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I mostly lurk and rarely post here, but thought a "heads-up" might be of interest to those who, like myself, carry OC.
I've carried OC (Fox 1/2 oz. unit) for a couple years, believing as I do in having a continuum of force available for response to "unpleasant (read felonious) interpersonal experiences".

Trouble is, there's no easy way to carry the stuff.
Key chain units bulge your pockets, and can accidentaly discharge in the pocket.
The cheap plastic "holsters" sold with some units are impossible to fit over a thick, properly-constructed gunbelt, and it is assumed that most folks reading this missive are CCW holders who carry a sidearm, not just OC spray alone.
I improvised a belt holster using an elastic Mini-Maglite holster, and used this for a time, but found it flimsy and not altogether secure.
I appealed to holstermaker-cum-friend Gregg Garrett for a Kydex solution, sending him a blueprint for a design I thought would work well as a combined OC holder-key holder. He did me one better by modifying the design and making it simpler. It slips onto the belt by slipping underneath, not requiring removal of the belt, and holds the OC cannister horizontally, with a keyring attached beneath, to which you may attach a lanyard or whatever you like, to hold your keys.
It's Kydex, and he will be making them soon, for about $8, he thinks (a bargain). I think it's an excellent solution for carrying OC. (It can also hold a Surefire 6Z flashlight instead of OC, if you like.)
I have ABSOLUTELY NO COMMERCIAL INTEREST IN THIS (kickbacks, royalties, etc.). I'm merely passing on information about a useful CCW item. I'll try to post a pic when I can. Anyone interested can go to http://www.comp-tac.com and can email Gregg from there. Tell him I sent you!
 

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Since you mentioned Gregg at Comp-tac, I'll jump in here. I called him awhile back to discuss holster needs for my pistol. We chatted for a bit, with me getting more confused by the minute as to which style I really wanted. Finally he said "I'll tell you what, let me just make the Shirt Tucker for you. Try it for a couple of weeks, and if works for you, send me a check. If you don't like it, send it back and we'll try something else."

Wow, how can you beat that! I took him up on his offer. As far as I'm concerned, he is one class guy to do business with.

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Sawbones,
You might want to consider the ASP OC Kubotan. ASP makes the LEO expandable baton. The Kubotan is about 6" long and 1/2" diameter. It carries an OC cartridge of LEO quality. You attach your keys to it and stick into your waist band. It can be used as an OC spray, a Kubotan (if you know how) and a flail (by holding it and striking with the keys). No one pays any attention to it if you have it in your hand. You can get them at some COP shops. I think "Galls" and "Brigade Quartermasters" sell them mail order. Try a Google search. They both have web sites. I have carried one for about 6 years. When I tested OC mfgs products several years ago it was as good as most canisters for personal use.
Try: http://www.selfdefenseproducts.com/defender.htm for a picture

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