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Dronac 01-25-2011 12:27 PM

Hows the wait these days for getting your CCW processed? I got mine in 2009 and had to make my appointment with the sheriff 6 months out, and then wait 90 days for it to process.

I carry a G26 myself, though not often. I almost always have to run by campus when I am out, which is obviously off limits for CCW.

VLT 01-26-2011 07:43 PM

Driving through NC with a Concealed Weapon
 
I have my permit and live in Columbia SC. Each state has their own rules as how to carry it when driving. What are the rules for NC?

VLT 01-26-2011 07:45 PM

Holster question
 
I have purchased several holsters and can't seem to find one that is comfortable on my body. I wear shorts and tshirts a lot. The holster seems to get in my way no matter where I put it. This last time, I bought a holster that goes around your upper waste under the shirt, but when wearing a tshirt, one can tell something is in there and it's not very comfortable. Plus, I can see me having to lift my shirt to get the gun out. Any ideas?

spittinfire 01-27-2011 04:40 AM

VLT, what holsters have you tried and what are you trying to carry?

Gotlime 01-28-2011 08:00 AM

What's your body type? What weapon are you trying to carry?

I am 6' and 230#. I carry a SIG P239 in a "MIke's Concealment", leather, outside the waistband holster. I can wear it all day with no problem. If you insist on only wearing a t-shirt then you limit yourself and increase the chance you"ll "print" or show the gun through your shirt. In theI wear a t-shirt, tucked in, the OWB holster then a button up shirt over the t-shirt. It's easier in the winter time for sure with sweatshirts, sweaters, vests, jackets, etc.

Do a google search for Mike's. They are located in NC and I found/met them at a guun show in NC. I have several holsters from them. They are inexpensive, simple, well made and just plain work.

Gotlime 01-28-2011 08:02 AM

Also, wearing a gun takes some getting used to both mentally and physically. People arent going to examine you as much as you will examine yourself in the mirror. They probably don't notice what color shirt you're wearing, much less if that bulge on your side is a phone, insulin pump, gun etc. Relax. If I see someone tug at their shirt, I'm pretty sure they're carrying. You'll start to be more attentive and notice more bulges in people's shirts. It's fun to try to find them.

VLT 01-29-2011 05:46 AM

Spittin Fire & Gotlime:

I carry a .38 revolver. I have a holster that clips onto my pants, but it tends to want to rise/come loose and I don't feel comfortable with it. I've tried wearing it inside my pant waist, but it gets in my way when I set down. I recently bought one where it velcros around the upper waist , but looks buldgy standing (like I have something sticking out of my stomach). I don't wear pants with beltloops so those kind are out for me.

spittinfire 01-29-2011 06:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VLT (Post 76669)
Spittin Fire & Gotlime:

I carry a .38 revolver. I have a holster that clips onto my pants, but it tends to want to rise/come loose and I don't feel comfortable with it. I've tried wearing it inside my pant waist, but it gets in my way when I set down. I recently bought one where it velcros around the upper waist , but looks buldgy standing (like I have something sticking out of my stomach). I don't wear pants with beltloops so those kind are out for me.

Take a look at crossbreed supertuck. I carry a 1911 in one and can do so comfortably all day no matter what I'm doing. I've driven for 8 hours, split wood, played with the dog, taken a nap, you name it and the weapon doesn't move. Best thing about the super tuck is that I can still tuck in my shirt so if I want to go to church or a wedding I can still carry without changing anything.

Also invest in a good renforced belt. A good belt makes a WORLD of difference in keeping control over the weapon while it's holstered.

neophyte 01-29-2011 05:42 PM

Lady's different options
 
VLT: Ma'am, ladys/gal have unique needs with conceal carry. Applications are hindered with ''pants without belt loops'':)

Generally; fanny pack; or for me a man bag. I have found some interesting body wrap thing'ee; that sucked big time: hahaha

On a gal; yuk o; hahaha.

Their is one; that a young lady has demonstrated, I call it a ''marsupial'' type.
It fits below the belly button; keeping everything ''firearm, keys, small purse thing, additional magazine.

description; young lady, small framed, 5'2''? shapely, with blue jeans.
She is practiced with the unit, She sat for me, squat down, bent over, turned sideways, and I ask to see it from the back :) lolol

Her Dad, came; Average sized medium framed, with blue jeans, he did the same demonstration, with back side exception. lolol

Deep Concealment Face Off: SmartCarry vs. Thunderwear

The folks come to Columbia Gun show, at the ?fair grounds''

at the stadium.

Research these; another

another; I spent time with this past weekend;

Ghost Belt; made with high quality spandex material

Ghostbelt.com


My choice? in time either the Smart Carry; or Thunderwear type;

follow up; ask questions, and we can try and find answers with practical experiences.

Thanks for your question

VLT 01-30-2011 08:33 AM

spittinfire/neophyte:

spittinfire...do you wear the ITB or OTB type? I just took a look at them and think that might work for me. I see that also have a mini one, but my gun isn't listed for that one.

neophyte: Thank you for your recommendations too.

Vicky

spittinfire 01-30-2011 11:12 AM

The supertuck is an IWB holster. It really is the most comfortable IWB holster I've tried and the most concealable. I can make my 1911 disappear in shorts and a t shirt. Not to mention it has a lifetime warranty to go with it. They really are great people to deal with.
I have a blackhawk holster I wear on my belt for when I'm out in the yard or at the range but for concealled carry, IWB I always go back to the supertuck.

neophyte 01-30-2011 05:57 PM

Conceal Carry Holsters
 
VLT; Ma'am, try this site for a visual,

IWB

For Blackhawk:

Holsters | Gun Holsters for Glock, Beretta, & Ruger | SERPA Holsters - BLACKHAWK!

Another; ''Murph" designed and builds some fine working holsters.
Many of the local gun shows, his products are available. Looking at the CrossBreed; his are very similar; and similar to my Glock, SW-638; Ruger GP100; these are my carry type

VLT 01-31-2011 09:39 AM

I contacted the makers of the supertuck and asked if I could go with the minituck with my .38 and they said no. They also stated that their holsters are made to wear with belts, which I don't wear. :(

neophyte 01-31-2011 12:11 PM

VLT: Ma'am; I understood that from your original posting. your situation isn't odd; many women have the same type issuse. {never am I condecending}

The more this thread developes; the more other can become aware. With additional thoughts; suggestions

I introduced the Thunderwear; and Smart Carry. These seem workable, in many ways

you tube:)


follow up; and we can continue thinking:) lolol; with :)'s



spittinfire 02-01-2011 06:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VLT (Post 77271)
I contacted the makers of the supertuck and asked if I could go with the minituck with my .38 and they said no. They also stated that their holsters are made to wear with belts, which I don't wear. :(

Not wearing a belt is a big issue when trying to carry. There are some options out there like what neophyte mentioned but IMO, they don't work as well as a holster that is attached to a solid gun belt. The reason for that opinion is that a holster attached to a belt simply offers better control of the weapon. It holds it in the same place which allows for fast draw as well as ease of reholstering. The soft holsters with elastic do not lend themselves at all to reholstering(I don't want to have to take my pants down to reholster my weapon).
The best advice I can give you is try a few. Yes, you spend a little money but it's really the only way to find out what works best for you and very few people prefer the same carry rig, worn in the exact same way.


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