CCW pocket carry incident at Movie Theater


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usmarine0352_2005
May 20, 2011, 03:24 PM
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I switched from a Springfield Champion 1911 to a SW Bodyguard .380 which I carry in my front or back pocket. When I sit it is obviously in my front pocket.



Well, I went to the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides last night with a girl I'm dating and her brothers and sisters. (I'd give it a "C+", not worth seeing in theater in case you were wondering, it was also very long.)



So, her family is sitting in the 15th row and we are sitting up and behind them in the 16th row. Well, I notice that my SW Bodyguard is pointed right at the back of one of her brother's heads and that makes me extremely nervous.



Even though I know the gun won't go off unless it's 10lbs trigger is pulled I still go by the Gun Safety Rule of "Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot."




So I reached into my pocket and flicked the safety on. I still felt nervous with the gun pointed at the back of his head, but it did ease my mind quite a bit.






What would you have done if you had been in this situation?






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Unistat
May 20, 2011, 03:29 PM
Was it in a pocket holster? If so, I would have done nothing. If not, I wouldn't have had it on me.

I am not attacking you, so please don't take it this way, but I am growing weary of folks getting upset or nervous over the fact that a gun in a holster is pointing at someone. That happens all the time. It's one of the three main functions of holsters. Let it do its job.

Ever been to a gun show? That's when I get mildly nervous.

Devonai
May 20, 2011, 03:29 PM
When I had a pocket pistol, I would always carry it with the safety on simply because the muzzle had a tendency to wander far too close to my manly bits for comfort.

Sgt_R
May 20, 2011, 03:31 PM
Was it in a pocket holster? If so, I would have done nothing. If not, I wouldn't have had it on me.


This.

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Friendly, Don't Fire!
May 20, 2011, 03:32 PM
When I am sitting in church my gun in my front pocket may be aimed any which direction. I do not look down and mentally take note of which way the gun might be pointed - as long as I know that my gun is just a mechanical device that has been safely made to not go off unless I pull that long, hard trigger pull.

I have pocket holsters for my pocket guns. I do not store anything in the same pocket as my gun. Since I take all the precautions, it doesn't matter to me which way my gun may be pointing, I know it is as good as an unloaded gun, that is until certain conditions are met. I must somehow reach into my pocket and pull that long-hard trigger. I believe fooling around with the safety is more of a safety concern than just leaving the Inadament Object be. My gun could sit for a thousand years and not go off once until the trigger is pulled!

ForumSurfer
May 20, 2011, 03:33 PM
What would you have done if you had been in this situation?

I make sure I carry in a holster with the trigger covered. But that's just me.

If you felt it wasn't safe to point it at him in that situation, then it stands to reason that the particular carry method needs to be reevaluated. If the carry method is safe, it doesn't matter which way the muzzle points. If it did, we would all need a magic holster that always points down. Even carrying on your hip leaves the possibility for ricochets if the gun goes off. Either a carry method prevents negligent discharges or it doesn't.

Just my 2 cents...

iblong
May 20, 2011, 03:35 PM
I would have got up and gone to the little boys room and put in in my back pocket,Id have been more concerned with putting my hand in my pocket and manipulating the safety while seated than leaving it as it was.But thats just me.

Mainsail
May 20, 2011, 03:37 PM
Even though I know the gun won't go off unless it's 10lbs trigger is pulled I still go by the Gun Safety Rule of "Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot."

The rule applies to handling a firearm, which you were not doing- until you started fiddling with the safety. I don't own any pants with enough pocket for a gun, but if I did, it would be secure inside a pocket holster.

MEHavey
May 20, 2011, 03:42 PM
Being a double action, I would not have felt the need to mess w/ it

But were it otherwise, I would get up, move out to the men's room, and then (and only then) touch the gun to engage the safety.

My $0.02

Friendly, Don't Fire!
May 20, 2011, 03:45 PM
I think we are pretty much ALL in agreememt that the worst thing to do is to manipulate anything on the gun when in that position [sic].

If any ajustment is to be made, it should have been made in a place where there are not people in front to the right, to the left and behind the carrier!

usmarine0352_2005
May 20, 2011, 03:49 PM
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It was not in a pocket holster.

