Actually cut short enough for the pockets to hang below the fringe.
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Actually cut short enough for the pockets to hang below the fringe.
Actually cut short enough for the pockets to hang below the fringe
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO that image is now engrained, thanks.
"A first rate man with a third rate gun is far better than the other way around". The gun is a tool, you are the craftsman that makes it work. There are those who say "if I had to do it, I could" yet they never go out and train to do it. Don't let stupid be your mindset. Harryball 2013
BTW- my vests are down or polar guard and none of them match my hats which are designed to keep my head and ears warm, not to make a fashion statement. Up here in the north country we tend to dress to keep parts from freezing off.
Clothing I love with IWB j-frame or BHP: sleeveless (tanktop) undershirt; guayavera or Hawaiian shirts, sweatshirt/hoody and any jeans or slacks
Clothing I love with OWB j-frame or BHP: sweatshirt; jacket or sportcoat over knitted sportshirt
Clothing I love with j-frame pocketed: loose fit jeans or pleated chinos
Clothing I hate: anything tight fitting, anytime, anywhere. Always have.
Everything I wear is always 100% Cotton. I hate synthetics. For HOT weather I love 100% Cotton shorts with as many pockets as possible. If that's considered to be Tactical then count me in for Tactical Cotton shorts.
In Summer I mostly wear oversize Cotton T-shirts with even the short sleeves cut off. I hate long sleeves. I don't even own any long sleeve shirts anymore.
Even my Winter dress shirts are short sleeves.
Mrs. QK buys me some long sleeve WINTER Flannel Shirts for Christmas - I'm breaking out the scissors and cutting the sleeves all the way off...day one.
I carry a full size firearm under a slightly oversize (untucked) T-Shirt OWB with a good stiff gun belt and high quality (extreme forward cant) holsters that pull the butt of my firearms in close. It has worked out fine for me for years.
I don't buy Tactical clothing because it's Tactical. I buy clothing with a lot of necessary pockets which Tactical style clothing usually has lots of.
I don't wear any vests but, all Sheeple do not associate a vest with firearm carry.
Really only some other gunners do and so who would care about that. I guess a tiny percentage of bad guys would associate a vest with somebody carrying a concealed firearm but, I think that is greatly way overblown.
Of course trained LEO would instantly recognize a 5.11 type vest (they get the 5.11 catalogs in the mail) but, why would the citizen that is legally carrying care if some LEO assumes that he is carrying?
Just wondering if anyone on here has ever heard or read about someone being "shot first" because they were wearing a vest? I really doubt it.
Remember...Four boxes keep us free: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box
Cargo shorts with deep pockets that don't look like they came from the 80's Larry Bird style are hard to find. The first test in the dressing room is to slip the LCP down the pocket to see how it carries.
I think as CCW'ers we think more people are paying attention to us than there really are. I almost always carry OWB year round with blue jeans and a t-shirt over the gun. No huge, plus sized shirt...just my standard XL that I've worn for 14 years or so. I don't worry much about printing as people around me are typically oblivious to anything other than their cell phones. All I have to be aware of is reaching above my head and having the bottom of the holster peak out from under my shirt in some places. For a while I tried holding down my shirt with one hand while reaching overhead with the other hand, but after a few trips to the store with that routine I decided that action was more likely to draw attention than just grabbing what I need and getting on with my life. I still try to keep my gun side away from bystanders in such instances just in case anyone observant is near. However, I can't say that I "worry" about anyone seeing the bottom of the holster. Even if they did, most see a piece of leather or plastic (assuming no 3" of barrel sticking out the bottom) hanging out from under a shirt and assume it is something to do with a cell phone.
Now, I will say that as a person who carries everywhere permissible that I constantly see people wearing things like vests, Hawaii five-o shirts, fanny packs, etc and assume that those items are a tell that they're carrying. And occasionally I'll see a guy (who works at LGS) walking around in tactical pants, with his tactical vest, and NRA hat on his head...I'd imagine that many people (even the un-observant varieties) suspect that this gentleman is carrying.
For the most part though, I think our own paranoia is usually a bigger worry than being made wearing fairly normal clothing (i.e. Cargo pants, vests anytime except middle of summer, etc).
Last edited by msc8127; July 6th, 2012 at 02:39 AM. Reason: I have the grammar skills of a 3rd grader after 2 weeks of infant induced sleep deprivation
Okay, a lot in this thread. So here goes...
I love/hate tuckable holsters. Love the idea but hate the loops on my belt that don't fit....I know I know, no one notices. I think they do or will at some point.
I love vests and wish I was a cowboy out west so i could pull off the nice leather ones; nothing "shoot me first" about those! But it doesn't work for me. I'm in missouri so I do wear vests a lot in the fall, winter and spring but they aren't photographers vests, usually they're fleece lined working vests.
I love/hate tactical pants and belts....I finally broke down and and bought a wilderness instructors belt. Felt very self conscious wearing it at first but guess what, I LOVE IT. It takes all of the abuse you can through at it and is perfectly, infinitely adjustable which makes it very very comfortable. I DON'T like it for hiking/backpacking becasue it's too heavy.
I Love/Hate Smartcarry's. tried several and wanted to love them more but can't seem to get over the feeling down there
I love/hate Remora holsters; love the idea, hate the added bulk and just can't get over not having that holster/gun affixed to a belt. Wish I could but I can't.
Other than that, i can't stand gun decals or patches on everyday wear. Someone else mentioned this. I hate standing out and like to live in steath mode if that doesn't sound corny. when a guy wears a SIG patch or an AR15 T-shirt, it just seems inappropriate for some reason but I could never explain why so it's just my own foolishness. I think those things are great for range day or an organized meeting of like minded folks.
I LOVE/HATE simple T-shirts untucked. It's got to be the classic, jeans, IWB and an untucked T-shirt. I love how comfortable and easy it is but feel too dressed down with an untucked shirt. I know, more hangups , you've got them too.
I wear them but like to find a collared shirt with squared hem that doesn't go down to my knees.
Enjoy your day!
It doesn't sound like you love _anything_ unconditionally, Gid.
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I retired from the Army in 05, and now work as a DA civilian.
Hell, I need 5.11 pants, vest, an instructor belt, wrap-around shades and a multicam ruck just to fit in. It seems to be the style of dress around here, nobody notices a thing.
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I carry at work, home and just about anywhere else it legal to do so but, no shorts no tactical clothing of any kind. I wear different shades of tan slacks with different colors of golf or polo shirts all sized a size larger than I would normally wear. This works in warm weather for me, In the winter or cooler months it's a heavier jacket or coat with wool or cotton flannel shirts underneath. These shirts too are one size larger. The King Tuc or Ramora tuckable I wear conceal perfectly for me. This is pretty much how I have dressed since I got out of the service 30 years ago so no one except my wife (I told her I was going to start carrying) noticed anything different when I began carrying three years ago.
CZ-75 Primary Carry
Sig P-220 Secondary Carry
WaltherP-1 tertiary carry when i want a break from the others
S&W Model 66 (No Dash)
I love anything with the word "tactical" in it. I have tactical bow ties, tactical underwear, tactical pocket protectors, and of course, who goes anywhere without a tactical condom or three?