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  • Mouse Gun Auto (.22 to.32) in pocket holster

    36 4.30%
  • Mouse Gun Revolver (.22 to .32) in pocket holster

    7 0.84%
  • Light caliber (.380, .38 and 9mm) in pocket

    148 17.66%
  • Light caliber (.380, .38 and 9mm) on belt

    159 18.97%
  • Light caliber (.380, .38 and 9mm) IWB (includes pager pal)

    234 27.92%
  • Heavier caliber (.357, .40, .45, etc.) in pocket

    32 3.82%
  • Heavier caliber (.357, .40, .45, etc.) on belt

    168 20.05%
  • Heavier caliber (.357, .40, .45, etc.) in IWB (includes pager pal)

    225 26.85%
  • Fanny Pack (nerd pouch....)

    29 3.46%
  • Off the Body (Organizer, briefcase, purse, etc.)

    25 2.98%
  • Shoulder Holster

    49 5.85%
  • Something Else Altogether (If so, let us know what and how)

    34 4.06%
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  1. #26
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    Around the house, and when the outfit won't permit carry of my larger guns, I carry a P3AT in my front pocket...actually had to draw it recently when some guy walked into my house!!

    I prefer to carry my HK USPc 9mm or XD-9sc IWB in a Crossbreed Super Tuck. I can even get away carrying my Beretta 96 in the same holster- it's great!

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    I don't understand the classifications in the poll. .38 is classified as a light caliber while .357 is classified as a heavy caliber. Plus, my 9mm carry ammo has 127gr bullets while my .357 carry ammo is typically 125gr, but I normally carry 110gr .38sp ammo in my snubby.

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    I carry IWB w/o a holster. My Kimber fits great in shorts or jeans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vom Kriege View Post
    I don't understand the classifications in the poll. .38 is classified as a light caliber while .357 is classified as a heavy caliber. Plus, my 9mm carry ammo has 127gr bullets while my .357 carry ammo is typically 125gr, but I normally carry 110gr .38sp ammo in my snubby.
    Sorry for the confusion. When I ranked them, I really put them in terms of what I think are harder hitting, as opposed to bullet weight. I should have used different nomenclature. In my own little warped mind, I put the 9mm, .380, and .38 in about the same category , with the "mouseguns" in the .22 to .32 range.

    In the heavier-hitting calibers I put the .40, .357, .357 sig and .45 in roughly the same categories. I think most would agree those are recognized as a bit more powerful than a .380, .38 and 9mm, which in turn are recognized as a bit more powerful than a .32, etc.

    Again, this is the way I rank them in my mind, as opposed to anything an expert might have to say about them. Again, sorry for the confusion, but it made for easier grouping in the poll questions. At least to me.....

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    I also notice that ankle holsters are not a very popular option, though I found one that seems to work better than any others I've come across. It's the Galco Cop ankle band.

    Anybody else tried one? Impressions?

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    Like the Texas guys said.............summer seems to be all the time with maybe the exception of from Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day if we're lucky! I prefer to carry my Colt .45 Defender IWB and my P7 on the belt or IWB when it's too warm for my Colt Commander OWB (covered by jacket, etc.). I like to carry the biggest caliber gun that will work for the season.

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    Exclamation

    I live 12 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama..it gets a little hot here too..so small rust resistant firearms are my preference

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    carry

    i mostly carry iwb xd service 40 cal. if i were on private land i would carry owb my holster is reversible.

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    No handgun, no holster yet.

    I keep thinking about it though, especially since I am in the southern half of Florida by the Gulf coast. Humidity is year-round ('cept for those brief periods right after a hurricane comes through), and like in Texas there is really only a brief period of time where cold-weather-wear is realistic. Worse yet is I have a slim build, so my clothing is even more limited.

