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Posted: 9/28/2002 6:35:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2002 6:38:15 PM EDT by SkaerE]
came up in a conversation w/my buddy. i say:

1.) J-frame S&W's
2.) 1911 variants

he says:

1.) Glocks


what else is a really common carry pistol?
Link Posted: 9/28/2002 6:37:32 PM EDT
I'd have to say Glocks and Walther's.
Link Posted: 9/28/2002 6:39:14 PM EDT
walthers? PPK size? prolly a lot of those, didnt occur to either of us...makarovs too i would think...

Link Posted: 9/28/2002 6:40:49 PM EDT
Kel-tec
Link Posted: 9/28/2002 6:41:19 PM EDT
Thrugh my travels, I've seen quite a few Denver PD cops at the airport..

This is what I've seen:

Majority-
Glocks
1911's
Berretta's

Min­ority-
S&W autos
Wheel guns
Link Posted: 9/28/2002 7:07:04 PM EDT
... G-27 in dress clothing
... P14-45 in street
Link Posted: 9/28/2002 7:51:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:
... G-27 in dress clothing
... P14-45 in street



Walther PP or Sig 220 depending on dress.
Link Posted: 9/28/2002 10:07:45 PM EDT
i think small revolvers in general.
Link Posted: 9/28/2002 10:18:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2002 11:02:08 PM EDT
I don't carry one myself but Glock is pretty much the runaway favorite here.
Link Posted: 9/28/2002 11:05:43 PM EDT
Glock

THISISME
Link Posted: 9/28/2002 11:06:06 PM EDT
Glocks. Everyone I know around here has a 'pocket glock'. With Kel-Tec P-32s coming in a distant second.

Me? I carry a rebuilt Mauser M.1934. Old world quality AND craftsmanship. Besides, the trigger is the best of any small auto I've ever shot and damned if I cant empty a mag into a dinner plate at 25ft in under five seconds.
Link Posted: 9/28/2002 11:10:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2002 11:11:31 PM EDT by MillerSHO]


The one of the bottom.
Little revovlers make the best carry pieces IMO.
That's ruger SP101 .357mag.

Small, light, very cozy grip, and packs a punch.
Link Posted: 9/28/2002 11:18:38 PM EDT
I'd say the most carried gun on the streets of the US is going to be a .25/.22 of the Davis/Jennings/Raven variety.

The folks on this board (and probably many of their firends) are into guns. I think that many of the responses of "Glock, etc" reflect that. Many of my friends that are not into guns, but carry because of security concerns, will actually carry small frame revolvers or small .380 autos (like the Bersa, PPK, FEG, Makarov, etc). Sure, many will say that if they're really concerned over security then they need to carry "X" brand. But the fact is that most people that carry a gun, do not get into getting all "geared up" with a large frame auto, holster, spare mags, mag holders, flash-light, pepper spray, and whatever else just to go to Food Lion. They just grab a gun with their car keys, and they want it to be just as convienient as just grabbing those car keys.

The other fact is that most people would rather not spend several hundreds (or more) of dollars on a gun. I don't mind spending money on guns, and I'd venture to say most folks here don't mind it either. But most folks don't buy higher-end guns anymore than they buy higher-end tools, or higher-end cars. Again, that would result in the small "Saturday Night Specials" as what I think are the most carried.

Personally, I carry a Colt Detective Special .38 revolver. I try out all sorts of others, but I keep ending up with the Colt.

Ross
Link Posted: 9/29/2002 12:22:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/29/2002 7:46:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2002 7:46:53 AM EDT by VA-gunnut]
Link Posted: 9/29/2002 8:01:13 AM EDT
I'd say Glocks and 1911 variants. (and if you believe the folks in L.A. the .50BMGs are quite popular too 0

Dirk
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 1:39:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 5:14:02 AM EDT
Used to carry a PPK. Now I carry a Glock 23 in .40.
Sometimes carry a Kahr K40 in .40.

Thinking about going wheel gun: Smith Utralight Scandium.
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 10:10:50 AM EDT
I think Troy is absolutely correct here. The Glock is probably first, followed by various 1911's and then the j-frame Smith and Wesson.
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 10:42:31 AM EDT
My Felon Repellant is a handy .22mag 5 squirt dispenser by North American. I found the larger dispensers just arent as convenient to carry all the time.
Lebrew
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 10:55:03 AM EDT
I don't know..but I do know that one of the most concealable pistols is the Keltec 32.
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 2:49:18 PM EDT
If the question is "what is the most common carry pistol?"

The answer is most likely - a stolen weapon. What kind? Probably some POS .22, .25, or .380.

If the question is what do most law abiding persons carry - most likely it is a Glock.

However:


Those who carry guns, carry a Glock. Those who shoot guns, carry a 1911.
Link Posted: 9/30/2002 7:27:54 PM EDT
I carry a Kahr K9 9mm most of the time. I carry a KelTec P32 .32ACP ALL the time.

In the past I have carried:

GI M1911A1 .45ACP
S&W Model 36 .38 SPL (3 inch)
Charter Arms Bulldog .44 SPL (Really!)
S&W Model 65 & 13 .357 Magnum (Still have the Model 13)
S&W Model 640 Centennial .38 SPL
S&W Model 629 .44 Magnum(b) (4 inch)
CZ75 9x19mm
Beretta 950S .25ACP
Glock 23 .40SW
Taurus 85UL .38 SPL
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