This is a discussion on Holster Information within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am sure everyone has a different answer to this question but I am listening. Since I live in the sunshine state I wear shorts ...
October 30th, 2009 11:45 AM
I am sure everyone has a different answer to this question but I am listening. Since I live in the sunshine state I wear shorts when not working and it seems hard for me to carry a 9mm or even a .40 or what ever with out it not being noticed under my shirt. I just pull my shirt tail out. But how about when I wear shorts and a pull over shirt tucked in. During the day at work I am fine because I wear a business suit all day with a shoulder holster. Or should i get a small 22 or 380 for those times. I use to think not enough power for me with small caliber. But I guess if you shoot enough the bad guy would go down.
October 30th, 2009 11:47 AM
Get a J frame for the front pocket, a bellyband or smart carry are also options as well as a bunch of small semi 380's on the market.
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October 30th, 2009 11:59 AM
Grifft, it will take time to learn how to conceal carry. Holster design, and shirt size affect the concealability.
I personally carry everyday a Sig P220 fullsize frame .45, and I've lived in florida my whole life.
It would help to know what exact guns you are trying to conceal, and what holsters you are using, as well as what cover garments you have used.
I know not what this "overkill" means.
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October 30th, 2009 12:06 PM
Tuckable holsters work as well
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October 30th, 2009 01:00 PM
Try Comp-Tac : Top-Quality Firearm Accessories, among other holster makers on here and find a nice tuckable...of course this is always a good excuse to buy a nice pocket gun. LOL say a J-frame revo of a small auto LCP, PM9, PF-9 etc.
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October 30th, 2009 02:56 PM
October 30th, 2009 03:03 PM
I just let my shirts hang out, and I'm just 90 minutes west of you...no problem concealing my Glock-36 or my Kimbers.
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October 30th, 2009 06:50 PM
I disagree. Tuckable holsters DO allow you to tuck the shirt in over the gun, but it's pretty noticeable in my opinion. The bulge is there. Also the belt clips show unless you are using velcro clips.
Originally Posted by rocky
When I'm wearing something I can't conceal in, I run a Smartcarry or a pocket holster. I will not carry anything smaller than .38 spl/9mm. The bulge of a revolver in the pocket is also noticeable unless you're wearing something like cargos. This is all in my experience and YMMV.
October 30th, 2009 10:40 PM
Just wondering, but have you ever tried using an open button shirt outside of your t-shirt? An extra layer really goes a long way in concealing.
Also, what gun are you trying to hide?
October 31st, 2009 12:26 AM
Where there's a will.......there's a way. No need to change your carry pistols or calibers........just change your outlook and thinking, your holster choices and positions, then your clothing. You can do almost anything, and nothing is impossible until you've exhausted all possibilities.
October 31st, 2009 01:09 AM
I used to tuck my shirt in around my 1911 working for an anti gun employer. I've always had good experience.
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October 31st, 2009 04:39 PM
I think pocket carry is the easiest and most natural carry option. Yet you have to match the gun with the size of your pocket and body; for example, you shouldn't pocket carry a large gun if you're a small, thin guy with small pockets.
There is a large variety of compact and subcompact guns on the market that lend themselves to pocket carry. A traditional-double-action or double-action-only gun with a stiff trigger pull is safest; otherwise, if you're using a Glock-style subcompact, make sure you get a good pocket holster and belt, and place some other object of similar weight (another gun or several magazines) in the other pocket for balance. You might also visit a tailor to reinforce your pockets for better balance and safety.
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