What do you do? What do you carry?


December 30, 2002, 06:13 AM
I am the Internet Sales Manager for a fairly large Honda dealership in the Baltimore area.

I carry a Benchmade 710.

Maryland has very strict anti-CCW laws here. Even though we just had a MAJOR shift for the Demo's to the Republicans, I dont think that this will change anytime soon. So, for me to carry my Kimber Pro Carry probably wont happen.

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December 30, 2002, 06:29 AM
I just heard from a "reliable police source" that the mayor of your fine city just appointed some of his cronies to ranking positions in your P.D. :eek:

Retired L.E. I don`t live in the state I worked and I carry anything I want.:cool:

December 30, 2002, 06:35 AM
Originally posted by dinosaur
I just heard from a "reliable police source" that the mayor of your fine city just appointed some of his cronies to ranking positions in your P.D. :eek:

Retired L.E. I don`t live in the state I worked and I carry anything I want.:cool:

Baltimore is a hard place to do what O'Malley wants to do...that is make a difference on crime. The former Chief Norton is now head of the MD St Police.

Alan Fud
December 30, 2002, 08:21 AM
I am presently "employment challenged" :rolleyes: (the politically correct term that is used instead of 'unemployed' or 'laid off') but when I was working, I was a technical manager with AT&T for 18 years (anybody know of any openings :D ) and I carried based on my mode of dress ... Para C6.45LDA, C7.45LDA, Taurus 85, 850, S&W 640, 342, 3913TSW, NAA Guardian.

David Scott
December 30, 2002, 09:06 AM
After a year and a half of unemployment, I am now Parts Manager for the US importer of MZ motorcycles and scooters! See them at http://www.motorradna.com .

When I started work they gave me a list of their workplace rules. No drugs, no alcohol, and a few other restrictions, but not one word about weapons. Since my CCW permit allows me to carry anywhere not restricted either by law or posted wishes of the owner, the Kel-Tec P32 goes to work with me. My Ruger P95 would be an encumbrance with all the moving around I do messing with stuff in the warehouse.

December 30, 2002, 10:02 AM
I'm a graphic designer - I work at one office designing ads for several parenting/educational publications and I'm the art director of a healthcare publication (not as boring as it sounds), and I work at home designing S.W.A.T. (http://www.swatmag.com) Magazine. At the office I *believe* I'm the only one carrying (a USPc in .45 right now, but other times a Taurus 617 - and a NAA Mini as a BUG). The boss there is completely cool with me carrying, though he sometimes jokes about me being his personal bodyguard. :rolleyes: At S.W.A.T.,I assume most everybody on the staff carries. :cool:

Ala Dan
December 30, 2002, 10:08 AM
I'm a special advisor of protective services for a LARGE, MAJOR
medical firm. Since I'm restricted to revolver's, I carry a
1979-80 vintage Smith & Wesson model 60, 2" barrel .38 SPL.

But, off duty I rely on my famed SIG-Sauer P220A in .45 ACP!

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

December 30, 2002, 10:39 AM
I am an Inside Sales employee for a manufacturing facility that is one piece of a huge ($400 million) company owned by a bigger ($40 billion) a year company.

While the management at my facility is gun friendly (some have carry permits), the company policy is no guns. I usually carry one in the car on my way to & from work, but don't risk carry in the building, even with understanding management. There are antis where I work, & if one would spot a gun on me could take it up to corporate & cost me my job.

That said, I usually carry a Makarov in the car to & from work, & also have a Fobus paddle with me if I am going somewhere between home & work & want to strap it on.

For other times, I have an Ultra CDP, a Colt Mustang, & a Taurus PT-940 that are pressed into service depending on what I am wearing, where I am going, how I am getting there, etc.

December 30, 2002, 10:54 AM
I work in customer service at an auto dealership.

Llama 380 in the briefcase at work.

December 30, 2002, 12:07 PM
Well, since I work for the Department of Defence(Navy actually) I am not actually allowed the right of Self-Defence at work, so I only get to carry when I am not at work...kind of bummer.

When I do carry, It's a full size H&K USP in .40 S&W...but I am in the market for a P-11, so I can carry during the summer also.

December 30, 2002, 12:32 PM
I'm a mechanic and carry a 1911 springfield. It's usually within easy reach except for when I'm in the shop.

