Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by bos19, Aug 19, 2019.
I actually just got a gun belt, specifically a Hanks Gunner leather belt.
Good, and you wear it with both your jeans and shorts, and the gun still feels too heavy when you wear shorts?
Heck, almost everyone's hand is too big for the Glock 43 grip ... which is why the Firearms gods provided us with assorted flavors of magazine extensions from which to choose.
Just a tad.
I keep thinking about picking up a Sig and want to like Sig, but I keep hearing about issues with the P365 and a decrease in quality from the company recently. As a novice with concealed carry, I want to be able to trust the gun I'm carrying with my life and have confidence that there won't be a quality issue if I have to use the gun in a SHTF scenario.
Why can’t you conceal carry a Glock 19? You are a large enough man that can carry a Glock 19 barring a medical issue.
Crime statistics prove that violent crime increases during the hot summer months meaning you are more likely to be a victim of a violent crime. So rather than reducing your firepower you should be looking for ways to carry the same or more firepower rather than less.
I suggest you revisit your 19 and your wardrobe. (Hey what kind of advice do you expect from someone whose edc is a Beretta 92?)
An athletic build can do wonders for concealment. If your shoulders are wider than your hips, you can hide a horse drawn cannon in the drape of your shirt. I'd think about a tuckable IWB under a slightly bloused button down shirt.
Don't over think this. Get some solid gear for your 19, strap it on, and live with it for a month or so. Then decide what your issues were, and address them, if need be.
There is practically no difference in concealing a G19 compared to all the other guns mentioned in this thread. The only difference I'd of you wanted to put the gun in a specific size box.
I've been carrying G19s for over 25 years. The agency I worked for adopted the G19 and it was carried concealed by thousands of agents ranging in size to 4'9" and 85 lb to 6'6" 240 lb bodybuilders to 5'5" 400 lb bosses.
The most important factor in a carry gun is how well can you shoot it. If you can't shoot something well don't carry it.
I would recommend mag extensions like the ones on my LC9S. Turns too short into oh yeah!
With any gun, from any manufacturer, you should be confirming it's reliability before carrying it. For me, that means 500 rds. malfunction free. Obviously, the gun should go a lot more than that without problems, (assuming you're not using ****** ammo).
Did you ever determine what holster you have? We discussed it in your other thread about carry at work and you weren't sure what it was. Maybe you did say and I missed it.
It’s a a Concealment Express IWB kydex holster
Wouldn't a waist pack specifically designed for CC be a good option for a large handgun?
If your hand is too big for the Glock, I doubt you will want the Sig 365. My hand is a size large and the 365 was not a good fit. And many posters have said the same thing. I most definitely would not be able to wear a glove with one. There are many guns out there and we all have OUR favorites. But one thing I have found out, is that one shoe is not a good fit for all. I think you would better be served by going to a gun show or LGS and finding out what is the best fit for you.
I understand what you’re saying, but I feel like the weight difference between the G19 and something like the G43 would be huge.
Also you can go here and compare sizes to different guns side by side. And if at all possible try and shoot the one you want. For instance, I thought the Glock 43X would be a good gun to try out. But wore a blister on my finger during a 200 round test. Obviously not the right gun for Me personally.Hated the way Glock does the trigger guard.I have found out that you really do not know how a gun will shoot until you actually shoot one.
Seems to be shaken out now. Just be sure to shoot one before you buy if you can. It's smaller and thinner than the 43 and was entirely too thin for my XL hands and did not shoot nearly as well as I expect even a small gun to, for carry purposes.
You might want to look into an instructor type belt with nylon/Kydex/neoprene as they are stiffer than even a good leather belt and really helped me with heavier guns (I do not consider a Glock 19 heavy) and also the sad truth of CCW is you often need to dress around the gun. Form fitting and carrying all but the smallest guns is often a difficult chore.
One thing you could try is a tuckable holster for your work dress, a tucked and slightly bloused more form fitting shirt can conceal a gun very nicely, I do this weekly at church and it works very well.
Not sure why the same belt would make a gun feel heavier in shorts though, unless it's just the way the shorts are cut to fit your hips, or perhaps the material is thinner and the belt doesn't fit as well. Another bonus for the instructor/CCW belt style and the more minute adjustment ability over the more standard belt holes.
Thank you for the very informative & enlightening response.
It gave you all the information you needed
Maybe if you're out hiking in the woods. Not a good option for most people at work.
I'd start with finding a good instructor.
It's one of the things we do.
Just out of curiosity which gun is your EDC?
Doesn't matter, the thread isn't about me, and I respectfully refuse to let it become about me.
What matters is the right weapon for the original poster, and if an instructor is a good instructor, what the instructor carries shouldn't matter, either.
We're all human, but keeping one eye on the goal is important sometimes, and figuring out what someone should start off carrying is definitely one of those times.
Hey Big Guy
If your looking for that perfect carry piece , keep an open mind and try them all . For me I found the Colt New Agent in 45acp a 3" 1911 it came with CT Laser Grips , it only has trench sights not the conventional sights , for me it was the perfect point and shoot carry pistol. It's the same as the Colt Defender , the Defender has regular sights . You have to handle it first and carry it in a good holster and belt . I went with a custom holster from R Grizzle " the country boy" doesn't look like it sounds and a EDC gun belt by Kore Essentials , both are the best I ever wore . Check them out if you have a chance Hope I Helped in some way.
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