Concealed carry for skinny people
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  1. Concealed carry for skinny people

    Hey all,

    I am a new concealed carrier and new to the site. I have a question for some of you who are more experienced in the art of concealing firearms than me. Being that I am about 6'0 and only 140 pounds, I am having a tough time concealing without feeling conscious of printing. I am using a galco kingtuk and carrying a glock 19. Are there any bean poles out there who have discovered better ways to conceal a firearm on a small frame? Thanks!

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  3. I'm 6'3" 160lbs and don't really have an issue carrying a CZ P-01 inside the waistband at the 4:00-4:30 position. Having a good cant on the holster will allow the grip to ride up to the small of your back more and help prevent printing. Only other advice is to make sure you don't shop at big and tall stores or others that cater to tall/slim as the way they cut their shirts for our mid sections easily allow printing.

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    Layers. The easiest way for me to conceal is an unbuttoned shirt (or mostly unbuttoned) over a light tank top, or something like that. Just have to be careful on windy days with the outer layer! I'm 5'9" and 120 lbs, and can conceal a Chiappa Rhino that way (nice "flat" revolver, but still a bit bulky for my size). Girls have a few more options in the layering department, but guys can do it easily that way too.

  5. I think people worry way to much about printing. If your firearm is covered 99% of the public will not have a clue and those that do are probably carrying too.





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  6. I have the same problem for the opposite reason. I'm a little on the heavy side and my mid-section flab tends to push my pistol out into my clothing. I'm trying for a better solution too... aside from the gym, which I go to regularly

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    I am 6' and weigh about 235. I have a slightly larger stomach than some, but I carry at the 2 O'clock position with a large shirt, and no one ever knows. I just leave the shirt tail out, and they are long western shirts. Works good for me, and I carry my 1911 commander model there also with no problems. I carry OWB using a Taugus holster and a 2 mag holster at the 8 O'clock position.
    I am old and slow, BUT dead on with my aim!!

  8. Quote Originally Posted by ingeniir View Post
    I'm 6'3" 160lbs and don't really have an issue carrying a CZ P-01 inside the waistband at the 4:00-4:30 position. Having a good cant on the holster will allow the grip to ride up to the small of your back more and help prevent printing. Only other advice is to make sure you don't shop at big and tall stores or others that cater to tall/slim as the way they cut their shirts for our mid sections easily allow printing.
    I adjusted the cant on my holster and it helped. I've still got the handle poking out of the back of my shirt if I bend over, but that was a helpful tip. Thank you.

  9. i wouldn't worry about it that much like steve2511 said most people want know what it is unless they carry too it bugs you because you know its there but truth is most people don't even take a second look to see what it is

  10. I too have the opposite issue, as I am 5'1" and around 300lbs. In my CCW class our instructors recommended the Black Hawk Universal Holster, I have to admit I can carry my Ruger SR-9C very comfortably with this holster, even driving for an extended distance. I use the shirt over shirt method for concealing have several button up shirts now that I can wear over my holster+pistol. It works well except for on those windy days.

    I have considered one of the IWB holsters and scaling down my carry weapon, but haven't gone that direction yet.

    I have only been carrying about year now.

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    At 6'3", 200 lbs. I'm not exactly skinny, but don't carry much weight below my waist. I find IWB at 4-4:30 is comfortable unless I'm sitting and conceals well, particularly with heavier material (heavy weave golf shirt works better than a T) that doesn't drape as tightly over any objects that might protrude a little. Carrying at 2 works really good as long as the barrel is really short. I'm low waisted and long barrels tend to jab. Summertime, I stick mostly to a pocket pistol for comfort.

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