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#6122063 - 01/11/18 08:14 PM Concealed carry help
Tattoodlineman Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/17
Posts: 77
Loc: Central/Adirondacks NYS
Trapper friends with CC permit, need some help choosing a CC pistol for myself.
I do not have much experience with pistols, And I have only had my permit for a year. I only own one pistol and itís the only one I have ever fired in my life. (LC9s)

After a near death experience I had before I decided to get my permit, I would like a pistol to suit me for an up close encounter, should the need ever arise.
Iím a skinny redneck and donít wear baggy clothing.
Any recommendations?
Do you like to carry inside waistband, pocket, exc...?
Iím seeing a lot of different holsters for carrying concealed on the market but not sure which one would be best for me.

It would be nice to be able to try the (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) gun before I dump hundreds of $, but all the gunshops around me donít allow you to try the pistol before you purchase.
I am signed up for one on one self defense training classes with a retired police officer next month, so I would like to start practicing and be acclimated with my weapon somewhat, before my training.

Looking for advice

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Coyote- 34
Red fox- 2
Grey fox- 9
Fisher- 19
Bobcat- 1
Coon- 14
Crow- 2
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#6122071 - 01/11/18 08:19 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
jbyrd63 Online   content
trapper

Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 2027
Loc: Ky
I carry mine in the side cargo pocket. Have back problems and can't wear a belt holster. Taurus 380. Maybe not the best access but can get to it pretty easily

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#6122080 - 01/11/18 08:25 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
grumley701 Offline
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Registered: 12/01/11
Posts: 1061
Loc: North Dakota
The cloths you choose is as important or even more so than the holster you choose. Buy one size up in pants and shirts, winter time carry is easy with an inside pocket of your coat.

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#6122082 - 01/11/18 08:26 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
Osky Offline
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Registered: 12/09/13
Posts: 4866
Loc: Northern MN
Find a shop that does let you try the merchandise. Until you handle one, feel it, the fit to your hand, the style of action etc, you should not be dwelling on the holster.
Who cares how or where you carry it if it is not a tool you can naturally handle and use in a hurry.

Osky
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#6122087 - 01/11/18 08:29 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 24008
Loc: McGrath, AK
If you have an LC9s now, is that not to your liking for CC ?
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#6122089 - 01/11/18 08:30 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
Posco Offline
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Registered: 11/05/17
Posts: 488
Loc: Maine, Aroostook
I have a inside the waistband holster. Smith & Wesson Shield in .45 Auto. Very happy with it.

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#6122092 - 01/11/18 08:31 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
grumley701 Offline
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Registered: 12/01/11
Posts: 1061
Loc: North Dakota
The new LC9's with the new trigger are a nice shooting pistol.

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#6122103 - 01/11/18 08:37 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: white17]
Tattoodlineman Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/17
Posts: 77
Loc: Central/Adirondacks NYS
Originally Posted By: white17
If you have an LC9s now, is that not to your liking for CC ?


Not really sure. Judge just granted me my concealed so I havenít purchased any type of concealed holster for it yet.
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Coyote- 34
Red fox- 2
Grey fox- 9
Fisher- 19
Bobcat- 1
Coon- 14
Crow- 2
Turkey-1

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#6122107 - 01/11/18 08:41 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 24008
Loc: McGrath, AK
Oh so you are more in the market for a holster rather than a new gun. I understand now.
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#6122108 - 01/11/18 08:41 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Osky]
Tattoodlineman Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/17
Posts: 77
Loc: Central/Adirondacks NYS
Originally Posted By: Osky
Find a shop that does let you try the merchandise. Until you handle one, feel it, the fit to your hand, the style of action etc, you should not be dwelling on the holster.
Who cares how or where you carry it if it is not a tool you can naturally handle and use in a hurry.

