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Thread: Carry Options For CM9

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    Lots of good thoughts. Thanks, everyone!

    Bawanna,
    You mentioned the Silent Thunder. It is strait cant, so I guess it can be worn on the side, but a lot of people use it for appendix carry. How can they do that sitting down? When I am seated, my legs go 90 strait out immediately below my belt. Even with a small gun like the CM9, it would be binding terribly.

    BuckeyeBlast,
    Yeah. I don't want a lot of people knowing that I carry, or even own a gun. (I wish I had bought mine FTF so the evil government wouldn't know, either. ) You know, the Brady Bill established the instant background check, but also specifically forbade the gov't from keeping a database of gun purchases. Yet, Janet Reno's D.O.J. was keeping a database in direct violation of the law! I'll BET they are still doing it! She should be in prison for some of the things she did while in office, and so should Eric Holder!) But I told my older brother and he is a blabber mouth, so most of the family will know before long!

    Barth,
    Thanks for your candor. I hope to avoid such incidents. I definitely don't want to be noticed printing in a restaurant, and I sure don't want my gun dropping on the bathroom floor!

    thetmanski,
    That Sof-Tuck is quite a value, isn't it? I had ordered a few items from Optics Planet, including a Sof-Tuck, but the left handed holster was backordered. They said they'd have it in a week, but I waited a week and no go. The Desantis website says its backordered, too, so I knew I wasn't going to see my order any time soon. Therefore, I canceled the holster so I could get the rest of the stuff. I guess they just do a run of the left hand holsters once in a blue moon.

    Lots of votes for front pocket carry. The CM9 is almost too big for that, but the right holster is the key, one that will look convincingly like a wallet with no part of the grip poking out at the top (I bet the Remora would do that because the grip is exposed). The Superfly would probably work well, and certainly one of those from pocketholsters.com. But for Bawanna and me, sitting down, the access isn't so good. I guess some of those $90 CCW Breakaway Pants would make it a lot easier.

    I still like my fanny pack for use when seated, although I would like to get one of those special made ones with the holster for the gun and the real quick access.


    Very interesting...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bawanna View Post
    It looks good. If you find yourself headed for a chair full time we'll have a lot to talk about. First wheelchair lesson #1. Never listen to a wheelchair salesman that isn't in a wheelchair himself. They lie. ALOT!
    You'll no doubt do electric so less issues to deal with but I'm here to help if you need it. I'm a border line journeyman derelict now. Been a long long time.
    I already have a power chair. I got it Spring of last year. I don't trust Obama or any of those Washington pols, so I figured I'd get one with Medicare while the getting was still good. Didn't cost me a dime. I had an infection in my left leg last Summer, and was confined to the power chair for over a month. So, I was wise to get it when I did.

    I don't have a custom van, or any way to transport my chair. But I have a light weight, portable, folding travel scooter that weighs just 35 lb and stows quickly in my car trunk. MDA paid for that. Not a penny out of my own pocket. I am one of Jerry's kids! I use it whenever I am going someplace where I would have to be on my feet a lot, or do a lot of walking. I took it to the gun show a couple of weeks ago.

    Around here, I use a rollator walker with four wheels. I used to use a cane, but I can't balance well enough anymore. I can only get on my feet for brief periods, and walk short distances on flat ground. I can drive my car just fine, though. I use the scooter to take out the trash and retrieve my mail, and I use the power chair when I take a bath because I can't walk without my braces and shoes on.

    Life goes on...
    Very interesting...


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    Wow you were lucky to get a power chair free. I don't qualify for one myself. The rule here is if you can operate a manual chair they won't buy you a power chair. I have two, both given to me. Guys at the dept bought me a nice barely used office power chair.

    I constantly drop stuff carrying it on my lap and pushing the wheels so the power setup works really good. Course the manual chair is about the only exercise I get so I'm turning into a wooos.

    The Silent Thunder is adjustable for can't and ride heighth. I don't appendix carry, keep it at 3 or 3:30 or so. Only issue for me is my IWB is about at maximum capacity without a holster so ultra slim fast needed here.
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    Yeah. Me, too, on the middle age spread! I have cut way, way down on how much I eat and am trying to listen to my mind instead of my stomach about what to eat, when and how much. I have lost about 12-15 lb and seem to have reached a plateau. But I am continuing my dieting efforts and hope to see more rolling off over time.

