Recommendations for concealed carry in professional attire

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by ItalianGator, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    With or without Mandarin collar? lol
  2. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

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  3. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    I've heard nothing but good about Cross Breed Holsters. They're supposed to be great at concealing fairly large pistols. Most everyone agrees they're super-funny-looking though, but it won't be seen when wearing it anyway :^)
  4. Boreal

    Boreal Monkey+

    Another vote for Cross Breed. I don't have one personally but I know several people that do and they absolutely love them. Most of the guys are LEO with stacks and stacks of every holster imaginable, yet they love their Cross Breeds.
  5. RemoteC4

    RemoteC4 Monkey+

    I didn't notice anybody mention this, but something else to think of is the 5.11 Tactical Stow-Away Holster Shirt. I have one that I occasionally cary my Sig 228 in. It's pretty breathable material, and I have worn it in the heat before. Undo two front buttons ona dress shirt and you can draw it out just like a shoulder holster. Not my favorite way to carry, but it does work...

  6. ItalianGator

    ItalianGator Monkey+

    Fairly decided

    I've gotten a lot of good suggestions. Based on what I've read and discovered on the Internet, I'm fairly set on purchasing a white SmartCarry Secure model. It may not get me the quickest draw possible, but I had to trade that off for deep concealment. Being in a professional setting, sometimes in large crowds with people bumping up to me, and keeping away "signs" of gun belts/clips/etc. to the trained eyes that may be around (some clients are military), I think this deep concealment option is going to be the best choice. Having kids that may not have the mind to keep quiet when they bump a gun in an IWB holster may result in bringing some unwanted attention from an anti-gunner within earshot of my kids.

    After I finally get my permit reinstated and the holster worn in for a bit, I'll drop a line and share an honest experience. I'm hopeful that I have found a good option and won't have to revisit this topic.
  7. TaxPhd

    TaxPhd Monkey+

    Dress clothes (shirt tucked) and no jacket are going to make this difficult. A 92? Even the compact - fugeddaboutit!!

    Save some money, buy a 642, and go pocket or ankle carry.
  8. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    Another vote for Crossbreed Supertuck.

    I've carried for 35 years and have never found an IWB that was so comfortable...or concealable...I carry a G-19 and rarely notice it is there.
  9. ItalianGator

    ItalianGator Monkey+


    I thought I'd share with everybody the result of my decision. I took everybody's advice and sought out to learn more about every option. I probably took much longer than was necessary in making the decision simply because there were some good options and I don't have all the money in the world to invest in the top 3. I had to go with just 1 for now and I wanted that to be a good choice.

    In the end, I decided on the SmartCarry holster. I chose this one largely because it seemed to be the best suited for deep concealment, a requirement I had being that I often wear professional attire where it's also too hot to wear a jacket. With it on, even with my large handgun (Beretta 92F Compact), there's next to no indication that I have it with me.

    And to be honest, the holster is so comfortable there are many times I don't even realize that it's on. I've also had no problem doing yard work, heavy lifting, etc. And because of its moisture protection, even the heavy sweat of working on a hot day keeps my handgun dry.

    If anybody else is considering a deep concealment holster, I would recommend this as an option.
    E.L. likes this.
  10. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    Thanks for the update. Glad you got it sorted out and you've come up with a comfortable and workable option.

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