Cooler Weather Is Here!

This is a discussion on Cooler Weather Is Here! within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Where I live it get's really cold, averages around 25 in winter but that's average - it can hit near zero and occasionally lower. I ...

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    COLD!!!

    Where I live it get's really cold, averages around 25 in winter but that's average - it can hit near zero and occasionally lower. I walk even in winter for various reasons, after dark (though below 15 or 20 I skip it). I wear a big parka and can't quickly get to any gun inside on my belt - can't walk around in those temps with your coat partly unzipped. So, as at other times when I sometimes carry a snub revolver on my belt OWB I do the same in winter, but in a pocket holster in my parka, with gloves I can shake off quick. That's the only thing that I can find that could work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericb327 View Post
    With the change in season I have broken out the jeans, sweatshirts and fleece pullovers. What changes will you make if any for winter carry? .
    You know what happens when it gets cold? Lemme tell ya..... Static electricty. No matter how much I try not to, I get a shock. Well, while getting ready for work the other day I heard a commotion outside my door so I'm gonna take a peek and see what's up.... VERY careful mind you NOT to touch anything prior to 'grounding' myself to prevent a shock..... BUT, the peep-hole has a METAL FRAME. I took a static shock to my friggen EYEBALL. I nearly peed myself. Think Martin Short or Jim Carry getting tazed. I was a bumbbling, drooling blob of 'OW'. I knocked over my end table, lamp, and coat rack. I felt it through my face, armpits, and nipples.

    What changes am I making? I making darn sure I carefully 'ground' myself before touching ANYTHING, regardless of where I'm at or whatever I happen to be doing!

    As for carry and EDC, the only change there is I choose an OWB holster more often.
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    Same gun, same holster year 'round. Did add a BUG last year.
    Only change would be if it's really cold, I'd add something to my outside coat pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldshellback View Post
    You know what happens when it gets cold? Lemme tell ya..... Static electricty. No matter how much I try not to, I get a shock. Well, while getting ready for work the other day I heard a commotion outside my door so I'm gonna take a peek and see what's up.... VERY careful mind you NOT to touch anything prior to 'grounding' myself to prevent a shock..... BUT, the peep-hole has a METAL FRAME. I took a static shock to my friggen EYEBALL. I nearly peed myself. Think Martin Short or Jim Carry getting tazed. I was a bumbbling, drooling blob of 'OW'. I knocked over my end table, lamp, and coat rack. I felt it through my face, armpits, and nipples.

    What changes am I making? I making darn sure I carefully 'ground' myself before touching ANYTHING, regardless of where I'm at or whatever I happen to be doing!

    As for carry and EDC, the only change there is I choose an OWB holster more often.
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    I find it funny that as a young man I couldn't wait for warm weather so I could wear sleeveless shirts to show off my big guns. Now that I'm withered and old I can't wait for chilly weather to more easily hide my gun.
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    No changes to what I carry with colder weather approaching.

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    Cold weather is over. Back in the 90's today. As my kids say "There are 4 season in Houston. Early summer, summer, late summer and Christmas.
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    No change in the warm to cold, a Sig P-220 all year around IWB and a CZ-75 in the car (Kingston Car Holster). However I may go from 124 grain to 147 grain bullets in the CZ for colder weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miller_man View Post
    This is pretty much my thoughts. If I ever needed my gun, I want it to be exactly the same gun, same holster, same position.
    Most of the training I have taken stress using the same rig for efficiency. And I agree. But I wear shorts, tshirt, and sandals in the summer. I like large caliber weapons but they are kinda hard to hide in the summer. So I switch even though I know I should stick with just one rig. It's a great excuse for more training and shooting.

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    Aside from adding a jacket my carry set up pretty much stays the same.

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    Only change in summer is the occasional carry of the j frame S&W or KelTec P3at if my clothing is light weight and at all snug, otherwise appendix carry of the 1911 compact year round.

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    This is my first winter carrying. Last night I was walking the half mile from my friend's apartment. It was about 11, and my sleepy town was quiet. Nevertheless, I realized that to reach my aiwb g19 would have required unzipping a jacket, removing my gloves, and lifting my hoodie. No way I could have drawn in time to deal with a serious threat. I'm considering moving the gun to the jacket pocket while outdoors, in a holster of some sort of course, but not sure what to do about the glove issue. Not wearing them when it's ten degrees out isn't an option. My town is dead in the winter and the threat level is negligible, but still I don't want to be complacent. And I do travel to more questionable areas now and then...

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    The main thing I do in cold weather is ALWAYS slip my S&W 442 into my coat pocket. I still carry the G19 or G26 but I prefer to have something I don't have to dig through layers of clothing to get to.

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