Shirt and Tie Problems

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    Shirt and Tie Problems

    I own a 45 ultra carry that I love, but have trouble between formal dress attire and concealment. I don't own a suit or jacket (sport coat) and carry owb due to excess flesh around the waist. Would like to go without jacket since I get hot easily. Thinking about mousegun for pocket carry, but like my edc. Any options you can think of to carry my 45, or just get a jacket and sweat?

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    Smartcarry?
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    Smart Carry is an idea, plus there are plenty of tuckable IWB holsters to check out. The only that would be exposed are the clips.
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    1) Get some vests.
    2) Find a comfortable, tuckable IWB holster.
    3) Smartcarry.
    4) Pocketcarry. I like my J-frame for this, it's still got some power with +P loads and it's very light.
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    Freight Train...

    I recently had to attend a wedding with my girlfriend. I chose to carry my Ruger LCP IWB under a tucked in shirt.

    I usually carry OWB or IWB (depending on gun / holster combination) under an untucked shirt of some kind. The Ruger was so small and hidden, I literally didn't notice it was there (made me a little worried a couple of times.)

    Anyway, you could try something similar with you ultra carry. Mine is pretty small, although I've never tried to tuck in anything over it.

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    A 38 in the pocket beats a 45 at home in the safe.

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    You're gonna' have to go extremely "mousey" to gain much concealment advantage over an Ultra Carry (nice choice, by the way). Is this a masked, unconscious plea for an excuse to buy a PD340 & some nice Kramer pocket leather? Because if it is - any old excuse is much better...than no reason at all!
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    The nice thing about being a poor Indian and allways dressing like a hillbilly. No body expects me to look different. I wear extra large loose fitting clothes, extra long shirttails never tucked in. I can hide almost anything and never change my look.

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    being a poor Indian and allways dressing like a hillbilly.
    Wait a minute, you're supposed to dress like a poor indian...I'm supposed to dress like a hillbilly! Let's not confuse our racial stereotypes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    A 38 in the pocket beats a 45 at home in the safe.

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    A KelTec P-3AT in the pocket can get you from the car, to the office, and back to the car (where you have the .45) every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raevan View Post
    The nice thing about being a poor Indian and allways dressing like a hillbilly. No body expects me to look different. I wear extra large loose fitting clothes, extra long shirttails never tucked in. I can hide almost anything and never change my look.
    I'm with you on this. Nobody ever looks twice.
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    What's a tie?
    Smartcarry is not the best option for portly fellows. If you've got a belly to reach around or move to the side, you've lost all tactical advantage.
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    I have successfully and comfortably carried a Ruger SR9 in a Crossbreed Supertuck with shirt and tie (no jacket) on numerous occasions. The only proble for me is the actual tucking of the shirt. Once done, no problems at all.

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    +1 on a Crossbreed SuperTuck!

    I carry a Sig P239 every day in one tucked and have never had a problem. I've posted this before, but here's a couple of write ups I did on it.
    Hidden Defense: Crossbreed - Extensive Review & Comparison (pic intensive) *video
    Hidden Defense: Crossbreed SuperTuck: Long-Term Review

    The UC's got a shorter muzzle so it probably won't have the exposed muzzle issue I had with my P239.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freight Train View Post
    I own a 45 ultra carry that I love, but have trouble between formal dress attire and concealment. I don't own a suit or jacket (sport coat) and carry owb due to excess flesh around the waist. Would like to go without jacket since I get hot easily. Thinking about mousegun for pocket carry, but like my edc. Any options you can think of to carry my 45, or just get a jacket and sweat?
    I had a similar situation since I wear a suit to work every day but often times have the jacket off in the office. Normally I carry my 1911 IWB when not at work but needed something that would work during the work week as well. I actually picked up a S&W J-frame which I now either carry with a pocket holster or ankle holster. Works great for the work day and is actually must easier during the summer months as well (shorts and tee-shirts).

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