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I need help coming up with a strategy for concealed carry

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by bos19, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. bos19

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    I bought one like that. The safe doesn’t fit under any of my seats because they all have a bar underneath and I can’t find a console safe for my car. Putting gun in my trunk is not feasible. I’m also concerned about shooting myself by accident if I’m fiddling around reholstering in the car. Keeping my gun in the holster in the glove box seems to be the only feasible solution besides finding a more pro-gun workplace.
     
  2. ArchAngelCD

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    I don't mean this to be nasty but if you are worried about shooting yourself you should not be near guns. Really, it's as easy as not touching the trigger, you know, 1 of the 4 rules!
     
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  3. bearcreek

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    Neither do I. It doesn't take baggy clothes, if you've got the right holster, which leads to the next point.
    I'll be blunt. If it "seems" to be a multi position holster, it probably is, which means you shouldn't be using it, especially for appendix carry.

    If you're concerned about that, you probably shouldn't be appendix carrying yet. It's not an appropriate carry method for novices. You also shouldn't be "reholstering in the car. Leave the gun in the holster.
     
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  4. bos19

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    Ok, fair enough. What’s a good starting carrying position?
     
  5. bearcreek

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    3:30-4:00, assuming you're right handed. Get some good training under your belt, (a "normal" CCW class doesn't count) and practice regularly, both dry and live fire. Get trigger and muzzle discipline down to a breathing level habit. Even with that carry method though, your gun should stay in the holster when you're taking it on and off in your vehicle.
     
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  6. Mike J

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    I work construction. I could probably figure out a way to carry at work but to be honest I don't think it is worth the hassle. I might spend my day climbing up & down ladders. I might spend it on the ground or crawling through roof trusses. I generally lock my pistol up in my vehicle. I have a IWB holster I use for appendix carry when I need to be discreet (usually on weekends). During the week I usually use a Safariland GLS paddle holster and carry OWB. I do take it off & put it on in the truck. I also do not unholster & reholster. I take the holster off with the pistol in it. I put it back on the same way. The holster covers the trigger guard. If the trigger can't be pulled there isn't much chance of me shooting myself.
     
  7. Trunk Monkey

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    You can probably do more damage with an Estwing framing hammer anyway
     
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  8. SharpDog

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    Hard to carry .223 concealed :evil:

    Anyways you definitely CAN MOVE FASTER than the muzzle that will shoot the .223 round :D
     
  9. SharpDog

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    Well, I use these small easily concealed IWB holsters, they can be easily detached / attached. JUst stand up outside your car with your strong side towards the car. You will not be seen unless someone is watching for it:

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    Another option is just to wear the IWB all of the time and reholster the gun when needed. You can't be fired for carrying an empty holster.
     
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  10. Trunk Monkey

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    Sooner or later I promise you the law of averages will catch up with you.
     
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  11. SharpDog

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    Same with carrying the firearm at work and getting fired :)

    Rather be seen.
     
  12. bos19

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    I actually have the same black holster as you. Seems to be a great holster. I was able to attach the holster to my belt after work without any issue, but could use any tips people have.
     
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  13. Mike J

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    Not a carpenter. I am a sheet metal worker but when working in a bad area I may put a home made hammer holder (bent up welding rod) on my belt with one of these in it. https://www.jbee.biz/wood-handle-sheet-metal-hammer-20thwd-p-1887.html

    Edited to add: There was a guy that was working with us a couple of years ago. He was accosted in the pay lot we parked in. He had a stainless coffee cup in his right hand when the guy tried to grab him. I did not witness it happen but he said he knocked the guy out with his coffee cup. Judging by the dent the cup had in it when he made it in I tend to believe him.
     
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  14. Spats McGee

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    Yep. I consider all of those very good reasons for trying not to spook anyone.
     
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  15. Tallball

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    A small pocket pistol stored inside a pocket holster might simplify things.
     
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  16. SharpDog

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    Have you ever had anything fall out of your pocket ? E.G. when on the toilet ... I have.
     
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    I have never dropped a CC handgun in a bathroom, but down a porta potty would be hilarious. :)

    I just meant that "holstering" in a car would be much easier with a small pistol already stored in a pocket holster.
     
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  18. Styx

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    Wasn't addressed to me, but I have pocket carried. No, can't say that I ever have had anything let alone my firearm fall out. I have had my firearm fall out of an on the belt holser however while sitting or laying down. My pockets aren't turned upside down or horizontally when I use the little boy's room. The only thing that ever falls out my pockets is extra change in my car and my couch cushions...
     
  19. bearcreek

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    I can assure you that it is not. Have you ever tried to get a pistol in or out of your pocket while seated in a vehicle? Have you tried doing it with the gun still in the holster? I've done plenty of both and I promise it's far easier to get a full size pistol in an appendix holster in and out of your belt than a small pocket pistol in and out of a pocket.

    *And once again, I'm talking about a person who isn't fat. That makes a huge ;) difference in this case.
     
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    If the environment you're in is that much of an NPE I'd consider a Glock 43 over a 26 and I'd carry it in a pocket holster.

    What is your dress code at work?
     
  21. Jack Ryan

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    Stick it in the McDonalds bag after you finish your McMuffin in the morning. Stuff the rest of the wrappers on top and lay in the floor behind your seat. Lock the doors and go on in to work.
     
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  22. Trunk Monkey

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    The only idea that would even possibly be worse than that is just leaving it exposed on the seat
     
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  23. Jack Ryan

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    Opinions vary.
     
  24. Trunk Monkey

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    Yes they do
     
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  25. 460Shooter

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    Exactly. I do it a couple days a week after work. Practice.
     
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