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W L Johnson
May 20, 2011, 03:51 PM
I use a holster like this for my Rohrbaugh. If it prints it just looks like an ipod or something similar in my pocket.

http://www.pocketholsters.com/S-W_BODYGUARD_Pocket_Holster/s-w_bodyguard_pocket_holster.html

http://www.pocketholsters.com/S-W_BODYGUARD_Pocket_Holster/a_SMBG380s_1.jpg

usmarine0352_2005
May 20, 2011, 03:55 PM
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I have a Galco pocket holster on back order for it as of two weeks ago.





http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/usmarine0352/Galco.jpg


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Friendly, Don't Fire!
May 20, 2011, 04:02 PM
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It was not in a pocket holster.

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In my humble opinion, that is one of the largest mistakes people make with guns in the pocket!
The gun should be firmly in a hoster, so the entire trigger opening is covered! Another mistake is they put keys, key rings, change, etc. in with the gun! Just pulling a key ring out of a pocket holding a pistol could cause the trigger to be pulled, IMO.

I always use Robert Mika's Holsters!
They are simple, they stay in the pocket when drawing the gun (unlike Uncle Mikes which many times is so flimsy, it comes out of the pocket on the gun)! Imagine pulling your gun out at someone who is about to shoot you and your holster is tightly wrapped around the pistol! I think that kind of Defeats the Purpose of a holster to begin with!

Lou McGopher
May 20, 2011, 04:06 PM
Note to self: Start a business selling pocket holsters made from Kevlar.

jon_in_wv
May 20, 2011, 04:07 PM
When you weapon is in it's holster it is pretty much always pointed at something you would rather not shoot. If you don't trust your holster to protect the weapon from inadvertently discharging it may be time for a new holster.

BTW, I found out I really needed a better holster when I was sitting at the movie theater and I heard something hit the floor. I though my cell phone fell on the floor but I remembered I left it in the car. My LCP had fallen out of my pocket and on to the floor behind me. Several kids flipped their cell phones on to be helpful. I grabber on of their phones and used the light to find it before they did so they never really knew what I dropped. I changed my holster after that.

Resist Evil
May 20, 2011, 04:20 PM
Was it in a pocket holster? If so, I would have done nothing. If not, I wouldn't have had it on me.

I am not attacking you, so please don't take it this way, but I am growing weary of folks getting upset or nervous over the fact that a gun in a holster is pointing at someone. That happens all the time. It's one of the three main functions of holsters. Let it do its job.

Ever been to a gun show? That's when I get mildly nervous.
Same for me.

TX1911fan
May 20, 2011, 04:21 PM
If a gun has a safety, it is meant to be used, so you should have had it on anyway. Even more so if it was not in a holster. You should have been concerned about this whether or not it was pointing at someone else. It is ALWAYS pointing at you in your pocket.

Unistat
May 20, 2011, 04:33 PM
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It was not in a pocket holster.

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Then, yes, I would have put the safety on.

JustinJ
May 20, 2011, 04:43 PM
Dont carry in pocket, or any way for that matter, without a hoster that protects the trigger.

I've always taken "pointing a gun" to mean something that is done while being held in the hand. I keep a loaded gun in a few hidden places around the house in the horizontal position. I cross in front of the barrels all the time without worry. I wouldnt leave a cocked double action gun without a safey engaged that way since there is tension on the hammer but that is more out of fear of the gun accidentally getting jarred.

Caliper_RWVA
May 20, 2011, 11:15 PM
My solution is not to have a safety on my "pocket" gun :p

And if in a pocket, it always rides in a pocket holster.

I wouldn't have worried about it. Honestly, reaching into the pocket while seated to flip on the safety probably would have been more dangerous than just not touching it.

pikid89
May 20, 2011, 11:34 PM
holster, always

dont mess with it

relax...as much as the anti gunners will have you believe, your gun cannot "just go off"

LibShooter
May 20, 2011, 11:52 PM
Yep, get a holster and don't worry much about where the gun points when you're not touching it. Every time anyone carrying in a shoulder holster walks on a sidewalk or stands in line for coffee, the gun is likely pointing at somebody. I've never had a second thought about that. (Until now.) :(

Short of spontaneous combustion, I can't think of any way a properly holstered double action revolver could fire.

Ease your mind and enjoy Jack Sparrow. :)

Kliegl
May 21, 2011, 11:46 AM
If it has a safety, use it. One should not carry a gun that has a safety without it, as it is designed to be used, the possible exception being a double action pistol carried condition 2.

Secondly, one should always holster a gun. Hoodlums don't use holsters, responsible law abiding Americans legally carrying do.

