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Posted: 8/13/2001 6:53:13 AM EDT
Hey all, I just picked up a Taurus PT-111 9mm for a carry gun. It's quite the piece of machinery. Check it out here http://www.Taurususa.com/pt111.html . Put 50 rnds of no-name FMJ through it without any dificulty and 9 Federal 147 grain Hydro Shok for good measure to see how they would feed for use. I picked it up for $375.00 new at a shop in Pompano Beach and carried it out the door (this concealed permit thing is pretty cool). Wondering what any of you carry for a concealed weapon or backup and why ?
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 6:59:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 7:06:18 AM EDT
I carry a Springfield 1911 TRP .45 or a Kahr P7 9mm, depends how concealed I need to be and how hot it is.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 7:07:10 AM EDT
HS 2000 Aviator [img]www.dredgeearthfirst.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 7:09:04 AM EDT
I'm currently using a SW99 in .40S&W. I've been thinking of something smaller, but don't realy like the feel of the baby glocks. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 7:10:51 AM EDT
HK P7M8, with Federal Hydra-Shok.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 7:13:41 AM EDT
Broken Beer-Bottle. 40oz. Silver Bullet. Yeah, I live in Illinois. C'mon James "Pate" Phillips!!! [%|]
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 7:20:52 AM EDT
Kimber Pro Carry (Commander sized) .45 ACP in a Milt Sparks Versa-Max II. Remington Golden Saber 230gr JHPs.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 7:55:52 AM EDT
I get to stick my keys between my fingers and scratch my attacker. I hate living in a may-issue state, friggen Maryland. Kharn
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 8:55:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Aviator: HS 2000 Aviator [img]www.dredgeearthfirst.com/aviator.gif[/img]
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Same here.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 8:59:47 AM EDT
Kahr P9 in a comp-tac shirt tucker.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 9:14:37 AM EDT
Colt 1911 Compact, customized w/ 230 grn. Black Talons
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 9:17:35 AM EDT
HK USP .45 Compact - 230gr HydraShok QS
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 9:27:03 AM EDT
It really depend on the occasion or what my day will be. If I have to go to places where concealed carry is not permitted like government offices and such, I like to bring along the HS2000. At $269, I can leave it in the car and not worry much if it gets stolen. For a mardi gras kind of thing, I prefer the Glock 19 with high caps. For long hikes through the woods, the Walther P99 due to its camouflage appearance. But most of the time, the first thing I grab for in my safe everyday is my Kimber Pro-CDP. Nothing beats a .45 to get your point across.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 9:29:46 AM EDT
Nonetheless, the best CCW is the one that you are most proficient with. To this I say........PRACTICE...PRACTICE...PRACTICE AND PRACTICE some more
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 10:04:47 AM EDT
On my person, Barreta Tomcat (.32 ACP). Backup (.45 ACP) is ALWAYS within reach.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 10:18:25 AM EDT
All good replys but I was wondering what the train of thought was for your choices: 1. Caliber 2. Bullet type I was origionaly looking for something in .380 but decided on full size 9mm when I dry fired the PT-111. It is more compact and lighter than the Sig 232 (.380) and points better. I was also surprised at the accuracy when I fired it. 3. Design (semi v. wheel gun) Decided on a hammerless semi due to the ease of draw and the simplification of operation. 4. Size Small enough to conceal wearing shorts and a tshirt, large enough to provide a stable grip. 5. Safety devices Every shot is double action (hey, it aint a sniper rifle) this will make it extremely hard to have an accidental discharge. Safe for cary with a round in the chamber but no chance of discharge if dropped. It will still fire without a mag in the well (important if involved in a scuffle). 6. Condition of cary (locked and cocked, empty chamber ect.) Round in the chamber, safety on. 7. Method of cary (inside the pants holster, groin, hip, small of back, ankle, shoulder ect.). Inside of the pants, small of the back slightly to the right. And the big one, when and where do you cary ? Any time I leave the house, in the car it rides in the glove box. Around town I usually cary at night.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 10:20:05 AM EDT
I pack a pre-sell out S&W 640 in .357 Magnum Federal Hydro-shoks. The recoil is very sharp on this little gun.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 10:28:14 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/13/2001 11:00:16 AM EDT
Smith & Wesson model 29 six inch as primary. (I know it sounds uncomfortabel but after twenty plus years of carrying a six inch Smith N frame you get used to it.) Smith model 29 custom 1.625" dehorned snubby as back up. Each loaded with five rounds of Hydro-Shoks and one mild hand load under the hammer. (You get five big bangs and a light shot telling you it is time to reload.) Carried in one of the concealment holsters that I market, which is a double shoulder rig worn under ones shirt. Eighteen round wallet pack of Hydro-Shoks in right hip pocket for reloads.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 11:10:55 AM EDT
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2 HK USP .45 Compact - 165gr HydraShok
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 12:01:57 PM EDT
Ruger P-89. Over 3000rds. Never a single jam or misfire. I can hit well with it. My smallest magazine is 15rds and I have two 30rd mags. It was my first pistol. A college graduation gift from my dad. If I am ever faced with a life threatening situation which calls for a large boat anchor I am prepared. Planerench out.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 12:09:44 PM EDT
Mine is a Sig P239 in .357 Sig. Great gun for reliability and accuracy. Size is excellent for concealed carry without compromising power. For very "low profile" carry, I use a Beretta .32 auto in ankle holster.
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 12:13:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kharn: I get to stick my keys between my fingers and scratch my attacker. I hate living in a may-issue state, friggen Maryland. Kharn
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Hey, at least you live in a state with the POSSIBILITY of carry! I'm in one of the six remaining with no provision whatsoever. [:(] Mike
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 12:19:29 PM EDT
Usually mine is a Glock 23. Depending on my dress, however, I sometimes carry a Kal-Tec P40, or a Bersa .380. (Hey, It's better that nothing!)
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 12:32:25 PM EDT
I have a few carry guns. HK USP9c, SIG P228 9mm and SIG P229 357sig. I tried a SIG P239 in 9mm, but it was too small for my hands. Loads are 124gr 9mm Golden Saber +P, 127gr Winchester Ranger 9mm +P+, and 125gr Speer Gold Dot 357sig. I'm torn between the SIG and the HK. The HK allows be to carry cocked and locked, although I prefer the control configuration of thh SIG. Also, the SIG has slightly less muzzle flip. Andy
Link Posted: 8/13/2001 12:35:43 PM EDT
Officer`s model....or model 36....depends on where........[:)]
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