This is a discussion on Concealed Attire? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I use a tuckable IWB (Crossbreed, CTAC, VM2, and am looking forward to the Max Con V) with a tucked or loose T-shirt, dress shirt, ...
September 9th, 2007 06:30 PM
I use a tuckable IWB (Crossbreed, CTAC, VM2, and am looking forward to the Max Con V) with a tucked or loose T-shirt, dress shirt, or polo shirt. I only tuck a small bit of hem and blouse the shirt naturally. This should work for any build. Thank Dog summer here is only three days long, and we're back to sport coats and jackets for our Desert Eagles.
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Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
("Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it.")
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September 9th, 2007 07:29 PM
Originally Posted by Bark'n
But yea, here are some pictures of one of my rigs. I carry three different weapons with a few different styles:
Originally Posted by mhiggi02
-- I am 5 ft 11 inches tall and weigh ~ 165 lbs to give you an idea of my build. (Mostly muscle , but really... mostly muscle)
(1.5" belt made by The Belt Man www.thebeltman.net, in black Sharkskin)
1) Glock 27 in either a Milt Sparks VMII (Black horsehide, 1.5 " belt loops), a Mitch Rosen Tito's Revenge cross-draw holster, or a Mitch Rosen pocket softy holster. The Mitch Rosen Tito's Revenge cross-draw holster tend's to make my belt stick out a little bit in front while I'm wearing just a t-shirt but I try to ignore it. It isn't very noticeable. I wear it when I will be sitting down for extended periods of time because the IWB 3-4:00 position behind the right hip can get uncomfortable when sitting for awhile. The pocket holster is great, as the G27 will fit in my pocket with ease just like my S&W 642 CT, though the G27 is a bit heavier hehe (it does hold 5 more rounds though, not to mention .40 cal vs .38 Special +P).
Milt Sparks VMII:
Mitch Rosen Tito's Revenge cross-draw holster:
2) P2000SK .40 cal V2 LEM, in a Milt Sparks VMII (Cordovan horsehide with sharkskin trim) or a Tucker "The Answer" IWB holster. Pictures will be available sometime next week.
3) S&W 642 with CT laser grips in a Desantis Nemesis pocket holster:
Best of luck and be safe!
September 9th, 2007 07:46 PM
Have I ever been "made?" Well, excluding the fancy dinner downtown for my wife's charity once about 12 or maybe 15 years ago, no. But that one made up for anything else! I was in a tux with a Colt Officer's 45 in a Yaqui slide neatly tucked into my 4 O'Clock strong side. At least I thought it was sitting at 4. Actually it was closer to 3 O'Clock and when I sat down amongst the high powered attorney's, the Mayor, the Chief of Police and other assorted movers and shakers (including my SISTER who was a prior President of the charity) for a sumptious dinner, I settled into a chair with heavily padded arms. My muzzle neatly pushed against the padding and as smooth as you please that old gun hit the hard wood floor with a deafening CLUNK! The whole room froze and turned to stare. I calmly reached down and reholstered and resumed eating. After a momentary pause the Chief of Police did as well and the party continued.
One thing: My wife developed a migraine and we left early. The event was held at a huge law firm downtown. The parking garage was about a third of the structure and pretty dark. When we stood up to leave about 20 couples did so as well! I wound up leaving my poor wife in the security office while I escorted various big wigs hither and yon to their cars. They weren't interested in an unarmed rent a cop for escort. I did hand out many of my business cards for the CCW Permit, however. My first piece of advice when handing out that card? Stay away from Yaqui Slide Holsters!
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September 9th, 2007 09:28 PM
If you refuse to change anything about the way you dress and you wear tight clothes with your shirt tucked in its obviously going to limit your options. Ankle, pocket, belly band, and tuckable holsters are some things you might look into.
September 10th, 2007 03:22 PM
I have a Galco SOB and an Aker IWB for my Glock 30. I don't find the IWB too comfortable.
For all those carrying IWB, do you have your waist band a couple of inches larger than necessary to allow for the added bulk inside your waist band, or just tough out the added girth?
September 10th, 2007 04:16 PM
I carry IWB. I don't wear skin-tight pants usually. In fact these days my pants fit a little on the loose side. Carrying CCW solves that problem a bit--as well as using a belt!
I've noticed that when I wear either dark or dark patterned (even better) shirts the gun seems to blend in better, too.
September 10th, 2007 04:43 PM
Depending on what you carry you really don't need to change your clothing. I can still tuck my shirt in with my .380 as well as my .45. All I do is pull a couple of inches of shirt out and roll it over my belt and the firearm that is in an iwb holster. From there I tuck part of the shirt under my belt around the holster to make sure it does not ride up. It does not look casual such as with your shirt out and the shirt does not hang around your hips. It is not as clean looking to the point that you can see your belt, but the smaller the grip the less you need out.
Originally Posted by alyehoud
September 10th, 2007 09:25 PM
I posted a video of my primary work carry rig with me in slacks and dress shirt here before http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ad.php?t=26845. Look at post #9 for the video link.
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September 11th, 2007 03:26 PM
September 11th, 2007 03:43 PM
Thank you all for sharing your ideas and pictures. It's been a big help.
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September 12th, 2007 01:27 AM
September 18th, 2007 10:45 PM
Kevin, I noticed you tend to carry at abt the 5 o clock position and you being right handed, isnt the grip too far back behind you to get a good hold on while drawing it out? I too am right handed and when I carried a Barretta 92FS, I had a left handed IWB holster for it and with it in the small of my back, between 6 and 5 oclock, the grip was in a postition that I could easily draw it out without twisting my wrist around..anyway just an observance and a comment on how I did it to be more comfortable.
September 18th, 2007 11:36 PM
at 6 o'clock may be more comfortable for you but could land you in a wheelchair if you fall on your back.
Not for me!
It is not out of the relm of possibility that during a fight for your life, including a gunfight, that you might get knocked down. Or even fall down.
I used to carry a 5 cell mag light shoved in my belt in the middle of my back across the 6 o'clock position for years until I learned about possibility of paralysis.
Is it likely? No. Is it possible? YES!
I like keeping the odds as low as possible because I DO believe in Mr. Murphy, and if he's gonna show up for the ride with someone.... I'm that guy that he'll show up for.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
September 19th, 2007 05:57 PM
Good point! But you must also agree that we "assume" the risk in being armed, driving in traffic, walking among the sheep etc..I don't carry anymore at the 6 oclock but close to it and so I assume the risk. Agn, you make a very good point, thank you.
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