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Old March 18th, 2017, 04:50 PM   #136
 
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I went the other way, I got tired of over price leather belts and holsters just so that my pants would not end up falling off trying to tote my heavy SS Ruger SR40C. I now EDC my Walther PPS M2 in an OWB holster!



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Old March 18th, 2017, 07:38 PM   #137
 
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During the warmer months I constantly wear shorts, T-shirt and a button down shirt over that unbuttoned. On the off side I wear a mag pouch for the extra ammunition.

Everything is topped off with a well worn baseball cap.

Very comfortable and cool.
Same idea for summer wear, only I have a GP100 3" at 4 o'clock and speedloader pouch at 8 o'clock. Bahama shirts are becoming popular again so lots of options. Bought two more shirts today for summer.

Football jerseys also conceal well.

A smaller handgun would be easier to conceal, but don't want to compromise my effectiveness.
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Jeans, undershirt, untucked outer shirt, summer and winter.
I only wear shorts when swimming.

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Jeans, undershirt, untucked outer shirt, summer and winter.
I only wear shorts when swimming.

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And are you carrying a larger or smaller firearm?
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And are you carrying a larger or smaller firearm?
Full-size Beretta PX4 9mm or Ruger SP101 .357mag




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Jeans and flannels hide a Ruger American 45 full size rather well. I never wear shorts. It would be a public safety issue if I did. :/
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Its not a trend. Its those who have taken the time to learn how to run the gun soon discover the micro is harder to handle than what the marketing add said it would be.

Those who go get the "bodyguard" type guns, nice name huh, discover crappy triggers and big recoil that in larger sized firearm is far more manageable and your groups improve. The wife and I do spend a fair amount of time watching new shooters buy a crappy carry gun only to return it weeks later for something that works as it should. Then they learn how to carry it by trial and error, don't we all have a few holsters that didn't really work like the add said ? I know I do.

Still have a few micro guns but after the Mrs dragged almost all the small ones home the few we have kept like the P938 and Colt gov .380 and the Makarov Russian made or a S&W Pro shop 60 all run.

I carry around how I am dressed and only carry something that runs.
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I carry a full size 1911 at times, and sometimes a Tristar P120 (42 oz 20 round) I would rather have more than I need. I used to carry a SR40. I carry at work every day.
For those that think a SR compact is too heavy I don't know what to tell ya.
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Depends where I am going, most of the time I carry a LCR but I have a 4" .357 full size that i carry sometimes or a full size Beretta PX4, never feel out gunned.
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I went the other way, I got tired of over price leather belts and holsters just so that my pants would not end up falling off trying to tote my heavy SS Ruger SR40C. I now EDC my Walther PPS M2 in an OWB holster!


You think an SR40c is heavy? I carry mine quite often, and don't think it's heavy at all. Only thing that bothers me at times is that it's double stack, so a little uncomfortable driving. But with an alien gear ct3, it's easy to carry.


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Yes i do! to be hanging on my belt

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I carry a P345 with extra mag in an owb holster at 4 o'clock covered by an unbuttoned overshirt. I'm so used to it I don't even feel it. An important thing about carrying is to have a good strong belt, one that cannot support the weight of your firearm and sags is nothing but trouble plus the factor of the play in it when unholstered.
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I carry a P345 with extra mag in an owb holster at 4 o'clock covered by an unbuttoned overshirt. I'm so used to it I don't even feel it. An important thing about carrying is to have a good strong belt, one that cannot support the weight of your firearm and sags is nothing but trouble plus the factor of the play in it when unholstered.
I purchased a holster and two 11 oz belts from Gary C's Leather on ebay. The holster is very sturdy and high quality, the belts were not so good and would sag in time holding my SP101 or SR40C. What belt would you recommend ?
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I got mine from Texas Gunslingers out of Arlington,Tx. Black 2 ply heavy duty belt. They are on eBay as well. Sturdy, comfortable, perfect belt. Highly recommend.


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I got mine from Texas Gunslingers out of Arlington,Tx. Black 2 ply heavy duty belt. They are on eBay as well. Sturdy, comfortable, perfect belt. Highly recommend.


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Thanks! I shall give them a look see
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