I’m sick of hearing this. Telling a new concealed carrier that he needs to dress around the gun is terrible advise, and probably leads to more of them buying bigger pistols, and not carrying them as much later on. As it is right now, my Springfield XDs 9mm is on its way back to Springfield for the recall, and I’m sitting in a restaurant eating lunch with a Glock 17 in my waistband, undershirt, and a baggy cover shirt.
Its August in NC, and it’s hot outside. My car doesn’t have A/C and I’m sweating to death.
This is why I like having a small 9mm pistol to carry. I can conceal the XDs 9mm in any number of positions, in any number of holsters wearing board shorts and a T-shirt, which keeps me nice and cool. I can’t do that with a Glock 17 (or a Glock 19, or a Glock 26 for that matter…). I’ll be rocking my Kel-Tec PF-9 until the XDs 9mm gets back from the mothership…
I won’t tell you to dress around the gun. Carry what you are comfortable with, and rock on.