Double Stack?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by BeyondTheBox, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Just out of curiosity, who carries a double stack sized gun, which one and how/where?

    I've only got one double stack gun and I couldn't possibly conceive carrying this gargantuous monstrosity on my person.
     
  2. Rick1967

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    I have a Ruger P95 that I carry regularly. I have a Bersa Compact Pro 45 that is a double stack. I dont carry it as much as I used to. But it is not a problem. I also have a Sigma that is a 14 round 40 S&W. I carry it once in a while. I have no problem concealing any of them.
     

  3. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Jeesh, ain't the Ruger a huge beast?
     
  4. AR10

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    Will be carrying a Glock 20 with modified extended mags from a Glock 21. Holds 31 and one in the pipe.

    Center top pocket bib overalls, ordered them yesterday.
     
  5. mdauben

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    Glock 17 in an IWB holster @ 4:00
    Glock 21 in an OWB holster @ 4:00
    Glock 36 in an IWB holster @ 4:00

    The 17 and 36 I can conceal under loose fitting summer weight shirts. The 21 requires a heavier cover garment like a sweater or sweatshirt.

    Admittedly, I'm a really big guy. If you are under 6 foot or 250# it might not work for you. ;)
     
  6. fupuk

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    Before I started carrying my 1911, I carried a Glock 17 at about 4:00 OWB and it was as comfortable as anything. I used a Desanti holster and it worked great for me.
     
  7. Doc3402

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    I carry a Glock 27 which I assume is called either a double stack or staggered magazine. I carry at 4:00 in an adjustable cant IWB holster by DeSantis. It does not print, it does not dig into my ribs, and it does not pinch my butt when I sit.

    While firearm/holster selection is a big part of concealed carry, so is clothing choice. I'm not talking super baggy, either. Plain, single color shirts will show a print faster than a patterned shirt. Light colors will print faster than dark colors. Stripes will print faster than checks or plaids, especially horizontal stripes. Random pattern shirts are the best. Picture a tie died or Hawaiian shirt for an example of this. Button shirts beat pullovers unless the pullover is baggy.

    One thing to keep in mind. You get in a mindset that because you are doing something different by carrying a gun, people are looking at you. Don't flatter yourself. Nobody cares about you. They just want to avoid eye contact and get on with their day.

    Unless you are waiting in a line, or your sidearm printing is extremely obvious, nobody is going to see it. You are more at risk of accidental exposure than you are of somebody seeing you print. Sitting, squatting, reaching over your head, and bending are things you need to check out while still in the privacy of the home. If your clothing survives these tests you should be good to go.
     
  8. GoGlockOrGoHome

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    Glock 30SF.
    (Double stacked .45)
    I wouldn't carry anything else...well unless California allowed me more than 10 rounds
     
  9. cotex

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    Ya, I hope to never have to do anything but complain what it makes my back feel like but I am afraid that is not the world we lived any longer and yes always with extra clip on me and a box of a hundred in the car.. Who knows?

    Tex
     

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  10. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    I know the gun well, have one.
     
  11. BeyondTheBox

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    Was the birdie in the first pic intentional?! Lol
     
  12. BeyondTheBox

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    Bib overalls for daily wear? I dig your style m'friend! So how large is this pocket, because that sounds like open carry? If I were going to open carry it would definitely be a double stack!
     
  13. BeyondTheBox

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    Great observations and logical conclusions. If one was inclined to wear such clothing I could see a double stack being a very wise selection.

    Exactly, I've been saying this exact thing ever since I started carrying.
     
  14. Doc3402

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    While I'm not one to wear the tie dye, I do wear a lot of patterned shirts. Either a subtle plaid dress shirt or a subtle Hawaiian style shirt. The ones I pick are square cut at the bottom so they can be warn OWB, and they are not tapered. It's great being retired and living in a sub-tropical state with a high percentage of tourists. I can wear anything I want and the worst thing people will think is Damn Yankee! <grin>

    Anyway, at 5'9 165, I am able to conceal up to a 4 inch K frame or 1911 with the shirts I choose. The 1911 draws easier because of my anatomical geometry, but either one is completely hidden. I chose the Glock 27 because I shoot it better, not because I need the smaller size to conceal it.
     
  15. AR10

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    My permit to carry is new. Came a week ago. I used to have a permit in the 70's, so I am familiar with what I like. I used to wear a jackass rig with a security six Ruger. The bib overall is like a jackass rig with pants attached, is my goal. I wear scrub tops at work and casual pants, so I think it will still look like my clothes are the same.

    I may have to modify the bib to hold the Glock, won't know till it shows, ordered from amazon.
     
  16. AIKIJUTSU

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    I have several double-stacked .40's and .45's. They are not all that hard to conceal. The thickness of the grip is not as big a factor as the height. The piece I carry most often in warm weather (March thru November in South Carolina), is a Para Warthog, model WHX1045R, which is a .45 ACP with 3" barrel and is double-stacked with 10 + 1 capacity. It is 4.75" high, which helps keep the grip from protruding, so it doesn't "print" with a loose-fitting shirt. Another pretty good gun for the purpose is a Taurus model PT-940, a 10 + 1 double-stacked .40, that is just 5" high, has a 3 7/8" barrel. If you use a "compact" model, which generally has a shorter grip than a full-size model of a similar gun, you can conceal it pretty easily.
     
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