What I’m Carrying Now: a SIG P229 in a JM Custom Kydex Holster

Grey writes . . .

I carry a SIG P229C 9mm loaded with Hornady Critical Defense in a JM Custom Kydex.

The leather Hitch and Timber pocket organizer holds an IMCO lighter, Leatherman Juice S2, bullet pen and Streamlight USB rechargeable flashlight.

Other items are a Casio watch, keys to the Civic and a Trayvax wallet. I started wearing the bandana when masks became a requirement. It wears comfortably around my neck and I can easily slide it up upon entering a shop or when I get the urge to rob an approaching stagecoach.


This post is part of our series, What I’m Carrying Now. If you’d like to submit a photo and description of the gun, holster and gear you’re carrying in the new world in which we live, send it to us at [email protected] with WICN in the subject field.]


  1. avatar enuf says:

    Where’s the spare magazine?

    1. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

      What enuf said.

    2. avatar Darmin says:

      In your butt of course.

      1. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

        Darmin, said like someone who never carried a handgun in harm’s way. I was never in an armed confrontation where I thought, “Damn! I brought too much ammo!”

        1. avatar Hannibal says:

          So how many magazines do you carry? Assuming you can physically carry more than you do, why don’t you?

          After all, you’ve never been in an armed confrontation where you wished you had less ammo.

        2. avatar Montana Actual says:

          Hannibal, as many as we can? I mean, more than one is all you really need to know. Right?

    3. avatar Greymas says:

      I definitely need one. Extra ammo and also for malfunction . Need to find a mag carrier that doesn’t print.

      1. avatar JoeV says:

        I haven’t found a good solution for concealing double-stack mags in warm weather.

      2. avatar Ed says:

        Safariland Model 123 Horizontal Magazine Pouch will work nicely with a double stack magazine.

        1. avatar JoeV says:

          Horizontal. Did not think of that. Thank you, Ed.

  2. avatar Specialist38 says:

    I just dont see how you hide that big-assed grip.

    Pretty nice kit.

    1. avatar tdiinva says:

      I have been carrying my APX since the unrest started. The grip is about the same size. A cop or security professional might notice but no one else including your typical BLM/ANTIFA looter. I am sure he conceals it well.

      1. avatar Specialist38 says:

        I imagine he does since its his EDC.

        When I carry a full size SR9 IWB, the grip looks like a tent peg under my shirt.

        I can carry a Beretta 92 easier in an OWB pancake even though its wider.

        Since I dont own Sigs, I’m just guessing by looking that it would be hard to cover.

        But I could be wrong.

        1. avatar Klaus Von Schmitto says:

          The “C” model is the carry version of the 229. It’s smaller than it looks if you know what I mean.

        2. avatar Bob h says:

          It’s the full sized grip with a 3.5” barrel. Not much fatter than a glock 19 but a lot more ergonomic.

    2. avatar GreyMas says:

      AIWB. Only way I could get guns I own not to print. I used to carry Glock but don’t like striker fired pistol point at the vitals. So went DA/SA. Looking for OWB for cold weather carry.

      1. avatar Specialist38 says:

        Well I’ll be danged. Thanks.

    3. avatar Michigun says:

      I regularly carry a P229, and it really isn’t too hard to hide. A loose shirt or a fleece hides it pretty well.

  3. avatar Biatec says:

    All I carry is a .54 black powder. If you need more than that you need your eyes checked or you need to stop hanging out with criminals.

    A mans gun.

    1. avatar Ben says:

      Sounds like something a person who can’t legally carry a firearm would say.

      I commend the carrier of that P229. Takes dedication for that kind of weight and girth. But hey if it’s your fave it’s worth it.

      1. avatar Biatec says:

        Please. A real man would be carrying a muzzle loading black powder. If you can find a way to justify the need for more than one bullet per minute just carry a back up derringer.

