Tactical Clothing

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by northhike, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. northhike

    northhike New Member

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    It really escapes me as to why these companies in mainstream outdoor stores design tactical clothing to look like tactical clothing. Isn't the point of CC to not alert anyone you are in posession of a firearm, knife or ammo? :confused:
    When you dress in black miltary looking clothing and a black backpack with loops for bullets you might as well wear a sign thats says "Guns AND Ammo Here.....please check me out!":rolleyes: I like to blend...not stand out.
     
  2. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    Then I wouldn’t buy that type of gear.
    And by the way the “loops” on the backpack are not for bullets. Which I have one I use for my laptop among other things the loops are to add more storage or Molle accessories.
    One last thing, if you where to go hiking you may need the extra pockets in the “Tactical” pants.
     

  3. Greg_E

    Greg_E New Member

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    Buy a pair of Blackie Collins Toters jeans. They have built in holster pockets and you can't blend in any better. They cost about $90 a pair, but wear like iron!
     
  4. northhike

    northhike New Member

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    I don't and wouldn't buy it.....glad we have that cleared up. :confused: My point was if you are going to make clothing and accessories for use with your weapons (which in itself is a great idea) do it in a way that doesn't scream "I HAVE A WEAPON." I just find it ironic thats all. If you wear it....good for you. IMHO its just stands out and defeats the purpose of not letting anyone know (including those who wish to do you harm) you are carrying.
     
  5. hmh

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    Have to agree my vehicle has no stickers on it. And wearing a tan vest especially in the summer screams I HAVE A GUN. My tactical clothing consists of blue jeans or carhartt pants and a shirt that will cover my pistol. My tell would be if I am wearing a button up shirt i never button the last button.
     
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I've already checked it out. My new 1911 conceals perfectly under my Hawaiian shirts. Silk with coconut buttons. The ultimate in concealment.

    And in the winter time, a jacket. What else?
     
  7. hmh

    hmh New Member

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    Hawaiian shirt, you don't need to paint a target on your back. Just joking
     
  8. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Mississippi summers can occasionally reach 120 fahrenheit, with 90% humidity. I'm also a beach bum at heart. :) I wear cargo shorts and flip flops too.
     
  9. northhike

    northhike New Member

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    LOL!...I like it. Maybe camera around your neck to really say "I'm just a tourist." However the camera is a .9mm semi-auto with zoom. :D
     
  10. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    I usually wear a Blue Stone vest ~ 10 pockets, two ccw holsters inside, more pockets, 5 mag holders & 5 cartridge holders, plus a small faded flag in front. Great comfort.

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  11. Durangokid

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    Trip, it is not the Hawaiian shirt that draws attention it is your grass skirt.:D
     
  12. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    No one informed me until the very end of summer (in MS, that would be the beginning to middle of November) that I'm supposed to wear underwear under the grass skirt. Your supposed to inform people when they're indecently exposed. Ever see Ace Ventura II? My balls were showing. :)
     
  13. Chainfire

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    I agree with the post. Especially vests. When I see a man wearing a vest in Florida, in the Summer, I wonder "what" he is carrying, not if. Same with belly-bags. No self respecting man that I know would wear such an article, unless it was to "conceal" his mouse gun.

    As much as I despise the style, I have bought Hawiian shirts for the very reason that the prints break up the profile of hardware on the hip. Of course other prints work well too, but Florida, we have enough yankee tourists wearing these shirts to blend in. I am not so sure about some other places.

    In the Summer, a baggy colored or print pull-over an jeans work well for me and my 1911. The only time that I was concened about being made carrying, is when I got out of the car, in a hurry, to run into the Walmart. I was ten steps in the door when I realized my shirt was hanging on top of my gun. (I still don't think anyone saw me, if they did, they did not react) But I was em bare-assed just the same)
     
  14. JonM

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    i like the fact wisconsin has open carry and conceal carry. i dont have to change dress styles. blue jeans and a tshirt. doesnt matter if it prints or not. most people dont notice that stuff anyway.
     
  15. JD1969

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    That's a nice vest, but unless you're a photographer or a fly fisherman it does scream "I have a gun".
     
  16. trip286

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    I agree. If there isn't a camera hanging from your neck, or lures and fishing line poking out of the pockets, you obviously have a gun.
     
  17. trex1310

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    I disagree with the "belly bag" being a giveaway that a man is packing
    a mousegun. In the winter months of southern Alabama, a guy that is
    wearing a "gerbil bag" and wearing bermuda shorts and sandals and
    black socks is just somebody from up north (yankee), or snowbird
    spending the winter months down south. :D
     
  18. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    There you go. I'll just wear my fishing vest. No one will suspect anything. :p

    I could throw in my waders to complete the ensemble.
     
  19. shihan59

    shihan59 New Member

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    I bought a vest at a gun show in Vegas last month, I use it for everyday carry. It has a built in elastic bolsters on the left and right side. I can carry a full size 1911 and a judge and you would never know it. .