Concealed Carriers Do it Deeper

No matter what that guy looks like he’s doing, we promise you won’t risk your job by clicking play to view the video. The demo dude is actually showing how, when you’re wearing CCW Breakaway pants, your pocketed pistol will ride deeper and more toward the inside of your leg rather than on the outside where it will tend to print. The benefit: instead of people asking if that’s a pistol in your pocket, they’ll just think you’re really glad to see them.

The big feature is that the tops of the front pockets along the belt line break away for an easier draw. And CCW Breakaways are lefty-friendly as both front pockets have integrated Velcro-adjustable holsters to fit the carry heater you fancy most.

Our only reservation is the potential junk-jeopardizing initial thrust that’s needed to pop the top of the pocket open. But the proof of the pants is in the wearing. They’ll be making them in khaki, cargo and jean configurations. And though the site sez they’ll be available some time in the second quarter, we’ll be efforting a pair or two to see if they’re all they, well, seam to be.


  1. avatar Varmint Hunter says:

    Thank you, NO! A two-holed penis benefits no one.

    1. avatar Chris Dumm says:

      Damned right.

      AD’s happen, which is why we don’t just have a single rule of gun safety which says ‘Don’t Have An Accidental Discharge.’ If something goes wrong, a gun in a hip holster is nearly 100% incapable of shooting a hole in any part of me except my outer thigh or lower leg. While painful and embarrassing, such gunshot wounds are almost never fatal.

      Pocket carry doesn’t have this fail-safe, because the muzzle will rest on your upper thigh or crotch when you’re seated. These parts of your body are full of organs and/or major blood vessels, and contact gunshots there are frequently fatal.

      ‘Appendix carry,’ where the muzzle is constantly pressed into your intestines, strikes me as only being slightly safer than ‘pointed at my forehead’ carry.

      No thanks.

      1. avatar Eric says:

        FYI: Appendix presses the muzzle into your femoral artery and nuts, not intestines:)

        Pocket carry is probably marginally safer anatomically from a “planning to have a ND” standpoint. I agree hip carry has the least risk of serious injury

        1. avatar Varmint Hunter says:

          For obvious reasons, this pants advertisement reminds me of the story at the link below. I’ve always wondered how the self-shot person in this story was carrying, but either way it sounds like he shot himself in the femoral artery and bled out before someone with some medical/first-aid sense bothered to stick their finger in the bullet hole and compress the intact, proximal portion of his femoral artery before he bled out. This story has greatly troubled me ever since I read it as I’m convinced, as a former paramedic and surgical assistant, I or someone with training could have stopped his bleeding with 1 or 2 fingers before his kids were orphaned. I don’t mean to sound cocky, but I’m confident some very simple medical intervention could have saved this father’s life and some kids would still be enjoying their dad. I think this story will ALWAYS bother me as it appears to be permanently etched in my memory. BTW, these pants look like the most dangerous thing I’ve seen in a long time.

        2. avatar Eric says:

          I found that story disturbing as well when it came out.

  2. avatar IdahoPete says:

    Interesting what this says about the increasing numbers of people getting concealed carry permits and buying concealable handguns. In spite of the Brady Bunch of Idiots claims, there have to be a LOT of people with carry permits if a company believes it can make a profit selling “dedicated concealed carry” pants.

    The eeevil free market at work.

    Also note a point worth repeating when you are carrying in a pocket: NOTHING else goes in that pocket: no hanky, no loose change, no penknife, no pocket lint, nothing that will interfere with a rapid draw or block the trigger.

  3. avatar Eric says:

    He should have a pocket holster. Still, getting a Glock 19 in (and out) of pocket is pretty impressive.

  4. avatar DonWorsham says:

    I have a pair of these. I use them as my dress up pants. I use a pocket holster for my Glock 26. From the way I draw, I’m never been able to pop open the pocket. However, everytime I re-holster I do pop it open. Don’t really care for them. What I do like is the little sock for a magazine that velcros inside the front pocket.

  5. avatar Elliotte says:

    I have a pair of these and I like them. (FYI the jeans ones may be “coming soon” but the khakis and cargo versions are available now). I’m able to draw popping the buttons and I can holster it without popping the buttons, just takes some practice is all.

  6. avatar Don says:

    I’ve totally modded pants to do this before.


  7. avatar D says:

    Have several pairs of black CCW Breakaways khakis and shorts. Remove the paddle/belt loops from a Safariland ALS holster set to minimum tension, put your gun in it, shove the whole thing in the CCW Breakaways pocket adjusted to max depth. Bingo: comfy total concealment of a Glock 21 Gen4 (or anything smaller), with two spare mags secured by velcro Mag Socks in the offside pocket. The stripped holster covers the trigger guard, keeps the gun in the pocket during all activity short of trapeze flipping, and keeps things safe even if the gun does somehow fall out of the pocket (holster won’t release unless you hit the ALS thumb tab). The holster also keeps the pocket more open, reducing the chance of catching your hand or the gun on bunching fabric during the draw. You can have hand on gun in pocket with no one knowing, and it’s instantly accessible with a flick of the thumb. If by some chance you miss the release in the pocket and the holster comes out with the gun, hitting the release and flicking your wrist slightly sends the holster flying. Give it a try. Under 2-second draws are doable from hands free, way under 2 seconds starting hand in pocket. Ideal home carry. Took some experimenting to get to this ideal arrangement for me. Could never carry in these pants chamber loaded with exposed trigger, I spend too much time playing actively with my kids. Rule is either chamber empty without holster (not as slow as some assume, but obvious drawbacks of added motion and 2-handed requirement), or chamber loaded with good holster (i.e. the ALS).

  8. Why no shorts? It’s too hot to wear long pants in the summer in Texas!

    1. avatar Elliotte says:

      Actually they make their cargos and khakis in shorts, no word on the jeans yet. You just have to go to he catalog link, their website is kinda poorly designed.

  9. avatar Ralph says:

    I often carry a snubby in my pocket — with a pocket holster — and I think it’s absolutely safe. In fact, I was recently run over while carrying a snubby in my pocket, so I have proof.

    Then again, I’ve been divorced twice, so maybe my nuts are used to being threatened.

  10. avatar Veekay says:

    Well the idea is not new:

    Other than that, I just won a prize and Jennifer thinks we have a lot in common. Thank you TTAG, you made my day!

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      Pas de quoi.

  11. avatar Jim Barrett says:

    I found the scenario videos on their website to be somewhat amusing, particularly the “parking lot” one. Really, if the bad guy has a gun leveled at you, what are the chances realistically that you could get your gun out of your pocket and on target before the bad guy has made you look like a carnival shooting range?

  12. avatar Tim says:

    Need extended-sized pants… geez…

  13. avatar micro says:


  14. I got a pair of Breakaways. They’re still in the wash (I always wash new clothes before wearing them, to get the sizing out), so I haven’t tried them yet. I like the suggestion of a holster. I’ll look into that.

    Currently I carry in a fanny pack, but it’s just not practical under a raincoat or a heavy winter coat. That’s why I decided to give these pants a try.

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