The sloppy sweater!

The sloppy sweater!

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    The sloppy sweater!

    One of the pre requisites IMO for a carry garment is ease of sweep-aside for gun access. To this end I have usually used a vest in summer and open shirt in winter - albeit a heavier type.

    I have tho this last few days donned a well used, generous sized old sweater and found it to be very suitable. Because it has stretched, the lower part is quite sloppy and I find that the translation of the shirt ''sweep'' works well. Concealment is a cinch with so much slack - no printing at all.

    I try and save fuel in the office and so it is not over warm - thus a sweater is the answer.

    The main thing is having enough slack at bottom such that sweeping-hand (weak hand) can get under it easily and so lift it aside. I find too that even strong hand only - if fingers are ''clawed'' as the hand moves from below, again the clearance is easy. The slack is what is critical as a tight fitting sweater would not make this so easy.

    Just an observation.
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    umm chris ... is the sweater a new member ? ROFLMAO
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    welcome new sweater to the forum.
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    Moved it to the proper forum for ya Chris.
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    Thanks rocky , its not often we catch chris out ya know lol .
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    Must be all those posts are affecting his mouse. (worn out probably)
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    Sweaters are nice! especially if they are the pull over hoodie kind, with the big kangaroo pouch in the front. I know many a' people who have put a small carry pistol in that little pocket!
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    I am not quite old enough to wear a sweater. I wonder if a sloppy sweatshirt will do?
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    P95 stands corrected - thx for the move Rocky, and thx for all the welcomes to ''sweater''
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    So will we get to see the sweater and the tactical S&S in action together?

    I use sweatshirts a lot in the winter, same idea I guess, loose enough for a quick clearing of the weapon, and roomy enough to cover w/o printing.
    In fact, Santa brought me a nice new one the other day.
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    i think we need a pic of the sweater with the S&S

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    So will we get to see the sweater and the tactical S&S in action together?
    No way!!! I learned my lesson
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    you can go further in life with a kind word and a sweater vest, than if you did with just a kind word.

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    FUNNY thread... all joking aside, I really like dressing "down" for ccw, esp. if I need to go into a less than desirable area. Its easier to hide my weapon, easier to deploy and it makes me a less valued target. Dressing like a bum has its advantages.
    Last edited by SIXTO; December 28th, 2006 at 04:21 PM.

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