5 Quick Tips for Summer Weather Carrying
How To Carry Concealed In Shorts And A Tee
By: Jay Busch
Summer is here in full force. For people like me who live in a state where I only get to enjoy it for about four months, that means getting outside whenever you can. As temperatures rise and clothing is diminished, it is important to know how to properly cover your weapon so it remains concealed.
Here are some tips to help you out:
1. Change your carry method. If you carry anything other way than Inside-The-Waistband (IWB), summer is the perfect time to switch over. We talk constantly about the importance of maintaining a consistent carry style, but we also need to be able to carry our weapon concealed without drawing attention to ourselves. Carrying IWB offers you the best concealment option when the clothing is scarce.
2. Wear lose clothing. While showing off the summer body you worked so hard on is important, you safety trumps your six pack. Baggier clothing enables you to more comfortably carry you weapon concealed and reduces the “printing”, or outline of your gun through your clothing, to an almost unnoticeable level.
3. Squat, don’t bend. If you find a lucky penny at the park, squat down to pick it up rather than bending at the waist. Simple activity changes like this will ensure that you firearm stays safely concealed. Although you might believe in carrying a gun, Timmy’s mom at the playground might not. This could cause unnecessary calls to law enforcement that really put a damper on the summer fun.
4. Bigger is not always better. If you have been lugging around that full size firearm all winter, consider investing in a smaller, more compact summer pistol. There are a plethora of great options available in 9mm and .380 that give you 9 or 10 rounds but keep the overall size to a minimum. If you make the switch, make sure that you spend some time familiarizing yourself with your new firearm.
5. Try a pocket holster: Pocket holsters are on the rise. Guys, I know loosing valuable pocket space is not ideal, but it is a great way to make your firearm look like a cell phone. With a pocket holster, the firearm is safely secured in your pocket while remaining comfortable and concealed.
Just some quick tips and tricks to make those nice summer days a little safer. If you have any methods that you found work great, go ahead and shoot them over to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.