Concealed Carry Tells: AIWB cover garnement marks

June 9, 2022Uncategorized

The following is the first of posts on conspicuous marks related to concealed and deniable carry. This one is pertaining to the AIWB shirt marks.

When the majority of people conceal carry a handgun, they pay extra attention to their firearm signature, also called printing.

However, one of the most insidious “tells” is of a passive nature. Worn enough, your gun’s rear sight will slowly erode your tshirt or polo shirt’s fabric around the area where your rear sight is located, and create one to two small holes. Those holes are conspicuous and will betray you, especially in a Non-Permissive Environment where guns are outlawed.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, tell me if you see any tells, at all.

For that reason, always check your clothes prior to putting them on.

The type of fabric can exacerbate or mitigate the hole(s) appearance.

There are some ways to mitigate or eliminate that risk:

1) Select clothing made out of thicker material
2) Rotate cover garnments often to reduce chafing from occurring
3) Choose or print designs that facilitate the concealment of such holes
4) Have your tailor or seamstress sew (if feasible and discreet) a protective band around the area most commonly affected.

Always check your clothes before putting then on.

Like the proverb says, the Devil is in the details…