Carry Holster for Ruger LCP

pcbuckhunter

Twelve Pointer
I’m looking for a good holster for carry while at work. I usually pocket carry with a sticky holster.

I’m transitioning to more driving in my job, and am looking for an alternative that is easier access while sitting.. ie driving.

What do you guys use?


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41magfan

Twelve Pointer
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The only on-body carry position that allows for decent access will driving is a cross-draw worn on the belt and some shoulder holster designs. But the truth is, those carry positions aren't real great for anything else, so driving must be viewed as a specialized tasks when considering a carry position. Unless you live behind the wheel, I wouldn't be overly concerned with utilizing one of those carry positions unless you're exposed to some significant risks while driving, i.e. delivery man, mail carrier, truck driver, cab driver, etc.

What I do when I'm driving and feel the need to have quicker access than my regular carry positions (front pocket carry and IWB at 3 o'clock) will allow, is I simply remove one of the guns from its normal position and either put in under my leg or I utilize a carry method that's attached to the interior with ready access.

The only time I am realistically exposed to much risks while seated in a car is either conducting a transaction at an ATM or doing business at a drive-thru. I'm not going to alter my carry methods permanently for circumstances so infrequently encountered. As with all things, YMMV.

ETA: The only professional gun-toters that I'm aware of that routinely utilize cross-draws and shoulder holsters are bodyguards.
 
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pcbuckhunter

Twelve Pointer
The only on-body carry position that allows for decent access will driving is a cross-draw worn on the belt and some shoulder holster designs. But the truth is, those carry positions aren't real great for anything else, so driving must be viewed as a specialized tasks when considering a carry position. Unless you live behind the wheel, I wouldn't be overly concerned with utilizing one of those carry positions unless you're exposed to some significant risks while driving, i.e. delivery man, mail carrier, truck driver, cab driver, etc.

What I do when I'm driving and feel the need to have quicker access than my regular carry positions (front pocket carry and IWB at 3 o'clock) will allow, is I simply remove one of the guns from its normal position and either put in under my leg or I utilize a carry method that's attached to the interior with ready access.

The only time I am realistically exposed to much risks while seated in a car is either conducting a transaction at an ATM or doing business at a drive-thru. I'm not going to alter my carry methods permanently for circumstances so infrequently encountered. As with all things, YMMV.

ETA: The only professional gun-toters that I'm aware of that routinely utilize cross-draws and shoulder holsters are bodyguards.
I’m not going away from the pocket carry at all. I’m just looking for something to utilize when I have to do lots of driving, and don’t want to swap carry positions for quick in and out trips. Such as pumping gas, running into a store for a pit stop, etc.

I will continue to utilize pocket carry in my daily routine. I’d rather not be swapping carrying positions in a potentially crowded environment.

I’ve also debated on multiple carry. The downside to that is summer attire generally doesn’t afford such comfortably.

ETA. When I’m here at home in NC, I sometimes utilize an OWB in a cross draw fashion for OC. But the holster I have isn’t the most comfortable when sitting, and many states that I work in don’t allow for OC. SC for instance.


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Eric Revo

Old Mossy Horns
Contributor
I typically take my pocket carry pistol out when I get into the car. Drop it into the door pocket. Back into pocket when I get to where I'm going.
Small of back works ok but not with my wife's leather seats....
 

41magfan

Twelve Pointer
Contributor
It requires a second gun and some added expense, but another option (with realistic access) would be a lock-box mounted within easy reach. One with RFID activation would be about an convenient as that method of readiness could get. For this to be viable, you'd have to establish a sound habit of opening the safe when you enter your vehicle and then remembering to close it whenever you exited your vehicle.

I suppose everyone has to decide for themselves what level of compromise they're willing to undergo but making concessions for the sake of practicality is certainly a fact of life.

I'd be curious to know what you end up doing and there's bound to be someone else grappling with the same issues regarding their own practices.
 
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pcbuckhunter

Twelve Pointer
It requires a second gun and some added expense, but another option (with realistic access) would be a lock-box mounted within easy reach. One with RFID activation would be about an convenient as that method of readiness could get. For this to be viable, you'd have to establish a sound habit of opening the safe when you enter your vehicle and then remembering to close it whenever you exited your vehicle.

I suppose everyone has to decide for themselves what level of compromise they're willing to undergo but making concessions for the sake of practicality is certainly a fact of life.

I'd be curious to know what you end up doing and there's bound to be someone else grappling with the same issues regarding their own practices.
If I were in my personal vehicle this would be a great idea, and I might utilize it for my personal vehicle at some point in the future. However this isn’t a viable option in company vehicles and rentals.

The more I think about it, the more multiple carry seems like the best option. In which case, I might be in the market for a “truck gun”. If I go this route, I might just do the old standby holster between the seats option for a small frame auto.

I really like pocket carrying the LCP, so I’ll not go away from that. I don’t have another carry gun that I have that level of confidence in, that is even remotely so comfortable to carry.


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All Pines

Eight Pointer
Go buy a j-frame 38 and tuck it somewhere. You need something concealable with quick access, top reliability, and 3-5 yard accuracy...for a price that won’t break the bank
 

FishHunt

Twelve Pointer
Try a Sneaky Pete holster. It conceals the pistol, allows fast access and you can clip it on/off in seconds. If anyone ask what is in the pouch tell them it is your personal cellphone. You can easily carry it off person in a vehicle and you will not draw any unwanted attention as you clip it back to your waist when exiting a vehicle. All the while your LCP will be out of sight and secure. Check out the covert nylon offerings innocuous graphics on the holster flap.

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flathead977

Eight Pointer
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This is CYA holster I just got today to try out. You can hardly tell it’s on your side. American made and veteran owned. If that sways your decision any.
 
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