So it has been a journey on the EDC front. I love the 9mm Shield EZ but it is single stack. I can shoot it competently but tend to drift left. Working on that. I have the Sig P-365 with 12 round mags, working with my instructor we have discovered it is just to small for my hands. He can easily move the pistol around in my hand as I grip tightly. Not so much with the 9-ez. Any suggestions on easier to conceal double stack? Glock?
My hands are a 9+ or 10 (L). I find the PPS, VP9SK and many others in that size perfectly fine.
Define “large hands.”
Glock 19 or anything else with interchangeable back straps
XL Ski gloves are just a bit long, but L are two narrow.
I find the 365 to be a tad small for my hands to grip well. I carry larger weapons for that reason. Fortunately there are a plethora of choices out there, enough to give you overload!
The smallest I go is the Glock 19, and I use the large backstrap (gen 4). I do not like short frames either… Preference though is the G17, XD mod.2 Service, 1911 5", Beretta M9A1 or PX4.
Thanks. I think being newer to the CCW world, I would worry about the 1911 style. I have friends who carry cocked and locked, but I would need to really understand the 1911 better.
I’ve got an LAR Grizzly in 45 Win Mag that would fill your paw but it’s a boat anchor to carry. My hands are about your size. XL work gloves and my fingers wear through at the end. I have found the full size XD (the original one) and the EAA Witness both with the Houge Group Gripper finger thing to be amazingly comfortable. For ~$17.00 you should try the gripper thing for your Sig. Consider it like another holster. On my Berretta 92F I switched to the Houge wrap around grips with finger grooves MUCH BETTER. Same Same with my 1911’s. I guess that makes me a Houge fan.
No worries @BryanWM. I carried and shot competitively with the 1911 for decades before I moved to other platforms. I have become used to the “air safety” I am swiping on the striker guns now LOL… It was more for comparison of frame sizes.
So will it widen the grip enough? I guess for 12 bucks it is worth a shot. As much as I want another pistol, $12 is a good path to take.
It makes the grip fatter in the middle of your hand (fingers 3 & 4) , which REALLY helped me out, but it does not add bulk to the top or bottom where you don’t need it. It’s a cheap experiment but they can be a biotch to put on on some guns. A dashboard on a sunny day is your friend.
I’ve been experiencing similar issue. I love double stack grips, because they fit my hand better.
Recently I bought M&P22C to save on ammo costs and first thing I did was a setup of Pachmayr Rubber Grip Sleeve to make pistol wider.
I was playing with this for some time and eventually I did a grip stippling to make it more rugged. This trick saved a day. Even the grip is single stack it sits in my hand perfectly and no more tendency to drift it during the shot.
You may try this trick with your M&P EZ… it’s the same grip size as my M&P22C.
Watched hickok45 shoot all kinds of handguns. Some small weapons he didn’t care for but shot them all very well considering he has large hands.
Beretta PX-4? I have it in the sub-compact 9, and full-frame .45ACP. With the right cover garment(s), I carry both in an OWB that passes the wife test. The sub has several back-straps to fit your hand. Both are double-stacks, so the grips are wider than average.
I love my Sig. P365XL, if the wraps mentioned above don’t work on your 365, have you thought about the P229? I also have the P224, which they don’t offer anymore. People either love it or hate it. Don’t know if you could pick one up second hand, especially in this market.
I find the Sig grip a little small too. Recently I started carrying a Glock 43X (same frame as the Glock 48 but shorter barrel) and as much as it pains me to say so, since I’ve never been a Glock fan, it is quite possibly the ultimate CC handgun. With the factory mag it holds 10+1 but the grip is just big enough to get my full hand on it. With the aftermarket Shield Arms mag it’s a super reliable 15+1 gun in a package that is way smaller than the Glock 19 and my Commander sized 1911s and weights ONLY 25 oz fully loaded! If you can find one nearby go hold it and I think you’ll feel the huge difference…
Try the Hellcat, it is a larger diameter at the top of the grip than the P365. FWIW: I have a XDs (not the mod 2) and it fits my hands better than the Hellcat… but it is not a double stack. You may want to try Talon grips on the P365, I have no experience with them but Hickock45 uses them and he has some big hands.
Kimber ultra carry .45 try it out and see if it works for you.
Thanks for the suggestion. Got the grip on it and was a lot more consistent. Still a little left but consistent in grouping.