Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Concealed carry while wearing scrubs.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sharp669, Jun 9, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Sharp669

    Sharp669 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Messages:
    62
    Location:
    Arizona
    Hi- I am a healthcare worker. I often wear scrubs to work. no belt. I recently picked up a glock 27 .40 cal for CCW. Any suggestions on holsters to carry? My scrubs don't have a belt. ( I suppose I can wear a belt underneath if I must...).

    also- a similar qeustion- what do folks use for a holster if you are wearing a t shirt and some simple gym shorts- again no belt. is there a product you can use for carry when you are jogging?

    I do have a kydex injection molded holster. It has a belt clip. I think its for inside the waist carry.

    I have not really carried before so I am a bit new at this so forgive my noob-ness.

    Thnx.

    Sharp669
     
  2. ScottyT

    ScottyT Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2008
    Messages:
    197
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  3. RustyShackelford

    RustyShackelford member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2006
    Messages:
    4,020
    Softholster.com Kramer t-shirt...

    I saw an interesting carry rig a few years ago I think it's called the Soft Holster. It works like a shoulder holster but goes under garments. It's made for med-small handguns. 5.11 and Kramer make good undershirt designs with side pockets for small weapons, ;). That could do well too.

    www.gunvideos.com www.5.11tactical.com www.actiongear.com

    Rusty S
     
  4. rero360

    rero360 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Messages:
    877
    Location:
    Fredonia, NY
    a buddy of mine is a P.A. and if I remember correctly he has two different routes, one is a dillinger that he wears as a necklace and the other is a subcompact that he tied a piece of string to that goes around his waist, kind of just hangs there down his pants leg.
     
  5. RevolverMan567

    RevolverMan567 Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2007
    Messages:
    312
    Location:
    outside obamaland
    anything like a belly band will work fine, isnt there something called "thunderwear" or something like that. Its boxer breifs with a holster sewn in a 27 would orobably be fine for something like this.
     
  6. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2006
    Messages:
    11,717
    Location:
    Johnson City, TN
    The belly band and a Kramer or 5/11 holster/undershirt come to mind.
     
  7. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    23,648
    Location:
    Los Anchorage
    I use a Ken Null seventrees style shoulder rig for deep concealment sans belt, but I don't know if those are kosher for Glocks.
     
  8. Rokyudai

    Rokyudai Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    686
    Location:
    Texas
    Is an ankle holster an option you can consider?


    or


    Check out "clip draws" in a google search. Depending on the quality/newness of the scrubs....they may hold well.
     
  9. redneckrepairs

    redneckrepairs Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,116
    The surgeon who took out my wife's lymphoma last year in denver carried a pm9 in a don hume clip on iwb when i saw him after he operated . I have no idea if he did or did not carry it in the " theater " but when i met with him and visited late that night( after surgery while she was in recovery ) he had it in a waistband We were both winding down , and discovered neither of us like golf lol .
     
  10. WinchesterAA

    WinchesterAA Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Messages:
    870
    I don't think clip draw would work well for scrubs. I use clipdraw on my officer model but without a belt it sags pretty bad. (granted, it's a heavy pistol, but anything less than really tight belt doesn't work so well.
     
  11. MillCreek

    MillCreek Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2004
    Messages:
    831
    Location:
    Snohomish County, Washington USA
    From years of experience in healthcare, I can tell you that the preferred method of carrying in scrubs is a belly band with a fanny pack a distant second. The light and relatively flimsy material does not support a belt or clip.

    Virtually every hospital of which I am aware bans the possession of firearms on their premises, and violation is grounds for immediate termination if an employee does this.
     
  12. Sharp669

    Sharp669 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2008
    Messages:
    62
    Location:
    Arizona
    Thanks to everyone for the great information!

    We are a private health care site so I am not sure carrying will be an issue.

    I could try an ankle holster but I think the G27 may weight a bit too much and slide around.

    I am going to order a smartcarry/ thunderwear (they look identical- are they basically the same?) to try out. Are they pretty safe with a glock? I am sure reholstering will have to be done carefully. LOL!

    It seems like a smartcarry type product is the only alternative to an IWB type carry without a belt. ( Can you wear an IWB with a belt under your scrubs or would that just slide around like crazy? )

    The Kramer site is blocked from view where I am at curently but will check it out later. I will have to go try a belly belt at the gunstore when I get some time.

    Other than IWB, does Kydex make any other holsters? A paddle or belt clip one I imagine. The way they "lock" the gun in place is pretty sweet. I fell pretty confident its not going anywhere and the trigger is secure.
     
  13. thegriz

    thegriz Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Messages:
    295
    compresson shirt from 5.11 tactical

    I use the smartcarry and the Kramer undershirt holster. Another option I use is the 5.11 tactical compression holster shirt. None of those options are perfect. All of them are good. I change it up depending on what activiites I expect to be doing that day.

