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Old 06-02-2012, 12:48 AM
michaelgee michaelgee is offline
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Carry guns??yep

I have a Wilson Combat Protector, a DW Classic CBob and 7 Colt Lightweight Commanders, as well as two Kimber Solo's to name a few

I mix and match my daily carry guns, it keeps me familiar with the horde.
I often carry my DD and my Colt Ar's when I leave home. Along with pistolas as well.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Itshak View Post
I am looking into the S&W M&P Shield for pocket carry if I can get my hands on it.
I have one (my wife has one too) and since I like the 8 round mags in mine, I think it is just a little to big for pocket carry. The Shield is perfect for IWB or OWB, if you have a cover garment.

If I am just taking a gun in the car, and not carrying it on my person for some reason, like if we are traveling, then I take one of my full size guns...usually a M&P. Now that I have the Shield, when I carry on me, that will be my choice. I love that gun.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:44 AM
disturbed86 disturbed86 is offline
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Originally Posted by Rastoff View Post
Do you have more than one carry gun?

I'm not asking if you have a back up gun. Rather, do you carry one gun one day and another on some other day? Or, what do you do if you have to send your main gun off for repair?
The 1911 and CZ in my signature. The CZ is a bit wider in the handle (the absurdly comfortable grips are slightly fat), but otherwise hides easier. I mostly carry the 1911 when I can wear a sweatshirt or something to more easily hide it, or when I'd rather have a .45 than 9mm.

And yes, I know I could hide the 1911 under anything with a good holster, but I'm too cheap to buy what passes for a "good" holster . I'll keep my $40 Blackhawk CQB IWB, thanks.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:13 AM
Spartan5 Spartan5 is offline
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When I first got out of the Marine Corps I used to carry a Glock36 IWB and a Kimber in my car in a holster. I would keep the Glock concealed on me at all times and anything that would come up while in the Vic I would take care of with the kimber. Anything outside of it the Glock. But now I want to buy mulitple guns for multiple carry options and clothing options.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:42 PM
mlmedina26 mlmedina26 is offline
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I carry my xd mostly and sometimes my SA RO when I wear heavier clothing this is only til I can figure out how to conceal carry my 870. Seriously though I prefer to carry one gun consistantly just because I know my capabilities with it that's why I prefer my xd but I love carrying my RO so sometimes I make exceptions and besides I am really comfortable with that one as well I just have more rounds through my xd.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:57 PM
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I've got many a 1911 for concealed carry, many hi powers and Kareen clones, 3 FN 5-7's, quite a few Beretta 92's and varients, a couple G19's.

I've been seriously considering getting me a Sig 226 to check it out and see how it handles.
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:02 PM
sparkman10mm sparkman10mm is offline
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Either my MP FS 40, or MPc 9mm
Always have the 340 PD.
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:34 PM
spinks spinks is offline
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I alternate between my Wiley Clapp Commander, 1991 Commander and TALO New Agent.

The Wiley Clapp is my go to carry gun.

The 1991 Commander is becoming my church gun. Mainly because it has the white Esmeralda grips on it. The funny thing is that I don't dress any differently to go to church than I do for anything else. I guess I just don't like seeing the gun left in the safe all of the time.

The New Agent gets carried on the rare occasion that the Commander frame is too long to conceal with what I'm wearing.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:11 PM
Vern Humphrey Vern Humphrey is online now
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I have a Detective Special that is handy to drop into a pocket if I happen to leave the house in a hurry and am not carrying my M1911.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:34 PM
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Depending on the clothing, time of year and mood.

Carry weapons:

-Kimber Heritage gov't 1911 (no Swartz safety).

-Springfield SS Loaded (older model with staked frnt sight, no ambi or ILS safety).

-Sig P-220 (internal extractor, folded slide).

-Gen 3 Glock 36.

-Gen 3 Glock 19.

My other pistols are used for range fun or safe queens.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:02 PM
depusm12 depusm12 is offline
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I have several different carry guns depending on what I'm wearing, and the weather. They include a Sig P220 45 ACP, Sig P229 in 40S&W or 9mm, Kimber Ultra Carry II 45 ACP, Beretta 86 380 ACP, and once it gets broken in I'll be carrying my Taurus PT1911 45 ACP.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:18 PM
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It's mostly about whim for me. Last rough count was 26 hand guns (I might have missed a couple). Most, at one time or another have wound up on my hip or in my pocket. The most likely to be on my person are Colt Combat Commander, Dan Wesson Vbob or Kimber Eclipse Ultra. Lately, my Ruger LCP has supplanted my Ruger LCR as a backup.
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:45 AM
trob trob is offline
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I carry all of my pistols.

