Looking for the right concealed carry clothing? “Dressing around the gun” is a popular maxim in the concealed carry community. While choosing the right handgun is important, so does the idea of finding the right clothing which, while preserving one’s good looks, can also lend adequate concealment to the handgun you’re trying to conceal.
The contention, however, is to find concealed carry clothing that does not draw undue attention to yourself. Concealment is half of the bottle though. Aside from being detectable, it must also be easily accessible to the wearer to draw it out when the situation demands.
Luckily, there is a rising interest in the fashionable side of concealed carry over the years. With concealment, accessibility and being able to blend in with the crowd in style are concerned, the following types of concealed carry clothing are definitely worth a look.
Concealed Carry Shirt. You will be wearing a shirt or, to women, a blouse when out and about. Concealed carry shirts, however, are unique in a sense that they hide what’s not to be shown in the open while offering the same comfort and charm as what normal shirts do. When choosing one, always consider fabric thickness and color. Go for darker shirts as they leave less print and hide the dark outline of a firearm. During warm summer and springs, linen or cotton will make great choices as they keep you cool.
This 5.11 Tactical Men’s Covert Performance Shirt is made of modal-polyester garment that’s so comfortable. Cut long and with breakaway side vents and snap-front center, it is perfect for hiding a firearm while easing access to it.
For women who prefer perfectly fitted to the body, this law-approved GrayStone Holster Concealed Carry Tank Top Shirt makes an excellent choice. Made of polyester+spandex material, it offers both maximum concealment and easy-reach ambidextrous quick-draw mechanism. It’s multi-magazine pockets are fantastic in carrying smartphones and other devices. Simply add a layer of blouse or tunic and you’re good to go.
Concealed Carry Undershirt. Some pro-guns, however, prefer to tuck their handguns underneath. This makes a good concealed carry undershirt as a viable option. Take this UnderTech Undercov Concealment Women’s Midriff Half Tank (T1328). It works as a bra and as a concealment garment allowing immediate access to one’s handgun with a button-down shirt loose blouse. It features ambidextrous access and has been worn by FBI, DEA, TSA, Secret Service women operatives.
For men, this GrayStone Holster Shirt Concealed Carry Clothing for Men is as efficient as its looks. It does not only provide concealment and ease of access, it also exudes warmth and comfort making it an excellent undershirt during cold days or even as a standalone shirt during hot days.\
When wearing a skirt, denim short, sweat pants or slacks, the Undertech Undercover Women’s Concealment Shorts is the perfect concealed carry clothing without needing the aid of a bulky belt or belly band. Still built around the idea of compression precision, it provides extra level security and comfort to conceal a handgun, two if you can as it has identical holsters for an ambidextrous mechanism.
For the boys, however, this Helikon-Tex Urban Line Tactical Shorts offer the same level of concealment and accessibility when it’s stifling hot. Anyone can easily blend into a summer crowd without disclosing the firearm hidden on the velcro-secured belt area or inside the pocket. Feel free to choose from the variety of colors available to complete your look.
Concealed Carry Jeans. For those who prefer long pants, jeans or slacks, it is wise to take a good look of the waistband’s construction as well as the belt loops. It must be sturdy enough to support the added weight and strain of a holster. This 5.11 Men’s Stryke Pant with Flex-Tac is one of the most widely used tactical pants as concealed carry clothing. Think two-way mechanical stretch fabric, fully-gusseted crotch, articulated knees, self-adjusting tunnel waistband, and 12 smart pockets. Aside from concealment, it offers superior motion range essential in time of active work. Blending in is surely easy on this one.
Wearing tactical pants, however, can be quite unbecoming to women while hobnobbing with the usual crowd. This UnderTech Undercover Women’s Original Concealment Leggings (T1553) makes an excellent concealed carry clothing with a fashionable aplomb. Made of polyester-spandex fabric, it comes with dual holsters allowing you ease of carry in front or at the back. Women can now go grocery shopping, walk their dog or work out without any qualms. It can also be worn with a layered top and boots for a night out with family or friends.
In A Nutshell
Without a doubt, carrying a concealed firearm requires a huge responsibility. Apart from following state-sanctioned laws, choosing the right concealed carry clothing will spell a lot of difference in hiding what needs to be hidden while ensuring ease of access during confrontation or an impending attack. The list above will help address your concern. In all these, however, it is important to keep in mind that there’s more to just strapping a handgun to your hip. So, be responsible.