Self-Defense

Concealed Carry Clothing That Work

Concealed Carry Clothing

Concealed Carry Clothing

It is one thing to have the right to bear arms in our communities, but it is also important that lawful Americans are able to carry concealed weapons (CCW). All states are different with some requiring you to have a license to carry at all and other not. Most if not all states that allow concealed carried guns do require a special license to hide you gun while in public. Let’s face it, we carry concealed for mostly one reason, to be polite to others. This is where concealed carry clothing comes into play. You do not want to have anything that is bulky or awkwardly hanging from the body. That kind of defeats the purpose of concealing your weapon. You want concealed carry clothing that will hide your gun from others but also has quick, easy access in case you ever have to draw.

Whether you are carrying a smaller handgun being used for personal defense, or general security of personal protection, being able to have easy access to it is essential. There are many choices in clothing that can help conceal the vested holster, side holsters, and even ankle holsters. Of course, the type of concealment clothing that is worn will be based on the climate conditions in your area. Out of place clothing will be a dead giveaway that something is being hidden, even with the best of intentions.

In this lens, we will go over some good concealed carry clothing that can be used in the summer, winter and women since they have more options than men.

Please let us know what you use for your concealed carry below in the comment area.

CCW Shirts, Pants and Jackets For Men – Finding what concealed carry clothing works for you

Concealed Carry Shirt

Special made dress shirts, pants, and jackets make great concealed carry clothing for hiding firearms and magazines, depending upon the size and weight of both. The main issues of bulkiness and shifting with regular movement can often be compensated if they are placed appropriately under regular clothing. A new niche clothing line known as ‘covert’ or “conceal carry” has made protecting yourself and family a more fashionable (and comfortable) one. This includes light weight vests and jackets that are more casual wear, the bulky combat wear, shirts with hidden Velcro slats that allow access to the hidden holster below, and small holster that are the width of a full wallet.

Let’s go over some tactical clothing made just for concealing firearms.

Winter Concealed Carry Clothing

Go big and bulky with your WInter CCW

Concealed Carry Coat

Carrying your CCW in the winter is a lot easier for most people. Most people already have a coat, jacket or sweatshirt on. Bulky clothing make it easy to conceal. For winter or heavier outerwear, concealment jackets that resemble flight work jackets have several hidden Velcro pockets that provide the perfect parking places for your firearm and ammunition. While on the subject of Velcro, men and women can get pants that have a breakaway pocket carry feature that will securely holster their gun as well as Velcro attachments for knives, pepper spray, etc. With each pair of pants sold, instructions on proper attaching and positioning of your concealed weapons are included.

Women Concealed Carry Clothing

Women CCW holsters and purses

ccw purse

Women, on the other hand, have a slightly more difficult time with practical concealment of their firearms. Because women’s builds are primarily shapelier than the stockiness of men, it can “advertise” the fact that she has something a bit more involved than a hairbrush. The more fitted and sheer/light weight clothing didn’t help matters. Until recently, women had been stuck with either wearing unisex style clothing or adaptive men’s holsters to uncomfortably hide the fact they were packing. Today, there are compression “underwear” that lies flat against the body truly concealing the shape of their guns and magazines. The compression shorts is a back holster under short that can be worn under any type of clothing including dresses and shorts, lying high and flat against the lower back and above the buttocks for comforts and easy access. The front sling of the thunderwear sits low below the belly while still providing coverage for even low waist pants and shorts. Made from cotton for comfort and surgical elastic for durability, they are designed to last. A tank top with a side holster sewn in near the underarm can also conceal a small gun comfortably and completely.

Concealed Carry Holsters for Women – Options for the ladies

For women who feel more complete or others that may need to carry some additional items with them but don’t want to be bothered with a bag or brief case, a jogger’s conceal pouch can fit the bill to hold your gun as well as other things you need to carry on your body. Here are some ideas.

Women are also known for having “pocket cleavage” that can conceal smaller items of defense such as pepper spray or small guns. They can be attached to either the front or sides of the bra making access very easy. Another concealing device would be the belly bands or under wraps. They are made from the same materials and the undergarment ones and being thin, they can be placed high, under the breast or lower on the body to hide not only the gun and small magazine but other valuables such as credit cards and money. Men have an under wrap that has shoulder straps and a side holster for their piece. So here are some of the best carry conceal options for women.

In Closing

Safety and security is always a concern but one doesn’t want to advertise the fact that have a concealed weapon or look as if they are agents on the prowl. Being well prepared while being practical can be achieved with the right concealed carry clothing.

Don’t forget to tell us what you use to for concealment and how you like it below.

Tips for Women to Stay Safe in Parking Lots

Parking lots are crime prone areas, and women have higher risks of getting attacked in these places especially at night, or if they are alone, are preoccupied texting and fiddling with their phones, are carrying a lot of baggage and when they are holding children. Since you really can’t avoid driving in and out of parking lots, keep in mind the following tips to avoid becoming a victim in these places.

First, be careful where you park, choose parking lots that are well-lighted and if possible have attendants. Park in a spot near the entrance of a building or mall you will be entering and avoid parking spots located at the farthest part of a parking lot and spots that are hidden from view by trucks or vans.

When you park, keep your doors locked, make sure you don’t have valuable items strewn inside your car that might attract unwanted attention. Remove your key from the ignition, put it in your pocket or purse but never leave it inside even if you won’t be gone long. Before coming out, do a quick scan of your surroundings, and if possible have a canister of pepper spray at hand. When you leave your car, make sure it is locked.

Remember the location of your car and take note of the cars parked beside yours. Do not linger around your car calling, texting or checking your make-up, do these inside the building or place you are headed. When walking away from your car and to it, be alert and walk with confidence and purpose.

Do not hesitate, looking around as if you are unsure of where you are or where you are headed. These can attract the attention of an assailant and can mark you as a potential victim. Even if you are unsure, do not show it; make it look like you know what you are doing.

When going back to your car and you have a lot of baggage with you, do not be shy or too proud to ask the help of an employee to carry your bags for you. Once you reached your car, do not take it from him, let him deposit the items in your trunk or on the backseat of your car. It will be safer this way since you won’t have to fumble all the way to your car, putting yourself at risk.

Once you locate your car, quickly scan the surrounding area again, and have your car key in your hand and ready before heading towards it. If you feel ill at ease and you see suspicious people loitering near your car or idling in theirs, back off and ask for assistance from a police officer, remaining calm and collected while doing so. Also, do not approach people asking for help, if you think they really need assistance call a police officer or 911 instead. Once you are inside your car, lock the doors immediately and drive away. Do not linger inside, checking lists or making them or doing other things.

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