Cacharme Means Hidden Weapon

Cacharme – Hidden Weapon

By Mark Pixler

Carrying a firearm on a daily basis is no minor commitment, especially if it’s not part of your job description. In principle, I agree with firearms trainer Clint Smith’s quote: “Carrying a gun is not supposed to be comfortable; it’s supposed to be comforting.” In practice, however, if it’s not comfortable, most folks aren’t going to carry.

Experts agree that the best all-around method of carrying a firearm concealed is with it in a belt holster on one’s strong side, and wearing some kind of concealing garment. Given that, one has to wonder why there are things like shoulder holsters, bellybands, fanny packs, pocket holsters, small-of-the back holsters, ankle holsters, faux-phone-case holsters, concealed-carry shoulder bags and briefcases, et al. The reason is, no single method of carry works best for everybody.

Greg Rocque, founder of Cacharme Systems, LLC – after taking his first concealed carry permit class – set out to develop a concealment system that would be one of the most concealed, most comfortable and most accessible holstering systems available. With that goal in mind, what Greg came up with is his company’s Executive I blazer equipped with the Cacharme concealed-carry holster system.

It looks like a typical men’s blue (or black) blazer, but it’s equipped with a patent-pending suspension system designed to support the weight of a firearm, two magazines, and accessories like a folding knife, pepper spray container, tactical flashlight, and – for law-enforcement officers – handcuffs.

Integral to the system are patent-pending inserts that carry the holster and magazine pouches while distributing the weight evenly along the bottom of the pockets inside the jacket. Unlike the typical shoulder holsters worn by police detectives, etc., opening the jacket won’t expose the firearm – it’s well concealed inside the inner jacket pocket. In addition to the “special” pockets, the Executive I features the traditional pockets one would find in a blazer for your wallet, cell phone, money clip, keys, business cards, etc.

Cacharme Systems debuted the Executive I at SHOT Show 2017, and that’s where I first saw it. It made sense to me, especially for anyone who regularly wears a sport coat. It’s not at all uncommon to see people wearing sport coats with jeans, and it struck me as a lot easier to blend into a crowd dressed that way than running around with a photographer’s or fly fisherman’s vest (aka, the “shoot me first” vest).

The operative term in concealed carry is CONCEALED, and near as I can tell, this method appears to be one of the best. You can open up the jacket nice and wide, and nobody can see a gun. There’s no telltale tactical-looking fanny pack, shoulder bag, lump in your front pocket (Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?), or on your ankle (Dude, I know a doctor who can fix that…).

Greg says his ideal customer profile includes men who usually dress in a suit (a kit version of the patent-pending suspension system is available for those who want it in a custom-tailored suit), sport coat or blazer: judges, politicians, lawyers, doctors, law-enforcement agents, states attorneys, business owners, executives, security officers, and limo/taxi drivers. Again, I’d add that anyone who wants to blend into the “business casual” crowd would benefit from Cacharme Systems’ method of carry.

Cacharme Systems, LLC

Fountain Hills, Arizona

www.cacharme.com

I’m a member of Congress. I’m going to start carrying a gun.

The only thing that stopped a massacre was good guys who were armed.

Original article by Chris Collins,  June 19 2017

Wednesday morning turned tragic when a gunman opened fire at a practice in Alexandria, Va., for the annual congressional charity baseball event. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, two U.S. Capitol Police special agents, one staff member and one former staff member were wounded in a despicable attack that sent other members of Congress running for cover. We’ll continue debating what caused a deranged individual to commit this horrible act, but the sad fact is that whether it is by bomb, vehicle, knife or gun, America, and the world, are witnessing horrific carnage.

Here’s what’s not up for debate: From now on, I’ll be exercising my Second Amendment right to carry a firearm as I travel my district.
View the full article here >>

Cacaharme Conceal Carry Coat Unveiled at SHOT Show

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SHOT 2017: Cacharme unveils sport coat for the concealed carry crowd

The vest has a dozen pockets, specifically designed to hold a firearm, spare mags, handcuffs, cell phone, wallet, pen, and more


During a session at the SHOT Show Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP), Cacharme introduced their Executive, a men’s sport coat. This sport coat, made in the USA (how rare is that?), was designed for anyone who needs to discretely carry all the time such as limo drivers, executive protection details, special agents, and off-duty cops. With ISIS publishing hit lists of churches, temples, and their leaders, many of them are forming their own armed protection teams and the Cacharme Executive lets you fit right in.

A VESTED INTEREST

Unlike a standard sport coat, which was not designed to carry a firearm, the $399 Executive is a 70/30 poly/wool shell built on top of a purpose-built load bearing vest. The vest has a dozen pockets, specifically designed to hold a firearm, spare mags, handcuffs, cell phone, wallet, pen, and more. Because the heavy lifting is done by the vest and not the shell, there is no printing, and the jacket won’t sag to one side. Since the pockets are symmetrical, it can be worn by left- or right-handed shooters.

Every LEO knows if someone is wearing a concealed carry shirt just by the design, and the bad guys probably do too. And whether you are carrying in or out of your waistband, motion of your jacket or shirt could reveal that you are armed, making you the first target. Cacharme solves both problems. You can buy the company’s jacket in black or blue (without the logo shown in their marketing shots), or can you buy just the vest and have your suit tailor build a custom jacket around it.

SIT BACK AND RELAX

The Cacharme Executive looks like a sport coat on the outside but allows you to pack a small arsenal. (Photo/Cacharme)
The Cacharme Executive looks like a sport coat on the outside but allows you to pack a small arsenal. (Photo/Cacharme)

Since your tools are completely enclosed, there is a much smaller chance of a bad guy sneaking a peek to determine that you are carrying. If you are in an office situation or just need to hit the bathroom, you can take off your jacket without announcing you are armed.

IN THE SIDE POCKET

CEO and founder Greg Rocque said that Cacharme has partnered with an undisclosed holster maker to create firearm-specific, rake- and tension-adjustable Kydex inserts which properly hold your firearm and magazines in the correct position for a fast draw and fast reloads. Unlike some products, you can re-holster with one hand if you need the use of both of your hands. The current design can hold a Springfield EMP, S&W Shield, or similarly sized firearm. Inserts are $180 per set.

The product is self-funded and has been in design and testing for the last 16-18 months, including use in IDPA matches. The company is looking to build a network of certified trainers and will be seeking additional investors later this year. If you are interested in either, contact Bill Haas, their business development executive, on their website.

About the author

Ron LaPedis has been a business continuity and security professional for over 25 years and founded Seacliff Partners International, LLC in 2009. Seacliff melds technical expertise and business sense to consult on business continuity, cybersecurity, physical security, and public safety topics.

Ron is an NRA Life Patron member, NRA-certified Range Safety Officer (RSO) and pistol instructor, member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) and is licensed to carry in the state of California and dozens of other states. He is a Master Business Continuity Professional, an Associate Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute, a Fellow of the Ponemon Institute, and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.