Andrew Wyatt
December 30, 2002, 03:40 PM
I'm a college student, and since i'm not 21(as of today, I've exactly a year to go), I carry a benchmade AFCK, a surefire 6P, a giant wad of keys, and a Backpack full of books (which is both a dandy shield and a decent impact weapon). there's some signs stating that the college is a "gun free" zone, but that doesn't apply to CCW holders.

Mike Irwin
December 30, 2002, 04:01 PM
Technical writer/editor for a large Government Contractor.

Normal carry gun is an S&W 042 in .38 Spl.

December 30, 2002, 04:02 PM
Originally posted by priv8ter
Well, since I work for the Department of Defence(Navy actually) I am not actually allowed the right of Self-Defence at work, so I only get to carry when I am not at work...kind of bummer.

Me neither, but I carry anyways.

4v50 Gary
December 30, 2002, 04:05 PM
I am singularly responsible for destroying the rainforest. I am also the predominant supplier to the paper recycle industry.

Well, not exactly. I push paper and in doing so, have other scorch and burn the rainforest on my behalf. What paperwork I generate ultimately goes into recycling bins.

Oh, the gun thingy. Sig P220 when there's real work.

Double Maduro
December 30, 2002, 04:17 PM
I own a computer consulting business in Portland, Oregon. I carry a Ruger P90.

I retired my 1911, after all it is 89 years old as of last week.

Matthew Courtney
December 30, 2002, 05:05 PM
I am retired from the furniture business. I carry a Glock 23 or a colt Mustang .380.

December 30, 2002, 05:12 PM
I'm a nurse in an ED, the only one on the 11p-7a shift. TOO MUCH PRESSURE!!!!!!!!:D But I'm trying to worm my way back into pediatric intensive care where I belong. And I believe that just may be a Taurus 605 in my pocket.

Brad Johnson
December 30, 2002, 05:15 PM
Residential real estate in Lubbock, TX.

Depending on my attitude and mode of dress...

-Taurus PT111 Stainless

-Springfield XD9 4"

-Ruger SP101 357 3"


December 30, 2002, 05:41 PM
Mechanic for a school district in Central NY. Just got my first Pistol a Glock 19. Don't carry because My new holester isn't here yet. And I have a restricted permitt for now.

December 30, 2002, 05:52 PM
In the words of Tamara, "I'm an Unemployed Bum." http://www.emotipad.com/emoticons/Poke.gif (This is only short term.)

When I carry, it's usually one of my Glock 19's..

December 30, 2002, 06:09 PM
i'm a paper pushing pansy for the insurance industry.
ten of my thirteen coworkers are moody, irrational, aggressive, hateful, angry, and ticking time bombs for at least 5 days each month.
i carry a s&w HRT and a steyr m9, for both my protection against my coworkers and for everyones protection against irate insureds who demand settlements.

seriously, we had one "grieving" father storm into our office and demand payment after his child died in a fire while both mommy and daddy were getting drunk at a bar. sadly, the building the family lived in as caretakers of a seasonal hotel was NOT covered by the insureds policy. they omitted it to save money.
it was obviously not covered, but after a court battle for a few years the insurance company settled just to be done with it. think they sent a check for $750,000 IIRC. i hope those lawyers gouged the irresponsible parents for as much as possible. stinking lowlifes. oh yeah, and the boss gets all nervous now whenever insureds come to our office upset because their insurance costs so much, or are looking to have a claim paid off immediately. my cubicle is at the far end of the office so if trouble comes, its going to visit the anti-gun boss first, giving me plenty of time to respond. :D

December 30, 2002, 06:25 PM
I'm retired. I carry a Sig P239 in 9MM loaded with Winchester Ranger "T" 127gr +P+ most of the time. On rare occassions, I carry a Bereta 950 in .25acp.

If I felt that there was a chance that I was going into harms way, I'd dig out my old Safariland level lll-A body armor and carry an AR-15.

December 30, 2002, 06:25 PM
Among other things, I build guns. I carry a 1911A1 style 45 ACP.

El Tejon
December 30, 2002, 06:43 PM
Self-employed, carry as I desire. 1911 and a Kahr P9.

When I waz a LEO, could carry anything except a 1911.:rolleyes: Go figure.

December 30, 2002, 06:49 PM
Production Manager at a Specialty Vehicle Shop and current carry is a S&W CS9 and an Emerson mini commander & sometimes a 16" ASP.

