This is a discussion on CCing the Beretta 92F within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by wmhawth I don't carry my Beretta 92 often but when I do it's done comfortably with a Beltman belt, a Galco Combat ...
Just picked up one of these the other day. I appreciate all the input on here about how to carry it. I to will be looking at the Galco holsters, I like the angle on the Combat Master. But first I gotta find some cheap ammo to go break it in. Yeah sure cheap 9mm haven't seen any in a while.
These are great suspenders, hook in a second to your belt and can be found here: Welcome to the Perry Suspenders eStore
These make all the difference in the world CCWing a full-size gun. Mine conceals well under an open leather vest. Feels very comfortable.
(By the way, I am not a big honcho. I'm 65, 5' 10", 135lbs.)
Last edited by detective; February 13th, 2013 at 07:54 PM.
This is probably kind of late for the OP, but I agree that if you dress around the gun you can conceal almost any sidearm if you're willing to do what it takes. I also heartily second the recommendation for the Perry suspenders! I find it pretty hilarious after years of making fun of my dad for his suspenders that I finally bought a pair of my own. But they really do help support a gun belt. I got the kind that clips under the belt, not to the pants, and they work very well. You can wear your belt a bit looser too without feeling like your pants are gonna fall down.
I am easily able to conceal my 92A1 when wearing a poncho.
Beretta has been in business something like 400 YEARS! Can you believe that? And as a gunmaker all that time.
They make really good looking and very well made guns. My 92FS is a "Ghost" (some Inox came out about 10 years ago with Beretta-logo gray grips and has stainless controls; known as the "Ghost")
Had it about 2 yrs, never once has it had failure to fire, load, extract - zero malfunctions on any ammo.
Now I just bought this one in .25 Cal. I wanted a teeny gun. Used 1994, works great. I have bad hands and while I can Carry and shoot some other low-recoil guns, this is now another. Or it can be a "running-to-the-store" gun. Besides, couldn't resist, it's cute - well engineered, I like the style; the barrel pops-up, you load a round in it, put in loaded mag, and are set to go, no need to rack the slide. Shoots DA/SA, my favorite action, no need to put the safety on. Just point and shoot. It's really small but easy to shoot unlike some tiny guns, fits immediately perfect in the hand, no groping for a good handhold.
I think there are much smaller and easier/more comfortable guns to conceal on the market that would probably suit your needs. If you WANT to carry something that big then that is your choice but I just can't help thinking that after doing it for a couple weeks you will be looking for a new CC piece.
-It is a seriously scary thought that there are subsets of American society that think being intellectual is a BAD thing...
detective, nice guns there. I have a 96fs duotone on layaway. I really like the way that tomcat looks. The bobcat version has caught my eyes.
I carried a 92 FS while serving in the military. I preferred a shoulder holster for most duties. I CC a Glock 22 during cold weather and if I can hide that, a 92 should be cake. If you dress appropriately and wear a good belt and holster you can carry anything comfortably
See, it shoots great, so it's worth it. I want something I can shoot accurately, get out and on target quickly, and be on target with fast, multiple shots - in likely the worst situation of my life if IT ever happens - and one I can trust not to screw up. My 92fs has all that, hell why not have it on hand IF... a good hunk of the time.
You know, oddly, the weight of the Beretta 92A1 and extra mag I carry hasn't bothered me a whole ton, but if I carry my Shield the day after carrying the Beretta, suddenly the little guns are zero trouble. I don't always carry my Beretta, but it's nice to carry something every now and then that really makes you appreciate your smaller guns.