Pocket pistol holster advice sought

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  1. ms6852

    ms6852 GUNZILLA Supporting Member

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    I saw a leather LOOP at Wallyworld the other day, has anybody had any experience with them, I once knew a Constable that swore by them.
     
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    I often carry an LCP II, and I used to have the original LCP. Both guns came with a cloth "pocket" holster that works great. I also have a "Sneaky Pete" holster. It looks like a somewhat large cell phone case. Very easy draw and it holds the gun securely.
     
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    Another vote for DeSantes, especially their pocket holsters. I pocket carry my P3AT, SIG 365 & Ruger LCR's in their's & have been using the same ones for nearly 20 yrs. Except for the Sig & LCR. They haven't made them for that long.
     
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    I like the DeSantis Super Fly for my S&W 637.
     
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    I own a j frame and I wouldn't carry it in my pocket. It would be very uncomfortable for me. I carry it in an outside the waste band holster.
     
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    Having a J-frame for my CC, I thought the same thing at first until a buddy gave me the DeSantis. The 637 is an Airweight, it doesn't print and feels light in the pocket. I'm happy with it. :D
     
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    My alloy snubbie rides in a Galco crossdraw. I didn't like pocket carry.
     
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    I do pocket carry, not all the time. It depends on what I am doing and what I am wearing. My only complaint with pocket carry, and it is rather nit-picky. I want my pistol in my strong hand pocket. Well that's also were I keep all my pocket stuff. If I carry in my front pocket, I have to move my keys and change to the other side. I lived 50 some years before I started to CC, it's just wrong to have stuff in the wrong pocket.
     
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    I am mix-handed (not the same as amphibious) but shoot primarily left-handed. For years b4 I got my carry license I always kept keys, change, etc. in my right-front pocket so it was no biggie to keep a pocket holster on my left side. But I do agree with you, it is so wrong to have stuff in the wrong pocket! :eek:
     
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    Oops, "ambidextrous"
     
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    I had never heard of mixed handed before. My Father, Sister and Brother were left handed, Dad was ambidextrous, the others are not. I am right handed and can shoot a pistol with either hand, better right handed.
     
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    From what I was told mix-handed is where you primarily do some things left- and some things right-handed. I'm primarily left-handed but do some thins right-handed, like hold a glass, shave, use a reloading press arm, etc. Generally, though, I do things left-handed.

    Ambidextrous it when you can do things pretty much the same either way (but I'm sure you knew that :rolleyes:) I had never heard that term either until a few years ago. I guess you can do most things either right- or left-handed and be mix-handed. Does any of this make sense??
     
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    I'm right-handed and for the last 2+ years have been carrying an S&W Shield in my right front pocket using a DeSantis SuperFly pocket holster [https://www.desantisholster.com/super-fly/]. Cell phone and wallet in left front pocket. Two spare magazines in my left rear pocket.

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    Carried a G19 for 15+ years in an IWB holster [last one was from Alien Gear].
     
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    I have a Spectra 380 I carry in a Uncle Mikes #10 IWB holster. I clip it between my belt and pants. So far it is very comfortable and easy to get at. I use a hair ban to help keep the pistol from riding out when I am sitting or bending down.