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#26 Joe4d

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 06:13 PM

Find a solid color summer weight BDU shirt, cut off the sleeves, poof ! a vest, now go to Home depot and buy some of those super heavy two foot long zip ties, cut the tie part off, open up your vest and cut a little hole in the flap of material that has the buttons on one side holes on the other. The material is doubled, slide the zip tie in trim the length sew the little hole shut.

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 06:39 PM

I have tried quite a few different vests and the SigTac is my favorite. It's lightweight and has the pockets right where I want them.


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Posted 13 June 2008 - 10:34 PM

Which one do you gamers prefer the 5.11 or woolrich? I'm looking for one that is stiff so that is moves out of the way easier instead of crumpling up around my gun on the draw.


I've had both the 5.11 and the Woolrich. In fact, I currently have both the lightweight and heavy Woolrich. I like the heavy vest (with lots of pockets) for vacationing. You can carry a ton of crap around wally world with one of those things. Otherwise, I only wear the lightweight one during matches. It works very well for me.

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 01:10 PM

Which one do you gamers prefer the 5.11 or woolrich? I'm looking for one that is stiff so that is moves out of the way easier instead of crumpling up around my gun on the draw.


I've had both the 5.11 and the Woolrich. In fact, I currently have both the lightweight and heavy Woolrich. I like the heavy vest (with lots of pockets) for vacationing. You can carry a ton of crap around wally world with one of those things. Otherwise, I only wear the lightweight one during matches. It works very well for me.



I use the concealed carry clothiers light weight tropical vest. Synthetic, breaths well, dries fast. I use this in Phoenix AZ. on the hottest of days with no problems. Then again, I am very fit as well so YMMV. You only have to watch out on windy days as the light vest likes to flap around unless you weight the pockets alot.
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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:12 AM

It conceals, and cools.... choose from 4 smart colors.

http://www.palmflex....eluxe_vests.htm

They are great for riding on hot days but you get a lot more cooling going 85mph. Haven't tried mine at a match yet.

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 10:06 AM

I also like the Competitive Concealment one when it is hot. The lady who makes them is local to me, and she does a very good job. They aren't quite as stiff as a 5-11 in front, but if they were, they wouldn't be as cool.

http://www.competitiveconcealment.com/

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 01:19 PM

I use the concealed carry clothiers light weight tropical vest.

I alternate between the Concealed Carry Clothiers Tropical and Double Action vests. A major plus, as far as I'm concerned, is that CCC vests don't look "tactical" or "gunny". I've had several folks at IDPA matches say to me, "Wow, your vest actually look like....a vest."

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 07:42 PM

Here down in the south (Memphis, TN) we get to do fun things, like shoot our monthly match this weekend in projected 94 degree heat, at 78% humidity. And it's not even the hot part of the summer yet.

I use a Smith & Alexander vest. Very light, like a vest made out of a T-shirt, and it was only $32 or $36 (forget which) when ordered directly. I saw their advertisement in the Tactical Journal, called 'em, asked about that price, and got the discount. :)
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:57 PM

Which one do you gamers prefer the 5.11 or woolrich? I'm looking for one that is stiff so that is moves out of the way easier instead of crumpling up around my gun on the draw.


5.11 For just that reason. Sweeps great. Then after I shoot I take it off, cause its hot as hell.

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 07:02 PM

T-shirt for me in hot weather. Sweat shirt in cold weather.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 08:48 AM

I'm going to try the http://www.competitiveconcealment.com/ vest.

6-8 weeks to get one made but it should be a nice summer cover that has some nifty colors available. I hope the sweep stiffness will be as easy to add too as the 5.11 was.

I didn't like the divided pockets on the 5.11.

It was easy to remedy though. lol ... grr ... (i.e. Lost a stowed mag on a stage in the compartments but once I learned the lesson it was easy to fix). ... grrr ... rip .... I definitely have a lot of trust in the 5.11 for cooler conditions after hours of dry fire practice in air conditioned comfort but it's a hot bugger to wear in searing heat.

I look forward to the competitive concealment vest.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 09:05 AM

I believe you can make anything sweep well with practice. I use a very loose button up t shirt, Nike golf shirt actually that breathes very well and is actually what I would most likely wear for CCW.

I just grab the bottom of my shirt and sweep. No worries about bobbling my gun by sweeping high, and I get a clean draw like the shirt was never there. Takes a little practice, but doesn't everything?

I can spend more money on bullets and range time.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 09:37 AM

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 12:57 PM

I'll bet a kilt is nice and cool on a hot day.

I aint gonna try it though.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:49 PM

I'll bet a kilt is nice and cool on a hot day.

I aint gonna try it though.


Why?

Haven't got the legs for it? :roflol:
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Posted 02 July 2008 - 06:31 PM

Um, nevermind.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 05:24 AM

Um, nevermind.


What! You think you're THAT well hung? :roflol: :cheers:
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Posted 03 July 2008 - 08:04 AM

It conceals, and cools.... choose from 4 smart colors.

http://www.palmflex....eluxe_vests.htm

They are great for riding on hot days but you get a lot more cooling going 85mph. Haven't tried mine at a match yet.


I'm interested in this vest. Does it feel dry or wet or damp when wearing it?

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 08:30 AM

From the pictures I think
#1 It looks too ridiculous to be worn at a match
#2 It would have to be ordered 2 sizes too large to hang low enough to pass the "arms out" test of covering the gun.

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 11:24 PM

Um, nevermind.


What! You think you're THAT well hung? :roflol: :cheers:

That's not what I was thinking, but thanks for the compliment.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 04:35 AM

Um, nevermind.


What! You think you're THAT well hung? :roflol: :cheers:

That's not what I was thinking, but thanks for the compliment.


Don't flatter yourself. :surprise:

FWIW there was a competitor wearing a kilt at the IDPA Nationals last year.

But we digress, let's get back on track.

It's about concealment vests in hot weather.
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 06:42 AM

From the pictures I think
#1 It looks too ridiculous to be worn at a match
#2 It would have to be ordered 2 sizes too large to hang low enough to pass the "arms out" test of covering the gun.



Rob,
We often shoot in over 100 degree weather, with no shade. Out last match was only 99 degrees. So some cooling would be a good thing. As for coverage, no problem. Think IWB.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:31 AM

When it is over 85 I wear a mesh type vest.
Gun does show some at the side but no one has ever said anything to me in over 5 years
Since it is so light weight it is a disadvantage with my draw compared to the 511 or Woolrich.
This is worn only at our local club matches.
At regional or state match I use a 511 or the Woolrich, and when it is cooler weather.
Best shirt for hot weather is the Tech Wear. Great product.
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 12:39 PM

Hello: How about going to a Goodwill/thrift store and buy a old suit vest that is larger than you normally wear. I just thought of this and may try that. Thanks, Eric

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 01:30 PM

Hello: How about going to a Goodwill/thrift store and buy a old suit vest that is larger than you normally wear. I just thought of this and may try that. Thanks, Eric


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