Concealed Carry Cover: Barranti Leather Swift Cover Vest


Barranti Leather Swift Cover Vest 1

Purpose built as a concealed carry overgarment, the Swift Cover Vest is a stylish and effective way to keep your gun under wraps.

How The Swift Cover Vest Enhances Concealed Carry:

  • Ruggedly made of cotton and canvas its made to last.
  • Appropriate for all-seasons.
  • Four exterior and two interior pockets ease carrying extra gear.
  • Strategically placed weights aid in sweeping vest back on the draw.
  • Long enough it provides excellent concealment when carrying OWB.

The trick to carrying a concealed handgun is concealing it, but not to the point that you cannot access it easily and swiftly. Vests have been and continue to be a popular method of concealment because they can, in most circumstances, be worn year-round. Of course I’m sure you’ve heard various tactards suggest that wearing a vest — something like a photographer’s vest — is a dead giveaway that you have a gun on your hip. I’m not convinced of that. In fact, I think the now popular un-tucked shirt might even be more of an indicator. At the same time, the two states I frequent the most — West Virginia and Arizona — both have Constitutional Carry, so even criminals, who are a fry or two short of a Happy Meal, suspect that everyone around them is carrying.

Here’s the thing: A vest adds a bit of flare and character, if not gravitas, to your appearance. Through a vest on over a flannel shirt and you immediately go from a redneck to a renaissance man. I probably have a half-dozen vests I wear depending on the season — and situation — primarily for the purpose of hiding a gun. What I’d been missing was a kind of all-season vest. I found the answer with the Swift Cover Vest.

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Granted, there’s no shortage of cover vests specifically designed for concealed carry on the market. The problem with most is that they are designed to carry and not hide the gun. Stick 20-some ounces inside your vest and it becomes cumbersome and uncomfortable.

The Barranti Leather Swift Cover Vest was designed by a guy who carries a gun, specifically for guys who carry a gun. It’s made of rugged cotton canvas, comes in two colors, has four exterior and two interior pockets, and can be had with or without a lapel. It also has strategically placed very small weights to help you “sweep” the vest on the draw.

It retails for $125 and it takes about 4 weeks to get one. If you see me out without a jacket, I’ll probably be wearing it. You could assume that means I have a gun on me, but that pretty much applies no matter what I’m wearing or where I’m at.

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The article originally appeared in the May 2019 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.

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