Summer Carry

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    Summer Carry

    The issue i have not yet faced is carring in the summer. I got my liesense just as the weather got cold last year. Now that the weather is starting to get warmer i am getting nervous about how well my pistol is concealed. I carry a sig p250 in a don hume IWB and it has worked out well so far. Iam 6'1 180 and its not so easy to conceal with just at t shirt on what are the trick i know you all have them. Suggestions are always appreciated.
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    A large button up shirt JMO

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    Florida is warm in the summer...
    Either a print/button up shirt, or a large colored t-shirt with a wife-beater-T underneath to keep leather away from skin.
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    1.Unbuttoned long sleeve shirt and take the heat.
    2. Smaller gun, buttoned long sleeve shirt and a OWB kydex holster.
    3. T-shirt sometimes with IWB
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    Dress this way:

    I promise you: nobody will ever notice the gun.


    Seriously... t-shirts are not that good at concealment. Button-down shirts seem to do a much better job. The shirt should be non-white or with a random print (Hawaiian).

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    Despite the eye injuries incurred by looking at the photo above I did notice the gun, a World War II Webley Mark IV .38/200.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Despite the eye injuries incurred by looking at the photo above I did notice the gun, a World War II Webley Mark IV .38/200.
    Very close... but you did receive eye damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geronimo45 View Post
    Dress this way:

    I promise you: nobody will ever notice the gun.


    Seriously... t-shirts are not that good at concealment. Button-down shirts seem to do a much better job. The shirt should be non-white or with a random print (Hawaiian).
    oh man, I laughed so hard I hurt myself! you should try a smart carry or a pager pal type holster
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    I was in the same boat...I got my permit while it was still cold and had no problem carrying my Springfield XD .45 Compact under a light jacket or fleece vest.

    I took this as an opportunity to buy a new Glock 27 as my "summer gun". I carry in a Don Hume OWB that fits close to my side and is easy to cover with an untucked golf shirt.

    I also bought a Ruger LCP that fits easily in my right front pocket. You just have to match the hardware with the occasion.

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    I'm 6'1" and 200lbs. DeSantis Scorpion and G19 or G27 work well for me in jeans and t-shirt.

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    I find that my IWB holster is the one I wear the most with my G26. I wear loose t-shirts so it's very comfortable. When it gets to 100 degrees plus I can see wearing very loose fitting clothing here in the heat of Las Vegas!
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    Geronimo ... I'm sending you a bill for a keyboard. Thats 3 this year that have suffered coffee damage. Is that Sean Connery? OMG.

    To the OP ... I went to a Sig P232 for summer carry, it coneals slightly easier than my 1911.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Florida is warm in the summer...
    Either a print/button up shirt, or a large colored t-shirt with a wife-beater-T underneath to keep leather away from skin.
    Works for me but Ill add.... smaller gun.
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    Looser pant...longer shirt tails maybe a different IWB
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    If your comfortable you will carry. It’s that simple for me. There are a ton of options out there and you have to find what works for you. In the summer for me it’s a Smith and Wesson 442. Can carry it a bunch of different ways and always works. Good luck.
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