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    Default Visiting Texas From Wyoming - How to conceal in warm weather?

    I am leaving Sunday to go to Arlington, Tx for a week. In Wyoming we do not have to conceal so if someone sees a pistol - no big deal. In Texas I know I have to completely conceal and am wondering how people do this without wearing extra layers of clothing in warm weather. I carry in a leather paddle holster OWB, which really isn't real conducive to conceal carry without a jacket. I wear my shirts tucked in - always, and normally wear a vest. Last time I was in Texas I opted not to carry and left it in my pickup, but would much rather carry this trip.
    Any ideas are welcome, even if they do not fit me personally.
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    You can bring your winter coat and jackets from Wyoming and wear it here...Everybody will think you're a wierdo and leave you alone...And you can still conceal!!!...Just kidding!!..A loose vest will do the trick unless you mind sweating your ass off in 90F weather...I wear loose t-shirts and short sleeve shirts, untucked, and my IWB, shorts all the time..Depends what kinda gun you have...1911 is harder to conceal than the Ruger LCP!!..Have a safe trip!!!

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    Shorts, t-shirt with light vest or shirt over t-shirt and weapon, go this way all summer. Do not wear a badge of any kind to fake being a LEO, short and sweet it means Jail. See Avatar, hot day test for fun, packing two 45's, 4 mags folding knife. Packing heat in the heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun4fun View Post
    You can bring your winter coat and jackets from Wyoming and wear it here...Everybody will think you're a wierdo and leave you alone...And you can still conceal!!!...Just kidding!!..A loose vest will do the trick unless you mind sweating your ass off in 90F weather...I wear loose t-shirts and short sleeve shirts, untucked, and my IWB, shorts all the time..Depends what kinda gun you have...1911 is harder to conceal than the Ruger LCP!!..Have a safe trip!!!
    Ok, let me add something here. I haven't found a shoulder holster I like yet. I wear western Long sleeve shirts (tucked in) western vest, Jeans, Boots and Hat. The vest is not long enough to fully conceal my pistol. Am looking for suggestions on how to conceal while in Texas without spending too much of my "fun" money. And I have no plans on pretending that I am an officer of the law, intentionally or not. It seems from the few forums that I frequent that I have posted this question on that most use IWB holsters, smaller pistols and leave shirts un-tucked. I guess if all else fails the Duster will come out.
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    Use a longer vest cut for concealed carry with an IWB holster. That should be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatieA View Post
    I am leaving Sunday to go to Arlington, Tx for a week. In Wyoming we do not have to conceal so if someone sees a pistol - no big deal. In Texas I know I have to completely conceal and am wondering how people do this without wearing extra layers of clothing in warm weather. I carry in a leather paddle holster OWB, which really isn't real conducive to conceal carry without a jacket. I wear my shirts tucked in - always, and normally wear a vest. Last time I was in Texas I opted not to carry and left it in my pickup, but would much rather carry this trip.
    Any ideas are welcome, even if they do not fit me personally.
    Get yourself a Ruger LCP, Problem solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Outlaw View Post
    Get yourself a Ruger LCP, Problem solved.
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    Failed to mention carrying 1 full size 1911 and a combat commander in photo, buy good equipment, belts, holsters etc, one small of back and on hip not inside waistband. Hope this helps.

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    If you are looking for someone to tell you that it is ok to have your gun sticking out from under your shirt, then save your time and ours. Stick the thing IWB an cover it, use your OWB with a coat that covers it and sweat, take a smaller gun that you can conceal, or leave your gun home.

    This isn't that hard. Sorry to sound like a jerk, but saying what you like to dress in is irrelevant. It is a different state with different laws that you have to conform to. There are things I like to do also. If it is not legal or prudent where I travel, I don't do them. Remember "When in Rome..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGJOHN621 View Post
    If you are looking for someone to tell you that it is ok to have your gun sticking out from under your shirt, then save your time and ours. Stick the thing IWB an cover it, use your OWB with a coat that covers it and sweat, take a smaller gun that you can conceal, or leave your gun home.

    This isn't that hard. Sorry to sound like a jerk, but saying what you like to dress in is irrelevant. It is a different state with different laws that you have to conform to. There are things I like to do also. If it is not legal or prudent where I travel, I don't do them. Remember "When in Rome..."
    I asked for suggestion and stated what I wear hoping that someone that dressed similar would have a suggestion. If I do not get any suggestions that I feel work for me, then I will just wear my duster to conceal. Duh, I know I can't leave it sticking out, if I thought I could then I would never have bothered asking for suggestions on how to conceal considering how I dress. Saying that obviously stating how I dress is NOT irrelevant, it is actually quite relevant to the question. BTW, if I was not thick-skinned enough to take abuse on internet forums or in person, I would not participate in them, nor carry a sidearm in public.
    It appears that I will just have to deal with the heat and wear my duster to conceal, was just hoping to hear a different option.
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