The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: General Handgun Forum

View Poll Results: The longest time period you've carried the same gun
6 months or less 12 7.74%
6 months to 1 year 9 5.81%
1 to 2 years 22 14.19%
2 to 3 years 16 10.32%
3 to 4 years 24 15.48%
5 years + 72 46.45%
Voters: 155. You may not vote on this poll

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old October 27, 2012, 05:38 PM   #26
Rifleman 173
Senior Member
Join Date: August 16, 2007
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 589
I have been carrying a Glock 22-C ever since they first brought them out. In fact, I got my Glock 22-C back in about 1993 or so and have carried it since then either concealed or as a duty handgun. My Glock 22-C looks like a first generation because it has no checkering or any of the later updates on it at all. I guess that just show how old I am...
Rifleman 173 is offline  
Old October 27, 2012, 07:57 PM   #27
Senior Member
Join Date: July 8, 2008
Location: The land of green Jello and vanilla icecream
Posts: 1,467
I have carried a 3" Springfield 1911 since '06 ( when I got my carry permit). On rare occasions in the winter months (2-3 times in 6 1/2 years) I have carried my 4" GP100, but only when I have the bulky cold weather clothes on to hide its bigger size
The answer to 1984 is 1776
Crankylove is offline  
Old October 28, 2012, 10:34 AM   #28
Senior Member
Join Date: October 1, 2012
Posts: 561
I cc'd 1 revolver for 20 years. Now have a pair of 9mm pistols to carry from the same company with just a size difference for 25 years total
kahrguy is offline  
Old October 28, 2012, 01:41 PM   #29
Yankee Doodle
Senior Member
Join Date: December 5, 2004
Location: NY state
Posts: 609
S&W Mod. 37 for 35 years, and then gave it to my son. (Stupid is, as stupid does) Replaced it with a 642, and have been carrying it daily for the last 12 years. Offered to swap it with my son to get my 37 back, but he's a lot smarter than I am.
God Bless America
Yankee Doodle is offline  
Old October 29, 2012, 02:25 AM   #30
Senior Member
Join Date: October 7, 2009
Posts: 995
What is a 'primary' pistol?

Oh, That Colt .45acp 1911A1. I'd venture to say...oh...32 or 33 years depeanding when the offical count started. Is that long enough?
warningshot is offline  
Old October 30, 2012, 08:59 PM   #31
Senior Member
Join Date: August 30, 2009
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 475
For the past 6 years or so my primary carry weapon has been my Rossi 462.
Straightshooter629 is offline  
Old November 1, 2012, 02:45 PM   #32
Senior Member
Join Date: December 5, 2010
Location: Miami, Florida
Posts: 6,018
Oh, That Colt .45acp 1911A1. I'd venture to say...oh...32 or 33 years depeanding when the offical count started. Is that long enough?
Wow....Just over my age there. Nice...Please post a pic?
Sáncte Míchael Archángele, defénde nos in proélio, cóntra nequítiam et insídias diáboli ésto præsídium. Ímperet ílli Déus, súpplices deprecámur: tuque, prínceps milítiæ cæléstis, Sátanam aliósque spíritus malígnos, qui ad perditiónem animárum pervagántur in múndo, divína virtúte, in inférnum detrúde. Ámen
Constantine is offline  
Old November 1, 2012, 08:04 PM   #33
Senior Member
Join Date: May 22, 2007
Location: The shores of Lake Huron
Posts: 4,783
Been carrying my Kimber Ultra CDP for over 8 years now, ever since I realized I was a 1911 guy through and through, and didn't need that double-action first shot. I do change it to a 10mm for trips up north, but that's it.
Join the NRA/ILA
I am the weapon; my gun is a tool. It's regrettable that with some people those descriptors are reversed.
Stevie-Ray is offline  
Old November 3, 2012, 06:29 AM   #34
Senior Member
Join Date: November 16, 2008
Posts: 1,553
Don't laugh my BERETTA 21A. In my strong side pocket because it offsets my wallet
No Gun Big Or Small Does It All
mrt949 is offline  
Old November 3, 2012, 06:40 AM   #35
Ben Towe
Senior Member
Join Date: March 6, 2009
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 1,128
I've been carrying my Sig 1911 for over 10 months now and I expect it will stay indefinitely.
'Merica: Back to back World War Champs
Ben Towe is offline  
Old November 3, 2012, 07:28 AM   #36
Senior Member
Join Date: September 19, 2007
Location: Lago Vista TX
Posts: 2,425
Fell in love with a Kahr PM9, bought it when I got my plastic in '04 and it's been my EDC ever since ... I have a few other guns I carry occasionally, but day in and day out, the PM9 has been on my belt or in my pocket ... hundreds of rounds through it with no failures of any kind, very accurate at SD distances, why change?
"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants." Albert Camus
bikerbill is offline  
Old November 5, 2012, 10:39 AM   #37
Junior Member
Join Date: October 31, 2012
Location: Barboursville, WV
Posts: 4
Hard Headed

