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Smart carry/thunderwear?
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Of those that have used them I d like your opinion the only down side to my current carry method (4 o'clock) is it is aggravating my bad back. :crying: It Looking to get my hips straight again and want some opinions if it works well I like the universality of it.

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and what do you carry?
 

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Something about reaching down the front of your pants when attacked should make your attacker think.

Also, it always makes me think of the rule "Never point an gun at something you don't intend to destroy" . . . Hmmmm
 

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First off, Thunderwear and SmartCarry are not the same product (though similar concept).

I carry a G27 in a SmartCarry holster 80% of the workweek, since it provides very deep concealment with business casual clothing. On casual Friday, I carry IWB with a cover shirt.

The SmartCarry is quite comfortable. The biggest drawback that I see is that it slows down the draw a bit, but not much if I'm vertical. However, in a car seat with a seatbelt on, it would be really hard to draw.
 
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If I play a fool in giant ******* coveralls I'll have a fast draw?

Seriously, I may wear scrubs in the not too distant future thunder carry might be my only option.
 

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aashooter said:
it always makes me think of the rule "Never point an gun at something you don't intend to destroy" . . . Hmmmm
Well, if you use the holster correctly, and you're not a freak of nature (physically speaking), the muzzle should be pointed at the ground with your PFC Johnson BEHIND the holster. I got crap at Front Sight for having a SmartCarry. All I have to say is that you shouldn't knock it unless you've ACTUALLY tried it. Too many people just assume things and then repeat their assumption as fact - I had the last laugh at Front Sight because I carried the whole time with my BUG in my SC and nobody knew - not even the instructors that bashed it. :lolbang:
 

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I must admit, I have not used it. I think body type makes a big difference. It seems customers either love them or hate them. I have not found to many in between. That tells me it either works for you or doesn't. Give it a try.

In scrubs it seems like a belly band would be another alternative. Or, yet another alternative: http://photos.bravenet.com/417/512/386/8/835080C787.jpg

Certainly deep concealment but slow to present! :shock:
 

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I've been using the smart carry for over a year now. I must say I had doubts about the holster before I bought one. However, here at school it seemed the best option for deepest concealment since ankle carry does not work for me.

First of all, if you follow instructions, aka wear it on your hips and not your waist it will be very comfortable. A lot of the people who I've seen try it on and not like it wear it on the waist. This causes troubles when you sit as most with bellies end up pushing up against it. Around the hips most find it much more cofortable.

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*Its truly deep concealment. Yes, I even wore it under board shorts on the beach once.

*Even the experts have a hard time spotting that you are carrying

*It can be really comfortable

*There is a second pocket for an extra mag :)

*The gun remains very secure, brings a new meaning to retention?!?!

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*Unless you have elastic pants, the gun will be a challenge to get out while sitting. You have to do an acorbat dance to have a fast draw. But thats a trade-off I'm alright with for such deep cover. Two tricks to fixing this is to first buy pants one size up. I also buy the ones with elastic built into the fold. It gives you just enough expansion as you dig for the gun to pull it fast while sitting!!!

*The holster is specific to body type as to what you can carry as per size of the gun. I personally can't get a 1911 to fit down there but I'm short.

Now standing up the draw is very quick with practice. Go to utube and type in sparrow assassin and you will see similar draw techniques. Its also the last place most look. I've had friends pat me down and miss it completely. Most who hear I carry in this manner say they would never because well they are worried about kaboom on something that needs no kaboom. However, as stated above, this is not an issue for MOST of us out there. If you have the holster on your hips the gun sits straight down. Also the holster can be offset to the right a bit so that the handle buldge blends in with a wallet or something in the front pocket. This also takes aim off well, aka see above posts. :) I'm sort of fanatic about the holster for its deep concealment, but when I go into the big cities, I still carry IWB at 4 o'clock.
 

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hedonistic said:
Of those that have used them I d like your opinion the only down side to my current carry method (4 o'clock) is it is aggravating my bad back. :crying: It Looking to get my hips straight again and want some opinions if it works well I like the universality of it.
I had to stop wearing IWB because it hurt my back so badly. Now I use a Smart Carry and have no back problems.
 

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Seriously, I may wear scrubs in the not too distant future thunder carry might be my only option.
I work at a hospital, so all I wear is scrubs. Smart Carry works perfectly with them.
 

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I'm kind of a freak of nature in the case that I'm in good shape and physical condition and don't really have a place to hide my weapon w/out going all baggy.
This creates a problem for me being that I am very involved w/my customers and very active in and around my businesses.

I have several carry options that I do well with but my smartcarry is by far my best deep concealment method, my own wife many times has no clue that I am carrying, without actually putting a hand on it :shock: .

I will be getting a cross breed super tuck soon to try.
 

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Just got one of these holsters and wore it all day--shopping, driving, kids ball practice, etc. It was quite comfortable, I was able to wear one of my favorite tighter fitting shirts, and the best part was I was able to carry my kid on my hip with no discomfort to her or me (can't do that with the standard IWB holster). So far I'm liking it . . .
 

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That's good to hear.

When I bought my SmartCarry holster, I actually bought two. One for a larger gun and another for my little KelTec P-3AT. The moment my wife saw the smaller one, she claimed it for her own. She's been using it for several years now to carry her own KelTec.

Oh well... :crying:

At least she carries for her own protection so I don't have to worry too much about her. :shades:
 

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I like to hear that. I've been carrying it this holster for about 2.5 years now and I have little in the way of complaint. Other than maybe the draw sitting down. I like it because it does not get in the way of normal life. Like for example sitting your kid on your hip or the clothing you wear. Congrats, I hope it continues to be helpful and useful. I've almost worn my first one out, guess I need to get a new one soon.
 

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Can you buy the Smart Carry in any Utah gun stores or do you have to purchase online? If I do have to purchase online what size do I get for Glock 27? Thanks for the help
 

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As far as I know, the Smart Carry is strictly an internet purchase. I would not worry about sizing too much. The folks over there are great in helping you with sizing. They usually ask for your belt size and gun information anyways. I came over with a little unknown bersa 9 UC and they picked a holster out that fit well. Trust me, the smart carry will almost always fit properly when you get it. As long as you follow the instructions. If you have any questions at all, feel free to e-mail them. The owner, Charles W. Parrott, is a really great guy and he will help you with ANY questions. And, if for some strange anomoly your holster does not fit right, they will replace it for you. I'm itchy when it comes to buying things off the net, but these folks over at http://www.smartcarry.com/ are the real deal!!!!
 
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