GUN How big is too big for CCW?

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  1. oakback

    oakback New Member

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    I have an XD45 compact, and wanted to get my CCW permit. Should I even bother, or will it just be a pain in the but (figuratively and literally)? If it makes any difference, I'm 6'4", 200lbs.

    Should I wait until I get a smaller gun (no idea when)? I wanted to eventually get a subcompact 9mm, but it might be 6 months before that'll happen.
     
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    you should be fine if it's a compact - the grip is typically the biggest problem.
     
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    sure why not, even if youre not gonna carry, get the permit anyways

    its like insurance, you wont need it until you need it

    also, you might learn something from the course, and increasing the number of permit holders in your state might be a good thing

    dunno bout ur state, but here if you dont have a permit to carry, you have to have the gun and ammo in seperate locked case if its in your car
     
  4. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    I carry my G17 sometimes. Krott CC's a G34.
     
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    Plenty of people CCW guns bigger than that.

    Just get a proper holster and belt and you should be fine.
     
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    Not in Florida you can keep a loaded gun in your car (without a permit) as long as it is "securely encased" usually means in a box that shuts (glove or center console) or snapped into a holster is fine. A thumb break is preferred but other retention holsters would probably suffice depending on the level of retention. The thought behind all of this is making sure you have one step to "think" about what you are about to do with your gun before acting.
     
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    bigdudeCCingDE.jpg

    Its been done before, so it all depends on your size and what works best for you. If you can hide a Desert Eagle on your person, then you could carry it. Now theres a weapon, that when out of ammo, really does serve a dual purpose. You could just club them to death, or use it as a very uncanny, and heavy sharukin. :mamoru:
     
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    Makes more sense than the "split your gun into all its parts, and store your ammo on the moon" NY laws. :mamoru:
     
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  10. oakback

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    Thanks for the replies! I've been waiting for the next gun show to get certified.
     
  11. BROKE

    BROKE Mr. Selfdestruct

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    im 6' 180lbs, and i carry a full size 1911 with no issues
     
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    some people carry larger
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    There was a thread about it. It hid pretty well.
     
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    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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  17. BROKE

    BROKE Mr. Selfdestruct

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    i think a DE might be a bit heavy, but if i could afford on e id do it once in a while just for the fuck of it
     
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    BROKE Mr. Selfdestruct

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    oh and jack nicholson CC's this

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    I'm 5'8" 155-160lbs now. :o:hs:

    Anyways, carried a fullsize HK USP 9 for like 6 years.

    Got tired of the bulk and downsized to a G19. Couldnt be happier. :bowdown:
     
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    all depends on your build, your clothing, your demeanor, your movement and your holsters.
    I've carried shotguns, MP5 and P90 under jackets concealed for work so you can hide some pretty big gear if you plan around it.
    I usually carry an XD Service but with a chopped down grip to compact length IWB but also carry an XD45 5" now and then.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Whats the best holster?
     
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    no such thing.
    Each person is different so what may be "the best" for one, may be uncomfortable and print more for someone else.

    I used to teach students to expect to pay as much on holsters to find the "right" one for them as they would spend on the gun.

    An example is many like Kydex holsters. Personally, I can't stand them and only use leather. I love shoulder rigs, most don't. Just have to try different ones out to see what you like.
     
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    he cc a red x? :mamoru:
     
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    :dunno:
     
  25. Mac Man

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    I've been CCing my M&P 9mm full size for a few weeks now. I barley notice it.

    I'm 5'11 175LBS
     

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