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Old May 4, 2012, 10:22 PM   #51
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Carried a Ruger SRH 454 IN 7.5 for a while,When my colt 1911 was in the shop again& again.
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Old May 5, 2012, 12:12 AM   #52
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Ruger GP100 .357 6" and a Dan Coonan Model B. Both carried in shoulder rigs.
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Old May 5, 2012, 12:41 AM   #53
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Taurus Raging Bull .454 . Wasn't easy.
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Old May 5, 2012, 01:38 AM   #54
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So far, ruger sr40. I'm going to get a shoulder rig for my 500 this winter.
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Old May 5, 2012, 08:18 AM   #55
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Ruger Redhawk .44 mag. with 7 1/2" barrel.
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Old May 5, 2012, 01:05 PM   #56
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What's the biggest pistol you've ever carried concealed?
A 4" barreled S&W 629 inside the waistband.
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Old May 7, 2012, 03:58 AM   #57
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I once carried a 7-1/2" Super Blackhawk concealed through the house.

I don't have to do that anymore since I no longer fear telling the missus what I've bought.
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Old May 7, 2012, 05:49 AM   #58
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Smith & Wesson Model 58 4" in a vertical shoulder holster.
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Old May 7, 2012, 06:35 AM   #59
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Depends on how you define biggest. But I've carried a 6" Smith 14 or a 4" Redhawk OWB at diffferent times. IWB I've carried a Para P14 5". I'm looking ffor a holster for a 5.5" SA revolver when I get it at some point I supose my 475 BFR will find itself in it
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Old May 7, 2012, 06:49 AM   #60
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link This fellow found a large revolver handy.
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Old May 7, 2012, 07:37 AM   #61
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BFR 45/70 In a chest holster under a duster.

The gun has a 10 inch barrel and is very large. I could not carry it under normal clothing.
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Old May 7, 2012, 10:04 AM   #62
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On a regular basis, 5" 1911 or full size M&P45. Typically IWB or pancake OWB under a loose outer shirt. On rare occasions, 4" M29 or 6" 1911. OWB under a heavier shirt (chamois or flannel) or jacket.
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Old May 7, 2012, 10:57 AM   #63
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It never occurred to me to carry my 357 with 8" barrel until a range officer said he'd carry it if he had it. When he said that a light went off in my head and I seriously considered carrying this long ass revolver, but finding an appropriate holster for concealment was next to impossible. On the bright side it gives me an excuse to buy the GP100 with 4.2" barrel I've been lusting after.

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Old May 7, 2012, 05:37 PM   #64
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1911,BHP, 4" S&W 629.Pick any.
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Old May 7, 2012, 05:47 PM   #65
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PT-99 under my winter coat with a Blackhawk holster. It is my truck gun when not my CCW.

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Old May 8, 2012, 03:58 PM   #66
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On a rare occasion I carry a 5" M-27, in a Tom Threepersons style holster just to prove it can be done.
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Old May 8, 2012, 04:03 PM   #67
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At 5'7 140lbs get something alot smaller than the GP100. When I first started carrying I was very ignorant and set on carrying my 686 with 4" barrel despite what others told me. Well to make a long story short I carried it for a week or two and hated it, and immediately purchased a J frame. Right now the largest handgun I carry is an SR9C.

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Old May 8, 2012, 10:48 PM   #68
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I carried a S&W 500 4" in a generic IWB holster a few times to see if it could be realistically done. Actually, it wasn't that bad but I am a fairly big guy. I really needed a good, heavy, thick belt and some roomy trousers.
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Old May 9, 2012, 12:17 AM   #69
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Quad, M2 50 cal with a 200 round cloth belt. Carried them back in '68 when I sometimes went UA for a Coca Cola...with lemmon. (UA...Unauthorized Abscense)
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Old May 9, 2012, 06:10 AM   #70
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S&W model 29 44 mag in a shoulder holster
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Old May 9, 2012, 09:44 AM   #71
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@Frizzman - To be entirely honest I really have no desire to carry a concealed handgun. The problem is I work all over the state of Michigan doing bridge repair and I'm away from home for weeks at a time. When it rains or we have an unexpected work stoppage I'm stuck in a motel room with nothing to do and I really get an itch to shoot. The way I understand the laws in Michigan right now I'm only allowed to transport a handgun in the trunk of my car on the way to a shooting range or gunshow or gunstore. The last thing I want to have happen is get in trouble and getting a concealed carry permit seems like the obvious solution. The only problem being how do I conceal a big honkin revolver like a long barreld 686 or GP100 since these are the type of guns I enjoy shooting.
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Old May 9, 2012, 10:38 AM   #72
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The only problem being how do I conceal a big honkin revolver like a long barreld 686 or GP100 since these are the type of guns I enjoy shooting.
A quality shoulder holster with a button shirt or windbreaker will be your best bet. I am 5'8 185lbs and if you read my last post I mentioned how it was tough for me to conceal my 4" 686. Since I am not very tall when I went to sit down it would clink into the seat of my chair. Also the thing was so damn heavy I was constantly having to adjust my pants. Not something you want to lug around all day unless you absolutely have to, and if you don't then chances are you wont carry it very long.
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Old May 10, 2012, 08:48 AM   #73
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I once used to carry a CZ 75B until I came to my senses and realized that it was just too dang heavy.
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Old May 10, 2012, 09:25 AM   #74
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Pistol

At times I carry a FN .45 Tactical with Trijicon red dot in a custom Kydex belt holster I had made. It conceals fairly well with the Kabar vest I normally wear. It will print a smidgen though. Size is not the problem, the weight is. A large .45 with 16 rounds is a wee bit heavy even in plastic. The pistol itself is, in my opinion, "the best available". There is nothing a pistol can do - that the FN won't do. Actually it's "more" than a pistol with the Trijicon. If you wish to shoot a squirrel in the head at 20 yards or a Terroist in the eye at 50 the FN Trijicon combo will do do it. If you can. All that being said, I normally carry a Glock 23 stoked with Glock 22 mags and a collar to fill the "gap".
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Old May 12, 2012, 11:14 AM   #75
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Hmmm... 9mm Browning HiPower.
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