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    Quote Originally Posted by HCountyGuy View Post
    The origin of “Mexican Carry” is rooted in the disarmament of the Mexican citizen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HCM View Post
    No..... just No.
    Okay, apparently my information is wrong. So what is the origin of the term? Genuinely asking, because I don’t want to perpetuate a falsity.
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    Mostly, AIWB, no holster, if on-body. IWB behind hip, much less often. Pockets, much less often. Holsters have been almost non-existent for on-body carry.

    Off-body, in backpacks and bags, has always existed, with varying degrees of commonality.

    I started LEO-ing in mid-March 1984, and my final regular patrol shift ended January 01, 2018, at 0600.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex G View Post
    Mostly, AIWB, no holster, if on-body. IWB behind hip, much less often. Pockets, much less often. Holsters have been almost non-existent for on-body carry.

    Off-body, in backpacks and bags, has always existed, with varying degrees of commonality.

    I started LEO-ing in mid-March 1984, and my final regular patrol shift ended January 01, 2018, at 0600.

    Houston TX PD, Central Patrol Division.
    Totally off-topic, but I was at UofH from 1985 until 1989, and I was quite impressed with HPD in my limited dealings with the officers. In the fall of 1985, a group of friends and I were pulled over by a uniformed HPD officer one evening because we had out of state plates and were obviously lost. The patrol officer both explained how to get where we wanted and escorted us out of a not-so-great area. That made an impression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCountyGuy View Post
    Okay, apparently my information is wrong. So what is the origin of the term? Genuinely asking, because I don’t want to perpetuate a falsity.
    From the old school Mexican Federales open carrying this way in town wearing jeans with tucked in shirts and their requisite boots and belts. Gun grabs attempts aren't much of a concern when you are known to shoot people for looking at you wrong.

    It also worked well for concealed carry under a Guyabera shirt.

    It's normally associated with 1911s and to a lesser extent SAA s with the loading gate open to keep the revolver from sliding down into the pants.

    Unfortunately as Mexico has devolved into a low intensity war the practice has fallen by the wayside.

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    Loser of a recent gun fight (stemming from criminal activity by both participants) had holster and spare mag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BehindBlueI's View Post
    Loser of a recent gun fight (stemming from criminal activity by both participants) had holster and spare mag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HCountyGuy View Post
    Okay, apparently my information is wrong. So what is the origin of the term? Genuinely asking, because I don’t want to perpetuate a falsity.
    I've read that the origin of the term is came from how Mexican Vaqueros carried pistols. The more modern version being that Mexican Vaqueros couldn't carry in a holster because of gun control laws in Mexico. The earlier version being somewhat derogatory and implying that Mexicans were too poor or cheap to buy holsters and just shoved pistol in their waistband. I can't confirm either, but I suspect that the latter is probably more accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txdpd View Post
    I've read that the origin of the term is came from how Mexican Vaqueros carried pistols. The more modern version being that Mexican Vaqueros couldn't carry in a holster because of gun control laws in Mexico. The earlier version being somewhat derogatory and implying that Mexicans were too poor or cheap to buy holsters and just shoved pistol in their waistband. I can't confirm either, but I suspect that the latter is probably more accurate.
    The former is what I had heard and meant by my comment. Admittedly I articulated it poorly.
    "There is no timer in a gunfight. However there is another guy trying to shoot you, and he's probably in a hurry."

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