Can you actually stuff a pistol in your belt and walk around?
So many stories I read and movies show people sticking a pistol in their waistband or in the small of their back (with no holster), but it looks to me that with the flatness and weight of a 45, or lumpiness of a revolver they would soon fall into your pants or out.
You guys that actually handle pistols- what is the scoop- real or not?
Re: Can you actually stuff a pistol in your belt ?
The short answer is yes but the practicality of it varies greatly depending on the pants and the pustol. I don't carry now but I did once ride a horse for two hours with a Big revolver stuffed down the back of my Carharts. I wouldn't recommend it though.
Nobody "stuffs" a pistol. Unless it's going to be used in the next 5 minutes, a holster is required.
That is smart and the right policy but not everybody’s smart. In my case I was 25, in Alaska, working as a horse wrangler/guide and I had to take a ride out. I had fed, brushed and saddled my horses and found that the rifle scabbard (normally took a shotgun) wasn’t on the saddle I’d left it on. I couldn’t find another one so I went back in the tent for a pistol. It was sitting there without its holster. So I was like, “what the fuck? Where did the holster go?” Somebody had lent it to somebody else for some reason. By now the van had arrived full of customers so I had to go. I would have gone without but there had ACTUALLY been a BEAR in the area recently and I figured it would be just my luck that the one time I didn’t have a gun would be the time I ran into trouble. It was either find a different place to put the pistol or carry a shotgun on my lap which seemed much worse. So I carefully “stuffed it” I.E. I put my thumb behind the hammer so I would feel if it moved and put it down the back of my pants. I was wearing carhats and a belt so it stayed put, though it wasn’t comfortable (it was a big gun, either a .44 or a .41 magnum- I don’t remember which). I would NEVER carry an auto loader that way even though lots of non-professionals do. Remember Plaxico?