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Old August 17th, 2016, 05:26 PM   #1
 
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Help this Beanpole figure how to CC a Ruger9E

Yeah, thats me a Beanpole..I,m 5'9" about 136 lbs, (yup,I,m not that freaking BUFFED OUT)
Anywho, I do have a Sig320C and a MP9 shield I CC.Just bought a 9E after constant Bragging from some friends. Well that 9E is "somewhat larger than the aforementioned weapons. Christ its as large as that govmod Colt.45 1911 I was issued in the service,well almost..
So before I drop a fortune on various carry rigs ,having to find one that would work,do any other skinny bastards here carry a SR9 or 9E concealed? What works for you? I,m kinda thinking it may be best to carry it in a vertical shoulder holster




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Well, I'm fairly close to you in stature, I'm 5"9 and 150 lbs. I use a vertical shoulder rig for some handguns in the winter months, but during the warmer months I use a Simply Rugged pancake holster or a Wright Leather Works Predator model at the 4:00 position and they fit great, even for a Colt Commander or Beretta M-9.
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If it were me I'd just carry the Shield with a backup magazine in a pocket.

For the 9E, cooler weather would be easier in a standard belt rig with a bulky sweatshirt or jacket. Summer? I'd look at appendix carry. I have several friends that are "beanpoles" and they can make full sized guns disappear carrying that way. One skinny guy I know carries a Glock 17 AND a Glock 19, and you'd never see them. As to a specific holster, I can't help. I'd look at a double clip version to spread out the weight.

Don't forget a true gunbelt. That is as important as the right holster. Getting shirts that with color and size, help conceal the gun would help. Carrying a 9E in summer is truly a "dress around the gun" scenario.
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I vote shoulder holster (prefer horizontal).

They work better for bigger heavier weapons.
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A lot of thinner guys (of which I am not one) find appendix carry comfortable for a larger semi-auto. Check out this clip of PDN's Rob Pincus. As you can see, the gun just disappears, even with a relatively-tight t-shirt on, but yet is still easily drawn. I believe his rig is a Crossbreed clip holster (but don't quote me on that). You can skip his speech to 05:45 to see the holster.

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I am not skinny and haven't weighed 136 pound since the 3rd grade. But I like IWB from RDR ( rounds down range) holsters or Foxx holsters.
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thanks guys, very helpful. Considering the options.Would love to appendix carry BUT I have to say I,m just a tad leery of UMMM "hurting Myself" if I take a fast sit down.Just today I was talking to a fellow at the range, tall,lanky guy and he showed me his AlienGear IWB that he wears behind his right rear pocket. with his shirt tail over his jeans it disappeared > I pretty much wear shirts,dress shirts year round, thin.lighter weight cotton ones in the summer as well as jackets,and suit coats when the occasion requires ,which is often.So I can see the possibilities with it
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Its a fairly cheap rig but Theholsterstore.net has the pro Cary deep comfort holster that I love. I am 5'10" 145 lbs and my wife says it disappears with my sr9. I also wear loose-ish button down shirts that seem to help. Good luck.
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Not skinny but carry a SR9c in a Crossbreed MiniTuck IWB. I carry 4 o'clock position & it's comfortable! Only problem with the hybrid holsters is it takes about a month for the leather to break in a form to your body. But once it's broken in it's like not having a gun on you at all it's so comfortable.


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Not skinny but carry a SR9c in a Crossbreed MiniTuck IWB. I carry 4 o'clock position & it's comfortable! Only problem with the hybrid holsters is it takes about a month for the leather to break in a form to your body. But once it's broken in it's like not having a gun on you at all it's so comfortable.


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A good, solid gun belt makes carrying even a 1911 relatively comfortable with a good IWB holster like the Crossbreed "tuck" line (to which I am also partial).
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A good, solid gun belt makes carrying even a 1911 relatively comfortable with a good IWB holster like the Crossbreed "tuck" line (to which I am also partial).


I have an Ares Aegis hold my stuff up. Thick & sturdy!


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1. Good stiff gun belt is key. 2. IMHO you cannot go wrong with an Alien Gear IWB. Want to buy a different CC gun, no problem $12 or so and you can get a new custom fit shell for the new gun. Want to swap CC guns depending on weather, clothes or whatever? Takes less than 5 minutes to swap shells for a different gun. Lifetime warranty. btw I don't work for Alien Gear, just an extremely satisfied customer.

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I have a 1.75" Simply Rugged laminated belt and a 1.5" Crossbreed belt. Both are fantastic.
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Well, I'm fairly close to you in stature, I'm 5"9 and 150 lbs. I use a vertical shoulder rig for some handguns in the winter months, but during the warmer months I use a Simply Rugged pancake holster or a Wright Leather Works Predator model at the 4:00 position and they fit great, even for a Colt Commander or Beretta M-9.
A friend of mine has a few of the Wright Leather Works holsters...and she absolutely loves them. Every time she gets a new pistol...she's online checking to see if they make one for it or will? Their quality is second-to-none...and the wait, as well as the cost, are worth it from what I've seen!

Me, personally, I prefer the Bianchi Model #7, 3-slot, OWB holster for just about all my pistols...except for a DeSantis I picked-up used for my SP101 (it's a 2-slot holster) and a set of 3-slot, Old World Leather holsters I picked-up 15 years ago for my compact (G-23) and subcompact (G-27) Glocks...too bad they're not in business anymore!
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1. Good stiff gun belt is key. 2. IMHO you cannot go wrong with an Alien Gear IWB. Want to buy a different CC gun, no problem $12 or so and you can get a new custom fit shell for the new gun. Want to swap CC guns depending on weather, clothes or whatever? Takes less than 5 minutes to swap shells for a different gun. Lifetime warranty. btw I don't work for Alien Gear, just an extremely satisfied customer. Sent from my QTAIR7 using Tapatalk
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