Any EDC heavy guns like Sig P228

Any EDC heavy guns like Sig P228

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    Any EDC heavy guns like Sig P228

    Any of you guys carry a Sig P228 or another gun as heavy as it (38 ounces or more loaded) all day everyday? If so, what gun do you carry, how heavy is it, what holster do you use and how comfortable is it? What belt do you use? I saw some even need to wear suspenders. I don't want to do that if I can avoid it.


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    My EDC during the week is a Sig P239 in . 40S&W or a Glock 36. I carry them both in a deep concealment shoulder holster. (think all nylon belly band that rides across your chest with shoulder straps). I can also carry my P229 in that same holster. It is doable, but you never forget it's there. On the weekends (when I can have my shirt untucked), I carry either a P220 Carry SAO or the P229 in a leather pancake OWB holster. My belt is a cheapish leather belt from Academy and it is quite comfortable. If I could have my shirt untucked during the week, I would carry the P220 or P229 every day of the week, no problems.
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    Yes, the P228 itself, in fact. It can be done. Lighter is better for carrying, but heavier is better for shooting... :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    Yes, the P228 itself, in fact.
    What holster do you use?

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    Yup, I carry a 228. Right now, I'm on High Noon products the Slide Guard and Public Secret along with their Rock Steady belt. Don't skimp on the belt like a lot of people do, it makes a big difference.

    I also have another holster from Dukalmighty, but I haven't been able to give it a fair shake down yet. I have some from CompTac and other makers as well, but so far, the High Noon's are what I like best.
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    When home, I carry a P229/.40 in either a Blackhawk SERPA, UBG Canute IWB, or UBG Bonneville OWB using a 5.11 belt (no suspenders)...plus a spare mag.

    I've also changed this up with a P226/.40...and similar holsters.
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    I carry a Stainless SIG P-220R. A P-228 is light!



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    Yes sir,
    I alternate Sig P226 and a Sig P220 in a Tucker HF-1 OWB with a Beltman 1-1/2" belt.
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    I switch up between a P228 and a Glock 23. The 228 spends the most time in a Mitch Rosen Premier Snap OWB. Rides high and tight to the body. I also use a Galco Summer Special IWB, and just recieved a great deal on a FIST #1A IWB with a thumbbreak, still evaluating it as a EDC holster. The 23 rides offduty in aHBE Com III, which is an excellent example of a IWB. On duty it rides in a Blade-Tech Paddle holster. I dont skimp on quality gear for my weapons. No cheapo holsters, or belts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savior Sound View Post
    What holster do you use?
    Several. I have two UBG rigs (one IWB and one OWB, the IWB sees much more use), a Safariland model 560-54 OWB paddle (when I'm working, and wearing a coat), and Bladetech and Blackhawk kydex for "serious" duty. I also have Safariland drop-leg and Bladetech chest armor set ups, but those are outside the scope of "concealed" carry.

    I like the wide loops on my UBG rigs - they help distribute the weight of the weapon well, and keep it very stable on the belt. Nate makes an excellent product at reasonable prices, though there are a number of very good holster makers out there right now.

    I've also used the MSP paddle from Kramer, and recommend it as well.
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    I carry a Sig P220R, usually in a duty holster, but when off duty, I carry it in either a Bianchi Accumold paddle holster (for OC), or a CBST (for CC). I usually use just a regular belt, but I do sometimes use my CB belt. It holds the weight better, but is a little less comfortable.

    The P228 is definitely not too heavy to carry.
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    I carry a 1911 most of the time, I have the light weight frame but I would guess it is right around 38 ounces loaded... I use a very inexpensive slim tuckable holster from Ace case ($10) and a 1.5 inch wide 1/8" thick belt which is pretty stiff from levis (got it for 10$ at Burlington Coat factory about a year ago). I agree that you do not forget you are carrying however it is not uncomfortable, the belt made the biggest difference for me.

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    I carried a S&W 4006 for about 4 yrs. Mostly in a Bianchi SOB holster w/a LGS belt.

    Switched to a 1911 5" and carried that in a LGS no name OWB holster.

    Now its lighter weight poly guns for me.
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    I carry a full sized 1911 everyday and it's pretty close to that weight mark a little under but close enough. I run my own IWB rig for it and a good thick double thickness belt.

    This is my normal carry loadout, the only thing that really varies is sometimes I carry a IWB double mag carrier rather than the flashlight combo. I haven't decided which I prefer yet, kinda leaning back towards light clipped on off hand pocket.

    http://adamsholsters.com/forumimages/luke-a-1911edc.jpg

    All of that said if you've got a good solid belt, then you just need a good holster that will spread out the weight on the belt. Really everyone is different so some holsters seem to work better for some people then others but try some options and get some good holsters.

    Advice if you want to test holsters without a drawer of rigs. Two fold, buy from a maker who will take their gear back if you don't like it, or buy used. The second option requires more work on your part but you can pick up good used rigs for fairly cheap and if you don't like it just resell it and move on. Allot of guys keep those holsters(I'm guilty!) but if your not going to use it pass it on, it might be the cat's meow for the next guy:)

    Good luck!

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