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Posted: 2/20/2006 1:56:06 PM EDT
How many use different weapons to carry depending on weather, clothing options, travel time involved (short trips vs. vacation etc...), and activites planned.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 2:06:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 2:07:10 PM EDT by VBC]
I cycle through my weapons depending on my mood and how much concealment clothing would be comfortable and whether it would be a situation where it would be expected to take off a coat or jacket.

I cycle between a Glock 29, Sig 226 and Kahr PM9. With the PM9 being the most popular, since it's so easy to carry. But sometimes I get bored and just feel like carrying more firepower, so I'll lug around one of the big ones for a day or two until that fun wears off and I go back to the PM9.

Link Posted: 2/20/2006 2:11:57 PM EDT
i ahve two carry guns - a glock 36(soon to be replaced by the SIG P245) and a S&W jframe 38. I alternate between the two depending on how im clothed. When i go out my jeans and shirts dont allow for IWB carry so i carry my jframe on my ankle. If i am wearing a shirt that doesnt allow for IWB and im wearing shorts i pocket carry my j frame. Otherwise i carry my G36 at 4 to 5oclock IWB.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 2:27:02 PM EDT
Im neewb with with just starting to carry, I think I will be switching between Glock 23, Glock 27 for now. But when the budget alows I really am starting to see the value of a J-frame .38 here. I never considered the pocket carry, but come summer I wont have to many options. Plus from research on other posts my options come down to ankle or pocket carry mostly, although Im still researching small of back.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 2:42:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 4:36:41 PM EDT
1911 For everything outside of work, S&W 442 for inside at work. G19 for when I'm just plain lazy. P3AT has been retired to taking out the trash duties.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 4:54:09 PM EDT
GLOCK 19 all the time. The BUG can change depending on the situation.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:14:45 PM EDT
I subscribe to the belief that it's best to pick a gun and stick with it...but I've been known to change guns. I went through a brief stint carrying a glock 23 and now I'm back to carrying an H&K (I love how they point.)

But many people do what you're inquiring about. Do what works for you. Any gun is better than no gun. Unless it's a .25, then you might as well throw rocks.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:09:16 PM EDT
I always carry a S&W M60 with bobbed hammer in my weak hand front pocket. It is usually accompanied by a P220 or P239.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:06:23 PM EDT
I started carrying a Ruger KP95. bought a Galco "miami-vice" style shoulder holster. Then went through a few holsters. Now I carry a P89 in a kydex holster. some times I switch back. they both have the same grip angle, and controls, so its not much of a switch.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:49:52 AM EDT
no, difrent mags...

glock 27, factory mags for normall cary.. 15 rounder if im going "downtown"
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:55:41 AM EDT
Don't hold back, tell us how you REALLY feel

I only carry IWB for numerous reasons so it's a 1911 or a P7. If it's really too hot to care I PPKS it in a pocket.


Originally Posted By SGB:
Hot - 1911

Cold - 1911

Rain - 1911

Snow - 1911

Day - 1911

Night -1911

inside - 1911

outside - 1911

city - 1911

woods - 1911

yep 1911 24/7

Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:22:18 AM EDT
Main gun is a Glock 22, but I carry a Glock 27 when concealment is trickier. Same caliber, trigger pull, etc. I also carry a hi-cap G22 mag with both as it wil also fit the smaller gun.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 1:27:04 PM EDT
Depends on clothing, anticipated threat level and conceivability requirements. In my case it can be:

Colt 1911 .45 ACP or 10mm (always the first choice)

Star Firestar .40 S&W

Astra Constable II .380 ACP (very lightweight)

NAA Guardian .32 ACP

NAA Mini Revolver .22 Long Rifle (very concealable)

I pick my pistol like some fellows pick their tie…
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 2:47:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SGB:
Hot - 1911
Cold - 1911
Rain - 1911
Snow - 1911
Day - 1911
Night -1911
inside - 1911
outside - 1911
city - 1911
woods - 1911
yep 1911 24/7



This will be my response as soon as I get my permit (class has been taken), and new 1911 in 4" (once the breakin is complete). Should be before the end of march I hope!!! Plus I always carry a knife. On trips to family and friends long guns may tag along but are not really carried so to say.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:40:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ring:
no, difrent mags...

