This week, in keeping with our competition theme for May, I am showing you an old school clothing modification to help your draw stroke. This is going to be very helpful if you want to shoot IDPA style matches or if you just choose to carry concealed under a cover garment.
The biggest problem with a cover garment has always been getting it out of the way so it does not foul your draw stroke. To solve this issue, just run out to Home Depot and pick up some brass washers and Shoe Goo.
All you’re going to do is use the Shoe Goo to attach a total of six washers to the inside of the shirt, at the bottom (below the waistline), three on either side of the placket (that vertical panel of fabric where the buttons connect). Piece of cake!
For an overshirt, I chose to modify the new Blackhawk 1730. This is a lot more inconspicuous than a fishing vest. Plus, no one will confuse you with an extra from a Chuck Norris movie.
The shirt is already pretty much set up for success out of the wrapper. It features snaps with false button fronts to make opening it lighting fast. It also comes with a water-resistant finish. With my little gunfighter trick added on, the Blackhawk 1730 is an excellent choice for concealed carry.
For more information on Blackhawk 1730, make sure to visit the website.