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 Lindy hopping and carrying? 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:27 am 
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So, I just got my permit to carry here yesterday. Super happy about that!!
Anyways, I'm huge into lindy hopping, east coast swing, charleston, and blues.
Here is a good example of lindy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZfX3OVW7k4

So, any good ideas about concealing a pistol? Holster ideas? (I will have a Ruger SP 101 2" and a Kel Tek P3AT at my disposal)

A few things, It needs to stay off my belt. Pocket carry is o.k. but if it's on the belt the woman (follow) is going to get a nice surprise when she goes to grab my right hip. Shoulder holster is out because of movement restriction and I don't wear a jacket when dancing. Leg holster would be okay but I would think that it might get in the way of dancing.

So I was wondering if anyone had any ideas?


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Small frame auto like the Kel-Tec P3AT / Ruger LCP (both .380 ACP) in a pocket holster...

Gonna be on Dancing with the Stars soon?

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frankly, i would think this would be one time when you did not carry, do you have a changing room? or else locking it in the car.

When I play hockey, I am not carrying, but the gun is secured. I am not the only one, several others arrive carrying. but we don't carry while playing, I would say the same would apply here.

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1911fan wrote:
frankly, i would think this would be one time when you did not carry, do you have a changing room? or else locking it in the car.

I have to reluctantly agree here. This is a problem I hadn't thought about before, because I never dance when I am sober.


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I'm one of the few that doesn't drink at all when I go dancing.
The place I go to is called the tapestry and its in Minneapolis. Coming out of there at 1:30 at night with nothing isn't exactly a nice feeling.


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I hear ya, I used to live a few blocks from there. Sounds like the Kel Tec in a pocket holster is the way to go. Unless you're gigantic enough to pocket carry the SP101. :)


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Tapestry rocks! I love dancing there but haven't been in forever . . . . or since the birth of my child :wink: Yeah, that place is decent enough I'd probably go the lock it (ideally a pistol safe) in the car route.

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My son uses a comp-tac tuckable when he goes the tapestry, but his wife knows he is carrying....
How about a cross draw tuckable on the left hip. Youre holding the lady's right hand most of the time, right?


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Lindy is a free dance so no matter where I put it on a belt she may feel it. I'm thinking the pocket holster is the best way to go for right now...


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BTW a little plug for TC swing while I'm at it.

First Thursday of every month is beginners lindy. Starts at 8:00 and runs till 9:30. Then dancing starts at 10:00 and stops at 2:00AM. Price IIRC (I get a student discount) is like seven dollars for an adult not in school. It is a great place to meet a bunch of amazing people and we need a little extra cash too. It is currently in a 25,000$ deficit for next year and we are trying to raise as much money as possible to keep this wonderful little spot going.


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Come swing dancing! Your bound to love it! (Guys, if your worried about how you might feel about dancing PM me and I will answer any question you want. I'm next years president of the St. Cloud State Swing Dance Club and I'm sure I can answer them!)


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There's always Thunderwear...

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or a holster t-shirt

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Pocket carry the Kel-tec. Works every time. :D

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Hm. Back when that was the prevalent style of dance and dress there were pretty much two choices - big gun in a shoulder holster or a small gun in the pocket.

I'd go for a small gun in the pocket, although my aesthetic sensibility tells me a vertical shoulder rig with a 1911 a la Last Man Standing would be perfect. It would have to be a very gun-friendly dance party, though. :)


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OK, now that I got that out of my system...

Pocket carry might be a touch uncomfortable because of the pocket moving around and rubbing. You want something that is firmly affixed.

I can't really think of anything aside from a bra-like contraption that is essentially a belly band with shoulder straps. My dad has one.


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