Ok, I’ve been without my regular carry gun now for a little over a week now (having some work done on it and the gunsmith is backed up) and am really missing it.
My temp is a full size gun and I only have an OWB holster for it, so it’s really forced me this last week and a half to adjust what I’m wearing and how I move. Open carry is allowed in my State so that’s not a big deal, I just personally want to carry concealed, so I’m always very warry about printing or temporarily exposing the gun. For example I was in the store earlier this week and needed to reach up on the shelf to get something and did so without much thought. I continue on but as my hand sweeps past my side I realize the muzzle of my gun has slipped out from cover. I did the quick shirt pull down and look to see if anyone noticed (no one appeared to have). This is definitely a “baggy clothes” pistol for me.
I’m definitely getting an IWB holster for this bad boy even though I know it will not be very comfortable but I figure it will be ok for temporary situations like this.
I also thought maybe it’s time to consider purchasing another compact handgun, but that’s yet another gun I would need to start training with regularly and I’m still trying to perfect techniques with my main carry gun (the one I’m carrying I typically get out to the range every other month for drills, vs monthly for my regular carry pistol). I actually thought about maybe getting a second make/model of my regular carry gun as a back up, but that’s probably overkill (I don’t take my gun into the shop that often after all).
What do the rest of you do when you’re without your main carry gun and what adjustments to you make?