Conceal and Carry my 92fs


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TheBurns
January 6, 2012, 09:49 PM
let me start off by saying I know this gun is heavy, and wide, and full sized. i have no interest in selling this gun and buying anothe,r or buying another for conceal and carry. I am interested in carrying this dead accurate, reliable handgun. i know it's possible. I need to know how. specific models of rigs and holsters would help.i want to carry at 4 oclock position and am left handed... so technically 8 o clock :p. Pictures would help! i typically wear a button up shirt with under shirt and dress pants. I comfortably carry a full sized 1911 in this fashion

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9mmepiphany
January 6, 2012, 11:36 PM
I've carried mine, actually a Beretta 96, in a Alessi ACP. It is a version of his DOJ with a slight cant for carry behind the hip. Mine was part of a overrun order he made for the US Forces in Close Protection details

TheBurns
January 7, 2012, 09:15 AM
any other ideas of how i can conceal? anyone? i'm interested in best ways to carry, best holsters for the job, or best practices fromt he more experienced. Thanks

GI_Jared
January 7, 2012, 11:25 AM
For a gun of this size you will definitely want to go with an outside the waste band style holster. You will also want something that rides a little higher so the gun can be more concealed by a jacket or whatever outerwear you are wearing. I would also probably also choose a paddle holster so you can easily take it on and off of your body with ease.

So, with all of these things in mind I would choose the Galco FED paddle holster (http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterPG3.asp?ProductID=343&GunID=3) or the Galco CCP paddle holster (http://www.usgalco.com/HolsterPG3.asp?ProductID=111&GunID=3). I think I like the CCP holster better.

Big Mike
January 7, 2012, 11:43 AM
I carried my 92 Brigadier in a kydex Blade-Tech IWB for a few years. I no longer have it now, but If I were to do it again, I would choose an OWB pancake style holster.

hipclan
January 7, 2012, 02:04 PM
I carry mine in a leather shoulder holster that served with the Marines in the sand. Left arm pit dangle, with 2 clips under right arm. With a vest on, you cannot tell. I ask my family if I'm carrying or not, as they can't even tell. Anyone have any idea what I received from a Lance Corporal friend?

JTQ
January 7, 2012, 02:18 PM
If forum member Shipwreck doesn't find this thread you may want to do a search or send him a PM.

He carries a Beretta 92 in a Comp-Tac IWB holster. His is an older model, that I can't think what the name is, but the replacement model is the Infidel.

http://www.comp-tac.com/product_info.php?products_id=68

GRIZ22
January 7, 2012, 02:56 PM
I carried a Taurus PT99 for several years in a DeSantis Speed Scabbard (open top on safety strap) with no issues. If you have no problems carrying a full size 1911 you will find no challenges carring your Beretta.

SigP229R
January 7, 2012, 07:39 PM
When I carry mine I use a DeSantis 001 three slot pancake. It works very nicely.

GrapevinebillBill
January 7, 2012, 08:07 PM
I have carried my92FS and my 96 in an IWB from Whitehatholsters. It's called the Max Tuck and is very similar to the crossbreed line. 2 benefits are it is cheaper and no waiting time. Order it on line and you'll have it in a week.

SharpsDressedMan
January 7, 2012, 08:37 PM
I've been enjoying my 92 a lot, packing it in a Galco Avenger holster on my weak side (cross draw). Not that I recommend that for all situations, but for me, retired LE and now just a CCW like any other citizen, I like the comfort, ability to reach it with either hand, and the easy access in a vehicle. Kind of like a vertical shoulder holster, without all the shoulder straps and fatigue. :D PS: I respect the 92 for the same reason as you; accurate, reliable, and just nicely built and finished. It also points very naturally for me. I change out CCW guns a lot, but the Beretta goes to the range more often with me, as it is just a pleasure (it also has an action job by Teddy Jacobson). http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC06440-1.jpg

1goodshot
January 7, 2012, 08:39 PM
I was going to get a Galco fletch holster for mine
http://www.usgalco.com/Marketing/Fletch.htm

SharpsDressedMan
January 7, 2012, 08:44 PM
Is "LtCpl " meaning Lance Corporal, or Lieutenant Colonel?

Shipwreck
January 7, 2012, 08:56 PM
Compact holster at the 3 o'clock position... Been carrying it for over 2 years now...

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/EDC-2.jpg

Jeb21
January 7, 2012, 10:36 PM
Galco Scout a j-hook all leather iwb holster. I have used one for my Beretta 92fs for 2 years now and really like it. http://www.buycheapr.com/us/result.jsp?ga=us6&q=galco+scout+holster

TheBurns
January 8, 2012, 12:18 AM
so for this specific use, what's the consensus and opinion on the don hume h715 itw holster for ccw of the 92fs?

nebeel
January 8, 2012, 06:56 PM
I don't carry my 92 a whole lot, but when I do I just use a Blackhawk Serpa holster. Definitely not something that I try to conceal with just jeans/tshirt type of clothing. I pretty much only carry the 92 during the winter when I can cover with a jacket.

TheBurns
January 9, 2012, 12:27 AM
shipwreck, what brand is that holster?

JTQ
January 9, 2012, 07:12 AM
He has a typo in his reply, he says "Compact holster", but it is a Comp-Tac holster as I mentioned in my reply earlier.

http://www.comp-tac.com/product_info.php?products_id=68

His is an older model not currently offered, but the replacement is the Infidel.

I'm always searching for variations of the "Summer Special" (and Summer Special II) since just about every maker has one with the Milt Sparks the most famous. The Comp-Tac Infidel is similar, though a kydex version and little more versatile with the variety of attachments available.

