CC on Wheels

Discussion in 'CCW' started by RampDog, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. RampDog

    RampDog New Member

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    Oct 9, 2009
    I'm wondering if anyone else here may have the same problem. Carrying while wheelchair bound. I've yet to find a rig that works comfortably yet conceals properly.
     
  2. Dayman

    Dayman Member

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    May 5, 2013
    Travelers Rest
    Depends on the reason for the chair. You would have to be careful not to compromise skin integrity and restricted access in a stressed situation or in the instance your position is interrupted. I would look into some custom kydex formed to where is easiest accessed with the a for mentioned above considered. Google Wilder tactical holsters he's an sc guy may be able to help out.
     
  3. Avtomat-Acolyte

    Avtomat-Acolyte New Member

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    May 22, 2011
    Charleston, SC
    If you're confined to a seated position then I'd suggest a shoulder rig.
     
  4. Avtomat-Acolyte

    Avtomat-Acolyte New Member

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    May 22, 2011
    Charleston, SC
    Oh yeah, or ankle holster. But that requires a bit more dexterity.
     
  5. Dave29461

    Dave29461 Active Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    M. C., S.C.
    You might consider a Sneaky Pete type concealed container. Hide in plain sight and easy to mount. If you need to transfer, merely cover with jacket or shirt as you remove firearm and move from chair or take the Sneaky Pete with you.
     
  6. RampDog

    RampDog New Member

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    Oct 9, 2009
    Dayman - I've already run into that problem. I usually carry open on my hip right now or with a light jacket concealing the holster. It's definitely not the most advantageous place to carry. I had to remove the side rails from the chair to allow access to my gun. I'll definitely check out Wilson Tactical holsters. Hopefully they'll have something.

    Avtomat - Shoulder rigs would work but for two problems. In the summer I'd have to wear a jacket (too hot) and the shoulder rig tends to bind under my arm, scraping my skin. I wouldn't consider an ankle holster. I would need to bend over to get to it and that could easily cause me to topple from my chair. Not a position one wants to be in when the bad guys are around.

    Dave - My problem with mounting a holster to the chair is if I'm knocked out of it I lose my gun. Someone could walk up behind me and shove me out of the chair. So there I am on the ground with nothing to defend myself with.

    Thanks for the responses, guys. It isn't an easy problem to figure out.
     
  7. Dave29461

    Dave29461 Active Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    M. C., S.C.
    You could mount carrier to your body. Many people would simply assume it a carrier for morphine or insulin pump. I have had patients use this method.

    Dave
     
  8. Dayman

    Dayman Member

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    May 5, 2013
    Travelers Rest
    Sorry had to edit my first post that was supposed to be wilder tactical holsters
     
  9. jaybird

    jaybird New Member

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    Sep 21, 2010
    Maybe wear a holster on the opposite side of your belt, body, to provide a cross- draw way of gun access.
     
  10. armaborealis

    armaborealis New Member

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    Dec 27, 2011
    Crossdraw or shoulder rig. Maybe pocket carry, depending on where your pockets are, but that really only works for small guns.

    Sorry. :(
     
  11. RampDog

    RampDog New Member

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    Oct 9, 2009
    Thanks! Wilder Tactical Holsters. I'll check them out.

    I had thought about the crossdraw holster. Now to find one that fits properly.

    Thanks! I'll check them out.
     
  12. Red Hat

    Red Hat New Member

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    Mar 16, 2010
    Gray Court, SC
    Cargo pants work well for me when I'm in my wheelchair.
     
  13. RampDog

    RampDog New Member

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    Oct 9, 2009
    What do you carry in your pocket?
     
  14. Red Hat

    Red Hat New Member

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    Mar 16, 2010
    Gray Court, SC
    I usually carry my Kahr PM45 or my PM40. Sometimes I carry one of them IWB then carry my Kahr P380 in my cargo pocket.
     
  15. RampDog

    RampDog New Member

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    Oct 9, 2009
    HAve you ever carried cross draw in the chair.
     
  16. Tigerstripe

    Tigerstripe New Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Upstate
    no offense meant but if you sit on a 45 isnt it concealed?
     
  17. RampDog

    RampDog New Member

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    Oct 9, 2009
    I suppose it would be. But have you ever sat on a .45? Pretty uncomfortable and makes it hard to get to the gun quickly.
     
  18. Tigerstripe

    Tigerstripe New Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Upstate
  19. EX11B

    EX11B New Member

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    Jun 26, 2015
    Would a fanny pack turned so it is in your lap work?