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How do you carry for EDC ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by SharpDog, Jun 8, 2018.

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How do you carry for EDC ?

  1. Crossdraw OWB

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  2. Strong-side OWB forward of hip bone

    4 vote(s)
    3.7%
  3. Strong-side OWB at hip bone

    25 vote(s)
    22.9%
  4. Strong-side OWB behind hip bone

    20 vote(s)
    18.3%
  5. SOB OWB

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Crossdraw IWB

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Front and center IWB (eg. belly band)

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  8. Strong-side IWB forward of hip-bone (eg. AIWB)

    26 vote(s)
    23.9%
  9. Strong-side IWB at hip bone

    18 vote(s)
    16.5%
  10. Strong-side IWB behind hip bone

    42 vote(s)
    38.5%
  11. SOB IWB

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  12. Sneaky-Pete's or other concealment pack (not fanny pack)

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  13. Fanny Pack

    3 vote(s)
    2.8%
  14. Off-body carry (eg. Sling Pack)

    5 vote(s)
    4.6%
  15. Other (please explain in comments)

    37 vote(s)
    33.9%
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  1. Old Dog

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    90% of the time, strong-side OWB at 3:00 o'clock; 10% strong-side IWB at 4:00.

    Almost always leather, Kramer or Milt Sparks for me, although I've got some great Blade-Tec, Safariland and G-Code kydex holsters.

    No matter the climate or season, I'm dedicated to a full-size (4" or greater barrel) semi-auto such as a SIG P-series (226/228/229) or 1911 (full-size or Commander).

    Will never accept the concept of appendix IWB carry, sorry ...
     
  2. bannockburn

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    Most of the time strong side, IWB, at around the 4 to 5 o'clock position. Sometimes I will carry at the 2 o'clock position and with a small .380 I might do pocket carry with a holster.
     
  3. rbernie
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    I wear cargo pants or cargo shorts. In the right cargo pocket goes the EDC in a suitable holster, and in the left cargo pocket goes a spare magazine. This approach doesn't give me the fastest presentation, but it's much less obtrusive than waist carry in the summer and doesn't get covered by lots of clothing in the winter.
     
  4. Al-jim19

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    BUT EVERYONE ON INSTAGRAM IS DOING IT THAT WAY HAVENT YOU SEEN???
     
  5. JR24

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    Be careful now, if your OWB gets in front of your 3 oclock you are technically appendix.

    But Im sure your point is the 12 o'clock appendix, which I do not find comfortable. About 1:30 is all the further forward I can handle. 2 - 230 works best for me.
     
  6. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Shoulder holster, and yes I can outdraw you.
     
  7. Armored farmer

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    Nobody will like this, but i carry my LCP iwb on a techni-clip. No holster. Empty chamber.
    All day, every day.
     
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  8. BobWright

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    This:

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    I'm a mite confused by the SOBs, IWBs etc. Never quite sure what they mean upon reading.

    Bob Wright
     
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  9. Hokkmike

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    How can you not include pocket carry as a primary choice???
     
  10. Al-jim19

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    I can’t say I like it but if it works for you go for it.

    If I might offer a suggestion, since it sounds like you like to be as minimal as possible, trigger guard kydex holster add almost no bulk but would allow you to chamber a round too.

    Just something to think about.
     
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  11. Lycidas Janwor

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    Not sure how my holster compares to kydex, but at the 1 o'clock I think it's very comfortable. I have to pull my pants up every once in a while, but that is due more to the weight of the gun with a full magazine than anything else.
     
  12. Wanderling

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    A hundred and fifty years ago that brag could have gotten you shot.:rofl:

    Seriously, I've had folks who thought that about their strong side IWB versus my cross OWB. Timer and target doesn't lie.:cool:
     
  14. jeepnik
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    Bob, I know you're kidding right? Small Of Back, Inside Waist Band. You're a SSOWB kind of guy. Strong Side Outside Waist Band. And I still like that holster. It's about perfect straight forward design, well executed, with no ornamentation.
     
  15. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Well as someone who's beaten people to the draw from a shoulder holster I guess I got the right to brag there.
     
  16. JR24

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    How fast we talking then here? To get a round on target? 1.5 seconds? < 1?

    What range?
     
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  17. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    It was against a person and when in that situation , I'd say what Clint Smith said "never seen a stop watch I'm a gun fight" I practice drawing alot as I'm sure many of yall do. I prefer shoulders since I am on the road alot and they just feel more comfortable to me then a bulky revolver or 1911 on the side
     
  18. JR24

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    Fair enough, but your statement wasn't you can outdraw a person, it was "I can outdraw you".

    And since I ain't looking for a gunfight ;)

    Times are all we got.
     
  19. herrwalther

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    In street clothes I carry strong side IWB. Anywhere between 1 and 4 o clock. Depending on the firearm, holster, clothing, weather, and intended activities.
     
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