How do you office going CCWers keep your gun concealed?

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  1. 64nova

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    I wear your typical business casual pants with shirt tucked in and have been struggling to find a method to keep my gun out of sight. I carry my P3AT in a pocket holster in either my front pocket, back pocket and I have even tried an ankle holster. I'm concerned that with all of these methods my CCW is still "printing" too much. I'm considering a trying a belly band. How do you other office dwellers keep your gun out of sight?
     
  2. Claude Clay

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    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
     
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    I'm an attorney and there are different ways I've used, but I'm new at this and still learning.

    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.
     
  4. Boba Fett

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    +1 for using that with the P-3AT
     
  5. CAPTAIN MIKE

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    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.
     
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    any tuckable holster, Highnoon split decision, and there are a few others, do a search of tuckable holster
     
  7. Rob P.

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    Two suggestions.

    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.
     
  8. Dr. Fresh

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    Rob, if they do think it's a gun it could mean your job. The stakes are higher when you violate the policies of a school or employer.
     
  9. blkbrd666

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    I just lay it on my desk...everybody knows I have it anyway.
     
  10. Rob P.

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    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.
     
  11. Dr. Fresh

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    I was talking about college. You are of course correct about K-12.

    As for employer policy, I'd rather be fired than killed, and that's all I will say about that.
     
  12. Agent-J

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    No weapons clause where I work, so I'd be surely fired. Plus, I work for a major beverage company, and it's full of whiny liberals, so I don't doubt not only would I be fired, but they would surely overreact and make it sound like an active shooter was running around the facility where in turn I'd be approached with guns drawn and told to lay on the ground.

    I LOVE MY JOB!
     
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    Front pocket holster
     
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    Good topic, as I work in an office that's had "situations" recently (insurance company). I'm not even an owner yet, but as against "company policy" as it is it'd really give me peace of mind to know that if a threat ever came into the building....

    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?
     
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    Consider a Smart Carry holster. I used to tuck and carry an M&P 40c every single day wearing a pair of pleated dockers and it hid great. Perfect for the job environment that is less than favorable in its views on CCW.
     
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    Sole breadwinner of family with 3 small kids. Good job in a tough market (meaning no replacement jobs to be had!).

    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.

    My compromise?

    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.
     
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    Carried a little Keltec .32 for a while, cargo pockets or a letherman tool with the pocket clip, are your friends in that case. Company policy was against carry, but when you have a couple of women with violent estranged husbands working with you, company policy takes a back seat. I had the pocket clip for my keltec, and made a big production of pulling out the letherman tool a couple of times and no one ever questioned it after that.
     
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    Hey, I'm pro 2A and all that, but we have a no gun policy at work. And all employees agree to follow company policies as a condition of being hired.

    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.
     
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    Most employers have a "no guns" policy. Their insurance carrier demands this in order to give better rates. I for one could care less about the insurance carrier's overriding commitment to disarm the innocents to provide easy victims for would be killers. I "agree" to the "no guns" policy since I need to put bread on the table, but policies don't stop a killer's bullets. So I still pack my gun-discreetly, so that I can keep my job and (should the need arise) my life.
     
  22. SniperStraz

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    Claude Clay What kind of holster is that?
     
  23. Kind of Blued

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    S&W 642 in a Galco Ankle Glove

    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.
     
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    front pocket or jacket breast pocket in a DeSaints Nemesis.
     
  25. Girodin

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    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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