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Concealed Carry in Business Attire

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CmdrSlander, Jul 27, 2012.

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  1. CmdrSlander

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    So, I normally carry a full sized M1911 in a Cross Breed SuperTuck, with an un-tucked shirt concealing the exposed parts of the holster and firearm. It used to be that I could get away with an un-tucked shirt at work so long as I wore nice pants and a clean, pressed dress shirt, however, a new job function that has been assigned to me requires that a suit be worn at times, and thus, my shirt must be tucked in. I might be missing something but I think this renders my current carry set up unusable.

    What are my other options? Do I need to get a smaller gun and pocket carry?
     
  2. 627PCFan

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    I take it carry is not allowed per company policy?
     
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    It is. [To Clarify: It is allowed. That is what I originally meant.]
     
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    Pocket carry of a j frame is as close to deep concealment as your going to come. Def ditch waistband carry of all kinds
     
  6. ShadowsEye

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    Why not tuck the supertuck or make the conscious decision to leave your jacket on when you want to be concealed?
     
  7. CmdrSlander

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    It IS NOT prohibited. I am on excellent terms with the management and have their blessing.
     
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    That is certainly an option.
     
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    Where did I state that? I don't see that anywhere.
     
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    I agree with ShadowsEye... Why not tuck it in? I'm kind of wondering why you bought a tuckable holster to not tuck in a shirt. Have you tried it? If you need to wear a suit, then keep your jacket on. Or, perhaps, if that's just unbearable, you could get a nice, lighter jacket to where over your business attire.

    I'm no fan of only pocket carry. It can and should be avoided. If nothing else, I wouldn't rule out purchasing another CCW, but nothing pocketable.
     
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    Something has to cover the weapon completely and if not wearing a jacket then that is the untucked shirt. A light jacket may be the way to go though.
     
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    When I had to wear a suit at work, I used to carry a compact sized weapon in Thunderwear......
     
  13. JoeShmoe

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    The Supertuck is designed to tuck your shirt over the gun and inside the clips inside the waist band. When done correctly it looks like a normally tucked in dress shirt. Carry the gun at a forward cant, behind the hip, tuck your shirt between the gun and waist band, and blouse your shirt just a bit. To draw, pull your shirt out with your support hand while drawing with your strong hand.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sba22lojGbw
     
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    I used a neoprene shoulder holster under my tux shirt with a jacket over it for weddings for a while when I was doing some photography on the side. I don't really care about the cost of a $70 shirt when I have to use my pistol to save my life. It is much more concealable that people think
     
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    When I used to "suit/sportcoat carry" I used a leather pancake holster. I found that my Colt Combat Commander was a bit bulky for this so I usually opted for a smaller piece.
     
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    Police detectives, US Marshals, FBI agents and Secret Service do it all the time, everyday. :D

    And I do believe they are issued full-size service pistols and some carry 1911s.
     
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    They are spendy if you need a bunch of them but those tee shirts with the holsters do work well and will easily conceal a pistol under a dress shirt if it isn't to tight. It is probably about as fast as some of the other deep concealment options already given.
     
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    This is the best and easiest answer. It's why tuckable holsters were invented!

    I carry a 5" Gov't model that way frequently.
     
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    Since your company allows carrying a sidearm and you have to wear a suit, there is no reason to go with a crotch or underwear girdle holster and carry subcaliber miniature gun. A proper IWB or even OWB holster can conceal most full size handgun. Like another poster said, the USSS, FBI, and various federal agents do it all the time.

    When I do have to wear a suit to business or social functions, I carry one of my Smith & Wesson K frame revolvers in a 5shot leather or Lobo gunleather OWB holsters. For whatever reason, a revolver is easier to carry under a fitted jacket than a semi auto of the same size. I've carried K frames with 2", 2.5" and 3" and have never been noticed. Buy your coat jacket one size bigger and you will be fine.

    A friend of mine who used to work in a very gun UNFRIENDLY/PROHIBITIVE environment carried a full size 1911 in a Milt Sparks Summer Special everyday for many years. His job required wearing a sport coat or suit jacket so concealment was not an issue for him.
     
  21. marklmurray

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    +1 This is what I use. It works.
     
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    Many police officers opt for a shoulder holster. They also wear a coat all the time.
     
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    You could get a DeSantis tuckable holster. That's what I use when I absolutely have to have my shirt tucked.
     
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    I would just wear a three piece suit and wear an IWB holster. I have carried an XD9SC that way and taken off my jacket. The vest conceals the IWB holster and weapon perfectly well. You'll want to wear darker colors (charcoal, navy, black) and avoid pinstripes if you can though. The other option would be an ankle holster, but having tried that I am not a fan.
     
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    IWB holster under the suit jacket. This is my normal "go to meetin'" mode of carry. The other six days of the week are an OWB and untucked shirt.
     
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