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I got my permit in the mail today, and my Crossbreed Super tuck should be here soon. Unfortunately, the only handgun I have is my Glock 17. I love it, don't get me wrong, very reliable, but I feel like it will be difficult for me to conceal because I'm kind of skinny. 6 foot 170lbs. Being that its winter time I should be alright. But I'm wondering what you guys do in the warmer months. Any advice would be appreciated.
 

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Well in wisconsin we got oc and ccw so printing or showing is a nonissue most times. I tend to carry owb and will have a 1911/xdm/m9a1. At all times i also carry a ruger lcp in a pocket holster.
 

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I have been carrying my Glock 17 for almost a year and I have no complaints about it. Its light, ive shoot thousands of rounds through it so I know where to aim and never had any problems with it. If your like me I dont like real small frame firearms. And I dont want to carry a firearm that im not comfortable with. Its gonna be a trail and error type of thing. Somethings may work well for you but not for me. Try the Glock and see how it goes, you may fall in love with carrying a full size you may not.
 

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The G17 is a GREAT weapon, but for CC EDC, you might find that's its full size frame us a slight but too large.

Try looking at the Glock 19 ( assuming you like the 9mm factor).

I own both. My first LE job required me to own a 9mm so I bought a Gen3 G17. I loved it, it was fun and cheap to shoot. I don't get into the "caliber contest"; modern day SD ammo produces AWESOME results with 9mm, and yes, I own 9mm, .38, .38 Super, .40, .45, 10mm, .44, .357 Sig, .357 Mag, and even a .50.

I bought my Gen4 G19 because I enjoyed shooting 9mm so much and it made an EXCELLENT CC EDC.
 

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The G17 is a GREAT weapon, but for CC EDC, you might find that's its full size frame us a slight but too large.

Try looking at the Glock 19 ( assuming you like the 9mm factor).

I own both. My first LE job required me to own a 9mm so I bought a Gen3 G17. I loved it, it was fun and cheap to shoot. I don't get into the "caliber contest"; modern day SD ammo produces AWESOME results with 9mm, and yes, I own 9mm, .38, .38 Super, .40, .45, 10mm, .44, .357 Sig, .357 Mag, and even a .50.

I bought my Gen4 G19 because I enjoyed shooting 9mm so much
 

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And that may work for him. My wife carrys a jframe everywhere she goes and she likes it because its small and she is pretty accurate up to 15-20 yards and thats great that she carries and its light weight so its not gonna stop her from carrying it. I personally bought my handguns for range weapons and got use to shooting full size and thats what I carry. I got into handguns purely for something I enjoyed doing and somwthing me and my wife both like doing together. I know I will be looking at a smaller frame for a special occasion when I cant conseal a large frame gun. Rent as many guns as you can and shoot them all. You may be suprised what you like and what fits your hands. Everbody ive talked to says a glock dosent fit in their hands. I like the way my glock feels and dont have a problem with the grip. But a glock 19 is a great choice for a carry weapon and you might go out and buy one tomorrow and never look back. Just carry something your comfortable with and can shoot well. 18 misses with you glock 17 is nothing if you can make one shot with a glock 19. Keep us informed..
 

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Thanks. But buying a g19 is not an option for me right now. I also have no interest is open carry. Any other tips?
 

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Just as one should have more than one pair of shoes, so goes the concealed weapon.

There are times the G17 is not the appropriate CW.
There are times the crossdraw holster is not appropriate.
There are times the shoulder rig is not appropriate.

Your task is to decide what is appropriate for you. Trying to hide that Glock 17 can be challenging if you are wearing Speedos.
 

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Haha. I also have no interest in wearing speedos. I know I'm going to need some bigger shirts, and hopefully I'll be able to afford a more concealable handgun before the summer comes. But until then the g17 is all I got
 

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I carry either a J Frame or M&P Shield in a pocket holster during the summer. Into either a front or cargo pocket.
 

