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As soon as my LCP II arrives, I'm going to be looking at ways to carry it. I'm buying it because there are times even my P9365 won't do.

One of the options I'm looking at is a back pocket holster. The general idea of these is that there is a squarish piece of material between the gun and pocket that turns the gun outline into something that resembles a wallet or such. I get that.

What I don't seem to find is a "how." Most of the back pocket holsters require the wearer to insert the gun hand "palm in" to grasp and pull the gun. Yet, when I IWB in the small of my back, I draw my gun with my palm facing out.

To me, having to twist my hand to pull my gun is less efficient than just sliding my naturally-facing hand into the pocket for the draw. Yes, I pull my wallet with palm facing in, but I'm not gripping my wallet in a manner meant to use it as a weapon.

Am I mistaken on how a back pocket holster functions? I know there are a variety of brands available, but they seem to offer a right-handed person what I would consider to be a backwards holster.




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I have one of these for my LCP I but rarely use it, others will have to answer your question:

https://mecopocketholsters.com...Frear-pocket-holster

What I do use all the time is the DeSantis Nemesis in the right front pocket with a Mag Packer on the other side:

https://www.desantisholster.com/the-nemesis/

https://www.desantisholster.com/mag-packer/

Both work with the extended mag:

http://shopruger.com/LCP-II-7-...e/productinfo/90626/
 
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Well yes, but the holster shown, if it's for a right-handed draw (as I suspect most are) would require that "twist" to draw. I could probably get a left-handed holster to carry the way I want, but I guess my question is, "What is the benefit to carrying in the back pocket the way most makers specify?"




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Why back pocket? I have gone through numerous front pocket holsters and always come back to the good old tried-and-true DeSantis Nemesis. It just works!

My CW380 is carried in my right front pocket and nothing else goes in that pocket when I'm carrying and it works great. I just can't wrap my head around the idea of sitting on a gun in my back pocket.


 
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Originally posted by PASig:
Why back pocket? I have gone through numerous front pocket holsters and always come back to the good old tried-and-true DeSantis Nemesis. It just works!

My CW380 is carried in my right front pocket and nothing else goes in that pocket when I'm carrying and it works great. I just can't wrap my head around the idea of sitting on a gun in my back pocket.


Well, I've thought (and tried) a lot about this. What I've found is that front pocket, while convenient, causes a lot of discomfort while driving, or spending a lot of time at a desk. Also, with my small frame, even a P365, fully loaded, weighs over a pound, which can result in an unsightly bulge. Everyone mentions DeSantis Nemesis, and to fair, I've only used Sticky and Blackhawk holsters, so maybe there's something DeSantis can do the others don't?

IWB at anywhere from 3:00-5:00 o'clock tends to print too much. I've taken to not carrying my XDs .45 or S&W 360 for this reason (although the 360 does see some use in front pocket).

IWB in the small of the back seems to work most of the time, but I've had some chafing. I'm thinking of back pocket for when I just want to go for a walk, or a quick trip to the store, or as an alternative to the other carry methods. NOT as a primary.




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What I've found is that front pocket, while convenient, causes a lot of discomfort while driving, or spending a lot of time at a desk.


You might find that “relaxed fit” pants help with this. I’ve never noticed any discomfort from front pocket carry.





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I'm glad this thread got bumped because I've had some time to consider.

One holster maker I spoke with observed that drawing with palm "out" causes the person to sweep his own body while presenting the gun. I train with and use a manual safety (both P938 and P365), or use a gun with a DA trigger. Still, in an adrenaline rush, accidents can happen...

So, with a change to my carry style, I've ordered a back pocket holster for my LCP II. The nice thing about this holster is that with the back panel removed, it can serve as a front pocket holster, too. Nice leather, too!





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