    I'm actually thinking of making my own shirt holster so I can get exactly what I want. I like the Kramer shirt holster design, but I like the pocket on the 5.11 compression shirt for spare mags. Neither is all that comfortable and I usually wear a traditional T-shirt underneath them. That's gets pretty hot at times. The design I'm thinking of will really be more like the vests football player's wear over their pads when scrimmaging to distinguish between the teams. We'll see if I ever get to work on it.
     
  14. Rokyudai

    Rokyudai Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    686
    Location:
    Texas
    That's kind of what I was thinking Winchester by adding the caveat. I've worn some that held well, others I couldn't keep a pen in!
     
  15. Okiecruffler

    Okiecruffler Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    3,351
    Location:
    Del City, Okla
    Kinda depends on how you like your top to fit. I like a scrub top a size too big, gives me room to move when it's time to move. Problem with that is when I bent over you could see a shoulder rig if you looked down my top. Best way for me is a fanny pack, luckily in this field no one looks twice at a fanny pack.
     
  16. WC145

    WC145 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
    Messages:
    2,268
    Location:
    Maine
    Depending on your build you may consider trying a smaller gun. I am a pretty stout guy and I couldn't hide a G-27 in my scrubs regardless of holster (although I have been accused of such on occasion:what:) and fanny packs look as dorky with scrubs as any other clothing. I carry a Kel-tec P3AT clipped inside the waistband of my scrub pants and a knife clipped inside opposite of the gun. They are light enough that they don't drag my waistband down as long as I tie the pants good and snug. I just drop a spare mag into my shirt pocket and I'm good to go. Been carrying this way for a few years now without any trouble.

    I am considering trying a Kangaroo Carry but I find scrub tops kind of close fitting and I think that even the Kel-tec might print through it. www.kangaroocarry.com
     
  17. Bob R

    Bob R Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    698
    Location:
    The Dry Side of WA
    Or, just don't wear scrubs unless you are forced to.

    I wear either solid color (black/khaki) BDU's or 5.11 pants I got on closeout at work. The cargo pockets are just the thing for PDA's, alcohol wipes or any number of things. And they don't wear out nearly as quick as scrub pants.

    bob
     
  18. Rangermedic

    Rangermedic Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Messages:
    9
    Location:
    were they send me
    +1 on the fanny pack
    also gives you a place to put your "extra gear'.
     
  19. mr.72

    mr.72 Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    330
    +1 Smartcarry. It's different and probably better vs. Thunderwear.

    Smartcarry works with everything.
     
  20. SCGirl

    SCGirl Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    56
    Location:
    South Carolina
    I wear scrubs also, and although I use an IWB, with a small pistol (beretta TomCat), I wanna try something else. I was gonna get the belly band, but being a woman, I was not sure how I would like, and don't wanna order it before I try it
     
  21. blackcash88

    blackcash88 member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2008
    Messages:
    886
    I'd get a P3AT and use that holster you wear around your neck on a chain. Can't remember who makes it. Desantis or FIST, perhaps.
     
  22. Treo

    Treo member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2007
    Messages:
    3,110
    Location:
    Co. Springs
    I wear suspenders under my scrub top. They hold the pants up pretty good but I don't think they'd support a gun. The local medical supply sells a heavier version on scrub pants complete W/ belt. Is the concern SD to & from work or in the clinic?
     
  23. 33-805

    33-805 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2005
    Messages:
    141
    You might try the 5.11 pants route as mentioned above. I carry my G27 in a pocket holster (Nemesis model from Desantis) in these pants and no one has ever seen it or commented on it if they did. The pants come in a fairly wide variety of colors so you can change them up daily. They even have a handy-dandy pocket that fits a Glock model 22 magazine very nicely.

    I have carried a G27 in an ankle holster but those work best with the holster worn over a high top duty boot. On their own worn just over a sock, any ankle holster I have worn has flopped around quite a bit.
     
  24. Ready2Defend

    Ready2Defend Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Messages:
    129
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    This can work, but printing is an issue.
    www.activeprogear.com/234.html

    Wear the scrubs loose. Keep the support straps from showing through the v neck of the scrubs.
     
  25. kk5ib

    kk5ib Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    35
    I finally found my simple, cheap answer to this problem, mine being wearing light nylon gym pants with drawstring (no belt) and workout tee-shirts. (Similiar to any casual clothing like scrubs without a real belt.) I use a Uncle Mike's Sidekick Holster Belt, 2" wide, of stiff nylon, and any IWB holster, currently using a nylon KNJ for a Kel-Tec P11. I tuck an inner tee inside the pants, tighten the drawstring, and position the belt and holster over the pants at the waistline. The belt has a clamp-type buckle so adjust as tight as necessary. Then I place the top tee-shirt over everything, untucked. Of course the top tee needs to be on the large side. The belt sells for $10.99 most places, and most of us already have IWB holsters. Very secure, relatively easy to access, minimum printing, not too expensive, not too uncomfortable. What's not to like? It's not the best with a big gun, but there are other ways for that.
    Darryl
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page