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Old January 21, 2013, 12:56 PM   #26
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Being 6'6" 275, i know what you mean. the xds and walther pps are great concealable pistols. just don't use the flush fit mag, and you will be fine.
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Old January 22, 2013, 09:24 AM   #27
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Glock's are good for guys with big hands...and they've probably got just the model/caliber you fancy. I'd find a range with rental guns and try a few out...as to revolvers, one of the Smiths would fit you. J frames are for smaller hands, but a K, L, or N frame might work out...all are available in 2-2.5" barrels; and used might be comparable to a Glock in price. If you're retired military, LEO or with an airline background, look into Glock's special pricing policy for those individuals...it'll save you a considerable chunk of change. Rod
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Old January 22, 2013, 06:21 PM   #28
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I'm a big guy with bit hands. My EDC is a Glock 19. Yeah, it's smaller than your Beretta, but I have no trouble carrying it. I've also carried a full size 1911 before in T-Shirt and shorts. The trick is a good IWB holster. There's several out there that will work. What I use comes from www.concealmentsolutions.com and is their Black Mamba holster. It's comfortable, adjustable, and can carry damn near anything in it without much issue.
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Old January 23, 2013, 09:08 PM   #29
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HK P2000 is great. Meets in the middle for pretty much anything you'll need.
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Old January 24, 2013, 06:16 AM   #30
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Sig P229, get the Hogue wraparound grips with finger grooves. The grip becomes ridiculously large. With that said, I recently started shooting guns with small grips (not short) and haven't had the problems I thought I would.
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Old January 24, 2013, 06:35 AM   #31
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Big hands

My MDC (most days carry) is a CZ-75BD in 9mm. When I got my first IWB holster for it (Galco Scout) I found that it worked ok if I wasn't going to sit or move or anything. I put it aside, and would often carry it in a pancake style holster from Barsony leather- good holster, and actually concealed very well for OWB. I just got an Old Faithful IWB holster for the CZ, and it makes a world of difference. I had it on the other day, with under 1 hours wear in it, and was able to get around walmart and one of my LGS's with no discomfort and little to no print- and that was with 2 spare mags on my belt. I like the CZ because it is extremely slim at the barrel, making it easy to conceal. For bigger hands, I reccomend the CZ factory rubber grips- they add some width to the already perfect grip, and would probably work well for you.
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Old January 25, 2013, 10:32 AM   #32
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I'm on the same page with big hands. I carry fullsized mainly because I can. Being thin and 6'2. The big hands help me pick even more so with my natural setup.

SIG P226, Glock 21, Glock 30, SIG P220...I have carried all of those.
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Old January 25, 2013, 01:05 PM   #33
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You don't need a smaller pistol, you need a bigger jacket brother!

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Old January 25, 2013, 04:47 PM   #34
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My son just did this he replaced the Beretta with a Bersa 9mm UO Pro compact

I find the 1911 Commander easy to carry and the LTWCommander even better . All carry pistols require a good holster and belt.
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Old January 27, 2013, 12:20 PM   #35
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Get a Glock. I've always found them large and bulky handful.
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Old January 29, 2013, 11:22 AM   #36
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I have large hands, and a Kahr CW45 feels very comfortable to me. It's very compact, but has a longer grip, and a grip that is single-stack thin, but just large enough that the trigger pull is comfortable.

I seriously suggest you consider this gun.


I also read that the CM45 is coming out now. Not sure how that one compares in size, but I loved the CW45. Didn't need another .45 at the time, or I would have bought it.

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Old January 29, 2013, 01:21 PM   #37
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PX4 Storm Subcompact, same controls as your 92, nice size grip, flip down mag floor plate.
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Old January 30, 2013, 08:02 AM   #38
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I'd have to say the new Glock 30s coming out.
Crap....I knew I shouldn't have piddled around and just bought one(G30).
"New" sounds ominous.
I bet Glock screws up a good thing by trying to "improve" it somehow.


On topic - try a Commander.
Prety much as close to one size fits all as it gets.
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Old January 31, 2013, 08:01 AM   #39
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Crap....I knew I shouldn't have piddled around and just bought one(G30).
"New" sounds ominous.
I bet Glock screws up a good thing by trying to "improve" it somehow.


On topic - try a Commander.
Prety much as close to one size fits all as it gets.


I just got me a G30sf about a week or so ago as well lol. Don't worry. After riding the gen 4. I'm skeptical about new Glocks. Lets wait out the 30s
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