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Old 12-20-2020, 3:58 AM
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Good morning friends.
I was wide awake at 2am this morning. Already finished off a pot of coffee. Put on my overall that I wore yesterday while working in my yard. And being that its to early to finish up yard work I decided to go on a early morning drive.
This is something my father Inlaw and I would do on rainy weekends that we didn't go fishing.
Not wanting to change or wake up my wife trying to get the G42 out of the pistol safe I decided to pocket carry the 26.
In regular pants I would not do it. Just to uncomfortable and the handle rides to high.
But my overall pockets are a perfect and comfortable fit.
No more quick trips to the store unarmed while wearing overalls..
I just maybe carring it while working in the yard.
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Old 12-20-2020, 4:02 AM
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A pocket is any gun you can carry in YOUR pocket.

My G19 with red dot is my AIWB and pocket gun....

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Old 12-20-2020, 4:19 AM
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If you pocket carry, use a pocket holster.
^It keeps the handgun align correctly and prevents items from getting into the trigger guard and snagging the trigger.

The Glock 26/27/33 is a chunky boy for pocket carry.
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Old 12-20-2020, 4:28 AM
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A pocket is any gun you can carry in YOUR pocket.

My G19 with red dot is my AIWB and pocket gun....

Carry On.
I agree..Just never really enjoyed having a gun in my pocket.
But I don't like even carrying keys and my wallet..
I carry the 26 Iw and extra mag , knife Owb on my belt.
My G42 and G19 are pretty much safe queens . I train and practice with them but prefer the 26
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Old 12-20-2020, 4:35 AM
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If you pocket carry, use a pocket holster.
^It keeps the handgun align correctly and prevents items from getting into the trigger guard and snagging the trigger.

The Glock 26/27/33 is a chunky boy for pocket carry.

Good idea on getting a pocket holster for the 26.
I have practice with carrying the 42 in a pocket holster and just in my pocket.
I find I can retrieve and racket a round faster than I can pull it from a holster. Maybe I need a different one 🤔
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Old 12-20-2020, 5:22 AM
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I used to pocket carry a S&W 642. Now I pocket carry a CZ RAMI when I don’t feel like wearing a gun belt and IWB holster. Any gun is a pocket gun if your pockets are big enough to fit a pocket holster for it.
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Old 12-20-2020, 5:22 AM
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When I'm hiking the G29 is in my left front pocket.
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Old 12-20-2020, 6:03 AM
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If the gun AND the holster fit your pocket, it is a pocket gun. Pocket carry without a holster or trigger guard is just looking to add to the list of folks that have first-hand experience with Glock Leg.
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Old 12-20-2020, 6:12 AM
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A G26 is pretty fat for a pocket gun, but if you can fit it in your pocket ... POCKET GUN.
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Old 12-20-2020, 6:18 AM
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BORAII Eagle $17 Works well stays on in my experience.

https://www.boraii.com/store/c4/GLOCK.html
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Old 12-20-2020, 6:54 AM
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I wouldn't call a gun that fits in a pocket a pocket gun. My G17 fits in a pocket but doesn't make it a good choice.
I guess my opinion of a pocket gun is something something is comfortable , concealed and safe to carry
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Old 12-20-2020, 7:44 AM
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A G26 is pretty fat for a pocket gun, but if you can fit it in your pocket ... POCKET GUN.
Yep this.

I’d lean more for the 42/43, etc to be easier to pocket carry.
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Old 12-20-2020, 8:15 AM
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My Glock 27 was too big fir me to pocket carry. That’s why I got a Sig P290rs. It’s my largest pocket carry gun but considerably smaller than a G26/27.
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Good morning friends.
I was wide awake at 2am this morning. Already finished off a pot of coffee. Put on my overall that I wore yesterday while working in my yard. And being that its to early to finish up yard work I decided to go on a early morning drive.
This is something my father Inlaw and I would do on rainy weekends that we didn't go fishing.
Not wanting to change or wake up my wife trying to get the G42 out of the pistol safe I decided to pocket carry the 26.
In regular pants I would not do it. Just to uncomfortable and the handle rides to high.
But my overall pockets are a perfect and comfortable fit.
No more quick trips to the store unarmed while wearing overalls..
I just maybe carring it while working in the yard.
I edc a 26 and it can be carried many different ways. My caveat is that I make sure the only thing in my pocket is the 26.

