Suit holstering options?

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    Suit holstering options?

    I have read on here that some have suits with tailored in holsters/pockets. How do you go about doing this? Do you have a specific pistol you carry and thus tailor the holster exactly for that pistol? Or is there some kind of set up that you have which allows for either multiple pistols to fit or you have the ability to attach the appropriate holster for the pistol you are carrying at that time? If you have an adjustable set up - what kind of attachment system did you have tailored in? How does it work? How stable/secure is it?

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    The fabric in most suits will not support a firearm without distorting the cut of the suit, the fabric, or the "hang", unless it is a super light pocket rocket carried in a front pocket.

    I would never ruin a suit in such a manner (trying to "build in" a holster/attachment or the like). It will look like you're trying to carry a small anvil.

    Look at smaller pistols and quality pocket holsters. The right combo will work well in nicely cut suit pants, or dress slacks, with no one the wiser. Get a quality holster made for the gun!

    There is a thread for "Mouse Guns," virtually all of which are fine firearms. Combine one of these with a quality holster, and you'll be good to go. Holsters could include pocket holsters, shoulder rigs, and others.

    Look here: Small 9mm or .380?

    Here too: http://api.ning.com/files/cmz-Kp*lYg...Comparison.jpg

    There are dozens of nice options when wearing a suit. If you go with a shoulder rig, wear it when the suit is tailored, if your locale and environment allows.

    Does anyone have a better link to the Mouse Gun Chart?
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    I wear a suit during the work week. Weight is your enemy. I carry two LCPs, one in each front pocket. Pocket holsters with anti print panels from Jim at www.hiddenholsters.net

    He added a thumb push off for me.

    Other similar pocket holsters include the Desantis Superfly, and the ones from www.maelwear.com
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    I'll echo the previous response. To continue, this isn't quite a response to the question you asked, but coronadoleather.com has what are reputed to be excellent leather vests and jackets with built-in loops intended to serve as holsters. I don't actually own a suit, since a nice leather jacket with slacks (and a tie when needed) has always been close enough in any suit-like circumstances I've ever encountered (including meetings of the NMSU Board of Regents when I was chair of the Faculty Senate). I hinted rather broadly last Christmas that I wanted a Coronado Americana - Designing and crafting premium leather goods since 1981 to replace my black jacket which is wearing out, but apparently not broadly enough...

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    I'm in the same boat, and the reason I started carrying all the time is because I bought an LCP. Yes, it's a compromise, and I'm jealouse of all the guys who carry a full sized .45, but it just isn't practical for me, especially in the summer when in the field I may want to take off my jacket very badly. It's a comfort issue...and it may kill me... just like eating bacon
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    I can easily carry a sig 229 in a kangaroo carry while wearing a suit. It's a little "deep", but pretty much invisible.
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    How much does a PPK weigh? Allways wanted one...
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    My wife is a tailor at a high end retail provider. She has become quite adept at tailoring a suit around a firearm. A LOT of her clients carry.

    A good reputable tailor can accommodate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gun1 View Post
    I have read on here that some have suits with tailored in holsters/pockets. How do you go about doing this? Do you have a specific pistol you carry and thus tailor the holster exactly for that pistol? Or is there some kind of set up that you have which allows for either multiple pistols to fit or you have the ability to attach the appropriate holster for the pistol you are carrying at that time? If you have an adjustable set up - what kind of attachment system did you have tailored in? How does it work? How stable/secure is it?
    Personally when I wear a suit, I typically conceal deep, and use a hybrid (crossbreed style) IWB holster, with my shirt tucked in over it. If I have a tux with cumberbund, I may use a belly band under the cumberbund with a small firearm like my Nano with a spare mag or two beneath it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 357and40 View Post
    My wife is a tailor at a high end retail provider. She has become quite adept at tailoring a suit around a firearm. A LOT of her clients carry.

    A good reputable tailor can accommodate.
    I'd like to hear more about your wife's experiences in her role in tailoring a suit 'round a pistol, 357.

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    A TCP in a pocket or Remora holster positioned IWB works for me. I don't tailor my clothes to accomodate a gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaeger View Post
    How much does a PPK weigh? Allways wanted one...
    21 oz. unloaded.

    When I was a suit I wore an IWB for the Walther PPK or the P99. Some days I wore a shoulder rig for the PPK.

    You cannot hang a firearm of almost any size from a well-made siut coat. It will not drape properly and one side will always want to hang lower and you will forever be trying to adjust the suit coat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaeger View Post
    How much does a PPK weigh? Allways wanted one...
    I believe it's 21 ounces. Nice little gun, thin, stout, however I rarely CC it, I'd rather CC my PPS.

    Here's a thorough article about them Walther PPK Pistol
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    For for information you may also visit my collector site with my Walthers here: Unofficial Walther Home Page

    I have not updated this site in many years, but the information presented is accurate.
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