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Old April 7th, 2017, 09:21 AM   #1
 
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IWB while driving

I am new to concealed carry and have been wondering about how comfortable it is while driving. I just got the Cloak Tuck 3.0 from Alien Gear and am just wearing it around the house until I'm completely comfortable with that. I must say it is very comfortable if any of you are considering it.

However, I do plan on wearing it when I am out once completely comfortable with it. So I have a couple of questions.

1. What's the best position for IWB carry when driving?

So far I find it to be most comfortable at about 3:30-3:45ish when walking around the house.

2. Since I have never used it while driving I have concerns about things moving or discharge when it shouldn't. Is this something likely to happen?

3. Is it safer to have a rig in the car and remove it from IWB while driving? At the same time, I would assume it's not very smart to be getting out of your car and holstering in public.

Thanks for any advice/comments.



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Old April 7th, 2017, 10:47 AM   #2
 
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For driving duty I've settled on a Remora for my LCR.
Like all the sticky holsters, there is some amount of free play - they don't lock onto a single position as a clip holster does. I carry mine IWB at 1-2 oclock, so when I hit the
driver's seat it's quick and easy to adjust to ride comfortably, and provides easy access if needed. The trigger is always fully covered so there's no chance of an ND.
When you get where you're going, just a quick jiggle is needed to restore the rig to
normal carry position - looks like I'm adjusting my jeans and no one is the wiser.
Never could get a clip holster to behave the way I wanted when driving IWB.
Just my 2-cents worth - doesn't work for everybody but it works well for me.
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I use this one with my M&P 40 Shield IWB at 4 o clock while driving.

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I use this one with my M&P 40 Shield IWB at 4 o clock while driving.

+1 single clip holster at 4:00 while driving and pretty much all the time. One other tip is to make sure you have plastic clips rather than steel. Steel clips have been known to wreak havoc on leather seats.

I used to keep pistol in center console while driving until I got pulled over for speeding and had to get my insurance card from same center console. (wasn't problem but uncomfortable situation)
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I don't IWB carry, at least not since I was a LEO. But the 3:00 position was always the most comfortable whether OC, OWB conceal, or IWB conceal. Most of what makes IWB carry uncomfortable is having the belt tight enough to keep the pants up. when sitting this is not a problem so much. Loosen the belt sitting, tighten it when getting up, or use suspenders.

I OC, with IWB, and I use suspenders. My carry is not an option for some depending on their inclination towards being seen with a gun, and the laws of their state.
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1. What's the best position for IWB carry when driving?

So far I find it to be most comfortable at about 3:30-3:45ish when walking around the house.

This is going to be dictated by the user. IWB carry is good for concealment but generally bad for comfort. When seated, most strong side carry modes are a compromise but the reality is; access to the weapon when seated may not be a prominent factor


2. Since I have never used it while driving I have concerns about things moving or discharge when it shouldn't. Is this something likely to happen?

An AD [accidental discharge] is very unlikely with any quality rig. An IWB holster covers the trigger and an AD is just not in the cards unless you do something really stupid. The entire rig might move a little but the trigger will not be depressed unless it is intentionally depressed.

3. Is it safer to have a rig in the car and remove it from IWB while driving? At the same time, I would assume it's not very smart to be getting out of your car and holstering in public.

This is VERY simple - the gun goes with YOU ! The gun should be carried in the same place all of the time. In an emergency the gun needs to be in the same place all of the time. Would you want a parachute that had the release on the right side of your chest on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays but on the left side on Tuesdays when it was raining, on the right hip on every third Friday and on the left hip on every even numbered day that wasn't a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday on non leap years........ ????
Get real people, the gun needs to stay with the person and needs to be in the same place all of the time, every time. END OF LECTURE .
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If you have good mobility I know several police who drive using an ankle holster.
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