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I carry a full size xd 9 everyday, summer or winter. I have a regular hip holster and it stays concealed most days very well. I also Carry a naa 22 mini revolver in my pocket everyday. If for some reason I can't carry a full size weapon where I'm going it stays locked in my jeep and the 22 goes with me. I'm a higher guy 6'6" 220lbs so concealing a xd isn't much of an issue with the bigger shirts. The important thing is having something you can shoot well. I can't shoot smaller framed handguns well bc of my hands being so huge. I did shoot a tiger lc9 (?) Last night and enjoyed it. May be gettin one of those soon.
 

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I got my permit in the mail today, and my Crossbreed Super tuck should be here soon. Unfortunately, the only handgun I have is my Glock 17. I love it, don't get me wrong, very reliable, but I feel like it will be difficult for me to conceal because I'm kind of skinny. 6 foot 170lbs. Being that its winter time I should be alright. But I'm wondering what you guys do in the warmer months. Any advice would be appreciated.
Since you are sticking with the g17. Look into appendix style holsters (holster in the front part of the pants). They work best on skinny guys since big guys like me have what some may call a weight problem (have to use the Chris Farley voice) an so my stomach sticks out so much it is not practical.

Read some reviews on them first but I have read a lot of people (that are able too) have gone to that style of carry. There are tons of holsters out there and finding the right one may take some time.
 

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Since you are sticking with the g17. Look into appendix style holsters (holster in the front part of the pants). They work best on skinny guys since big guys like me have what some may call a weight problem (have to use the Chris Farley voice) an so my stomach sticks out so much it is not practical.

Read some reviews on them first but I have read a lot of people (that are able too) have gone to that style of carry. There are tons of holsters out there and finding the right one may take some time.




QFT...Also be prepared to have a whole drawer full of 'tried and failed' holsters...comes with the territory.

Since it's winter, think about a shoulder rig...just a suggestion...:cool:
 

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QFT...Also be prepared to have a whole drawer full of 'tried and failed' holsters...comes with the territory.

Since it's winter, think about a shoulder rig...just a suggestion...:cool:
QFT? I'm not familiar with that abbreviation.

I lucked out and dont have a drawer of failures.
 

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Thanks texasbear and Vincent. I have thought about a shoulder holster for winter time. And although I feel my discipline is up to par with handling my glock, I'm not sure I'm comfortable having it pointing down the front of my pants.
 

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I have the same issues that you do. I'm 6'2 170. My first trial was with a Glock 30. It's ok during the winter, but almost impossible during the summer. For the last year I carried the KelTec P-3AT .380 in an ankle holster as I rarely wear shorts. Most recently, I bought the Sig P938 as I wanted a larger caliber and it's small enough to conceal with just a t-shirt during the summer and no print. Now, I haven't tried these, and I have no idea how they work, but there is a company that makes a pair of pants for conceal carry, I think it was called the CCW breakaway. I read about it a while back, and it supposedly allows you to carry fullsize in your pocket. Again, I've never tried it nor even seen it in person, and I don't really care for look of the method myself. I sold one of my 1911's to fund the purchase of the Sig. And as stated, be ready to buy and toss several holsters in the drawer. Or resell them, I think I tried like 5 before I found one I liked for my Glock. (It was a FOBUS)

While puttering around looking at some online "deals," I ran into this: http://strykrtacticalgear.com/strykr_limitedsale1.html It's a pair of cargo pants that have a conceal holster for up to 5" 1911's in the cargo pocket. The price is a little steep at $99 but it's an option
 

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When I carry my glock 20 I carry appendix carry @ 12:30. And it doesn't print at all.
 

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When I carry my glock 20 I carry appendix carry @ 12:30. And it doesn't print at all.
Same here,, course having a fat belly that easily pushes farther out than my full size 40 can print helps a lot......
I knew being fat would pay off someday, , although I figured it would be a food shortage first, I probably can last for a month easy on reserves,,, lol
 
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