Lastly, an inadamant object is one that you can always beat in an argument. I think you were looking for inanimate, which is not moving.

kingpin008
May 21, 2011, 11:57 AM
It was not in a pocket holster.

Why?

I'm sorry, but carrying any CCW handgun without a holster is completely foolish, not to mention needlessly reckless. I don't understand people who can afford a gun that costs hundreds of dollars, but can't be bothered to splash out the extra five or ten bucks for an el-cheapo nylon holster for it.

Even if there's nothing else in your pocket with the gun, there is still the possibility of an AD. There was a thread not too long ago here where a fella had an AD because some of the fabric from his shirt got bunched up inside the trigger guard and caused his gun to discharge when he moved a particular way.

It only takes once for someone to get injured or killed in an accident with a gun. Buying and using a holster is the least you can do to assure that the risk is minimized.

forgetitohio
May 21, 2011, 05:51 PM
It was not in a pocket holster.

In the state of Ohio holster must cover the trigger.
Those shoot thru "billfold" holsters are illegal here.
Probably want to check your state laws about covered trigger.

Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid.
John Wayne

onebigelf
May 21, 2011, 09:41 PM
Keep your finger off that thingy. I understand that guns pretty generally won't go "boom" if you follow this rule.

John

earlthegoat2
May 21, 2011, 10:13 PM
I hate to break it to you but.....

So I reached into my pocket and flicked the safety on. I still felt nervous with the gun pointed at the back of his head, but it did ease my mind quite a bit.



This was probably infinitely more dangerous than just leaving it alone.

wep45
May 21, 2011, 11:38 PM
It was not in a pocket holster:eek:

then go buy one and stick it in:rolleyes:

toivo
May 22, 2011, 12:54 AM
Sorry to dogpile you, but....

Get that Galco and use it. While you're waiting on the backorder, you could pick up one of these: http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ZAA917-33.html.
Don't handle your gun in public, especially in your pocket where you can't control the muzzle or see what you're doing.

In the situation you described, the safest thing would have been to get up and go to the bathroom to handle your gun (no pun intended :D).

ironhead7544
May 22, 2011, 06:50 AM
If you dont feel safe carrying a semi in your pocket then leave the chamber empty. When I am forced to pocket carry thats what I do. Holsterless carry is not a smart thing to do IMHO. I want a holster that wont allow the gun to fall out even if Im upside down and that has happened to me. You can also drop a pocket holster with the gun in it. I would get some velcro installed in the pocket if I had to use one. There was some sports star that dropped his Glock from a holsterless carry and ended up shooting himself trying to catch the gun. Also resulted in legal trouble for him.

Johnny Lightning
May 22, 2011, 07:44 AM
I have to say that i agree that when I am carrying my LCP in my pocket W/ pocket holster (nothing else in my pocket either) and it is pointed at a family member across the table while eating dinner i am thinking....yea I am pointing a loaded gun at a family member....smart? not really. I personally don't like pocket carry very much and have moved to carrying iwb or owb. I know that there is almost no chance of the gun going off in my pocket but pointing a loaded gun at another person unintentionally is still not acceptable in my eyes.

JoeShmoe
May 22, 2011, 03:05 PM
I have to say that i agree that when I am carrying my LCP in my pocket W/ pocket holster (nothing else in my pocket either) and it is pointed at a family member across the table while eating dinner i am thinking....yea I am pointing a loaded gun at a family member....smart? not really. I personally don't like pocket carry very much and have moved to carrying iwb or owb. I know that there is almost no chance of the gun going off in my pocket but pointing a loaded gun at another person unintentionally is still not acceptable in my eyes.
The location of the safe in my bedroom closet results in all the stored handguns being pointed directly into my daughter's bedroom on the other side of the wall. Am I pointing them at her? No, they are lying on a shelf, in a holster, in a safe. When a handgun is safely in a pocket holster, in your pocket, it is in the same condition. The four rules apply to handling a firearm.

mustang_steve
May 22, 2011, 06:35 PM
I'm going to post this pic to show you can make a holster out of duct tape...been using this one for months. Only issue is it leaves a line of adhesive on my nice rosewood grips.

