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How many conceal carry full size auto pistols?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by flashhole, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. derek45

    derek45 Member

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    I frequently do

    with a good belt, designed for CCW, and a quality holster, it’s easy to carry a full size M&P or 1911
     
  2. Steve S.

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    I am 6’6” tall and weigh 235# having large hands. I carry a Les Baer PII and it seems to travel well. I have tried the smaller framed stuff but it just doesn’t feel right to me - I favor larger/ heavier handguns but lighter/ compact hunting rifles - I am a confused soul!
     
  3. KevininPa

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    FEG Hi Power. The slides are so narrow that they IWB easily. I carry it when going into "sketchy" or unknown areas.
     
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    I think a Browning HP Mark 3, in a Milt Sparks 1911 IWB holster is nearly perfect.
     
  5. Choctaw

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    I'm in plainclothes and mainly carry a Glock 35 on duty and off. On days when I'm feeling kind and gentle I'll wear a 1911. Anyway, for the Glock I have a Kirkpatrick Under Cover holster which keeps it high and tucked away, yet readily accessible. Utilizing the correct holster for your build makes all the difference in the world.
     
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  6. scaatylobo

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    Restating my case.

    I am 5'4" and weigh about 190 [ 48" jacket ].

    So not being slim,and not being young = the fashion thing is NOT a consideration in the least.

    I am retired LEO and that must shade my judgement a bit.

    I have carried so many BUG's and primarys that I wont bore y'all with the long list.

    But what I learned is IF [ or heaven forbid WHEN ] you NEED a rosco [ pistol for you young un's ] you will NOT EVER complain that its too big or holds too many rounds = I can promise that !.

    So my choice at present is a G-23 converted to G-19 with Stormlake barrel and flat trigger and at the very least a G-19 spare magazine [ and if even a few miles from home , 2 spare mags and a BUG = S&W 340PD ].

    I live in Western NYS,the range of temperatures is from COLD & snow to heat & humidity.

    I dress to carry what I pray I wont need.
     
  7. JTQ

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    I'm not an LEO, but I wonder if the LE (current or retired) concealed carrier may have a little different perspective than the non-LE concealed carrier?

    For instance, as an LEO, if your gun, for whatever reason, temporarily becomes un-concealed, and you end up in an encounter with another LEO about your carry, you probably have more experience dealing with LE than the general population, and also as an LE, would probably expect professional courtesy in an encounter with your fellow officers.

    Conversely, I suspect the typical non-LE concealed carrier is probably a little paranoid about the possibility of being spotted as a concealed carrier and really aren't looking forward to an encounter with LE regarding their carrying of a concealed weapon, regardless of how legal it may be.
     
  8. JR24

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    Guess it depends on location. I've interacted with LEO a few times and informed them I was carrying (not required but I just handed my CCL over with my DL) and the response has always been. "Ok, thanks for telling me".

    But then again around here you do see some open carry relatively often at the farm store
     
  9. GunnyUSMC

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    I have a few full size guns that I carry concealed off duty.
    Glock 17
    FNS9
    S&W M&P 45
    Glock 45
    The key to concealing a full size gun is your holster.
    Weather is another factor.
     
  10. Jimster

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    Yes. 1911s or a Sig P320 both in .45 with Sticky holsters. Feels great!
     
  11. scaatylobo

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    I am sorry in that I wish I could speak for all LEO's.

    But retired now for 12 years,I see that many in the LEO community are VERY paranoid about either taking or NOT taking action.

    I try VERY hard to CCW,as that makes for NO CONFRONTATIONS [ not had one yet ].

    But I would actually expect a bit of courtesy from ANYONE that saw my CCW --- if that were to happen.

    Reaching for items on upper shelf when shopping,or bending over = all are "moments" that need to be addressed BEFORE you "print".

    I have even tried on clothing when I knew I would show,just went to the clerk and identified myself as a CCW'er [ not a cop ] and asked if it were ok.

    In no state or store have I had a refusal --------- yet.

    The one advantage of having carried constantly for so many decades,I will NOT ever reach for my gun if I hear a loud command to "FREEZE".
     
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