by Paxton Delany - Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Incorporating a concealed gun into your daily life may require a lifestyle change. You will need to consider your wardrobe, versus your carry mode, and choose the appropriate attire that will keep your firearm concealed and still provide you with a level of comfort and security as you go about your daily routine. Here are the basic principles to follow when selecting concealment clothing:
Appropriate for the Occasion
Always wear clothing that is appropriate for the occasion. It should blend in with the style and type of clothing that is appropriate to the weather and the circumstances. A lightweight sport coat worn to conceal a gun in a hip holster would fit in an office or city street, but would be totally inappropriate on a beach or a jogging trail. If you have a coat on and everyone else is wearing nothing but t-shirts, you’ll certainly stand out and attract the attention of any reasonably observant person.
Loose clothing will hide the signs or bulges that may alert the casual observer that you are carrying a gun. It will also make it easier for you to access and draw your gun if needed. Yet, you must also keep in mind that clothing that is excessively loose can draw unwanted attention and gather in folds that may actually impede the draw.