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Concealed Carry Clothiers Vests

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Kentucky Rifle, Jan 1, 2003.

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  1. Kentucky Rifle

    Kentucky Rifle Member In Memoriam

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    "The right to WEAR arms" is their motto. Pretty cute play on words, I thought. I'd like to recommend these vests as concealment vests that "really work". I purchased the women's model for my wife for Christmas and I couldn't help but order the men's "Double Action" model for myself. One "IP" or internal holster is provided with each vest, but I ordered more for different size pistols. The internal holsters are made of stiff cloth and are held in position by the strongest velcro I've ever felt. You have to find the position that best fits you and your pistol but once you do, your pistol isn't going anywhere! (Until you need it!)
    The women's model has nine pockets. (Not all with velcro.) The double action has a couple of pockets less, but I can draw from the inside or the outside on both the left or right sides. A couple of nice features are worth mentioning. The "arm holes" are cut high enough to conceal a shoulder holster and a velcro "wind strip" holds the front of the vest together in case of a stiff breeze. (Even when it's unbuttoned!) In other words, your belt holster won't be accidentally exposed. We're very happy with our Concealed Carry Clothiers vests. Well worth the price.

    KR
     
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    they look goofy and stand out to me.
     
  4. Kentucky Rifle

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    Eap...

    Well, I guess "goofy" is in the eye of the beholder. Or maybe someone who can't afford a good concealment vest. We love ours.

    KR
     
  5. eap

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    edit* :neener:
     
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  6. Kentucky Rifle

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    Now, now eap...

    Remember the name of the website, "The High Road". Sounds like you're the one getting hot.:D

    KR
     
  7. another okie

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    The classic model is very traditional looking, and doesn't really scream "gun" the way some do. Unfortunately the standard models are too short for tall people. I'm 6'2" and the vest just barely covers IWB, so if I bend at all it uncovers. They will make longer models if specially requested.

    I think the pockets are not useful for anything heavier than a Kel-tec P32.
     
  8. Kentucky Rifle

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    Okie...

    I'm 6'3" and I ordered a 2" longer model. I just KNEW that I would "brandish" when I bent over if I ordered the regular length. I believe that only cost me 20 bucks more. And, I thought the same thing when I received mine regarding it only being good for carrying something REALLY light, like a P-32. But I've experimented with the velcro holster pockets. You have to move the holster around until you find what's comfortable for you. I did that, and now I can carry a J-frame pretty well. You have to find the "sweet-spot". I ordered the "Double Action", but I think it would be the same for the "Classic" model. I also ordered ours made from "Taslan". I think that's a cotton/nylon blend. I'm still not quite sure that I did the right thing. I usually ALWAYS order non-flamable cotton clothing. I don't want to have to worry that my nylon is melting on me if I auger in...(again) while I'm running.:eek:
    (The pilots on the board will understand.:) )

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    I'm thinkin' about one....

    But more research is going to be needed.
     
  10. bobw

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    Do you think one of these vests would work ok for a sig p239? Or would that be too big and heavy?
     
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    Moving over from the "inconceivable" thread, I got the Lt Olive kinda sage green-like color. I'm on the short side, so the length is fine for me. Bobw, a Sig239 is one of the guns I'm going to try out in this vest. I'd don't think the size is going to be as much as a concern as the weight will be.
     
  12. Kentucky Rifle

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    Both "Bob's"... :)

    With a heavier pistol, I put a loaded spare mag and sometimes my Sebenza on the opposite side to "balance" things out. Works well. I wore mine again last night and nobody "made" me. I even had a large pistol on my hip that the vest covered up nicely. I nearly went for the sage green color too, but since a longer size was going to have to be made up for me anyway, I chose the charcoal taslan. Looks nice. Works well.
    By the way. "CCC" offers something that they call a "wind strip", it too works well. The wind strip is just a ~2 inch velcro thing on the front that keeps the wind from blowing the vest open and exposing your belt pistol, even if the vest is unbuttoned. It's a good option. I don't remember the cost, but it was inexpensive.

    KR
     
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    First, let me say you guys... I am SMILING while I'm typing. This isn't meant to be a flame, or an insult... I just want to add a dose of reality here... Because I care.

    I am glad you guys like your "Tropical Vests", and I guess MAYBE in other parts of the country it's possible that people who AREN'T carrying wear those, but here in the Southeast, EVERYONE who's wearing a vest of that style is totin'...

