It’s that time of year when the scarves and ankle boots start making an appearance. I’m not mad about that at all. Another thing that is going to start making more of an appearance are my tank tops. The top I’m wearing here is actually a very lightweight but super cozy sweater (I highly recommend it; here). After getting dressed I noticed that I didn’t like how it kept wanting to settle into the lines of my firearm so I decided to add a trusty tank. I spoke about the benefits of using a tank top or camisole for concealed carry in this post. Not only does it help with printing, it’s also a great base layer for a touch of warmth as the temps start to drop.
It’s important to keep in mind that when you alter what you normally wear for carrying such as the style of top, the amount of layers, change in pant rise, or different carry positions that you take the time to practice and do some dry draws before you leave the house. Dry draws follow the same principal of dry fire practice (training with a cleared and unloaded weapon). The purpose is to draw your concealed firearm and take note of potential obstacles (if any) that might prohibit you from accessing your firearm smoothly. If you find it to be too difficult, then change - your outfit and/or carrying position depending on what you added. Carrying a firearm is only helpful if you can access it and know how to use it.
When you have more time to devote to dry drawing then give that outfit and/or carrying position another go and keep practicing until you are comfortable.