As the seasons change, how does your carry method change?

As the seasons change, how does your carry method change?

This is a discussion on As the seasons change, how does your carry method change? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Soon, at least where I live, the temperatures will gradually start plummeting and there will be a lot more carry options. I was just curious ...

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    As the seasons change, how does your carry method change?

    Soon, at least where I live, the temperatures will gradually start plummeting and there will be a lot more carry options. I was just curious if anything changes for you? Do you switch from IWB to OWB or carry a different weapon all together?

    As for me, I plan to get a new OWB holster for my G19. I figure it will be more comfortable and with a jacket or heavy coat nobody will know any better.
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    Well, here in Glock-36 stays as my EDC, year round.
    Although as the temps get colder, I do wear longer shorts and thicker T-shirts.
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    I only currently own one gun...

    But! my philosophy is generally to always carry the same gun, same spot, all the time. I carry my gun that way. In this philosophy, any change would be a permanent one, if that makes sense. So it really shouldn't make a difference if it's -20 or 110... should be the same gun, same spot. But that's my own opinion and believe me - there are MANY more out there...
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    Tend to go more OWB in the winter and unless its a Doctor visit I dont really have a need for deep concealment in the winter. Which is the only time I dont also have the SW40ve as EDC also. I also tend to do more shoulder holster in colder weather as I ride a motorcycle most of the time and once its jacket weather for the most part thats how i carry on the bike. Summer its IWB under a vest.
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    EARMUFFS At 20 Below zero,
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    I won't be changing this year. Before I got my Galco King Tuk and started to carry my Glock 19 exclusively, I used to have warm and cold systems. In cold weather, I wore a DeSantis Speed Scabbard OWB at 3:30. It holds the pistol close to the body, and allows for quick drawing. Very comfortable. My only gripe is that it means leaving the jacket on, or wearing longer shirts than I like. Long shirts can make for impediments to the draw.
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    What are seasons?


    I guess you could call the 3 weeks of fall and 3 weeks of winter seasons, but it's pretty much the same here in Orlando all year.... 1911 in a Galco Concealable OWB with untucked Hawaiian shirt, or the Galco V-Hawk (Milt Sparks VM II copy) IWB. If I have to dress up, twice a year, then the little Ruger LCP in a pocket holster.
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    Here is Florida there is not much of a change of seasons. We go from warm to hot. On the few days each year where I can wear an outer garment, I wear a common construction duck cotton vest with two hidden holsters and magazine holders. Other than that I mostly pocket carry with the occasion belt carry if I carry my Glock 19.

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    My holsters run to pastels from spring to mid summer then gravitate towards earth tones?

    Actually I dress the same year round, it doesn't get particularly cold in Ky, I don't think I've seen below 20's the 7 years I have been here. In Jan/Feb I keep a sweatshirt in the car in case I brake down.

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    The colder it gets, the bigger the gun. By late December, I'll be carrying my CZ 75. That's one of the things I love about a good cold winter.

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    No change. Carry the same guns year round.
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    Not a whole lot of change but I tend to pocket carry a little bit more in the summer.

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    Carry the same all year in Georgia. Also, I don't think it's possible to "gradually start plummeting" is it?
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    My EDC will remain the same. Only change that might happen is the use of an OWB holster. IWB will still be primary though.
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    Hiding inside a bottle of Jim Beam Black in S. FL.
    Here in S. FL the season only goes from too hot and humid to not quite as hot and humid. A few days each "winter" I switch to jeans instead of shorts. Doesn't affect carrying at all.
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