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Old August 6, 2009, 01:20 AM   #26
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Over the past four years I have carried the following guns as a "primary" off duty (with reloads):

Hi Power .40 S&W (current off duty gun)
5" 1911 .45 ACP
3" GP100 .357 Magnum
4" N-Frame S&W
Glock 19

My BUGS at various times have been:

J-Frame (current BUG for the past 4 years)
PM9 (Traded for the SP101)
SP101 (carried in conjunction with the J-Frame and the GP100)

That's my off duty carry. On Duty I carry what they issue me, as I have no say in the matter. Expirience has taught me that I want a gun accessable to either hand and that the bigger gun is more accurate in times of stress. It also lends a seriousness factor to the one that the weapon is being pointed at that a smaller, more concealable gun doesn't.

I carry a gun because today could be the day I have another armed encounter that could result in a gunfight. Why would I want to shortchange myself in the tool department?

Duty Size guns are not that hard to conceal if one takes proper care in selecting a good belt and holster. I tend to wear Cargo Shorts and Hawaiian Shirts nine months out of the year.

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Old August 6, 2009, 07:39 AM   #27
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I've never carried a smaller gun geared toward concealed carry use. Except for a small frame revolver. And even then, it's used as a back up. I ALWAYS carry either a full size 1911 or standard size Glock.

My calibers of choice are - .357, 38 special, .45, 9mm, and .40.
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Old August 6, 2009, 09:39 AM   #28
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I USED to....

from a Italian CZ copy ( small of back no holster- not reccomended) to a S&W 4" .357 ( in holster, belly/ southern style, a real extension of your svwang
also not reccomended to to proximity of such equipment).

get a big shirt and wear it hanging out and all is possbile
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Old August 6, 2009, 11:15 AM   #29
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I carry a 5" tactical XD45. Tough to hide at times
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Old August 6, 2009, 12:24 PM   #30
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SA 1911 Champion 4" barrel full size grip frame. Carry in Milt Sparks SSII 2 spares on the other hip. Covered with a shirt. Carry all day every weekend. During the week its in my "go" bag on the floor next to me.
This is not a problem to carry and cover. Would be no issue if the barrel were 5".
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Old August 6, 2009, 08:46 PM   #31
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I carry either a full size Colt Double Eagle or full size 1911a1 every day. I am 5'8" 160 lbs. never had a problem concealing.
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Old August 6, 2009, 10:36 PM   #32
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Full size carry

The smallest thing I carry is a Kahr CW9. I don't carry it very often but it's what I resort to when I feel the need to be really discreet or just want something light. What I carry most of the time is one of the following:

CZ 75BD, or Smith Wessson 5906, or Sigma 40ve or Sigma 9ve. FWIW I have a Smith Wesson 4046 on the way that I think is going to get a lot of carry time. I go with full size because I feel safer with a full size handgun. Small handguns are for backups.
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Old August 6, 2009, 10:46 PM   #33
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I carry only 1911 latley either gold cup 5" or SW1911PD 4'1/4. for over 25 years. But I just started looking at a CZ , looking for the right one.
5'9" 175 FL
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Old August 6, 2009, 11:03 PM   #34
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Up until a year ago:
PM9/pocket carry for nine months, Kahr P45/IWB three months ("winter").

As of last November:
S&W 4" N-frame through the "winter", Kahr P45 IWB during the remainder of the year.

Perhaps a year from now I will be able to say "1911 for 9 months, N frame for winter ops".

Note: I define "winter" by the ability to wear a sweatshirt or heavier cover garment. Having grown up in New England, it is stretching the definition...but it's been 40+ years, and I like Texas so much better

Stats: 5'9", 145 lbs, 52 y.o.
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Old August 8, 2009, 01:16 PM   #35
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Though i no longer carry a full sized 1911 i did carry one for quite a few years, and i had no issues at all. Since then ive migrated to the Colt Combat commander. Why I really dont know i just like the weight and feel of it better? Also carried a glock 17 for a while when i first got my CCL.
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Old August 8, 2009, 01:46 PM   #36
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4.5 inch bbl M&P45

I carry an M&P45 fullsized. Before that I carried a Bersa Thunder 45 4 inch. Before that a full sized Colt 1911 custom. All IWB. I swithched from the Colt to the Bersa because the work I was doing I wanted something that was easier to conceal. After leaving that job I picked up the M&P and it is now my EDC. It is all that I carry. I am not a real thick person. I am 6 ft 1 in 180# I have no problems concealing it at 9 o'clock IWB with at Desantis cozy partner that I had customized slightly. (Had it made to drop the gun about an inch and half lower in my waistband). I do not have to wear extemely long or heavy shirts to conceal it.
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Old August 8, 2009, 02:22 PM   #37
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S&w 4006

I carry a S&W 4006 , IWB holster at 5 O'clock.

