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Posted: 6/28/2012 3:32:29 PM EDT
So I traded my G19 for a Beretta 92 and was thinking of using it for my EDC until I read it's length is almost 9" I'm 5'7 and around 170. I was able to carry a full size 1911 but didn't like the length of draw. Any thoughts?
Link Posted: 6/28/2012 5:16:59 PM EDT
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So I traded my G19 for a Beretta 92 and was thinking of using it for my EDC until I read it's length is almost 9" I'm 5'7 and around 170. I was able to carry a full size 1911 but didn't like the length of draw. Any thoughts?


The 92 is a big, full sized gun carried as a primary handgun my MANY LE agencies and the military.  It IS a big gun. Don't know what you can do about it other than trade it.  lol
Link Posted: 6/28/2012 5:22:28 PM EDT
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Ive never tried it, Id imagine it would get by in the winter with a jacket or something on, but definitely not EDC material IMHO

YMMV
Link Posted: 6/28/2012 5:24:31 PM EDT
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I can conceal an M9 in an OWB slide type holster wearing ACUs.  Obviously, leaning forward exposes the pistol from under the uniform top.

I certainly wouldn't be able to conceal it in my normal day to day civilian clothes.  As mentioned above, it is a big sucker.
Link Posted: 6/28/2012 5:40:28 PM EDT
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Its not unpossible...a good IWB and a Good belt you could do it.
Link Posted: 6/28/2012 5:43:20 PM EDT
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Way too big for iwb. Not very comfy. And the beretta  just has terrible trigger pull! Way too long ESP on double action.
Link Posted: 6/28/2012 10:00:43 PM EDT
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I've carried a 92 many times IWB. No big deal with a good holster and belt.
 
Link Posted: 6/29/2012 1:05:01 AM EDT
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I've carried a 92 in an MTAC with a Wilderness Instructor's belt with reasonable results. It is a big pistol. It is bigger than the G19 you gave up for it. I would call it possible, but not ideal.
Link Posted: 6/29/2012 1:09:13 AM EDT
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If you can conceal a full size 1911, you can conceal a 92.  You'll need a good belt and holster.

Link Posted: 6/29/2012 6:37:19 AM EDT
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I've done it, but it would not be my first choice (for a short time I worked at a place where a 92 was my only option.)
Link Posted: 6/29/2012 10:04:10 AM EDT
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I have a Milt Sparks VMII IWB holster for my 92F, but it's too big for me to carry under a t-shirt here in TN during the summer. I carry a j-frame .38 whenever I leave the house during the summer.
Link Posted: 6/29/2012 12:46:56 PM EDT
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If you can conceal a full size 1911, you can conceal a 92.  You'll need a good belt and holster.


Not necessarily.  The Beretta is MUCH thicker then a 1911

Link Posted: 6/29/2012 4:49:04 PM EDT
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Baggy Tshirt

Good belt and a quality IWB holster
Link Posted: 6/29/2012 4:52:13 PM EDT
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Sure it can be done; carry something else though.
Link Posted: 6/29/2012 5:10:58 PM EDT
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It's really no bigger then any other full size.  The problem is the weight. It's a heavy rock when loaded to 15+1. I carry a G22 fine & can conceal my M9 fine as well, but it just weights way too  much.
Link Posted: 6/29/2012 5:22:35 PM EDT
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I do it all the time under as little as a T-shirt.

I use the Bianchi Royal Guard IWB with a good belt.

My only difference is my size, I'm about 6ft 4in and usually wear XXL shirts.
Link Posted: 6/29/2012 5:36:57 PM EDT
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I have a Milt Sparks VMII IWB holster for my 92F, but it's too big for me to carry under a t-shirt here in TN during the summer. .


What part of the 92F is exposed when carried IWB with an untucked T-Shirt?  You wearing a babydoll shirt or sumthin?
Link Posted: 6/29/2012 5:37:31 PM EDT
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Baggy Tshirt

Good belt and a quality IWB holster


Carried a Glock 21 every day for a couple years this way.
Link Posted: 6/30/2012 3:44:49 PM EDT
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Sure it can be done; carry something else though.


