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    So I have a ruger p944, I am in northern va (alexandria) and I am curious how you open carry when you are always wearing a jacked in the winter. I dont have a CCW right now but plan to in the future. Either way, how do you open carry in the winter?

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    Employ the "Virginia tuck". Move your jacket from resting over the handgun to between it and your shirt. This should expose your firearm and make you legal.

    Of course, coats are a different matter. But you said jacket, not coat.


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    Ok what about a coat? My coat goes to the end of my pockets give or take. What about that?

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    Thigh holster?

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    Thats what I expected as a response :P Would appendix carry be considered open with an unbuttoned coat?

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    Many low ride duty holsters have enough space between the holster and belt loop for a jacket or coat to tuck into.

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    For me when it's cold outside, the issue of gun OCtakes back seat,aslo rains alot in the winter here.I just dona jacket since my CPL is always in my wallet.
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    Cold weather is exactly the reason I applied for my CC permit. Hitching my coat behind the gun kept not working - and the last thing I want is an arrest for illegal carrying. Fortunately, it doesn't stay cold for long in New Orleans.

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    I usually wear an extra warm long sleeved shirt over my T-shirt and tuck them both in.

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    Hi Mudcapper,

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    Shoulder holster. CC cold. OC Inside/sudden warming of weather (happens alot here in AL).

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    Lanyard around your neck?

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    Dunno about a lanyard. Doesn't sound too safe.

    I'd probably go would a drop holster if I couldn't conceal. Yeah it's a bit of a mall ninja thing but it's probably the best solution.

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