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Posted: 7/2/2005 4:58:56 PM EDT
Those of you in FL, south TX, AZ, and other hot sticky ass places answer me a question...how do you conceal your G19/23/32 size pistols when you carry in the hot? Recently it has been getting hot and sticky here in western NC. My biggest concern is printing...now I know that the average sheep wouldn't recognize the bulge of printing as anything special, but I don't want to take any chances. So, when it's flaming-ass hot out and you are dressing for comfort and coolness, how do you conceal your mid-size Glock? Do you worry about "printing"?

Oh and I don't do fanny packs...
Link Posted: 7/2/2005 6:07:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/2/2005 6:08:30 PM EDT by limaxray]
I live in VA, and I just wear a very thin wifebeater tshirt under a very loose Hawaiian shirt, with a full-size 1911 in a Milt Sparks Summer Comfort IWB. The print and material breaks up the outline of the pistol very well.
Link Posted: 7/2/2005 6:13:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/2/2005 6:15:22 PM EDT by nationwide]
In Texas I just wear my P220R in a Fobus paddle holster and cover it with my T shirt.

If it is UNGODLY hot, I'll throw it in my Bianchi fanny pack.

ETA: hmmm... RIF!!!

Ok, with a Glock, I wouldn't worry about the fanny pack because you don't have the sweat concerns I have with my Sig (the Glock won't rust). Pancake, paddle, or belt slide holster and your G2G
Link Posted: 7/2/2005 6:18:37 PM EDT
believe it or not, but a white 100% cotton undershirt really helps keep you cooler. I always wear an undershirt and either an untucked (oversize) t-shirt or short sleeved button down. Darker colors/prints/patterns help break up any outlines too. I used this carry technique in Phoenix for 9 years. If it works in 118 degrees/75% humidity during monsoon season, it should work in NC.
Link Posted: 7/2/2005 6:24:44 PM EDT

Bowling shirts, 50's style shirts, hawaiian shirts.
DaddyDett
Link Posted: 7/2/2005 6:28:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DaddyDett:
Bowling shirts, 50's style shirts, hawaiian shirts.
DaddyDett



That's classic cool!
Link Posted: 7/2/2005 6:51:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Colt45guy:
believe it or not, but a white 100% cotton undershirt really helps keep you cooler. I always wear an undershirt and either an untucked (oversize) t-shirt or short sleeved button down. Darker colors/prints/patterns help break up any outlines too. I used this carry technique in Phoenix for 9 years. If it works in 118 degrees/75% humidity during monsoon season, it should work in NC.



I live in Southwest Florida and I couldn't agree with Colt more. I do the same exact thing and carry underneath my left arm.
Link Posted: 7/2/2005 7:02:01 PM EDT
light T, sometimes just that worn loose & mexican carry.....one things for sure, you can forget any heavy leather. String holster might help, depending the piece...
Link Posted: 7/3/2005 1:24:48 AM EDT
No humdity here but I get away with carrying my G30 under a t-shirt and over a wife-beater. It disappears with the 9rd magazine. Otherwise I wear button down camp shirts.
Link Posted: 7/3/2005 2:12:52 AM EDT

how do you conceal your G19/23/32/30 size pistols when you carry in the hot?


Uncle Milty and his VMII with silk shirts, or a really oversized polo shirt. Heat don't bother me. It's the cold that does..


Originally Posted By DaddyDett:
Bowling shirts, 50's style shirts, hawaiian shirts.
DaddyDett



Yup. Thats the ticket....
Link Posted: 7/3/2005 3:47:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/3/2005 6:06:52 AM EDT
t-shirts
or

thin button up squaretails


27/23 in miltsparks vmII
Link Posted: 7/3/2005 4:40:03 PM EDT
I live in Arizona and carry my G23 OWB under an un-tucked Hawaiian-style shirt. It’s very comfortable, year-round carry that way. No, I don't worry about printing, but it is rare, as my shirts are darker and well patterned. Plus they have a fairly high thread count -- something that I have found to be invaluable in averting printing. A thin over-shirt also gives you an extra layer of "heat shield" too.
Link Posted: 7/9/2005 6:00:54 PM EDT
do all of you guys really wear hawaiian shirts all the time? Your wives must be proud.
Link Posted: 7/9/2005 6:01:29 PM EDT
Untucked shirts, but I carry a P&, it works for me
Link Posted: 7/20/2005 7:44:00 PM EDT
Here is the news.a S@W airweight 38. cal is light and small.if your in a hight humidity area it is aluminum and stainless. light and powerfull. wear it all your life, not flashy but will save your life and your budget.
Link Posted: 7/20/2005 7:53:54 PM EDT
I have a Centennial Airweight if I just CAN'T carry anything bigger...but IWB carry with a Blade-Tech 1911 holster works just dandy with a full size 1911.
Link Posted: 7/20/2005 7:58:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2005 8:00:13 PM EDT by sysop]
I don't usuall carry my Glock 23 but I do carry a Kimber Ultra-Carry in an AmBi nylon IWB @ 05 oclock just above my wallet pocket with a Galco double mag pouch at 07 oclock on a belt while wearing blue jeans, t-shirt and a lite button down (un-buttoned) cover shirt, usually denim short sleave or long sleave with the sleaves rolled up.

When I am not carring that I carry a S&W Model 37 Airweight in an AmBi nylon IWB with shorts and an untucked oversized t-shirt.
Link Posted: 7/20/2005 7:59:36 PM EDT
i use a blade tech IWB at 4:00 under an untucked polo shirt almost every day with a glock 19.
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 2:59:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jb241970:
do all of you guys really wear hawaiian shirts all the time? Your wives must be proud.



Not unless we move to tropical islands
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 3:55:31 PM EDT
Today in KY, it is 100 degrees with 85% humidity. I wear a wife beater between my gun and my skin and a thin polo or loose fitting button up shirt to conceal the weapon, knife, and spare mag. The gun is a GLOCK 19 in a Threat Solutions UCR.
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 10:41:57 AM EDT
Pocket holster with my Kel-tec P32 in shorts work great. Next choice would be a IWB with a undershirt then IWB and then a polo or t-shirt to cover.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 2:47:29 PM EDT
A beretta tomcat 32 auto in the pocket/ hk usp 40 in the car.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 7:17:16 PM EDT
Wife beater, iwb holser, dress shirt type shirt over that, untucked. Sometimes unbuttoned as well, though thats not entirely necessary. I pack a P228.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 7:04:52 PM EDT
White t-shirt, 220ST in Fobus holster, short sleeve button-up shirt for cover.

Light enough to be bearable in Florida heat, conceals the weapon.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 12:38:44 AM EDT
Thigh holster with a kilt, no undies.

Chicks dig it....and it's cool.

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