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USP 40 For Concealed Carry?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by S&W620, Nov 12, 2007.

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  1. S&W620

    S&W620 Member

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    I was wondering if anyone has any success carrying a USP (full size) regularly and if so, how do you do it?

    The reason I ask is because this has become my absolute favorite gun I have ever owned and I trust this gun above all others. I am planning to get my ccw before the first of the year and would like to know if this is a viable option or not.

    Any advice on holsters, positioning, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Autolycus

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    I think it is a little big for me. I would recommend the P2000 myself or a USPc. But if you can get away with it do it.
     
  3. Zak Smith

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    When I first got my CCW, I carried a USP40-- or tried to. It's very large.
     
  4. S&W620

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    Was there anything that helped hide the gun?

    Any holster recommendations?
     
  5. 10-Ring

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    I've done it exactly 2 times w/ my USP 9 & 45. The best I could do was in a Binachi fanny pack
     
  6. Devonai

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    For the first few years after I got my license, all I had to carry was my Beretta 92FS. When I could afford it I added a USP .40 to my collection and began to carry that. Perspective is a wonderful thing.

    I enjoyed success carrying the USP in both a full-length belt-slide leather holster and a simple nylon inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster, both at the 4 O'Clock position. The former is effective with a long enough concealing garment and the latter is useful for warmer weather.

    In fact, I consider a 4"-4.5" semi-auto to be the ideal size for concealed carry. I have a Kel-Tec P11 for situations where a sub-compact is a must, but I find the full-size Glock, H&K USP, Sig, or S&W Third Generation to be ideal for the majority of situations.
     
  7. SwampWolf

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    At times I tote a SIG 220, which is comparable in size to the USP 40 (I have both) and I like "pancake" style holsters. This design keeps the pistol hugging your torso but, like all styles of holsters, a good belt is the key to keeping everything in place. I also require a thumb-break style retention device, though many folks prefer "retention by tension"- all personal preference concerning the issue of how to keep a gun in place while moving and still be able to clear leather expeditiously.
     
  8. pablo45

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    I sometimes carry one. I like a fobus holster with a kacket or long shirt over it. It stays in a place good.
     
  9. Morgan

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    My primary carry gun (on and off duty) for years was a full size USP - no problems, but I'm tall and thin.

    I normally carried in a Blade-Tech belt holster or, when clothing dictated a tighter concealment, a FIST pancake holster.

    The USP is boringly reliable and tough.
     
  10. WSUZJer

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    I carry a USP 9, same size as the .40, in an MTAC. ;) Works pretty well.
     
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