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    Cool Hot weather carry

    Anyone have suggestions for hot weather carry of my pf-9 and my p-32. I normally use IWB kydex, and I'll admit my leather IWB is more comfortable on bare skin, but it is also more obtrusive. I use a DeSantis Nemesis for front pocket, but in lighter weight shorts the heavier 9mm still bulges. I'm ok with untucked, but then the comfort factor comes into play. My belt pinches my flab. My paddles don't conceal well in lighter summer shirts. Have I missed something I should be aware of? Maybe I should just stick a big bandaid on my kidney area and another under my belt buckle and carry my 9 in my StellarRigs kydex IWB, which is absolutely my favorite carry holster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wlynn View Post
    Maybe I should just stick a big bandaid on my kidney area and another under my belt buckle and carry my 9 in my StellarRigs kydex IWB, which is absolutely my favorite carry holster.


    Try the Smart Carry. It works good with shorts. Here is a video review of it.
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    Living in Florida and carrying around a few extra pounds I can relate to your problems.

    Most of the summer, I carry a Kel-Tek P3AT 380 in a nemesis holster in my front pocket.

    If I知 headed to town at night, I carry the Glock 26 OWB in a SGH holster at 4 O団lock and just ware my shirt untucked, or if I知 warring jeans, I値l ware a Harley vest.

    OWB Holsters


    If I have to really worry about concealment; like going to a concert, I値l ware an IWB in the small of my back, tuck my shirt in but have it a little out to cover the pistol. Right now I am carrying the Bare Asset by High noon holsters.

    Bare Asset


    Kydex and other synthesis have there place, and I love the Blackhawk carbon fiber holster for use at the range during competition drills with the Glock 17.

    But for everyday carry I値l only ware leather. The SGH OWB leather rig has a backside leather cover to protect my body from pistol chaffing.

    Hope this helps.

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    That was cool. I watched a few more of the videos. I am one of those people kinda on the edge about a smart carry, wondering about how comfortable it is and there is the issue about the pistol being that close to the family jewels. And yes, the gun will not fire unless you pull the trigger...but it's a mental issue.
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    The only thing I do different in hot weather is inspect for rust more often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NKMG19 View Post


    Try the Smart Carry. It works good with shorts. Here is a video review of it.
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    It's kinda hard to know what'll float your boat... I use a VM-II and carry a 1911 in comfort under a tee-shirt through the summer.
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    At any time you want to go untucked just wear a "wife beater" under your shirt...they help wick sweat away from the body and are so thin add no discomfort to whatever you wear in the heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Free American View Post
    At any time you want to go untucked just wear a "wife beater" under your shirt...they help wick sweat away from the body and are so thin add no discomfort to whatever you wear in the heat.
    This is what I wear (wife beater) under my T-shirts...very comfortable in hot weather.
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    Can't tell what a wife beater is, can you expand on that?
    I have ordered a camera like case to carry my CDP II in and will give that a try.
    I have tried IWB with a T shirt and everything prints with it. The kind of work I do, knit shirts are about as low as you can get away with on the casual wear.
    Have thought about a Karh with pocket holster. That may be next if the camera case does not work out.
    I believe the smar carry could work, but it represents another layer of clothing when what you have on is alread to much.
    By the way, the camera case is by Hoffner Leather.

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    "Wife beater" is a tanktop-style undershirt.

    My choice is a Kahr PM9 for the small size and accuracy. Very concealable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golfer View Post
    Can't tell what a wife beater is, can you expand on that?

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    I think with a good IWB holster there should be no problem. I usually carried my Kahr PM 9 in a UBG Canute under a T-Shirt. (I'm not sure T-shirt is the right word. It's a pullover build like a T but tend not to be the very thin cotton although I have several of them as well.)

    Recently I found that even my XD conceals very well with the same type holster and clothing. Yes if you pull the T down tight it shows a slight bulge, butdoes not print "gun shape" at all. "Fluff up the T a little and it's gone.

    If I was to go the max in concealment I wear a very thin T and the "Shabot" Israeli bodyguard "jacket". Yeah its a jacket but very thin with short sleeves. I don't button it. It's long enough to conceal a 1911 in an OWB. Of course it's a bit warmer than just the T but so far I haven't found it uncomfortable and have worn it when the temperature has been in the 80's. Most businesses are air conditioned anyhow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puppy View Post

    Recently I found that even my XD conceals very well with the same type holster and clothing.
    Uncle mike's sidekick iwb (size5...$14) serves me fine as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wlynn View Post
    Anyone have suggestions for hot weather carry of my pf-9 and my p-32.
    Take a look at K&D Holsters Kevin does excellent work willing and able to customize any of his designs to suit you or make a one off. His Dakota Defender & Cochie Defender are extremely thin and hold you gun snug to you for excellent concealment. Give him a call he is sure to come up with the perfect holster for you. I have a Maverick Defender that I like because it has an adjustable locking cant that lets me carry in exactly the position I want while not his thinnest IWB I carry my XD45 compact under a t shirt no problem
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