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Anyone Else CCW a full size?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Chaz, Jan 4, 2003.

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  1. Chaz

    Chaz Member

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    Just curious. My carry weapon is a Glock-21 with an inside-the-pant holster. It took some getting used to compared to the Taurus PT-145 (traded in) but it's comfortable to wear now. It dosn't even print on me.

    How about it?
     
  2. ajacobs

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    I have often carried a goverment model (many years) but my perception of threat in my area and my lifestyle has me just carrying a MK9 now. I still love my goverment models and shoot them often. I guess it wouldn't be any more of an inconvienance to contiue to carry them, I guess I am not so sure why I switched.
     
  3. Navy joe

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    Yes. Biggest so far is Glock 34. Browning HPs and 1911s also get carried.
     
  4. bpisler

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    I carry my S&W 625 45 colt in a uncle mikes nylon IWB,it took awhile to adjust to it but it"s 2nd nature now.
     
  5. Mike Irwin

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    I've been known to carry a Smith & Wesson Model 19 4" in a horizontal shoulder holster.
     
  6. WESHOOT2

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    DESIGNER KNOCK-OFF

    Carry list:

    EAA Witness (3) = 9x19, 9x21, 38 Super, 40 S&W, 41AE, 45 ACP
    KGP-141 (2)
    Redhawk 5.5" (3) = 41 Mag, 44 Mag, 45 LC
    Redhawk 7.5" = 357 Mag
    S&W M38 (when the wife lets me)
    Caspian 1911 = 45 ACP
    "always" (2) = 22LR

    And a new Caspian 38 Super comp'ed hi-cap.....................soon. Mags need tuning, and while I'll wear it 'bald' it really needs some (iron) sights.

    Just me.
     
  7. perry

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    Kimber custom 45
    G 31[357 sig]
    G21[45]
     
  8. El Tejon

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    Sure, the key is a good holster and belt.
     
  9. tetchaje1

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    I won't have any bones about carrying my 3" 629 after I get a good holster for it...

    I am also considering full-size 1911 carry. :cool:

    Did I mention that I am a mere 5'9" and 155lbs...
     
  10. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Member

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    Yep.

    Glock 17.
     
  11. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    I guess ''full size'' means non ''mouse gun''??:)

    Well ... during well clothed months I favor my P95 9mm (in sho rig) .... although I do carry a FEG (HP clone) instead, at times, as that is slimmer. However, I have never been that keen on carrying ''cocked and locked'' ... and so favor the D/A more.

    In summer ... whole new ball game!! Then it becomes my M85 Taurus 38spl snubby .. on the hip.

    I have yet to get a 1911 and would favor I think a Kahr for size reduction in that cal, or maybe one of the other ''compacts''.

    One thing about polymers . does save some weight!!
     
  12. SodaPop

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    Beretta 92FS 16rds fanny pack.

    Its my work gun. :)
     
  13. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

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    Lots do, but I don't.

    A big gun demands too much of my attention -- not because of being uncomfortable or anything, but just because I'm "too aware" of it. In meetings, etc., it's just too distracting. I like my carry guns to be ones I can ignore completely.
     
  14. sm

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    Sometimes

    Yep
    Alternate
     
  15. Dave R

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    I use a P-11 as my Primary concealed pistol. But when I'm taking the Hi-Power (clone) to the range, I've been known to carry it concealed.

    Carried the Hi-Power for a while before the P-11 came along. The right wardrobe makes it easy, even in summer. See my thread on CCW tricks.

    The main reason I switched to the P-11 was comfort. It is just a tad more comfortable after many hours than the Hi-Power. I think if I were to spring for a first-class holster for the HP, it may be just as comfortable.
     
  16. mgjohn

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    Colt Goldcup or Colt LW Commander in IWB holster. Sometimes both :)
     
  17. Teufelhunden

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    I carried a Ruger P-94 before I sold it to buy my Springfield XD40, which I also plan on CCW'ing. I sometimes carry a Taurus PT-140, which I shoot about as well as the XD, but full-size pistols are more comforting for me for some reason--not to mention being more comfortable to shoot.

    -Teuf
     
  18. Mike Irwin

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    "A big gun demands too much of my attention -- not because of being uncomfortable or anything, but just because I'm "too aware" of it."


    Heheheh...

    I once sat through an hour meeting with a decidedly anti-gun local politician who represents my county district. I think at the time I was wearing my 2.5" Model 19 in a shoulder holster.

    The entire time I was thinking "He'd probably crap if he knew I had a gun on me right now..."

    He'd probably drop an even bigger brick if he knew his one of his chief assistants carried a Detective Special...
     
  19. P95Carry

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    Gives ya a sorta warm... cozy feeling!!!:) Bit like when I last chatted with the Bank manager!!:p
     
  20. dfrog

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    Full size Kimber. Nothing feels better!:cool:
     
  21. New_comer

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    I occassionally carry my USP9 full size in an Uncle Mike's size 15 IWB holster. Would carry more often should I find a better rig...

    Most of the time, I carry it in a convertible fanny/shoulder bag. Much less conspicuous. :D
     
  22. Marko Kloos

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    Yup. I tote a full-sized 1911 regularly, and I've added the SIG P226 to my carry rotation again recently. Both guns ride in Galco Summer Comfort IWB holsters without concealment or comfort problems. A good holster and belt combo is the key.
     
  23. Rob96

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    I have carried my Ruger KGP-141 without any problems. As soon as I get my Don Hume IWB holster for my Ruger P90, thats what I will be carrying.
     
  24. Greg L

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    My full sized USP .45 is usually riding my hip when I'm out in public. As others have mentioned, a good belt and holster go a LONG way towards making it comfortable.

    For the times I don't feel like getting dressed up for a quick trip to the store (wearing sweats or something else w/o belt loops) my KelTec P-11 works great for that.

    Greg
     
  25. Ala Dan

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    Yes Sir, I CCW a full size .45 caliber SIG-Sauer P220A.
    Been toting one of these on and off duty since the summer
    of 1988; without any problems what so ever!

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
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