    The only place I really wear long anything is at work (slacks and short-sleeve button-up shirt), so ankle is an option, as is any dark gun with a dark IWB holster (since I wait tables, I can easily hide it behind the apron if it's too noticable at my hip. When I'm not working, I'll probably be carrying IWB and not caring overmuch how "concealed" "concealed" is; so long as it suits the law, it's fine by me, since the more "concealed" a weapon is the a) less it deters crime, and b) less easy it is to draw.

    I'll have to call the local LEOs' office to see if open-carry is an option in Florida, since I can't seem to find any yay-or-nay laws to clarify.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BAC View Post
    No handgun, no holster yet.

    I keep thinking about it though, especially since I am in the southern half of Florida by the Gulf coast. Humidity is year-round ('cept for those brief periods right after a hurricane comes through), and like in Texas there is really only a brief period of time where cold-weather-wear is realistic. Worse yet is I have a slim build, so my clothing is even more limited.

    The only place I really wear long anything is at work (slacks and short-sleeve button-up shirt), so ankle is an option, as is any dark gun with a dark IWB holster (since I wait tables, I can easily hide it behind the apron if it's too noticable at my hip. When I'm not working, I'll probably be carrying IWB and not caring overmuch how "concealed" "concealed" is; so long as it suits the law, it's fine by me, since the more "concealed" a weapon is the a) less it deters crime, and b) less easy it is to draw.

    I'll have to call the local LEOs' office to see if open-carry is an option in Florida, since I can't seem to find any yay-or-nay laws to clarify.


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    If thats what you are truly wanting to do then look more into a small games lic. Not sure if that works in florida but here to open carry all you need is a small game permite. Hope this helps

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    1911

    I have carried a 1911 on and off for the last 20 years. I try other guns now and then but I allways come back to a 4 - 41/4" 1911.
    Right now I am carrying a Colt Combat Commander with a hard Chrome finish (I will rust a gun F-A-S-T). I wear Galco Gunleather exclusivly. I prefer a USA in the spleen carry but sometimes go to the hip(Royal Guard) or shoulder (Miami Classic).
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    BAC. One musician that I work with carries a Kel-Tec P-3AT in a "pocket wallet" in his right rear pocket. He has "something else" (I don't know what) "in the truck". He plays Bass, so he stands while working. He disguises it with a piece of paper sticking above it, so that it looks like an over-stuffed wallet.
    We work mostly in Pinellas, and Manatee Counties.

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    Huh. Honestly, I keep forgetting the tiny pocket guns.

    No open-carry policy in Florida, too, I've found. Which is alright, makes the missus less anxious (she doesn't care much for guns, trying to help her get over that but we're on vastly different schedules).

    I suppose I'll default to IWB carrying, but ankle seems to hold interest for me also. How secure are ankle holsters?


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    BAC I forgot to mention. In Florida, a C.W.P. is not valid in any establishment that serves alcoholic beverages. I think that includes employees. I know of one bartender who carries in her boot. When I asked her if that was legal, she said.....well I won't print what she said. But, you should check into it. Of course if you don't serve booze, it's a moot point.
    Also, as long as I'm here, a "belly band" is another option that wasn't mentioned. And consider Middle Of Back. It might keep someones coke out of your gun.

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    I've heard that too, actually, so it's funny you mention that.

    I was speaking to one of the restaurant's bartenders recently and she mentioned the same thing. I believe it must the the establishment's owner's gun, and on his or her person. The woman I spoke with also said this was a national thing, too, but I'm not sure where to find a law to verify it (becoming less and less internet savvy, it seems).


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    Thumbs up

    I always carry my Kel-Tec P32 in my weak side pocket and whenever I can, my FiveseveN on my strong side hip.

