Pimping the 2016 Texas Firearms Festival at the Temple Gun Show yesterday, I struck-up a conversation with a newbie. Her Texas LTC is due in the mail any day; she wanted to know what kind of gun to carry. I repeated advice I’ve given here many times: choose your carry method first, then find a gun to suit. She asked me how and what I carry.
For fast, efficient unholstering and reholstering, I’m an outside-the-waistband holster kinda guy. This carry method necessitates a slim firearm — a gun that won’t print like The New York Times when I slip-on a T-shirt. That’s one of the main reason I carry a .45-caliber 1911 in a K Rounds holster. When I have to go to meetings/dates suited and booted, I pocket carry a Smith & Wesson Airweight 642 in a DeSantis Super Fly holster.
How do you carry? What kind of gun + holster combination(s) do you deploy? Please describe your carry evolution: the holsters and guns you tried before arriving at your ballistic solution.