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    This has probably been discussed a couple hundred times by now, but I didn't see it so I'll say it now, and this is directed towards the more hard-core, anti-CC ones,
    How the hell do you OC in winter?

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    Wear a jacket instead of a coat and tuck the tail next to your holster behind the holster (this is called the "Virginia Tuck"). I do this all the time. It's easy for me because I own no coats.. all are jackets of varying types.

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    Here's a previous thread link:

    http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum7/17855.html

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    Our weather in Va. really doesn't often demand a long coat - a jacket will suffice and allows my handgun to peek a bit.

    Entering restaurants where I must OC (alcohol served) has established a pattern wherein I always remove my jacket before I enter any building.

    I do not go so far as to belt up outside my coat/jacket.

    While I do consider myself an OCer, I still remain flexible.

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    Tucked jackets, thigh holster with a coat, or I just conceal.

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    cynicist wrote:
    This has probably been discussed a couple hundred times by now, but I didn't see it so I'll say it now, and this is directed towards the more hard-core, anti-CC ones,
    How the hell do you OC in winter?
    I OC in the cold winter just like I am in the firstphotograph. (Granted, I am not usually OC'ing the rifle. Look to the lower left corner of the picture for my sidearm.) If I put my big bulky winter coat on, I just pull it down between my body and the holster in the second photograph.

    If I wore stadium jackets (I don't) or trench coats (I don't) then I'd have to CC or use a web-belt or some other form of duty belt and OC on a second belt.










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    shad0wfax wrote:
    I OC in the cold winter just like I am in the firstphotograph. (Granted, I am not usually OC'ing the rifle. Look to the lower left corner of the picture for my sidearm.) If I put my big bulky winter coat on, I just pull it down between my body and the holster in the second photograph.

    If I wore stadium jackets (I don't) or trench coats (I don't) then I'd have to CC or use a web-belt or some other form of duty belt and OC on a second belt.
    Please resize pictures in the future. Good pix but my screen isn't big enough.

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    Grapeshot wrote:
    Please resize pictures in the future. Good pix but my screen isn't big enough.

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    Eeep sorry. I take my huge flatscreen for granted I guess. I'll post thumbnails to smaller pictures in the future.

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    The Buckeye Tuck....

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    Sew a zipper in your jacket

    Or buy one premade from 5.11 or elsewhere.

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    Winter? What winter? We're suppose to be experiencing Global Warming, haven't you heard? :quirky

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    There are many brands of outer coat that have a police-style zipper on both the right and left sides, for a sidearm to be worn OC and the coat to extend down to keep you warm.

    Look at www.galls.com

    Some manufacturers are:

    Spiewak - they make an incredible no-nonsense reflective coat that will take you down to below zero degrees outside, it isavailable in either blaze orange or bright green, each color also has silver stripes for night reflectivity. I wear the orange one in the woods during hunting season, as well as during non-hunting season so my kids can find me if they wander off on a side-trail. This bright-color coat is for rural community use only, unless you want to be mistaken for a utility worker.

    For a more urban, low-profile look, 5.11 Company makes several coats and jackets, these are available in darker colors, but with all kinds of incredible hidden pockets in addition to the side zippers. These coats and jackets will blend in perfectly in any civilian setting and do not look like police or utility worker uniforms.

    Another option is a police style jacket, in a color NOTto be mistakenwith your local PD or sheriff's office. Available in blue, black, green or brown. Remember to carefully remove the badge holder tab.

    I do not work for or profit from any of the above companies or products.



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    Another possibility is to use a police duty holster. Many have a space specifically for neatly pulling down the waistband ofyour jackettoits proper position. The gun part of the holster fits up and over theend of the jacket. Again, try to get a color or finish NOT associated with your local PD. The only problem with this is that it would most likely require a separate gunbelt.


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    I'm anti of sorts but only in regards to coats and jackets. I only wear them if I absolutely MUST. I just hate having to lug it around, hold onto it and/or coat check it. Plus they are just too restrictive while driving for example. I leave it at home and brave the cold as much as possible. If it's cold outside I'm not going to be out in it for too long anyways. The only time it really sucks is when waiting for my car to warm up.

    I hate winter.

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    It's easier to OC in the winter than to CC in the shower.

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    Nelson_Muntz wrote:
    It's easier to OC in the winter than to CC in the shower.
    Ahh, but CC'ing in the shower might be a good way to "clean" your gun.

    Up for another trip to the MacDonald's we hit before??


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    Sure. Sat. 9:30?

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    Nelson_Muntz wrote:
    Sure. Sat. 9:30?
    Earlier is preferrable, but is 9:30 has to be it, then Ok.

    Anyone else?


    In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?

    Si vis pacem, para bellum.

    America First!

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    SouthernBoy wrote:
    Nelson_Muntz wrote:
    Sure. Sat. 9:30?
    Earlier is preferrable, but is 9:30 has to be it, then Ok.

    Anyone else?

    We'll take it to PM. If anyone wants to join, PM us.

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    SouthernBoy wrote:
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    Up for another trip to the MacDonald's we hit before??

    Taking this out of context just sounds so bad. :P

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    NavyLT wrote:
    Drop leg holster.
    good idea this.

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    shad0wfax wrote:
    SouthernBoy wrote:
    [SNIP]
    Up for another trip to the MacDonald's we hit before??

    Taking this out of context just sounds so bad. :P
    Yes it would and believe me, I thought the same thing when I wrote it. But I also figured that the readers on this site would know what is meant by it.

    Still, you make a good point.


    In the final seconds of your life, just before your killer is about to dispatch you to that great eternal darkness, what would you rather have in your hand? A cell phone or a gun?

    Si vis pacem, para bellum.

    America First!

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    SouthernBoy wrote:
    Yes it would and believe me, I thought the same thing when I wrote it. But I also figured that the readers on this site would know what is meant by it.

    Still, you make a good point.
    Hehe yeah, totally off-topic; I was justhaving some fun with you. It made me chuckle when I read it, that's all.

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