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My question is, does a concealed firearm have to be in a holster?

I know that the most secure carry is in a holster but is it required by law?

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No, you can put it in your pocket, purse. 8)
 

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So if i just stick it IWB then I would be ok? My CFP permit came but I am stuck in ND. I have the permit on its way but I will not get another holster until I get back.
 

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scuba_steve said:
So if i just stick it IWB then I would be ok?
Legally, yes. It's not very comfortable and I'd be very careful if you keep it there locked and loaded. But remember, even though ND recognizes the Utah permit, all of ND's laws apply to you. But unless they have some law requiring a holster, then you should be good to go.
 

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As stated earlier, make sure you know the ND laws and be careful not to have a ND in your pants.

FYI: For any who are confused, he first ND was North Dakota, the second ND is negligent discharge. :lolbang:
 

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Too bad there isn't a Tandy Leather store in ND, it would be easy to make your own improvised holster with some basic Boy Scout leather cutting and stitching skills..
 

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As stated earlier, make sure you know the ND laws and be careful not to have a ND in your pants.

FYI: For any who are confused, he first ND was North Dakota, the second ND is negligent discharge. :lolbang:
:ROFL: :lolbang: I've read some funny things on here but that was the first time I laughed out loud. Good one Dave! :ROFL: :lolbang:
 

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Tucking a gun in your belt, without a holster, is also known as Mexican Carry. I don't know the details of the origin of the term, but that's the term I've read in multiple places.

I don't consider it to be a safe form of carry -- nor a comfortable one.
The gun is not held very securely, so it could shift or drop out. The trigger is not protected, so you're risking a negligent discharge in proximity to sensitive parts of your body.

It's not against the law in Utah. I don't know about North Dakota. I'd still recommend against it.
If you can find a sporting goods store, you can possibly find a very cheap Uncle Mike's holster for about $10 to tide you over.
 

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GeneticsDave said:
As stated earlier, make sure you know the ND laws and be careful not to have a ND in your pants.

FYI: For any who are confused, he first ND was North Dakota, the second ND is negligent discharge. :lolbang:
:lolbang: :ROFL: :lol3: Nice!!!

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Tucking a gun in your belt, without a holster, is also known as Mexican Carry. I don't know the details of the origin of the term, but that's the term I've read in multiple places.
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m ... i_n8591504

There you go.
 

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Jeff Johnson said:
It's not against the law in Utah. I don't know about North Dakota. I'd still recommend against it. If you can find a sporting goods store, you can possibly find a very cheap Uncle Mike's holster for about $10 to tide you over.
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The term concealed has everything to do with visibility and nothing to do with security.

The holster can be,but not necessarily is, about both.

to answer your question.....NO.

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Thanks for your info. guys, I just want to have option of carrying on the way home until I can get back to Utah to get a good holster. I will check at Wal-Mart, but I do not plan on having one in the chamber while carrying this way. I am not crazy.
Dave, ND...... :ROFL: But that is funny :shock:
 

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I just want to make sure you return to Utah a whole man. :emt: If that costs $7 for a cheapo holster, heck, I'll send you a check.
 

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It always shocks me to see a $1200 guns in a $7 holster. I guess they must have only had $1207 :crown:
 

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Well, I'll tell ya, I'd much rather have an amazing gun in a crappy holster than a crappy gun in an amazing holster :lol2:

I don't really understand why the OP doesn't have a holster or why he can't get what he wants wherever he is (North Dakota - they have guns and gun stores there right?), but regardless, having a reliable sidearm in a dependable holster is very important.
 

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Well, I'll tell ya, I'd much rather have an amazing gun in a crappy holster than a crappy gun in an amazing holster
:agree:
Those uncle mike holster have what I like to call a "Death strap" for retention. Any retention item that you can’t undo While gripping the pistol is a BIG NO NO for a quick draw.
 

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When selling a firearm, I always recommend that the purchase include a good holster. If they can't find one that they like in the shop (which is rarely the case), then I strongly recommend that they check out the other local gun shops as well as online. Most folks like the Blackhawk "Serpa" type holster or Galco Leather holsters. I use a Blackhawk Serpa holster for work, and have a few others from Fobus, Galco, Safariland and Bianchi. As for "Uncle Mike's", they're not on my "preferred" list of holsters, though I'd rather have a holster from Uncle Mike rather than nothing at all. :wink:

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