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    We met this last weekend at the gun range to do some shooting (and had a BLAST!!) And I presented him with a Blackhawk SERPA holster for his firearm, courtesy of the forum members.
    So now, no more excuses

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    Yes, and as I expressed to gregma, a hearty thank you to all who contributed to the "fund" that he claims was started (and Lonnie first mentioned when I joined the forum). As I have old habits/morals handed down from my father (in-country Vietnam Vet), I wasn't going to allow him to pay for all of it himself, but he insisted... so instead I payed for his range fee and let him use my targets.

    Unfortunately, Sam's no longer allows non-members to shoot members' high-powered rifles (only members may shoot high-powered rifles, otherwise you may only shoot low-powered rifles{i.e. .22lr}, shotguns, and pistols). That being the case, I wasn't able to let gregma shoot my CETME or my Mosin Nagant 91/30 ex-sniper, but I did get to "show 'em off", heh.

    Gregma has quite the fine Beretta 9mm and we swapped pistols to check each out. As he said, it was quite a blast!

    Also unfortunately, I find that the holster prints just a little too much for my liking, which I'll have to work on clothing-wise. Until such time, carrying my G27 is going to have to stay "mexican-concealed" for certain areas where carry is technically legal, but where I could stand to lose a substantial amount of time and resources from being "outted": http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum55/2916-2.html (My post on Sun Jun 10th, 2007 04:23 pm)
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    JAC, have you ever tried a small of the back holster? Especially since you have a Glock 27 like I. Uncle Mike's makes a SOTB holster and it costs 15 bucks. I find it tends to be very comfortable back there and even helps me sit up straight! Noone can ever tell I am CC'in when I go that way. Just a thought.

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    G27, that's actually where I carry "mexican". Small of the back, in the waistband. It's never come loose or fallen out, even when riding my bicycle or out running. I may pick up an Uncle Mikes SOB-IWB holster when I get a chance, though.
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    I would never carry a glock in condition 1, or any weapon for that fact, without an suitible holster.

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    gregma wrote:
    We met this last weekend at the gun range to do some shooting (and had a BLAST!!)* And I presented him with a Blackhawk SERPA holster for his firearm,* courtesy of the forum members.
    So now, no more excuses
    Man, makes me wish I'd made that complaint! The one I'm getting is $50.
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    I'm sorry about the SERPA :shock::P:P

    Take a look at the Comp-Tac CTAC and they are comming out with a new holster that looks rather promising for those who like leather called the Minotaur MTAC.

    http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/prod...products_id=95

    Mexican carry is not very safe & should only be used when ya have no other recourse.

    Theres a reason it's called Mexican carry

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    I have the same holster for my XD. I do notfeel very comfortable OCing just yet in the public. I OC at work (in lakewood at the warehouse) and once or twice did it at Pho Tran Brothers in S. Tacoma way on lunch break.

    One time at work, a customer actually started asking about my holster and how it worked. I'm still just afraid that someone will freak out and call the cops "THERE IS A MAN WITH A GUN!"

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    I like that MTAC. I hate those hot days at work, pull the honey from the safe and it gives new meaning to "Disco Inferno". Between the kydex and the slide and grip of the gun being 100 C I end up doing a little dance when I come out of my unarmed victim zone.

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    Mjolnir wrote:
    Theres a reason it's called Mexican carry
    ? The reason being?

    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...51/ai_n8591504
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    I use this to carry my Kahr P9 most of the time,

    http://www.activeprogear.com/defender.html.

    It allows me to carry an extra mag and is very comfortable. Also, if your shirt rides up a little it will only look like you are wearing a back brace, (considering your need to keep your carry status a secret).
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    G27 wrote:
    I would never carry a glock in condition 1, or any weapon for that fact, without an suitible holster.
    I don't. I carry it in condition 3.
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    Mjolnir wrote:
    I'm sorry about the SERPA :shock::P:P

    Take a look at the Comp-Tac CTAC and they are comming out with a new holster that looks rather promising for those who like leather called the Minotaur MTAC.

    http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog/prod...products_id=95

    Mexican carry is not very safe & should only be used when ya have no other recourse.

    Theres a reason it's called Mexican carry
    Sorry about my SERPA, huh? Yeah, I know you have pure hatred for it from the SERPA thread, but I'm trying to ignore you on these forums; that's why I stopped checking anywhere but the WA forum.

    As for Mexican carry being unsafe, it's only as unsafe as you make it. When carrying in condition 3, I find it very difficult to imagine the firearm being able to rack the slide far enough to chamber a round without me noticing. Oh, and until I take the time to buy an IWB holster, it is my only recourse in situations where I NEED to be concealed.