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    Depending on the clothing/activity:
    Kel-Tec .32 (gym, running, dress slacks with tucked-in shirt)
    S&W 342 .38 (IWB with shorts/T-shirt, pocket with 5.11 shorts or pants)
    various 1911 .45s (IWB with sport coat, or Hawaiian shirt)
    Kel-Tec .40 in briefcase w/hidden compartment, for work/meetings
    P13 .45 in center console of car
    Last edited by milquetoast; 06-11-2007 at 10:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummin man 627 View Post
    BAC. One musician that I work with carries a Kel-Tec P-3AT in a "pocket wallet" in his right rear pocket.
    Gun wallets are illigal to use. PerBATF your not allowed to stor/carry your gun in something that will allow it to function without taking it out. That is a very general description of the law.
    It was intended to keeppeople from using those briefcase holsters that fired the gun from the inside of the case. It was a toy used for MAC and Uzi autos.
    There must have been a rash of shootings to cause the ruling. It was probably similar to the huge number of drive by bayonettings the Clintons stopped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Padawan View Post
    Gun wallets are illigal to use. PerBATF your not allowed to stor/carry your gun in something that will allow it to function without taking it out. That is a very general description of the law.
    It was intended to keeppeople from using those briefcase holsters that fired the gun from the inside of the case. It was a toy used for MAC and Uzi autos.
    There must have been a rash of shootings to cause the ruling. It was probably similar to the huge number of drive by bayonettings the Clintons stopped.
    I thought he was talking about a holster like this one.

    http://www.pocketholsters.com/Kel-Te...t_holster.html

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    I carry a Kimber Pro Carry 2 in 45 ACP in a kickpatrick Texas Strong side holster with a 2 mag carrier.

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    I voted heavy caliber (.45ACP) IWB.
    My everyday carry is a Colt CCO in a Milt Sparks Versa MaxII.
    On occasion, I will carry a Kahr PM9 in a Galco pocket holster if a tucked in shirt and ties is required dress.

    On a road trip, I carry an STI Tactical in a cross draw holster. With a 140mm magazine, that gives me 19+1 rounds of 147.gr TAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    I thought he was talking about a holster like this one.
    OK, Thats a pocket holster. I was refering to a "wallet Holster" You take the gun out of the pocket holster, you actually remove holster and gun with a wallet holster.
    http://www.rirwin.com/images/handgu11.jpg
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    Old Padawan. I must admit that I didn't acually see what he was talking about. He mearly opened his pocket for me to see, but he didn't remove it from his pocket for an inspection. Maybe he just used the wrong term.
    He did use the word "wallet".

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    Depends on circumstances, but usually in a fanny pack. Laugh all you want...I carry some large guns in there, as well as usually a smaller BUG in my offside pocket, again, if the circumstances dictate.
    I DON'T ever carry a black leather fanny pack, but a brown nylon "tourist" type thing for my really large guns (5" Model 29 .44 mag, full size 1911, HiPower's, lately a 59 series S&W 15 shot with spare mag).

    I also have several other packs with Adidas,etc. "sporty" logos that serve for smaller guns (2 1/2" Model 19, Chief Special)
    I have been "made" twice in over 10 years of carry in the pouch.
    Sometimes carry the Chief Special in a Milt Sparks IWB, sometimes in a pocket.

    I never carry a small gun only...smallest is a .38 special...and always with at least one reload.
    ( I'm kind of on the edge of going with more autos and selling some of my old Smith revolvers. I feel like I'm moving into the Twentieth Century after it's already over.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummin man 627 View Post
    BAC. One musician that I work with carries a Kel-Tec P-3AT in a "pocket wallet" in his right rear pocket. He has "something else" (I don't know what) "in the truck". He plays Bass, so he stands while working. He disguises it with a piece of paper sticking above it, so that it looks like an over-stuffed wallet.
    We work mostly in Pinellas, and Manatee Counties.
    Bassist with an overstuffed wallet. That's an obvious ruse. J/K. I carry IWB a Kimber Ultra Compact Stainless or a Taurus .357 J frame rip off. I had a guitar player buddy in Atlanta that used to keep a .38 stuck to the magnet in the back of a Fender amp. It had a slat of wood that covered it nicely.
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