Summer wear

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    Summer wear

    am sure this topic has been addressed before but I need input / suggestions from you veterans as what to wear while ccw for the summer. I live in Virginia, Hampton Roads area.

    I own an XD .45 svc am all ears.

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    I don't really know what your style is, but nice, light spring type over shirts with patterns are the best.

    Some really like your Hawaiian patterns (not crazy about them myself) but they do conceal wonderfully and they are comfortable.

    I, even though I'm a girl, carry a little of short sleeved white shirts with light flowery patterns and a small white tank underneath. It keeps me cool, feminine and still conceals nicely.

    Patterned shirts are great because they break up the lines of your gun should you print.

    Even a larger, comfortable T-shirt will usually conceal a decent gun in a good holster.

    I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for.

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    Standard FL "uniform of the day".....

    .......IWB with shorts and an untucked t-shirt 95% of the time. Dress it up a little with a golf shirt or a light sport shirt. Again, generally untucked.

    I'll tuck IWB if I really have to, but if I have to tuck, it's usually because we're going someplace that's nice and pretty low threat. Then I'll usually go with the Seecamp in a back pocket holster and leave the edc 9mm behind.

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    Here in 115 degree Phoenix, I'm waiting for the new model Smartcarry that fits under my Speedos for the pool.
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    T shirt and shorts. I found a longer t shirt with the front only tucked in works well for me to conceal my SA Champ. well IWB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    Here in 115 degree Phoenix, I'm waiting for the new model Smartcarry that fits under my Speedos for the pool.
    Is that a Glock in your speedo, or are you just glad to see me?


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    Quote Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
    Standard FL "uniform of the day".....

    .......IWB with shorts and an untucked t-shirt 95% of the time. Dress it up a little with a golf shirt or a light sport shirt. Again, generally untucked.
    Just substitute MS for FL here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
    Is that a Glock in your speedo, or are you just glad to see me?

    Mine's only a Seecamp, but it's stainless!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    Mine's only a Seecamp, but it's stainless!
    I'm sorry to say, that even my Seecamp in a speedo would prob generate some attention for me. sigh......

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    Here in 115 degree Phoenix, I'm waiting for the new model Smartcarry that fits under my Speedos for the pool.

    We'll skip the pics if that's OK with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose View Post
    Doesn't that just scream "I am carrying"?

    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    Here in 115 degree Phoenix, I'm waiting for the new model Smartcarry that fits under my Speedos for the pool.
    I am going to have nightmares now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exactlymypoint View Post
    Doesn't that just scream "I am carrying"?
    It certainly does in that pic...But 4 or 5 guys in Raybans, walking around an Isreali prime minister would scream I'm carrying even if they were wearing wife beaters. It doesn't look to me like it would stick out on an individual on the street or eating in a Wendys.
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    Here in MS I just about always wear a polo over a t-shirt, if not the heat, and sweat, would soke just one shirt. IWB feels alot better against a t-shirt rather then skin, It's hot about 7-8 months out of the year! I bowhunted in nov and it was 85.
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    I prefer OWB. I wear a T-shirt, casual pants or shorts, and an untucked dress (more or less) shirt. I prefer a shirt with stripes or some type of pattern for the same reason LimaTunes mentioned. I've used this method for a couple of Glocks and a 1911 Champion/Commander size.

    I live in Florida, so it's pretty much year-round summer carry. I'm also around 6'2", which might make a difference.
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