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Old 12-04-2014, 09:23   #1
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Anyone carrying a full size glock concealed?

I have rotated my carry guns from time to time but keep coming back to a g17. I even had a time when I had to have a pocket gun. I've been carrying a 380 in my front pocket for a few weeks. I've owned a 17,19,26,23 and none are "comfortable" to carry. I find that the shorter ones dig into me causing a sore spot where the end of the slide presses into my body. The 17 is harder to hide but the extra length makes it more comfortable for all day carry. I'm 5'11" and 175lbs so any gun shows when I bent over. I found what works best for me is a remora clip less holster at 3-4 o'clock with a major forward cant. What do ya'll do?


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Old 12-04-2014, 11:01   #3
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I have rotated my carry guns from time to time but keep coming back to a g17. I even had a time when I had to have a pocket gun. I've been carrying a 380 in my front pocket for a few weeks. I've owned a 17,19,26,23 and none are "comfortable" to carry. I find that the shorter ones dig into me causing a sore spot where the end of the slide presses into my body. The 17 is harder to hide but the extra length makes it more comfortable for all day carry. I'm 5'11" and 175lbs so any gun shows when I bent over. I found what works best for me is a remora clip less holster at 3-4 o'clock with a major forward cant. What do ya'll do?


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I'm sure gonna try very soon. I'll be picking up a new G20 in the next couple of days, my CB Supertuck should arrive shortly thereafter. While it's not the prettiest holster I could have bought, I really believe the size of it and therefore it's ability to distribute the weight of the G20 will make it manageable. It will be mainly for the cold weather months though. My G36 is for warm weather carry.
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:30   #4
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My carry guns since the early 90s has been 3953 to a P225, then G26 to G19 to G17 and a G37 in 08. With varoius others thrown in I carry from time to time. Even when I was in NC and temps hit 114 with 90% humidity I carried the G37. I live in MI now. I like seasons, but miss year round motorcycle riding.

I have found just about any gun for me when carried IWB is much more comfortable straight drop and OWB is nice with forward cant.

I am so over printing (never lived in a state where printing is illegal). 95% of people don't even notice when I OC and those who do don't give a steaming pile of dog dung that I am. You might be lucky to find one in a hundred thousand notice you print. It is the last thing I worry about and just mostly OC anyway.

I was In Tacoma WA mall when visiting relatives a couple years ago. Guy in front of me walking in a mall was half concealed and I was OC, never got a dirty look from anyone and two cops walked right past both of us and never noticed.

When you walk around nervous looking like you are doing something wrong is when people notice you.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:02   #5
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Bigger than full-size...my G34. Use a Sparks VM-2 IWB. Very comfortable and concealable.

Holster selection is very personal. One size does not fit all. More a matter of unique body characteristics than size/weight.

BTW, if your gun is printing when you "bent" over...DON'T bend over. When carrying, you should move down vertically, not bend at the waist.

Also, stay away from the top shelf in grocery stores unless you do a 360 scan first.
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Old 12-04-2014, 15:55   #6
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I have use IWB holsters to carry a G20 and G21, was pretty comfortable to me.
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Old 12-04-2014, 15:58   #7
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Old 12-04-2014, 16:42   #8
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I carry a Glock 17 in a N82 Tactical Professional IWB holster with no trouble. Every once in a while (winter time) I carry a Beretta 92A1 using a Beretta IWB holster. As with other posters on this forum, I agree that those around you are probably more concerned with themselves than with what you are doing. This time of year (in colder climates) makes it easier.
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Old 12-04-2014, 16:47   #9
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I carried a G.20 for years until I moved to a g.19 for city carry and G.20 for woods/rural areas/car gun.

It concealed just fine on my 5'6 140lbs frame... I used a don hume 715 holster and never had an issue riding my bicycle, skating, hiking, running errands or anything else... It was certainly less comfortable than carrying the 19 but definitely doable.
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Old 12-04-2014, 16:49   #10
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Lately I've been carrying my Glock 17 concealed by a T shirt only. I don't find it to be any more difficult to conceal than my G19 honestly.

I'm only 5'8" 130 pounds-If I can do it anyone can.
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Old 12-04-2014, 17:59   #11
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G22 or G19 in a JM Custom appendix holster.
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Old 12-04-2014, 18:07   #12
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I have carried a G17 (or a G22) in a CrossBreed SuperTuck (IWB) for almost 3 years. Both weapons have CrimsonTrace lasers on them. Probably won't change it. Works for me!
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Old 12-04-2014, 20:26   #13
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A USB for a decade or so daily in hip holster with a slightly large shirt.
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Old 12-04-2014, 20:33   #14
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Old 12-04-2014, 22:03   #15
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Anyone carrying a full size glock concealed?


I really like that idea. But I'm not in place in my life where I can spend $169 to see if it works for me.


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Old 12-04-2014, 23:08   #16
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Glock 22 in an Alien Gear IWB, under a t-shirt.

5' 8", 170 lbs.

http://aliengearholsters.com/

http://aliengearholsters.com/holsters/glock-22.html

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Old 12-04-2014, 23:14   #17
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G20 in single clip IWB holster. I find the crossbreed type don't conceal larger guns as well as single clips.


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Old 12-05-2014, 05:18   #18
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What location on your waistline gives you guys the least printing.


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Old 12-05-2014, 09:42   #19
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G22 Gen4 with light IWB at 3o'clock everyday for 12 hours. No issues. But like others, good holster is imperative. Along with a slight change in attire.

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Old 12-05-2014, 09:53   #20
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I used to. Glock 17 AWIB in a dale fricke archangel for years. Too heavy, too much of a PIA. I am 6'0" 185lbs. I am back to the 44 special or 357 snubs.

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