If you wear an IWB/AIWB tuckable holster, do you tuck?

If you wear an IWB/AIWB tuckable holster, do you tuck?

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  • Yes, I always tuck my shirt in around the holsters.

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  • I usually, but not always, tuck my shirt in around the holster.

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  • I rarely tuck my shirt in around the holster.

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    If you wear an IWB/AIWB tuckable holster, do you tuck?

    Despite how I dress most of the time, i.e., untucked shirt, I really prefer to have my shirts tucked in. To me, it just conveys a "neater" appearance, but that's just me.

    Yet, to dress around the gun, and all the stuff I carry with it - spare mag, flashlight, fixed blade knife - the easiest way for me to conceal is to have an untucked shirt. Here where we live in Utah, nobody really looks sideways at you if your shirt is untucked , since the most common outfit here for guys is blue jeans and a T shirt. I'm a bit of an anomaly (in more ways than one) since I usually wear some sort of collared shirt - Hawaiian shirts or polo shirts in the summer, flannels or turtlenecks in the winter, but it is normally untucked. If I absolutely have to wear a tucked in shirt, I just revert to pocket carry.

    But I got to wondering, since so many people today wear IWB or AIWB holsters, many (if not most) of which are "tuckable," how many people actually take advantage of this feature?

    My question for today is, if you wear an AIWB or IWB holster that is tuckable, do you take advantage of this feature? If so, what type of weapon do you most often conceal in this manner?
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    I would, if I ever found myself in a situation where I had to tuck while carrying, but the only place I tuck is at work (prison), and I can't carry there.
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    I normally wear Dickies brand camp shirts untucked; they are cut squared and slightly longer to be worn that way.
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    I too prefer tucked button up collared shirts, so with the colder months, its not a problem because I wear a light vest, or fleece pull over.
    In the warmer months I just untuck.
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    I stopped tucking my shirt the first time I ripped a shirt during dry fire practice! Pretty much the first attempt. Then I threw out my suits and switched to shorts and island wear.
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    The answer is as always..... it depends.

    Dressed up, and whenever a tie is involved, I tuck.
    Jeans and everyday shirts, no tuckie.
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    I haven't tucked my shirt in since I retired . My normal attire is casual , when I need to look more presentable I prefer the square bottom button shirt .

    My IWB is against my skin , no t-shirt .
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    Although I prefer a tucked in shirt I rarely do because of the increased difficulty in drawing your gun.
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    Only when I go to Church, do I, in regards to a generic answer to your question. Otherwise, it depends on: shirt I'm wearing, where I'm going, what I'm going to do when I get there, whom will I come into contact with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    Despite how I dress most of the time, i.e., untucked shirt, I really prefer to have my shirts tucked in. To me, it just conveys a "neater" appearance, but that's just me.

    Yet, to dress around the gun, and all the stuff I carry with it - spare mag, flashlight, fixed blade knife - the easiest way for me to conceal is to have an untucked shirt. Here where we live in Utah, nobody really looks sideways at you if your shirt is untucked , since the most common outfit here for guys is blue jeans and a T shirt. I'm a bit of an anomaly (in more ways than one) since I usually wear some sort of collared shirt - Hawaiian shirts or polo shirts in the summer, flannels or turtlenecks in the winter, but it is normally untucked. If I absolutely have to wear a tucked in shirt, I just revert to pocket carry.

    But I got to wondering, since so many people today wear IWB or AIWB holsters, many (if not most) of which are "tuckable," how many people actually take advantage of this feature?

    My question for today is, if you wear an AIWB or IWB holster that is tuckable, do you take advantage of this feature? If so, what type of weapon do you most often conceal in this manner?


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    I most often wear a tee shirt tucked in with my IWB rig and then a polo shirt untucked over that.
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    I rarely tuck my shirt in while carrying. The only time I have tucked while carrying in the past few years has been at funerals or a formal Christmas party.
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    Only if I'm wearing a suit & tie. Other wise, I leave shirt untucked.
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    I like a tucked in shirt. That's just one more reason I pocket carry. DR
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    All my holsters MUST allow shirt to be tucked in.

    One of my top criteria of a carry holster is it MUST allow me to tuck my shirt over the pistol and holster. Otherwise I don't even look at the holster. I work in a pediatric office in NY state. I wear "business casual" nearly everyday: khakis or slacks, button-down shirt tucked in, +/- tie given the pattern on the shirt. In the summer I might wear a tucked in polo shirt and in the winter a sweater vest. Either way tucked looks more professional to the parents and families. I have had the best luck with Vedder Light Tuck holsters.

    NB: This excludes my Recluse holster for the Kahr CM9 which I have only for pocket carry.

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