View Poll Results: How do you typically carry in the winter?

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  • Concealed by a winter coat.

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    6 21.43%
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Thread: How do you carry in the winter?

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    How do you carry in the winter?

    It's cold where I live, so we wear heavy coats. I'm not a fan of drop holsters, so I am effectively CCing most of the winter. Of course, this premise is likely irrelevant to those of you who live in places with warm winters.
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    I just cowboy up and ditch the coat and just wear a warm long sleeve shirt.

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    I don't know about the OP but where I live it was -24F the other morning. A long sleeve shirt doesn't cut it . I bought a LE style jacket with the side zipper, it works well.

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    I use a serpa duty holster + duty belt for OC in general. Reason being, I backpack a lot and this particular holster moves the pistol's grip down to (and away from) the belt line instead of having the trigger guard area at the belt line. This means that my jackets, shirts, and pack waist straps will cover the belt but the pistol remains fully exposed. Plus when I'm just out and about, I feel like less of a showoff since the belt+holster sort of "blends in" with my clothing instead of conspicuously tucking my shirt behind the pistol.

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    How do I carry in the winter ? The same way I do in the Summer. Serpa on Belt on Waist.
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    I never saw the point in thigh holsters until now. That makes a lot of sense when you're wearing a jacket or coat.

    What about if you're wearing a riding coat? =P
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    Typically I CC under a winter coat when outside and remove my coat to OC while indoors. It seems like a pretty rational solution to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirbinator View Post

    What about if you're wearing a riding coat? =P
    Riding coat as in motorcycle riding? The duty holster works well here too

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    Thigh holsters are very tacticool.

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    If it's cold enough to warrant a coat, it's concealed under the coat. Depending on what I'm carrying, it may or may not show under the bottom of the coat.
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    My coat only goes to about my waste, so I just tuck it behind my holster/grip and I'm good to go.

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    I normally wear my jacket that only comes to my waist so its not a problem. When I do put on a heavy coat I just tuck the coat behind the gun. I am careful when I wear a coat because it can slip and cover my gun if I sit down and don't re-tuck it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prophet View Post
    I just cowboy up and ditch the coat and just wear a warm long sleeve shirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petrophase View Post
    It's cold where I live, so we wear heavy coats. I'm not a fan of drop holsters, so I am effectively CCing most of the winter. Of course, this premise is likely irrelevant to those of you who live in places with warm winters.
    I just tuck my coat under my gun.


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