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Urban Carry

Postby Nathan » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:03 pm



Looks interesting; I may have to order one.
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Re: Urban Carry

Postby Hand and Steel » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:41 pm

Pretty similar to what can be done with a belly band or Smart Carry.

Last year I spent a considerable amount of time using a belly band below the belt line to conceal a full size 1911. With a buttoned plaid over top, I don't believe anyone noticed anything at all.

If they come out with an Urban Carry holster that can comfortably fit a Hi Power, I will be seriously interested.
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Re: Urban Carry

Postby Nathan » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:00 pm

Hand and Steel wrote:If they come out with an Urban Carry holster that can comfortably fit a Hi Power, I will be seriously interested.

They offer it in a Hi-Power size.
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Re: Urban Carry

Postby Dubhan » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:21 pm

This is why I pocket carry. It has the advantage of being basically invisible, and no poking. Downsides? If you are seated, you have zero access. Recommend anyone who carries in this manner in an area where carjacking is possible keep a weapon within easy reach from behind the wheel.

I may try one of these to carry a bit larger weapon. I like my xds, but I'd prefer a few more rounds in the stack.

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Re: Urban Carry

Postby MisterB » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:47 am

That looks like a promising option! Finally, someone gets that carrying while standing can be very different once you sit down.

I can see a Glock 43 in your future with this holster

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Re: Urban Carry

Postby MisterB » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:53 am

One thing I do worry about are those magnets. Magnets and electronic screens don't mix. Hopefully it doesn't mess with your cell phone screen or possibly reception? What about the effects of magnets that close to the body for hours every day? Wish they could just do a snap of some sort, instead of magnets. I get that magnets are silent, but these other things make me pause

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Re: Urban Carry

Postby Nathan » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:33 am

MisterB wrote:What about the effects of magnets that close to the body for hours every day?

Viagra effect? :D

I'm going to order one if these after I figure out what gun I want to use.
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Re: Urban Carry

Postby Eric_in_FL » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:13 pm

Well, since the same size holster works for both my G23 and PPS, I ordered one.
Looks like it'll be a month before I see it though.

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Re: Urban Carry

Postby Stoble » Tue Nov 24, 2015 11:55 pm

Magnets should not be an issue as one type of cell phone pouch is kept closed by magnets and sold for years.

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Re: Urban Carry

Postby Eric_in_FL » Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:45 am

Shipped yesterday.

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Re: Urban Carry

Postby samuelrp » Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:49 pm

Please give us a review when it arrives. I can't get my brain to accept it.
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Re: Urban Carry

Postby Stoble » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:54 pm

I question how comfortable my gun would be in this position compared to 3:30 or 4:00 on my hip. On the hip it seems more out of mind compared to the top of my thigh. Also the part of this holster that is exposed is there to see by others compared to nothing to see on a IWB holster. Yes, most will not ask about it and we carry a lot of crap these days but I just like "totally hidden" for my gun. You can lie but what do you say when someone asks about your new carry toy and wants to see how it works? I would rather avoid the whole issue and go totally hidden. Just my .02.

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Re: Urban Carry

Postby Nathan » Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:32 pm

Stoble wrote:I question how comfortable my gun would be in this position compared to 3:30 or 4:00 on my hip.

Only one way to find out for sure. I'm placing my order as soon as I decide on what to try carrying in this position. I had originally thought a Glock 19 would be about as big as I'd want to go but now I'm thinking more along the lines of the Shield.
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Re: Urban Carry

Postby Eric_in_FL » Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:25 am

Nathan wrote:
Stoble wrote:I question how comfortable my gun would be in this position compared to 3:30 or 4:00 on my hip.

Only one way to find out for sure. I'm placing my order as soon as I decide on what to try carrying in this position. I had originally thought a Glock 19 would be about as big as I'd want to go but now I'm thinking more along the lines of the Shield.


I'll be trying out my G23 (same size of course) in it this weekend, it arrived yesterday. Some smooth soft leather, looks interesting, hopefully it'll work out. I'm leery of the carry location as well. I'll try to get some pics.

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Re: Urban Carry

Postby Nathan » Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:59 am

I ordered mine yesterday to fit the Shield. I'm looking forward to hearing how you like yours.
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Re: Urban Carry

Postby Ohio9 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:10 am

I don't know if I'd like that method. The concealment seems effective, but I don't think it would be comfortable to have a gun down that low.

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Re: Urban Carry

Postby Nathan » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:42 am

I'll let you know once mine arrives.
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Re: Urban Carry

Postby jjinsc » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:59 pm

I was looking for something like this a couple years ago. Tried a smart carry. Did not like the comfort where it was designed to carry so I thought about shifting it over. Then it dawned on me that I could accomplish the same position with pocket carry. I have been pocket carrying a G26 ever since. It just takes the right pockets. I have found jeans do not work well with pocket carry unless it is a really small revolver like a j frame. So if you wear jeans, this may be a good option.

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Re: Urban Carry

Postby Nathan » Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:24 pm

I do carry a J-Frame .357 Magnum daily in my right front pocket. I received my Urban Carry today but haven't had the chance yet to try it out.
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Re: Urban Carry

Postby Glock9mm » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:30 am

Please let us know what you think. I ordered on for the g43 a few days ago and I'm excited to try it. I can't carry at work ( company rule, not law ) so this would be a great addition to my carry system.

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Re: Urban Carry

Postby Nathan » Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:00 pm

I've been wearing my Urban Carry for the better part of today and I gotta admit, this is the real deal for deep concealment with acceptable presentation time. It would not be my preferred method of primary carry but if I worked somewhere that prohibited carry I could see this as an excellent alternative to pocket carry. I really thought it would be an awkward position and I'm overall quite pleased with having this option.
The draw snags a little for me but I believe this is due to wearing jeans with a tightly synched belt. My Wilderness Instructor belt is synched somewhat tight because I'm also wearing a Glock 22 on my strong side OWB just a few inches away. If I had less belly it would be even easier, and loosening my belt a little makes a big difference (for anytime I'm not wearing a primary carry on my belt). I'm surprised that it's actually not uncomfortable and the gun ends up more behind my front pocket than it does pointing at my junk; this was a big relief. It takes a bit of getting used to as my first draw my gun (M&P Shield) ended up landing on the floor. This holster is worth the money and makes a nice addition to my list of carry options. This isn't one that will end up in my infamous basket of holsters that never get used. I'd be reluctant to try this with a double stack weapon but will reserve judgement because I haven't tried that. I'll likely order a larger one just to try with my larger guns.
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Re: Urban Carry

Postby Nathan » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:17 am

I think I'll try wearing it weak side for a cross draw type, today. It's a little awkward to reach across my belly to then pull straight up with my left arm. I think pulling straight up with my left arm and then cross drawing would be faster.
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Re: Urban Carry

Postby Glock9mm » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:15 pm

Nathan wrote:I think I'll try wearing it weak side for a cross draw type, today. It's a little awkward to reach across my belly to then pull straight up with my left arm. I think pulling straight up with my left arm and then cross drawing would be faster.


I was thinking the same thing. Like the old pager pal used to draw. The only reason I think strong Side would be better would be for the ability to one handed draw.

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Re: Urban Carry

Postby Nathan » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:24 pm

There is no one handed draw with this holster unless you were really careful; that's how my gun ended up on the floor.
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Re: Urban Carry

Postby samuelrp » Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:15 pm

You guys are not convincing me to order one.
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