Cell phone case looking holster... anyone seen it?

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by lokin4deer, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. lokin4deer

    lokin4deer Member

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    Jul 18, 2009
  2. oldMan

    oldMan New Member

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Re: Cell phone case looking holster... anyone seen

    Following is the link for the Cell Pal Holster video.  


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxtv1KQimis[/ame]


    Even provides for a viagra draw.
     

  3. lokin4deer

    lokin4deer Member

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    Jul 18, 2009
    Re: Cell phone case looking holster... anyone seen

    Thanks for the link oldman. You may or may not have realized this but the case I posted holds your gun on your belt like were a cell phone would normaly go. Its specfically for a small gun like the p3at
     
  4. Toforo

    Toforo New Member

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Columbia, MO
    Re: Cell phone case looking holster... anyone seen

    When you buy the  new Taurus .380 mousegun (whatever nomenclature they gave it) you get that holster and an extra mag that comes with it for free
     
  5. Picatinny_Pete

    Picatinny_Pete New Member

    Sep 2, 2009
    Re: Cell phone case looking holster... anyone seen

    Hi,

    I have a Bull Dog Cell Phone Concealed-Carry Holster and have used and practiced with it using a P-32, P3AT, and SS Taurus PT-738. Its something you have to practice with to get the draw right. I eventually went back to either my Galco IWB holster or pocket carry, I just didn't trust those magnets to do their job when the holster is really being jarred i.e. running, but do trust leather, or my pocket.

    Best Regards
     
  6. lklawson

    lklawson Well-Known Member Supporter

    Oct 13, 2009
    Huber Heights, OH
    Re: Cell phone case looking holster... anyone seen

    Cheaper than Dirt has it for a few dollars less.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  7. joje

    joje New Member

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    Nov 1, 2007
    Re: Cell phone case looking holster... anyone seen

    i checked out that other cell pal holster website and stumbled across this:

    http://www.concealedcomfort.com/keltec.shtml

    didn'nt ATF rule those disguising holsters illegal per the "any other gun" clause?
     
  8. Toforo

    Toforo New Member

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Columbia, MO
    Re: Cell phone case looking holster... anyone seen

    I don't think the holster was disguised at all - I recognized it as a  holster IMMEDIATELY!
    (and I'm NOT a professional)

    But - specifically, the answer is no.

    From the ATF:
    WALLET GUNS
    ATF has received numerous inquiries regarding
    wallet guns and wallet holsters.
    As defined in section 5845(e) of the National
    Firearms Act (NFA), the term “any other weapon”
    includes certain concealable weapons. Various
    types of disguised weapons such as cane guns, belt
    buckle guns, and briefcase guns (with remote
    control firing mechanisms) fall within the “any
    other weapon” category. It is unlawfil to make,
    possess, or transfer such firearms without
    complying with the provisions of the NFA.
    During the 1970’s, ATF determined that various
    small handguns combined with certain “wallet
    holsters” fall into the “any other weapon” category
    and are subject to the provisions of the NFA.
    These wallet holsters are generally rectangular in
    shape, are designed to disguise the appearance of
    the handgun, and are designed to allow the weapon
    to be fired while it is contained within the wallet.
    The handgun combined with the wallet holster
    constitutes an NFA firearm.

    A conventional pistol or revolver which is
    possessed without the wallet holster would not be
    an NFA firearm. A wallet holster alone is not
    subject to NFA controls and cannot be registered
    or transferred a- a firearm. Firearms contained in
    conventional holsters, trouser pockets, purses,
    gun cases, or various other forms of carrying
    cases have not been determined to fall within the
    definition of an “any other weapon,” even though
    it maybe possible to discharge a firearm while it
    is carried in such a manner.
    In order for an individual to lawfully “make” a
    wallet gun, that is to say, acquire both the
    handgun and the wallet holster, the person must
    first submit an Application to Make and Register
    a Firearm (ATF Form 1), pay a $200.00 making
    tmq and receive approval of the application. The
    serial number appearing on the handgun should
    be used to register the firearm. Transfer of a
    wallet gun requires an approved transfer
    application and payment of a $5 transfer tax. A
    transfer will not be approved unless the wallet
    gun has been registered to the transferor.
    Mere sale or possession of the wallet holster
    without the handgun is not a violation of the
    NFA. However, 18 U.S.C. section 2 provides that
    a person who aids or abets another person in the
    commission of an offense is also responsible for
    the offense. Therefore, sale or distribution of a
    wallet holster with knowledge that it will be used
    to make an unregistered NFA firearm may also
    place the seller or distributor of the holster in
    violation of the NFA.


    See a lot of contradiction there? YUP!
     
  9. Toforo

    Toforo New Member

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Columbia, MO
    Re: Cell phone case looking holster... anyone seen

    See a lot of contradiction there? YUP![/quote]

    BUT....

    http://www.gunnersecurity.com/holster-Kel_Tek_wallet-1.htm

    [​IMG]

    "Note: In the early 90's, a law was passed prohibiting a gun from being carried in a concealed container. The manufacturer contacted the ATF for a ruling on this holster.  Because this holster does not place the gun in a container, the ATF ruled this holster is exempt from the this law and is available to consumers without any additional registration, tax stamps, etc
     
  10. claymont

    claymont New Member

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    Jan 11, 2010
    Re: Cell phone case looking holster... anyone seen

    cheaper than dirt has it for sale and its actually than cabels. (been awhile since ive seen them cheaper than anyone) the Taurus 380 does come with a holster very similar to this

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/60355-33.html
     
  11. lokin4deer

    lokin4deer Member

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    Jul 18, 2009
    Re: Cell phone case looking holster... anyone seen

    Thanks for all the replies guys! I made it to Cabelas and laid my hands on this holster all they had it in was the pink but at least I got to see it. I didnt really like it seems big to hang on your belt as a "cell phone case" and that it would take some getting use to get your gun out of it. I did pick up a fobus though that is made specfically for the Kel Tec/Ruger. I am gonna play with that and see how it goes. Thanks again guys!

    Here is the fobus I picked up....
    http://www.fobusholster.com/products/KEL_TEC_P_3AT_2nd_GEN_EVOLUTION_PADDLE_HOLSTER-2196-0.html
     
  12. oldMan

    oldMan New Member

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Re: Cell phone case looking holster... anyone seen

    Scroll way down for two pictures from ATF on "any other gun"

    http://www.atf.gov/firearms/guides/identification-of-nfa-firearms.html
     
  13. ericire12

    ericire12 Guest

    Re: Cell phone case looking holster... anyone seen

    They are indeed big. It looks like something is def out of the ordinary. They may be a legal form of concealment, but they are by no means discreat