This is a discussion on OWB in a hot climate? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Gun Holsters Glock Holsters Concealment Holsters...
OWB - Oversize good quality 100% Cotton T-shirt untucked.
Good high quality leather holster and good, stiff 1.5" gun belt - behind the hip location - firearm at an all important more extreme forward rake - no vest - no second cover shirt - sure works for me. I like to be Cool & comfortable in hot weather.
It's been my experience that many folks are slightly self-conscious when carrying their firearm (a normal human reaction I guess) and consequently tend to over-conceal and cover their firearm much more than is really necessary.
A good uber high quality leather holster is mandatory and I always go custom these days since most stock "off the shelve" rigs do not "house" a full size firearm with enough forward cant/rake to nicely conceal just under a T-Shirt.
Hawaiin shirts like those worn by "Magnum PI" work great and brake up any printing. Just make sure the shirt is a little oversized.
Just an open print shirt covers IWB or OWB just as well.
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I carry OWB a lot with a pancake style holster and it works very well under just a T-shirt. I usually carry a snub nose revolver a Ruger SP101 or colt cobra I don't know if this matters at all. I'm wanting a better OWB rig and am considering a silver dollar pancake holster.
[QUOTE=1911luver;1114264]I carry OWB a lot with a pancake style holster and it works very well under just a T-shirt. I usually carry a snub nose revolver a Ruger SP101 or colt cobra I don't know if this matters at all. I'm wanting a better OWB rig and am considering a silver dollar pancake holster.[/QUOTE
You might take a look at the Fist #12 for a revolver.
You should check out denim vests with HD (Harley Davidson) on the back. You don't need the bike as many who wear the garb don't have the ride. You can also find camp/bowling shirts as they have become very popular.
T shirt with golf type shirt untucked. I personally don't like the vests because when I see someone wearing a vest in the summer, my first reaction is to look for their firearm as to me it is a dead give away that they are likely carrying.
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Thanks folks. Lots of great advice here. I may look into a vest. I have a feeling it screams "concealed firearm" mainly to LEOs and those of us who carry.
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Unless your using a tuckable IWB, they don't conceal much easier than a quality high ride OWB. The only time I use an IWB is if I'm wearing a shorter jacket with a tucked shirt.
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OWB Pancake holster and and either a Woolrich or EOTAC light vest. Sometimes it gets too windy down here to use a lightweight shirt.
Besides I've been wearing some sort of vest since I was 17 so those who know me or see me in a regular basis don't give it a second thought.
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You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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