Holster Carry Vs Pocket Carry Handgun Showdown – VIDEO


There is no better way to secure your carry handgun than with a quality built leather or kydex holster. There is comfort in knowing the trigger is fully covered. It requires a belt for a firm fit. My preferred carry position is 4 o’clock on the hip however many carriers prefer AIWB (appendix inside the waistband). Either way, the security offered with a tight holster fit is assuring.

Pocket carry offers the advantage of simplicity. Using a heavy built nylon pocket holster is easy and quick. Many concealed carriers just drop their pistol in the pocket and off they go. Carrying in the pocket allows people to discreetly carry in the warmer months with various types of clothes. Sometimes a holster on the belt will not suit a particular style of dress. Pocket carry seems to fit all styles of dress.

I decided to ask this question to my viewers. Which type of carry is their most preferred style. Is it holster carry or pocket carry? Many CCW people use a combination of both. They may holster carry their primary firearm and pocket carry their backup gun. I find myself in that scenario quite often. However, there are people out there who find themselves carrying the same style everyday.

When I received the feedback from my viewers, I was shocked to learn the majority of the people pocket carry. They mentioned the simplicity with any type of clothing was the main reason. It is safe to say that micro-size 9mm and .380 ACP pistols are here to stay. Let’s not forget about the small revolvers either. I want to throw this same question out to the followers of Concealed Nation. Do you prefer to primarily carry your gun in a holster on the hip or in the pocket? Check out the video and weigh in on your primary style of carry. Let’s share ideas so we can learn from each other.


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Dan has been an avid gun collector and enthusiast for several years. He enjoys shooting and reviewing all firearms on his YouTube channel called TheFireArmGuy. Most importantly, he believes in the 2nd Amendment and strongly feels that all Americans should practice situational awareness and carry a gun daily.

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