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    Concealed carry for overweight person

    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.

    Thanks!

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    Hey DD,

    I have that same gun. Fits the hand very nicely.

    As a big guy, why not an inside the waistband? Those work for virtually anyone and are pretty comfortable. The Crossbreed Tuck (i.e. Super Tuck, etc.) series are great from what everyone says, or just a little Uncle Mike's Size 0, which is only about $15.

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    Well I have a very pronounced ROLL that will make IWB fairly uncomfortable, and in my mind, make retrieval of the firearm fairly difficult.

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    Dave,
    I know what you mean. In March I chimed in at 5'8" 286 Lbs. I carried a smaller .380 Bersa in my jacket pocket.
    I shoulder holster may also be uncomfortable for you. If you wear sweat pants a lot you may consider a SmartCarry holster/ I use that with sweats or shorts with my Glock & it is very easy to draw. SmartCarry - Concealed Gun Holsters
    Charlie Parrott the owner, is a great guy and will make some suggestions & answer all of your questions.

    BTW
    In all honesty losing large amount of weight is not that difficult but takes dedication.
    I am currently at 215 Lbs & working towards 180. Lowered my sugar & eliminated my blood pressure pills How? Easy.

    Breakfast:
    Special K cereal with some frozen fruit in it 1% milk, V8 juice & 1 hard boiled egg
    Lunch :
    2 slices of Turkey breast in 2 pieces of romaine lettuce with 2 pickle spears & mustard
    Dinner:
    1 chicken breast grilled, a vegetable & a small salad.
    Of course, everything in moderation.
    And water lots of water
    I also bicycle 10 miles every other day (I started with 3 miles)

    Ok let me go now before I start sounding like Richard Simmons LOL.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Dave View Post
    Well I have a very pronounced ROLL that will make IWB fairly uncomfortable, and in my mind, make retrieval of the firearm fairly difficult.
    Will it work if you carry at 4 O'Clock?

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    Sounds like a pocket gun is in order until you slim back down. It sounds like the pockets should be large enough to hold a PF-11 9mm or any of the Pocket type guns. Im of a mind that nothing under a 9mm but be assured that even the 22.short can dispatch a "Varmit" 4 legged or 2! Good luck with your quest!
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    I have a bit of girth myself. I carry SOB with a Springfield 1911 as well as shoulder. Just depends on the occasion or if I'm driving long distance. If I'm carrying my 357 it's with a clam OWB at the 4. With cooler temperatures coming, wearing a untucked shirt will become more comfortable which means I'll carry more shoulder most of the time. Accessibility and comfort. Keep looking till you have both. My shoulder carries with the weapon parallel to the ground verses vertical, smoother draw and max comfort. ALSO with a shoulder you're able to carry duel mags for back up.
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    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.

    Thanks!
    As a big guy I have found something like this:

    Belly Band Concealment Holster - Ace Case

    works well for me.

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    welcome DD at 400 lbs you are a little guy beside me,I cc using the super tuck by cross breed for my smith & wesson M&P 45 and love it.
    "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that is good." - George Washington

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    handgonnetoter Guest
    I would think that a pocket holster would work. How about ankle carry? If you can drop to one knee and get up then the ankle carry would work.

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