Reason for this one was to prevent handle printing.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/catatonic_cyclist/firearms/IMG_0017.jpg

orionengnr
May 22, 2011, 07:28 PM
If it has a safety, use it. One should not carry a gun that has a safety without it, as it is designed to be used...
That would depend upon the pistol. If it is a long trigger stroke "DAO" or the equivalent, whether it las an redundant "lawyer-safety" or not is immaterial. Kahr has built the PM9 for almost ten years, and suddenly added a thimnb safety to comply with CA standards. Is my 49-state Kahr unsafe? No, of course not.
Although I have only handled one once, I would bet that your Bodyguard is safe without the manual safety, but it was included to comply with "some state's" rules.
Even if there's nothing else in your pocket with the gun, there is still the possibility of an AD.
That would be an ND. An AD implies that the pistol malfunctioned. If the trigger was pulled (no matter how) and the pistol discharged, that is not a malfunction of the pistol.

Shawn Dodson
May 22, 2011, 08:48 PM
If your pistol has a manual safety it should ALWAYS be engaged so you are conditioned to ALWAYS disengage it when you present it.

Mr. Murphy has a habit of showing up at the worst possible moment - and when you must draw and quickly fire your pistol in defense it may not fire because the safety will be on (e.g., like when you probably forgot to disengage it after the movie). When that happens you'll stand there dumbfounded and wondering what's wrong with your pistol.

If you've trained to perform tap & rack as an immediate action whenever your pistol doesn't fire - it won't work with the Bodyguard because the manual safety locks the slide in battery. So now your gun didn't fire and you can't rack the slide - all because you assumed the safety is disengaged and it isn't.

pockets
May 23, 2011, 08:30 AM
A carry gun is pretty-much always pointing at something/someone. No worries, provided it is in good working order and secured.

Note: If I were worried and intended on putting the safety 'on' in a pocketed gun, I believe I would have gone to the restroom and done so there....rather than risk a fumble with it in my pocket in a dark and populated theater.
Although I rarely carry a pistol that has an added safety.
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bri
May 23, 2011, 08:30 PM
I won't carry a firearm for SD that has a manual safety, non-issue for me.

If for some reason I did, I certainly wouldn't worry about it if properly holstered. You're probably risking more by fiddling with it...

RS14
May 23, 2011, 10:19 PM
You may be more comfortable maintaining the four rules even when the gun is holstered/pocketed, but regardless of whether you choose to do so, they most certainly do apply when you're fidgeting with it to engage the safety. It would have been appropriate to excuse yourself to the restroom to engage it (or to have left it alone).

A bit of searching reveals a defective or damaged Remington 700 (http://www.700rifle.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=648) that would fire when the safety was actuated.

Deltaboy
May 23, 2011, 10:25 PM
Oh my get a uncle mikes for under $20.00 and carry it properly.

Dr_B
May 23, 2011, 10:41 PM
I pocket-carried my Sig P238 to the same movie. I always use a Nemesis pocket holster, made for the LCP/Kel Tec, for my P238. The fit is pretty much the same; trigger is covered, gun stays in place. I make a quick adjustment so that the gun points toward the floor when I sit. If I forget, it usually ends up pointing that way due to its own weight.

macadore
May 24, 2011, 07:19 PM
When I go out, I usually wear loose slacks, like Dockers, so I can sit with the barrel pointed down at the seat.

Dr Dave
May 24, 2011, 07:32 PM
A good example of why the real safety is between your ears.

The Lone Haranguer
May 24, 2011, 07:44 PM
What would you have done if you had been in this situation?

Nothing. Certainly not stick my hand in the pocket and fiddle with a loaded gun. :uhoh: It is irrelevant where the gun points when it is holstered. It is when you handle or fire it that the Four Safety Rules come into play. This does illustrate a point I've often made, that no one holster or carry method fits every situation, every time. Pocket carry, for all its other virtues, is poorly accessible when sitting. If you know you will be in a situation where you will be sitting for an extended period, consider a belt holster for your collection.

mr.trooper
May 24, 2011, 08:02 PM
Please STOP carrying until you get a good holster.

When you do buy a holster, get the BEST one you can possibly afford. I recommend the Galco Horse Hide pocket holster. It is MUCH more rigid and durable than the standard Galco pocket holster (paper-thin suede) and a world different than some nylon 'Uncle Mikes'. They are like $35 online. Get one, or another STURDY equivalent.

Securing your gun is priority #1 when you carry, even when concealed. Some flimsy ElCheapo hostler is NOT secure in my book (not to mention they usually don't conceal well either).

GojuBrian
May 24, 2011, 08:16 PM
Get a pocket holster!
My Razzy LCP in DeSantis Nemesis. http://tapatalk.com/mu/46b29a62-4a55-dafe.jpg


Sent from my iRazzy

Heretic
May 25, 2011, 07:54 PM
I like that kevlar holster idea.

mustang_steve
May 25, 2011, 09:51 PM
The point is, get a holster of some kind if you're pocket carrying.

