Product Review: 5.11 Tactical Holster Shirt

Posted: December 7, 2015 in Blog, New Post, Original Content, photos, Review
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This is my short review of a great product. As much as I love and wear this shirt I do have some issues with it so I can only give it 4 out of 5 stars.

First, the good. This is a form fitting shirt so it will be snug. It comes in black or white, v-neck or regular, short sleeve or no sleeve, and has underarm pockets on both sides. The pockets are each large enough to carry a full size auto pistol but you’re not going to fit a huge magnum revolver in there. This shirt provides very deep concealment for those of us who need to be extremely discrete. Of course that comes with a price. The extra deep concealment makes it difficult to get to. This can be resolved in a few ways.

1. Keep your outer shirt untucked.
2. Keep a button totally or partially unbuttoned making it easy to slip your hand in.

The shirt may even make you look like you’ve been working out. The firearm will make your lats appear bigger while the compression fit will pull in some of that spare tire.

The construction of the shirt screams quality. There are no threads gone astray or mismatched sizing. This is a high quality shirt. It better be for the price!

Now the bad. I got the short sleeve because the no sleeve wasn’t available at my local Runnings store. The sleeves crawl up into my armpits and can be quite uncomfortable. I am constantly pulling the sleeves out. If you have chest hair then prepare for an itchy break-in period. And finally, after a while the small velcro tabs that keep the pockets closed do wear out. Also it is quite pricey if you ask me.

Depending on the size and weight of your firearm if you run there will be some “sloshing”, meaning that it will bounce and shift back and forth, but this is minimal. Hey, it’s not kydex attached to leather remember.

Now, I don’t know if it’s my body or the material but my body can’t seem to figure out if it’s cold or hot in this shirt. That may be neither here not there.

A quick note to remember. You don’t have to just carry a gun and spare mags in this shirt. You can use it to carry your wallet, keys, etc…

Overall this is a great shirt but a little pricey. If you need deep concealment this is your new holster.

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  • Chris

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