At last, i got my CCW permit

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    At last, i got my CCW permit

    After two months I finally got it. And I don't have a thing to wear All my handguns are too large for me to carry without looking absolutely obvious.
    Eat a moose... 50,000 wolves can't be wrong.

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    Wiggy,


    There are a bunch of people here who conceal full size guns... what do you have... the important part is a good holster / belt combo!

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    Maybe you could swap some of the big'ns for a smaller one. A larger gun can be concealed especially since winter is coming up if you have a good holster and a good belt.. That can give you some time to find something smaller if needed before summer.. Congrats on the permit.....

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    Right now I have a beretta model 96fs. I'm sure if I was a little larger I would have no problem, but I'm 5'9" and about 130 pounds. No matter where I stick this gun either the muzzle or grip sticks out like a sore thumb.
    Eat a moose... 50,000 wolves can't be wrong.

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    I was in the same situation, atleast you can now carry in your car legally. Until you get the holster/belt/gun combo going.

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    Wiggy, congrats on getting your permit.

    You might want to consider a shoulder holster for your Beretta. I carry my Beretta 90-Two in a Galco vertical shoulder holster under a vest/jacket/coat during the cool/cold months. This is a very comfortable carry method for a full size gun.
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    Well, now you have a very valid reason to go gun shopping.
    And clothes shopping too.

    Congrats! BTW - Glad that you finally got it.
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    Congrats!!
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    Congrats.

    Wear a bigger shirt and use an Inside The Waistband holster!

    Good Luck!!!
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    Nacho time!
    I'd rather have it and not need it...

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    congrats

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    Nacho time for sure!

    Yes - it's nacho time. It's gettin' to be a tradition on these forums that when you get your permit, your first 'carry' should be to Wal Mart where you buy nachos.

    I carry a full size gun similar to yours quite often when I wear a suit jacket. Just get a good quality hoster and a good quality gun belt and you'll do great.

    The first few weeks that you carry you will be certain that your hip has a strobe light attached and that everbody is staring at it. This is simply the jitters. After a while you'll get the sense that nobody notices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggy View Post
    Right now I have a beretta model 96fs. I'm sure if I was a little larger I would have no problem, but I'm 5'9" and about 130 pounds. No matter where I stick this gun either the muzzle or grip sticks out like a sore thumb.
    It's only on TV where medium sized guys can conceal a huge gun with zero printing. You probably can find just the right carry rig and clothing choices to reasonably conceal that gun, but why bother? The Beretta is a fine service weapon, but perhaps better suited to uniform carry such as by police or military.

    In terms of CCW, there's something to be said for looking at guns that have a better size to capacity rapport.

    Using the 9mm baseline (where I'm more familiar with the models), if you want an accurate, reliable pistol with a 15 rd capacity, put a 92FS side by side with a Glock 19. Night and day size difference. Or you could take the next step down in capacity/size and get a Kahr CW9.

    If the Beretta is the only gun for you, fine, but you'll have to work hard at concealing it. But try out some other guns before deciding.

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    Congratulations!

    NOW GET YOUR BUTT TO WAL-MART!

    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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