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Does ANYone pocket-carry a Glock? W or WO holster?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by sheckigreen, Jan 15, 2007.

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  1. sheckigreen

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    I'd really love the firepower of a G26 or even a G36, but I'm simply not the type of guy to wear it IWB or start wearing straps etc. I need a pocket-carry. Im almost sold on the S&W 642 revolver (thanks to the 642 Club) but I still feel the tug of the extra firepower and capacity of a sub-compact Glock.

    Anyone do this?
     
  2. Manedwolf

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    Pocket carrying a Glock without a holster would be a good way to get a free trip to the ER with a bullet through your femoral artery. If you made it that far. Coin or anything else in stuck that trigger guard, pulled when you sit down, that's it.
     
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    Buy the S&W 642 or a M638 like I have. (Same as the M642 but with the Bodyguard frame)

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  4. RyanM

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    I have to admit, I've pocket carried a G23 in condition empty pipe, with no holster (just a couple of rags stuffed in the pocket with the gun to break up the outline) on occasion, at work. I have to do a lot of moving around, getting crap off high shelves and putting it on other high shelves, carrying a million pounds of crap, etc., so my shirt isn't always covering my gut.

    Carrying any "weapon," even so much as a plain non-locking pocket knife, is against company policy (but is 100% legal), but I work evening shift, have to interact with a huge number of often extremely unpleasant, angry, potentially violent (and occasionally incredibly smelly) customers all day, and I value my life more highly than some stupid part time retail job while I'm going to college. Not that I endorse breaking any company's policies or laws or anything else.

    Ankle carry with all that walking around and carrying crap is torture, Thunderwear/Smartcarry is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen, and I don't trust the retention on the Kangaroo Carry thing. The gun's too big to use an actual pocket holster with. And the only gun smaller than the G23 I own at the moment is an NAA Companion. So empty chamber pocket carry with rags is the most practical way to CCW while at work. Hopefully will be able to afford a Colt Pocketlite sometime soon, though.
     
  5. Caimlas

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    DO NOT WEAR A GLOCK HOLSTERLESS!

    You're just asking for problems if you do, what with the lack of a manual safety. Just because there's a 'trigger safety' does not mean that it can not still be triggered inadvertantly.

    (I'm coming from the mindset that if you're not carring condition 1, you're carrying an unloaded firearm. In the case of a Glock, that's probably a good idea anyway.)
     
  6. Mandirigma

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    I carry I G33 in my pocket, both with and with out holster, been doing so for going on almost three years or so. With no ill effect. Granted, all I EVER carry in that pocket is the G33 and a G31 mag. No change, wallet, money clip, keys, pen, knife or anything else.

    I'm a jeans and tshirt kinda guy. I've learn that in jeans with smaller pockets (wrangler type) they tend to show a lot more and are harder to get out. I simply don't wear those particular styles anymore.

    I've also carried in cargo pants and dockers. I haven't had much luck with slacks, but then I don't own many pair of those either.

    I DO recommend you get a holster for it. I've noticed that it tends to print mostly when you are sitting down, a good pocket holster (i got mine from kramer) breaks the outline up and it looks more like a billfold or an ipod even when sitting.
     
  7. legion3

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    Not holsterless...but a uncle mikes pocket holster #4 fits a 26 in large cargo pants pockets w/ a t shirt over the top of the pocket, pretty good, its clear you have something in your pocket...Insert joke if you wish...but the real problem with this gun in pocket carry is comfort...after a while in your pocket its heavy, and not all that great...short trip OK...All day no way...
     
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    +1. The Nemisis, my S&W 649, or my Ruger Sp101, comfort all day in my hip pocket. Sitting, or standing.
     
  10. Manedwolf

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    For a slender sort wearing cargo jeans and carrying something slim like a Taurus PT745, it works quite well, actually. But I wouldn't carry anything that wasn't DAO in that.
     
  11. two tone

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    I dont see the problem with carry a G26 in the pocket. Granted I dont own one nore have I tried. But, after studying it's size and shape I think it would be acceptable. However, I would put in a NY1 or even NY2 trigger spring ($3 drop in), and carry it condition 0 (cocked locked and ready to roll). I would say like in a baggy sweat pant it would work, anything but tight jeans or lightwight dockers would work.
     
