As someone that regularly carries a concealed firearm, I’m always looking for an effective way to conceal that firearm without obviously printing or otherwise broadcasting that I’m carrying a gun. One of the most effective concealment options for hot weather has been wearing a photographer style vest, such as those made by EOTAC that are common for IDPA matches. The problem with the tactical, or “Shoot me first” vests is that you don’t often see people rolling around the local mall wearing photographer’s vests; so it makes it more difficult to “blend in”.
However, the latest product from EOTAC is something that interests me. Their new “mechanic-style” shirt offers practical concealment without sacrificing style or hanging out a sign that says “hey, I have a GUN under this TACTICAL! VEST!” Additionally, the new mechanic’s shirt comes in a small, which is an option that wasn’t available for the vests, making finding one to fit my diminutive frame somewhat difficult.
It is nice to see tactical style clothing made for the CCW holder and off-duty law enforcement that doesn’t completely toss style to the wind. While I imagine that style may not be that big of a concern to some of you, for us metro-tactical guys, it’s important that we look good!
Note: As I write this, EOTAC’s website is being violently pwnd, so I’m just going to link you to the presser in The Tactical Wire.