george72 wrote:If I see a pistol grip sticking out of your pocket gangster style I'm going to assume that you're a bad guy. I personally don't think that helps our (LTC holders) collective image, and yes image is an issue with the current state of politicians trying to strip our rights. $0.02.
Often, to and from work (when I stop for groceries, for example) I carry a little .380 in a pocket holster, my pockets are deep enough that it is pretty well concealed (though my pants not loose enough that a knowledgeable person might recognize the print). However, if my pockets were less deep the back of the grip would be exposed, however the trigger is still covered by my pocket holster.
I prefer IWB carry, but my uniform pants are loose enough to accommodate my IWB holster, and the pocket holster is too convenient to pass up in this situation.
Without actually seeing the original poster, you have assumed that they will look like a BG. I don't think that's fair. That said, I wouldn't pocket carry without a pocket holster. I want the trigger to be covered when not being deployed.