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So the warm summer months are creeping up and I'm starting to wonder... up to now CC'ing has been easy b/c I only got my permit a few months ago when it was already cold enough to wear a jacket.

But when the heat is on, do you guys wear ANY kind of cover garment other than a T-shirt/button-up/etc...???

If not, do you have problems with printing and tend to wear pretty large and long shirts or do you just not worry about the printing too much???
 

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I have not CC in the summer so this is just assumptions but im killing time right now :lol:

I would think wearing a light vest, or an undershirt and a long(er) shirt to help conceal. I have seen it reccomended to get the next shirt size up also. Bulks hawaiian shirts seem to work well also.
 

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I plan on just wearing the same thing I wear every day in the winter. A tucked in dress shirt to work with IWB or ankle. Then outside of work t-shirt and shorts with IWB and untucked shirt. And I think I have pretty much decided I don't care if anyone happens to see my piece....doubt they will anyway.
 

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For me it's no different in the winter than the summer. Perhaps it's my body shape or the holster or the gun. Who knows. But I carry an XD45 in a DeSantis IWB each day and it works well in any weather.
 

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I agree with you PW. If someone sees, that's their problem not mine.

Thankfully I work in a fairly gun-friendly place, and I live next door to a cop who seems like a decent guy.
 

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I carry OWB strong side and just wear an untucked shirt. Even a T shirt works OK as long as it is large enough to not be form fitting.

When I consider the number of different things people hang on their belts these days, I just have to laugh and say what is one little bump more or less?

I don't know if anyone ever detects my gun, no one has ever said anything. I don't think most people are looking at you wondering if you are carrying. (except for those who carry :eek:) Ya, I size people up and try to be aware of what is going on around me at all times. I realize too that a lot of people carry these days, and even though I look for the tell tale signs it isn't easy to spot a gun.

IOW don't worry too much about it. :nilly:
 

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PW said:
I plan on just wearing the same thing I wear every day in the winter. A tucked in dress shirt to work with IWB or ankle. Then outside of work t-shirt and shorts with IWB and untucked shirt. And I think I have pretty much decided I don't care if anyone happens to see my piece....doubt they will anyway.
:agree:
 

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Good advice so far. Just wear looser clothing (will feel better in the summer anyhow). Darker shirts tend to masque your weapon a bit more - but can be warmer in summer, so it's sixes. OPSGEAR has some cool shirts that are easy to conceal with and look pretty sweet. I personally have the INFIDEL, Urban Soldier, and Surprise, Speed and Violence of Action t-shirts. Plus, they are located in North Salt Lake just off Redwood, so it's not too far away for good tactical gear. If you go up there, tell them Dave sent you :) Safari style button-up shirts are nice (the ones with a pocket on each breast and roll-up sleeves).

As others have said, it all depends on you. You could go ultra-stealthy or kinda just let it all hang out. How much you conceal is really a personal issue, I wouldn't worry about it too much, but that is me, some people don't want ANYBODY to know they carry while some like to open carry.
 

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I have a full-size Glock and I can hide it with just an untucked T-shirt. Also, I don't feel like we should have to change our clothing styles to hide our guns.
 

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I, usually, pocket-carry a .45. I just choose jeans or shorts with big enough pockets and wear an untucked button-up shirt.
 

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People on this forum in other posts have "trash talked" Uncle Mikes in the waist band holsters........ But I got to tell you that I use one specificallyin the summer months, and I carry a Glock 36. I wea work out/ basketball shorts and a t-shirt and go walking with my wife in the park or wherever and I am comfortable and adequately concealed too. :wink:
 

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A lot of people on this forum carry full-sized guns as their concealed carry weapon. I can't get away with this because I'm not willing to change my wardrobe to support it (due to work, etc.) I often wish I had my XD 4" with me, but most of the time I carry a pocket gun.

The "Bobo" diagram on http://www.mouseguns.com/ has a lot of options for pocket guns. If you get a single-stack small pup like a Rohrbaugh R9, Kahr PM9, or Kel Tek PF-9, you can simply drop it into the pocket of about any pair of pants or shorts. I can only hold 6+1 bullets, but I love how my pocket gun disappears into *any* clothing I wear. The most important part is the thickness of the gun, then the length of the grip.

If you want to straddle the difference between full size and mouse gun, the guns like the XD subcompact are the ticket.
 

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A lot of people on this forum carry full-sized guns as their concealed carry weapon. I can't get away with this because I'm not willing to change my wardrobe to support it (due to work, etc.)
What do you wear that makes it so you can get away with carrying the XD 4" barrel?
 

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PW said:
doconix said:
A lot of people on this forum carry full-sized guns as their concealed carry weapon. I can't get away with this because I'm not willing to change my wardrobe to support it (due to work, etc.)
What do you wear that makes it so you can get away with carrying the XD 4" barrel?
I can almost fit my M-4 / SBR in my brief case/ work bag! If I unscrew the flash hider I can make it fit, but I don't want to beat up the threads! :lol:
 

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What do you wear that makes it so you can get away with carrying the XD 4" barrel?
I'm saying I *can't* get away with it. I normally wear dress slacks and button-down shirt, tucked in. IWB or OWB would print too much because my clothes aren't baggy enough and I tuck my shirt in.

I suppose I could SmartCarry, but I'd rather just carry a pocket gun in my pocket. My XD 4" only goes with me when I holster/normal carry, such as on trips to the mtns, hunting, fishing, etc. For those times I absolutely love the Blackhawk Serpa.
 

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Sounds like you need to start eating up! I carry in the waist, and my "dicky do" (fat belly) covers up my gun just fine, no one can see that! :ROFL:
 

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PW said:
What do you wear that makes it so you can get away with carrying the XD 4" barrel?
I'm saying I *can't* get away with it. I normally wear dress slacks and button-down shirt, tucked in. IWB or OWB would print too much because my clothes aren't baggy enough and I tuck my shirt in.

I suppose I could SmartCarry, but I'd rather just carry a pocket gun in my pocket. My XD 4" only goes with me when I holster/normal carry, such as on trips to the mtns, hunting, fishing, etc. For those times I absolutely love the Blackhawk Serpa.
:oops: I meant to type "CAN'T"...my fingers don't move as fast as my brain. You might want to try IWB tuck. You might be surprise how easy it is to get away with it.
 

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Since I'm in southern Nevada. Here's what works for me;

Safepacker, on belt OWB at the 4 position.
DeSantis Tuck This! at the 4 position.
SmartCarry Security.

If you're in a humid environment where perspiration is an issue, the two better methods of carry are the Safepacker and the SmartCarry. The maker of the SmartCarry is in Florida where rust damage from CCW holder perspiration is a major concern. The Safepacker provides the best protection for your firearm and lends itself to being able to holster and unholster (attach to your belt) without displaying your firearm. The SmartCarry provides the deeper concealment. If you do IWB in a more humid environment, be sure to wipe down your firearm frequently.
 
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