Ditto. 6’, sleeved and one on my neck. Can draw more attention than any tshirt. Haha!!!
I can attest to drawing attention to myself simply from size. 6’4" myself, tattooed broad shouldered. One of the guys I work with keeps calling me a bald aryan MFer.
(Funny story, my shift at work, all of us guys shave our heads except the new guy who starts tonight, so we’ve been dubbed the Aryan Brotherhood. We have no actual affiliation with the prison gang. Although, we do have a 100% track record of talking people down. I’m starting to wonder if it’s the verbal judo or if it’s just unintentional intimidation.)
Did I start something here when I mentioned my tattoo? Should we start a new thread with pictures?
Just kidding (I think)
It could be gun related. Lol
Wondering if anyone has experience with UnderTech Undercover Coolux crew neck t-shirt? I’ve always carried either IWB or shoulder holster when wearing a blazer but am considering this or a similar brand. One of my fellow Safety Ministry Team members wears something similar and swears by it. https://www.undertechundercover.com/collections/mens-concealed-carry-shirts/products/utuc-mens-concealment-crew-neck-coolux-shirt?variant=30370527174
This is a great thread.
I’m not going to jump on this too heavy, but one thing I’m constantly aware of is everything I possibly can be. I often give my girlfriend (who is new to the mindset of situation awareness) lessons on my observations.
Here is something I noticed a few days ago: We went to Barnes and Noble. We walked up and there was a gentleman wearing 5.11 tac pants, and “operator cap”, Gruntstyle T shirt, and had a Molle backpack. I glanced to my left and saw an OD green dodge durango with a large American flag decal in the back window. I told my girlfriend to follow me as we entered, I “flanked” him and looked through the window to see the print of a handgun. This whole event was processed by my brain in less that 10 seconds. I made mention that the only thing I would have to do from here would be to walk up to the trash can behind him to get within “range” and go for his gun, snatch his keys…etc. It’s that simple, I noticed this just because, imagine if I actually wanted his laptop, car keys, or money the things i would try to process and exploit.
Don’t make yourself a target. I was wearing regular khaki shorts, sneakers, a plain t shirt and a Tyler Childers (musician) trucker. I also wasn’t making any drastic movements like looking over my shoulder, or pulling my shirt down. Nobody noticed me. Be incognito, be calm, be aware and it doesn’t really matter what you wear as long as you’re comfortable and confident.
Completely agree. Gray man approach is much safer.
I found these shirts with bamboo in them. Invested in several colors. Long sleeve t goes inside vedder IWB tucks way down for comfort. The Henly goes over top no imprinting but I add a light down vest in the cooler months. Light and comfortable every day.
I wear what I usually wear although I have bought a gun belt. I don’t wear anything special other than the belt. I try/want to blend in and not stand out as much as possible.
Ahhh, another man of culture with fine music tastes.
Sometimes it isn’t the gun that prints.
I got some carpenter jeans from Bernie Apparel that are not only affordable and true to size, but they have a stretch to them that allows me the choice of IWB or OWB holsters. And I don’t have to order too big to accommodate IWB. I think I spent about $25 per pair and they’re triple stitched.