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In the winter, your hands are in your coat pockets when outdoors very much. Nobody notices. In nice weather, nobody notices if you do the same with a pants pocket.

To make a draw swift enough, from a pocket rig, the rig has to stay in place, and the pocket has to be large enough to let you draw the gun, with a proper firing-grip on its butt. Few pants pockets are that large (if the pants are made of material that is adequately stif and supportive, like denim). What I do is replace the issue pockets with larger ones, made of material sold as a "stiffener" for more flimsy materials. (leather shops, sewing shops).

I use Velcro tabs in the pocket and on the rig, to keep it positioned as I set it up. This lets me use one rig for both coat and pants pockets, with no worries about the rig's getting turned around inside the coat pocket. I can always "palm" the rig and gun from one pocket to another as I doff or don a coat, as needed.

It's "brandishing" to have your hand on a belt gun (in the rig) in many jurisdictions. Actually pulling the gun can be construed to be a felony, "aggravated assault". So mine stays in the pocket, with my hand on it, if I "smell a rat". My pistol is not going to be visible until I know that the threat is both real and imminent. I will of course allow the attacker to "back down" if he will do so, but he'll be within 1/4 second of being shot as he does so.

If I have to fire at all, I will naturally empty the magazine, either into the one attacker, or half into each of 2 of them. Burning down two of them almost always suffices to run off however many other attackers may be present. They don't want to wait to see how many rds you have, or how fast you can swap mags. LOL.
 
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I have two pocket holsters, both hand made by Guru. One for my NAA 22 mini mag, the other for my Seecamp. When I'm in casual summer shorts & t-shirt I keep the mini mag, first chamber loaded with CCI shot shell, next 4 with CCI hollow points. I't so small and light it is impossible to tell I'm carrying. When out working I usually wear jeans or Dockers. The Seecamp in my back pocket looks exactly like the outline of a wallet.

In cold weather with a jacket or long sweater it's my Glock 26 in a Don Hume inside the waist holster. Since I have a CC I never go anywhere without my weapon, except the usual prohibited places.
 
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