Concealment Options for Winter v. Summer

Concealment Options for Winter v. Summer

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    Concealment Options for Winter v. Summer

    Just curious how many of you change the way you carry in the Summer vs. Winter? I find that I love IWB carry (usually my Glock 27), however in the Winter time I find it rather hard to get my pisol through three or four layers of clothing, when carrying IWB. OTOH, if I OWB, I can fold my shirt, sweater, etc. behind my pistol and just have to move my jacket to get to my pistol. Any thought or comments?
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    I change over, for a few reasons. During the warmer months, I carry an Ruger LCP .380, because of its ease of carry, and its extreme light weight. When it gets colder and I wear more clothing, I switch to my CZ-75 PCR Compacty 9mm. Because it packs more of a punch, I feel more secure in the wintertime, becuase I am also assuming the BG wears more clothing as well.
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    I use the same guns no matter what.

    In summer, OWB due to longer cover shirts.
    In winter, IWB due to shorter cover sweaters and shirts.

    Always pocket carry in pants all year and coat during the summer.
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    Same M&P 40c weapon year round. SmartCarry- summer, Comp-Tac speed paddle- winter, MTAC- other times as needed.
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    What is winter? Is that something we can get in FL?
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    Why can't you fold your shirt behind your IWB like you do your OWB? Same for me year round, even when I go up to cold country.
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    Here in Central Florida......no holster changes needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    Why can't you fold your shirt behind your IWB like you do your OWB? Same for me year round, even when I go up to cold country.
    Because I like to carry my Glock 27, it doesn't offer as much "gun" (as only the butt of the pistol is exposed) to tuck anything behind, this is much more easily accomplished with an OWB carry method.
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    I mainly go to OWB carry in winter months with my full size pistols under a jacket as opposed to IWB carry in warm weather in t-shirt and jeans with my compact or sub-compacts. I may explore different options this winter though........I've been in places that are too warm to keep a jacket on all the time. We'll just have to see how this plays out. I've been doing some appendix carry with my G27 in a Don Hume IWB and have it down to where sitting with it is relatively comfortable. I hardly ever zip up my jackets or wear a closed front outer garment.

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    45 XD compact IWB summer or winter...
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    IWB for concealed carry, OWB for range or field use.

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    Does anyone know if somebody makes a clip type IWB for a 4" N frame? If so, I was thinking about using a left hand version to use on the ileft nside pocket of my winter coats. It'd act like a shoulder holster. If the clip were as aggressive as the one on the Bianchi IWBs, it'd NEVER come out by accident.

    The reason why I ask is that in Ohio, if you carry on your body in a car, it HAS to be in a holster of some kind. That would meet the requirement. I'm not sure my 4" Model 29 would even fit in my glove box!

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    Cold weather (meaning I can keep a cover garment on all day) gives me a break from IWB to OWB. Same gun, same location, just in an OWB holster.
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    My winter work jacket is long enough to cover for a IWB, but too short for OWB.
    I carry a Colt Lightweight Commander, primarily IWB, all year round.
    As my belt shrinks , the OWB, when possible, sounds like a good idea.

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