Be sure it fits the gun well. My Duct-tape job was because the UM did not fit well. Some guns are just too small even for their number one.

DoubleTapDrew
May 25, 2011, 09:58 PM
Get a DeSantis Nemisis. It's about $15-$20, has a rubber textured exterior so it grips your pocket and won't come out with the gun if you need it, it covers the trigger (most important!), and it keeps the gun oriented in the correct position so you don't reach in your pocket to find the thing upside down when you need it immediately.
I'd be more nervous with someone fiddling with a gun pointed at my head, even if they are putting the safety on.

Mudinyeri
May 26, 2011, 12:05 PM
I wonder if someone could get Plaxico Burress to do a PSA on safe pocket carry. :D You'd think the publicity of that event would have had an impact ....

Please carry responsibly and avoid "fiddling" with your gun while it is in your holster. Oh, and don't try to catch your gun if it falls down your pants leg (Plaxico). Just because you can catch a football doesn't mean you can safely catch a gun.

As my granddad used to say, "A falling knife has no handle."

1KPerDay
May 26, 2011, 12:29 PM
As my granddad used to say, "A falling knife has no handle."
Genius. I'm stealing that. :cool:

Cosmoline
May 26, 2011, 12:35 PM
I believe fooling around with the safety is more of a safety concern than just leaving the Inadament Object be. My gun could sit for a thousand years and not go off once until the trigger is pulled!

BIG DITTO on that one! It wouldn't be the first time a panic about the firearm led to mishaps.

Snowbandit
May 26, 2011, 12:42 PM
Think the message here is pretty clear.

1. Get a properly fitted holster that covers the trigger and use it. I use a Galco myself. Horse-hide is nice. Cow-hide works fine.
2. NOTHING else goes in the pocket with the gun.
3. KEEP YOUR COTTON-PICKEN FINGERS OFF THE GUN!

Claude Clay
May 26, 2011, 12:58 PM
So I reached into my pocket and flicked the safety on.

its pointed at his head and you are touching it??

its pointing at his head and you are manipulating its controls??

High Road here--next time you have concerns, get up...
get up and go some where where you can SAFELY touch the gun.
and there and than make the correction you feel is warrented.

NOT when it is pointed at someone!!
mechanical things fail and that would not look good on his tombstone
"KIlled by being careful"

Vonderek
May 26, 2011, 02:34 PM
I was going to buy a $30 pocket holster but then decided I would buy Kevlar panels instead and sew them into the left leg of all of my trousers. Now when I go to the movies I just cross my legs and the problem is solved.

Mudinyeri
May 27, 2011, 09:52 AM
Genius. I'm stealing that. :cool:
Royalty free. :)

crracer_712
May 27, 2011, 09:57 AM
I'd just ask myself how I felt if it was pointed at my head.

crracer_712
May 27, 2011, 10:07 AM
I wonder if someone could get Plaxico Burress to do a PSA on safe pocket carry. You'd think the publicity of that event would have had an impact ....



http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/plaxico-burress-gun-safety/f69dace9c25d04ffec56f69dace9c25d04ffec56-775735738611?cpkey=f69dace9c25d04ffec56f69dace9c25d04ffec56-775735738611%7Cplaxico%20you%20tube%20gun%20safety%20video%7C%7C&q=plaxico%20you%20tube%20gun%20safety%20video

crracer_712
May 27, 2011, 10:24 AM
'I'm the only one in this room professional enough that I know of to carry a glock 40'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP6UvNgbqIA&NR=1

FAS1
June 2, 2011, 01:20 PM
This should cover it.

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news/orange_news/052511-Victims-in-smokey-bones-restaurant-shooting-released

ForumSurfer
June 2, 2011, 01:29 PM
Not to say "I told you so," but I've always said to use a holster regardless of the gun. I've also stated that a gun pointed at the floor isn't safe when it goes off since ricochets will project away at angle...or shrapnel in this case.

That bites and I really hate it for the kids and gun owners. If you carry without a holster, you should read that article. Many are going to chime in with "Oh, my _____ is safe because it has an external safety, also." I don't care...put it in a holster that covers the trigger guard.

benEzra
June 2, 2011, 04:46 PM
Definitely get a pocket holster that protects the trigger guard. Not only is that highly advisable from a safety standpoint, but it keeps the gun oriented properly for a draw and also reduces printing.

