How do you adapt your concealed carry with the generally lighter clothing worn in warm weather?
“SUMMER IS COMING”
I’m fortunate enough to be able to get away with this on a daily basis! For the past 34 years, it was acceptable as an art gallery owner and now in retirement!
I pocket carry so nothing changes from summer to winter.
I’m 6’2",200+/-, and my wife bought me “long” Tee shirts. G19 or 43.
Used to use belly band holsters also, but sweat too much. Still okay with a piece of t shirt cloth as a barrier between skin and band…can carry a 1911 comfortably with my better bb holster.
IDK. Smaller, shorter CCW. Hip, IWB, sometimes OWB, short sleeve shirt but not tucked, a little on the lengthy side shirt hem. Or front-pant pocket carry, but using a good pocket holster. Good timing with warm weather upon us. Sure we’ll hear some good tips. Good luck partner.
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I don’t change much. Basically the same 15-ish capacity 9mm year round. Untucked t-shirt. Occasionally in the summer, depending on the environment I’ll be in, I might throw a button up fishing type (think Columbia PFG, or Kuhl) over as they are kind of ubiquitous here in the summer, and if I really really want to be concealed, downsize to a Shield (Plus, now) size
the biggest thing is wearing a belt with my shorts and i wear shirts, tank tops or tees or even hawian shirts that are colored heavy enough to not be see through. I have never experienced an issue with printing, even when walking into the wind. I am 5’8" about 210 lbs, so I’m kinda thick and I carry a Colt Defender .45 with a relentless IWB holster. This works well for me. I carry like this summer winter spring or fall, regardless of what I’m wearing. I have had no issues concealing.
Same as Scott52 above. I wear a tucked UA sleeveless T-shirt and a untucked longer short sleeved button up shirt and a full sized 1911 .45 in a tight to the side holster with a NEX Belt.
You have to dress to carry.
“Island shirts” I don’t care whether they’re Hawaiian, Caribbean, or Cuban, like what Scott52 shared. They conceal well.
Avoid light colored shirts.
A good gun belt on cargo shorts is best to hold the weight for IWB and pocket carry.
If possible use a smaller, lighter firearm? Perhaps a belly band holster? Fanny pack? Or as BeanCounter says, a good gun belt. Also at the same time with any of these options get a shirt a size or two larger than usual.
Over sized Tee over a Tank top. Then I use the same IWB I use in the winter.
Swap to a smaller one. 365 fits well.
I live in FL and use tshirts most of the year. I have a smaller frame and carry a Glock 43. No issues with wearing loose shirts over IWB at 3:30-4:00 position.
Most people aren’t paying attention enough to notice minor printing. The people that will notice are usually also carrying and watching their surroundings.
My usual summer carries are a Glock 30 or S&W 38 special. Winter months~5 in Kimber, FN 509.
I’m like Scott52… I use loose fitting shirts and look like a stand-in for Magnum PI. Only not as pretty.
Sig P365X, appendix carry using a quality “claw” holster - no problems any time of the year. Putting a folded handkerchief between the holster and my skin helps with any perspiration problems.
Welcome to the family @Jon86
I have the luxury of carrying a .45 - 1911, even if I am just wearing a T-shirt or a Tank top.
It is not a full size .45 and I wear shirts loose enough that it does not print.
Welcome to the Community @Jon86. Mine usually stays the same. I wear jeans and t-shirts or polo shirts year-round. The only dramatic change in my clothing is wearing sweaters every now and then in the Winter when I don’t want to wear a jacket. I may change up the firearm that I carry for the day, depending on what activities I will be doing.