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    OC and the Midwest winters.

    Since winter is fast approaching and weirdly overdue (not that I'm complaining in the least), how do you all go about OC'ing in the brutal Wisconsin winters? I am sure this is half the arguement to legalize CC in the state, but I can't for the life of me think of a good way to OC and not die of hypothermia at the same time. Any help from any of you OC vets?
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    Leg drop holsters don't interfere with coats.

    A large shoulder holster could be worn over the coat.

    Cheesehead holster might also work, but the draw is tough.

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    I sized my beltman.com gunbelt (1 1/2 inch, bull hide w/ stiffener) to go over my snow suit with survival coat. IIRC its nominal size is fifty inches and is fine for summer levis at its shortest adjustment.

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    See the picture:
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    This is how I carry all winter long.

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    It isn't easy! I mostly find I need to compromise and I shouldn't need to to exercise my right to keep and bear arms.
    I either wear a shorter jacket than I care to or I end up wearing a proper jacket for the weather and hope I do not get caught for breaking this dumbass law that prohibits concealment.
    You can conceal at your place of business, and on your own property as per case law in Hamden.

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    what we need is heated grips!

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    My coat is short enough that it tucks behind my sidearm. I just need to watch out raising my arms as my coat will cover it up when my arms come down. I also have a leg holster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McX View Post
    what we need is heated grips!
    No. A warm gun melts snow into water which then freezes into ice and jams the gun. Once the gun is cold then leave it cold, it'll work fine.

    As I mentioned elsewhere, I will wet-lube my OCW for the winter.

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    Just a suggestion that may help some. Most coats can be tailored to have a split on your carry side.
    A zipper can be installed there and a snap at the edge. while carrying unzip the zipper and slide the coat around the firearm and holster, leaving both exposed, Then snap the snap behind the holster to keep the coat from creeping up and covering the firearm. Works great.

    When not carrying simply zip the zipper down to keep warm.
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    Simple, leg drop/thigh holster.

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    all of my coats have a draw string at bottom that i tighten up on the side I carry on which allows for no interfernce. I have a columbia ski jacket for my winter coat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Huffman View Post
    No. A warm gun melts snow into water which then freezes into ice and jams the gun. Once the gun is cold then leave it cold, it'll work fine.

    As I mentioned elsewhere, I will wet-lube my OCW for the winter.

    yeah, but Doug, how do i deal with the icecicles?

    amend icecicles, to guncicles.
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    Thank you for all your replies, looks like a leg holster is my best bet. But this should be so much easier.......
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    Same Here!

    Quote Originally Posted by bnhcomputing View Post
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    This is how I carry all winter long.

    My winter coat gets jammed between the holster and my body and stays there nicely. I don't like it but I have no choice.

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