Backup Gun Carry Options | Concealed Carry Report - USCCA

It wasn’t until I had three or so years on the job as a cop that I began to carry a backup gun on a regular basis. Working at a mostly rural sheriff’s office in Ohio, in 1980, I didn’t feel the need. At the time, no one at the agency was wearing soft body armor yet, either. Even when working undercover assignments, I only carried one handgun (mostly because I couldn’t afford a second gun on my public servant’s annual salary).

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While pocket carry may be a good choice for some, it seems limiting. BDUs and other loose fitting clothing such as various khakis, Docker style… but that limits your clothing style, and jeans or other casual clothing may not be loose enough for more than an NAA .22 WMR.

Ankle would perhaps be the best option for a wider range of people and clothing options.