Concealed carry issue with clothing type

Concealed carry issue with clothing type

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    Concealed carry issue with clothing type

    I work in a formal environment and must wear slacks with a tucked in button down shirt. I have a holster undershirt but can't find a 5.11 type dress shirt with the quick access panel in a tall size. I am 6'4" and wear a large tall. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have done a lot of searching and can't find anything but I am hoping that there is a nitch out there somewhere


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    In that situation, if I ever had to draw I'd just grab the left side of the front shirt opening with my left hand and rip the button while drawing with my right hand. When a life or death situation presents itself, forget the shirt.
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    Pocket carry if you firearm of choice allows that as an option.
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    And your third option is angle carry if your firearm allows.
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    Buy the shirts you want then take them to a tailor/seamstress/alterations shop and have them replace the buttons with snaps, and sewing the buttons on top of the fabric to keep the shirts looking normal.
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    Just remember that you should train the way you carry. You could go thru a lot of shirts. I second the pocket carry in this situation.
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    I pocket carry a S&W 642 in a Nemisis pocket holster on the rare occasion that I have to "dress up" and can't conceal my 1911 in a IWB or OWB holster as I normally do. I don't know what you are carrying, but pocket carry is the option I would choose if at all possible.
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    I'm also 6'4" and dress business casual for work. Pocket carry works very well for me with an LC9.. My preferred option is my G29 carried IWB but I practice the untuck, draw move alot with that. I find the pocket draw is slow because it is hard to keep from getting hung up on pocket fabric one the way out. My draws from the IWB at 4:30 with a slight forward cant seem to be the fastest even with the untuck issue. I also ware alot of western style shirts (have snaps) and square bottom dress shirts that I can leave un-tucked.
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    Have you been to 5.11 Tactical?
    Most of their covert & Tac shirts are cut extra Long.
    Shirts | 5.11 Tactical

    Buy one directly from 5.11 & return4refund if it does not fit.

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    I am 6'3" and weigh 250 and also work in an environment like the OP. I EDC a CZ PCR in a Smartcarry and have for several years. Never been made - never even close. Works for me I recommend highly as a concealed carry method.
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    Depending on the gun you carry, this one works really well as a tuckable strong side carry.

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    Have you considered ankle carry? I wear my glock 27 in a galco ankle glove from time to time when iwb isn't practical and it is very comfortable. Not the fastest draw but it's better than not carrying at all.

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    I think you have several options:

    1) Have a tailor alter your shirts
    2) Rip your shirt's button when you draw your weapon (practice drawing at the range with your button open)
    3) Change your carry type

    If you wish to change your carry type, your best options are (in order of best to worst draw):

    1) Pocket holster/handgun
    2) Tuckable IWB holster
    3) Smart Carry holster
    4) Ankle holster

    I would look into buying a pocket pistol in .380, .38 or 9mm and buying a very good holster. I am 6'2, 215 pounds and I conceal a S&W 442 inside the pocket at work.
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    Look up Kangaroo holsters. Its like a belly band with a shoulder strap. Worn with a shirt modified as above, the gun should be well concealed.

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    I also worked under your conditions for several years, and tried both ankle carry and pocket carry. It is my oinion that pocket carry with a holster, is far better just in case you actually did have to get to your weapon. I would not put anything else in the same pocket however. (keys, coins etc.) Good luck with your choice!

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