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Old August 7, 2013, 07:51 PM   #51
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Where I am there isn't a "fall" or "winter", but if there was it still wouldn't change from a Glock 19.
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Old August 7, 2013, 08:27 PM   #52
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Cutting grass in my safe neghborhood a .22 in the pocket will do.

Most other places a .38 J-frame will do and for the ghetto it's one of my .45's or soon to be my 8 shot .357 N frame.
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Old August 7, 2013, 08:46 PM   #53
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I carry a Beretta PX4 Storm Compact, 9mm, every day year round.
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Old August 7, 2013, 09:40 PM   #54
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Re: Do you vary which gun you carry?

I tend to carry a 3" 1911 in moderate weather, a 4.25" in cold weather, and a G30 when I'm sweating all over the place!
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Old August 9, 2013, 01:01 AM   #55
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I almost always have my Model 36 with me rother in a backpack or holster.For discreet carry I sometimes carry my Cobra .38 derringer or for max discretio either a beretta 21A .22 or a tiny Davis .22 derringer Size does matter when going smallthese are the smallest guns I can control.
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Old August 9, 2013, 11:31 AM   #56
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I carry a custom commander in 45acp 99% of the time, however on rare occasions I will carry my K-40 I won shooting competition years back.

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Old August 11, 2013, 01:10 PM   #57
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Yes, I vary what I carry depending on my outfit, what I'm doing, and the weather. Obviously, winter clothes tend to be bulkier than summer clothes. Bulkier clothes tend to allow for a greater range of concealment. As guns get smaller and more concealable; some combination of capacity, caliber, comfortable power limits, and available features is usually on the table for compromise. Having a decent selection of carry options will help you to have the most effective tool possible, God forbid that you ever need it.
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Old August 11, 2013, 01:47 PM   #58
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I carry many different handguns at different times based primarilly on whim, and occasionally on deep concealment concerns.

I own them, I want to carry them.
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Old August 11, 2013, 03:17 PM   #59
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^^^ I like that. To quote the TV character, Dr. Sheldon Cooper, "What's life without whimsy?".

In the past few months I have carried:

Ruger Redhawk .44 magnum, OC in OWB holster @ 3:00 (Working on my property) rarely.

SA Mil-Spec, .45 ACP, Mexican-carry from the house to the truck/car where it is placed in the passenger seat pocket.

For daily choice, one of these:

Kahr PM9 or Charter Arms Bulldog Pug, each in the same Don Hume OWB in cross-draw under polo shirt.

Pocket: NAA Guardian .32, S&W 340 PD with .38spls
Shirt pocket: NAA Mini .22 short.


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Old August 11, 2013, 07:19 PM   #60
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My everyday concealed carry gun for urban and social scenes is my NAA Mini-Revolver in .22WMR. For road trips, and to keep in my luggage in hotel/resort rooms, I usually pack my S&W 386 Sc/S .357 Magnum, or my Charter .44 Bulldog. For outdoorsy use like camping or hiking, where I might encounter assorted unpleasant critters, I choose between a S&W Model 29, Colt New Service Target, .45Colt, or Webley MK.VI., .45ACP. I prefer revolvers like the Colt and Model 29 because I can load both snake shot and bear loads in the same cylinder. That's cool. I carry the Webley when I'm only worried about snakes and people. Not too many bear loads in .45ACP to choose from.

My all-time favorite for packing in the wilderness has always been the Colt New Service Target, but since it's 93 years old, I have sort of semi-retired it.

Come to think of it, I don't really use my autoloaders for anything except fun, collecting and shooting.
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Old August 12, 2013, 08:56 PM   #61
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Although I have several suitables for cc, I stay with those that support my training and muscle memory. For instance, I never carry a FA with a manual safety. 25+ years of training and daily carry muscle memory will always take control in a stress situation. As such I stay with either a Sig, Glock or S&W revolver. All my auto carry is .40 (Sig 229, Sig 239, G27) or .38 5 shot in the pocket. Going into harms way I will bring something like G23 or Sig 229.

