by Bob Boyd - Monday, October 9, 2017
Concealed carry is often about dressing around elements of any personal-defense kit, and when autumn rolls around, users might be stuck wondering what kind of equipment to pair up with their self-defense gun. These five great items are awesome additions to any concealed-carry kit, and they also work to keep users warm and dry while still offering easy access to your personal pistol.
A. Offering weather-resistance and easy access for concealed carry, the 5.11 Tactical Sabre Jacket 2.0 boasts the company’s proprietary Quixip System for facilitating rapid access to a concealed firearm. A seam-sealed membrane keeps zippered areas waterproof, there is a removable and integrated hood and multiple storage pockets. It’s available in four colors as well as eight size options through XXXXL. MSRP: $249.99 511tactical.com
B. Compatible with Smith & Wesson M&P 9 mm and .40 S&W pistols, the Fobus 6909NDP Double Magazine Pouch utilizes a compact and lightweight design that allows users to carry two additional magazines while providing easy access for rapid reloads. An adjustable tension screw adds security while the rubberized paddle backing enhances comfort and stability. MSRP: $38.99 fobusholster.com
C. Designed with adaptability in mind, CrossBreed Holsters’ Freedom Carry inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster features a single, locking belt clip for added security. The clip also rotates freely, allowing your full-size semi-automatic to be carried in a variety of positions, including appendix carry, strong side or crossdraw. It is available in hand-dyed black cowhide, premium tan cowhide, or natural horsehide. MSRP: $64.50 crossbreedholsters.com
D. Designed as the perfect mid layer, the Propper Full Zip Tech Sweater offers warmth and comfort in a garment that’s as stylish as it is functional. The knit fleece fabric contains zippered sides along the soft, durable exterior for easy access to one’s belt, and each side pocket includes a passthrough allowing covert access to your concealed handgun. MSRP: $79.99 propper.com
E. Currently in use with U.S. and coalition forces in Southwest Asia, the Blackhawk Tactical Shemagh protects the neck and head from the sun and wind commonly associated with the desert, but it also serves as an insulator from plummeting evening temperatures, making it a versatile piece of fall gear. It is available in coyote tan or OD green. MSRP: $20.45 blackhawk.com
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