Pocket carry with clip instead of holster ...

Discussion in 'P-32' started by 4given, Dec 4, 2017 at 10:56 AM.

  1. 4given

    4given Member

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    Sep 19, 2017
    How many of you pocket carry with the clip rather than the holster? Pro? Cons? Do you carry with one in the chamber?

    I have the sticky holster for a p-32 but I think it is a little big for it. Any other small holsters that might fit it better?
     
  2. Ramfl41

    Ramfl41 Member

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    Nov 19, 2017
    4056A72D-0F3C-46C4-8BC4-F0F9F6C53676.jpeg 2602C368-F340-41E3-80AA-4E1A9CBC6672.jpeg 0F68D799-9E17-4FF5-9AD1-BC997A8A0F5B.jpeg I use the clip for waistband carry only, either just behind my right hip or in the small of the back. The gun just disappears with this method of carry and I truly forget I am carrying at times. With any carry method I employ I do carry one in the chamber. If you are concerned with trigger safety using the clip only, you can add a kydex trigger cover holster for waistband carry. I currently use one from Cook’s Holsters (see pic) There are also videos on youtube showing how to use the trigger guard holster. I don’t think I would try and stuff the gun in my waistband with just the trigger guard in place as some do, but with the clip, this setup works beautifully!

    With respect to pocket carry, I have tried some smallish holsters like the sticky holsters but they alwaus seem to create a little more bulk than I prefer. I now use BORAII kydex holsters exclusively for my pocket guns (see pics). These things are minimal, secure and keep the gun upright in the pocket.
     

  3. 4given

    4given Member

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    Sep 19, 2017
    Thanks for the reply Ramfl41. I have tried the BORAII with my DB9 but I did not care for it. I thought it printed really bad in my front pocket and the draw was tricky. I like the sticky for it and my LC9S Pro for pocket carry. I have seen the cook trigger guard but have never used one. might be worth a look.
     
  4. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Member

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    Dec 1, 2017
    Portsmouth, VA
    Any right handers use the left side belt clip for small of the back carry? This would be inside the pants with with the left side facing the pants/belt, allowing for a right hand draw with the back of the hand pressed against the lower back. This would allow the fingers to slip past and grab the grip easily. This would seem to be much easier than having the right side belt clip and trying to get a good grip when the gun rides so low.

    I saw a post from a left hander using the right side belt clip for small of the back carry, and it sounded effective.

    I'm wondering if the left side clip would hit the right thumb during recoil?
     
  5. d524ax

    d524ax Member

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    Jun 22, 2017
    Wentzville Mo
    I use the clip for appendix carry when wearing dress pants. That works great. I also use it when wearing bib overalls. Even with the clip you can still pocket carry without any issues.
     
  6. Ramfl41

    Ramfl41 Member

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    Nov 19, 2017
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    4Given - With respect to the BORAII ‘printing’. The bottom edge of the holster is normally flat or straight. I found this created a little printing across the bottom of my jeans pocket. But, by using hand pressure, I was able to curve this slightly which eliminated the print and made a huge difference in concealbility. Just a tip for those who may wish to try one of these.
     
  7. haugrdr

    haugrdr Super Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    Jan 4, 2008
    Daytona Beach
    Very dangerous way to carry, way too easy to slip a finger into the trigger guard and blow a hole in your own butt...or worse.

    Use the belt clip that only allows your thumb to slide between your back and the pistol...much safer.

    I have belt/pocket clips on every pistol I own. It's the only way I carry. Trust me when I tell you the way you describe ain't the safe way to carry.
     
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  8. 4given

    4given Member

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    Sep 19, 2017
    That's a good idea and would surely help!
     
  9. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Member

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    Dec 1, 2017
    Portsmouth, VA
    Good point! Thanks for clarifying the risk!
     
  10. dsgrey

    dsgrey Member

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    Feb 6, 2017
    Texas
    I pocket carry with a DeSantis G5 size holster which fits perfect with my laser. A DeSantis G3 would probably work well without a laser. I also have the metal clip installed on mine for when I carry with gym shorts.
     
  11. Blue_State_Saint

    Blue_State_Saint Active Member

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    Oct 30, 2010
    I have my P332 in a DeSantis G3. No laser. Fits nicely.