How do you carry?

Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by lentz, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. lentz

    lentz Former Guest

    Mar 12, 2010
    I prefer the crossdraw.Easier and faster to get to when needed.My brother carries a little pocket pistol.Would be hard to get at in carjacking or mugging.
    I could see myself digging in pocket...would be shot or stabbed before I got my hand /gun out.
  2. sorral

    sorral New Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    I only carry strong side hip, or strong side IWB. I carry a full size 1911 and it seems to hide well.

  3. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    When I carry, I carry in my plastic Springfield holster, on the right hand side, with my shirt tucked in so that the weapon is clearly visible and I don't get arrested. Surprisingly, when carrying concealed on my property, I find it easier to do it with the Springfield holster with my shirt over it compared to carrying in that Uncle Mike's IWB holster I have. My Springfield 1911-A1 Loaded seems to be noticeably lighter than that Rock Island GI 1911 I had.
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2010
  4. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    A 1911A1, strong side, belt slide, or a paddle, Yaqui style holster. A double mag pouch on the left hip.

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  5. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    In the pocket (90%) and IWB (10%). I haven't found any other methods that I like.
  6. steve666

    steve666 New Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    Indianapolis, IN
    Right (strong) side FBI carry.
  7. Ursus

    Ursus Active Member

    Strong side
  8. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    I carry all strong side unless I'm driving most of the day and then I'll use a Ken Null Vampire which carries the firearm parallel to the ground, crossdraw. It is a great holster if you drive a great deal but for normal carry is just OK. On the strong side I use a Crossbreed Supertuck Delux IWB in cooler weather, Pocket Carry with a Simply Rugged pocket protector in warm weather with shorts. Finally I have a Simply Rugged Silver Dollar pancake for OWB.

    I have gravitated to either pocket carry or IWB depending on weather for most of my carry choices and I use the same firearm an SP101.
  9. zfk55

    zfk55 New Member

    Mar 19, 2009
    Lost Prairie Montana
    Strong side, behind the hip.
    .45 Micro.


    Weak side hip and jacket pocket when driving.
    .327 Magnum, 110gr.


  10. Vladimir

    Vladimir New Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Issaquah WA
    Strong side IWB, probably about the 4 O'Clock position.

    I do not carry very often though, looking to pick up a snub nose .38 potentially to make carrying much more simple. The USP is just a beastly weapon, it is fine to carry sometimes, but frequently I wish I had something I could toss in a pocket holster and go.
  11. pawn

    pawn Active Member

    Jan 31, 2007
    Crossville, TN
    #1 S&W 638 Bodyguard, strongside, front pocket (galco pocket holster)
    #2 CZ Rami BD, Crossbreed Super-Tuck, strong side
  12. Merick The Red

    Merick The Red New Member

    Feb 9, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    I carry a full size 45 cal Glock 21 in a leather IWB holster on the right side. I dont spend a lot of time in a vehicle, if I did I would carry cross draw.

    I also keep a 200 lumen Surefire flashlight and Emerson combat Karambit on me.

    Last edited: Apr 25, 2010
  13. Old John

    Old John New Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Ruger 2.25", SP101, .357 mag., carried strong side, in Galco High-ride open top
    pancake holster, referred to as FBI carry.
  14. Just One Shot

    Just One Shot Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    When I carry my pocket pistol, instead of my other guns, I pull the pocket holster up so that the grip is sticking out of the top of my pocket when I'm in a car. This position allows me to draw the gun while in a seated position even with the seatbelt on. For me, it's as easy as a crossdraw and easier than some of the IWB holsters that are out there.
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