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I was wondering if anyone out there might be able to help me. I am in a wheelchair and wanting to get my carry permit but haven't exactly found a good way to carry a handgun. I was wondering if anyone out there is in the same situation and has actually figured out a good way? I am really wanting to stay away from the fanny packs and with my body shape and size I'm afraid the smartcarry holsters won't work very well. The situation I am most concerned with is summer carry. For winter I have a bellyband that I can wear under a jacket or coat. Unfortunatly that isn't possible in the heat. I usually wear shorts and t-shirts this time of year and it's just a little more difficult to carry that way. to give you a little more info on my situation the 2 handguns I have that I would like to carry are a browning high power 9mm and an S&W 620 4inch 357 I am short between 4'9 and 5'0 and weigh about 170 most of which is around the midsection any help in this situation would be greatly appreciated.

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I hope to get a smaller handgun some time in the future but would really like to go ahead and get my permit and not have to wait.
 

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Welcome to the forum steven.

I wish I could help but don't let that stop you from getting your ccw. You can work on this as you wait for it to come in. Good luck to ya.
 

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I, too, offer you a welcome to the board!! -- I agree with xd357, to ahead and get the ccw -- work out the other stuff later ...

Do you have to have it physically on you? If not, how about somewhere on the chair?

1. Possible to just sit on it?
2. Little pouch attached to the chair handrail?
3. Little velcro pouch on the underside of the seat?
 

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How about a cross-draw holster? You could actually slide it all the way across to the weak-side hip and hide it with a bundled piece of cheese cloth, or something else light that won't make you sweat, like a blanket across your lap would. Damn few would wonder what's underneath and hidden.

Even in a wheelchair I wouldn't suggest something off the body unless absolutely necessary.
 

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I too would like to welcome you to the forum. I agree on keeping it on your person should you become separated from your chair. All I can think of is a shoulder rig but I wouldnt want to have to conceal one in a Mississippi summer, the crossdraw sounds like a good idea or maybe an ankle rig would work for the .357 if leaning forward to get it isnt a problem, cant imagine an ankle holster for a BHP.

But if that is your chair in your avatar pic, I dont think anyone is gonna mess with you in the first place.
 

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Thanks all for the replies and the welcomes. I have tried or looked into the possiblity of all the suggestions thus far. Sitting on it, both guns are too large to do so, a bit uncomfortable and also snags clothing. There is no hand rail on my chair. I cannot find a pouch large enuff to hold either gun. As far as the cross draw, I do not wear a belt. And then both guns are too large to fit in an ankle holster. :idk:

ROFLOL @ crossedcannons! No, my avatar is not my real chair, although I wish it were. And you are right, if it were, a CCW would not be an issue!! :rotflmao:

Thanks again for all the input. I am still open for suggestions!
 

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If your only objection to crossdraw holsters is the availability of non-belted holsters, there are a lot of clip-on holsters that should work. A clip-on wouldn't work if it had a set cant. Here's one that is adjustable: http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?r=view&i=427007&aID=510K14&cID=GSHOP

by pistol type here: http://www.fobusholster.com/catalog/Paddle_Holsters-161-1-all.html

I only reference it as an example. I have no personal experience with any clip-on holster aside from a Bulman TSAC.
 

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Again thank you all for the suggestions and trying to help me come up with a way of carrying my side-arms. after alot of playing around with different ideas. I have come to the conclusion that the best way even though it wasn't what I wanted origionally is the fannypack. I have found one made by Ka-bar that seems to be very well made from what I can tell on the website, that I am looking into getting. I will let everyone know how it turns out incase anyone else out there is having the same issues I have been. Again thank you very much for all of your suggestions, support and welcomes.


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Re: Concealed Carry and Wheelchair-bound

I hope this may be of some help to you.

The October, 2009, issue of Concealed Carry magazine, a publication of the USCCA, carried the article, “Instructor's Notes: Training a Handicapped Shooter”. This issue of the magazine (and the article) is accessible on the USCCA webpage http://www.usconcealedcarry.com/
unfortunately it is in the Members Only section of the webpage. And, again unfortunately, I do not save my back issues but rather pass them on (a little proselytizing? – maybe).

However, all is not lost. You will find that same article at: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=36008

The article was by Alan Mullineaux who is a firearms instructor for Precision Defensive Shooting School located in Colorado. He teaches defensive pistol, tactical carbine and is also a NRA certified instructor. He is an avid competitor in several of the action shooting sports and is the match director of the local southern Colorado 3-gun/multi-gun competitions.

Now, may I make this suggestion to you.

You could write to Alan Mullineaux , reference his above article, restate your needs, and ask him what he would suggest. If you pursue this diligently you may be able to talk with him about it.

The downside is that I can’t find a direct contact line to Alan. So you could go round the corner and write to either of the addressees below, state your issue, and your need to contact Alan. They might put you in contact.


Rangemaster (Tom Givens)
www.rangemaster.com
(901) 370-5600

Precision Defensive Shooting School
www.precisiondefensivess.net
(719) 659-9858
 
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