How you decide to carry your 26 is your business.
Carry on carrying it as you see fit. Carry more and worry less.
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I haven't figured out a comfortable and safe way to carry any striker fired autoloader in a pocket. DA/SA with a decocker sure.... but not a Glock.
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I haven't figured out a comfortable and safe way to carry any striker fired autoloader in a pocket. DA/SA with a decocker sure.... but not a Glock.


Don't pull the trigger while hot and they won't fire. There is no ghost in the machine that'll set it off.

Stupid is a powerful force and can undo any mechanical safety. DA/SA, squeeze cocker, grip safety etc.

YT videos of a doofus shooting himself always has a back story. We've seen most of them.
Making firearms idiot proof is impossible. There's always a new breed of idiot ready to take first place prize.

I'm NOT implying you're an idiot.
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I haven't figured out a comfortable and safe way to carry any striker fired autoloader in a pocket. DA/SA with a decocker sure.... but not a Glock.
Have to agree with ACfixer; I won't carry a striker-fired pistol in my pants pocket either. Just don't feel safe doing so. When I carry a Glock, it's in a kydex iwb holster. My DA/SA pistols might be too large for pocket carry (haven't attempted to do so), but a 5-shot revolver fits safely into my pants pocket.
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Old 12-21-2020, 4:01 AM
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I edc a 26 and it can be carried many different ways. My caveat is that I make sure the only thing in my pocket is the 26.

How you decide to carry your 26 is your business.
Carry on carrying it as you see fit. Carry more and worry less.
Agreed
When I pocket carry, it's in a sticky holster and there is nothing else in that pocket.
Side note: I generally pocket carry when I know one of my stops requires me to disarm.....
Post Office
Government building
Etc.......


I tend to awib more than any other way.....but pocket carry is a viable option for me.

By the way, my G19 has had demons removed so it won't accidentally go off by itself.
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Old 12-21-2020, 4:29 AM
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Yes, you can do it. The trick is a very thin holster in a large pocket with straight cut/horizontal opening and a rag. Insert the gun into the holster and put the holster in the pocket. Bounce/move/jump a bit to let it settle. Then stuff the rag in there so it fills the gaps and breaks up the outline of the gun. I have tried the shield but they never quite work out in breaking up the outline of the gun. A rag always works.

Never put anything in the pocket except gun, holster and rag. Use a holster that fully covers the trigger area and a Glock is safe to pocket carry.
http://www.fist-holsters.com/storage...43-detail.html

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I have a 26 and hate it. It just does not fit my hand, even with the Pearce extensions. Prefer to carry a G30 or G36 if I have to carry a semi.
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Don't pull the trigger while hot and they won't fire. There is no ghost in the machine that'll set it off.

Stupid is a powerful force and can undo any mechanical safety. DA/SA, squeeze cocker, grip safety etc.

YT videos of a doofus shooting himself always has a back story. We've seen most of them.
Making firearms idiot proof is impossible. There's always a new breed of idiot ready to take first place prize.

I'm NOT implying you're an idiot.
I appreciate that, now I still won't carry a striker fired pistol in a pocket. I carry one in the pipe (as we all should) and IMO a Glock is a condition 0 pistol. All it takes is a trigger pull and again, just IMO, that belongs in a holster with the trigger enclosed. I don't like stickys, I like an anchored holster.

Yeah, I think the 26 is a bit big for the pocket anyway. Pants pocket anyway, maybe a vest pocket but again, just not for me. I'd carry a P232 or a J-frame there though.
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Actually, yes, it is. A friend of mine EDC’s one. He has a thin kydex holster for it and blouses a rag around it to break up the outline.
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I have an Uncle Mikes pocket holster I slip my G26 in when pocket carrying in my cargo shorts when puttering around the house.
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During shorts weather I pocket carry a G27 in a DeSantis THE NEMESIS pocket holster or a Beretta Tomcat in a NEMESIS. I can pocket carry the Tomcat in the pants but the G27 is a little to bulky, now if I could find pants with deeper pockets I might try the G27.
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