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Old 11-01-2019, 09:36 AM
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I was curious about this idea. I don't have an E-tool pouch, but hoping somebody here did and could test it out for me.

I've got a S&W Victory 22 (5.5 barrel) and was wondering if this pouch would make a good inconspicuous "holster".

My concern was that it may flop around with too much room in the pouch. But then I was thinking I could sew a full panel of Velcro on the back and use a Velcro strap inside to kind of secure it.

The Victory is about 9 1/2 long but 5 1/2 wide and an inch thick.

Can anybody test it out with a similar pistol?

PS, I'm thinking one of the fabric pouches seen here:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...5ZZ0YH2M6MY9M7
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Old 11-01-2019, 10:22 AM
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I only have the Korean war e-tool single fold pick & shovel pouch (canvas). It would be the last place I'd put my pistol (High Standard HD Military). I'll look later to see if it fits.
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There are loads of shoulder holsters for around $20 actually designed to safely carry a handgun.

https://www.amazon.com/UTG-Universal...XFE4PKMCKRDKPZ


https://www.amazon.com/Condor-Vertic...XFE4PKMCKRDKPZ



That's what I would suggest. If somebody accidentally gets shot because you were carrying a handgun in something not designed for the task, then your legal troubles will be compounded.
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I once had to carry a 3 inch S&W model 36 in an outside coat pocket. It was freezing, wind blowing about 25 MPH. I was all bundled in civilian clothes. Would have taken a minute or more to draw from the issue holster.

I cut some cardboard to make an inner pocket the size of my strong side outer coat pocket that held the gun upright where I could draw it after yanking off my shooting hand glove. Sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard held together with duct tape made a nice holder that presented a smooth outside of the pocket and held the gun firmly enough for a good draw.

Practiced at home, never had to produce it on the job.

You should be able to cobble together something temporary like that to check the concept, then refine it with sturdier materials. I'd call that decent for carry and for concealment,
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Thanks. The cardboard thing isn't a bad idea. My problem has been that the S&W Victory 22lr is a big heavy gun.

I was thinking more along the lines of using the entrenching tool pouch as an attachment on my bugout bag to conceal it there. It would make easier access than digging around in my pack, and it wouldn't look like a holster.

I should have been a bit more clear on where I intended to use the pouch. Outside my BOB.
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Thanks for clarifying, it didn't make much sense putting an e-tool carrier on your belt or trying to fit inside your waistband.
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:06 PM
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https://sneakypeteholsters.com/

Have synthetic filler to make the holster hold specific pistols in the proper orientation.

Considerably more advanced than my "pocket special", I got Sneaky with a P365.
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It doesn't seem safe. An e-tool pouch is meant to hold and e-tool. It's not called a e-tool and handgun pouch for a reason.
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