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Hey guys. Just wondering how many people that carry daily carry a full-size (4.5)? I know it can all be determined from how big someone who is using and carrying the pistol. Open carry or IWB. Recently picked up an AG IWB for my XDm, I have ride height bottomed out, sits comfortable. I am a bigger guy but keeping bulge down can be hard mattering what you wear. Just curious if more people stay with Compact or Subcompacts to carry, or go all out with Full-Size. Thanks for inputs.

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I considered carrying the elChepo 1911 IWB, but i haven't shot that one nearly as long as i have the XD45, and i've got a thing about unproven fireams being worn on the hip. besides, the XD carries 7 more rounds.
 

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sometimes a full size 1911. I'm 5'10" and 200
 
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I can carry a fullsize M&P .40 w/ 15rd in a Comp-Tac. Secret is to carry it as low as you can with a fairly aggressive forward cant. I put mine canted so the grip curve is right where the love handle area is. I can wear jeans & a t-shirt (little oversized) for concealment.
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I carry the XDM 9mm 4.5 in a Crossbreed Supertuck every day. I am able to tuck my shirt in without printing even with just a T-shirt and jeans or shorts. A good belt is also needed.
 

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I carry my 4.5 XDM in .45 quite often. I use N82 holsters. Very very happy with them. Pretty damn comfy and conceal really well.

I switch between the 4.5, 3.8, and 3.3 but no issues with carrying the full-size.
 

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For the past three or four years, I EDCed my XDm .45acp 4.5" in a Theis Hybrid holster. Works fine for me. I have recently began carrying my PX4 more often than the XDm, but I switch back and forth depending on my mood and manner of dress. Both are fairly easy to conceal for me.
 

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Lately, I've been carrying my Sig Pro 9mm. I'd call it a full size, though a bit less than 4.5. I tuck IWB and just wear a sleeveless shirt or other over it. I walk my dog about two miles and it carries just fine.
 

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I carry a full sized 1911 in a KingTuk IWB every day. I'm 6'1" weight 215 lbs.
 

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I just started carrying an XDM 4.5 9mm in a IWB holster from www.firearmholster.com
So far I love it. Had to go up a pant size but I was expecting that wanting to carry IWB.
Nice thing about this holster is I can switch it to an OWB if i choose to easily just by running the belt through the slots.
 
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