Do you have a different Gun for modes of dress?


David S
April 13, 2003, 07:58 AM
where i work , i am required to where a shirt and tie, and jackets are usually just out of place. I realized very soon that my P99 was not a wise carry when dressed like this because i am rather thin (32 waist) and the buldge is pretty noticable.
So I have designated different guns to be worn with particular modes of dress. Does anyone else do this?.

Shirt and tie (work)= Keltec p32 in uncle mikes holster

casual (shirt untucked)= P99 in fobus paddle holster

Sheriff reserve duty= P99 in safariland triple retention

reserve training (tshirt tucked in)= Walther p22 in SOB holster.

I have a German made PPK in .32 coming my way soon, so it will be my dress up carry. prehaps get me one of those cool FIST shoulder holsters.....

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April 13, 2003, 08:25 AM
You practice.

I have fourteen handguns; I wear them all (no, not at once). I modify both my dress and gun based on (perceived) threat level.
I work hard at avoiding trouble, because trouble sucks.

That said, my primary 'always' is a small easily concealed wheel.

April 13, 2003, 10:12 AM
Yep. Generally move between a Glock 17, Glock 27 or S&W 649, depending on how hot it is. Don't really need a wide assortment of CCW guns since my attire doesn't change very much. I don't own a suit or tie. All I wear are jeans, t-shirts and either sneakers or boots. Combined with being 6'/180#, this doesn't offer many concealment locations or options.

Erik Jensen
April 13, 2003, 04:40 PM
made simple by the fact that I only have two to choose from right now, since the Colt 1991A1 I ordered is taking forever.

no over shirt? no problem. Kahr MK40 IWB with an untucked t-shirt.

bit nippy out there? check. Beretta 92F with an untucked Dickie's workshirt, and/or coat.

no fuss, no muss.. once the 1991A1 *finally* comes in, I'll probably switch to that, as the beretta's a little thick in the grip.

April 13, 2003, 09:37 PM
No. I carry my Beretta always.

"thick in the grip"-careful, man, she might hear you!:D

Standing Wolf
April 13, 2003, 10:01 PM
I normally carry a pre-agreement Smith & Wesson model 60 in an inside the waist band holster. When that's totally out of the question—two hours in a dentist's chair, for example—I drop my Walther PPK in a jacket pocket.

All other things being equal, I'd openly carry my pre-agreement model 629 in a low-riding hip holster.

April 13, 2003, 10:11 PM
The featherweight Kel Tec P32 in shorts, or when I absolutely must be concealed (pocket carry).

Kahr MK9 when I have loose dockers slacks and might feel where I am going would put me in harms way.

G19, when bulky wear allows.

G19 if my state allowed CCW, all the time, except for summer wear.

Perfect CCW? A slim single stack version of a G26, with a slightly shorter barrel. Wait a tick? Am I describing a PM9? Maybe, after Kahr gets the bugs out of it. I would rather have a Glock however.

David S
April 14, 2003, 12:00 AM
standing wolf, tell me about your know i love any pics?

Alan Fud
April 14, 2003, 01:04 AM
To answer the original question -- YEP! Different modes of dress (dress pants, tucked in shirt & tie VS jeans & untucked shirt), require different CCW's ...
... I usually carry one of the above.

Ala Dan
April 14, 2003, 03:16 AM
I always plan on making preparations to carry my
beloved .45 caliber SIG-Sauer P220A. Sometimes
its tough; but I always manage!:uhoh: :)

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

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