It’s February and we have had 65 degree weather lately in Virginia …
I definitely have been missing the sun, so when it got to be warm enough to wear shorts I jumped at the chance.
Lately, I’ve gotten some great feedback from you all about summer concealed carry.
Here’s how I carry in warmer weather …
It’s Important To Realize, This Is How I Almost Always Dress When It’s Warm
I’m big on optimizing my work life because I work for myself and not producing is not an option …
One of the things that helps with that is reducing the amount of non important decisions that I have to make in the day. That’s because Decision fatigue is a real thing (it’s why Steve Jobs of Apple fame always wore the same thing).
So in the summer months I am almost always wearing a black T-shirt with some type of khaki shorts. Shoes or flip flops will complete the package depending on what I’m doing that day.
Just wanted to get that out of the way, in case someone thinks I “dressed up special” for these couple of photos.
My Every Day Carry (EDC) Is a Glock 19, Plus a Glock 17 Reload
Right now, I’ve settled on a Glock 19 (15+1 in the chamber) and a Glock 17 magazine for a reload (17 rounds) giving me a total of 33 rounds when I step out the house.
I’m testing a few things out, but I might add one more magazine/reload to the EDC in the future, but I’d be lying if I said I did that now every day.
Both the holster AND the magazine carrier are Inside-The-Waistband (IWB) and I’ll explain why I think that’s important in a moment.
Then there’s the other junk in my pockets, including the pocket knife and wallet, etc
When I first got started carrying concealed, I thought that I needed a REALLY tiny gun. But it’s just not true.
By the way I’m not the tallest guy, something like 5’5″ on a tall day and just a little heavier than 150lbs. So if I can conceal a Glock 19 size handgun, and I’m almost a midget, then you can too.
Anyways, here’s me looking really thrilled to take some pictures. I am in the middle of beating a throat infection and in need of some sunlight, so I’m not looking too great.
… is that it gives you more flexibility in not flashing your concealed carry setup. I’m moving my arms around and I can reach up onto high shelves for instance and even if my hands are totally above my head you would have to look really hard to get a glimpse of any gun.
In fact, Todd Green and some guys started a different brand of shooting competition called “Kinda Sorta Tactical Game (KSTG)” and in their rulebook this is their definition of concealed:
“Concealment: A competitor’s equipment is considered completely concealed from view when the competitor can walk ten feet, arms stretched out to the side parallel with the ground, without his pistol, ammunition, or spare ammunition carriers being directly visible to the Range Officer. The concealment garment does not have to be closed or able to close so long as it can conceal the gun per these rules.”
Which I think is a pretty cool/smart way to check how concealed your daily garments are. After all, you WILL have to move your arms around and reach and bend down and do other stuff throughout your daily life so you might as well make sure you’re actually concealed before you leave the house.
And here’s the big reveal.
I’m not sure EXACTLY where my gear is located, but it’s slightly behind the hip at 3 and 9 o’ clock as you can see here:
Anyways, that’s how I carry concealed in the summer.
If I were carrying a second, backup gun (which I have done before) it is pocket carried in the right front pocket (I put my wallet and my pocket knife in my left pocket) because I’m right handed.
How about you? I’m curious … how many of you carry extra reloads, magazines, or even a second backup gun?