Kangaroo Carry


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engineermike
May 15, 2011, 12:11 PM
I ran across this web site the other day and was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this holster. I'm looking for your opinion.

http://www.kangaroocarry.com/

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Omaney
May 15, 2011, 09:49 PM
I have one and use it on occasion. It is a deep concealment system. You don't have quick access to the gun. It is fairly comfortable.

RedAlert
May 18, 2011, 04:51 PM
I just watched the video on that site. The presenter was able to access his semi-auto pistol at least as quickly as I could from a hip holster. Granted he was wearing a polo shirt, but I bet with practice he could do nearly as well in a dress shirt.

I think I'll get one.

tmoore912
May 19, 2011, 10:20 PM
I posted this on another forum I frequent:

Here are some more pics I took of how I wore my gun to the office the other day.

My Kangaroo Carry is the Sky Marshall model and I am using a Glock 26 with a G19 mag and a spacer in the pictures.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Kangaroo%20Carry/IMG_2745.jpg

I have found that a dress shirt with at least a little bit if pattern on it will really help with concealment. Having a little bit of starch in the shirt helps also imo.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Kangaroo%20Carry/IMG_2746.jpg

In this picture I am really (I mean REALLY!) pushing out my chest, but also drawing back my shoulders in an exaggerated fashion to show where the butt of the gun is for the picture. I almost think that someone with less than perfect posture is able to carry this holster better than someone with good posture. If your shoulders tend to hunch forward a little, it helps to conceal the butt of the gun because it is right next to the muscle of the chest.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Kangaroo%20Carry/IMG_2747.jpg

Draw with a buttoned shirt. If wearing a tie, you could leave a button or two un-buttoned to help with access to the holster. I have also heard of guys having magnetic buttons installed on some buttons.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Kangaroo%20Carry/IMG_2748.jpg

With a sport coat on. There is absolutely no way someone will be able to tell you are carrying with a suit jacket/ sport coat on. They would have to pat you down to tell.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Kangaroo%20Carry/IMG_2749.jpg

I like mine and it has been working well for me now that the Georgia heat is coming on. It's not perfect, but it works pretty well. You have to practice drawing with it or you will be very slow. Good luck.

loneviking
May 20, 2011, 02:02 AM
I have two of these and what really makes these slow are the retaining strap over the gun. I've never found a fast way to pull the strap up, tuck it out of the way, then pull the gun out. But, I use it in NPEs and for a bug realizing that it won't be quick to get too. I am planning to replace the velcro with a snap which should be faster.

Oh, small guns like my Bodyguard 380 hide much better and work better than the compact/subcompact sizes.

ArchAngelCD
May 20, 2011, 02:41 AM
tmoore912,
Thanks for the comprehensive report. The pictures tell the whole story...

tmoore912
May 20, 2011, 04:25 PM
It works well for me while working in a office or showing property. Printing is minimal with slightly over sized shirts, especially if it has some type of print or pattern on it. With the summer Georgia heat coming on, this holster will see a lot of use more than likely. With the G26 and no magazine extension, it completely disappears.

This is the initial post I made about the Kangaroo Carry:

Well, I finally ordered a Air Marshall model. Placed the order Monday afternoon and got it at my office on Wednesday (today) around lunch. I've been wearing it since lunch with my Commander 1911 and I am impressed with the comfort and concealability. I will be able to speak more about it in a couple of days after wearing for the rest of the week. It is already getting hot here in Savannah, and I can see this thing getting used a lot this summer season. I can already tell that it is much better than the holster shirt I have from ABetterHolster.com

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Kangaroo%20Carry/IMG_2744.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Kangaroo%20Carry/IMG_2737.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Kangaroo%20Carry/IMG_2738.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Kangaroo%20Carry/IMG_2739.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Kangaroo%20Carry/IMG_2740.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii218/tmoore912/Kangaroo%20Carry/IMG_2743.jpg

dnthmn
May 21, 2011, 07:07 AM
Seems like if the gun were a bit further under your armpit, it would be much more concealable.

tmoore912
May 21, 2011, 07:29 AM
Seems like if the gun were a bit further under your armpit, it would be much more concealable.
That would be true, but then you could not draw the gun with any relative speed. The farther back under the arm you carry it the harder it is to draw the weapon.
Comfort suffers the more you try to place it under the arm pit.

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