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TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill
Member since Sep 2008
3011 posts

re: CC Question

lsuj,
Welcome to the world of concealed carry. Reflect on your responsibilities and practice a lot and you'll be fine. You pose some good questions.

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is it possible to carry in your waistband without buying a whole new wardrobe? If not what would you do? Ankle carry? Would the OB be kind enough to give me some CC holster suggestions?

I carry a number of guns IWB. It's most comfortable for me to have my IWB carry pants waist size about 1" larger than usual. My cc guns are pretty thin, all <1" in thickness. I don't know how the LCR will fit you for IWB carry, though. Only you can find that out.

As far as alternatives to IWB carry, I've never used ankle carry. I have a close friend who started out w/ it, but quickly stopped it; it was very uncomfortable for him.

I use IWB and pocket carry. Started out mostly tucking my shirts, but now mostly carry untucked. The LCR is small enough and light enough that pocket carry may work for you. It will depend on your pants and how comfortable it is to you. I have a Kel-Tec P3-AT that I fits nicely in all pockets except blue jeans. I have a Kel-Tec PF9 that I can pocket carry w/ most slacks and all cargo type pants.

As far as holsters, lots of folks like Kydex or Kydex/leather holsters for IWB use. Personally, I prefer leather. I can personally recommend the following holster makers:
LINK I use their rear pocket holster to cc my PF9 in the right front pocket.
I cc the P3-AT in a pocket holster from Woolfe Gun Leather. I use their "Lone Wolf-T" for a Commander 1911. LINK
I use a Remora Holster for IWB carry of an Officer 1911. It's very easy and fast to put it on. It's surprisingly effective. Mine is the non-tuckable version. I've always thought a Remora could do double duty for IWB and pocket carry, but haven't tried it for pocket carry.

Crossbreed, White Hat, Comp-Tac and a number of others are well respected w/ Kydex or hybrid holsters.

As already mentioned, get a good HOLSTER belt. For casual wear, I use Wilderness Instructor belts.

Good luck and let us know what you end up using.


NASA_ISS_Tiger
LSU Fan
Huntsville, Al via Sulphur, LA
Member since Sep 2005
4945 posts

re: CC Question
Ok..learned something today. I don't own a 1911 (yet)...didn't know about the single action on it. I'm mostly a long gun guy with the exception of the Ruger 9mm (P94DC) that I have.

Waiting for all this BS to settle down..then looking at either Springfield or Kimber 1911s plus gotta get the wife something for her CC.


shutterspeed
Southern Miss Fan
TX
Member since May 2007
36686 posts

re: CC Question
Is OWB an option for the OP?


TigerTatorTots
LSU Fan
Mandeville, LA
Member since Jul 2009
68923 posts

re: CC Question
Another CC question - how much does the average course cost?


lsuj2006
LSU Fan
Prairieville
Member since Jun 2007
784 posts

re: CC Question
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Is OWB an option for the OP?


The problem is I usually tuck my shirts in...


bapple
LSU Fan
Capital City
Member since Oct 2010
8002 posts

re: CC Question
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Another CC question - how much does the average course cost?


The paperwork itself is about $125 so add that to whatever course you take.

My course was $125 at Precision so it came out to a clean $250.

Others range from $50-$125. It just depends on your instructor.


JAB528
LSU Fan
The Mexican Ocean
Member since Jun 2012
15075 posts

re: CC Question
Can you take the class before you're 21 and wait an get the license when you turn 21? My brother turns 21 in April and was wondering about this?


bapple
LSU Fan
Capital City
Member since Oct 2010
8002 posts

re: CC Question
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Can you take the class before you're 21 and wait an get the license when you turn 21? My brother turns 21 in April and was wondering about this?


Yea you can. But I think there's only a certain amount of time your certificate from class is valid for you to actually get the permit. Just be sure you do it in the right time window. It would suck to take the class and for it to be nullified because your bro took too long to get it.


JAB528
LSU Fan
The Mexican Ocean
Member since Jun 2012
15075 posts

re: CC Question
Yeah, that's what we were worried about.


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Choirboy
On your property
Member since Aug 2010
10715 posts

re: CC Question
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I don't own a 1911


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NimbleCat
LSU Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Jan 2007
5802 posts

re: CC Question
KR:
You are telling me that 5" Kimber doesn't print?
That grip has to show through a shirt. I can see my G22 and the grip profile is very similar. I have a Galco holster similar to what you have as well.


Edit: Well played Choirboy.
This post was edited on 2/14 at 5:57 am


Choirboy
On your property
Member since Aug 2010
10715 posts

re: CC Question
KR is gonna puke because you somehow just compared a glock to a 1911


chackbay
LSU Fan
the bay area, la.
Member since Jan 2004
1516 posts

re: CC Question
plus a few $ for passport photo's and fingerprints.


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H.M. Murdock
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
B.A.'s Van
Member since Feb 2013
1679 posts

re: CC Question
Some IWB holsters are made so you can tuck your shirt in. Crossbreed, etc...


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TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill
Member since Sep 2008
3011 posts

re: CC Question
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The problem is I usually tuck my shirts in...


I used to ALWAYS tuck in my shirts. Now that I've been cc a while, I've gradually become more comfortable leaving shirts untucked, especially for casual wear. In addition, I wear a lot more sweaters than before. A holster that allows one to tuck the shirt is a great option. Nevertheless, I find myself wearing my tuckable holsters UNtucked more and more. I've even played w/ the idea of buying an OWB holster.




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