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  1. #11
    Thanks to all of you for your input!! It is greatly appreciated.

  3. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Gray Court, SC
    Dave, I'm a big guy also. I'm about 6' now. Over the years I've lost 2" in height and I'm a little over 300lbs. I carry a Kahr PM45 in a Kydex IWB tuckable holster that I made. I find that a IWB holster works best for me. Usually carry it in my 3:00 to 4:00 position with my shirt in or out without printing. Being big a OWB holster won't work for me because it really prints bad. I also carry a BUG in my back pocket, a Kahr P380 in a wallet holster. You just need to try different methods of carry to fine the one that suites you best.
    USAF Retired, CATM, SC CWP, NH NR CWP, NRA Benefactor
    To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them... -- Richard Henry Lee, 1787

  4. #13
    Being 6'2" and at the time, 290, when I first got my CCW, I also struggled with this same issue. I got an Uncle Mike's, just to experiment with where to carry. It quickly became evident that the UM was not a long term solution, as it's very flimsy and wouldn't stay in place. However, it did help me determine where to carry, which is inside waistband, right side, about 3:00 position. I tried center back but carrying a S&W Sigma back there proved to be uncomfortable. A thinner profile gun might be ok there. Anyway, once I determined IWB was the place for me, I ordered a Kholster for $40 on sale, including shipping. After wearing it for a few days, I trimmed it to fit the profile of my gun and stained it black. I really like it as it's very comfortable and the alterations do not void the warranty. I hear a lot of good about the Supertuck on here as well but the Kholster is cheaper and also carries a lifetime warranty. Either would probably work for you. Just my 2 cents. Good luck. Oh and by the way, my Uncle Mike's works great for holding my piece between the mattress and box spring at night. :-)

  5. #14

    Shoulder holster perhaps?

    It hasn't been mentioned yet, but how about a shoulder holster. I often carry a Glock 22 in a Galco Miami Classic Shoulder holster which also allows me to carry two extra magazines on the other side of the shoulder harness. Shoulder holsters don't work for everyone, true, but I don't think alot of people give them due consideration. If you decide to go with a shoulder holster keep in mind that it will take a few days to get everything adjusted just right. Wear it around the house for a while so you can get used to it.

    I'll also second the recomendation on ankle holsters, another meathod of carry often overlooked. Lou Alessi makes probably the best ankle holster, but several other makers have good products as well.

    You mentioned that anything on the belt is a no-go, I take it that that will also rule out fanny packs.

  6. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Central Kentucky
    511 makes a decently attractive 'fanny pack' holster that might work for some occasions.

  7. #16
    I'm not quite your size, but I have a drawer ful of holsters that I have tryed just about all my guns in differant positions, it really gets down to the dress for the day, cannot carry at work, but do to and from, Serpa paddle, i have one for each of my Glocks, worn at 3 o'clock, IWB for my Taurus PT-709, and pocket and ankle holsters for my PT-738, and I have tryed most of them in a middle of back holster (unkle mikes)

  8. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Dave View Post
    Hello all. I am new to the CC community and this thread. I have yet to get my carry permit, part of the reason being determining how I will carry. I am very large at 400lbs. Most of this weight is in my midsection which presents me with issues on carrying in any fashion the is on the belt.

    I have a Taurus PT111 Millenium Pro 9MM. Holsters for this gun are not that plentiful from what I have been able to find, and most of what I find are for belt carrry. A shoulder holster is an option, but I am not sure that I can find one that will fit my large size.

    Any suggestions or thought would be greatly appreciated. Of course I do realize that if I were to lose a couple of hundred pounds not would only CC become easier, but my health would improve. But that is a discussion for another time.

    I go about 360 and I use a Kholster cresent I trimmed it down so it was even with my pants I carry a S&W Sigma with no problem you can E- mail Kholster and tell them the gun you have and they will tell you the holster you need they were great It's very comfortable I wear suspenders to keep my pants up also and then a shirt over it you would never know I'm carrying

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