    I qualified for the power chair because my hands and forearms are substantially weakened and partially paralyzed, so I cannot handle the manual wheelchair. And my hereditary condition is progressive. So, aggravated by age, it is getting worse. Fortunately, my rare condition is specifically written up in the Social Security database as a progressive and permanently disabling condition. So, after I got all of my t's crossed and i's dotted on the application, and a doctor examined me and confirmed the diagnosis, I got my Disability without any denials. And they put me on a permanent status so that I will only, maybe, get a cursory review every 7 years or so. It took me 2 years to work through the bureaucratic molasses, but then they paid me 2 years back pay once my application was accepted. So, here I am: a ward of the State, with a Marxist socialist at the helm who really doesn't like white folks and wants to redistribute all of our money to the undeserving masses. He talks about taxing the really rich folks, but the first thing he did when he got in office was to freeze COL adjustments for all of us on SS. And we are not rich folks, just mostly white, and an easy target. The filters on this forum won't let me express how I really feel about Yomamma! And the stupid, STUPID, STUPID voters who put him in office!
    Very interesting...


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    +1 Pocket Carry

    For me...pocket holster is the way to go. I carry my PM9 in my leather, home-made version of the pocketholsters.com one shown here...works great and never been questioned. Plus, I don't have to change my wardrobe to carry

    http://www.pocketholsters.com/Kahr_A...t_holster.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkeletonSlinky View Post
    +1 Pocket Carry

    For me...pocket holster is the way to go. I carry my PM9 in my leather, home-made version of the pocketholsters.com one shown here...works great and never been questioned. Plus, I don't have to change my wardrobe to carry

    http://www.pocketholsters.com/Kahr_A...t_holster.html
    Yeah. That's the one I've been considering. But it's $55 + shipping. Nice holster, though. I'm still concerned about being seated all the time, and pocket carry won't provide easy access.

    You must be pretty handy. Do you have a heavy duty sewing machine to sew that leather? Is yours nicely finished like his?
    Very interesting...


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    Quote Originally Posted by JFootin View Post
    Bawanna,
    The way its going, it won't be too much longer until I am sitting all the time, too. I guess it would be hard to find an IWB holster that will be comfortable all day long seated. I am tempted by the Tagua Open Top Lined Belt Holster at $45 shipped, with a nice cant, detailed molding and full leather lining.



    I think the lining will help protect the finish of my shiny CM9, it looks like it will be easy to draw and reholster the gun, and it will hold the gun close to my side. The picture shows a full sized 1911, but my CM9 would not go nearly as far below the belt line. And it is such a great value!
    I've got one of those and they work very well on the belt. The leather is a bit thin, so the long term durability may suffer, but because it collapses around the gun, it will support several different pistols.

    I've been carrying for many years and have never found an IWB holster that I really like - the Remora comes close. Therefore for me, it's on the belt when I have a jacket or untucked shirt to cover it. If not, the LCP or PM9 go in the pocket or if I'm going to setting or driving, on the ankle.

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    That's good advice, O'Dell. Thank you.
    Very interesting...


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    O'Dell brought up an excellent point. If your gonna be seated full time (and I would hold out as long as possible, sitting sucks.) the ankle is an excellent option. It's easily accessible, hides well under most pants, (not shorts of course) and they have excellent retention.

    I wear my PM45 on the ankle all the time without issue. I nearly put it on last week on the one decent day I put on shorts but realized I had a wardrobe malfunction before I went outside. Put it in my back pack for that day.

    On that note I don't like putting a gun in a back pack behind me since I can't hear and it's out of sight someone could easily access it, not likely but possible. A small pack on the front would work good but I like my guns to come with me if I leave the chair. Get in someone elses car and leave your chair behind for even a little while and anything can happen.

    In a bank during a robbery and you get tossed on the floor I want the gun with me, not left on the chair.
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    The ankle rig is a thought. But I wear custom made braces on my lower legs and feet. They are quite bulky, leaving no room on the inside of the right leg. They are open on the front, so I might be able to put a holster there, nestled into the open channel, but I'm not sure anything bigger than a NAA mini-revolver would fit. As long as I am going to get up on my feet at all, I'll need the braces.

    I am leaning in 3 directions:

    1. My $3 fanny pack (which sits in front, not anywhere near my fanny ), the only limitation being a zipper on the top to access the gun with some difficulty; or invest in one specifically designed for concealed carry of a gun, with an adjustable Velcro attached holster and instant access to the gun. Many of them, though, have unusual shapes that telegraph their intended purpose. I want one that looks perfectly normal, with pockets for cell phone, wallet, etc.
    2. A Deep Concealment Shoulder Holster that conceals under any shirt and positions the gun enough toward the front for easy access beyond man-teets (). (I have one T-shirt holster freshly added to my holster mistakes box that positions the gun all the way on the side, 90 from the front and out of reach!) I would wear Western style shirts with snaps instead of buttons for lightning quick access without ruining the shirt. I like the idea of a shoulder rig for use with normal shirts.
    3. A comfortable OWB holster on the side, such as the Tagua one pictured in an earlier reply. An untucked shirt would keep it out of sight.
    Very interesting...


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