View Full Version : What do you carry at night?

March 17, 2009, 04:24 PM
Hello everyone. I have a couple of questions. What do you guys carry at night vs day or do you carry the same thing? I know sometimes during the day I carry my Springfield GI 1911. At night however it is strictly my Sig P226 because of the night sights. I walk my dog at night right before I go to bed so I feel better with my Sig because I get a really good sight picture. I'm just interested in your all's input. Also how does your night time carry routine vary from your day carry routine?

March 17, 2009, 04:27 PM
I usually just make sure I have a extra mag if I carry my 1911 of my PF-9 at night. I dont usually carry a spare in the daytime. If I am carrying my Sigma a never carry a spare mag, its a hi-cap

That'll Do
March 17, 2009, 04:29 PM
I use the same gun for day and night–a S&W M&P40 with night sights.

March 17, 2009, 04:58 PM
I dont change. I use the same revolver. 642 with CT laser sights. If its bright, I have the pistol sights, in low light I have the laser sight.

March 17, 2009, 05:08 PM
same here,i don't change.I carry my 4046 .40 cal every where.

March 17, 2009, 05:40 PM
Day or night either seecamp 32 or beretta 21a 22lr. In the front pocket always. If going in the car [email protected] [email protected] 40.:D

March 17, 2009, 05:40 PM
same same

March 17, 2009, 05:49 PM
I don't change based on time of day; I do change based on the location/environment that I may be entering.

March 17, 2009, 05:56 PM
High Standard .22 mag o/u in a wallet holster when walking the dog at night. Very concealable, quick two-shots. .22 mag at close range is nasty.

March 17, 2009, 08:35 PM
when I carried, same gun as during the day: H&K USP Compact 9mm with night sights.

Don P
March 17, 2009, 08:44 PM
Vampire killer with a night cross that glows in the dark:eek:

March 17, 2009, 08:55 PM
sure fire g2 is always with me at night. and one of my pistols of course.

March 17, 2009, 09:11 PM
If I'm going to be out at night, a Streamlight TLR-2 goes on the belt, otherwise no change from daytime carry.

The Great Mahoo
March 18, 2009, 10:36 AM
My night-time gun is the same as my day-time gun. I am looking into night-sights, but haven't put any on as of yet...

AZ Med18
March 18, 2009, 10:55 AM
My day/night carry doesn't change. Area I go to might change what I carry. What I wear might change what I carry but time doesn't really make a difference.

chris in va
March 18, 2009, 10:59 AM
More than likely you won't be using your sights in a SD situation.

March 18, 2009, 11:18 AM
Trijicons on my Steyr S40 - day/night carry.

March 18, 2009, 11:46 AM
I have two carry guns depending on what I am wearing that day / night
A Rossi 44 Spl snubbie and a S&W 908 compact.
In a SD situation it's point and shoot.
In a SD situation you likely don't have time to line up a shot so aim off the front blade and squeeze.

March 18, 2009, 01:33 PM
If going out at night, I just make sure to charge up my Nitesiters on my PT140, and I keep a Maglite with me. I'd love to tote my XD with the Streamlight TLR-2 hanging from the rail, but that's just a bit on the uncomfortably huge side.

March 18, 2009, 04:45 PM
All great comments and input.

Hard Ball
March 18, 2009, 04:53 PM
The same weapons day or night but I add a surefire flashlight at night.

March 18, 2009, 06:24 PM
9mm during the day, .357 Magnum at night.

March 18, 2009, 07:58 PM
I don't vary because all my SD HGs have night sights and I carry a 80 or greater lumen pocket light day or night too. Inside buildings with little or no light are often more challenging than nights in general.

March 18, 2009, 08:44 PM
Same thing I carry in the day. XD45 and 367. I keep a flashlight on me at all times.

March 18, 2009, 08:47 PM
A gun

March 18, 2009, 08:51 PM
Always the same 226/.357Sig on hip 340PD with 135gr GD 38's in pocket


March 18, 2009, 11:30 PM
Same same. XD40 4" crimson trace grips, no night sights, two mags. Surefire g2 led. Occasionally include my S&W 642 with crimson trace grips.
Armsmaster, sweet carry pieces :)

March 19, 2009, 02:03 AM
Off Duty I carry the same thing during the day as at night.

Primary Gun
Cell Phone
Pepper Spray (When walking the dogs)


March 19, 2009, 02:34 AM
Day/Night - Same Thing (Gun changes depending on where I'm going)
G22 .40S&W, S&W 642CT .38Spl +P, or G20SF 10mm
Sometimes the 642 as a BUG
Spare Mag or Speedloader
Browning Tactical Hunter 210Lumen LED
Kimber Guardian Angel
Kershaw 3" Folder
CRKT 2.5" Assisted Opening
Cell Phone

March 26, 2009, 11:37 PM
because i live in the "sticks" i carry a Colt Delta Elite 10mm in case i bump into a bear.

if i'm in a urban setting at night my Glock 21 with night sights.

March 27, 2009, 03:29 PM
same gun also, springfield 1911 45acp. stopping power ia a plus.

March 27, 2009, 03:57 PM
glock 33, and a streamlight super tac

March 27, 2009, 04:05 PM
* Glock 26 or 19
* Streamlight Scorpion
* Inova Key light LED.
* Primary Knives (one of these) Benchmade Rukus, Zero Tolerance 0500, Timberline Delta 18 Lightfoot, Kershaw Junkyard Dog II.
* Secondary blade - Victorinox Soldier
* Phone

March 29, 2009, 01:05 PM
I carry a Glock 26 with a Glock 19 back up mag. It's my day and night carrry.


March 29, 2009, 01:38 PM
Glock 19 Day or night, always the same gear.

Same gun, TruGlow sights, spare G17 magazine, on belt flashlight, in Glock single mag pouch. Nothing ever changes, ever.

March 29, 2009, 07:20 PM
HKp2000sk in .40 or sig p239 in 9mm

March 29, 2009, 07:34 PM
Everything has night sights, I make choice based on ability to conceal and whether I want hi-cap. Day/night is irrelevant.

"More than likely you won't be using your sights in a SD situation."
I try to get at least my front sight on target while practicing. Of course if you are contact close not a worry.

March 30, 2009, 05:27 PM
M&P fullsize .40 with factory night sights

March 30, 2009, 05:30 PM
I carry the same gun, but I load it with silver bullets during the full moon:p

March 30, 2009, 05:36 PM
No change.

March 30, 2009, 05:44 PM
I don’t swap due to being day or night but I do switch due to where I might be going. There are parts of the city that I will “load up” if I have to go there but for the most part my normal carry gun is a Glock 26 with Trijicon sights.
Its like three little lights, you line up and,,,,,

March 30, 2009, 10:02 PM
I don't carry differently because of the time of day. But I usually never walk around outside in the dark anyway. My two usual carry guns are either my MP 9c or my S & W 442 with C.T. Laser Grips and with strip loader(s). Weather and clothing dictate which I carry at any particular time.
If you are walking in the neighborhood armed, remember to take your carry license or they will think you are the bad guy.:rolleyes:

April 1, 2009, 03:12 PM
Same Kimber UCDP .45 I carry during the daytime. Unless I'm biking, then it's a change to the Glock 26 in a OWB kydex under a safety vest.