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disguised holsters

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Post by tommyg » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:53 pm

I have seen several ad for holsters disguised as cell phone cases etc.

.are they legal to concealed carry in Texas :???:
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Post by twomillenium » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:56 pm

tommyg wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:53 pm
I have seen several ad for holsters disguised as cell phone cases etc.

.are they legal to concealed carry in Texas :???:
If the holster conceals the handgun, then isn't that the definition of concealed?
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Post by Tex1961 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:29 pm

tommyg wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:53 pm
I have seen several ad for holsters disguised as cell phone cases etc.

.are they legal to concealed carry in Texas :???:
Maybe it’s a cell phone case disguised as a holster.
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Post by dhoobler » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:02 pm

Be careful that you do not assemble a firearm into a wallet holster. Doing so creates an NFA "any other weapon" and requires a tax stamp.

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Re: disguised holsters

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Post by srothstein » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:14 am

I have used the Sneaky Pete holster. I believe they fully meet the legal definition of concealed. When I used it, no one at work recognized it immediately as a holster and a few asked me what it was. I had bought the gray cordura holster with power pack symbol on it for my Glock 43.

It does require some practice drawing to get used to. In addition to the flap requiring different motions to clear the pistol, the holster holds the pistol close and blocks your hand from getting a good grip, especially between your body and pistol. The flap did not bother me too much because I carried that way as an MP and was used to flaps. The not getting a good grip did bother me though.

What got me to stop using the holster was a motorcycle accident where I slip at least partially on the holster. It was destroyed from the friction of the slide. But it did protect the pistol with no damage to it and it also stopped me from getting any road rash in that area.

Overall, I recommend it much more than I recommend ankle holsters or purse/briefcase carry.
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Re: disguised holsters

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Post by Flightmare » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:18 am

srothstein wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:14 am
What got me to stop using the holster was a motorcycle accident where I slip at least partially on the holster. It was destroyed from the friction of the slide. But it did protect the pistol with no damage to it and it also stopped me from getting any road rash in that area.
That right there would give me inclination to get another one! Saved the pistol and your hide at the same time.
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Re: disguised holsters

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Post by LDP » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:01 pm

tommyg wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:53 pm
I have seen several ad for holsters disguised as cell phone cases etc.

.are they legal to concealed carry in Texas :???:
Disclaimer: I AM NO LAWYER.

Common sense dictates that if a handgun is not visible, it is concealed, thus allowable under CC regulations.
For OC, the law dictates exactly how the handgun must be carried. No such rules for CC.

But then again, I am being logical, something we should not do with our laws. Because lawyers will not extend us the same courtesy.

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