Do you...

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by Ubergopher, Sep 27, 2010.

What decides what?

Poll closed Mar 26, 2011.
  1. The carry piece decides the clothing

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  2. The clothing decides the carry piece

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  1. Ubergopher

    Ubergopher New Member

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    So, as I'm starting to get ready to get my CCW I've been looking at holsters and have taken a look at how I dress too.

    For example I rarely wear belts, but I know I'll need a good gun belt especially since I plan to make my normal carry a 1911.

    So it got me thinking, how many of you have what you wear dictated to you by what you carry or do you let what you wear dictate what you carry?
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    For me, it's neither most of the time. If I am going to carry on my belt, which I wear every day, then I will usually alter my clothing by adding a light jacket or windbreaker. However a lot of the time that I am "carrying" I do so in my backpack in a hidden compartment.

    The main reason is interaction in normal daily activities. Going to a restaurant for example. Who eats their entire meal with their coat on? If you take your coat off, then you have to look all silly with it bunched up on your side, and then if you have to use the restroom, you have to put your coat back on. Or, you get up and show everyone you are packing, which does no good for the whole reason you are carrying CONCEALED in the first place.

    If it's 70 or 80 degrees around these parts, the PNW, everyone gets all shorts crazy and tank top happy. If I go wandering around with a long flannel shirt untucked and hanging over my belt, it's going to throw up redflags to anyone who is curious or "in the know". With the backpack, no one even looks twice.

    For a gun belt though I highly recommend Milt Sparks. When I got his belt it made a WORLD of difference in how the weight of my 1911 was distributed and took some of the ache away from my right side. Definitely worth the price and wait to get a custom belt of this quality.
     

  3. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Personally, I've found that my crossbreed supertuck allows me to carry a 1911 in anything I would normally wear. Lately it's been in the 90s here so I'm wearing shorts and a t shirt....not a problem and no one is the wiser. I don't were any less clothing then that so for me it's not really an issue.
    The right belt and holster make all the difference.
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    You can wear a shoulder holster when on the beach in Speedos,

    But you can't wear a belt with Speedos. (No loops)
     
  5. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    A real man like myself can hide a 1911 in a speedo. :cool:
     
  6. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    That's a mental image I could have done without Spitty...
     
  7. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Hey, I could have put on the banana hammock.
     
  8. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    You haven't filled out yet have you? :p
     
  9. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Clothing decides the gun. Remember, you want to look normal when you CC.
    If you let the gun decide the clothing, you might end up looking suspicious.
     
  10. hnealg

    hnealg New Member

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    Whenever possible, I wear clothing that will conceal the gun I choose to carry (Glock 19 or Taurus 709). But there are times that only certain clothes will do, so I must adjust what I'm carrying to fit what I can conceal. (My new Crossover or the Smart Carry or maybe my KelTec P3AT in a pocket...)

    Whatever the case, something goes with me--so long as it is legal.
     
  11. 007BondJamesBond007

    007BondJamesBond007 New Member

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    If I am wearing my tux I would not carry a Glock. It would be a shiny stainless steel 1911 with ivory grips and gold inlays.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I have different guns for different situations. I wear slacks and dress shirts to work. I tuck my shirt in. When it is too hot for a jacket I carry a J-frame in a pocket holster. When I can wear a jacket I carry either a Bersa Compact Pro 45 in a paddle holster or my 1911 in a paddle. I can not carry at work so I must lock it up while on duty. But the gun goes on the moment I leave the building. When not working I wear shirts I can leave untucked and carry a 45 in a belt holster.
     
  13. KBlue

    KBlue New Member

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    Clothes dictate the carry. I live in the Cleveland area; 9 months out of the year i have no problem carrying an XD45 in a supertuck. In the summer I do one of two things. If I am wearing a polo or button down I carry an XD40sc in a supertuck. If I am wearing just a tshirt I carry a j-frame in a qwikcliip. On my commute to and from work I carry the j-frame in a desantis pro stealth (office dress code is business professional and there's a strict no guns at work policy).
     
  14. Fatso

    Fatso New Member

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    I carry a glock 27 with an ITP holster. It's just as comfortable wearing jeans or shirts. I often wear t shirts or polo shirts and I have no problem hiding my piece!
     
  15. ElvisIsDead

    ElvisIsDead New Member

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    I let my style of dress decide on my gun. I want to be as comfortable and natural as possible. If I were going to let my weapon determine what I wore I would wear a towel on my head and a dress looking think like Osama Bin Laden or his cousin Muħammad and hide a rocket launcher and shotgun under it. If your gun is uncomfortable you will not carry it as often. The bad man in the alley with the gold teeth, gang colors, hoodie covering his face and a knife in his hand will not want an hour while you run home to get your gun.

    The best gun for any situation is the gun you have on you at the time.
     
  16. BunnyWabbit

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    Do they make rocket launchers that small???? If so, I may have to look into getting one of those. That would be sooooooooo cooooool.:D
     
  17. ElvisIsDead

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    I like your style of thinking young lady. You have a good head on your shoulders.

    Might not find one in a legal gun store where law abiding Americans can buy it but if you combed every alley in Harlem, Chicago, Phoenix and Atlanta one of those animals probably has access to ten dozen of them. Yet liberals want to take guns out of the hands of clean living Americans and call those hoods deprived victims of society or whatever the current PC term for SCUM is today.
     
  18. BunnyWabbit

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    I was reading the local newspaper online the other day and there was an article about Obama banning the Garands. You can comment after the article and you wouldn't believe all the anti-gunners out there who said they only voted for Obumma because they thought he would ban guns. And how the crime rate was down and nobody should need guns. And now they were going to have to worry about those of us who did have a license to carry starting a wild west shootout everytime one of us got mad at someone. Needless to say I had fun with that thread.
     
  19. ElvisIsDead

    ElvisIsDead New Member

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    Originally Posted by BunnyWabbit View Post
    I was reading the local newspaper online the other day and there was an article about Obama banning the Garands. You can comment after the article and you wouldn't believe all the anti-gunners out there who said they only voted for Obumma because they thought he would ban guns. And how the crime rate was down and nobody should need guns. And now they were going to have to worry about those of us who did have a license to carry starting a wild west shootout everytime one of us got mad at someone. Needless to say I had fun with that thread.

    Agreed my Lad, Agreed. Anyone who wants to take away the 2nd Amendment should have to waive any rights to Police Protection since the Police have guns. If that toad in The White House and the Walrus he's married to are so against people having guns let them save the tax payers millions and give up their right to Secret Service protection.

    Since you brought up rapists I'll give you the "Elvisism Theory" on a rapist. In the Middle East someone caught steeling has his hand cut off. Someone found guilty of rape should have his Mickey cut off then be forced to eat it as his last meal before being executed. I bet the rape rate would go down quite fast.
     
  20. BunnyWabbit

    BunnyWabbit New Member

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    I think he should have to eat it without ketchup too.;)