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Do you have a different Gun for modes of dress?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by David S, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. David S

    David S Well-Known Member

    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.....

    WESHOOT2 Well-Known Member


    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.
  3. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. Erik Jensen

    Erik Jensen Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. cool45auto

    cool45auto Well-Known Member

    No. I carry my Beretta always.

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

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    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.
  7. bad_dad_brad

    bad_dad_brad Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. David S

    David S Well-Known Member

    standing wolf, tell me about your PPK...............you know i love them...........got any pics?
  9. Alan Fud

    Alan Fud Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    With my wardrobe,

    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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