    Oh, and unrequited already posted the article that immediately came to mind when you said there was a reason it's called Mexican carry... and your comment is half a step from bigotry, but it's obviously hard to tell exactly what your intentions were through just the text.
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    Man, makes me wish I'd made that complaint! The one I'm getting is $50.
    Actually, there never was a complaint by me. I only stated how I carried and why I couldn't OC and it was the forum members that complained about that. They insisted that they were getting a fund together to buy me a proper holster... I thought it was a joke as it seemed they were half-joking when it was said. I now know it wasn't and can only say thank you again to those that anonymously donated to that fund.
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    just_a_car wrote:
    As for Mexican carry being unsafe, it's only as unsafe as you make it. When carrying in condition 3, I find it very difficult to imagine the firearm being able to rack the slide far enough to chamber a round without me noticing.
    Pass the Blackhawk Kool-aid! I'm glad you're not going to let him ruin it for you, and even more glad you have a bunch of guys who only want to help you spend more money on fun toys. The only other thing I'd say about Mexican Carry is I'm glad you're condition 3... VERY VERY VERY infrequently if I have to run to the car outside or in the garage I'll c3 a 3-min trip to and fro, but instead of Mexican, just front-pocket it. Freaks me out, but yeah, it's "safe".
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    just_a_car wrote:
    Sorry about my SERPA, huh? Yeah, I know you have pure hatred for it from the SERPA thread, but I'm trying to ignore you on these forums; that's why I stopped checking anywhere but the WA forum.

    As for Mexican carry being unsafe, it's only as unsafe as you make it. When carrying in condition 3, I find it very difficult to imagine the firearm being able to rack the slide far enough to chamber a round without me noticing. Oh, and until I take the time to buy an IWB holster, it is my only recourse in situations where I NEED to be concealed.

    Oh, and unrequited already posted the article that immediately came to mind when you said there was a reason it's called Mexican carry... and your comment is half a step from bigotry, but it's obviously hard to tell exactly what your intentions were through just the text.
    Dude, did ya see all the smiles, or is it you have no sense of humor :P:P:P:P

    Yes there is a reason it's called Mexican carry & it's nice to see you jumping to jumping to conclusions even when you are not sure what I ment.

    And yes condition 3 is "safe" but no way is it "smart"

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    just_a_car wrote:
    Unfortunately, Sam's no longer allows non-members to shoot members' high-powered rifles (only members may shoot high-powered rifles, otherwise you may only shoot low-powered rifles{i.e. .22lr}, shotguns, and pistols). That being the case, I wasn't able to let gregma shoot my CETME or my Mosin Nagant 91/30 ex-sniper, but I did get to "show 'em off", heh.
    I will get an opportunity to fire those fine weapons! I'll either have to join Sams (VERY nice range by the way), or go to someplace like SVRC.

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    I use this to carry my Kahr P9 most of the time,

    http://www.activeprogear.com/defender.html.

    It allows me to carry an extra mag and is very comfortable. Also, if your shirt rides up a little it will only look like you are wearing a back brace, (considering your need to keep your carry status a secret).
    Wow, I really like that. Is it comfortable? How about if you have to sit for a long time? I just might have to get one for those times I have to hide my firearm (which thankfully is VERY seldom)

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    krazichinaman wrote:
    I have the same holster for my XD. I do notfeel very comfortable OCing just yet in the public. I OC at work (in lakewood at the warehouse) and once or twice did it at Pho Tran Brothers in S. Tacoma way on lunch break.

    One time at work, a customer actually started asking about my holster and how it worked. I'm still just afraid that someone will freak out and call the cops "THERE IS A MAN WITH A GUN!"
    One step at a time! It's how we all started. Little by little, you will gain confidence. You might have a setback or two, but they will be worked out and you will eventually be free.

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    gregma wrote:
    T-RaV wrote:
    I use this to carry my Kahr P9 most of the time,

    http://www.activeprogear.com/defender.html.

    It allows me to carry an extra mag and is very comfortable. Also, if your shirt rides up a little it will only look like you are wearing a back brace, (considering your need to keep your carry status a secret).
    Wow, I really like that. Is it comfortable? How about if you have to sit for a long time? I just might have to get one for those times I have to hide my firearm (which thankfully is VERY seldom)
    It is very comfortable. I usually wear it all day, on long drives as well as on long walks with no problem.

    One thing to keep in mind if you choose to purchase it however is that it seems to have been made to carry in front rather than behind, so if you plan to carry SOB, (like I do) then you'll want to reverse the option for Left Hand/Right Hand.

    I would also recommend getting the thumb break instead of the standard strap it comes with.
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    I really like that waistband doohickey. My wife has a holster, but many of her pants don't have belt loops, or the loops are too small for a "real" belt and holster. I thought about getting her a belly band, but that thing looks like the perfect solution. I might even get myself one too!

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    Thinkin' I'll likely get one for CC. Great link!
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    LOL.

    Nobody has a holster they love. It's something you learn over time, while trying to find the holster you love. You'll never end up with the perfect one. What you will end up with is a drawer full of different holsters, and that one that you hate just a little less than the rest of them. Here are a few facts you will learn in your journey to find the right holster:

    1. If it conceals beautifully, it is very slow on the draw.

    2. If it is fast on the draw, it will print.

    3. If it is the most comfortable holster money can buy, it won't work with any the clothes you like to wear.

    4. The belt makes the holster. The belt makes the holster. The belt makes the holster.

    5.Shoulder holsters are the most comfortable, concealable and all around Bada$$. You just can't take off your jacket.

    Anyone have additions to the list?

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    I forgot the all important:

    6) What is a huge lump of a tumor to you is invisible to 99.99% of people, and those that notice usually don't care.



    I always used to think that everyone knew and was staring at me. Then I started OCing... even then barely anybody noticed! Now when I CC, I don't worry too much. Most people don't jump to the comclusion that a lump on your hip is a gun (for some reason).

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