Compact Pistols & The SmartCarry: An Update


August 18, 2011, 10:37 PM
Going on my 2nd SmartCarry.

The area at the end of the muzzle experiences the most wear, so Charlie said to put some duct tape on it.

I used rock'n'roll gaffers tape, and it's worked just fine for going on a couple years now, IIRC.

When I wear this one out, I will definitely buy another.

For those that don't know:
1. It does NOT point at your privates.
2. Drawing takes about 3 seconds...a tradeoff for deep concealment
3. The "Small" size fits a D frame perfectly.

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August 19, 2011, 06:46 AM
I sometimes use a Smartcarry too, when wearing sweatshorts/ gymshorts; with a untucked t-shirt, I can easily conceal a Glock 27 or 36 plus a spare magazine wearing light clothing.

August 19, 2011, 05:44 PM
I love my SmartCarrys, been using one daily now for about 5 years.

They are one of the most versatile holsters I use.

August 19, 2011, 05:51 PM
I too wear mine with anything that don't require a belt.

- "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety"- Benjamin Franklin

August 20, 2011, 04:51 PM
I seem to wear mine more in the winter? I have noticed shorter guns carry better. My Glock 26 carries better than my 3913 I find the height causes more printing than width. I used one for a long time when I had to tuck my shirt at work. It doesnt seem to add time to the draw. I can slide my hand around the rim of my pants and present a firearm quite quickly.

August 21, 2011, 12:00 PM
It certainly conceals well, but for me, Smart Carry is not so accessible or comfortable

August 21, 2011, 11:19 PM
I own two, and use them only occasionally, but (IMHO) it is a valuable addition to your CCW reportoire...

August 22, 2011, 12:51 AM
Ahem, is that a gun in your pocket, or....

August 22, 2011, 09:54 AM
Is it a cell phone? Smart carry doesn't print or bulge in the pocket area, and carries high enough it doesn't poke out like some joke about.

When people don't understand something, or fear it, they make fun of it.

August 22, 2011, 10:36 AM
I've gotta have one of these. I have never seen one in the stores here, or anywhere else for that matter.

August 22, 2011, 10:08 PM
Jonah, just call them in Florida.

Great people to deal with.

August 22, 2011, 10:13 PM
The SmartCarry is useful in certain situations...I have one, don't use it much...but its nice to have when I do need it.

August 22, 2011, 10:32 PM
I use a small soft cotton cloth that is folded up into about a 1" square pad placed on the bottom of the holster so the tip of your barrel rests on it. Your holster will last longer and need less duct tape. Works well with my G26.

August 22, 2011, 10:54 PM
FAS1, I never thought of that. :o

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