Milt Sparks
http://www.miltsparks.com/

One I've found recently is the "Georgia Heat" from Talon Tactical. I don't have any experience with the holster or company, but the maker (from my various forum searches) seems like a Beretta 92 fan. He may be a good source for a holster.

Talon Tactical
http://www.talontactical.com/

armoredman
January 9, 2012, 08:47 AM
Another thing with a full size gun, is have a good belt. I use the High Noon Rock Steady gunbelt with my full size CZ SP-01. http://www.highnoonholsters.com/Product_Line/Belt_Holsters/Inside_The_Waistband/Magazine_Carriers/Pocket_Holsters/belts.html
This rig, http://www.highnoonholsters.com/Product_Line/_Slide_Guard/_slide_guard.html , is a favorite of mine for big rigs carried OWB. You just need the typical covering garment, and it does the rest. Seen here with a CZ P-07, great holster.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/Finalpic.jpg

JTQ
January 9, 2012, 09:39 AM
armoredman wrote,
Another thing with a full size gun, is have a good belt. I use the High Noon Rock Steady gunbelt with my full size CZ SP-01.
I was going to make the belt recommendation, but noticed the OP's last line in his post.
TheBurns wrote,
I comfortably carry a full sized 1911 in this fashion
If he's comfortably carrying a full size 1911, he probably has a belt that can handle a Beretta 92.

armoredman
January 10, 2012, 08:27 PM
Possibility exists, but many dress belts don't hold up to a full size gun, in my humble experience. Just throwing out a recommendation, as requested by the OP.

Zundfolge
January 10, 2012, 11:36 PM
i typically wear a button up shirt with under shirt and dress pants. I comfortably carry a full sized 1911 in this fashion
What kind of holster do you carry the 1911 in? I bet they make one for the Beretta, just order yourself one of those.

A simple leather pancake holster (like what armoredman posted) would be ideal for OWB carry. It'll carry the gun closest to the body of pretty much any type of holster.

You could probably get a dual clip tuckable IWB to work well too if you need deeper cover (like a Crossbreed Supertuck).

I like leather pancakes because they can be easily converted to IWB with some steel spring clips and chicago screws.

http://www.macvanpublishing.com/mike/Lobo/Lobo_5.jpg


My CZ is every bit as large as your Beretta and oddly enough I've had cause to post this pic two other times today :p

Joel
January 12, 2012, 09:03 AM
The missing info is what type of rig do you currently carry your 1911 in? The design of the holster can have a large impact in the comfort and stability of the entire rig. Wide-body designs will hold the firearm more steady and feel more solid. Single-mount and narrow-mount designs for a large frame will feel a little less steady but, depending on where you carry, may move with your body position more and feel more comfortable in the long run. IWB versus OWB is a combination of personal preference, your style of dress, and how well the holster softens the feel of the firearm against your body.

TheBurns
January 12, 2012, 06:20 PM
I currently carry my 1911 in a crossbreed supertuck type holster that I made.

TheBurns
January 19, 2012, 12:23 AM
i want one something like this :
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BIANCHI-AccuMold-CRUISER-holster-11-left-hand-new-Beretta-/330670876550?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cfd852786

but with a cant.

Joel
January 19, 2012, 10:08 AM
For a plastic holster, that setup can work, but the single point mount will be unstable in a leather holster (and eventually in the plastic variety as well). If you like that style and want it in leather, in an OWB design you would want to go with something similar to what sharpsdressedman posted which is an Avenger style. Cant can be adjusted in the design to your specifications. Some makers use a double slot design which gives you the option of no cant and a heavy cant (about 20 degrees). I prefer to pick one or the other - you'll find yourself only using one slot in the long run anyway and this falls into the training of muscle memory which is outside the scope of this post.

TheBurns
February 9, 2012, 12:31 AM
I wound up buying a supertuck... we shall see...

MYREDTAIL
February 10, 2012, 08:10 PM
I own & have carried a Beretta 92 SB which is no longer made with the round trigger guard,It holds a 16 round magazine.? I have carried this gun for the last 25 + yrs while working in the personnel security business in NYC before retiring.? & It has served me well, Very dependable etc.?

TheBurns
February 10, 2012, 08:16 PM
In the course of my professional and private life, I have used many different weapons platforms. I feel that most Beretta handguns are reliable and excellently made. I'm glad to find a solution for conceal and carry for this platform.

psyopspec
February 10, 2012, 11:21 PM
The Galco Royal Guard has gotten the job done for me on occasion at work. Not allowed to CC anymore, so I'm not able to use it. At home I carry a Glock 19 in a Summer Comfort, very similar in design to the Royal Guard. I like both holsters. Actually, if you're interested in buying a lightly used Royal Guard (<60 days of carry) at a discount PM me and we can work something out. *Always worn with undergarments, clean, no sweat stains or other nastiness.

Eventually I'd also be interested in trying something with wider attachment points to see how much better the stability would be, but no problems whatsoever with the Royal Guard.

FMF Doc
February 23, 2012, 02:14 PM
I carried a concealed M9A1 in the service. I used a Milt Sparks VM2. It is expensive, and takes a while to get (I think the back order may be 6+months) but it is the finest CC holster for that gun I have ever used, bar none. There are some clones out there that may work well, I don't know specifically off hand which ones, but make sure they have the right cant, that is really important to making that large piece of metal disappear, and you can make it disappear. When I carried mine, I was 5'7" and only weighed 150lbs, and I didn't just carry in uniform, that included "proper civilian attire." You can do it, good luck!

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