5.11 Tactical Vest

5.11 Tactical Vest

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    5.11 Tactical Vest

    I recently purchased a 511 tactical vest for a carry option, seems to work very well with lighter weapons. i.e. SA-XDC-9mm, and Taurus 605 .357 Mag. I have tried carrying a Colt Commander .45 Auto. it presents a problem in the inside carry pocket, mounted to a velcro panel, as it seems to cause the vest to bag down on my carry side. Anyone else use this product, and if so what are your thoughts as a viable carry mode of concealed carry?
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    I use a vest (from Cabelas) as a cover garment. I'm not big on the idea of using pocket carry on a vest.

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    Tried the pocket carry on vests & totally agree. Mom is a great seamstress & she made me one w/ a holster made into it. Same problem you had. SAG. Now several vests & I really like them for cover. Use the pockets for other than gun stuff.
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    BB - take note of this recent thread - it will help too.

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    Vests are for cover not for use as a holster themselves. These days, it's too hot inMiami to even use a Banana Republic or 5*11 vest (which I don't like anyway) as cover. I'm using a t-shirt in a 'Miami Vice' pastel color with an ultra lightweight Hawaiian style shirt in XXL which nicely covers the weapon and I don't get the strange looks...
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    Thanks, to all for your imput.
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    I bought a 511 vest in late spring and really liked it as a cover garment. Then summer came and it became too hot, and fashionably out of place to wear a vest around, esp when everyone else is in tshirt and short. SO I am awaiting the fall to try it again. I did try the velcro insert and found it awkward, with sag, and not easy to get to.

    SO...I too use a t-shirt tucked in to put cloth between me and the MCV and a button up shirt over.
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    I don't use the hidden pockets , but like the vest as a cover garment.
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