Had to pick up some steel with a buddy today from DenCol over at I70/I25 and Washington. Around here I've been carrying my .25acp pocket pistol, fairly low-risk area and its better than nothing if I do have to use it.
I don't feel comfortable entering that area without a decent amount of firepower... and was reminded why when we stopped at the gas station there and got some interesting looks from all the wannabe gang bangers, more than one of whom I could see printing.
Decided to take the 4" .357, even though I don't have a real holster for it. No baggy clothes or jackets to conceal it in, so I Mexican carried with an OSS string holster... gotta say I'm pretty impressed with how it worked, and I'll probably use it again. Tested it out before I went so I could get it adjusted properly, reholstering is a little clumsy but the draw is fast and smooth.
The OSS used this in Germany where if needed they could ditch their gun and wouldn't have an obvious holster to raise questions (like when coming upon a checkpoint where they would be searched), and I know people in some NPEs that use it today. Simple and it works. Now, for an extended period of time real holster would be better, without the padding of a holster it started getting a little uncomfortable, but you know what they say... a carry gun isn't supposed to be comfortable, its supposed to give you comfort.