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At work I carry in a day planner, due to I'm a CNC operator(cabinet making) I do physical stuff.



All other times I usually carry IWB. I just ordered a cross-breed so we'll see how comfortable that is compared to my fist.
 

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I carry strong side outside the waist band. Unfortunately, I grew into all of my IWB pants :oops: and now have no room for a gun. I refuse to buy new pants just cause I eat too well. :?

I would keep a double mag pouch on the off side if I could ever con Josh Bulman into making it for me.
 

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I just bought a used Galco NSA II for my 1911s and am trying IWB again, but I hate wearing shirt untucked so it isn't much of an advantage, won't work in all my pants, and I suspect I'll be selling this one like the last couple of IWBs I tried and sold. After wearing it for af few hours tonight, I notice at least it doesn't bump into things when I sit, and this one isn't "thick" feeling.

Dang, forgot to add what I DO use...OWB.
 

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Nice. Jester you beat me to the first post. Oh well. I have two OWB holsters and one IWB. The IWB is a c-tac. So far I have mixed feelings about IWB. I have been adjusting and moving it around the waist, but I still cannot hide the whole gun comfortably. Does anyone else have this issue and what have you done to get around it.
 

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I believe it is Clint Smith who is credited with the saying:



"Concealed carry is supposed to be comforting, not comfortable."



Or something to that effect. I haven't yet found any way to carry comfortably. But I still carry. After a while you get used to it.



--Lin
 

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ccw

A couple of months ago I ran across an interesting website, the product they sell is called Smartcarry. The website address is below:



http://www.smartcarry.com/index.htm



I ended up purchasing a medium sized holster from them which can handle my M&P, they come in 4 different sizes, Extra small, small, medium, large. If you check out the site, you will find that this front carry holster allows you to carry quite easily, pretty much any kind of pistol under your stomach, in front of your groin.



This sounds uncomfortable but it actually works very well. It fits under almost any kind of clothing unless it is skin tight. I have carried wearing shorts and a tucked in tee shirt this summer and it does not show. I have never found any other holster that I felt comfortable wearing unless I had a jacket to cover it and even then, it always seemed to print depending on how I moved around. This type of holster carries the weight of the gun low on your hips, it dosen't restrict movement and once you get used to having it there you don't even notice it. To draw the wepon, you simply take your other hand and pull the top of you pants forward, reach in with you gun hand and pull out the gun. With a little practice, it is really easy and quick. You can even easily draw it sitting down.



Check it out. It is the best CCW holster I have found to date and is reasonable as well. It can carry a variety of gun types, only restriction is the size of the gun. You can carry a smaller gun in a larger holster but not a larger gun in a smaller holster. If you only want to buy one, then get a holster for the largest size gun you plan to carry.



The owner of the company carries a 1911 full size 5 inch 10 to 12 hours a day and has for 12 years and states no one has ever spotted the wepon on him. He is very good to work with, I placed my order via the internet on a thursday and it was delivered on the following Tuesday.
 

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While I can't CCW in Wisconsin when out and about, I CAN CCW at home and work...I carry my M&P in a Highnoon Holsters "Snapper" and it conceals well under a light jacket. I do have a Blade-Tech Stingray on order and it should be here this week...I'll see which I prefer.
 

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I carry IWB, OWB, in a pocket holster, or in super casual enviroments where they fit in and don't scream gun, a fanny pack.
 

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I carry IWB, OWB, in the pocket, and when weather will allow, in a Galco shoulder rig with two mags on the off side. Newest method is in a Safepacker on the strong side. No one has any idea that this thing is a holster and a spare mag carrier.
 

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Galco 276 shoulder rig with 2 spare mags under light sport coat.

(made slight change to strap. Had this holster for my Sigma)



Galco 276 pancake holster. Under light sport coat.

(made slight change to strap. Had this holster for my Sigma)



IWB under loose shirt.
 

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Re: ccw

Glennrn said:
A couple of months ago I ran across an interesting website, the product they sell is called Smartcarry. The website address is below:



http://www.smartcarry.com/index.htm



I ended up purchasing a medium sized holster from them which can handle my M&P, they come in 4 different sizes, Extra small, small, medium, large. If you check out the site, you will find that this front carry holster allows you to carry quite easily, pretty much any kind of pistol under your stomach, in front of your groin.