I am not one that's comfortable with change, especially when it comes to carry guns. A shooting situation is no time to familiarize oneself with a new weapon. I changed sidearms in 2000 when I retired from the service, haven't changed since.
alrekr is offline  
Old November 6, 2012, 04:11 PM   #38
Senior Member
Join Date: May 16, 2008
Posts: 9,577
Since I bought my G27 w/ 9mm conversion and before that it was a G26.
Before that I tried a couple different ones.
$0 of an NRA membership goes to legislative action or court battles. Not a dime. Only money contributed to the NRA-ILA or NRA-PVF. Second Amendment Foundation is a solid alternative.
First Shotgun Thread First Rifle Thread First Pistol Thread
johnwilliamson062 is offline  
Old November 6, 2012, 09:48 PM   #39
Join Date: September 21, 2012
Location: The United States
Posts: 95
Mine's been a Glock 26 for the past 2 1/2 years (which is about the same length of time I've had my ccw permit), I just can't bring myself to carry anything else.
I carry it everyday in a CrossBreed QuickClip holster. Man, I love it!
"Those who would sacrifice liberty for safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."- Benjamin Franklin
ccwnut is offline  
Old November 6, 2012, 10:23 PM   #40
Join Date: June 4, 2008
Posts: 66
I've gone for days at a time...
Elmer is offline  
Old November 10, 2012, 04:46 PM   #41
Senior Member
Join Date: July 4, 2001
Posts: 183
G-26 for longer than I can remember
G-17 & G-19 (Gen 4's), G-23, G-26, Sig P228 9mm, Sig Pro SP2022 9mm, Kahr PM9, S&W 442, Sig P232 .380, LCP .380, Kel-Tec P-32
donglock26 is offline  
Old November 10, 2012, 06:06 PM   #42
Senior Member
Join Date: February 4, 2012
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 417
I carried a CZ 82 for 2 yrs, great gun, but to heavy and bulky. Switched to a Taurus PT709 slim and I'm very happy . This weapon is excellent when you practice with it .(Forget that low left nonsense) No problems at all. Rides well in all CC situations.
rightside is offline  
Old November 10, 2012, 06:38 PM   #43
Nail Shooter
Senior Member
Join Date: October 10, 2005
Location: MI
Posts: 195
Kahr MK9 for about 4-5yrs. Wanted more POW'R and rounds available so upgraded to a G27. Been carrying that one 3yrs. It doesn't feel any heavier than the Kahr. I think it's "the one". Regards,

Nail Shooter is offline  
Old November 12, 2012, 02:06 PM   #44
Senior Member
Join Date: July 28, 2007
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 10,982
I got my carry license in the fall of 2008 and had my Glock 29 ready to be my carry gun. Stoked with 175 grain Winchester Silvertip, I carried it for a year in a cheap Uncle Mike's IWB holster before I upgraded to a KHolster IWB.

I'm still using the KHolster IWB and I'm still carrying the Glock 29 more than 4 years later. I did recently change to Buffalo Bore 180 grain JHP, but the pistol & holster is the same. I am not interested in changing my setup or routine.

Because it is relevant, when I am headed somewhere that I cannot legally take my carry gun with me (like a sporting event or some such place), anywhere that my carry gun will be left in the car for an extended period -- I do not take my G29. Instead, I take a Ruger P-95 which I rarely will carry on my person. It makes the trip so that I have a gun with me, but then it gets left in the car to be stolen.
Attention Brass rats and other reloaders: I really need .327 Federal Magnum brass, no lot size too small. Tell me what caliber you need and I'll see what I have to swap. PM me and we'll discuss.
Sevens is offline  
Old November 12, 2012, 06:24 PM   #45
Join Date: April 11, 2008
Location: southeast AZ
Posts: 20
Glock 36 for me. 4+ years.
xkalifornian is offline  
Old November 12, 2012, 06:28 PM   #46
Senior Member
Join Date: June 21, 2010
Location: Central Georgia
Posts: 1,772
Glock 21 for as long as I've been 21, though at times work required me to carry something different. (M-9 Beretta or a Smith & Wesson Military and Police loaded with snake shot)
NRA Life Member
Ladyfriend: "I need help with the leaves in the yard"
Me: "Controlled burn?"
LadyFriend: "I forgot my Boy Scout turned into an infantry officer."
SPEMack618 is offline  
Old November 12, 2012, 08:38 PM   #47
Senior Member
Join Date: January 22, 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 2,432
I've carried a S&W M36 since 1992...the same primary. Rod
Cherish our flag, honor it, defend what it stands for or get the hell out. Our Freedoms are not free, they've been paid for many times over by heros in uniform. Far better men than I, died that we could be FREE.

USAF FAC, 5th Spl Forces, An Loc, lll Corps, RVN, 69-70, Vietnam Vet '69-'73
rodfac is offline  
Old November 13, 2012, 01:46 PM   #48
Willie Sutton
Junior member
Join Date: January 26, 2012
Posts: 1,066
Where's the 30 years-plus poll selection?

Colt 1911A1, built in 1943, tried and true.

Carried from Orange Gunsite to the World.


Willie Sutton is offline  
Old November 15, 2012, 04:24 PM   #49
Senior Member
Join Date: September 15, 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ. 30 miles from water, two feet from Hell.
Posts: 355
I carred

A 1911 for years when I was in Law enforcement.
After 17 years as a reserve Deputy Sheriff and I was a Paramedic for the department the 1911 never got in my way.

Now I carry a Glock 17 Gen 1 just because I had it and didn't need to buy anything else. I do have 40+ magazines for it put thousands of rounds through it. No problems.

Failure is part of success!

This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!" -Adolf Hitler,1935"
edward5759 is offline  
Old November 15, 2012, 04:39 PM   #50
Senior Member
Join Date: May 3, 2009
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 3,547
I carried a 1911 full size for 8 years. Then I carried a Bersa Thunder 45 UC for 5 years. Carried a M&P 45 full size for over a year, then got tired of having to add layers of clothing in brutal heat to hide it. Switched to a Glock 26, and P-64 in my pocket. Have had the pocket gun for over 2 years, and will have it till I find a slim light pocket gun at below bargain basement price when I have the cash. Then I will change when it proves to be reliable.
No matter how many times you do it and nothing happens it only takes something going wrong one time to kill you.
m&p45acp10+1 is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.15667 seconds with 10 queries