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#6340077 - 06/18/16 07:45 PM Getting the LTC: Conceal carry my Glock 35 or buy a smaller gun?
Kevin1 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/11
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I'm finally getting my LTC. I just need to do the fingerprints on Monday and submit the required files.

I'm not going to open carry. I only have a Glock 35 and I'm very proficient with that gun. I'm not a big guy (5.7" 170 lbs).
Do you think I could manage to conceal carry a Glock 35 or should I go with a smaller gun (I'm thinking a Glock 26)?

I would greatly appreciate hearing your opinions. Also, if you could recommend a holster, that would be awesome.


Edited by Kevin1 (06/18/16 07:45 PM)

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#6340084 - 06/18/16 07:58 PM Re: Getting the LTC: Conceal carry my Glock 35 or buy a smaller gun? [Re: Kevin1]
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I'd go with something smaller. I personally carry a G26 in a Stealth Gear USA IWB. Awesome combo.

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#6340085 - 06/18/16 08:00 PM Re: Getting the LTC: Conceal carry my Glock 35 or buy a smaller gun? [Re: Kevin1]
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Even a G19 is pretty easy and comfortable to conceal. No sense in learning a new system when you are already confident with Glock.

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#6340119 - 06/18/16 08:38 PM Re: Getting the LTC: Conceal carry my Glock 35 or buy a smaller gun? [Re: Kevin1]
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Keep it for a competition gun and buy another.
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#6340149 - 06/18/16 09:17 PM Re: Getting the LTC: Conceal carry my Glock 35 or buy a smaller gun? [Re: Kevin1]
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If you're proficient with it, try it.. None of us can tell you what's going to be comfortable for you to carry..
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#6340251 - 06/18/16 10:54 PM Re: Getting the LTC: Conceal carry my Glock 35 or buy a smaller gun? [Re: Kevin1]
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#6340427 - 06/19/16 09:09 AM Re: Getting the LTC: Conceal carry my Glock 35 or buy a smaller gun? [Re: Kevin1]
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Pretty good size gun to carry but given You don't have to fully conceal it could work. I'd personally find something smaller.

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#6340836 - 06/19/16 05:56 PM Re: Getting the LTC: Conceal carry my Glock 35 or buy a smaller gun? [Re: Kevin1]
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I think the only way I can comfortably conceal a G35 is to go with a carry bag. I plan to spend a couple of weeks in Florida (summer vacation) and this option seems to be pretty practical.

Maybe one of these:

http://www.craftholsters.com/cargo-explorer-concealed-carry-bag-vega
http://www.craftholsters.com/shoulder-bag-for-concealed-gun-carry-it-519-2mk3


As for a traditional concealed carry, it seems that I must go with a smaller gun. I'll probably get a G26 for that.

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#6340892 - 06/19/16 06:47 PM Re: Getting the LTC: Conceal carry my Glock 35 or buy a smaller gun? [Re: Kevin1]
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I have a G35 as my comp and house gun. It's a larger pistol, and would be a little big for CCW. But can you carry it, sure! I'd lean to something like a G23 for a little smaller carry pistol. If you get a Kydex type holster that retains at the trigger guard, you can use the same holster for the G35 and G23. I do this with my G29, G20, and G21 pistols with the same holster (10mm and 45 pistols).

I use this holster below for all 3 pistols, and it works great!

http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/Product/SuperTuck-Deluxe
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#6342783 - 06/21/16 10:19 AM Re: Getting the LTC: Conceal carry my Glock 35 or buy a smaller gun? [Re: Kevin1]
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I always carry my gun on my person. Never know when it might get ripped off your shoulder and then you have a lost fire arm. 2cents
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#6342809 - 06/21/16 10:40 AM Re: Getting the LTC: Conceal carry my Glock 35 or buy a smaller gun? [Re: Kevin1]
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I carry a Sig P226 with tac light and extended mag, it's big, but it's what I carry for work so it transfers into my new FFR Holster for CC duty.
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#6353584 - 06/30/16 04:14 PM Re: Getting the LTC: Conceal carry my Glock 35 or buy a smaller gun? [Re: Kevin1]
Kevin1 Offline
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I'm thinking of getting the White Hat MicroTuck Hybrid IWB Holster in horsehide and carry the G35 (I'm hesitating between the Gonzales and the Texas Flag smile )

http://www.whitehatholsters.com/microtuck-hybrid-iwb-holster/


If the G35 ends up being too big, I'll get a G19 and use the same holster (the Kydex is the same from G19 to G35). It might even work for a G26 (I could always order just the kydex for the G26).



In addition to the above hoslter, I'm also thinking of purchasing the Pt one holster. It seems be suitable for the G35 and also seems to be nice for vacation with beach clothing
http://www.pistolwear.com/pt-one-concealment-holster/



Edited by Kevin1 (06/30/16 04:33 PM)

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#6367535 - 07/12/16 10:09 PM Re: Getting the LTC: Conceal carry my Glock 35 or buy a smaller gun? [Re: Kevin1]
Kevin1 Offline
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I got the G26 for EDC. It's a sweet gun. My carry ammo will be the Speer Gold Dot +P 124-grain.
Here's the interesting part... With that ammo, I find the recoil way more snappy than my Glock 35 with the Critical duty. Please note that the G35 will be that snappy with Federal 155 HST.



BTW this is the holster I ordered....The wait will be long.
MicroTuck Hybrid IWB Holster
(Choose Your Leather: Black "Gator" Horsehide, Choose Kydex Color: Gonzales Flag, Gun Model: Glock 26, 27, 28, 33, Orientation Options: Right Handed, Choose Your Clips: Injection Molded Nylon Clips 1.5 inch, Screw Finish Option: Black, Laser/Light Options: None, Extra Set of Clips: ---NONE---)



Edited by Kevin1 (07/12/16 10:16 PM)

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#6367822 - 07/13/16 09:51 AM Re: Getting the LTC: Conceal carry my Glock 35 or buy a smaller gun? [Re: Kevin1]
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The +P means plus pressure, so it's a hotter load pushing the bullet faster. More pressure and faster speeds = more recoil. Plus a little and light gun.

I'd go with a plain horsehide, it's a softer leather. I went horsehide on my Cross breed, and I like it a lot. COlor is up to you, but I wouldn't get any of the alligator looking leather, or anything that will have a texture on the outside of the leather to rub or wear out on the pistol. Get something with a smooth leather. I'd also go with the steel clips. Nylon can break, and the steel has a stronger hold. I wear a 1.5" gun belt, so mine are 1.5".
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#6368872 - 07/14/16 10:03 AM Re: Getting the LTC: Conceal carry my Glock 35 or buy a smaller gun? [Re: Kevin1]
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Personally, I like the desantis softuck holster. I know some people don't like them at all, but for the price, it's worth a try. I have tried 5 different holsters for CC, and that one is my favorite.
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