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I work in an office building and part of my job description has been changed to include carrying a concealed weapon. My concern with this is I have no Idea how I’m going to comfortably accomplish this.

Part of my day is spent at a desk … working.
While another part of my day is spent not at a desk.

I would rather not go into to detail about my job, but the idea is that we are a happy organization and guns in plain sight tend to upset people. I usually wear a Button down shirt and tie (Sport Coat occasionally) with dress slacks or Golf T with khaki’s (Formal/Casual attire). From time to time I do have to wear a suit.

The carry weapon will be my Glock 29 Subcompact 10mm with 2 back up magazines. 1 additional 10 round magazine and 1 15 round high cap backup.

What do you guys recommend and why?
 

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would you mind wearing a sport coat daily? you would have a bunch of options.
I’m open to options; however I don’t want to limit myself to wearing a jacket every single day all day. I doubt the shoulder holsters will keep the gun out of sight, out of mind when the jacket is off and I’m in a sitting position working. In addition, it is nice to just wear a comfortable Golf T to work. Also, moving my sidearm from place to place exposes it to “view” and that is the main goal we are aiming for here, to limit exposure time and frequency. I know it sounds unusual, but where I work it makes a LOT of sense.

Before I jump to conclusions, what did you have in mind? It may work out for my needs. As I said before, I’m open to all suggestions. And I realise that I may need more then 1 option for different dress code.
 

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having a coat or even an open button down shirt that drops past your waste line opens up all sorts of options. if your attire is a tucked in shirt and pants your down to pocket carry or ankle. almost anything at the waste line will have SOME visibility. even the inside-the-pant holsters that have a mock pager will still have a little handle above the waste line.

i would rule out under the arm carry entirely if you want the minimum chance of printing or LOS detection. when you sit and your jacket bows out it sticks out like a sore thumb.

with some minimum below waste cover you have about 190 degrees of good conceal locations around your mid section. at that point its purly personal preference. some like SOB (small of back) carry, others prefer the 3:00 - 4:00 position. as far as specific holsters are concerned i cant really lend any valuable information. but if your going to be carrying all day i would suggest you get a small handful of suggestions and try out anything and everything that looks plausible, in an attempt to find what is most comfortable for your build and weapon.
 

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i have found that IWB kydex works for a tucked button shirt very well

the problem will be finding a "nice" belt that is also good gun leather that will mate well with dress slacks

other than that - pocket carry or ankle carry
 

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Cell phones are prohibited. I do carry a pager and occasionally a VERY basic palm. In today’s office environment a corner of a handle will be overlooked as some sort of pager/ electronic device or can be hidden with a dropped arm etc ...

Pocket carry sounds interesting as does in the waist band; however I am uncertain how comfortable these will be while sitting. Where can I get more information on this? And what would be a good starting point to help limit my spending on multiple units I won’t use?
 

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go to a local store and try them.

there are some great pocket carry holsters. although im not too familiar with your weapon and dimensions. only thing to be aware of is printing while sitting.
 

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^^

everyone is a little different - dont be surprised if you go through a bunch to find out what works best for you
 

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Thanks for the info guys.

For those that are not familiar with the 29 it is similar in size and shape to the 30 subcompact .45.



Only difference is, mine has the light rail on it.


CALIBER
10mm AUTO
SYSTEM
Safe Action
WEIGHT
700 g / 24.69 oz.
LOADED (~)
935 g / 32.98 oz.

LENGTH
172 mm / 6.77 in.
HEIGHT
113 mm / 4.45 in.
MAG. CAPACITY
Standard: 10
OPTIONAL: 15

WIDTH
32.5 mm / 1.27 in.
BARREL HEIGHT
32 mm / 1.26 in.
TRIGGER PULL
2.5 kg / 5.5 lbs.
TRIGGER TRAVEL
12.5 mm / 0.5 in.

LINE OF SIGHT
151 mm / 5.95 in.
BARREL LENGTH
96 mm / 3.78 in.
BARREL RIFLING
right hand, hexagonal
LENGTH OF TWIST
250 mm / 9.84 in.
 

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You seem to have essentially the same issue I have with carrying. How to make the weapon as non visible as possible. If speed of draw isn't a concern, DeSantis makes a holster called the 'Tuck This'. It's an IWB holster that you shirt tucks in over, all that you can see of the holster is a very little bit of the J-hook that goes between the waist band and the belt. Personally I've just been sticking to a belt holster for the Kimber and the XD sub compact, I make sure to wear some sort of clothing to cover it though, either a suit jacket, sport jacket, or a sweater or sweater vest. If you want weapon retention I'd say go with a Blackhawk Serpa and just wear an outer garmet of some sort to cover it.
 

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I pocket carry a SW 340PD all the time in a Galco, and also carry a G-23 on occasion with a Deep-Carry IWB from galco. Either have yet to be noticed.

I don't know what you do, but a tuckable IWB will require more time for draw and both hands...or a skilled one hander...

I have a 6 rd inline belt holsder for my 340PD that looks like a business card holder as opposed to an ammo holder.

Are you rewuired to carry the glock?
 

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I pocket carry a SW 340PD all the time in a Galco, and also carry a G-23 on occasion with a Deep-Carry IWB from galco. Either have yet to be noticed.

I don't know what you do, but a tuckable IWB will require more time for draw and both hands...or a skilled one hander...

I have a 6 rd inline belt holsder for my 340PD that looks like a business card holder as opposed to an ammo holder.

Are you rewuired to carry the glock?
Thanks for the update; I have never heard of a tuck able IWB, and that info will have me thinking twice about that for sure.

The glock isn't required, but it is strongly recommended. Out of my choices, it is the one I prefer.
 

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Pocket carry of even a subcompact thickish pistol like the glock is tough.

My work dress code is similar to yours, tucked in collared shirts, or polo shirts in the summer, tucked in.

Personally I can't stand IWB carry, though I've experimented a ton with a lot of tuckables. My slight love-handles rubbing against the grip bothers me, and in general it isn't very comfortable. However, tuckable IWB holsters do hide things pretty well, at the cost of speed of presentation.

I've tried the comp-tac C.T.A.C. which worked well, a few generic clip style ones that worked okay, but the most success I had was with a Smart-Carry slung around sideways with the gun tucked into that. That rig hid a 1911 perfectly well under a light tucked in polo shirt.

Smart-carry (in the crotch) is another option that works for some people. I'd stay away from ankle carry, it's almost impossible to draw well carrying that way.
 

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Crossbreed IWB or SmartCarry

The Crossbreed IWB is very comfortable and you can tuck a shirt around it. Of course the level of concealment varies with your body shape and how tight your apparel is. Same goes with the SmartCarry. You need to usually go up one pants waist size but then you should be good to go. The SmartCarry is very concealed but isn't as quick to draw as most IWB holsters.

I have about $60 invested in each. I've used both and know that my HK P2000SK is safely hidden. Give them a try. I had to wait less than a week for my SmartCarry to arrive, and three weeks for the Crossbreed SuperTuck IWB. Excellent customer service and satisfaction guaranteed.
 

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yeah i did, but no volume so i cant hear his comments. a lot goes on right there. every time you take a step your legs push it back and forth. and its completely hopeless if you have to sit down, yeah?
 

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yeah i did, but no volume so i cant hear his comments. a lot goes on right there. every time you take a step your legs push it back and forth. and its completely hopeless if you have to sit down, yeah?
I believe it sits higher and more centralised so it doesn't bounce off your legs. And if you go to the website they say sitting is the most comfortable position, hence the reason I want to try it.
 
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