This is a discussion on Concealed Carry in a Suit? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Any of ya'll carrying concealed while wearing a suit? Sometimes I need to dump the jacket, and I don't want something on the outside of ...
Any of ya'll carrying concealed while wearing a suit? Sometimes I need to dump the jacket, and I don't want something on the outside of my belt.
What are you all doing, other than the Smart Carry?
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Tuckable IWB, depending on rig/gun worked for me. Only problem is if you have to be really active, then even the best tuckables come untucked.
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Another problem I see is in a suit is,.. you cannot wear a HD belt at all? How do you get a IWB to stay put with out a good belt,. I don't own a suit these days, but when I have they pants was always extremely loose and wouldn't stay up without the light belt that didn't do a good job.,.. ???
I heard someone mention suspenders in another thread... if you can make that Larry King look work...
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An under cover friend used to glue thin plastic strips to the back of his thin dress belt to stiffin it too. I never tried it though.
Everything related to concealment is a compromise...
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I wear a m-tac behind my right hip. But I dont tuck it if Im wearing my jacket. If I have to take off my jacket, I tuck my shirt over it.
Some suits (if I remember right) that I had didn't even have belt loops?? Seemed they had a inside button and claspe style latch??? Maybe I'm not remembering right, that is what I remember.. Honestly, I hope I never have to wear another suit, but I'm sure that day will come again someday..
A suit is great for carrying because you don't look out of place with your cover garment on...if planning on removing it, it's like you're in business casual, so go with a tuckable, ankle, Smartcarry, holster under-shirt, belly band, or pocket concealment.
A 1.25" gunbelt is plenty sturdy to carry any gun IWB or OWB and isn't out of place on a suit. A Kramer single-thick horsehide belt is something I've considered for when I'm carrying just a gun/mags and not a full rack of LE gear. You can get a 1.25" with a plastic stiffener if the normal gunbelts are somehow not stiff enough for you.
Sharkskin is the ticket with dress slacks, sturdy and thin.
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