EDC, rethinking options

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  1. Rat

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    I might not fully comprehend, but is there no way you can carry on your persons where the firearm is not exposed to everything? Pocket holster? Keeping it in a pouch instead of a open holster etc.

    (if there is any concern it wont work if its exposed to what ever or you might forget to keep it cleaned and it will build up etc etc)
     
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    Carrying on your person is usually the best option in terms of maintaining control of your weapon.

    There are many options available from total concealment to open carry. There’s are covered/sealed holsters that do not look like holsters from the traditional viewpoint.

    It’s all up to the preference of the user/carrier.
     
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    Of course there is. The trade off is that the more concealed it is, the more difficult it will be to access.

    On the other hand, if you're worried that exposure to the elements while carrying will stop the gun from functioning, you should stop buy junk guns.
     
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    A Glock 19 or Glock 26, Gen 3, would be your best bet for those conditions.

    You should consider your carry options for holsters in the Guns you have now.

    What holsters do you use?

    The Hipoint is too bulky. The price makes it expendable, though.

    Other smaller guns that fit in a pocket include the Sig P380, Sig P938, and the Sig P365. I personally carry a P365 with a Kimber K6S and a North American Arms 22 Magnum. If there is a lot of bending and climbing the Appendix carry can be cumbersome and limiting, though.

    Other options are the Smith and Wesson 2.0 compact which rivals the Glock 19, a Springfield XDS in 45 or 9 mm, a S&W Shield in 9 mm, Ruger SR9C, S&W 640 in 357 or a S&W 442 in 38+P.




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    I can't buy a new pistol, it's out of the question. I am carrying my glock 20, with an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck IWB. I carry appendix, or FOTB, ( front of the breeches). It jabs my gut, but it mostly stays hidden. Suppose that's better than sticking out. I have to cleam the mag and mag well on the weekend. My R-51 can't handle as much grit, so it's only for non- work applications.
     
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    As it is, I carry inside my waistband under my shirt. That's bout as good as it gets. Suppose I could stash it in my underwear, but I may not want to draw it without laytex gloves.
     
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    Maybe change your ginch more often then :)
     
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    Have you tried carrying IWB in the 4-5 o’clock position? To me it’s way more comfortable
     
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    I'm trying it right now.
     
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    What kind of work are you doing specifically? Are you having to stoop, climb ladders, reach into small enclosed spaces? Dealing with extra equipment like a tool belt? Depending on what your are doing and where your center of gravity is. You might want to reconsider carrying at your waist level.
     
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    It's further up in the thread. I install carpet, lots of stooping, a small tool pouch. Crawling around floors. Ankle holsters, don't trust them. And they don't work for normal sized ( non tiny) piztols. Chest holsters and shoulder rigs, they are expensive for anything decient.
     
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    Ah...got it. Carpet installation. Yeah, lots of kneeling, crawling, heavy lift. Shoulder & chest holsters would just get in the way. You get hot & sweaty and you really don’t want that much heat trapping gear on you. I’d hate to suggest it but what about some type of drop holster that secured to your thigh? Have it customized to match your tool pouch? A G20 ain’t exactly a “easy” carry piece.
     
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    How did you like it in the 4-5 o'clock position?
     
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    It's different, but not uncomfortable. The handle profiles more around work, but that's not a big deal. Doesn't jab the gut, a big plus. While working, my shirt rides up and the grip sticks out a bit. Doesn't happen outside of work. I can't tell when it's showing.
    I'm not fully impressed, and currently undecided.
     
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    Update to that, draw isn't as smooth. I got bored this morning and practiced clearing leather. Apendix is a breeze in and out, at 5 o-clock I had trouble clearing, requiring several yanks to get it clear. I would have to play with different cants. My holster currently holds my pistol at 90 degrees from my belt line.
     
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    I carry a Glock 43 in a cross breed IWB with a slight forward cant in the 4 o’clock position(Pictured below)

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    I can draw it pretty smooth....3 o’clock is much faster but the 4 o’clock allows me to conceal my draw better so the speed isn’t as much of a problem.

    I also will carry often times IWB without a holster and the guns stays in the 4 o’clock position when wearing a nice tight belt.

    I worked for years carrying a Glock 23 IWB without a holster in the 3-4 o’clock position without any problems. So drawing from that position is very natural for me.
     
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    I could get used to it with practice.
     

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