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Old 04-12-2015, 21:51   #1
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recommend shirts for carrying

Hi all new to the forum. searched for this and didn't see anything. Maybe I missed it. but what type of shirts do you guys use for carrying in the summer?
I am getting back into carrying everyplace I go again. Winter is no problem but summer time I am not sure what type of shirts will work best.
I am carrying a Glock 23 with a mid ride paddle OWB holster at the 8 oclock position.
what would be the best type of shirt to wear?
Is there a particular shirt you guys use that doesn't print the fact you are carrying? In the past I have noticed I have a habit of tugging at my shirts on the side I carry to make sure its covered or it shows when I bend over. Im trying to avoid that and looking for your thoughts on what type of shirt to wear.

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Old 04-13-2015, 08:40   #2
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I think body type figures into this a bit, but really, any shirt that you would wear untucked works for me. I little pattern helps, but isn't that critical unless carrying something large.

Even a thin, patterned golf shirt can cover well. More is offered from a button up shirt with a thicker fabric.

You may need to go to a larger shirt to get a bit more length and width.

If carrying IWB, not so hard. OWB is more challenging, and you may need to go up a size in shirt to get the length and width to avoid outlining the gun.

Here's a link of official "carry shirts" from 511 tactical, so you can see the size pattern and duplicate with commonly available shirts http://www.511tactical.com/apparel/s...led-carry.html
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:17   #3
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I've carried IWB using polo shirts for work, tucking them in. Works great. When it's cooler out I wear long sleeve shirts, again tucking them. I've also worn t-shirts untucked and tucked, and flannel tucked and untucked. The secret for me is to wear longer shirts so there is enough material to either tuck well or to keep the gun covered as I move if the shirt is untucked.

I carry at 3:30 or 4:00 if that makes a difference.
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I wear untucked Polo brand shirts. They have a longer tail in the back. I have them in long and short sleeve versions.
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Old 04-13-2015, 12:42   #5
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For t-shirts, check out the "Longtail-Ts" from Duluth Trading Company. These t-shirts are an extra 3 inches (or so) longer than regular t-shirts. They are also a heavier fabric than most. So, they drape nicely, and you really never have to worry about exposing your EDC, even if you bend over.

http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/m...er-shirts.aspx
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Old 04-13-2015, 13:57   #6
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I use normal t-shirts.
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Old 04-13-2015, 14:35   #7
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I carry strong-side IWB. I wear a smooth, wicking undershirt (tucked in) and usually a "Camp Shirt" as my cover garment.
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I have good luck with "Tall" marked button ups. Avoid those with the scallops on the sides. Patterns help break up any printing. I get mine on Ebay usually. Big and Tall stores are just way too expensive.

The tactical companies make okay products, but I find their products to be too stiff, although the weighted bottoms are a good idea.
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Old 04-13-2015, 17:00   #9
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Camp shirts. I use them all spring and summer. Never an issue.
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Thanks a lot guys this really helps me get an idea what to look for. In my last job where I needed to carry we always had to wear suit jackets and shoulder holsters so carrying concealed on the waist is a little new to me.

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A shirt with some detail may draw the eye away from a potential printing issue

Carry Issues

and a print may help with printing too.


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A shirt with some detail may draw the eye away from a potential printing issue

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and a print may help with printing too.


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Thanks a lot guys this really helps me get an idea what to look for. In my last job where I needed to carry we always had to wear suit jackets and shoulder holsters so carrying concealed on the waist is a little new to me.

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LA Police ear has 5.11 shirts on sale for 18.95. I just bought 4-5 new ones.
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Summer is fast coming here in VT and I have to decide how to CCW my G17. My current OWB 2:30 carry won't work with a T-shirt. I may CCW at 11:00 with no holster.
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