Tips on dealing with a zip hoodie or jacket

| October 14, 2015 | 3 Comments

I live in Minnesota, and we wear jackets and hoodies for about 8 months out of the year here. I started wearing a fleece jacket off and on at the end of September, and aside from a recent 80+ degree day here in October we’re going to be in zip-ups until May.

This means that I’ve done a fair amount of live-fire training with a jacket on — or more.

I also do a fair amount of force-on-force training, and while getting hit with Airsoft isn’t pleasant, a lot of people are afraid of getting hurt. They put on extra layers of clothes to protect them from the plastic pellets.

All of these things add up to people having difficulty drawing from concealment and getting caught up in their outerwear.

Here’s a video with some tips on dealing with a zippered hoodie or jacket.

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Short Barrel Shepherd

Short Barrel Shepherd is a regular guy and works to make Web sites and mobile apps easier for people to use. He spends his free time attending fight-focused firearm, knife, and combatives training, motorcycling, writing, and playing games. His daily carry is a Glock 19 pistol and an AR15 .300 Blackout pistol in a backpack.

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3 Comments on "Tips on dealing with a zip hoodie or jacket"

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  1. Chris says:

    Nice discussion. I appreciate how you address topics that are relevant to concealed carry but usually go unaddressed because it takes time, observation, and practice to consider them. Keep up the good work.

  2. John says:

    A black background in the video makes it more difficult to see exactly what you are doing.

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