I can't conceal in a suit!

I can't conceal in a suit!

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    I can't conceal in a suit!

    I am having a problem. As my sig says, I carry a G19 in a Crossbreed Supertuck. I have no issues concealing even with tighter shirts. I don't have to wear big baggy shirts, and over shirts and all that stuff people say you should wear. I have not, as of yet, carried in a suit. The only time I wear a suit is to Church, and I don't carry there. I have a function coming up in a few weekends, and I was messing around trying to see how my rig would conceal...well it doesn't. It prints like crazy through the jacket. The suit I was planning on wearing is a lighter suit more suitable for 110 deg. NV summers. It is 100% wool, but light. I even tried my thicker suits, and they print as well. I have no idea what to do. I have no problem with the IWB, but it is a little tight becuase my suits are fitted. I was even considering going OWB because of that, but seeing as I can't even conceal my Glock in a CB, I don't see how it would conceal OWB.

    Any suggestions?

    Edit: I know you all have seen this before, but what is the holster he is using, anyone know? My suit is pretty much exactly what he is wearing for reference..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iioqyi4ZTJg


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    Have you tried changing the location of where you put your holster? Like moving from 3 or 4 o'clock to 2 o'clock or even a 9 o'clock cross draw? Just a thought.......
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    Yea I tried moving it from 4:30, 5 O'clock (behind kindey basically) where I usually wear it, to 3 O'clock. It still slighty prints AND maks my pants look all weird and moved to the side.

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    I am fairly slim and I find that my 23 conceals best at 3:30 in a OWB holster in a suit. I use either a Bianchi CarryLok or a Don Hume H721OT. Also have you tried a shoulder rig?

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    Suits are usually cut to a more form fit style than most clothes. I had the same problem. Once when I bought a suit at S&K I told the fitter that I carried a gun and they let the suit out around the middle where I carried. That suit worked perfectly.

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    I have no problem with the IWB, but it is a little tight becuase my suits are fitted.
    There's "fitted" and then there's "fitted to you WITH your firearm/holster combination."

    My suggestion would be to speak with a tailor who can make adjustments accordingly.
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    My suggestion is to either get your suit fitted to you and your pistol or get one of those Deep Concealment shoulder rigs. The only issue I can see with the Deep Concealement is it is a band that goes around your mid section, and when you add your coat it might get real warm.
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    Hmm, I didn't think about a shoulder rig. I need to go check some out. Take the jacket with me, and try them on.

    I don't know about altering any of my suits. Like I said, I usually only wear them to Church, where I don't carry.

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    I don't know what to tell you...the crap I wear under a suit jacket on a regular basis would choke a horse. If I could get away with just a pistol, I'd be overjoyed. My P228 (roughly the same size as the G19) disappears at 3-3:30, either IWB or OWB. Then again, I wear my pistol when buying suits or jackets, so they are tailored with that in mind...
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    I have a sport coat fitted before I carried and that one SCREAMS gun. I have another that was taylored to fit while wearing my G27 in a MTAC and it works like a champ making a perfect cover garment!
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    I suspect the movie was edited. Notice the actor is not wearing a belt to support his holster - and I don't even see a holster even in slow motion.
    When wearing a iwb your belt and pants stick out, less noticeable over kidney but still there if you look. And sometimes the suit jacket will catch on rubberized grips.

    I've got a barrel of holsters I've tried: IWB/OWB, PagerPal, Minuteman, Bianchi, fanny packs, day-planners, and ankle rigs.
    Best concealment I have found is shoulder carry: comfortable, hides well, doesn't bang on door frames, no seat belt interference, no bucket seat-gun barrel contact. If you are going to get a hug from somebody - just present your weak side first.

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    Easy:

    Ruger LCP in a DeSantis Nemesis pocket holster.

    Problem solved!
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    I have carried a Glock 19, while wearing a suite, while in church, and even while preaching! I wear it at 5:30. I'll have a T-shirt, then a dress shirt tucked in. I do not button my jacket. I have gained weight, so all of my suites are a little tight right now.

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    I see two choices for your selection of firearm...either a 'man purse'()...or a shoulder holster. Most of the guys I know would go for the shoulder holster.
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