Concealed carry clothing

by Neal Allen
(Louisville KY)

Available in different neck styles and colors

Available in different neck styles and colors

For years I have carried my Glock 23 when wearing casual clothing but have been forced to choose a different weapon (Bersa 380)when wearing dressier business attire. I really did not like this option, as a sense of responsibility dictated that I be equally proficient with both weapons. I do love shooting, but feeding two concealed carry weapons, with what I feel is adequate practice, has become expensive.

Having to alternate carry weapon choices is no longer an issue thanks to my UnderTech shirts. I was skeptical when first hearing of these T-Shirts, believing them to be uncomfortable and inadequate in securing my weapon properly. I bought one for testing and was pleasantly surprised.

It's designed to carry left or right-handed. The tight-fitting, Under Armour-type material is comfortable and moisture wicking. The holster compresses the weapon tightly to your body and with a snap strap over the grip it's not going anywhere unless I intend for it to. I have even had to jog short distances and not been uncomfortable. After a small modification, I carry an extra magazine in the off-hand holster. Since it's open on the bottom, I stitched it up using some thread my wife had around the house. It's been washed 50 - 80 times by now and no problems with my mod.

It did take some time, and practice, to learn to present the weapon smoothly. It will never be as smooth as my Blackhawk SERPA holster, but with practice I feel comfortable that I could have my weapon presented in adequate time to defend myself. I have to be sure to not wear tailored shirts with the wide frame Glock, but I now have a comfortable carry alternative when wearing a tucked in dress shirt.

Beware of imitators. I have seen some of the "relaxed fit" ones. I tried one on at a gun show recently. While it has an adequate holster, having the heavy Glock 23 beating on my ribcage with every step I take is not a price I am willing to pay to carry.

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