Last spring we talked about summer EDC, and how in the summer I tend to shed layers and “gun down” to aid in concealability. Well cooler temps are finally upon us (relatively speaking, it’s still upper 80’s here in Houston), and I thought it would be a good time to talk about cold weather EDC changes.
As temperatures get colder (and mercifully lower humidity here in the Houston area), most of us find that we’re wearing more clothing. More clothing does of course mean the ability to conceal a larger gun, and for me that gun is usually the Glock 19 Gen 4. I choose the Glock 19 most days over a full-size Smith & Wesson M&P like this one from Business End Customs, simply because it conceals better AIWB for me. The full-size M&P grip tends to print quite a lot, which again, here in Texas is a no-no.
I have considered getting an M&P compact on several occasions, and I still might, but I think a large part of me is still holding out hope that Smith & Wesson will produce a Glock 19 sized M&P. I know I’m not alone here either. Perhaps this year at SHOT Show?
Other than switching from my Smith & Wesson Shield to a Glock 19, not a lot changes in the fall and winter for me. What about you?