Lokidude wrote:What about cargo shorts and a pocket holster? Nobody checks pockets on a whim...
Ah yes. Cargo shorts. There are some great cargo shorts out there and I own several pair that I wear all summer long. They take a belt which I am able to loosen off a rung when not carrying a holster affixed to the belt per se. I carry with said cargo shorts using my Smartcarry as well as using a simple (VERY simple) pocket holster. I find my Glock 30 a bit much for the pocket and tend to go with either a Glock 26 in 9 mm and WITHOUT one in the chamber and a pocket holster or not OR I use an HK P7M8 which is a squeeze cocker and takes getting used to for accuracy (and figuring out a way to get a laser on the thing). However, IMHO, the P7PSP or P7M8 are SUPER SUPER safe carries with or without a pocket holster. A ND or AD is virtually impossible even with one in the chamber. I DO INDEED use a pocket holster when I need to in order to keep the lint out of the works and to keep the gun from printing.
A further advantage to cargo shorts or cargo pants (period) is that when seated in your car, access to your handgun is not going to be a great issue. Pop the cargo pocket and you are on the money immediately. Lovin' it. Don't know why I didn't think of this as I've been wearing cargo shorts all summer long. Guess cuz I've not been able to get stateside all summer due to health issue up here and concealed carry is not permitted in Canada except for the odd LEO and the privileged.
Cargo pants. YAY!
(Just one thing.... this is not to be misconstrued as "deep concealed carry" as the gun is right in your pocket. The Smarcarry, on the other hand, I would most definitely consider to be deep concealment. FWIW)
And as far as .45ACP is concerned? I have had on my mind for some time taking my cargo shorts and pants and reinforcing the right hand cargo pocket and regular pocket to permit carrying concealed there. The advantage of the regular pocket, of course, is that you can walk a dark street with your hand on your handgun; the disadvantage is that drawing from a seated position is not quite as simple as the cargo pocket(s). I think I'd have to get used to carrying anything heavier, like my G30, in any event. Eventually I'd be walking in circles.
Great suggestion.... don't know why it did not come to mind immediately.