I sometimes carry my LCP like a pocket knife. All opinions welcome

I sometimes carry my LCP like a pocket knife. All opinions welcome

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  1. #1 I sometimes carry my LCP like a pocket knife. All opinions welcome 
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    Some may remember seeing an image of my LCP with a clip on the right side of it. I love it! My weapon is easy to draw with just my thumb and a finger under the bottom of the clip just to lift. It takes zero effort. With the grip exposed as in the one image only your thumb is needed to draw. Also with the grip exposed the weapon will drop into your pocket as in the other image as you walk around a bit. If you expose the grip and sit down in a chair the weapon can be drawn with ease, even in a vehicle with your seat-belt on! The weapon has never come out of my pocket unintentionally nor has any mishap occurred.
    This little clip (tecna-clip) is very well designed with solid mounting and quality spring steel. Still tight and no wiggle after many years of use. I can still use my deep pocket holster as the clip can tuck inside and not cause a problem.
    I would not use it with the LCP II! And in my view would never put an LCP II in my pocket. I adrenaline rush train and know my safety limitations. Denny
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    Deny, I have seen some LEOs and other people carry their Elsie that way. Couple LEOs have told me that sometimes the grip is hard to hide and they do go back using the pocket holster. if it works for you and you are comfortable with it, keep on using Elsie that way.
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    My only concern would be the exposed trigger guard, even w/the original LCP design.
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    Most of the time, I don't even carry a knife that way!

    Your photos make it seem quite obvious that you're carrying, but you may have intended the photos to be that way.

    I carry my LCP II in a pocket holster.
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    Hey, Denny. Here's a photo of my LCP with a similar clip, positioned slightly differently. I used it for appendix, inside waistband, carry and it actually worked really well. It was comfortable, and could even be worn with a tucked-in shirt by just slightly pulling just enough shirt to cover the slightly exposed grip.

    However, the old adage from my aerobatic flying days goes; "There are old pilots, there are bold pilots but, very few old, bold pilots." Thus, as I've become old I've become less bold and more concerned with continuing longevity, so I removed the clip and use a pocket or IPS holster. I do agree that the clip has such a low profile that the pistol could still be easily carried in my pocket holster.

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  7. #6 Re: I sometimes carry my LCP like a pocket knife. All opinions welcome 
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    Seems Handy enough but personally I would be self-conscious with the butt of the gun sticking up out of my jeans like that, and I would never carry any pistol with an uncovered trigger. That’s just me, I know some guys are comfortable doing that, so whatever works for you.
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    In Texas, we have open carry and conceal carry. If this type of carry is seen, then it would not fall under conceal carry, because it is not concealed. Open carry cannot apply either as in Texas you can only open carry if it is a belt holster or shoulder holster. So IMO, it would be illegal if seen.

    Secondly, after making holsters for about 13 to 14 years now, I've had the occasion to talk to lots of customers over the years (virtually thousands). I've had a hand full of them let me know they had shot themselves, and one being a LEO. In all of the cases where they had shot themselves, it was from a gun not in a holster. My recommendation is to always carry with the trigger protected. That will not guarantee you won't shoot yourself, but it certainly helps IMO. The other best practice is to keep the booger finger off of the trigger until you're ready to shoot.
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    I have, a times, carried a .22lr I have with a Techna-Clip. Not my first option for carry but it works in a pinch. Also, I have a NAA Mini-Revolver in .22WMR that I carry when it is nor feasible to carry anything else. Typically at a special event where I have to wear a tux or a suit. It has the folding clip grip installed. Doesn't deploy fast but its better than a sharp stick and a mean face.

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    Nice NAA. I tried one of those folding holsters but sent it back. Got a nice little leather pocket holsters instead. Replaced the tiny birds head grips with a boot grip for a little more purchase but still the gun is about as small as it gets.
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    I'd be interested in that if it was designed just a little differently so that the gun was just below the top of the pocket instead of showing. I'd have no qualms about carrying my old gen 1 lcp and gen 1 1/2, whatever they called it, with the trigger uncovered, but the new ones have a very light trigger pull, or so I've heard. Just keep your finger off the trigger when pulling it out, and never carry anything else in the same pocket, like keys, coins, frogs...

    I'd like something like that that would keep it riding higher in my front pocket so it would be more easily accessible than trying to dig it out. Does anyone make a clip like that? That's actually one of the main reasons i switched to a revolver, because it's easier to grab and pull out.
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