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02-27-2010, 15:55
Not sure if I should post this here, or in the competition forum, but I need input from other ladies who do practical shooting.

I'm a new shooter, and did my first match last fall. At the time, the weather was cool, so I just wore my gore-tex jacket for a "concealment garment". But when the weather warms up, I'll be looking for other options. Sure, I can just go with the standard "Tacti-Cool" vest, but I'd like to explore other options. I'm even toying with the idea of sewing something up myself.

What do you ladies wear for your concealment requirement in competition?

03-04-2010, 18:36
I'm just a guy, but I found the travel vests from places like TravelSmith are functional, fitted by gendar and not so "tactical" looking.

Welcome to GlockTalk and shooting IDPA. GSSF is a lot of fun too.

03-04-2010, 21:27
My wife uses one of these. Boyt Womens Safari Vest. You can get from Boyt here:

But its much cheaper here:

Good length. Doesn't look tactical. Depending on your holster setup, you may have to go one size larger than you normally wear. My wife got a small at first. Fit her great without her gear, but her drop and offset holster poked out quite a bit. She went to a medium and it was perfect.

03-05-2010, 05:56
I have observed several of the women and some of the men shooters just wearing the typical Florida t-shirt with a longer button up shirt as their concealment garment. Seems to work ok, and being more light weight, it is a whole lot cooler in summer than my SUPER DOUBLE NOUGHT SPY TACTICOOL VEST:wow:

03-08-2010, 16:00
I know one lady who shoots a pink M&P who had someone that makes concealed carry vests make her a pink vest. Looks nice though I've never been into pink.

Myself I got a Woolrich Elite Series Lightweight Discreet Carry Vest that I have used. I don't think it looks too tactical and have actually worn the OD green one & a black one for CCW.

Expensive but Concealed Carry Clothing makes a nice women's vest.

Also the Dale Hunnicut vests which were designed for IDPA has an interesting looks & colors.

Or as others have said, go with a shirt you can pull back. Just make sure if you're at a big state/regional shoot it covers the gun & holster when you lift your arms. They do check at those matches.

03-11-2010, 07:25
Silly Hawaiian shirts (the print keeps one from printing) over a tanktop. generally have to sew a couple pennies in the bottom below the buttons/holes in order to get it to swing out or the way instead of catching on gear.