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    New carry gun

    New to the forum and ccw. I have always been around guns, but have never carried. I am a contractor in Florida and am outside in the hot sun a lot. Usually I wear kakhi pants, jeans, or carhart pants and have a tucked in shirt.

    I have been looking at Glocks, 19, 30sf mainly. Some friends have told me about the M and Ps, but was looking for some recommendations for iwb for hot weather. Should I look for a smaller framed gun for hot weather ??


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    Quote Originally Posted by OneSilverT View Post
    New to the forum and ccw. I have always been around guns, but have never carried. I am a contractor in Florida and am outside in the hot sun a lot. Usually I wear kakhi pants, jeans, or carhart pants and have a tucked in shirt.

    I have been looking at Glocks, 19, 30sf mainly. Some friends have told me about the M and Ps, but was looking for some recommendations for iwb for hot weather. Should I look for a smaller framed gun for hot weather ??


    Thanks!
    I live in Atlanta and have not found it difficult to conceal a full-sized auto wearing shorts and a t-shirt, so long as you are willing to wear dark-colored, over-sized shirts. If you have to tuck your shirt in it makes it harder, but a Cross Breed Super Tuck holster may be the ticket.

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    G19s and M&Ps (full size, c, and shields) are all good choices. I got a M&P9 full size, awesome gun and not too bad to carry, but I ended up also getting a Ruger LCP for very hot weather or when I'm unable to carry something big. Whether you choose a M&P or a Glock, both are very good.
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    I live in S. FL, carry a G30, but rarely tuck a shirt in (always hated it). I bought some long tail Ts that will comfortably cover a Howitzer. Check out this sight for loose shirts that may help answer your questions. And yes, either Glock would be a good choice (as well as many other makes).

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    This is just me, but I find carrying a gun the size of a Glock 19 IWB to be somewhat uncomfortable. Others do not, so it's just a personal preference really. And of course, having to wear a tucked in shirt kind of makes it impossible to carry any other way with a Glock sized gun.

    I just bought myself a Glock 19 today, actually. Fine, versatile combat proven weapon.

    Between the two, I'd probably pick the Glock. I love S&W, but when it comes to tupperware I think Glock has the best formula going for them. Plain, simple, and reliable. I think you could comfortably carry a 19 in the summer with a Crossbreed Supertuck style holster.
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    From why I have been reding, it sound like I will have to look for some new shirts to wear untucked. I have wondered how tucking in a shirt works while carrying.

    Thanks for the help!

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    Glocks will work just fine for you...Glock-19 ...unless you like bigger holes, then the Glock-30 would be perfect.
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    I like my Glock 19 for IWB, but on rare occasions it can become uncomfortable, I won't lie. For me a Glock 26 works much better in the areas of comfort and conceal-ability, especially when I'm doing something like yard work or hiking. Best of luck and welcome!
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    There are many fine firearms available both in a bigger and smaller frames. Take a trip and play at your local gun store and see what works for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneSilverT View Post
    From why I have been reding, it sound like I will have to look for some new shirts to wear untucked. I have wondered how tucking in a shirt works while carrying.

    Thanks for the help!
    Either way you will probably want to go up 1 size in your shirts. With the proper tuckable holster you shouldn't have a problem. One thing to remember, your gun is just 1/3 of your carry setup. You need to invest money in a good quality gun belt as well as a good quality holster. They will have a big impact on conceal-ability and comfort.


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    Thanks. Been looking at Custom Leather Gun Belts by customgunbelts.com belts and have looked t several holsters including crossbreed and theis.

    Also looked at tactipac. How would a 19 ride in this?

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    I also live in GA...and carry a G19 most of the time and occasionally my SP101. If you choose a good holster and make decent wardrobe choices you should be fine. Good Luck in making your final EDC pick.
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    A Glock 19 or an M&P9 would be both good options. If it were me, I would take a long hard look at the Walther PPQ. If I get back into striker fired polymer guns, a PPQ will be my pick.

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    Welcome from Wisconsin!

    Before Wisconsin had a Concealed Carry law I always wore my T shirts tucked in, too. Now I leave it untucked. I have a S&W Sigma which is basically a clone of the Glock 23 & it conceals adequately. A Glock 19, 23, some of the smaller Glock sub-compacts, S&W SD, M&P compacts or Sigmas should all be concealable. A lot depends on your body build, the type of holster & how long & how loose your shirts are. I have my favorite "concealable" T shirts.
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