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I have ordered the small sleeve version of the Covert Carrier clip to experiment with. http://www.covertcarrier.com/id7.html. It is possible it wont work with the Crimson Trace LG-431. I'll report after tests.

In the video they recommend carrying in condition 3 (one not in the chamber). However, given the long trigger travel and the 7 to 8 lb pull weight I wonder if this is dictated by legal or practical safety considerations.

 

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Maybe I do not understand the way this "clip" functions, but to me, it looks like it might be prone to snagging or getting in the way of the operation of the pistol itself............Maybe not though????? Just my personal preference, I would pass on this one............but, like they say, different strokes for different folks! Good Luck and I hope it works for you!
 

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Sounds like a winner to me.................you do the accessories like I like to do the handguns..........Experiment, experiment, experiment and if I don't like 'em, they're GONE!

 

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Me & thee!
 

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I agree, it doesnt look that sturdy to me. Seems like it would be hard to get a good grip on it.
 

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Covert Carry arrived today. ;D No LaserGrips yet. :( Needed a trim to fit the grip. Measure twice, cut once. In my case, measure twice, cut purposely long so that I could measure twice again and cut once again. I trimmed it with scissors. I didn't like the ragged look it left, so I used a rough emery board to clean it up.

So far I can only dry fire. I live in the city. Grip is still comfortable. Unless I concentrate on hand feel, I don't know it's there. Still need live ammo to see how it rides in the hand while shooting. I have practiced with snap caps left handed and right handed. I even tried hand exchanges. No problems yet.

Next, I'll try holstering and unholstering (also known as drawing) experiments tonight to gauge it's vulnerability to AD due to trigger catching on clothing. All experiments to be with snap caps. ;D I'm wearing it now and can't tell it's there.

Covert Carrier Inc. said:
WARNING! DO NOT holster, draw or present a CovertCarrier(r) equipped Handgun with a live round in the chamber!
More later.
 

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davekp said:
Carry without a round in the chamber is pretty useless for defense.
I agree. One of the purposes of my investigation is to determine if this warning is related more to legal perspectives than to practical carry perspectives given the LCP has a long trigger pull and a 7 to 8 lb pull weight.
 

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I pack my LCP in my right front packet, reload mag in my left front. Sometimes i just use the case that came with the LCP, unzipped halfway, sometime am AIM pocket holster. Just depends on what the cut of the pockets of my slack, shorts, or jeans. The reload mag is just in my pocket. Works great, simple, and I always know where my gun & reload mag are - same place no matter what.
 

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Oh yeh, I forgot, I wanted to say that the clip thing has some design flaws.

Do you really want to have to use both hands? They show it being pushed up by the muzzle to get it to a place where you can grab it.

Second, no trigger guard = an accident waiting to happen, or carrying without a round chambered = a tragedy waiting to happen.
 

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You know, I was looking at one if the Covert Carry things. I just dont think it would be comfortable to hold and shoot with. Also you have the thing stuck down your pants and you cant get it out or something. I think it would be trial and error.
 

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My bet is that 90% of the lcp's are carried in the front pocket in either a leather rig or the good ol desantis nemesis. I just think if your gonna carry IWB or OWB then go to a bigger caliber and bigger gun. course thats just my opinion and you guys all know we all have one of those things, ... ;)
 

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Being new to the forum I might be a little late on this subject. A friend of mine has a P3AT and he tried a few of the carry options mentioned here. When I bought my LCP I was ahead of the game and did not try them. I tried the front pocket carry and felt very uncomfortable with it in my pocket. I settled on a IWB holster called the Split Decision from High Noon Holsters. I own two holsters from them and absolutely love them. Just my thoughts.
 

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Like most, I've been looking for the best carry method for years with several handguns. The biggest challenge has always been summer in T-shirt and jeans. Tried tuckable, but with the grip above the belt line, you still have printing problems. Bought my LCP several months ago thinking I could go IWB tuckable but was still not satisfied. I finally gave up - bought some Kydex and designed my own. Kydex forming is easy and allows you to experiment with different designs to fit your specific needs. Also great for knife sheaths and mag holders.
 

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Probably just me but I just can't picutre the lcp any other place than in ones pocket. If I was going to carry IWB or OWB, it would certainly be a 9mm or 40 cal. not a 380..
 

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jocko said:
Probably just me but I just can't picutre the lcp any other place than in ones pocket. If I was going to carry IWB or OWB, it would certainly be a 9mm or 40 cal. not a 380..
I agree with you except... My LCP lives in my front pants pocket always, except I will be adding a ClipDraw so that I can carry it IWB while driving. Driving is the only mode where deep carry, as my primary is, and pocket carry are not sufficient for easy access.
 
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