No under shirt ...
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I am 5-8 and 145 lbs; carry a G-26.
I usually wear jeans and shirt or T-shirt with no ...
July 29th, 2008 03:33 PM
No under shirt ...
South Florida, hot and humid !!!
I am 5-8 and 145 lbs; carry a G-26.
I usually wear jeans and shirt or T-shirt with no undershirt; I tried a Kydex tuckable, a belly-band and the Galco X-project (a joke).
None of those are comfortable; actually the tuckable is painful after 15 minutes. So it's back to the "fanny pack" which I hate !!! or the vest which really looks weird in this weather and it is hot even the fabric ones.
I also have Smart-Carry or is it Thunderwear? It is OK for a while but not comfortable on the Harley.
The only options I have not tried (yet) is the SOB and the ankle (problem wearing boots).
It is only been 20 + years I've been trying to solve this problem and I wish I had the proverbial box of holsters ... I have 3 boxes !!! But I am still looking and hoping.
Thanks for any feedback !!!
July 29th, 2008 03:33 PM
July 29th, 2008 03:38 PM
Well, and OWB holster would probably help, but then you might need different shirts to cover it better.
Concealing a weapon is all about compromises, sometimes you have to sacrifice a little in order to carry.
What kind of pistol do you carry?
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July 29th, 2008 03:48 PM
I'm using my MTAC with a G27 tucked right now and no undershirt. It's not uncomfortable in the least. Granted it's not as humid here and I'm 5'11 230lbs.
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July 29th, 2008 03:54 PM
It's really hot here in San Antonio, but I carry my 1911 comfortably year-round by wearing an unbuttoned short-sleeve shirt as a top garment, often over a tank-top and cargo shorts. Hawaiian/Carribean type shirts ought to look fine in Florida. Just make sure the shirt-tail is long.
When I'm dressing in more of a business casual style, I'll often wear my Shabak jacket.
As buckeyeLCPL said, you're going to have to compromise a bit if you're going to carry a concealed handgun. You'll probably need to make a few changes from the same old wardrobe you've been wearing. It's a small price to pay.
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July 29th, 2008 03:56 PM
Why don't you just wear an undershirt and keep that kydex off your skin? It's what I do. If you are going to carry you are just going to have to dress around your gun. Personally, I don't let kydex or leather next to my skin.
July 29th, 2008 04:00 PM
Same state, same weather, same wardrobe...... I use a crossbreed supertuck almost exclusively. No undershirt, ever. Works for me but everyone's different.
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July 29th, 2008 04:04 PM
I live in South Texas I think it's probably farther south than florida I wear a crossbreed holster year round under a T-shirt with no problems
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July 29th, 2008 04:11 PM
Originally Posted by jfl
I understand your problem.
I love my Harley, too, and I choose to always be armed as I enjoy its open air comforts.
(Only a biker understands why dogs like to ride with their heads out of a car window.)
My usual EDC is my Kimber Ultra in a Fist #1A IWB w/cant, clip, and body protector. It works on my Harley but...I wanted something else.
Then I purchased a my Glock-36 and a Fist #41 IWB SOB. See the above 'Related Links...search out Fist.
The holster has a body protector and rides tightly against my right kidney. Note that the holster is a palm out draw. Some may not like this, but it's actually quite natural. I can ride, stand, sit, and walk for hours and hardly know the gun is there.
Additionally, I usually just wore a T-shirt on the bike, but I started wearing a (wifebeater) under the T...this makes the holster disappear. The wifebeater and T are no hotter than just a T.
I have an Electra Glide with a back rest...I sometimes have to double check that I brought my gun along (like checking for your watch because you can't feel it).
Hope this helps.
Enjoy the ride!
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July 29th, 2008 04:15 PM
I have similar stature, but live in OK, just as hot, but less humid. I carry my SAXD 4" in a crossbreed super tuck with no under shirt and love it.
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July 29th, 2008 04:16 PM
I'm in Arizona, we have the heat but not the humidity (well, it is monsoon season now) I usually wear an 511 or Under Armor undershirt. If you haven't tried either I'd recommend it.
I even wear them if I'm home and the holster is not attached to me. They really do wick away the sweat.
July 29th, 2008 05:11 PM
I live in the DFW area so i thing we qualify for hot but maybe not so humid. I carried my Glock 26 (until purchased a PM9) in the Uncle Mikes IWB sidekick size 12 without an undershirt all day. The Glock does seem to be a little top heavy and I find myself having to adjust a few times during the day but its the best way to carry it in the summer for me.
July 29th, 2008 05:39 PM
July 29th, 2008 05:40 PM
I'm in sunny and hot FL too! I've settled on the Mtac IWB for my Glocks. It is comfy and easy to hide under a loose T shirt. I've found wearing an athletic cut or "wife beater" undershirt under the T-shirt adds to the comfort and does not make me feel any warmer. Worth a try. For pocket carry, I have my S&W 642 in a Mika pocket holster or my Keltec in a K-Rat.
July 29th, 2008 05:43 PM
You're just gonna have to figure out what YOU like.
I carry a 1911 in a VM-II all day in temperatures in the 90s to over 100 next to my skin no problem.
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July 29th, 2008 05:49 PM
I have to wear a T shirt, usually a wife beater and I also prefer my holsters to have a sweat shield, don't want the gun against my body for my skins protection and the guns. The wife beaters don't make you any hotter. Try them.
BTW. A "wife beater" T shirt is the tank top type made out of the very light fabric, almost like cotton gauze, they call them "wife beaters" because of some redneck joke a long time ago by a famous comedian and the name has spread and stuck.
You also may want to try selling some of those 3 boxes worth of holsters, could fund a new gun, holster or lot's of wife beaters!! lol!!
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