Summer Carry Setups
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We have two seasons here. Hot and Hotter. From October to April I am in hot ...
May 16th, 2007 11:26 PM
Summer Carry Setups
Do you change your carry setup to the weather?
We have two seasons here. Hot and Hotter. From October to April I am in hot mode ( upper)
Then I change to hotter than hell mode ( lower) from May to September
Reasons? Lighter weight and easier to carry conceal in less clothing.
May 16th, 2007 11:38 PM
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My gun and rig remain same - 226 ST in Eagle Defender. I resort however to various outer garments like vest or ultra thin shirt ....... both with enough length to be useful.
The vest is used most when biking and does not I think really draw much attention. Other final option if needed tho is R9 in cargo shorts large pocket.
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May 16th, 2007 11:40 PM
The only thing I change with the season is ammo.
May 17th, 2007 12:11 AM
I don't know If I would change with the season but right now I can not afford ($$$) to try that. I want to carry a .40 but do not have the money to pick up a second. I have a P3AT for when the .40 is too hard to conceal but I try to dress around it with light shirts over top. I may decide to add a very light undershirt to help keep sweat off my gun since I sweat in a freezer.
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May 17th, 2007 12:20 AM
I did some the first year I carried, used the HK full size 45 in colder weather, jackets/sweaters made it easier to conceal; then went to the G30 for warmer weather.
Now I mostly carry the G30 year round IWB, but use a paddle holster while on long drives and when carrying around the house/on my property.
The HK resides in my tac vest holster most of the time as part of my bug out kit.
I found that my G30 could be carried IWB in warm weather with an untucked XXL tshirt or with my tuckable holster if I was needing to wear a shirt tucked in. Works for me year round.
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May 17th, 2007 01:16 AM
I carry the exact same way no matter if it is winter (Cold as a well diggers butt) or summer (Hot as hot can be) here in the Memphis area. Glock 23 in a Blackhawk SERPA holster, spare magazine on weak hip in a kydex mag holder.
The only difference is, in winter, I wear a coat or jacket and in Summer, I open carry. Same gun, same holster, same location. No adjustment for different seasons. No complications in training.
May 17th, 2007 01:21 AM
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Same gun, same holster, year round. I just change cover garments.
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May 17th, 2007 01:32 AM
Currently carrying G23 even though the weather is getting warmer in NY. Once I get my Kahr P40 back I will be carrying that until it gets cooler again.
Whichever firearm I carry, it is always located at 4 o'clock with a spare mag at 8 o'clock. This way there is no confusion should I need to draw my weapon.
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May 17th, 2007 02:00 AM
I carry a Glock 23 at all times. I guess I can say I am changing for summer this year though- when I get the holster in the mail I'll be going to a Sig 226.
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May 17th, 2007 02:56 AM
Its yet to be seen. I've carried a 642 for about 7 months. I have a XDSC40 that I'm training on and I'm waiting for my holster to carry it in. I do like to carry my 642 in the winter in a coat pocket if I know I'm not going to take off my coat.
May 17th, 2007 03:03 AM
I carry a Beretta 90-two, 9mm, in a Galco shoulder holster under a jacket/coat during late fall, winter, early spring. The rest of the year it's the HK USP compact, 9mm, owb under a large baseball type t-shirt. This combination works best for me with the hot, humid days in the south.
May 17th, 2007 03:18 AM
I don't change my gun or holster because I really don't change my close t-shirt and shorts.
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May 17th, 2007 03:24 AM
I currently carry a 642. It's great for all seasons.
I have just purchased a M&P9 and will be transitioning to that. I am interested to see how the M&P will carry in hot weather.
I may decide to carry the 642 through the summer. It's always hot and sticky here.
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May 17th, 2007 04:30 AM
I do not change my rig due to the temperature. I do change my setup due to how active I am. Such as going swimming (secured off body carry) or taking a long ride on my motorcycle (chest holster)
May 17th, 2007 09:33 AM
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