Six months ago, I did a dry run of my concealed draw to first shot times with the PHLster Enigma from under a tucked-in concealment garment.

Concealed Draw to First Shot

Given that I was wearing my Duluth joggers in that video, some people were concerned that actual pants would have a more restrictive waistband that would significantly impact the draw times.

So I ventured out to Big Tex Ordnance’s new range facility to put it on the clock and see for myself.

And the results were….

The same. There’s no appreciable difference between draw to first shot with a tucked shirt vs. untucked.

The only thing that had a major impact on things was when I added the additional layer of the jacket.

Alex Sansone took his first formal pistol class in 2009, and has since
accumulated almost 500 total hours of open enrollment training from many of the nation’s top instructors including Massad Ayoob, Craig Douglas, Tom Givens, Gabe White, Cecil Burch, Chuck Haggard, Darryl Bolke, and many others.

Spending his professional life in the corporate world, Alex quickly realized incongruities between “best practices” in the defensive world, and the practical realities of his professional and social limitations.

“I’ve never carried a gun professionally. I’m just a yuppie suburbanite that happens to live an armed lifestyle.

Having worked in the corporate arena for the last decade, I’ve discovered that a lot of the “requirements” and norms of gun carriers at large aren’t necessarily compatible with that professional environment.

I also have a pretty diverse social background, having grown up in the Northeast, and there are many people in my life that are either gun-agnostic or uncomfortable with the idea of private gun ownership.

This has afforded me not only insights into how we are perceived by different subcultures, but how to manage and interact with people that may not share your point of view without coming across as combative or antisocial.

This is why my focus is the overlooked social aspects of the armed lifestyle.”

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