LCP..

Hope this answers your questions.

Best Wishes,

Jesse

CZguy
October 9, 2010, 11:03 PM
PX15,

Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.

You guessed correctly that I'm one of the odd ones who doesn't like laser sights. I guess there's one in every crowd.

I think I will have the sight modification done. And just in case anyone from Ruger reads this, it sure would be nice to have this as a factory option.

DasFriek
October 10, 2010, 08:41 AM
PX15- I love those holsters! Very high quality looking.

To the OP, I carried a Sig P238 cocked and locked in my back pocket in a leather covered Desantis Nemisis and im 6'4" and 260lbs and i never had an issue. Nor was i worried about AD's as most of these guns have built in firing pin safeties so that even if the gun is crushed and bent to high heaven it still wont fire.
But a polymer gun like the LCP will bounce back into its original shape while an all metal gun will be bent out of shape and not work when the frame is tweaked so bad.
But i never had that happen, Nor did it ever affect my back as it just evened out my backside with my thickish wallet in my strong side back pocket.

PX15
October 10, 2010, 11:22 AM
CZGuy:

I think you will be MORE than happy with the Innovative Arms upgrade...

The addition of external sights, to me, really make a difference, and I believe you are correct in that Ruger should have them standard on the LCP..

I believe the price is what drives the mousegun market for the most part, and for a weapon designed specifically for "close up and personal" self defense external sights are nice, not generally thought of as being necessary.

But, FOR ME, they are more than worth the price.

If you have IA do the upgrades on your LCP, please let me know what you think.


Best Wishes,

Jesse

P.S. Please tell Phillip and Jenny I said hello.. I promised them if I was happy I would tell the world, and vice-versa..

Obviously I'm happy... :D

smince
October 10, 2010, 03:52 PM
Just a question for those who pocket carry:

If your primary arm is otherwise occupied, can you access your gun with your opposite hand...just in case you need to badly?

larryh1108
October 10, 2010, 04:04 PM
I guess it depends on your flexibility. I am not thin but I can reach my "further" pocket with my off hand. The handle will be facing away and you won't get a shooting grip but I can remove my LCP without a problem. Now, if your body gets in the way then it may be difficult, if not impossible, depending on the geometry.

PX15
October 10, 2010, 07:31 PM
smince:

I would suggest that if you are laying on your back with an injured primary arm/hand, or even standing with an injured primary hand, you could not access your LCP in the rear pocket holster... Of course for that matter, I would also think, if your primary arm/hand is out of commission you won't be able to get the LCP if it were in a front pocket holster, or an IWB, or any other concealed carry type holster you might be using.

I think the utility of the rear pocket holster (for me) outweighs any deficiency using such cc choices because I believe the chances are extremely higher that in a confrontation you will have access to your firearm with your primary hand than are the chances that the primary hand is out of commission.

Or, IF the situation has turned to poop to the point you only have one hand available, and that being the wrong hand, you wouldn't have time to access ANY pistol/revolver, no matter how you were carrying it.

You can keep adding variables all day long but the answer to most of them is "I just don't know" because I've never encountered such a situation.

Just personal opinion, no offense.

Best Wishes,

Jesse

P.S. My Seecamp LWS380 is tiny enough that if I wanted to I could just plop it in my front shirt pocket, and still have my LCP in my back pocket.. But when you are under crisis conditions, with only the "wrong hand" available, I'm not sure I could even pull that out of my shirt pocket..

ET
October 10, 2010, 09:23 PM
I carry my TCP in my right front pocket in a #1 Uncle Mike's holster. I have tried it in my back pocket but the holster I was using wasn't designed for it. I am thinking of getting a holster like the leather one's pictured in this thread to have that option. Some times I don't really like it in my front pocket.

CZguy
October 10, 2010, 10:34 PM
I am thinking of getting a holster like the leather one's pictured in this thread to have that option. Some times I don't really like it in my front pocket.

http://www.bearcreekholsters.com/

smince
October 11, 2010, 07:52 AM
Or, IF the situation has turned to poop to the point you only have one hand available, and that being the wrong hand, you wouldn't have time to access ANY pistol/revolver, no matter how you were carrying it.
I disagree and think it has a very realistic chance of happening. I can get my pistol out from most any postion with either hand, should the need arise, and have done so in various training and Force-On-Force drills.

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