Dress for Carry
Reader Question: Do you dress around a particular gun that you are most comfortable carrying or do you have different guns you would carry based on the season?
Answer: Covering a concealed handgun from the world is an important factor of concealed carry, especially in states where the unintentional showing of a gun can cause the carrier problems. Not long ago, I discussed how I changed the way I dressed to accommodate carrying a concealed handgun.
To answer this question, I dress around carrying on my strong side in an IWB holster. If I’m carrying my Kimber Ultra Carry, I usually have it in a Milt Sparks Versa Max II. I sometimes carry a Colt 1991 in a CrossBreed SuperTuck, which is also the rig I use when I shoot in IDPA matches.
I believe in carrying the same gun, at least the same type of gun, in the same way at all times, which is why I usually have a 1911-style handgun in .45 ACP. The only time that I break from this belief is when I step outside to do a quick errand, such as getting something from the truck, checking the mail or picking up a single item at the store. On those times, I will drop an LCP into a pocket holster and head out the door.
In conclusion, I do not change handguns according to the season. I decided a long time ago, that I wanted to carry a .45, and I dress accordingly.