  12. Cousin Mike

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    At about 6' 1" tall, and 240lbs or so - and wearing big, baggy jeans almost everyday, I find my G33 is simply too big for pocket carry, at least in any pocket on a pair of pants I own. I probably would if I could, but I just can't. Then again, I never found a revolver that fit well in my pockets, which is why I got the G33 anyway. IWB or OWB is not only fine, but perhaps also quicker to draw for me.

    First of all, how big are you guys who pocket the subcompact Glocks?

    Second... what the hell kind of pants do you guys wear?! :scrutiny: :D :p
     
  13. Shipwreck

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    I have a friend who is a State Trooper in LOuisiana, and he pocket carries his Glock 27 w/o a holster all the time. I told him he is crazy, but he keeps doing it.
     
  14. two tone

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    just walk around stiff legged like a robot. :neener:
     
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    why would u pocket carry a semi-auto???
    i pocket carry my revolver in a jacket, least i can shoot more than once without a jam...
     
  16. Cousin Mike

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    I HAVE pocket carried my G33 like that... a jacket pocket makes more sense to me than a pants pocket w/a subcompact Glock. You might not be able to shoot thru the pockets w/an autopistol, but presentation is nice and instant if you need it.
     
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    I routinely pocket carry my G26 or my 642, both in a Galco Pocket Horsehise. The Glock is MUCH heavier than the 642 and gets less duty than the 642, but I still do it.

    I would NEVER pocket carry a Glock without a holster. Thats asking for trouble. Although I never have pocket carried my 642 without a holster, I suppose it would be fine. Much heavier trigger, but still something I wont be trying.

    Be safe and keep that Glock bang switch covered!
     
  18. sheckigreen

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    Okay, point taken on the holster-less option. Thats not the ultimate point of my question, though. Just curious who does it -- period.

    ...anyone else?
     
  19. Outlander1

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    Have been carring Mexican with a G22 for years , keep your "Booger Hook Off The Bang Switch"

    Glocks are just as "safe " as any other tool in the box .
     
  20. legion3

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    I am an average sized guy but typically wear, cargo shorts...Florida...yeah!!! and they have big deep front pockets, the G26 easily fits and is swallowed by the pocket, can even do it on some long Khaki's but never jeans...

    On the other hand I do have both a 5 shot charter Arms undercover 38 and an FEG smc 9x18 and 380 (easier to carry copy of the PPK) which have uncle mike's # 3's and they slip in the pocket very nice...

    They are usually my pocket guns...but the 26 has gone along sometimes...
     
  21. Mandirigma

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    I'm 5'8" and 210lbs. You've got to find jeans with big pockets, and hopefully big belt loops (for your gunbelt) :cool:

    brands that tend not to work out. Levi, Wrangler, Old Navy (GAP/ Banana Republic), Express, American Outfitter and Abercrombie&Fitch. These jeans tend to be tight fitting with small pockets.

    I've had great success with Billabong, Nautica, Zoo York, Polo, and Guess brands. Got to think Urbanwear/Clubwear/Skaterwear.

    The main deal is the pockets, not the bagginess of the pants. I looked at the size of the pockets of the jeans before I buy them. Heck, in some instances I took the G33 with me and tried it out in a dressing room. Wearing an oversized UNTUCKED shirt helps also.

    Also I don't use the finger extender on the magazines, its a little different until you get comfortable with it. It tends to jam up and make the gun harder to get out of your pocket. I'll admit that with IWB and OWB you get a LOT faster presentation or draw.
     
  22. two tone

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    Looking back at the original post you mention, "wearing straps". I'm not sure what you are refering to here.
     
  23. Mandirigma

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    Two Tone I think he means belly band carry systems, like Smart Carry
     
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    Yes, i meant shoulder straps, etc. Really, in my mind anything that you must strap onto your body for the pure reason of holding your gun is sort of a "strap" to me...which for my lifestyle, isn't really doable at this time.

    ive got some great feedback from you guys...thank you a bunch. Of course, more pocket-carryers and their reiews would still be appreciated.

    Im thinking of the g26 or 36. Im going to just go rent both and see how they feel in my usual-type of pants.
     
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