The fancy 1911 is fun to shoot or show off at a BBQ, it is not something I have trained with under stress and therefore would not intentionally take into harms way. Hope this helps.

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Old August 14, 2013, 07:36 AM   #62
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At home or walking the dog, there's an NAA Pug in my front pocket always. If I'm out in the car, going anywhere, my Kahr PM9 has been my go-to EDC for nine years of no-failure perfection. Just got an XDs .45 and will probably go to that when I can wear something to cover it on my belt. Got rid of the j-frame that used to be in the rotation; I do occasionally carry a Kimber UCII, again if I'm wearing something I can cover it with ... don't like IWB, so that's not an option. I have nice leather holsters for the Kimber and soon (waiting for delivery) for the Springer. I use a kydex paddle for the Kahr.
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Old August 14, 2013, 07:50 AM   #63
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I carry my XD40 or my Sig 229 all the time. After I had lower back surgery last year I had to switch to OWB or shoulder rig. My biggest problem was getting a decent shoulder rig that wouldn't stretch. Ended making one.
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Old August 14, 2013, 09:49 AM   #64
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I'm reducing my logistic overhead, so I'm replacing my 9x18 Bulgie Mak that i've been carrying with a 9mm compact. I've been rotating my new XDS/9mm and Ruger SR9c to see which one works better.

Eventually, I"ll settle on one of the two and stick to it as a primary. I like the crap out of both, though, so I intend to keep both.
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Old August 14, 2013, 12:54 PM   #65
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I'm in the process of getting my carry permit (California). I've been around long enough to know that things often go work out as planned, but I plan on carrying my Kahr CW9 in the summer; and my Glock 29SF in the winter.

We'll see how it goes.
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Old August 15, 2013, 12:16 AM   #66
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I carried a lot more often before we moved, new job in new town has a no weapons policy. Always at work, and most other times it was a Glock 19. Occasionally around town I would pack a 642. IWB sometimes, but usually that one was in a pocket. I mean, if I was going to go to all the trouble to put on a holster, might as well have the Glock.

When we are out in the country on private land, wandering around will most likely be done with my Cimarron Model P in .45 Colt.
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Old September 12, 2013, 04:31 PM   #67
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Yes - often. There is usually a KT .380 or .32 in my RF pants pocket, and a Taurus .38 in a bag that rides in the car with me (along with cell phone, flashlight, meds, etc).
I have been trying a tuckable IWB holster recently (with a S&W 3913). With cooler weather coming, a sweater will cover an IWB or OWB, so the choices will be the S&W 9mm, a S&W 642 (.38), S&W 640 (.357) or a Glock 23 (.40).
When traveling to Maine this fall, there will be a Ruger SP101 (.357 with 3" barrel) in a case with spare ammo, in addition to whatever is on my hip.
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Old September 13, 2013, 06:59 AM   #68
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99% of the time I carry a S&W 640 ina pocket holster. But for times when am cruising the beach wearing only a speedo to cover my old hairy pasty white body I carry an NAA Mini in 22 short because I can CCW that thing with just a speedo.

the mini also works well at the gym.

Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.

all 26 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple. Wish my wife did as well...
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Old September 13, 2013, 11:10 AM   #69
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I have a NAA 22S and I think we need a new infraction for generating horrible mental images = . That one hit too close to home.

Shorts and hot weather - a J frame. Other times - Glock 9 and cover garment.

I do have a NAA 22 mag and an LCp for getting the mail or lounging around the house.

While not mention, in around the house causal - I throw a small Surefire and a small Spyderco in my pocket. Both of these get used quite a lot as tools.
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Old September 14, 2013, 12:22 AM   #70
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Big 45 auto fan But I do change around to 9mm,10mm,357,44,454 just cuzz I can.
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Old September 16, 2013, 07:02 AM   #71
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I vary all the time, but I also am at the range practicing with them a few hours a day 4-5 times a week all year.
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