Cooler Weather Is Here!
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October 8th, 2012 11:40 AM
Cooler Weather Is Here!
With the change in season I have broken out the jeans, sweatshirts and fleece pullovers. All of the CC purist out there will be happy to know I'm not printing anymore. Since moving to the Cincinnati area I have not seen the need for heavy winter clothing. My Sig P238 will probably lay down for the winter and I will change from 124 grain Gold Dots to Something in 147 Grain.
What changes will you make if any for winter carry? Do you change carry guns from 9MM to .40 or 45 ACP. Do you change carry rigs to accommodate winter clothing?
Please post some winter carry tips for our brethren!
One tip I have is: If your gun is left in a cold vehicle then brought into a warm environment, condensation can be a problem. make sure you run a patch down your barrel and wipe down you metal parts.
October 8th, 2012 11:48 AM
No, I don't change carry set-ups with the weather. I do, however continue to dress with those set-ups in mind.
Leaving a gun in an extremely hot vehicle also contributes to condensation (and rust) in the summer time, as I found out this summer. Your advise on frequent patches and wipe-downs is always sound for a gun carried next to one's body all day, every day. I wipe mine down every night, and clean thoroughly at least weekly.
October 8th, 2012 11:53 AM
I used to switch to a full-size 1911 in the winter, since it was easy to dress around it.
Last year, it never cooled off though. I think I'll just stick with the G19.
'Clinging to my guns and religion
October 8th, 2012 12:05 PM
I agree Mike, I had to wipe my pistols down everyday this summer going from AC to 100 plus temperatures.
Originally Posted by Mike1956
October 8th, 2012 12:10 PM
Currently in Central Florida it's 90 and feels like 103. Not quite time for our 2 weeks of cooler weather yet.
October 8th, 2012 12:26 PM
Yea it is starting to get cooler up here. The Snowbirds are starting to migrate south. Did some winterizing this weekend and have another weekends worth to do. This will be my first winter with a CPL. I currently have Hydroshock loaded in the EDC and may switch to Hornady Critical Duty. Have read the hollow points can clog with heavy clothing that is the norm here for 6 months of the year. Critical Duty is supposed to reduce that chance. May even switch to an OWB holster since my wardrobe changes in this weather utilize more layers. The IWB works with one layer but once I start into two or more and I have shirts tucked the IWB doesn't seem to work as well. I may be wrong but we will find out.
October 8th, 2012 12:37 PM
I carry the same Glock year-round, but as the weather here starts to cool off, it's time to drag out the thicker T-shirts and longer shorts.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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October 8th, 2012 12:50 PM
Same gun for summer and winter. It is just a clothing change for me.
October 8th, 2012 01:04 PM
October 8th, 2012 01:20 PM
In the hot summer when I'm wearing a T or tank top and cargo shorts, my primary carry gun in a S&W 642 in a DeSantis Nemesis pocket holster. Now that the weather is cooling off and I'm wearing "clothes" again, I'm back to my favorite -- a full size 1911. I've got both an IWB and an OWB holster I wear depending on how I'm dressed and where I'm going. Also just got a Miami Classic II that I've worn a few times. Love the cooler weather! I hate cold weather, but I love the cooler weather.
And sometimes I even wear a Woolrich or 5.11 vest! Oh my! And guess what--I do NOT worry about being "shot first". Not that many people even have a clue as to what it is, and I love having all the pockets to carry "stuff" in. And since I'm retired and wear Levis about 90% of the time, vests are great for carrying stuff. The other 10% of the time I wear cargo pants and have enough pockets I don't need to wear a vest for pockets to carry stuff in.
Live to ride, ride to live. Harley Road King
And keep a .45 handy
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October 8th, 2012 01:25 PM
Do you disassemble the gun to wipe down the barrell? Just curious on the logistics. I'm a brand new gun owner.
Originally Posted by ericb327
October 8th, 2012 01:30 PM
I disassemble and clean about one a week, and do a wipe-down (exterior, magazine and grip recess) nightly for the one I carried that particular day.
Originally Posted by Adam_SDG
October 8th, 2012 01:40 PM
October 8th, 2012 02:29 PM
My wife calls fall "sweater weather", I call it "shoulder holster weather" See what you folks have done to me?
I'd rather be lucky than good any day
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October 8th, 2012 02:34 PM
Funny, I'm new to concealed carry, received my permit in August. Carrying an LCP in back pocket wallet holster. But today was cold, rainy and I had to run to the grocery store and thought I'd try my G27 in a paddle holster under a fleece pullover. I liked how that felt and look forward to carrying it on a regular basis during the winter.
Here at the rock, we have two basic rules...
Glock 27 for every day carry (LCP for deep conceal when necessary)... Glock 23 for the home.
Call me Iggy. Only my mother calls me by my full given name.
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