Hopefully the Texas Legislature will consider and then enact Open Carry in Texas in the next session (if you live in Texas and believe that “shall not infringe” means exactly that in the second amendment, please sign the petition to urge the Texas State Legislature to pass Open Carry in Texas).
Until then, I’m always looking for better and more comfortable ways to conceal carry.
My new sleevless Guntee Concealed Carry T-shirt arrived in the mail today.
Quite a few of my biker friends highly recommended this shirt as a comfortable way to conceal carry, especially while riding as a rider’s vest perfectly conceals the weapon.
The shirt is a heavyweight cotton shirt with reinforced seams and the conceal patch is hand made to protect your side.
My Springfield XD .45 ACP Compact (w/ 5″ barrel) is a hefty conceal hand gun, and probably about as big as you really want to go with this t-shirt.
Worn under another larger t-shirt, polo, or button down shirt the weapon was even better supported and the printing was very minimal. I wore it to run a few errands today (beneath a black t-shirt) and I doubt anybody was able to tell or know that I was carrying a concealed handgun.
The shirt is available in black or white (but they are all sleeveless) and the conceal patch can be made for left- or right-hand draw.
My t-shirt conceal patch was not big enough initially to fully hold my .45 — the trigger guard was too wide for the opening. However, the pouch is sewn with a triple seam, so I just removed the inner seam which was just enough to allow my weapon to be fully seated.
My weapon feels secure and it was easy enough to lift my outer shirt to draw the weapon quickly from the pouch.
For day-to-day carry — especially since I ride everywhere I go — I think this might be a good alternative to many waist/belt holsters for a lot of people. I’ll have to give it a try for a few weeks before deciding (I bought two, the other in white).
- 3/18/2009 -- Second Amendment Bills in the Texas 81st Legislature (7)
- 9/29/2011 -- Gun Crimes Keep Going Down Despite Increase in Gun Sales (4)
- 4/15/2010 -- Jerry Patterson on the Right to Own and Bear Arms in Texas (6)
- 1/31/2009 -- Concealed Carry Saves Lives (6)
- 1/5/2011 -- 2nd Amendment Bills in the 82nd Texas Legislature (0)