Found a deal on a full-size Beretta 92FS at a local GS, and couldn't pass it up. My carry rotation currently consists of a G19 in a straight paddle (Galco) without retaining belt straps or a Miami Classic (Galco) shoulder rig. If I have to go more discreet, I go with a TripleK ankle rig for my S&W 37 airweight snub .38, or a Diamondback .380 in a pocket holster or a wallet-holster. I am a fan of paddles for the easy on/off, as I travel a lot for my work, and it allows me to shift carry positions or remove it if needed without disrobing in the truck!
I know there aren't a ton of concealment options for a full-size pistol like the Beretta 92FS, and IWB is out of the question for a gun that big. I was considering looking for another paddle, but one with at least one belt loop strap for extra security, but most paddles stick out a LOT, and a gun that big would be a problem unless the paddle holster really kept it hugged close to the body, AND it would have to have a sweat shield to keep it from digging into my sides. A good belt rig would be fine, as long as it was full-coverage and kept it high and tight against the body. The double stack mag tends to make it "grip-heavy" so a belt rig would have to keep that grip really close...
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I would be wearing a cover garment or vest when toting the 92, so ultra-deep concealment won't really be required. I did purchase Bianchi Shadow-style shoulder holster for it, and with both loaded mags to counter-balance the weight of the gun, it does a good job on the comfort and concealment scale. Now i just want another carry option for the belt!
The pic is what I am considering, has easy on/off snaps for the belt, good sweat shield, molded leather (not a fan of nylon or Kydex) and priced under $60. Whaddaya think?
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