Like a lot of guys, I wear dress pants to the office almost every day of the week (thank God for casual Fridays). I also carry a gun every day of the week. While I do have plenty of carry options, both IWB and OWB, for my guns, I often find myself utilizing pocket carry when I’m at work.
The cut of the pocket opening on dress pants makes it much easier to draw my firearm than the cut of the pocket opening on a pair of jeans. Unfortunately, that’s where the benefits seem to end for me.
Dress pants are generally thinner and lighter than other pants types and tac-pants just wouldn’t look right for me personally at work. I’ve tried a variety of pocket carry holsters and even different styles and weights of dress pants, but I just can’t seem to find the right pant-and-pocket-holster combo.
Do you pocket carry in dress pants? If so, what setup have you found to be most beneficial for you?
Logan Metesh is a firearms historian and consultant who runs High Caliber History LLC. Click here for a free 3-page download with tips about caring for your antique and collectible firearms.