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Old August 8, 2009, 08:47 PM   #38
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I'm 6'1, 200 lbs and carry the following all day everyday.

At work it's jeans and an untucked polo. Not at work it's either that or cargo shorts and a polo or a t shirt, in which case the j frame moves to my weak side pocket and everything else remains unchanged.
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Old August 9, 2009, 01:08 AM   #39
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Browning Hi Power, OWB in Garrity Enforcer, underneath an untucked shirt.
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Old August 9, 2009, 01:21 AM   #40
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a 5incher (colt government series 70) IWB holster i bought from a forum member here, I carry it quite often (though not always). I, like most others it seems, carry at 3:00.
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Old August 9, 2009, 08:40 PM   #41
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Springfield XD .45 Tactical in a Comp-tac MTAC holster. I've never had any problems with it, the only person that ever twigged (well, that I know of) was the police officer that I run into at the corner store every morning before either of us goes to work.
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Old August 9, 2009, 09:29 PM   #42
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I carry a xd-45 in a crossbreed supertuck at 2:30 with cargo or carpenter jeans and any shirt that I own.

I also carry my 1911 in a safariland padle holster also 2:30 with a white-t and button up shirt left open(kinda like wearing a jacket but in the LA heat) also with cargo or carpenter jeans.
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Old August 10, 2009, 09:38 AM   #43
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i have been carrying my xdm9 since january this year. 20rds of 9mm.

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Old August 10, 2009, 02:27 PM   #44
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I carry a Springfield Mil-Spec, OWB , covers nicely under a t-shirt or polo.
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Old August 10, 2009, 03:55 PM   #45
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My most common CCWs are a full sized 1911 in a Brommeland IWB, a Glock 19 or a P7M8 in FIST IWBs, and occasionally a S&W 610 or 15 or 66 in FIST OWB. Mostly I carry the revolvers open at the gunshop and only casually conceal them going to or from. Regardless of my primary, my BUG is a Kel Tec P32 in a no-name wallet holster weak-side back pocket. I carry a spare magazine or a speedloader / moonclips pouch for the primary, hardly ever a spare for the BUG. Been carrying since about 1993.
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Old August 10, 2009, 04:01 PM   #46
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I do sometimes, with multiple handguns I'm able to switch my carry. I do carry my walther p99 mostly, iwb holster.
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Old August 12, 2009, 01:36 PM   #47
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CCW Full Size vs Compact vs Subcompact

I have carried full size weapons since leaving the military and obtaining a carry permit. In my classes I tend to lead the weapon carrier towards the weapon that is correct in size for their hand. Being a rather large man, compacts and especially sub-compacts become toys in my hands. I routinely carry a full size Kimber Custom II, prior to that a full size Springfield. I also have a Glock Model 22 that I will carry should the situation dictate that I have a maximum amount of ammo handy. You should really refer to your local laws concerning weapon carry - some say that even a "noticeable outline" under your outer garment is illegal - and carry the weapon you are comfortable with and won't get you in trouble with local law enforcement.
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Old August 13, 2009, 10:53 AM   #48
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I carry a full size 1911. Homemade Crossbreed-style holster at about 3:00, 22-ish degree cant. Works pretty well. The only time the butt sticks out is if I'm sitting and lean forward pretty far. Besides that, it doesn't print. I usually wear a t-shirt with a thin buttoned shirt over it. I can usually get away with just a t-shirt but it doesn't hide as well when sitting. I'm 5'11" and 190 pounds.

If in a situation where I can't conceal it this way I'll Mexican carry my .38 snub nose but I prefer my 1911.

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Old August 13, 2009, 11:13 AM   #49
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I carry a full size handgun all day everyday
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Old August 13, 2009, 11:38 AM   #50
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i carry two .40S&W.... for the most part...everyday.. one is 4006 and one 4046...both stainless.
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