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Would you/do you ever carry a Glock in your pocket?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by bdjansen, Aug 21, 2007.

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  1. bdjansen

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    Would you or do you ever carry a glock in your pocket? Talking about the smaller ones like the 26 of course.
     
  2. Silvanus

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    I've never handled one (the sub-compacts, I have a 17), but if they are small enough, sure why not? In my opinion, it's safe enough.
     
  3. CajunBass

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    Sure. I don't see why not. It might require a little more care and attention, but it's not going to fire itself. It's not some evil enity just waiting to go off and shoot you or someone else.

    I might not want to do it often, but if I had to, I would.
     
  4. Big Mike

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    Glock 26, front pocket, condition 3, in an UM #1 holster. Never had a problem. Large Glocks...depends on how big your pockets are. :)
     
  5. Picknlittle

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    I guess someone has to play the dummy, so here goes.

    What would be the danger of carrying a Glock in your pocket?

    Doesn't it have a safety?
     
  6. redneckrepairs

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    carry a glock in my pocket ?? Heck i wont by choice even own a glock . They may be fine pistols for some , but to me they are just trout line sinkers.
     
  7. ATW525

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    Possibly, as long as it was in a pocket holster. However my pockets are usually reserved for snubs and spare magazines, along with the routine day to day items that I must tote around. I don't really have a free pocket to stick a Glock, so it goes on my belt instead.
     
  8. igpoobah

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    Is that a Glock in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? :neener:

    I have a 27 and it is still to heavy to go unsupported, IMHO. The P32 gets a free pocket ride though.
     
  9. bakert

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    I don't carry any type of gun in a pocket but that's just me. As for Glocks, I don't own one but have shot quite a few including one I kept for my son a few years while he was in the Army. Although not my favorites, they are good pistols.
     
  10. Glockman17366

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    I've carried a G19 in a pair of shorts with big (!!!) pockets, but I don't think it works well. For a full sized Glock (meaning anything bigger then a G26 or equivalent), then only way I'd carry sans holster would be down the waist band at SOB. For me, that would apply to any brand, if carried without a holster.
     
  11. shooter1

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    Nope, don't pocket carry a Glock. In my opinion, even the 26/27 is too large and heavy. Sometimes carry a P-3AT in a pocket holster tho.
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  12. pax

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    I love my G26 and carry it all the time -- in a secure holster which covers the trigger and entire trigger guard area.

    You could not pay me enough to carry a Glock loose in a pocket.

    Here's why: http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=204507, especially posts #1 and #15. Note that nearly every person who responded to that thread pointed out the the carrier in the OP's story was unacceptably and inexcusably negligent.

    pax
     
  13. Devonai

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    I trust all of the safeties of Glock pistols and my Kel-Tec P11 to work as long as I don't yank on the trigger, but I just feel a little too paranoid to pocket carry one with a round chambered. I use a good pocket holster that covers the trigger guard as Pax mentions, but it is primarily to make sure the weapon doesn't shift around and slow down my draw. I wish I could remember the quote from the High Roader about Glocks pointed at family jewels as it was a perfect summary of the situation.
     
  14. Blueridge

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    Using one of those sticky material, DeSantis Nemesis, in the pocket holsters, for my Glock 26, and it fits in my front and rear jeans pockets. I can't say the same for my Glock 17 or 34.

    http://www.desantisholster.com/n38.html

    I also carry my G26 in a belt holster, a Don Hume JIT ($21). It looks like a cell phone case or pager mounted on your belt, but holds the G26 very securely, and the holster is very small.
     
  15. W.E.G.

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    I've carried guns in my jeans pocket. Even the Kel-Tec P32 is very awkward.

    If you don't want to wear a holster, get a man purse.
    It will hold your full-size Glock and lots of snacks.
     
  16. MCgunner

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    Don't own one, don't like "safe action". Only way I'd EVER consider a Glock in a pocket is condition 3, no ifs ands or butts. Not me, you can risk your cojones, not me. DAO or revolvers for me in a pocket. I feel safe with true DAO or revolver in a pocket. And, yes, I use a pocket holster.
     
  17. JDGray

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    Any gun, just dropped into a pocket, is no good. A small Glock would be to uncomfortable for pocket carry (IMO) Like W.E.G. said, even a P32 feels like an anchor in your pocket:D
     
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    I used to carry a glock 27 in condition 3. Then I replaced it with a dessert eagle. Seriously though I did carry like that for a year until I got my first 1911 and never looked back.
     
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    I wouldn't even carry a Glock in my range bag/box, but that's a personal prejudice. (No real reason I can give, but I just don't like them.):neener:
     
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    Carry NO Glock in a pants pocket!! I own a G21 and think it is fine gun, but the thoughts of a fold of cloth getting inside the triggerguard and activating it scares the heck out of me. I wouldn't carry a Kel-Tec P3AT either, not without a pocket holster. To me a Kel-Tec is a POS. If you confident in carrying a Glock inside your pants, go for it, but not me.
     
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    I feel all Glocks are too heavy for pocket carry. I would't carry one unless it was in a pocket holster with the trigger guard covered. Without holster, I wouldn't carry it with a round chambered.
     
  22. Airman193SOS

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    Only with a Saf-T-Blok, and even then I would have grave reservations carrying my 27 like that with one in the pipe. A IWB holster has done the job for me quite adequately.

    My suggestion: don't push your luck. Glocks are quite nice, but are also quite unsuitable for Condition 3 carry without a holster that covers the trigger area. The possibility of a negligent discharge is small, but still greater than most, and shooting yourself is not something that you can ever take back and do over.
     
  23. GunTech

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    I've carried a G26 in my pocket many times. The pockets in the pants I foaor (slacks with cuffs and huge pockets) will fit a full sized autopistol easily. For those of you who worry about the trigger, mine has a NYSP 8 pound trigger. It's no less safe than carrying a revolver the same way.

    I also carry only the pistol in that pocket - nothing else.

    Typically, my pocket gun is a Colt Mustang, and it rides in a pocket holster. That's the preferred way to pocket carry and handgun, IMO.
     
  24. GunTech

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    Do you mean condition one?

    J. Cooper defined the levels of carry (for the 1911) thusly:

    Condition 0 - A round is in the chamber, hammer is cocked, and the safety is off.

    Condition 1 - Also known as "cocked and locked," means a round is in the chamber, the hammer is cocked, and the manual thumb safety on the side of the frame is applied.

    Condition 2 - A round is in the chamber and the hammer is down.

    Condition 3 - The chamber is empty and hammer is down with a charged magazine in the gun.

    Condition 4 - The chamber is empty, hammer is down and no magazine is in the gun.
     
  25. Airman193SOS

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    That's a good point, but the 5.5 pound standard trigger is a touch too light and the 3.5 pound match trigger is unthinkable.
     
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