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Posted: 3/6/2006 2:03:34 PM EDT
Since i'm in FL and i carry daily, i have an issue with my cover garment blowing open. I was curious as to whether or not any has had their cover garments altered to help prevent this. This is what i'm thinking.

If i can locate a tailor in the area i'm thinking of having them sew a piece of heavy canvas or something similar to the waist line of the shirt. Has anyone done this or tried anything like it? Ideas or opinions?

Link Posted: 3/6/2006 3:26:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/6/2006 3:29:50 PM EDT by kpel308]
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 5:19:14 PM EDT
That's a real interesting idea. I normally wear t-shirts, and get my arm ready to hold it down when I feel a breeze coming.

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Link Posted: 3/6/2006 6:04:37 PM EDT
I used to have a couple of s/s camp shirts I had rehemmed with lead sinkers to wear as cover garments. They worked well, save for the fact that the lightweight material they were made of didn't take to the extra weight and wore through quickly.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:24:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kpel308:
I normally just carried a couple of rounds in the hand pockets of the vest or suitcoat I was wearing.

What is your cover garment? Photo vest or aloha shirts were what I used in hot climates, or a fanny pack if it was too warm.

Edited to add: I have the lining of my suitcoats upgraded with a bit of light suede installed where the butt of the pistol would rub. It lessens the outline a little, and keeps the lining from tearing.

Being as its hot as hell in FL most of the year, i generally wear a light weight to medium wieght overshirt. Short sleeve of long sleeve doesnt matter. I can understand that the extra weight may cause the fabric to wear quicker, but it's almost worth trying.

I find it suspicious to see an inidivual grab his shirt whe na gust of wind comes up, this is my main reason for thinking of finding a remedy for this problem.
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