On this site we’ve published a few articles about pocket carry.
It may be the most “controversial” way to carry because we’ve heard of lots of cases where people were carrying in a pocket without the right holster and it fell out. Or they took it out, say in a bathroom, and forgot about it, because they weren’t using a holster that they mentally recognized was missing its gun. We recommend having a dedicated pocket for pocket carry — no lighters, keys or other bits of stuff in your carrying pocket. We also highly recommend a good high-quality pocket holster. This new one from Blue Force Gear seems to fit the bill.
We trust Blue Force Gear to deliver quality products. The ULTRAcomp is the thinnest and lightest pocket holster we’ve seen. It uses an ultra-thin yet strong and sturdy material for the holster. The nylon is military grade and won’t tear or abrade, at least not until it’s been very heavily used. The fabric in a holster like this is important. This fabric is embedded with hydrophobic (water-shedding) material so that it won’t absorb water. Other fabrics that don’t have this feature will absorb water, and you don’t want that next to your gun, obviously! The fabric also doesn’t show up as much on infrared, which is a cool feature. There’s a page specifically about the material on the Blue Force Gear site.
The holster is a tiny 4 1/2 inches by 4 inches. The slim profile of the holster makes it a good choice for the small guns of pocket carry. The holster is made in several models: Glock 42, Glock 43, Kimber Micro 380, Ruger LCP and LCP2, Sig Sauer P238 and Sig Sauer P938.
Maybe one of the best things about it is the price. It’s only $20.
Want to review the articles we’ve published about pocket carry?
- Should You Carry Concealed in Your Pocket? – considerations to keep in mind if you choose this form of carry
- Concealed Pocket Carry – tips on selecting a pocket carry gun and holster use