I recently got myself one of those “concealed carry” jackets from Sigarms. You know the one I’m talking about. It looks like a Carhart jacket with a nice leather collar, but it has two giant, “secret” pockets where you can carry your guns. What more could you possibly want? It’s a nice looking jacket that looks tough enough to last a decade, it is super warm, and like I said before, you can carry your guns.
O.K., in all seriousness, it IS a very nice piece of clothing. The overall construction of the jacket is in one word, tough. You could wear this jacket splitting wood or you could wear it taking your wife out to dinner.
The best part of this entire system is that due to the heavy-duty nature of the heavyweight cotton canvas exterior, there was absolutely no printing of any kind.
Now let’s get down to what is really the most important aspect of this jacket. How well does it carry a sidearm? First, the jacket has two identical (mirror image) pockets that are literally sewn in between the outer shell and the inner lining of the jacket. There is one on the left and one on the right. These pockets are huge! The opening of each pocket is secured shut by a continuous strip of Velcro. The pocket opening itself is 12.5 inches long and the Velcro is about 10 inches long. This leaves a 2.5 inch gap on the top of the pocket. This is the perfect size to slip your first three fingers in to “rip” the pocket open. Inside each of these cavernous pockets is a sewn-in holster made of “belly-band” material.
This “belly-band” holster did a good enough job of securely holding every gun that I tried with it (a Glock 36, a Glock 21 and a Kimber 1911).
The best part of this entire system is that due to the heavy-duty nature of the heavyweight cotton canvas exterior, there was absolutely no printing of any kind. I had a full-size Glock 21 in this jacket and it didn’t print one bit.
One thing I did notice about a rig of this sort is that you really have to think ahead about where you’re going and what you’ll be doing with this jacket. You wouldn’t want to be in a situation where you need to take your coat off and leave it somewhere…Just something to think about.
One more thing. The sizing of this jacket is on the large side. If you normally wear an XL, you might want to consider going down a size.
Purchase information: M.S.R.P.: $99.95
Purchase online: www.sigarms.com/products/sigstore.asp
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