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Old 05-04-2012, 11:31 PM
Porterhouse83 Porterhouse83 is offline
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Originally Posted by Itshak View Post
Opinions are good and everybody is entitled to theirs, but when we express an opinion we need to clarify that the opinion expressed fits our parameters and might not fit others that is all I am saying.

A Wyoming rancher might want to carry open in his small town or in the field or in the city where OC is practiced all the time by many, a person living in a city full of liberal anti gun people where no one carries open might consider not doing so, like a person living in the inner city with gangbangers every where might also consider OC as not being the best thing because it makes him a target.

There are many ways to look at this aside of throwing "open carry is the best" into a discussion.
Not arguing any of that. Laws are different from state to state. As I said I am lucky to be in a state where I can oc almost everywhere.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:42 PM
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22 mag NAA, always, no matter what. Colt commander or colt defender or kel tec pf 9 always.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:10 AM
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Good thread, perfect timing... Texas summers are brutal. I especially enjoyed the post of the heat in Philly... Perhaps hot there for a week, try hotter than haitis for 4 months. You WILL use the AC.

Also ride and the leather vest is normal attire, but no way to make that work when its 110 out. IWB via MS VM2 works well with shorts and t shirt. Wished we had OC option, not that I would but OWB concealed is best or most comfortable.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:28 AM
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In our nice Florida heat, I always carry the same thing, a 5" S.S. S&W 1911 in a DeSantis owb speed holster, it covers up fine with a light weight outdoors/button up fishing shirt.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:19 AM
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I am in Florida and it gets in the 100s with no problem. I always carry either a full size Glock 20 10mm or now a Full size 1911 Sig Extreme. So no, it is never too hot to carry
Happiness is a 1911 tucked into a nice leather holster.

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Old 05-05-2012, 12:05 PM
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KelTec 380 pocket or KelTec PF-9 , Colt Defender IWB with t shirt. I never ride unarmed
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:59 PM
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90 here in San Antonio. S&W M&P 40C in a medium Tommy's Original Gunpack under an untucked shirt, S&W BG380 in left front jeans pocket. The guns change, but the carry method is the same winter or summer.

I can't imagine being unarmed just because of the heat. Most assuredly will be getting into the 100's later on in the year, and won't change a thing in the way I carry.

My thoughts are that the pavement in summer would just be hotter as you're laying on it wishing you hadn't been so worried about a little discomfort and had had something to protect yourself with.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:35 PM
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As above. 90 is NOT hot. When it gets above 100 we can speak.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:52 PM
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When it's hot, so hot that even the G26 in an MTAC IWB is uncomfortable, the trusty little Kahr PM9 rides in a front pocket.

If it's too hot/uncomfortable to carry using your normal methods, change your methods and/or change your gun.

Everybody should have a pocket gun in their CCW tool box.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:54 PM
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I always carry no matter how "hot" it is. I can't tell you when the last time I wore shorts. It has to be 95 for me to consider it "hot". I grew up in south Florida and now live in Alabama so heat has never been an issue. I rather be in warm weather than cold weather.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike_Fontenot View Post
I'm not "Glock-knowledgeable", but isn't the G19 larger than the G26? Church gun is larger than non-church gun? Must be a scary church service!
+ LOL I was (brows raised) thinking the same thing.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by john1badass45 View Post
It was 87 today and with jeans and an xl t-shirt my Les baer commander conceals fine.Btw I am 5'7 195 w/ a 33 inch waist.
5'7" and 195 pounds and a 33 inch waist. All the other body parts must be XXXLarge.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:42 AM
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Have you tried a simple lightweight button-up shirt? You can use one as a cover garment if you leave it unbuttoned. As long as the material isn't too thin it shouldn't blow open.

Or, just button it up and let it hang.

I have some of these and like them: Woolrich Elite Discreet Carry Shirt

The velcro side vents and false button/magnetic closer make it easier to clear your holster for a draw.

I'm no longer a fan of the whole "concealment vest" thing. Vests are not common attire these day and they attract attention simply because they are unique. My goal when carrying concealed is to blend into the background as much as possible.

BTW: I carry a full-size 1911 year round. My clothes change to suit the season, but the gun remains the same.

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Old 05-08-2012, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by K100 View Post
As above. 90 is NOT hot. When it gets above 100 we can speak.
It's not the heat, it's the humidity!!

I'll take a 90 degree desert over a 90 degree swamp any day of the week.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:09 AM
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the 38 spl does me good in a IWB holster from Bianchi when it just gets too hot to carry my 1911's without poking clear out the shirt. Or I can just open carry like 69 charger but I have to hear it from my lady
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:49 AM
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I carry a Commander in S Fla all the time,it can get real brutal stuck at a light on a hotrod Harley.Normally I carry OWB with a sleveless heavy "biker" shirt unless it's goimg to be one of those days we'll be balls to the wall.Once I get over 65 the the shirt will give a few peeks,which isn't illegal,but anything from 75 up forces me to go IWB.If the OL is with me she holds the shirt down but she isn't with me on the crazy runs or it just seems time to go WFO to clean it out.Kind of sucks riding around town and putting back roads for days when the cams don't start breathing until 3K rpm.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:28 PM
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South GA here. Get's plenty hot and humid. I carry a Commander in a crossbreed. I also ride and my carry doesn't change. Usuallly just have a wifebeater between me and the gun and a 2XXL T-shirt over.

Also find that my Eotac field vest in black works until it's real hot and makes accessing the gun easier. All the pockets are handy on the bike also.

Never too hot to carry... always to hot to get shot...
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:35 PM
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+1 on the cargo shorts idea--I've carried S&W 642 and Glock 27 in cargo shorts side pockets, when the t-shirt gets a little tight, as mine seem to do every year!
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:17 PM
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I also carry year round, but tend to rotate into the compact frames when I shed the winter wear. Full size during the winter, and something like Smith 3913, G26, or .38 snubby with the lighter wear. I also started dropping a NAA Mini .22 into my front pocket as a backup. Now I never go anywhere without it.
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