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Old 05-01-2011, 07:00 AM   #1
 
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Im new here so please don't get angry if this is a dumb quiestion. I am also fairly new to .45 calibers as well. Is a Sig 220 .45 caliber decent for conceal carry on me or in my car or is it a bit to big? Advice on a holter to fit it? It's about 13 years old and I need a new magazine as well. It only has one magazine and it's a 7 round clip. Advice or links would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:26 AM   #2
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I'm about to be going to take a concealed carry class as well, those are questions i had except for my sig pro 2022. If you want and IWB holster, i am looking into getting a CrossBreeds Holster. I've seen many reviews and recommendations. As for 1911 being to big, it really depends on your build and holster type. Getting more mags is almost a requirement from what I've seen, if you plan on carrying enough for any given situation. I've seen articles and city requirements that state a police officer is to carry at minimum 3 mags, one in gun and two back up.



thats what i have to help as i said I'm still getting my ccl and not speaking from experience. I hope this helps
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I'm about to be going to take a concealed carry class as well, those are questions i had except for my sig pro 2022. If you want and IWB holster, i am looking into getting a CrossBreeds Holster. I've seen many reviews and recommendations. As for 1911 being to big, it really depends on your build and holster type. Getting more mags is almost a requirement from what I've seen, if you plan on carrying enough for any given situation. I've seen articles and city requirements that state a police officer is to carry at minimum 3 mags, one in gun and two back up.



thats what i have to help as i said I'm still getting my ccl and not speaking from experience. I hope this helps




My concealed class was pretty fun. Great lessons learned!
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Im new here so please don't get angry if this is a dumb quiestion. I am also fairly new to .45 calibers as well. Is a Sig 220 .45 caliber decent for conceal carry on me or in my car or is it a bit to big? Advice on a holter to fit it? It's about 13 years old and I need a new magazine as well. It only has one magazine and it's a 7 round clip. Advice or links would be greatly appreciated!


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I carry a Sig SP 2022 4o cal. As you get comfortable carrying any size gun you will realize that so many people just don't pay enough attention to anyone to notice that someone is carrying a concealed weapon. The 1st gun that I regularly carried was a Kel Tec P-11 9mm. I felt like I was walking around with Dirty Harry's monster sized 44 Magnum and that EVERYONE could see it. What I have found to be the case is that with the proper clothes and a good holster/belt combo you can carry anything at all. The only real issue is that you are comfortable with what you have chosen as your EDC.
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My concealed class was pretty fun. Great lessons learned!


Cool, I'm just a few days away and I'm getting anxious. As anxious as i was for my SIG 556 to arrive a couple of weeks ago.
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other 220 alternatives than full size:
carry 220 (full frame/short slide) or a compact 220 (smaller frame/short slide) & mag capacities are 6/compact to 8 full & carry.

the shorter grip is easier to conceal.
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I've been carrying my SP2022 since May 23rd and I can hide it well enough but I have gotten a couple of looks but nothing has come from it. Here in Texas most people assume that everyone could be carrying or not paying attention to their surroundings anyway. I carry IWB and my shirts usually are baggy enough.
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IMO, the 220 is a bit large and heavy to carry concealed, tho it can be done. Great home/car/range weapon of course. I've a 220 Carry Elite that I carry IWB sometimes and is manageable.
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It really just depends on the individual and the set up that the run with. By set up I am refering to the type of clothes, holster, where and how they are carrying and the weapon choice. I know plenty of guys carrying full size combat pistols and will never change over to compacts or subcompacts even though they know it would be more comfortable to carry. IMO what is important is the size of the weapon vs. the round count. Example: P239 vs. P229; they're almost same size but P229 can carry more rounds so the slight weight and size difference makes up by the round count.
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Since the early 90's I've carried a full size 226 or 220 in an IWB tuckable holster. Well, after tuckables came in, anyway. I normally dress in a suit, so that helps but I've never had a problem. I just switched to the 938 in an tuckable IWB which conceals in everything. If you carry full size, you just need to adjust your clothing choices. As to weight, once you carry for a while, it will feel normal no matter size or weight.
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You can conceal any size gun with the correct holster, belt, clothing. What you need to do is choose whatever size and caliber you are most comfortable with and practice and become proficient with that firearm. Go to some ranges and rent some different size and caliber pistols or try a friends, go to a gun shop and handle some to get a feel for them. If its not comfortable to carry or shoot you wont it will stay in the safe. That's the best advice I can give any shooter new or not.
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I would add the newer MecGar or even ACT 8 round magazines which will give you one more round at the expense of just a touch more length in the grip area unless you have the older heel magazine release...

Ive not used the ACT mags but they have been reported to work as well as MecGars...CDNN or Top Gun are great places to buy them...

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I edc a P220 carry in a crossbreed supertuck.
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I carry the P226 Tacops in a Galco pancake holster and I'm usually wearing a wife beater with a button up shirt on over it untucked and I've never been noticed when I carry (or noone really felt like pointing it out!) As it was posted earlier in this thread its all up to what you feel comfortable with and your build coupled with the right holster and belt combination til you feel that you're properly concealed and that you can access your weapon easily in an extreme situation. Just my thoughts on it!
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