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What is the best carry method?

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  • What is the best carry method?

    • Appendix, as long as you don't have a huge gut blocking your draw. Fastest draw!

      Votes: 6 17.1%
    • Hip/Strongside, just like the cowboys did it!

      Votes: 7 20.0%
    • 4 O'clock, best concealment!

      Votes: 12 34.3%
    • Pocket carry. I'm not an aristocrat.

      Votes: 3 8.6%
    • Ankle carry, this is the only way I can conceal my gun at the illegal gambling dens.

      Votes: 1 2.9%
    • Shoulder harness, where my Saturday Night Special resides.

      Votes: 0 0.0%
    • In my purse next to my tampons.

      Votes: 6 17.1%

    • Total voters


    Fux with the best, Die like the rest
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    Oct 17, 2012
    Temple TX
    The one that you will actually leave the house with. I carry a lot more often now that I found a gun that fits my body and can carry for hours and forget it's there. 4 o clock for me. Sometimes pocket a bodyguard 380 in a sticky holster
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    Retiretgtshit stirrer
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    Dec 15, 2019
    Lost in East Texas


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    Aug 10, 2022
    As with most questions, the answer is... it depends.

    When I'm working I'm driving and getting in & out of the car a lot. Appendix carry seems to work best for me then. I used a Philster AIWB for the last year or so. But that got too uncomfortable so I switched to my SmartCarry belly pouch. I'm going to get a Philster Enigma carry system in the very near future.

    When I'm in the field I may use a hip holster, depending on which gun I'm carrying. Or I may use my Blackhawk chest rig (which also works with my suppressed .22). Or I may use my 5.11 vest with a built-in concealed holster (my favorite for hiking).

    For deep concealment it's a SmartCarry belly pouch with my Ruger LCP. Mostly use that for weddings and funerals with my suit.

    During the winter when I'm wearing a heavy outer jacket, along with my regular carry rig I tuck a J-frame into my coat pocket, with or without a pocket holster, depending on the jacket and how big its pocket is. It's much quicker than digging under my coat to get my regular carry gun. And with a heavy coat I can carry my Glock 20 with a mounted light in a BladeTech OWB hip holster instead of my G27.


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    Jun 11, 2022
    El Paso
    I’ll second the vote that the best method is the method you will actually carry.

    Trigger discipline > carry method.

    Quality holster > carry method.

    Consistent training > carry method.

    Glocks don’t “just go off”.

    With that said, Appendix Carry has tremendous advantages, works well with my body shape, is easily hidden with my style of dress on or off duty, and has served me well for 10+ years.

    Haven’t shot myself yet , but have read about plenty of people shooting themselves or negligently discharging with a variety of carry methods.
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