glock 27, factory mags for normall cary.. 15 rounder if im going "downtown"




hehehehe
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:07:42 PM EDT
1911 (in the holy caliber .45) for me as well. The only decisions I have to make is, Les Baer, Kimber, or SA. Once I figure that out, I have another choice....govt, commander or officer?
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:31:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 7:32:34 PM EDT by VBC]
Yeah, if you do carry different weapons, make sure to practice equally with each one. With plenty of practice, each one will be instintive. Once you touch it you know which one you got. At least that's been my experience.

Probably the toughest transition is going from a semi-auto shotgun to a pump. If you're used to a semi, you forget to rack the slide on a pump. If you're used to a pump, then you try to rack the slide and it takes you a few seconds to realize you got a semi-auto. This is because they feel basically the same in the hands.

Different handguns feel and look differently enough though, that switching up doesn't present problem if you practice with them all.


IMO
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:56:35 PM EDT
I carry one of 4 guns depending on the situation. All are DAO so same type of experience for each one. My Bug goes with me where ever I go.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:58:27 PM EDT
Pretty much lately it's been the USPC-9, although a 1911 still finds its way out and about from time to time.....


Woody
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:53:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SGB:
Hot - 1911

Cold - 1911

Rain - 1911

Snow - 1911

Day - 1911

Night -1911

inside - 1911

outside - 1911

city - 1911

woods - 1911

yep 1911 24/7



SGB; Tell us how you really feel.

Actually I agree with you completely. I just have to make it Glock 22 on duty. 1911 the rest of the time.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 10:36:05 AM EDT
I have 3 handguns I implicitly trust. Each one has their place.

Commander size 1911 = cold weather, or if I don't happen to care if I print
S&W 637 = my most used carry gun. Works with jeans, shorts, etc. etc.
KT P3-AT = my "formal" carry gun. Works well with dockers and polo shirts in an Alessi pocket holster
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:43:42 PM EDT
Absolutely! Depending on the area I have to enter, sometimes I carry one 1911, sometimes I carry two 1911s, sometimes I carry my snubbed 357 in my boot for backup. My AR and my Mossberg 500 persuader are always in the trunk!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:49:57 AM EDT
g27 on the hip tomcat in the pocket



stays that way regardless to keep from getting confused when needed.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:30:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 4:30:37 AM EDT by TomJefferson]
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:01:21 AM EDT
No. I always carry my .40 HiPower.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:31:17 AM EDT

Unless it's a .25, then you might as well throw rocks.

Sigh. Somebody always seem to want to toss this nonsense into the discussion. Is the .25 the best caliber for defensive purposes? No, of course not. Will it suffice for most DGU incidents? Yes, of course it will. Is it better than throwing rocks? Unless you are doing something very unusual, a .25 is magnitudes better than a rock for CCW purposes.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:37:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 9:37:44 AM EDT by VBC]
I heard a good quote one time in regards to handgun caliber choice.

"Placement is power"

What you lose in ammo strength you gain in the ability to zip the whole magazine into their heart in rapid fire.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:10:47 AM EDT
i used to carry a revolver in the summer months in a pocket holster.

But after training with a 1911, i see no reason to risk my life or anothers life since i didn't train or perform well with the revolver.

So, i just make sure i wear the right clothing to conceal the 1911 wherever I can
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:02:22 PM EDT
I mix it up depending on clothing/environment.

1911 90% of the time
.357 snubby alone 5% of the time, or always serves backup for -
.44 mag redhawk.

Have a G17 coming in tommorow so I'm sure I'll end up carrying that too =P
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:17:09 AM EDT
No, I just ended up getting it right with it once and for all.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:35:37 AM EDT
At work I carry a G22 and when not at work I carry a G23 day in and day out. My G23 is my personal carry weapon of choice. With its Mepro night sights and matte hard chrome done by Glock Custom Racing it is a great carry pistol. This only changes when shooting a 3-gun match......Then I carry a G17.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 4:16:52 AM EDT
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