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Anyone here carry mexi-style?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by joey93turbo, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. joey93turbo

    joey93turbo Member

    Aug 12, 2003
    Portland, OR
    I'm having a hell of a time deciding which gun I want to carry, and I can't try holsters until I decide. I've been carrying my P226R mexi style in the small of my back for the last week, just wondering if anyone carries like this on a regular basis?

    Maybe tomorrow I'll carry the Anaconda haha "Hey Joey, what's that in your pants?" :neener:
  2. MoeMentum

    MoeMentum Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    A friend of mine did, until it came clanking out on a crowded sidewalk, and almost caused a panic.
  3. PAC 762

    PAC 762 Active Member

    Jan 27, 2004
    I do with a pocket clip on my P32. I also used to have a P40 with a clip as well.

    I bought a 1911 clip draw as well, but don't use it often due to the possibility of the safety swiping off and the fact that it's a little heavy for use w/o a holster.
  4. TechBrute

    TechBrute Senior Member

    Feb 22, 2003
    DFW, TX
    Look at it this way...

    You can learn from all the other people whose guns have gone scooting down the sidewalk, or you can do it yourself.
  5. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Participating Member

    Aug 4, 2003
    As long as your not a plumber... :uhoh:
  6. Stickjockey

    Stickjockey Participating Member

    Apr 18, 2003
    Happy Valley, Oregon
    I started out Mexi-style. It lasted all of a couple weeks until I couldn't handle that "If I need it in a hurry, it's gonna be about 180 degrees from where I put it, if it's there at all" feeling anymore.

    Went IWB for a while, but the holster I had kept pushing the safety lever off so I did some shopping. One guy (at Sportsman's Warehouse, of all places) reccommended the Galco "Fletch" OWB holster, and wouldn't you know it, it works just great.

    I think it's another case of just pick one you like, then try holsters until you find one that works. I do know that if you keep them in relatively resellable condition, SW has a decent return policy so you can take the ones you don't like back. If you don't want to deal with the Box O' Holsters when you're done, that is.
  7. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Idahohoho, the jolliest state
    I still don't have quite enough belly to hold it securely that way.
  8. stevelyn

    stevelyn Senior Member

    Mar 9, 2003
    Fairbanksan in Aleutian Hell
    Some folks have an issue with carrying a pistol cocked and locked.
    Some have an issue with pistols that have no manual safety.
    I have an issue with stuffing a pistol in my pants without substantial leather to cover the trigger.
  9. Blue Jays

    Blue Jays Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    Hi joey93turbo-

    Stop carrying "Mexican-style" immediately. It is silly, unprofessional, thug-like, and gives all pro-RKBA folks a bad name. There are so many carrying options that you're bound to find one that works for you.

    ~ Blue Jays ~
  10. medmo

    medmo Active Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    Bad bad idea. Just stop. Eventually the pistol will drop. It is a bad feeling when you realize it is your pistol skidding towards the bananas in the produce department when grocery shopping. That was the last day I ever completed that act of stupidity.
  11. Bwana John

    Bwana John Participating Member

    Sep 10, 2004
    Northern AZ
    I sometimes carry my M1911 "SuperMex" or "Tuco" style, tucked into my pants under my untucked shirt, clipped to a long paracord lanyard that is looped around my neck.

    Pistol is in condition 3.

    Dirt cheap, relitivly stealthy, a little slow, but very retainable.

    I have some very nice leather which I also wear, but this way I can quickly grab a pistol and stuff it into my pants without worrying about belts or holsters.
  12. BigSlick

    BigSlick Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    Texas of Course
    Only once.

    The grips weren't hot after a mag thru it, so not thinking about it I stuffed it im my waistband. The barrel was DEFINITELY hot after a mag thru it.

    I nearly burned my nads. Trust me when I say, that isn't the least bit humorous.

    Milt Sparks IWB Summer Special fits the bill nicely, or for winter Safariland OWB with thumb break for cocked and locked.

    Both have lasted for years without any problems at all. I can almost forget the gun is on my belt with the MSSS.

    Best advice is to buy a decent holster. Cheaping out on a holster will end up with you having a box full of crappy holsters.