    In fact, the only other styles of vest anybody around here wears is either the "I wanna be a cowboy" vest or the "I wanna be a biker" vest. Other than that, vests are only worn if they're blue and say "Hi, welcome to WalMart". :D

    If you guys seriously think this vest doesn't SCREAM "GUN", then either you spend most of your time around fellow gun owners, or you're just kidding yourself.

    Love ya! Mean it! ;)
     
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    what onslaught said.;)
     
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    Well, golly gee, eap maybe you shouldn't get one then.

    Here in the midwest I see a lot of people wearing all sorts of vests. I don't think they are all packing heat or want to be cowboy bikers.

    As I said in another thread, I'll wear this "dry" for a while to see if it attracts undue attention.

    Anyhow, I think I look good in a vest, it gives me that "savage & masterful" air...;)
     
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    I'm reaching the conclusion here that there are some people who think these vests are a good idea & some that think they are a bad idea.

    Imagine that...
     
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    Well, back in the early 90's I used to often wear vests just because I liked them. I still think they look nice, even if they're not in style right now. I don't consider myself to be a hip, in-style person, anyway.

    How do you know all the people wearing vests like these are carrying? Even if that's true, do you think everybody else thinks "gun" when they see somebody wearing one?
     
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    Not trying to be "hatefull" but I have one and I do not much care for it. The pockets really are not much good for anything other than a P32 or a Smith Airweight. If somebody tries to say otherwise have them throw one on and do jumping jacks in it and you will see what I mean. That said the quality of the vests are quite good, just not what I was looking for.
     
  19. KMKeller

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    The vest just doesn't cut it for me, sorry KR. It has nothing to do with quality and usefulness, strictly style and what I usually wear doesn't blend. But to each his own and I'm glad it works for you. I prefer a heavy denim shirt left untucked.
     
  20. Kentucky Rifle

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    Hey Guy's..

    Nothing wrong with honest posts like that!

    KMKeller: Funny that you should put it that way~~I'm dressed just like that right now! :)

    Tobeat1: Long time since I've done any quantity of jumping jacks! I don't think I'd want a vest on during jumping jacks anyway!:D

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    I've been wondering about this: does anyone make a vest like one you'd wear with a 3 pc suit (Sean Connery's "Spendid Waistcoat") out of Kevlar or the like? Sort of an executive protection kinda thing?
     
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    Vests

    I often wear vests of the safari/camping/hiking/photojournalist variety...you know the sort, with zillions of pockets, epaulets, etc.

    I know they scream "gun." I even had a police officer tell me so when I was stopped for a minor traffic violation. Before he even asked for my driver's license he asked if I was carrying a weapon and if I had a CCW (the answer was "yes" on both counts). He told me anytime he or his fellow officers see someone in that kind of vest they automatically assume they're armed. I later spent some time volunteering as a Reserve Deputy with the local Sheriff's Office and heard the same thing there.

    All that said...I LOVE those vests! Maybe I have latent fantasies of becoming a professional photog, I don't know, but I really like them for their comfort and utility. (And I love bobs1066's comment about a "savage and masterful air"...that is excellent!)

    I do laugh when attending gunshows...it's there that I see tons of folks in these vests...otherwise, my sightings of fellow vest-wearers are few and far between!

    For what it's worth, I do sometimes just wear a fleece pullover, anorak, or just an untucked shirt for concealed-carry. With this nice little cold snap we're having in Alabama this month, I think I'm going to look into a fleece vest as both a warmth layer and a new concealed-carry garment! :)

    I'm enjoying the commentary on the Concealed Carry Clothiers vests, too, as I've seen their catalog and am interested in ordering.

    (Sorry to ramble on so long here!) :)
     
  23. tobeat1

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    Hey KR, I think you completely missed the point of the jamping jack EXAMPLE... :D
     
  24. Kentucky Rifle

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    Tobeat...

    No, I didn't miss it. And I damn near tried it!:D

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    Your ribs would be sore if you did. ;) My point was that when I tried to pack my P239 in one pocket and my wallet, spare mag and keys in the other the vest did not "hang" right on the body and when I walked the vest did not move with me like normal clothes do. Its fine as a covering garment but the pockets are almost useless to me.
     
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