How do you carry in wintertime?

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    How do you carry in wintertime?

    I'm finding the best method for me to carry is in a front zip pocket on the outside of my coat. I'm finding that carrying in an iwb holster underneath layers of clothing and a heavy coat would seem almost impossible to get to quickly if I'm attacked. I carry my weapon from the house to the car in a Wilderness Safepacker, with the compartment unzipped. However, it's not convenient to carry it into restaurants, etc.

    How do the rest of you carry in cold weather when you may be outside for awhile, yet not away from other people?

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    I like to switch from IWB to OWB during the winter months but my weapon is always in the same spot! When the deification hits the ventilation, I know what I practiced is what I'll do... so that's why I always carry in the same place. I just don't zip my jacket/coat.
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    Although I carry IWB in summer, I really prefer OWB for comfort reasons. Now that the weather is cooler/colder, I wear jackets and sweatshirts which easily conceals anything.
    I carry a Para .45 in a Desantis scabbard or sometimes in a Fobus.
    IWB is a Milt Sparks VMII which (believe it or not) I sometimes carry OWB between the belt and pants.

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    What's 'winter?'

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    usually switch from IWB to OWB or Shoulder holster

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    Depends on what I'm doing, most often I still carry IWB and/or pocket, and add a Centennial to my outter coat pocket, which hangs out in the center console while driving. I carry a longer folding knife to compensate for the additional material I might need to cut.

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    First, I pick a holster that goes with my 'longer' shorts...
    Wait a minute...that's what I always do anyway!
    Not a problem in the GunShine State...I don't miss the MI snow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by miklcolt45 View Post
    What's 'winter?'

    Come stay with me for the next several months..........
    I have seen 12 feet of snow in Yellowstone National Park.

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    Same as in summer. I don't change ammo types or calibers based on season.

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    i stay with my iwb. especially since im going in and out of buildings a lot so taking off and putting on layers.
    is a little slower with all the jackets, but not bad.
    we get about 200 inches of snow a year. got quite a few inches right now. came a little late this year.
    i donno what warm weather is

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    Same as I do in the summer. I carry a full size M&P OWB at 3:30 year around.
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    Thanks for the replies.

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    I carry the same as always. Just leave the coat open take the cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miklcolt45 View Post
    What's 'winter?'


    I've got a picture around somewhere depicting about 16 inches of winter......

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    Quote Originally Posted by friesepferd View Post
    i stay with my iwb. especially since im going in and out of buildings a lot so taking off and putting on layers.
    is a little slower with all the jackets, but not bad.
    we get about 200 inches of snow a year. got quite a few inches right now. came a little late this year.
    i donno what warm weather is
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