        II mean a 9mm won’t stop no one. .54 ball will stop anything. Not as good as my brown bess but good enough.

        1. avatar Montana Actual says:

          I’m not even sure if you are serious or not… I guess I don’t care enough to ask, so I’ll just call you a jackass and chuck up the deuces.

        2. avatar Biatec says:


  4. avatar Nevertheless I Live says:

    I love my Sig p229 and carry it 90% of the time

    1. avatar Greymas says:

      Really happy with Sig. the 229C is a 224 slide on a 229 grip. Only issue I’ve had is 229 15 round mags will not reliable cycle when loaded with 15 rounds. This is consistent with all factory mags I own. I limit To 14. I need to start carrying that extra mag.

      1. avatar Michigun says:

        Try MecGar mags, they work great in my 229 and 228

        1. avatar Nevertheless I Live says:

          MecGar is the oem manufacturer for Sig magazines.

  5. avatar Rick V says:

    Hi. Really nice kit! Enjoyed just looking at it!

    1. avatar Darmin says:

      Don’t just look baby, come and play with it now

      1. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

        Oh! You’re just a troll. Therefore of no consequence. Maybe you should try praying. I heard in Sunday School that God suffers fools.

    2. avatar Greymas says:


  6. avatar possum says:

    I’ve never used a kydex, it seems they would not be as comfortable as leather. Also something about a plastic holster just don’t seem right to me.Next time I get a chance I will look some over.

    1. avatar Greymas says:

      I had Crossbreed holster. Leather was more comfortable but didn’t carry right for me. I would recommend them though. Just didn’t fit me.

  7. avatar possum says:

    And in many states black powder gunms are considered a furarm if your a prohibited person.. as a matter of fact in this state a bb gunm is illegal if it shoots faster then 650 fps and has a rifled barrel. laws in state before making a mistake.

  8. avatar Phantom30 says:

    I’d make a truck gun comment but your driving a civic.

    1. avatar tdiinva says:

      Insert Manhood joke here.

    2. avatar GreyMas says:

      Ha! My commute is 75 miles each way so had to get something easy on gas. 4th Honda and my first three had over 200k miles. Fortunate to be able to work from home during scamdemic and may from now on. I’ll be getting truck for next vehicle.

      1. avatar Phantom30 says:

        Then you should consider a 25.5″ CCW legal 300 Blackout AR pistol truck gun More fire power, utility, and sustainability

      2. avatar tdiinva says:

        Pre-2011 VW Diesel or an unmodified post 2011 model. If I rolled at 65 in my 2005 I got in the mid 50s.

  9. avatar Tommy357 says:

    Love it!

    I Really want a p229 in .40/ .357 Sig.

  10. avatar Bemused Berserker says:

    Good proven and dependable Gun, Knife, and Flashlight, No spare mag bothers me, because if you have malfunction, it may be due to the mag itself. So for me, I always carry a spare, even if it’s stuffed in a pocket (usually I carry two 12 rounders for my P365 in a DeSantis Mag Pouch, haven’t bought any of the 15 round mags yet). You and only you know your situation, needs and condition of your gear, so the spare is just my two cents. I had to quit carrying IWB, I’m old enough with just enough of a paunch, to dig in (especially sitting down) and it can get pretty uncomfortable. Can’t lose the spare tire no matter what I try. Getting Old Ain’t For Sissies I’ll vouch for. So I use a DeSantis Mini Slide.
    Other than the spare mag, that’s a great EDC kit.

    1. avatar Greymas says:

      Thanks! You’re right about spare mag. I got to find carrier that works.

  11. avatar MtnDewey says:

    love it

  12. avatar Zkahr says:

    That’s a cool gun. Thanks for posting, I love looking at a good ole classic Sig. Especially a semi-rare one like yours.
    Remember back when Jurassic Park The Lost World came out and Burger King (I think it was BK) was selling Dino watches? Your watch reminds me of the “T-Rex eye watch.”

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