A pocket pistol is great for concealed carry because of their small size, light weight and ease of concealment. However, need to choose a proper pocket in which to carry it so you can draw it quickly and reliably if you should ever need to. Today’s blog will be going over 4 common locations for concealing your pocket pistol.
The most classic of our in-pocket carry positions, front-pocket carry is convenient and accessible, primarily because of how natural it feels to put your hand in that pocket. Furthermore, the front pocket can accommodate a reasonably large pocket gun, but it does not offer good mobility during the draw and can be quite uncomfortable at times.
Back pockets are best suited to small, flat semi-automatics and offer good access and excellent mobility. As Personal Defense Word points out, you can also use an “I’ll give you my wallet” ruse to naturally reach for the gun without arousing suspicion.
Since most cargo pants have pockets with flaps positioned farther down the leg, access is not as fast or convenient. Perhaps the major disadvantage of cargo-pocket carry is that it limits your fashion choices to only cargo-style pants.
A light but sturdy jacket that can support the weight of a pocket gun can be a great concealed-carry option. It allows easy access to the gun, conceals it well and offers outstanding mobility during the draw.
Ultimately, drawing a pistol in self-defense should be a well-trained reflex, so you want to stay consistent with your carry locations. If you keep your firearm in different locations depending on what you wear you may end up reaching for a gun that isn’t there should you need to act quickly. Personal defense doesn’t have one-size-fits-all solutions. Do your homework, practice and “pick your pocket carefully”.