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New to CCW, full size USP and UTL?

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I'm going to be moving shortly and I've decided now would be a good time to start carrying. I would like to use a full-size USP45, with a UTL and a Hogue grip. The USP I have now fit's perfectly in my hand, I'm exceptionally comfortable with it and I've found it to shoot where I look without any effort, I've never found myself even focusing on the sights with it, just point and shoot and it's gold. So I would like to carry a USP full size over a more compact gun for that reason. I would also like to have a UTL or other light on it (I own a UTL, but if something better has come out I'm all ears. Been a while.). I feel a light is something best to have and not need than to need and not have, and it strikes me as something that might help quite a bit. I'm a night owl.

I've been researching quite a bit, but I am new to CCW. I've been shooting all my life, spent the last 10 years in love with my USP and training with it, CCW is something I have looked into but for whatever reason never got around to it.

I'm a big guy, 6', 230lbs and in shape (built like a blacksmith that I am, lol). But I would like to hear from people carrying a full sized USP, especially if you have a light on it. I guess I am just trying to avoid any mistakes as I'm new to CCW and am not sure what obstacles come from carrying a full-sized USP, let alone with a UTL.

So, who's carrying one and how do you like it? Problems? Good holster choices? (especially with a UTL? I see there is a holster forum, but I'm not sure this would fit more in there than in here)
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If you have decided against carrying the UTL and are still thinking about carrying the USP I would reccomend a crossbreed super tuck. I carry my USP 45 during the fall/winter in Ohio and it conceals extremely well. As others have said, you must "dress accordingly" but it is very doable. Check out their website and as much as I hate to direct anyone to Youtube for advice on anything, there are some reviews of people that carry fullsize USP 45's in super tucks so you can see the end result. (Not bashing Youtube video guys, just saying that it is sometimes difficult to find someone who actually knows what they are talking about. They are out there though you just gotta look for them. I actually found someone who did a review on an HK 45 Tac and he said that the O ring was there to keep moisture/water out...)
Good luck brother!
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