This is a discussion on What would YOU carry in the florida heat? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; My hot weather carry: -Untucked loose fitting t-shirt, polo, ect.. and regular shorts: Glock 26/27/33 in a FIST kydex clip-on worn "appendix" IWB -Untucked loose ...
My hot weather carry:
-Untucked loose fitting t-shirt, polo, ect.. and regular shorts: Glock 26/27/33 in a FIST kydex clip-on worn "appendix" IWB
-Untucked loose fitting t-shirt & gym shorts / sweat shorts: Glock 26/27/33 in a Smartcarry
One can't defend themself with a Glock 19/23, 1911, .... if all they are carrying is a pocket gun.
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Any thing I want. And I have down that.
My usual attire is jeans, a t-shirt and a button up short sleeve shirt worn unbuttoned as a cover shirt. I have carried full size 1911s, Sig P220, a full size M&P, a 4.5" XDM and a Glock 21 plus any other gun I wanted to carry.
If you live in Florida you just need to suck it up and dress for the gun. I would rather be a little warm than compromise my gun choice to stay cool.
Well I will tell you what I do carry and wear being from south west florida. I have two holster options. Black hawk serpa on a paddle holster OWB and a SHTF Gear in waist band. I carry a glock 26. Very rarely will you see me with jeans on, usually it is cargo shorts. As far as shirts, if it is my OWB holster, i wear looser fitting, bigger shirts. If it is my IWB i can wear damn near anything I want.
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A life long Florida Boy
I do a rotation .
.32, .380, .38(442), and 9mm.
All are in strong side front pocket.
Jeans, shorts, dress pants ect.
I wear alot of cago long pants and cargo shorts as well .
My regular blue jeans work well with those too.
As far as shirts alot of polo (work and home ) and lots of tees Guys stop with wife beater never owned nor never will
All are in black hawk pocket holsters.
The 9mm LC9 is the limit for me pocket carry dont think I could pull off anything bigger in my front pocket, and dont want to try.
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Sig & CZ-aholic, a Ruger SP101 3" & Wiley Clapp GP100
Seriously though, I'd prefer something a tad smaller that fit well IWB. For those instances in which deep concealment were required, I'd likely opt for a pocket-carried mouse gun of sorts.
About the least-intrusive guns I've carried on the belt have been the flat-riding Kahr K9/CW9/PM9 series of pistols, and a lighter weight variant of the Commander-sized 1911. But that's just me.
Best trade-off of comfort/power will depend on what it always depends. Everyone's different.
XDS .45 in a
Bear Creek Holsters IWB.
Loose Tee Shirt or Silk "Tommy Bahamas" style
All day, every day ;-)
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Last edited by finst3r; January 9th, 2013 at 07:56 PM.
I remember living in Florida when I was growing up and my fathers new Buick family car did not have air conditioning. Just the way things were then no air in the house either with the black & white TVs. Anyway I would carry My 642 OWB with short pants and a loose T shirt.
Kahr CM9 in a remora holster
When I was in Panama City Beach this August, I carried my 1911 just fine in my shorts covered with one of those thin Hawaiian style button ups. I stayed cool and concealed well. Mind you I don't live in Florida, but this is what I did when I was down there.