Any suggestions on a concealed carry vest?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by yesicarry, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. yesicarry

    yesicarry New Member

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    Hey everybody,
    I put a thread out about carrying at work not too long ago. I work in Lakewood Wa. where the 4 police officers were shot. Not that great of a neighborhood.
    Got some great advice about carrying at work even though company policy is against it.

    Well, talked to the boss as suggested.. Was told "if we cant see it, dont worry about it"..

    So.. Here is my dilemma.. I am around at least 250 people a day. Hip holster is fine when a little chilly. Shoulder holster when cold weather hits..
    But for summer, I am thinking a concealed carry vest.. Yes, I am old enough and grumpy enough that no one will ask about it.

    Any suggestions on brands ? There are so many. I've looked for hours..

    Carry Arm Taurus PT111Pro
    Has anybody here used one ?
     
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  2. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    Honestly, I think you should pass on the vest.
     

  3. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Crossbreed Supertuck!! I can make my Kimber Procarry disappear in shorts and a t shirt.
    Crossbreed Holsters > Home
    Worth the money, great people, great product, great warranty. I don't work for them.
     
  4. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    So this would be classified as: Forget the vest.

    That's 2 votes against the vest, 0 for.


    RIGHT??
     
  5. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    You are correct sir. The concealed carry vests I have seen seem like a joke to me. No matter how you dress yourself your draw is going to be so slow an attacker could have you on the ground before you even get to your weapon. I'm not even going to get into reholstering.
     
  6. Franciscomv

    Franciscomv New Member

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    I don't like vests either. The ones I've seen aren't great and anybody with a bit of experience will know you're carrying.

    Give pocket carry some thought. It works really well for me in the hot Buenos Aires summer, my office is VERY pro-gun (I'm the boss!) but still I like to be as discreet as possible. A nice snubnose revolver carries very well in a pocket holster and, with some practice, you can get a quick draw.
     
  7. utf59

    utf59 New Member

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    Plus, if you are reaching into your pocket, it might look like you're about to hand over your wallet.
     
  8. Kage0113

    Kage0113 New Member

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    That as well will be my plan when summer comes. I have a nice OWB for winter, which is 9 months of the year here, and I wear a lot of jackets/sweatshirts. But once summer comes, IWB for me!
     
  9. yesicarry

    yesicarry New Member

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    Well, that pretty much sums it up. Forget the vest !

    That's why I asked the question here.

    Thanks all.. Now, to find an IWB holster that I like..:cool:
     
  10. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    There's one out there just waiting for you... still consider a POCKET holster.
     
  11. yesicarry

    yesicarry New Member

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    Have considered the pocket holster. But yet I'm 5'11" 180 with a 30" waist and it's hard to hide a pistol in a pair of Carhart work pants. But then again, my wife might like the optical illusion..
     
  12. Lindenwood

    Lindenwood New Member

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    I carry IWB at ~12:30 and can conceal it under one of my size-small t-shirts if I crank my belt down tight. And that is just with $10 uncle mikes holster, and a taurus PT92 (40oz+ loaded, 5" barrel, 17+1 capacity). I am 6' and weigh 145 lbs.

    With an even smaller pistol, like your Mil-Pro, you shouldn't have any problem keeping it hidden carrying like this.


    I will, however, probably soon get a small pocket pistol for carrying at work (work at a bank and wear dress attire), inside the pocket of course.
     
  13. red ryder

    red ryder New Member

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    holy hell. gain some weight! i'm 6' and about 195lbs...still wear a 32 inch waist jeans.

    i've never had a problem concealing, except for the fact that i have to make sure i get all tall size shirts since i have short legs. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Big Gay Al

    Big Gay Al New Member

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    I always knew there was a reason I like Open carry. ;)
     
  15. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see me????
     
  16. yesicarry

    yesicarry New Member

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    Exactly !! Although my wife laughed..:(
     
  17. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I don't wear a concealed carry vest. But I wear a fleece vest. It is an extra long. It only works with casual clothing. I can cover a full sized 1911 in a paddle holster with it. But most of those vests you see with the pockets in the front of them are a joke.
     
  18. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    I like the Uncle Mikes @ 12:30/1:00. I recently changed to a Blackhawk Size 6 because it fit my XD9 perfectly, but find that my draw is encumbered by how tighty it holds the grip against my abdomen. Practice as I might, it doesn't work as well as the hacked-up Uncle Mike's IWB holster it replaced.
     
  19. Chortdraw

    Chortdraw New Member

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    Might consider a Kholster. Very reasonable and you can cut to fit or leave it like it is. Have had one for about 6 mo. and it is very comfortable.