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Concealed carry under light clothing

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, May 12, 2011.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Now that the weather is warm we are having to carry our firearms under less and less clothing. That is not a problem for most of us since we are comfortable enough with the idea that most people pay us no attention and that just being covered is usually 90% of being concealed.

    New carriers do not have the benefit of that mindset though. So many people dress inappropriately just to conceal their gun. They wear oversized clothes, load patterns, etc just to try and hide their firearm. In short, they dress like hobos, slobs, and clowns just to carry.

    People post pics all the time to show how easily their gun conceals, but it is easy to conceal something in a still pic. There is no movement to expose the gun.

    That is why I made this short video to show how well my carry gun conceals under even the lightest shirt. I move, bend, reach, etc and the gun stays hidden and is not obvious at all.

    Check it out if interested.

    YouTube - Carrying a concealed firearm under light clothing
     
  2. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    Amazing, Hollywood hasn't found you yet?

    just kidding

    I carried for years in CA, couldn't get a CHL, most people don't look or care.

    (BTW I figured it was better to face a misdemeanor than be dead)

    I happily have my CHL now in WA, and carry it under a nice winbreaker, if some one has noticed I have never heard about it.

    It's not a little gun either, being a witness full size in 45, I prefer a horizontal leather shoulder rig, I can actually remove the jacket and rig without ever exposing the gun.
     
  3. SnackCracker

    SnackCracker Lake oswego, OR Member

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    I don't worry much about printing or exposing my CCW. I make a mild effort to keep it concealed, but it sometimes priints or my T-shirt will get caught on it when getting out of the car, or bending over etc. I carry a 4" 1911, so its not a small pocket pistol by any means. I know people have seen it, but nobody ever even blinks or thinks twice about it. My wife says I 'look like a cop" and that's probably what everyone thinks. Besides, I have a CHL and can legally carry (concealed or open) anywhere except where posted or federal buildings etc.
    I think its more important how you carry yourself and your disposition. Polite and friendly with a smile goes a long way. In my opinion it makes for a good ambassador towards those afraid of guns etc.

    I get "made" every so often.... but I've only had neutral or positive reactions when it happens.

    I used to go out of my way to stay concealed at all times. Now I just make a reasonable effort and have relaxed.

    Sent from Samsung Captivate using Tapatalk
     
  4. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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    For sure. Takes a few times out with it to get past the "everyone is looking at my gun" syndrome. My wife would definitely tell me if she noticed my gun. She did mention it once; except it was my cell phone case on my belt that she saw. The gun was on the other side. :)
     
  5. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    Have you tried the Kangaroo holster - It is made out of cotton and holds the gun under your arm. So could wear it against my body ( Cotton)- but usually wear it over a T Shirt overed with a casual sports shirt.
     
  6. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    Check out KangarooCarry.com The website is excellent and explains all. It's like a belly band worn high up under the pecs, but you don't need to wear it tight since the shoulder strap bears the weight. It's really made well, and delivery took FOUR days for mine.........................elsullo


     
  7. jvbutter

    jvbutter Cornelius, Or Active Member

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    nice vid, thanks, should help out some new guys
     
  8. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    elsullo

    sadiesassy


    What model did you go for????
     
  9. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    "Air Marshall" It fits medium autos just fine. It's a sturdy cloth pocket that will take just about any size gun except the smallest.......................elsullo

     
  10. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    THANKS P.P.! I have seen and enjoyed many of your YouTube vids, and probably learned something too. Thanks for going to the trouble to share with us.....................elsullo :thumbup:
     
  11. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks for watching them. I enjoy making them, so the fact that others enjoy watching them is a bonus.
     
  12. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    I cought the 380 and an air marshall - depending on what I am going to carry.
    My wife's 380 is real small and my 40 cal S&W is much larger
     
  13. Z-PDX

    Z-PDX Clack Member

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    Nice vid and good thoughts.

    I am NOT a big guy by any stretch and can make a full-size Gov't disappear under a t-shirt in a Milt Sparks holster.

    Inside the pants isn't the most comfortable deal for extended time periods. I can also easily conceal the same gun in an untucked dress shirt in an outside pants hi-right Blackhawk pancake style holster no problem.

    Nobody is looking at you. Nobody.

    A full shoulder rig in a photojournalist vest in SE PDX and, yeah, people are going to look at you.

    - Z
     
  14. Generator

    Generator Bend Member

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    I think everyone is a bit paranoid at first. I worried about being 'made' with my small bersa .380 before.. Then I started pocket carrying it and didn't mind that it printed a bit. Now my Glock 22 prints at times, but unless someone is looking for a horizontal line right above my belt line they wont see a thing. I've talked with neighbors wearing just an undershirt and no one even glances at my nearly exposed G22...and they would say something.
     
  15. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    PBP, the only thing that would make me take notice of you is the amount of times you tug your shirt tail. You may not do that when carrying in the real world, but if you do, that would draw attention. Other than that, great video and very good advice.
    Thanks
     
  16. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    Concealed, to me, does not mean "hide at all costs".
    I carry on my hip/waist in whichever holster I feel like that day, and that's it.
     
  17. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    When it gets warm enough that a T shirt is the only shirt, I just open carry. I only carry OWB and it is covered by something 9-10 months out of the year. Just the method I choose to carry and I am breaking no laws by doing so.
    Dave
     
  18. SamuraiTrapper

    SamuraiTrapper Western Oregon New Member

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    Thats exactly what I was thinking too. Since I have started carrying, I have noticed people doing that. I had to break myself of it too, always checking to make sure my shirt didn't get behind the grips of the pistol.
     
  19. pdxjohann

    pdxjohann Portland near Tigard Member

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    Thanks for all the coool video's.

    Wonder Woman behind you couldn't conceal carry.