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    And keep the gun clean and dry??? Ace

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    Good question- something Im going to need to answer as well.

    Perhaps a sammich baggie as a hat?:P
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    Coats are for wimps. Just take it, do without and pretend you're not freezing your ass off.

    Seriously, this is a good question. It's the biggest problem with OC, after ignorant soccer moms.

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    I think I'm going to need a bandoleer holster and a stainless gun. Ace

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    For restaurants, I take the coat off anyway.

    For everywhere else, I usually just toss the coat in the car and walk in.
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    In Kansas, if I ride my horse on a public road, my gun must be visable. I just want to go about my business without moving my gun around, taking it off, unloading it ,ect. If police had to do what they require of others, the laws would be different. I definately feel "infringed". Ace :X

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    I don't.......

    Not much OC for me in the winter.
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    Maybe something like this? Drop leg holster with a flap to mostly cover your gun. And it's a genuine (replica) cavalry holster for horseback riding.


    http://www.marstar.ca/ac-holsters/repro-US-1911.shtm

    Thats pretty cool looking. For $50 I may have to get one for myself this winter.

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    Some more affordable reproduction military rigs for the 1911 (and some others):

    http://www.pacificcanvasandleather.com/

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    Tomahawk wrote:
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    pretend you're not freezing your ass off.


    i wear shorts 99% of the time, it isn't that cold

    No jacket required, toss a chemical heat pack in for strong side front pants pocket insert hand as needed.

    I boycott winter clothing it makes me look fatter thanI am, no North Face Buffy coat for me.


    edit: thermal socks if needed
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    Wear a shorter coat.

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    It's not that cold down here in Bama anyway, but once it gets to being cold enough for a coat, no more OC for me, unless of course I take the coat off in a restaurant or something.

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    You could wear the firearm OVER a coat with a duty type rig. This is sometimeshow military and police types do it. This takes a certain kind of coat, though, and more gear. The holster should probably be similiar to the ones mentioned above if you're looking for some extra protection from the weather. If you wanted to stick with the winter coat you have now, you may have to utilize a holster that drops below your coat, like a thigh rig.

    Maybe someone should design some nice designer coats made to incorporate a belt carried weapon. It would either be cut short where necessary, or even have a slot that could be unzipped and allow a duty-type rig to protrude. Maybe that sort of thing is already available, I unno..



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    Conceiled or not conceiled is left to the eye of the LEO.

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    ace1001 wrote:
    Conceiled or not conceiled is left to the eye of the LEO.
    Whoa what? Please explain that statement (and use spell check).

    Anyway I thought I'd also suggest a holster like the ones on this page. They're the "standard issue" nylon military holsters, and theyprovide greater coverage with a flap, like the leather ones mentioned above. You can also be sure that most (hopefully all)firearms are designed to operate in "extreme conditions", so a little rain or snow on your gun isn't going to render it useless. Just make sure you dryher off and keep her clean and oiled like always .

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    Thigh holster would work wonders....

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    kurtmax_0 wrote:
    Thigh holster would work wonders....
    Murse, too.

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    HankT wrote:
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    Thigh holster would work wonders....
    Murse, too.
    Sorry, we're discussion open carry, Hank. Normally I'd suggest you either offer something helpful and on topic or don't offer anything at all, but in your case, I'm gonna skip to just don't offer anything at all.

    Anyway, back on topic, there was a thread a little bit ago about thigh rigs where it was mentioned that it would be practical for moving the weapon down below a coat. Another option might be throwing a shoulder rig over your coat, then moving the weapon to a waist holster when you take your coat (and shoulder rig) off. Some question whether or not a shoulder rig could be considered concealed, though.

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    DreQo wrote:
    HankT wrote:
    kurtmax_0 wrote:
    Thigh holster would work wonders....
    Murse, too.
    Sorry, we're discussion open carry, Hank.
    The newest ones are combo man purse/holster for OC.



    Fine leather construction in autumn colors....

    Pick up a set of matchingfingerless mall ninja gloves and .....cold weather OC with a fashion flair!

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    The assistant to the Kansas AG in charge of CC told me,when I suggested a booklet on Kansas gun laws was needed, that they like to leave local law enforcement "some leeway to work with". I think I have a right for them to make the law a CLEAR as is humanly possible. BTW how do you use spellcheck on these forums? Ace

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    No need for a coat. Try wearing a sweatshirt w/ thermals.

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    Ok, Hank, so you're saying that image you just posted would be legally considered open carry? Good, I volunteer you to be the test for that one.

    Anyway, BACK ON TOPIC (again)..Jensen, that was the thigh rig I was considering, all though I wont be able to get a serpa holster for myself until january, at the earliest. Do you have the lvl 3 holster as pictured?

    The assistant to the Kansas AG in charge of CC told me,when I suggested a booklet on Kansas gun laws was needed, that they like to leave local law enforcement "some leeway to work with". I think I have a right for them to make the law a CLEAR as is humanly possible. BTW how do you use spellcheck on these forums? Ace
    Ok, your original statement made it seem like you agreed that it was up to the LEO...I guess you're saying that you were being sarcastic? And yeah, I use spell check...I suggested you did just because spelling conceal with an i was just really obvious...

    No need for a coat. Try wearing a sweatshirt w/ thermals.
    This would be suitable for being outside all day, but if you're traveling outside and then going into a heated building, you need to be able to take your layers off.

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    SGT Jensen wrote: That is bit too "Tacticool" for me... looks like something Judge Dredd would wear... maybe Robocop.

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