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Old May 4, 2021, 12:37 PM   #51
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In theory the OP isn't wrong. Unfortunately, real life often gets in the way. I'm far more likely to be caught carrying a gun in an NPE (and suffer consequences for it) than I am to need a gun to defend myself.

When I'm on my time I usually carry a Glock 19 and two reloads but I didn't have to change my normal wardrobe to accommodate that.

I now work in an NPE with absolutely ZERO tolerance for even having a handgun in your car on company property. The punishment is automatic immediate termination with no exceptions on the first offense.

The job pays pretty close to double what I was making previously and there's no way I'm going to risk that trying to sneak a Glock 19 into the facility.

I think you should carry the biggest gun you can reasonably conceal but I also think the emphasis needs to be on R E A S O N A B L Y
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Old May 4, 2021, 12:43 PM   #52
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He posts this same thread over and over and over and over and over all over the Internet
Nah, not really.
Did TFL get my concealed carry rubric thread? No.
Did TFL get my I like concealed carry thread? No.


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Old May 4, 2021, 06:48 PM   #53
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I said yes, but it's prob 75 to 25%. My M&P 40 is my usual companion. When it isn't, the LCP fits the role. I feel fine with the LCP, but if I knew I needed a gun, the M&P would be it.
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Old May 5, 2021, 05:30 AM   #54
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I would prefer to defend myself with my sub machine gun, but since it doesn’t fit in my pants I’ll have to stick with my Lc9s.
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Old May 5, 2021, 06:07 AM   #55
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In theory the OP isn't wrong. Unfortunately, real life often gets in the way. I'm far more likely to be caught carrying a gun in an NPE (and suffer consequences for it) than I am to need a gun to defend myself.

When I'm on my time I usually carry a Glock 19 and two reloads but I didn't have to change my normal wardrobe to accommodate that.

I now work in an NPE with absolutely ZERO tolerance for even having a handgun in your car on company property. The punishment is automatic immediate termination with no exceptions on the first offense.

The job pays pretty close to double what I was making previously and there's no way I'm going to risk that trying to sneak a Glock 19 into the facility.

I think you should carry the biggest gun you can reasonably conceal but I also think the emphasis needs to be on R E A S O N A B L Y
Not all that different from myself, you probably just make a lot more money.
19 years I worked where carry was a felony (schools).
When I was not at work I carried, as you do.
Work aint a factor now.
It is easy for me to conceal / carry a Glock 23 + spare mag wherever and that is my whatever shirt gun; with a suitable shirt, Glock 20SF or 35.
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Old May 5, 2021, 05:04 PM   #56
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Given a choice, I would prefer to defend myself with a rifle or a shotgun. Either can be, among other things, a bit cumbersome to carry everywhere and every day. If confined to a handgun, then yes, I would prefer one of the pistols I carry every day.
This. Defensively, I would prefer a lightweight carbine in almost any situation but unless trouble comes knocking on my door, it really isnt likely. Otherwise, I would prefer my G19 over my LCP, but I can't always carry the G19.
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Old May 6, 2021, 10:08 AM   #57
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I said yes though it is no where near my favorite. I'm a DA revolver fan but seem's to me in a defense more few extra shors and fast reload with my carry gun counts for a lot. Also the carry gun is small and light and almost like not having a gun on at all. To get close to that with a DA revolver I'd have to go something like a detective special and I don't like them at all. Some guns were made to carry concealed and some were not.
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Old May 9, 2021, 09:40 AM   #58
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My preferred pistol is a 1911 in .45 acp. But I find myself more often these days carrying my Kahr or Shield, both in 9mm.
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Old May 9, 2021, 12:19 PM   #59
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Yes...I’m not a gun collector or hunter, every pistol I own was purchased on the premise that it would be carried and could be used to defend life.

I’ve been blessed to be able have a variety of defensive firearms to chose from; and that choice, is usually dictated by environment and weather.

90% of the time that will be a commander 1911 or beretta centurion both in 9mm. Large guns are easy to conceal with normal clothes IF your willing to buy top quality holsters and belts.

However, as some have stated, life dictates a s&w 442 or shield from time to time, and I am just as comfortable with these as well.




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Old May 10, 2021, 08:09 PM   #60
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I prefer to carry what is the easiest concealed, what feels comfortable in the hand, what points the easiest, what I've trained with a lot and what I shoot the most accurate. Because when things go south...I want the advantage.
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Old Yesterday, 03:44 PM   #61
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We have lived in Orlando since 2004. Transplants from UK/Canada both my wife and I of 28 years. I with a first wife spent 3 years in Australia.

In my last 5 years in Liverpool UK, as a part-time Bouncer in Night Clubs. I was in countless fights. I was never hit, not once.

Being as I am a chatty Chap, these fights tend to get talked about. The average American male has never been in a violent fight as an adult. Just the way it is?
Liverpool UK, the early 60s, not like that.
On my last day in England, I was in an altercation, on a train, on our way to the port where we were embarking to Australia. My first week in Sydney, I was in a fight in a Pub, after attending, and getting 4 jobs!

I feel fistfight experience is great training for gunfights!
I maybe will add some to this bit of a rambling story in a while, off to supper.
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Old Today, 04:32 AM   #63
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Of the concealable handguns owned, is the one carried most a handgun that would be preferred to defend yourself? If not, why not. (Maybe work clothes)

For example, if I had to defend myself with a handgun my 1st pick would be either a Glock 20SF or 35.
However, my most frequently carried handgun is a Glock 23.
Although it is 2nd pick, Glock 23 still qualifies as a handgun I'd prefer in hand to defend myself.


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This is a discussion of handguns, not rifles or shotguns.
In this thread, handguns like full size 1911's or a Glock 17 (examples) are concealable.
i carry my redhawk model 5050 everywhere, that is the gun i shoot best, carry best, draw best, and its the one gun that plays a strong role in any situation. 45acp moon clips for quicker reloading in more urban situations, hot loaded 45 colt rounds for the wilderness, light loads for small game, even 22 caliber inserts for.......the hell of it actually.
but there is a catch.
its a 3lb gun. on days that i have to do some house work, most recent example is dealing with my water heater, taking it in and out. on days like that, with strenuous labor, my back starts to hurt, because of all the weight concentrated in one spot. so for the next few days i would carry a glock 26 in its place. but i dont shoot it as fast, accurate, draw it as well nor does it feel as natural. now, ive set the glock up to mimick the redhawk as well as possible. by having ruger tune the trigger weight on my redhawk to match the glock trigger, both use ghost ring sights. but back to the point, for the most part, yes. i carry the gun i would be most qualified to defend myself with
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Old Today, 05:12 PM   #64
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I prefer to defend myself w/ a major caliber rifle, but will settle for an M1 Carbine.

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Appendix carry or 4 o'clock?
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