    You don't have to spends hundreds or wait months for a good holster, but if that's to your liking, that's a good choice too.

    I have found that most gunshops will let you bring your weapon and try a few holsters on for fit and comfort. Some don't, so call ahead.

    Good luck with it

  13. Moonclip

    Moonclip Senior Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    I'm doing it right now as I respond to this thread, a Colt 1991A1 in condition 2. I do not regularly do this though, just around the house on rare occasion. The police helicopter was shining it's light uncomfortably close to my house and backyard and I just wanted something handy in case whoever they were chasing tried to break in to or hide in my house.

    I can't help using Mexican carry, after all I'm mostly of Mexican heritage! But seriously I really do not reccomend it, seen to many cases of guns slipping down pant legs. I knew a guy at a gun shop,a non Mexican BTW, who used to Mexican carry a Glock which I thought was especially unsafe and sort of odd.
  14. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Mentor

    Dec 24, 2002
    United Socialist States of Obama
    Mexican carry is illegal in Georgia, even if you have a firearms permit.
  15. Andrew Rothman

    Andrew Rothman Senior Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    And strangely enough, Georgian Carry is illegal in Mexico.

  16. pete f

    pete f Participating Member

    Dec 7, 2004
    nope never, even tho my wife has my equipment on a temporary sabbatical, I do wish to keep it around until she decides that i have been punished enough.

    having heard the story (and seen the ER photos) of a guy in a hurry who after hearing a noise and going to investigate saw someone breaking into his garage. after trying to manipulate his phone one handed he jammed his cocked model 19 into his pants to make the 911 call. either his finger was still on the trigger or the seam of the belt loop was strong enough to trip the trigger, he was not quite sure, but what was sure was that he would be called "lefty" for a long time. The fun part of his manhood also suffered a serious deformation.

    nope I wish to keep the barrel pointed AWAY from that which i do not want to destroy
  17. Zach S

    Zach S Mentor

    Jun 30, 2003
    Western NC/East TN
    Only at home after I get off work. Outside of the house I always use a holster.
  18. Burt Blade

    Burt Blade Member

    Apr 29, 2004
    I know a fellow that stuffed a pistol in his waistband, and shot himself in the penis. It was a .22 with a light "target" trigger. He also neglected to use the safety. Thrusting the gun in his waistband was followed by the shock of his life. Try explaining that stunt to the medics, police, wife, or anyone else for that matter.

    To his credit, he was tough enough to drive himself to the hospital immediately after he shot himself.

    If your firearm does not have a safety, or has the Glock-style safety on the trigger, or even if you just forget to use the safety, you could easily put a bullet in yourself by thrusting a loaded gun in a waistband or pocket, if anything gets inside the trigger guard. Most holsters tend to protect the trigger from such events better than the top of your trousers and your Dunlop. If you must carry this way, perhaps in some place where you might need to become "clean" in a hurry, make sure you use both hands to "holster" the gun. Use the off hand to hold the belt and trousers away from your body, then place the gun inside the waistband. This helps keep things out of the trigger guard.

    I am always amused when folks buy a $700 gun, and ammo at over a dollar a round, but go ultra cheapo on the belt and holster. It is like putting $20 tires on your 400 horsepower muscle car.
  19. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Mentor

    Dec 24, 2002
    I carry Mexican-style IWB every now and then...

    In basically the same place as my Officer's ACP rides when in the Milt Sparks Summer Special. Never had a problem, but then again, I keep my penis out of the trigger guard, too. Rather self-critiquing, all things considered. ;)
  20. DonNikmare

    DonNikmare Member

    Jan 3, 2004
    DFW, TX
    You should only do it if you have a good "plumer's crack" that provides a snug holster/crack to gun fit.

    To test the fit shove it in there & stand on your head. If it stays put without too much buttal tension, you are good to go.

    If you have excessive tightness, try the plastic bag fix. If that's not enough, try the plastic bag fix with some "Happy Hiney" (In severe case, try Preperation H)

    Ok, I've degraded this thread enough...seriously though I have no experience carrying but I would not do mexican style outside my home and even then only breifly.


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