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Help me find a holster for a LCP.....Please

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by DeepSouth, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. DeepSouth

    DeepSouth Well-Known Member

    I recently bought a LCP for the wife and being the woman she is it will have a C/T laser on it. I know for most folks the LCP is a pocket pistol but she wears pants and such without pockets fairly regularly. Many of her clothes just have elastic waistbands, no pockets and no belts. This means the holster needs to be fairly loose so it will let go of the gun and not the elastic when drawn.

    My search for a decent IWB holster with a suitable metal clip has been futile, mainly because of the C/T laser. If you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate them, and so would my wife.

    Thanks in advanced
  2. akadave

    akadave Well-Known Member

  3. Ben86

    Ben86 Well-Known Member

    Let me get this straight, you want to find a holster that will allow her to carry IWB without a belt? I don't know of such a creature. They are all made to hang onto a belt. Maybe you should try one of those "gun clips" that attach to the side of the gun.
  4. herkyguy

    herkyguy Well-Known Member

    crossbreed microclip. Even without a belt, with resistance from the pants, you can draw.
  5. Houser52

    Houser52 Well-Known Member

    Check out Bear Creek Holsters.
    The link has a picture of his clip holster that's made for the LCP. Doug also makes several other styles for the LCP.
    I have a couple of his wallet holsters and they're top quality!

  6. kris7047th

    kris7047th Well-Known Member

    Raven Concealment ACR

    I bought this last year from Malabar Front. Shown is the apendix carry for the LCP w/CT laser, and my new S&W.380 BG fits beautifully.


    I personally like this better with the S&W BG because there is more room for your hand to draw (the BG.380 has a larger grip, even though both guns are the same size.)

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  7. jwr_747

    jwr_747 Well-Known Member

    anything hanging off the elastic at the pant top is going to "sag"....jwr
  8. DeepSouth

    DeepSouth Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the tips.

    herkyguy I was a little concerned about the Micro clip trying to rotate forward because the clip is behind the gun. Do you think will be a problem?

    Also I will have to look more at the Bear Creek stuff, they might be able to come up with just what I'm looking for.

    The Malabar Front looks like a rig I would wear but unfortunately I don't see my wife slipping that on just to run to the store, which is what this holster will be used for the majority of the time.

    I/we have considered a clip draw but the idea of not having the trigger covered has us in search of a holster.
  9. FruitCake

    FruitCake Well-Known Member

    I installed a P32 belt clip on my LCP for the same reason. Whenever I wear sweatpants or pants with no pockets this clip comes in handy and I do mean Handy. Besides that its in a leather holster.
  10. fireman5069

    fireman5069 Well-Known Member

    I have one of the Fobus holsters. Great little holster.
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2010
  11. Carter

    Carter Well-Known Member

    I second the crossbreed holster option
  12. Steve 48

    Steve 48 Well-Known Member

    A pocket holster does well for me.
  13. RevDerb

    RevDerb Well-Known Member

  14. jon_in_wv

    jon_in_wv Well-Known Member

    Part of carrying a weapon is wearing the appropriate clothing, belt, etc....to support carrying the weapon. If she isn't willing to dress properly then maybe it belongs in he purse and not on her hip.

    I'm not trying to be flippant about my answer but I had to buy larger pants, wear a good gunbelt, adjust what type and size of shirts I wear, and other things to accommodate daily carry and concealment of a weapon. It comes with the territory.
  15. jc650

    jc650 Well-Known Member

    I have an Alessi holster for my LCP and it has the single wide clip that does NOT need to go on a belt. I can wear that with any clothing I have including gym shorts or sweat pants. Im not changing my wardrobe to carry and look like a 5.11 catalog model.
  16. jon_in_wv

    jon_in_wv Well-Known Member

    No one says you have to do that but gym shorts and sweat pants aren't ideal fro carrying a weapon. I'm sure you would carry a more substantial weapon like that too. Not likely. You can get away with a lot with a small weapon like the LCP but wearing clothing that isn't going to keep your weapon secure on you hip day in and day out is irresponsible. I don't own a single piece of 5.11 gear (in fact not a single post so far suggested dressing like that) so your point is moot in my case.
  17. Wagon

    Wagon Well-Known Member

  18. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    I realize this is more difficult for women's clothing than men's, but I think some new clothes might be in order. Sometimes you have to accommodate your wardrobe to facilitate carrying a gun.
  19. ichiban

    ichiban Well-Known Member

  20. DeepSouth

    DeepSouth Well-Known Member

    I understand this, but she isn't me and if she's going to carry on her person she is going to do it with the clothes she has. Obviously this isn't the ideal carry situation, but it's what I have to work with. She also carries a SCXD40 in her purse but we believe a gun on the person is necessary as well.

    Honestly I don't think, in this particular case, it is that big of a deal. She is built wide in the hips (not fat just curvy :)) so most of her clothes are tight in the waist, not like sweat pants and they are made of better material. Imagine relatively tight fitting bluejeans with no pockets on a woman who want wear a belt.

    The LCP loaded with the CT on it is 12.3oz. Holster is what? 2oz, I don't know. So total weight is around the weight of a tape measure probably less. I don't think it's that big of a deal.

    Anyway, I have a High Noon Mr. Softy on the way. I think it will do well. It has a reverse J hook that would probably catch the clothing if the holster did try to come out with the gun, it also has a adjustment screw so I can hopefully loosen it up enough to keep from ever needing the J hook's help. I think it will work very well, if not it will end up in the for sale forum and I'll try something else.

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