A concealed carry clothing consideration.

A concealed carry clothing consideration.

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    A concealed carry clothing consideration.

    With warmer temps coming (yeah right its 24 degrees here today) the thought of summer appropriate clothing is coming up.
    My favorite heat carry is a tank top compression type shirt under a loose untucked short sleeved button up shirt. If you have never tried this its worth the price of one such shirt to try it out.

    The benefits that I find is its cooler than a cotton shirt as it wicks sweat away and keeps you dry but, the side benefit is when you draw such as using a scoop draw the material does not bunch up so I can run my thumb behind my grip with no chance of bunching up material with the gun grip. Same is true when I carry in my normal AIWB holster.

    Just an idea that works for me and may for you too. I know we all have different heat tolerances where we live but, to most of us here 75 is way too warm and 90 feels like a death sentence.

    Carry on. Do you have any other summer carry tricks or advice?

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    My summer clothing includes a very thin tight A-shirt under a one size larger untucked T-shirt, shorts, and sandals while carrying a 5" 1911 @3:00 on my belt with reloads @ 9:00.
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    I don't dress any different than I always have in the summer. But I carry a different pistol when it gets really hot. Made the switch just yesterday.

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    Summer?
    What summer?Where?
    We have 9 mo.of winter,and 3mo.of road construction.

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    83 degrees here right now That's to hot to soon!
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    Fifty-one degrees and rain here.
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    The OP and I share an affection for wicking fabrics. I started wearing them over a decade ago while taking in PA State Forests. Eventually I gave up cotton underwear, and then I added lightweight, medium weight, and heavy weight base layer garments for different seasons. In the summer I have wicking tee covered by a cotton shirt that is untucked. Cool, comfortable,and allowing a fast draw from my IWB holster is the end result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    My summer clothing includes a very thin tight A-shirt under a one size larger untucked T-shirt, shorts, and sandals while carrying a 5" 1911 @3:00 on my belt with reloads @ 9:00.
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    It does get quite warm here in FL, but I still wear a summer t-shirt under a larger reg t-shirt. It keeps the Glock away from my skin, and still well concealed with the top shirt.
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    Forester58, I've never tried your technique because I sweat like a pig in warm weather. But I will have to try it this year. The good thing about Utah heat is it's normally extremely low humidity. I've seen it as low as 6%.
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    I wear an A shirt every day to keep the gun off my skin. I'll probably try a compression shirt since you suggested it. I'll try anything to keep cool!

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    It was supposed to be 73 today for a high. Only hit 59. When it does get up there I'll be doing a vest carry, in a denim ccw biker vest.
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    Same as winter most of the time, a tee shirt or golf shirt untucked with shorts and usually flip flops.
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    Same clothes summer (125°) or winter (25°).
    Boots, wool socks. Heavy loose-fitting denim jeans or cargo pants. A-shirt and light color (or camo) long-sleeved shirt. Cowboy hat or mesh ballcap.
    Denim jacket in winter.
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