GUN How big is too big for CCW?

oakback

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Aug 25, 2008
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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.
 

s2k

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Oct 8, 2002
50,556
corn field, iowa
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
 

thedude11

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Aug 11, 2003
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Plenty of people CCW guns bigger than that.

Just get a proper holster and belt and you should be fine.
 

FusionZ06

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Apr 10, 2004
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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

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.
 

Ghostrider4450

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Aug 25, 2005
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Out of my mind, brb never.
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:
 

Ghostrider4450

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Aug 25, 2005
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Out of my mind, brb never.
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.

Makes more sense than the "split your gun into all its parts, and store your ammo on the moon" NY laws. :mamoru:
 

NEp8ntballer

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Mar 22, 2006
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im 6' 180lbs, and i carry a full size 1911 with no issues
some people carry larger
Fatso1296x972.jpg
 

7

First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.
Jul 5, 2002
24,866
some people carry larger
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/ThumperRon/Fatso1296x972.jpg[IMG][/QUOTE]

I'd like to see how noticeable that is when his shirt is pulled down
 

BROKE

Mr. Selfdestruct
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Nov 17, 2004
48,315
Austin,Tx
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
 

A96HondaAccordCoupeEX

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May 22, 2000
45,232
CA
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:
 

Vermincelli

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Oct 11, 2004
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GET OFF MY LAWN!
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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Vermincelli

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Oct 11, 2004
57,770
GET OFF MY LAWN!
Whats the best holster?

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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