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      Smile Does anyone CC a full size handgun?

      I live in Massachusetts. I opted for a pre-ban glock 17 vs a new glock 19....on account of both trigger pull and capacity. I have yet to purchase a holster. I am a big guy (6'2" 290lbs.) so...lots of room to conceal. looking for advise from anyone who uses a full size frame for a CCW:

      any holster suggestions?

      do you have problems CCing your full size?

      thanks all. i'm new here. good to be aboard.

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      In cooler weather, when it is not miserable to wear a cover garment, I regularly carry a Commander sized 1911 clone, an XD45, or a CZ-75B, with no problems. Any good IWB (inside the waist) holster will work. The trick (for me) is to wear it at the 4 o'clock position, with a fairly radical forward tilt, so that the grip is nearly vertical.

      I usually use a Clip-Draw on the XD45 Standard model, and have found it to be comfortable and safe.

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      I am a smaller guy (5'9 160lbs) but I also carry my full size gun (Sig P226) sometimes. Now living in the South means that I can only conceal a gun like that in the winter but when I can wear a coat or fleece I can do it. When I do carry my Sig I wear a cheapo Uncle Mikes IWB holster. I wear it at about the 5 o'clock position canted a little bit forward. Some people wouldn't wear an Uncle Mikes holster if you bought them one but it works just fine for me.

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      Quote Originally Posted by fliperoo View Post
      I live in Massachusetts. I opted for a pre-ban glock 17 vs a new glock 19....on account of both trigger pull and capacity. I have yet to purchase a holster. I am a big guy (6'2" 290lbs.) so...lots of room to conceal. looking for advise from anyone who uses a full size frame for a CCW:

      any holster suggestions?

      do you have problems CCing your full size?

      thanks all. i'm new here. good to be aboard.
      Welcome!

      I've used several older BladeTech kydex inside waistband holsters to conceal full-size Glocks, up to my G34 (same frame, but longer slide than G17). I can't do it effectively in summer tee-shirt-only temps, but when the weather is a bit cooler, cold, or "falling", it's very doable.

      As Bisley said, above, try using a forward-cant strong-side rig, with a fairly severe barrel-rearward/grip-forward angle. I've used this type of rig successfully with the holster on the belt at 3-to-5 o'clock, and a light cover garment. If you've never used this type of set-up before, get some serious practice in with it, as gripping the gun at this sharper angle (bend that wrist!) and getting a clean draw stroke requires some quality dry-fire and range time.

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      Thumbs up thanks all.

      great advice. much appreciated.

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      I'm the same size as Truman and carry a full size all the time. It's not a glock and if you dress around the gun it's pretty easy, even in the summer here in the south. A slightly larger t-shirt or one of those Hiawan type shirts from Walmart conceals very well.

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      In a belly band I can ccw full size. I use one for my USP 40 and P30. For a Glock trigger system I am not personally confortable with this method and would prefer a stiffer holster. Galco makes a nice belly band wtih a leather holster sewn into it that I would trust with a Glock. I have had good results with Fist's Kydex line. Super thin, light and strong. The one I use for my HK P30 is the Kydex K3 IWB with a severe cant. I have the same model for my Walther PPS although that is a much smaller weapon. Lots of good holster options out there but these are the two methods and types I use regularily. It is definately doable to carry a full size especially with polymer framed handguns lightening up the load a bit.

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