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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.

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  1. DeepSouth

    DeepSouth Member

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

    http://elsiepeaforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=9099.0
     
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    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.

    http://www.themalabarfront.com/index.php?cPath=82_97

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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I have one of the Fobus holsters. Great little holster.
     
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    I second the crossbreed holster option
     
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    A pocket holster does well for me.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    check DeSantis web site

    they make a good holster at a reasonable price.
     
  22. jon_in_wv

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    I have the same holster for my LCP. It isn't actually the one intended for the LCP but it works well. It will grab on to a bare waistband just fine. Where the Mr. softy lacks is in retention and your ability to reholster one handed. But for occasional carry I think you'll be satisfied.
     
  23. DeepSouth

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    She already carries in her purse, a Springfield XD. The problem is she frequently just "runs to/in the store" with just her little billfold thingey and the purse in the car or at the house. So we thought it would be a good idea to add a new gun to her collection.

    I really do think the Mr. Softy will solve the problem.
     
  24. IlikeSA

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    She could always wear a belt under her pants and attach it to that; it's something I have done when I wear sweatpants, and I carry an XD9SC when I do it, so it's quite feasible.
     
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    My wife doesn't, we don't believe in credit cards. However, she does carry a debit card with overdraft protection linked to my primary account! :0 Which is even scarier.

    When my wife does get her CCP she plans to carry the gun in her purse, or one of those fantastic looking thigh holsters. ;)
     
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