Carry clothing

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by naf84, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. naf84

    naf84 New Member

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    Carrying concealed shouldnt mean you have to throw all practical clothing out the window.

    Oversized clothing, cargo pants, a Hawaiian shirt, fanny pack & a vest? No thank you.

    Being a skinny guy, I wear fitted clothes, and finding the ideal carry spot is a bit tricky. Thankfully slight printing and the occasional unintentional visual of your firearm isn't so much a problem in Florida anymore.
    (http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2011/234)

    I've been doing a lot of research lately looking into the ideal way for myself, I have a belly band that I like and is comfortable and accessible when I carry at 4-5 position. I am also considering a crossbreed (liking the fact that they are a Christian company).

    Any other practical suggestions? Thank you! God bless!
     
  2. Sideswipe

    Sideswipe New Member

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    The only thing I have to be cautious of is certain shirts, some of mine are a bit too small to wear when carrying certain guns. It also depends on where you carry. If I carry AIWB, I can wear whatever I want with no concerns of printing whatsoever.
     

  3. bigbomar4

    bigbomar4 New Member

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    Im a very skinny guy. I carry my LC9 in a Tommy Thies IWB holster. Its pretty much like the crossbreed but its wider so it spreads the wieght out more. I can carry like this in any clothing. Now when I carry my fullsize CZ-85 in the same type of holster yes a cover shirt is always rquired.
     
  4. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    It does depend on what you carry as to can carry sometimes. Skinny guy and a full sized pistols dressed normal. NO A compact ,3 1/2" barrel shortr grip, about anywhere you deside to realyl try. DO NOT buy the carry crap clothing or bags and such. That stuff just screams I carry. Buy a normal cloths just maybe a size larger in the pants. For a holster if a crossbreed is your style then give a look at Comp-Tac . Better quality with many choices . I have a monotaur neutral that is very nice and yes I did the crossbreed first. Not hard to compare side by side and you tube has some videos doing so.
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    In honesty I just make sure my firearm stays out of immediate view. I don't worry about printing etc. I could be wearing a snuggie and people are still gonna look at me and assume I'm armed in some way. I just make sure you can't tell how well I am armed.
     
  6. HOSSFLY

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    If you really worry about a "wardrobe" to carry you're either overthinking it or paranoid or don't need to be carrying - just my 2 bits-
     
  7. Bear304inc

    Bear304inc New Member

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    If you carried ypur clothing, you'd be naked,, now your definitely open carrying.
     
  8. naf84

    naf84 New Member

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    Hahahaha!!!
     
  9. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Some wud appear unarmed :p
     
  10. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I don't wanna know were you stash you gun. Lol ;)
     
  11. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    Luckily, I am retired so I can dress 'comfortable' & still conceal very well (we aren't allowed any leeway on printing, here in Texas). :) I learned in the army, many years ago, that a t-shirt or undershirt does not mean 'hotter' in hot weather, in fact it's actually cooler if 100% cotton. I also found out that untucked shirts do not have to be the "hawaiian" flavor. The 'loose fitting' part helps with the heat & much more comfortable, to me, than the snugger fitting type. Plain old khakis or jeans are plenty comfortable & also cooler (I refuse to provoke ridicule from people by wearing shorts :eek: ).

    The real ease of concealment comes not only from the size/weight of the pistol, but from the gear it's carried in. A proper holster & maybe more important, a proper belt are essential. Just my .02 worth. :)
     
  12. NativH

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    Sounds familiar. A black T shirt underneath an untucked dark colored button down short sleeve dress type shirt with a significant geometric pattern on it works every time. Never see the print and I carry a 5" 1911 daily, plus a Comp-Tac double mag on the weak side. Even in 90+ degrees and high humidity of Houston I feel fine, and am definitely well armed.
     
  13. AIKIJUTSU

    AIKIJUTSU New Member

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    A reasonably normal-looking lightweight shirt, unbuttoned over a T-shirt, can pretty well conceal a gun carried at 5 o'clock. Even a fairly big gun. If the gun has a relatively short grip, <= 5 inches, it won't poke out in the back and "print" thru the shirt.
     
  14. Texanbybirth

    Texanbybirth New Member

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    Is there a new law? 46.035 only says that we only commit an offense if we intentionally fail to conceal the gun. This should not include printing or accidental exposure.(like when reaching the top shelf at the grocery store and your shirt rides up)

    How can they prove our intent to "print" the gun?

    I'll agree that it is not a good idea to print. BGs see it and some LEOs don't know the law very well or don't like the idea of civilians carrying guns.

    I buy my cargo shorts a little large to accomodate IWB carry and t-shirt and have no problems concealing. For church, since I tuck my shirt in, I pocket carry an LCP. I feel a little underpowered, but it beats throwing rocks.
     
  15. Mark58103

    Mark58103 New Member

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    I like North Dakota's statute, which reads IN PART:

    62.1-04-01. Definition of concealed.
    A firearm or dangerous weapon is concealed if it is carried in such a manner as to not be discernible by the ordinary observation of a passerby. There is no requirement that there be absolute invisibility of the firearm or dangerous weapon, merely that it not be ordinarily discernible. A firearm or dangerous weapon is considered concealed if it is not secured, and is worn under clothing or carried in a bundle that is held or carried by the individual, or transported in a vehicle under the individual's control or direction and available to the individual, including beneath the seat or in a glove compartment.

    From North Dakota Century Code.