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Posted: 10/16/2003 7:58:54 PM EDT
All,

Just curious. For all your CCW minneSNOWtans, I am just curious what most folks prefer.

I am very ANTI-Glock. (had too many problems with them, but, would never turn away a Glock-18 if presented a chance to get one for free)

I like 1911s, but, was wondering what most folks find small enough yet powerful enough for daily use. The Taurus Millenium in either 9mm or modified 40 that shoots 357SIG is appealing.

Anyone?

-Warlock

(I have been out to packing.org and seen alot of garbage posts)
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 8:07:45 PM EDT
Well, I'm not a MinneSNOWtan, but I can't say enough about how nicely a Kahr carries in an IWB holster strong side. I carry a P40 in a Bianchi #100 IWB holster and you really forget it's there. During the winter it's pretty easy to carry just about anything you want, but in the summer is where the small FLAT guns really shine.

Just my two centavos.
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 8:57:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2003 8:57:20 PM EDT by dpmmn]
Kimber Custom II 1911

is there anyother?
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 10:21:49 PM EDT
I have a UPSc in 45, in a Milt Sparks Versa Max II.
Link Posted: 10/17/2003 12:35:19 AM EDT
I really like a Glock 27 more than anything else, but since you've ruled that out.. I'd also highly recommend a Kahr.. I've got a K9 Elite and I can comfortably shoot +P+ ammo in it all day long.. great trigger, reliable, and extremely accurate.. only downside is the relatively (7+1) small capacity.
Link Posted: 10/17/2003 4:54:13 AM EDT
Kimber RCP in the warm weather. Kimber TLE the rest of the time. Always in a Sparks SS2.
Link Posted: 10/17/2003 5:21:41 AM EDT
1911
Link Posted: 10/17/2003 7:24:31 AM EDT
For now - H&K P7 M13
Soon to be - Kimber CWB Pro
Link Posted: 10/17/2003 7:50:28 AM EDT
I have 3 handguns that I consider my carry guns: G26, Witness 10MM compact, and a S&W model 66...........
Link Posted: 10/17/2003 1:29:07 PM EDT
I use a .25 Excam auto in an ankle rig.

<­BR>Ok.. really I've been using a Colt Govt. .380 this summer in an Uncle Mike's IWB, carried small of back.

This winter I'll transition to a Colt Govt. .45. Holster choice is still up for grabs, currently I have a cheapo shoulder rig, but I'm looking.
Link Posted: 10/18/2003 8:24:14 PM EDT
After taking my CCW class from DE, I have decided to stick with the tried-true 1911. (I have a springfield I just love to take to the range)

I have an el-cheapo Triple-K holster that worked well for the class, but, I see alot of the plastic Uncle Mike's rigs. Alot of Glockers like them.

I am just wondering if the plastic hard-shell waistband Uncle Mikes are any good for long term use.

-Warlock
Link Posted: 10/18/2003 9:20:14 PM EDT
Just make sure your CCW gun isn't something that you want to baby, or preserve for the next 50 years as an heirloom. Your CCW gun *WILL* Get holster wear on its finish, scratches, etc... A CCW gun only has to be reliable, and accurate; Not Pretty.

I recommend the Comp-Tac holsters, as my family could never tell I was carrying around them, and they never noticed a thing. No significant bulge or anything. With the Shirt-Tucker model it's not necessary to wear a "vest" or untucked shirt, and it fits in quite nicely with office business casual or semi-formal dress as well. It can be used as a normal IWB in summer clothes as well. I bit pricey, but I thought it was well worth the money for mine. YMMV. Check them out at www.comp-tac.com

Sorry, too lazy/late to hotlink; I don't feel like doing it..
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 1:45:41 PM EDT
Shameless plug but since someone else brought up comptac-

I have a Comp-tac CTAC for commander sized 1911's with one mag holder that I would like to sell. I am in the twin cities, if you'd like to check it out email me. Kimber pro carry II could go with it, but I may keep the pistol.
Mike
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 6:24:45 PM EDT
No one carries a wheel gun. small frame .38 Spec or a .three five seven??

Me being a little small in the ass and gut it would be hard to conceal a full sized 1911. I always think about the "print" w/ something that size.
Would stick out like a sore thumb.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 9:43:53 PM EDT
After getting back into shooting/reloading 9mm, I am now leaning toward my Springfield XD9. It is a bit smaller than the glock 17.

I will check out the comp-tac rig.

I am looking at an inside waist band holster at the moment.
Link Posted: 11/18/2003 5:28:30 AM EDT

I've been carrying a S&W J frame most of the summer, lately I've been switching over to a Colt Delta in 10mm, or a Glock 17, or a Colt Commander, or a 2" .357mag, or...

I think you could carry a Desert Eagle 50AE up here in the winter and nobody would know. You'd have to have a good chiropractor though.

FedGunner, or anyone else who's interested, check Pistolsmith.com's "Holsters and Belts" forum for some good holster ideas, etc. Lots of holster makers post there.
I have rigs from both Gary Brommeland and Lou Alessi, they're both excellent...

-UJ
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 6:27:14 PM EDT
Springfield 1911 (SS Mil-spec) in a Wilson Combat Featherweight IWB holster. I must admit, though, I have my eye on a Browning Hi Power Mk III....
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 1:08:40 PM EDT
Springfield XD9. Nice gun, shoots were pointed and has never malfunctioned even when mixing FMJ and JHP from various mfg. in the same mag.

You can tell if a round is chambered and the gun is cocked in total darkness.

Has 3 safeties (trigger, grip ala 1911, and firing pin block) yet you do not need to flip any of them off. Just point and shoot. I find it easy to handle both strong and week handed.

DonT
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 5:54:58 PM EDT
Some day I'll get my CCW and I'll either carry a 88 magnum (ala Joe Piscapoe) or for all out street warfare, it'd have to be a Jennings street hoe gat special.
Sleepy717
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 6:36:52 PM EDT
Yo S717,

I have two Jennings J-22's. One even has factory Chrome.

If you need one, let me know.
I'll hook ya up.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 8:25:02 PM EDT
Yo!

I could use one of those!.. I'll even give you a spare mag for the other!

I once did a plate shoot with a J-22... and came in third.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 7:22:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FedGunner:
<SNIP>
I once did a plate shoot with a J-22... and came in third.



You serious!?!?
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 4:00:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By iNuhBaDNayburhood:

Originally Posted By FedGunner:
<SNIP>
I once did a plate shoot with a J-22... and came in third.



You serious!?!?



As a heart attack... you should have seen their faces!
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 6:46:45 PM EDT
iNuhBaD, Jennings J-22's are actually a good gun.
I used mine for my CCW class.
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