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Going to be new to a CHL - need some advice

Discussion in 'Education & Training' started by Eagle_Adam, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Eagle_Adam

    Eagle_Adam Portland Oregon Member

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    i will be soon taking my handgun safety course at the Oregon firearms academy then moving on to the sheriffs office for my CHL. my question is that i normally wear a pair of dockers and a button up to work, what would be a good concealed carry holster for this situation? i will be carrying my taurus 24/7 9mm

    i saw this online and the idea intrigued me - what do you think? - http://www.activeprogear.com/234.html

    Any advice is welcome

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  2. el gringo loco

    el gringo loco PDX Member

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    IMHO:

    1. Get a smaller gun (keltec, LCP, snubnose .38, etc)
    2. Ankle holster (preferred) or in the pocket holster (alternative).
     
  3. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I haven't had luck with many of the shirt/holster combo things. Too much sagging and not enough control.

    And appears to be a service sized handgun. That may be tough to hide in any holster. You could carry something like a Ruger LCP or similar in a pocket holster.

    Alternatively, I would consider a crossbreed supertuck. It would allow you to carry on your strong side hip, but still tuck your shirt in. Either way a smaller gun will make concealing under a button up much easier.

    http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/
     
  4. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Sorry but that looks like a big waste of money. IMHO a good holster [read GREAT holster] is an absolute must so do not skimp or be taken in by fads. Functionality is King in self defense.

    I occasionally use pocket carry or ankle hoslter but only when the situation requires it. Otherwise a leather holster on a good gun belt is the most functional and comfortable for me.
     
  5. Eagle_Adam

    Eagle_Adam Portland Oregon Member

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    Thanx for the heads up guys. It will be awhile before i can add another toy to my collection:( I will keep looking
     
  6. dobeman

    dobeman Hillsboro Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    check out CompTac They have several IWB style holsters that might fit the bill. Including ability to tuck the shirt.
     
  7. matt_w

    matt_w Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    My Raven Concealment holster can be worn OWB/IWB (depending on which belt accessories you choose), and you can tuck in a shirt around it when worn IWB. It's also very comfortable and non-bulky.
     
  8. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    A high quality tuckable holster will be a must. You may have to buy your clothes a size bigger as well.
     
  9. dobeman

    dobeman Hillsboro Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    and - invest the money in a good gun belt - specifically made to be a gun belt. Well worth it.
     
  10. PeakResources

    PeakResources Portland (past) Colorado (now) Member

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    Good belt and tuckable holster, such as those described above. I've always carried a fullsize handgun this way. If I need to, I'll tuck over it. I don't have problems with concealability or comfort if my shirt has enough room in it.
     
  11. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have a Kel-tec P3AT with the belt clip attachment (easy to install, cost about $12). It is very comfortable and you can wear it with a tucked in shirt and no one can see it.

    Can't see carrying a gun your size comfortably wearing dockers and a tucked in shirt, at least not comfortable for someone my shape (not much extra room in my waistband).

    If you are worried about the caliber you might look at the pf9, pm9, or pm40.
     
  12. shakazulu12

    shakazulu12 Portland, OR Member

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    I actually have a Crossbreed Supertuck and it works amazingly well for the situation you are describing. Comfy, can wear it all day, and despite the fact it looks big and cheaply made, it conceals very well.

    That said, I also have a Kramer #3 Horsehide that I like a little bit better. However it cost significantly more if I remember right. Its all horsehide though, again, super comfy and holds my HK P7 perfectly.
     
  13. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    If your going to stick with that gun, I would go with a tactical bag so you can easily and comfortably take it with you. No worrying about people slapping you on the back for a job well done and then getting fired for having a gun in a "safe" environment.
    Or get a smaller gun, ankle holster or something.
    They make some great tac bags or man-purse if you will that hold a handgun, a couple mags, knife, flashlight, some work crap, etc.
     
  14. Eagle_Adam

    Eagle_Adam Portland Oregon Member

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    i was speaking to a friend of mine a few days ago and he brought something to my attention. Take a brief case to work and all is good. i think this will work perfectly until i can get a different pistol. Im headed to the rose city gun show on feb 6th to fondle a few firearms so i can get a better idea of what i want to carry in the future. Thanx for everybodys input! Much appreciated.:thumbup: