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Biorseth, Wednesday, March 18, 2020
This site is Roman Catholic first, and American Constitutionalist second. We have always opposed Gun Control, especially "type" of weapon bans, from so-called Saturday Night Specials to Assault Rifles. The original and enduring purpose of the Second Amendment is to enable the citizenry to defend itself against a rogue tyrannical government, and to enable the citizenry to take down its own wayward government and re-institute a corrected government, as stated in the Declaration. Thus, the American citizenry is the final check on the three coequal branches of American Constitutional government.
Take a good hard look at the image below.
It just flat out does not get any more CCW than this.
If you have to carry concealed, or if you need to carry concealed, when and where it is legal to do so, this is your ticket to deep concealment. If you are a cop, in my opinion, you should always carry concealed, everywhere you go. Off duty cops may be the best, safest, most dependable and reliable armed citizens out there.
After I got my CCW license, on those occasions when I felt the need to carry concealed, I carried a Glock 30 SF in .45 ACP, which shot really well, but had a reliability issue. Others I know who shoot Glocks haven't had that experience, but I did. I couldn't go through three magazines without some kind of failure to properly eject, feed chamber. After repeated cleaning, oiling, examinations and re-tries, I switched to a Kahr CW45. That little .45 was so small it got me interested in pocket carry.
It was double action every shot, but the long trigger pull was very smooth, and with a little practice, that little Kahr could compete with all the big guns in accuracy. At least in first shot on target, if not rapid repeat shots on target. However, it, too, had a reliability problem, worse than the Glock. Over and over again, after a few shots, it would fail to fully lock on a chambered round and be stuck; a hard jam. Even after cleaning and oiling, the problem always re-occurred after a few shots.
So I traded it for a S&W M&P Shield .45 ACP, and I finally found a totally reliable CCW gun, super accurate, with a much, much nicer trigger. It looks bigger than the Kahr, but when you lay them on the table against one another in various positions, the Shield is only slightly bigger than the Kahr, in every dimension. It really is a very small .45.
The problem with pocket carry in most pants is that the pocket isn't designed for pocket carry. Way too shallow, with the sole exception of tactical pants, and even some of them have a fairly shallow front pocket. But you're pretty much stuck with tactical pants unless you want to go to smaller calibers, which I am not inclined to do.
Tactical pants are made for shooters, and shooters generally recognize them when they see them. They generally have shooter-friendly features, like sewn-in elastic tunnels in the cargo pockets to hold extra magazines firmly in place. So they are widely recognized; that's a potential problem. They're also out of place in some environments.
Still, if you need to conceal one or more magazines, you have to put them somewhere.
Breakaways MagSocks, or Magazine Socks, solve that problem. Elasticized magazine socks with velcro hooks on one side can be strategically placed anywhere in either front pocket and anywhere in the cargo pockets, and once you put them there, they ain't moving. Not till you purposely peel them off and move them somewhere else. They are handy for other things you want to always have with you; I use one for a small utility knife and another one for a small inspection light. They come in double-stack and single-stack magazine sizes. But don't put your rosary in one; you will have too much trouble fishing it back out when you need it.
These are ambidextrous pants; whichever pocket you put your gun in, don't ever put anything else in there with it. If you can't get whatever you normally carry somewhere without using that pocket, consider leaving whatever it is home. Let nothing whatsoever, especially keys, but really anything at all, ever be in the same pocket with that trigger. Consider that pocket to be your holster, and only your holster.
Otherwise, you could ruin a good pair of pants, wreck some part of your own anatomy and just spoil your whole day with one big bang.
Another problem with pocket carry is pocket lint building up on the gun. Breakaways solved that problem; the pockets are lined with a slick lint-free fabric. No lint.
both front pockets are fully adjustable for the specific gun you want to carry. The hook-and-loop fastening is really, really strong. You have to do some adjusting to get it just right for you and for your gun, but it's well worth it. Once you get the pocket dialed in, just leave it that way forever, on and off of your body, in and out of the washing machine and on and off of the ironing board.
You will adjust according to the instructions, try them, take them off, adjust them some more, try them some more, repeat, and finally find that perfect setup. And after that you may never go back to using another concealed carry method.
Here's the real hidden bonus: They let your move.
They are extremely comfortable, they bind nowhere, you can sit, stand, kneel, squat, kick, run, whatever, as if you were not carrying, and with more freedom of movement than most of your other pants now give you even when you are not carrying.
That is a really big deal to me, and it should be to you. It is easily the most convenient way to carry I have ever experienced. You don't even think about it. Nothing is more comfortable; nothing is more concealed; nothing I've ever tried makes you even forget that you're carrying.
The special quick-draw feature involves two hidden snaps at the top of both front pockets, that you can quickly wrist-break open and have that gun at the ready instantly. You can draw quickly while either sitting or standing. You don't have to break the snaps to draw; you can ease the gun out without breaking the snaps open without too much body motion while standing; not so easily while sitting. But you can open the snaps and get it into action quickly from either position.
The snaps are hidden under the waistband under your belt. There is no visible indication that these are any kind of concealed carry pants. It's the ultimate "grey man" carry system. The cargos are very reserved looking, just some extra flat-looking cargo pockets on ordinary pants.
If you want to try a pair, click any of the images in this article to get started, and if you buy some within 14 days of clicking, I get a commission on the sale. I highly recommend them.
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