Osky


I found a place an hour and half drive away that letís you test the gun, but they charge $75 cleaning fee.
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5 yr apprentice trapper totals
Coyote- 34
Red fox- 2
Grey fox- 9
Fisher- 19
Bobcat- 1
Coon- 14
Crow- 2
Turkey-1

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#6122109 - 01/11/18 08:42 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
wkimble1 Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/10/15
Posts: 251
Loc: West Virginia
I go between a glock 43 and a sig p938. Love them both. Iím not a huge guy eaither so I feel your pain about finding something thatís comfortable and doesnít print. Whatever you do choose, make sure youíre extremely proficient in drawing and shooting it. If the time comes, youíll only have a split second. Make sure youíre like a machine.


Edited by wkimble1 (01/11/18 08:42 PM)

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#6122118 - 01/11/18 08:46 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: white17]
Tattoodlineman Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/17
Posts: 77
Loc: Central/Adirondacks NYS
Originally Posted By: white17
Oh so you are more in the market for a holster rather than a new gun. I understand now.


Sorry if I confused. But yeah looking for recommendations for new gun, as well as what kind of concealed holster someone with CC experience would recommend for someone my build ( or lack of!)
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Criticism is the death gurgle of a non achiever

5 yr apprentice trapper totals
Coyote- 34
Red fox- 2
Grey fox- 9
Fisher- 19
Bobcat- 1
Coon- 14
Crow- 2
Turkey-1

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#6122128 - 01/11/18 08:54 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 24008
Loc: McGrath, AK
Well I use a Milt Sparks Versa Max 2. It is an IWB holster and the best I have used. I tried a few before finally finding one I like.

Your LC9s should be ok if you are comfortable with it and can shoot it. Does it fit your hand ? Do you understand how the gun operates ? Does it feel 'safe' when you handle it? Do you like or dislike the double action ?
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#6122133 - 01/11/18 08:57 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
Jim Frazier Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 529
Loc: Brown County Ohio
I carry a shield 9 iwb or owb under belt in a CYA holster. Really like the CYA holster. They are made in the USA by Veterans.


Edited by Jim Frazier (01/11/18 08:58 PM)
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#6122136 - 01/11/18 08:58 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
adam m Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 12956
Loc: nm
I'm skinny too I like my Sticky holster. Stickys are designed to carry your gun iwb or in pocket. I wear mine iwb as my shield 45 takes up my jean front pocket but fits perfectly in the back pocket.
The thing I'm starting to not like is the reholstering (especially in a hurry or drills) and after awhile you gotta clean the holster or the gun slips easily.

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#6122139 - 01/11/18 09:00 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
motorcop1 Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/29/12
Posts: 302
Loc: West Michigan
Performance Center Smith and Wesson Shield. In .40 or 9mm Great carry weapon. I carry mine OWB and my wife carries hers IWB (.40) Very accurate for a small frame
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#6122145 - 01/11/18 09:03 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
grumley701 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/01/11
Posts: 1061
Loc: North Dakota
One of my CC is also a S & W shield in .40, I shoot it well.

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#6122157 - 01/11/18 09:07 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
Trappercass Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/05/13
Posts: 106
Loc: Nebraska
I am a 1911 fan. So I go with either a sig p238, p938, or kimber ultra carry. I had a local guy use my pistols for the holster molds and carry them outside the waist high and tight. The ultra and the 238 are both small enough they practically conceal themselves.

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#6122159 - 01/11/18 09:11 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
CoonsBane Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/13/16
Posts: 137
Loc: PA
Kel-Tec P3A-T in a wallet holster. Rides in my back pocket. I call it my American Express, I don't leave home without it. In fact, I have carried it all day, every day for about 10 years.

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#6122163 - 01/11/18 09:13 PM Re: Concealed carry help [Re: Tattoodlineman]
Acoody Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/09/17
Posts: 361
Loc: AR
Love my Kahr PM45 with my white hat holster or summer time I use a Ace Case belly band holster being 5í7 and 145 pounds I can wear shorts and t-shirt


Edited by Acoody (01/11/18 09:14 PM)

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