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How do you carry?

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

  1. lentz

    lentz Former Guest

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    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

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    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 Active Member

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    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.
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  4. mesinge2

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

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  6. CampingJosh

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    In the pocket (90%) and IWB (10%). I haven't found any other methods that I like.
  7. steve666

    steve666 New Member

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    Right (strong) side FBI carry.
  8. Ursus

    Ursus Active Member

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    Strong side
  9. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

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    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.
  10. zfk55

    zfk55 New Member

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    Strong side, behind the hip.
    .45 Micro.

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

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    zfk55
  11. Vladimir

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    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.
  12. pawn

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

    Merick The Red New Member

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    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.

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  14. Old John

    Old John New Member

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

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    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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