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    Question OC with a winter coat

    Since I just started OCing a few months back, this will be my first Winter to OC. How do you handle OCing in a Winter coat?

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    52 inch Beltman.com 1.5 inch stiffened gun belt and SERPA over everything.
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    It greatly depends on what kinds of activity you do while so encumbered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    It greatly depends on what kinds of activity you do while so encumbered.
    Mostly talking about doing errands around town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    52 inch Beltman.com 1.5 inch stiffened gun belt and SERPA over everything.
    So are you able to tuck the coat back behind the SERPA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by independence View Post
    Since I just started OCing a few months back, this will be my first Winter to OC. How do you handle OCing in a Winter coat?
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    So are you able to tuck the coat back behind the SERPA?
    Why would I tuck while Open Carrying? I Open Carry on a belt sized to go over my heaviest winter coat and snowmobile suit.

    If I want to conceal then the CCW goes IWB under it all.

    Temperatures here will be below freezing at about Thanksgiving and below zero Fahrenheit by Christmas and -25F in February in a normal year. My diesel car and diesel tractor need to be able to start at -40F occasionally.
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    In my case out here in Orygun, I just OC in the warm months and CC in the cold/rainy months.
    I have my cc "permit" so if its ever exposed/un-exposed its no big deal.

    Why bother with trying to OC in the winter anyways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottFree View Post
    In my case out here in Orygun, I just OC in the warm months and CC in the cold/rainy months.
    I have my cc "permit" so if its ever exposed/un-exposed its no big deal.

    Why bother with trying to OC in the winter anyways?
    Some would say the answer to your question is in order to deter crime.

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    Not a problem. Frigid day. Toasty carrier:

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    Drop leg holster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCKilla View Post
    Drop leg holster?
    Absolutely.

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    Bianchi, safari land and several others make holsters with jacket slots. Winter coats fit easily. I had a bianchi myself but now just use a serpa and jacket tucks decently but not as good as jacket slot.

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