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sparky80 12-30-2012 10:08 PM

Help with staying concealed!
 
Hi guys. I have a few carry guns and usually carry IWB. I am around 6'2" and 180lbs. I have a long torso and constantly when standing up and getting out of the car or truck my shirt gets caught on the handle of my gun and sometimes shows. Also sometimes when knealing down. I buy my t shirts in talls when available and that helps some but, anyone have any other tips for me? Thanks in advance.

BeyondTheBox 12-30-2012 10:25 PM

I'm in same boat. 6'1" and 175lb, I can't carry tucked in waist, I don't understand how people do it. It never stays, always wants to pop out. I do pocket carry.

sparky80 12-30-2012 10:29 PM

I sometimes pocket carry a LCP but, I don't care for pocket carry for multiple reasons. And also prefer to carry 9mm and up.

95sniper 12-30-2012 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox (Post 1072478)
I'm in same boat. 6'1" and 175lb, I can't carry tucked in waist, I don't understand how people do it. It never stays, always wants to pop out. I do pocket carry.

What do you pocket carry?

BeyondTheBox 12-30-2012 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by 95sniper (Post 1072483)

What do you pocket carry?

Star Firestar M43:

- Overall length ~ 6.5"
- Barrel length ~ 3.4"
- Overall height ~ 4.61"
- Maximum width ~ 1.1"
- Unloaded weight ~ 30oz

Is a big boy. Looking to downsize to a Sig P938 tax return time.

I might try waist again with this smaller Sig. Probably not tho, way too uncomfortable a place to put anything larger than a pocket Knife.

bigrock44 12-30-2012 10:35 PM

I guess that my shortness helps me out. I am 5'9" 230lbs and I mostly carry IWB. I carry a Sig Scorpion 1911 and normally do not have that issue. A good IWB holster may help you out.

95sniper 12-31-2012 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by BeyondTheBox (Post 1072491)

Star Firestar M43:

- Overall length ~ 6.5"
- Barrel length ~ 3.4"
- Overall height ~ 4.61"
- Maximum width ~ 1.1"
- Unloaded weight ~ 30oz

Is a big boy. Looking to downsize to a Sig P938 tax return time.

I might try waist again with this smaller Sig. Probably not tho, way too uncomfortable a place to put anything larger than a pocket Knife.

Thats pretty big for pocket carry.

Chainfire 12-31-2012 12:46 AM

I am not a large man by any standards, and I have no trouble keeping my 1911 concealed at 3:30 in a good IWB leather holster, wearing a one size too large tee shirt. Dark shirts work better than light colored shirts.

I have tried using a small patch of velcro to tack shirt to the pants, but the velcro lints up too bad in the laundry. I have gotten in the habit of, when leaving the car, checking my cover, while I am concealed by the open door. So far I have managed to avoid raising eyebrows.

Even when I walked 25 feet into Walmart with my shirt on top of the butt of the gun, I don't think anyone noticed, and I live where open carry is not permitted. That was a YIKES moment, and a learning experience. :)

sdiver35 12-31-2012 01:27 AM

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Originally Posted by bigrock44
I guess that my shortness helps me out. I am 5'9" 230lbs and I mostly carry IWB. I carry a Sig Scorpion 1911 and normally do not have that issue. A good IWB holster may help you out.

Which holster are you using? I've been looking for a good one for my Scorpion.

Thanks!

Tackleberry1 12-31-2012 01:38 AM

Op

I would suggest trying a belly band holster for there "tuckability", buy longer tee shirts, and tuck them in over the gun. This prevents the but from getting exposed and created a "balloon effect" at the waistline which obscures the gun.

I've personally been carrying a gun every day for 17 years and discovered the BB 5 hears ago. I'm not large, 70" and 190, and this method combined with my Kahr PM 9 provides complete concealment and quick access under the lightest of shirts.

They allow limitless flexibility for "gun location" because it's strapped around your hips...not to your pants. Just stap the whole rig around your hip on to of your skivvies, pull up pants, tuck your shirt, belt up your drawers are your good to go. A quick rip at your **** tail and your gun is right where you left it...works tucked or untucked as well.

...oh, and it also eliminates the need to handle your gun in public rest rooms should nature call for a class 2 download...just tug the whole rig up a bit and take care of business while your EDC stays securely strapped to you. No more wondering where to balance your gun to keep it from skidding across the tile floor. :)

15 to 20 bucks to boot. Good luck

Tack


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