This sounds uncomfortable but it actually works very well. It fits under almost any kind of clothing unless it is skin tight. I have carried wearing shorts and a tucked in tee shirt this summer and it does not show. I have never found any other holster that I felt comfortable wearing unless I had a jacket to cover it and even then, it always seemed to print depending on how I moved around. This type of holster carries the weight of the gun low on your hips, it dosen't restrict movement and once you get used to having it there you don't even notice it. To draw the wepon, you simply take your other hand and pull the top of you pants forward, reach in with you gun hand and pull out the gun. With a little practice, it is really easy and quick. You can even easily draw it sitting down.



Check it out. It is the best CCW holster I have found to date and is reasonable as well. It can carry a variety of gun types, only restriction is the size of the gun. You can carry a smaller gun in a larger holster but not a larger gun in a smaller holster. If you only want to buy one, then get a holster for the largest size gun you plan to carry.



The owner of the company carries a 1911 full size 5 inch 10 to 12 hours a day and has for 12 years and states no one has ever spotted the wepon on him. He is very good to work with, I placed my order via the internet on a thursday and it was delivered on the following Tuesday.




Glenn.. you sold me! I have seen these smart carry holsters on the internet for some time.. For whatever reason.. you got me convinced. I just ordered one.. white (It should match my tighty-whiteys!) for my XD .45.. it should work fine for the M&P as well. The one thing I was concerned about is sitting down.. you would think having it planted right above your groin that it would be uncomfortable.. but the web site claims that it is not.



Yesterday.. I was at Les Schwaabs buying some tires.. and there was a considerable wait. I carry IWB, usually with an overshirt of some kind.. I must admit that I was uncomfortable sitting, standing, bending over for that length of time.. I was bugged because it was poking at me, and it was poking out of my overshirt!!



I hope this will be a good solution.



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Raymond,



Hope you like it! It really is the best solution I have found yet. I live in Waco Texas and it is hot and humid here most of the year, you really can carry with shorts and a tucked in tee shirt, my standard garb when not at work.



This summer, we drove down to florida for vacation and I wore it sitting in the car the whole way there and back (except for the three hours in Alabama). At the time, I was carrying a Taurus .357 snub but my Glock 23 and the M&P carry just as well. The M&P has a longer butt and if you really look hard, you can see the edge of the butt through the pants. The beauty of it is where it is located, most people don't want to get caught staring at that area... Even if they do see it, they can't tell what it is.



I know this sounds like a Smart Carry commercial but I feel when I find a product that really works well, they deserve some free advertising.



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Depends on weather and circumstances. I usually carry in a fanny pack going to/from work and on my lunch time walks cause I'd rather not be seen by my employers/coworkers putting on/taking off an IWB or Belt Holster. No use pushing they've never made a case of my having a gun in the car in the parking lot. Since most nights I'm last out of the building I like the fact if I'm working late I can bring the fanny pack in or even do a IWB after the rest of my coworkers are gone.



If I have a cover garment in cooler weather I'll wear IWB or on the Belt. I've found some nice fleece vests that work well with an IWB. Walking the dog at night I usually have on the Belt. I've even taken to carrying my Glock 19 with attached TLR-2 Laser/Light in a belt holster while dog walking since I don't have to worry too much about printing while walking - just have to make sure the cover garment doesn't ride up to expose the holster.



Sometimes in the winter I put my Glock 26 in a pocket holster and carry in the pocket of my parka.



I'll probably use my new M&P when I get for IDPA and USPSA competition so I probably won't be carrying it, though if I find I shoot well with it I may be looking at getting a compact for carry.



RP
 

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What about good old fashioned Pocket Carry? With a decent pocket holster and a light J frame or small auto, you can carry without worrying about exposing the gun. This avoids panicking the general public and reduces the chances of explaining yourself to the police.
 

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IWB very comfortably using a Milt Sparks Versa Max II.



I also have a couple of vests from Coronado Leather.
 
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