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Pocket Holsters

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by James 61, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. James 61

    James 61 Clark Co Washington Member

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    Im sure this has been discussed before but a search of the site didn't find anything relevant.

    I'm getting married in a few weeks and discovered that my current carry setup won't work with a tuxedo. I've decided a pocket holster is probably the best solution but I don't have any experience with this product so I'm hoping for those that do could chime in. The pistol in question is a Sig P238 however any experience and input with pocket holsters regardless of the gun would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. optiontrigger

    optiontrigger Snohomish County, WA Member

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    I found the DeSantis Nemesis work great for me. Bought a few on Amazon and OpticsPlanet.
     
  3. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have a DeSantis Nemisis for both my S&W 642 and Kahr PM9. I think it works better with the 642 than the PM9, but then I think the 642 works better as a pocket gun anyway (so maybe that's the difference). It doesn't always catch on the pocket with the PM9, so sometimes you end up pulling the holster also. Depends on what you're wearing. I've heard good things about Mika's Holster, but have never used one.
     
  4. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm sorry you need to carry during your wedding? WOW

    I've had my permit since 1991 and packing as the groom at a wedding never occured to me.

    By the way I have photographed weddings since 1984
     
  5. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Concur...the DeSantis Nemisis works best out of all the pocket holsters I've tried (and I've tried a bunch including some really expensive models). This holster works about 98.8% of the time either on the strong side or support side equally especially with larger pocket pants such as BDUs, 5.11, Dockers, Slacks etc. Personally when it comes to a tighter and smaller pocket like provided on a pair of Wrangler, Levi, Carhartts Jeans then the Kramer Horsehide is amazing and is superior in my opinion than the DeSantis in this specific application. The Kramer doesn't work as well as the smaller footprint tends to roll/turn inside the larger pockets found on BDUs, Slacks etc. YMMV.

    I packed at my wedding and that was a long time ago and is was far less "socially and politically acceptable" then than it is now. Heck back then cops rarely carried off duty.
     
  6. James 61

    James 61 Clark Co Washington Member

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    Mark,
    There isn't a need to carry its just prersonal preference. I've had a WA permit for several years but since getting my OR permit I've been able to carry more often since I don't have to worry about disarming if I cross the state line. Because of this I carry nearly every day and now I feel naked without a pistol. So carrying at my own wedding is just a matter of comfort not need.


    Thanks for the input about what holsters people have used and what is working for them. Please keep the comments coming.
     
  7. GED

    GED North Idaho Active Member

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    Occasionally use the leather pocket holster made by Sig for the P238-and it's priced fairly well, IMO. I bought mine on the Sig web site but I'm told other venders also carry them.

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  8. bmgm37

    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    While I don't usea pocket holster, Billy McCabe makes great holsters and I have several. He does make a pocket holster for the p238 you might check out.

    MCL | Pocket Holsters
     
  9. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Mika makes a great pocket holster. I use it for mine.
     
  10. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    I'd recommend a money clip for $$$ and cards and use a back pocket holster for the gun. That provides the best comfort for me and doesn't leave me with a huge lump on my thigh. It's all personal comfort though, you might have a huge butt and tiny legs... ;)
     
  11. James 61

    James 61 Clark Co Washington Member

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    Nah... Other way around. End up wearing pretty baggy pants and shorts as a result.

    Thanks for the help everyone. The fiancé ordered a McCabe as a wedding gift for me when she found out I was looking for a holster.
     
  12. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    For a tux I would pick a pocket holster that has a full side that covers the entire pistol on one side
     
  13. speedtriple

    speedtriple Vancouver, Washington, United States Member

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    Pocket

    I use one of these for my Bodyguard .380. Works great and made here in the NW.