Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by 64nova, Jan 21, 2009.
this type of holster prints like a wallet in tight pants [or when you are seated]. otherwise it rather disappears in your pocket.
it also improves the little guns accuracy
For the most part, I take my 642 and pocket carry it all day. I've tried an ankle holster and just don't like it.
This winter, I've been able to carry my Kimber Ultra Carry in a high ride belt holster when I wear a fleece jacket or sweater in the office to cover it. That's my favorite way to ccw when the weather is right (and here in Florida, it doesn't get all that cold all that often). A couple of times, just for giggles, I've been able to conceal/carry my 625 N Frame revolver the same way.
But most of the time, I pocket carry my 642 and place it in my desk when I'm sitting down. During the summer, that will probably be the only way I'll be able to CCW at work, so I am already looking at getting another very small carry weapon, like a Ruger LCP or something. But I have to say that, so far, I've been happy with the 642.
+1 for using that with the P-3AT
Couple of Suggestions
* Ankle Holsters - focus on comfort
* Try the SkyOps Holster - it can allow your shirt to be 'tucked in'.
I found both of these to be just fine for office carry fashion. Looks neat and squared away, doesn't scare the sheep and keeps your sidearm with easy reach.
One, get a good tuckable holster.
Two, stop being so paranoid about printing. I gave up the whole "am I printing" thing a while ago. Now I just don't care if someone sees a bulge under my shirt. I mean, what are they going to say; "is that a GUN under your shirt?" or is it more likely that they'll just not say, or think, anything.
IF someone is employed by a K-12 school they can't take the firearm to school anyway. Moot point.
Employers who have a "no firearms" policy mean "no firearms." If that's the case I do not advocate anyone carrying a firearm to work in that sort of situation. Employers who do not have a firearms policy should not terminate based on something which is not "illegal" or "improper" either legally or by company policy. Further, if someone were to ask "what is that lump under your shirt?" don't you think that this is a bit too personal for a work environment?
We need to stop hiding in the closet about our firearms.
As for employer policy, I'd rather be fired than killed, and that's all I will say about that.
I LOVE MY JOB!
Anyway, there's lots of good advice in this thread, but my Google-fu is weak. Does anyone recommend sites to browse some of the holster examples listed?
Fairly secure office in a high rise (need keycard to get on the floor) and strict no weapons policy. However, I ride public transportation, and sometimes work very late hours.
J-frame pocket carry to and from work, with a metal lockbox in my desk drawer for during the day. I've pocket carried all day, and I've SmartCarried at the office, but the stress of knowing I could be fired just isn't worth it to me. I'm well-protected when I'm most exposed.
It isn't ideal, but it is the compromise that works for me.
Anybody caught carrying at work would be terminated.
Don't assume it would be considered a minor violation if your employer has the same policy. It's not.
Claude Clay What kind of holster is that?
Kahr PM9 in a Comp-Tac M-Tac
Darn near impossible to get made without unlatching your belt and doing cartwheels.
I'd suggest trying the Smart Carry idea. You really have nowhere left to go, except to just realize and accept that nobody will notice a Kel-Tec in your pocket.
One can where I live! When I am not wearing a suit coat or sport coat I often pocket carry. A pocket pistol with holster to break up the outline looks very much like a wallet. People who don't have reason to suspect you are carrying a gun in my experience fail to notice anything but the most blatantly visible gun tells. People are rarely staring at your pocket, waist, leg etc. If they are not gun folks a bulge isn't likely to make them think "gun."
That said I know there are times and situations that I am more concerned about people making my gun. If I had a quality job that I was risking termination I would not be as unworried as I usually am. Most places I go it is not a big deal if someone does happen to catch a glance of my pistol. If I am want maximum concealment I go with a small pocket pistol in a pocket holster it looks almost identical to my wallet in my other pocket. With all the crap people carry these days (ipods, PDAs, phones, wallets, etc) people really don't give second though to a square shaped object in a front pocket.
Luckily the places I go I can carry with out fears of termination or legal recourse. It is not hard to imagine a job that might convince me to forgo carrying. Not having income is likely a more plausible threat than those that I can solve with a pistol. I imagine that is true for many people. Now I know people that have very credible threats such as a stalker. It that were my situation I might look at a work place policy differently. That is one for each individual to weight out and decide and a decision I would be very hesitant to second guess them on.
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