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Any mechanics carrying at work?

Post Number:#1  Postby PolarisRider » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:18 am

I picked up a new gun yesterday with the hope of carrying it at work due to the fact that I could not figure out a way to carry my Sig p320 at work. I got a Ruger LCP and I also purchased a Blackhawk #2 pocket holster. The problem I'm having is that my pants pockets in my company provided uniforms aren't quite deep enough so they stay open a little exposing the bottom of the magazine. I tried untucking my work shirt to try and cover it but due to the fact of having to be a contortion artist to get to some things on a lot of these cars my shirt comes up exposing my gun. Any one out there have any suggestions?


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Re: Any mechanics carrying at work?

Post Number:#2  Postby ksks » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:27 am

Spray paint the outside of the butt plate black???
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Post Number:#3  Postby PolarisRider » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:00 am

It already is. My pockets are white. Don't really feel like painting my new gun either haha


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Post Number:#4  Postby Cheap Shot » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:27 am

Have someone sew a 1" extension onto the bottom of the pocket?
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Post Number:#5  Postby ksks » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:58 am

Spray paint your pockets white??? Just trying to help man!

But, CS has the logical option.
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Post Number:#6  Postby EDIII » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:30 pm

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Post Number:#7  Postby TWW » Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:27 pm

http://www.pistolwear.com/ and http://3speedholster.com/

are two more options. I run with the Pistolwear holster with a J-frame and seldom remember it is there. The 3 speed I have is for out in pubic with a Shield but is not quite as comfortable as the J-frame with the other holster. With the 3-speed you have the appendix carry problem if that is a concern to someone. With the Pistolwear the muzzle points more in a horizontal direction the way I use it. 'Hope that gives you some more ideas to check out.
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Post Number:#8  Postby ksks » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:14 pm

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Post Number:#9  Postby SidecarMike » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:41 pm

A friend of mine is also a mechanic and skinny. He swears by those Packin' Tee shirts with the built in holster.
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Re: Any mechanics carrying at work?

Post Number:#10  Postby PolarisRider » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:12 pm

I took my work pants in to get the pockets an inch wider and 2 inches deeper. I'm gonna try that and see how it works. I also like TWW's suggestion of the pistol wear holster. I'm not a big fan of appendix carry due to the fact I have to lay on my stomach to reach things in engine compartments. And the fact that my 6 pack abs look more like a half barrel. I'll keep you guys posted on what works out. Do you think pocket carry would be an alright option?


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Re: Any mechanics carrying at work?

Post Number:#11  Postby ksks » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:43 pm

I'll try to be helpful...

I pocket carry most of the time.

Don't know about your work pants, but some pants I have are loose fitting and have deep pockets. If they are not sewed to the pants low down, I can move the gun up, down and and side to side. When sitting I can slide the gun all the way down the side of my thigh. If the pants are tight fitting you will have a problem of sliding the gun around. If loose, you will be able to move it top of thigh, to side of thigh, where ever you need it out of your way when you lay in different positions.

Loose pants, deep pockets sewn high.

And, maybe suspenders so you don't have to cinch the belt so tight.
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Re: Any mechanics carrying at work?

Post Number:#12  Postby Willie » Fri May 06, 2016 4:02 pm

Tech here. Thankfully I am also the owner so I usually pocket carry with Duluth firehose pants on. No chemicals or crap get on the gun and I can move about freely. Summer months I try to do the same with cargo style shorts. No holster has worked well for me when working. Pocket has worked the best.
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