Yup. A Glock 19, for instance, would be an excellent choice.

I've gone off-roading in a Honda CRV. Much like carrying a 92, it can be done but there are better choices if that's the primary intent.

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Link Posted: 7/1/2012 9:03:49 AM EDT
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I have a Milt Sparks VMII IWB holster for my 92F, but it's too big for me to carry under a t-shirt here in TN during the summer. .


What part of the 92F is exposed when carried IWB with an untucked T-Shirt?  You wearing a babydoll shirt or sumthin?


The only problem I had was bending way over.
The Pistol butt would / could print. Back then. I could of went with a Large tshirt back then instead of medium. and change to 3:00 carry

Traded in my B96 for Sig P229 40cal

Turn out to be a good compact Pistol even has better accuracy than the B96
Link Posted: 7/1/2012 9:07:41 AM EDT
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I carry mine in a Crossbreed.

You can talk about it being big and heavy and wahwahwah... but I'd feel very good if I had to pull it. Much better than my .38
Link Posted: 7/1/2012 11:37:26 AM EDT
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I have carried a 96 which is very similar except being 40cal, the issues I see for CCW are it is big, and it has smaller magazine capacity than many guns that are much smaller and more concealable. A 1911 is much easier to conceal IMO.
Link Posted: 7/1/2012 7:33:18 PM EDT
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You just traded your GLOCK 19 for a Beretta 92 and now you want to know if you can CCW the Beretta? If you needed a CCW gun, why didn't you just keep the G19?

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Link Posted: 7/1/2012 7:46:56 PM EDT
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You should not have any problems if you use a Crossbreed holster and a good belt.
Link Posted: 7/1/2012 10:52:56 PM EDT
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If you can conceal a full size 1911, you can conceal a 92.  You'll need a good belt and holster.


You obviously havent held/shot one of them... Let alone carried one of them. Nowhere near the same dimensions
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 1:37:00 AM EDT
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If you can conceal a full size 1911, you can conceal a 92.  You'll need a good belt and holster.





You obviously havent held/shot one of them... Let alone carried one of them. Nowhere near the same dimensions


I carry one daily, yeah it's a little thicker than the 1911, but not really any harder to conceal.

 
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 7:00:45 AM EDT
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Barrel length is irrelevant when you carry IWB.  I am carrying a CZ75B 40 S&W at this moment which is about the same size as a 92.
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 7:20:44 AM EDT
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I sometimes carry a 92FS as a 1st BUG to my P220.

Never an issue.

I'm 6'0" 200 lbs.
Link Posted: 7/2/2012 9:40:36 AM EDT
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You just traded your GLOCK 19 for a Beretta 92 and now you want to know if you can CCW the Beretta? If you needed a CCW gun, why didn't you just keep the G19?

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It was part of a trade with a guy. I got it and this thing is huge! Looking into a commander size 1911 possibly

Link Posted: 7/2/2012 9:44:20 AM EDT
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I sometimes carry a 92FS as a 1st BUG to my P220.

Never an issue.

I'm 6'0" 200 lbs.


Let me guess, the 2nd BUG is an HK Mk23?


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Link Posted: 7/2/2012 1:59:18 PM EDT
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I sometimes carry a 92FS as a 1st BUG to my P220.

Never an issue.

I'm 6'0" 200 lbs.


Let me guess, the 2nd BUG is an HK Mk23?


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LOL

Actually a SIG P232SL.

Link Posted: 7/2/2012 7:08:10 PM EDT
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You can do it! Go buy some tru-spec tac paints with a good iwb holster, thick gun belt, and a size up on your shirt.......done deal. I've carried mine already and Im a smaller guy. The good holster and belt come into play because the beretta 92fs is alot slimmer on the frame than the grip. The double stack setup tends to be top heavy and wobble w/o a good rig.
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