Are Pocket Holsters a Good Idea?
Russ Chastain 09.30.19
While perusing a recent press release about a new adjustable pocket holster from Versacarry, I found myself wondering how I could use such a rig. And I don’t really think pocket carry is for me, simply because I carry too much other stuff in my pockets. But many folks surely do carry concealed firearms in their pockets, and clearly prefer to do so.
As with most parts of my life, I am systematic about what I carry with me all day every day, and in which pocket it resides. My left pocket has certain items, my right pocket has others… and this leaves little or no room for carrying a firearm in my pocket.
Pocket carry is reasonably popular though, therefore some of you reading this right now must be fans of it. Maybe you have a popper in your pocket right now, or maybe you tried pocket carry and didn’t like it. Either way, please comment below to let us know what carry method you prefer, and why.
The holster I saw advertised is from Versacarry and they simply call it “Adjustable Pocket Holster.” It’s constructed for right-hand use and comes with three different-length “claws” or “keepers” which you can change in order to make sure the holster stays in your pocket when you draw your firearm.
This versatility is definitely important; you need the holster to stay in place when you draw your shootin’ iron.
Pocket carry without a holster is certainly a bad idea, because the pistol will almost always move out of position as soon as you start walking, making it difficult to grip and awkward to draw and downright dangerous if your groping finger contacts the trigger when it oughtn’t. A good pocket holster keeps your gun in position and covers the trigger to prevent such nonsense.
In other words, if you’re going to carry a pistol in your pocket, I believe a good holster is a must-have.
At this stage of the game I feel too invested in (and comfortable with) hip carry to switch to pocket carry. Would you? if so, what holster do/would prefer?