Lazy Dave
July 7, 2011, 10:05 PM
LMAO

DID YOU LOOK BEHIND YOU TO SEE IF THERE WAS SOMEONE WITH THEIR HAND IN THEIR POCKET??????? :what::eek::cuss: HAVE YOU GOT A GUN IN YOUR POCKET?????? OR ARE YOU ADJUSTING YOUR NUTS?????

LAZY DAVE

orionengnr
July 7, 2011, 10:40 PM
Four Rules of Safe Handgun Handling

Even though I know the gun won't go off unless it's 10lbs trigger is pulled I still go by the Gun Safety Rule of "Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot."

First off, it is "Never point the weapon at anything you are not willing to destroy" ..but I digress.

Most importantly, you are not handling the firearm. MSM idiocy notwithstanding, guns do not "go off" by themselves. As one of my earliest instructors once said, "When I hear that a firearm "went off", my first question is, which idiot's finger was on the trigger?" Sounds judgemental, but there is more than a grain of truth in there.

The Four Rules were devised for handling. Carrying is a different circumstance.

If you can't keep your hands out of your pockets, and your finger out of the trigger guard, then you and everyone in the vicinity has something to worry about...

Fleetwood_Captain
July 7, 2011, 10:48 PM
Pocket-carrying a mousegun with a chambered round without a holster?

Sounds like an easy way to mess up your gun and family jewels at the same time.

Lint-filled pockets get real snaggy and can catch on your gun. I wouldn't trust safety alone on a mousegun either. The safeties are teeny-tiny, and have very short travel to disengage.

Lakedaemonian
July 7, 2011, 10:53 PM
Don't carry chambered if your nervous about it. Instead train yourself first to do a quick-rack upon draw.
Obviously don't leave it on safe if using this method as you will panic and get shot when the safety/SLIDE LOCK prevents a sucessful rack.

Derry 1946
July 7, 2011, 11:46 PM
Another handy thing about the pocket holster is that it makes for an inobtrusive package, that can be transferred stealthily in the dark movie theater from one pocket to another. Movie theaters are almost always kept very cold, which makes it comfortable to wear a sports coat, jean jacket, mechanic's jacket, etc. If you carry your weapon in the inside breast pocket of such a jacket, it points down, and it stays put whether you sit or stand.

usmarine0352_2005
July 8, 2011, 12:14 AM
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At the Movies
Another handy thing about the pocket holster is that it makes for an inobtrusive package, that can be transferred stealthily in the dark movie theater from one pocket to another. Movie theaters are almost always kept very cold, which makes it comfortable to wear a sports coat, jean jacket, mechanic's jacket, etc. If you carry your weapon in the inside breast pocket of such a jacket, it points down, and it stays put whether you sit or stand.



Movie theater thermostats are set to keep large crowds comfortable, if you go to a popular movie like Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon I'd expect it to be very warm in there.



If you went to see Monte Carlo right now you'd probably want a sweater.
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MrFox
July 8, 2011, 06:22 PM
I made a DIY pocket holster out of a thick mouse pad turned sticky rubber side out. It's reinforced with thick thread and duct tape to fill out the shape into an even blob. There is enough sticky mouse pad to grab and it hasn't come out with my revolver yet. I've been using it for 2 years. It isn't as thick as it used to be, but it still works.

No excuse for not using a pocket holster.

ObsidianOne
July 9, 2011, 02:37 AM
I can understand where the OP is coming from.
I see a lot of "the gun is not going to go off by itself!" but at the same time, would you hold a gun without your finger on the trigger and point it at a loved one or a pet?
I'm sure you wouldn't, but remember, that gun isn't going to go off unless you pull the trigger, right?

WinThePennant
July 9, 2011, 10:11 PM
Um... Could people please NOT carry a concealed weapon until they have the sense to carry it properly? And, by properly, I mean have a correct holster for the gun. Duct tape and mouse pads do not qualify!!!!

jef2015
July 9, 2011, 10:51 PM
Wow, sit in the back row at the movie theater huh? I didn't realize it was accepted practice to have a loaded handgun pointed at someones head from 2 feet away, holster or no holster.

gunlaw
July 9, 2011, 11:55 PM
If it's my brother-in-law? Hmmmm, let me get back to you on that one.:D

tbutera2112
July 10, 2011, 12:36 AM
my pocket holster was like $12 .....it wouldnt even be worth my time to cobble together a duct tape and mouse pad one....

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