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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by HootmonSccy View Post
    I actually carry with a T-Shirt quite often..

    So here is my routine - I'm 6'1" and 200 lbs..

    1) I live in Florida where casual is the norm...

    2) I carry a SCCY CPX-1 9mm (Nearly identical in size to a KT P-11

    3) I have an AceCase left hand holster that I wear at 5 O'Clock, so the butt of the gun points toward my right side. This aids significantly toward concealment
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    ...............................This is a RIGHT hand holster pitctured

    4) I then have some old 1980's "Wife Beater" t-shirts that are cotton, but are mesh (they tend to keep me warm in the winter and cool in the summer) I put this mesh t-shirt on 1st and tuck the bottom into my underwear (I know TMI!), this keeps the t-shirt from moving, shifting, bunching.

    5) I then throw either a large (XL actually) button down shirt over (Hawaii style) or I wear a large T-shirt (XL actually!).. I have found that Black T-shirts also hide printing pretty well IF you have taken steps to minimize the print profile of your gun in the 1st place (size, placement & orientation of gun) - I have lots of Biker T-shirts (which frequently come in black and the designs add distraction to the eye)

    That's it.. The only bad routine for me is I "shirt tug" a lot.. A T-shirt or even button down will catch between the gun and my back if I bend over. SO, I do tug a lot.. Which is a "tell", but I don't print enough (even bending over) that anyone would tell unless that exactly what they were looking for..
    ( You will probably NOT get away with this if you carry a big gun. I chose the gun I carry for LOTS of reasons, but conceal-ability was a major factor)

    On a side note:
    I was at a benefit dinner for "Sand Soldiers of America" the other night..
    There was a guy sitting at the next table with a Hawaii cut style shirt - Black - with Harley Davidson Racing stitched on the back. When he stood up, he had an OWB KYDEX holster exposed about 3" at 3 O'Clock.
    Since he was two feet away from me I just leaned over and whispered in his ear, "You may want to give your shirt a tug". He did, and never looked back, ever.. Because of the table he was sitting at, I actually think he was an off-duty Police officer..
    dont want to talk crap about your gun , but that was my first handgun after 100 rds would jams everytime , be careful is that what you used for your EDC

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  3. #12
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    Granted I dont have YEARS of concealed carry under my belt, but my experience is that people see what they want to see. It is very hard to tell the difference between a cell phone and a handgun under any type of decently long un-tucked shirt. For that reason, I carry my cell phone right next to my pistol IWB at 4 o'clock, and everyone seems to ignore it. Short of bending over, it really cant be identified.

  4. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by randyg27 View Post
    dont want to talk crap about your gun , but that was my first handgun after 100 rds would jams everytime , be careful is that what you used for your EDC
    Forgive the Noob question, but EDC = ?

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  5. #14
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    Im running into the same problem with the way I dress, I pretty much have to go out and buy new clothing, all my shirts come just below the belt line...I tend to tuck that shirt up into the concealed clip of my holster to be sure that it doesnt rise above it. Noone seems to notice. I carry the full sized M&P. Good thing is all you really gotta do is draw your weapon somewhat normally, just a quick tug, a lift of the shirt and youve got your weapon, take about the same ammount of time as just lifting up or swinging back the T-shirt.
    Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American Soldier....One died for your soul; the other for your freedom.

  6. #15
    wolfhunter Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Griffworks View Post
    Forgive the Noob question, but EDC = ?

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    EDC = Every Day Carry

    If your EDC is big enough, you could also say "Extra Dead Crook"
    Last edited by wolfhunter; 05-07-2010 at 08:50 PM. Reason: Smart alec comment

  7. #16
    So ka! Thanks for clarifying. I thought perhaps it was "E***** Defensive Carry". Couldn't figure out the "E", but thought perhaps it was something like Everyday Defensive Carry - it was a long shot, tho.

    Oh, and I like both uses you gave.

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    Arkansas Concealed Carry Instructor #12-751

  8. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by wolfhunter View Post
    EDC = Every Day Carry

    If your EDC is big enough, you could also say "Extra Dead Crook"
    My EDC is not very big. But it has a .45 whallup.

  9. #18
    wolfhunter Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by MNBlackjack View Post
    My EDC is not very big. But it has a .45 whallup.
    Yeah, I understand. My Warthog is advertised as the world's smallest 10 round 1911

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