POCKET CARRY EXPLAINED: How To, Tips & Tricks, Dos & Don’ts

I’ve been playing with pocket carry for a couple years, and last month in Dallas I had the opportunity to take Darryl Bolke’s mini-class on pocket revolvers.

Up to this point, I’d struggled making a j-frame work in a pants pocket. I even did an entire video on that very issue!

As with many concealment challenges, it boiled down to the fact that I wasn’t using the right holster for my needs. 🤦‍♂️ I was able to run the Mika pocket holsters during the class, and I was blown away by how well they concealed the gun.

I liked them so much that I immediately ordered them for both my KelTec P32 and my Smith & Wesson M&P 340. As you can see, the right holster makes all the difference for pocket carry. Do you run a pocket gun? Let me hear it down in the comments!!!

The Suited Shootist
Alex Sansone took his first formal pistol class in 2009, and has since accumulated almost 500 total hours of open enrollment training from many of the nation's top instructors including Massad Ayoob, Craig Douglas, Tom Givens, Gabe White, Cecil Burch, Chuck Haggard, Darryl Bolke, and many others. Spending his professional life in the corporate world, Alex quickly realized incongruities between "best practices" in the defensive world, and the practical realities of his professional and social limitations. "I've never carried a gun professionally. I'm just a yuppie suburbanite that happens to live an armed lifestyle. Having worked in the corporate arena for the last decade, I've discovered that a lot of the "requirements" and norms of gun carriers at large aren't necessarily compatible with that professional environment. I also have a pretty diverse social background, having grown up in the Northeast, and there are many people in my life that are either gun-agnostic or uncomfortable with the idea of private gun ownership. This has afforded me not only insights into how we are perceived by different subcultures, but how to manage and interact with people that may not share your point of view without coming across as combative or antisocial. This is why my focus is the overlooked social aspects of the armed lifestyle."