I carry my STI 3" 1911, G19, or SW638 concealed, depending on what Im wearing or doing (driving, walking, t-shirt, jacket, etc).
I have an IWB for my fullsize 1911, but I don't like to carry it concealed anymore (uncomfortable)
I'll carry my SW 686+ 2.5" OWB when im hunting or hiking since it has the brushed finish and doesnt show scratches as much.

When I buy pistols, it's with a purpose in mind.

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Old 06-18-2012, 09:03 AM
Riverpigusmc Riverpigusmc is online now
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Some days a fullsize Wilson, some days a 4' Kimber. Always a 1911, usually carry a revo BUG when I carry the Kimber
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:38 AM
hdfb910 hdfb910 is offline
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I guess I'm still trying to find myself, I rotate:
Ed Brown SF Carry, Ed Brown SF 5", LB Stinger, 5"Colt Pre Series 70 done by Larry Vickers, lately a NightHawk Lightweight T3.

When traveling out of state though, I usually take a Glock 19 or 36, (easily replaced)

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Old 06-18-2012, 11:04 AM
Alabam Alabam is offline
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Glock 21, 27, and Ruger LCP.

Essentially the 21 vs 27 would be a clothing issue as the 21 is bigger and I carry it in a OWB holster. The 27 is a little more day to day as it's IWB. The LCP is for workout type clothing and a backup.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:11 AM
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I carry a cdp compact and a kel-tec 380 for every day carry. In reserve a cdp ultra and a 637 S&W
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:51 PM
michaelgee michaelgee is offline
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I have 7 Colt Lightweight Commanders, one for every day of the week. Before I leave home I pick a different one, they are all setup exactly alike.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:09 PM
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HK 45c or Kimber Pro Carry HD II .38 Super. I prefer the super as it's easier on my aging wrists but the HK just works every time. I load both with Glaser's and leave it at that.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:24 PM
oif0709 oif0709 is offline
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I plan to eventually but I've got train as you fight pounded into my head and intimidated im as consistent with more than one weapon I only carry my compact 1911. When I bring multiple pistols to the range, for example my compact kimber and my xdm, I cant achieve accuracy when I change pistols.

I am thinking its my grip. I've only got a couple thousand rounds of pistol ammo fired so until I get more practice ill stick to one.

Im thin so its hard for me to conceal anything. I've tried quite a variety and the xdm line is a favorite. I like revolvers so may persue that.

I plan on a j frame or something but need to do more research.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:26 PM
TKRReptiles TKRReptiles is offline
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I have several carry guns. The gun I carry depends on what I am wearing that day, and what I am doing. It ranges from a full size 1911, EMP, Glock 19, Kahr CM9, down to a LCP.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:43 AM
Bagdad_45 Bagdad_45 is offline
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Absolutely more than one. If I am going to be in the city all day will have Pro CDP concealed. Out hunting will have my Sig P6, not worried about dings, wear or losing a $250 gun; although would hate to. If i am headed to the local shooting spot my be a full size 1911 in open carry.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:53 AM
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I like variety. Depending on mood, dress, destination...

Kahr PM9
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Colt Combat Commander
S&W 340PD
NAA Guardian .32ACP (If all I have is a pocket to keep it in)

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Old 06-24-2012, 10:51 AM
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There are multiple firearms in my primary carry rotation, all 1911's and revolvers. It all depends on the day and what im feeling that day.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:08 AM
richpetrone richpetrone is offline
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Using different carry guns

I have numerous guns I use for self defense concealed carry. I try to use the KISS principle, so I keep the same style 1911 platform, and wear the same holster style, which is OWB and behind my strong side hip bone.

I select my clothing for the gun of choice for that day. Since I provide security for a part time job, I might carry a full size STI 2011 in .40 S&W, or a .38 super single stack carry comp. Sometimes I will opt for my Para P-14.

When the weather is extremely hot, I might carry a small 9mm, and my all steel 3" Firestar M-43 is very accurate and allows fast follow up shots in a small package.

For deep concealment, I might place my Kel Tec PF-9 in a pocket holster in my strong hand front pocket. This is the only non-1911 I carry, but it is simply a gun you pull out of your pocket and fire DAO....nothing hard to figure out about that.
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