December 30, 2002, 06:53 PM

.380 Colt Mustang mostly, SIG P239 sometimes.

December 30, 2002, 07:27 PM
security officer for pinkerton/burns/securitas

due to peculiarites of PA law i may not be visibly armed while in uniform(i am not act 235 qualified and not on an armed contract)

taurus 85 stainless w/o hammer spur


December 30, 2002, 07:34 PM
Manager in a car dealership.

S&W 337PD. Dunno what their rules about it are. Don't care.
My rule is- always carrying. If they find out, and don't like it, I was looking for a job when I found this one.


December 30, 2002, 08:35 PM
I am a ********** taxpayer and I carry all the illegal aliens and those too lazy to work! Other than that I am owner Broker in real estate and when collecting rents I carry my Walther P99 9 mm. (green one to match money ;) ).

Dave Markowitz
December 30, 2002, 08:41 PM
I'm a field systems engineer for a big cable company and ISP. My job often takes me across the river into the PRNJ (barf), and aside from that CCW is against company policy, so I almost never carry on the job.

However, if I'm on call and get dispatched to one of the nastier parts of Philly, I bring my Makarov. Luckily, my boss is a libertarian gunnut and has asked me, "You're carrying, right?" on a couple of those jobs. ;)

December 30, 2002, 09:11 PM
I guess I am kind of a wimp, Wondernine, but I work on Trident Submarines all day. Each time I try to get on a boat, I am the Topside Watch gives me the once over with a Metal Detecting Wand, and I can't afford to lose my job orr even worse, get popped by some nervous 19-year old with a Mossberg.

December 30, 2002, 09:21 PM
I work as a transportation officer for one of the largest armored car companies in the nation.

Current carry is a fine S&W 686, the best combat revolver ever designed.

As soon as Ted Yost is done, I'll be transitioning to a Colt 1991 in a custom BladeTech holster. I can't wait!!!

December 30, 2002, 10:30 PM
I work for a large bank, in an office building with no cash transactions occuring onsite. Still, I occasionally must give less-than-welcomed news to folks who understandably don't take it very well. In other words, I take abuse for a living. :banghead:

My Spyderco Endura II goes with me everywhere. I'm still debating which gun and what carry method to use on a daily basis while working. I've tried a few different things and while it's been invisible to anyone around me, I'm not 100% satisfied yet and think that I can do better. My Taurus 617 and Kel-Tec P-11 are currently tied for which gun is best. I want something bigger than .32auto or .380, so I think I'll be picking up a Makarov or CZ-83 in 9x18Mak or both soon. I'll keep fine-tuning things til I'm satisfied. Suggestions are welcomed.

December 30, 2002, 10:38 PM
Air Farce intelligence analyst, currently billeted as an instructor and overseeing contractor-produced interactive courseware development. Whoa doggies.

On base, I'm guarded by America's Finest Shooters (just ask them). Off base I guard myself with a full size 1911. I would feel a lot safer on base if I knew that even one of the base cops could shoot. Sigh.


December 30, 2002, 10:41 PM
Operations Manager for an automotive supplier company. Company rules strictly prohibit weapons at work. Boss is not a gun person, and considers knives over 2" - 3" as "potentially" a weapon. Having said that, I always have a knife of some kind on me. Usually a lockblade from a reputable company (Spyderco, Cold Steel, Kershaw to name a few) in the 2 1/2" - 3" range despite what the boss says.

Outside of work, a Kimber Compact CDP usually in a Fobus Roto-holster or a Milt Sparks #60 TK on a Sparks belt.

December 30, 2002, 11:10 PM
tech exec / Kimber 4"

December 31, 2002, 12:23 AM
Dental Lab Tech. Carry a S&W Tactical.45 DAO, all day, every day. I go very few places without it. Wifey feels good knowing it.

December 31, 2002, 01:54 AM
merchant seaman.

and, not to be snotty, but what and when I carry is nobodies business. Sorry.

December 31, 2002, 02:59 AM
Retired military. Currently a detective for local P.D.

Usual on-duty carry is a Glock 30. Off-duty depends on what I'm wearing and where I'm going. Lately I've been carrying a G32C or a G33.

December 31, 2002, 03:01 AM
Firearms Industry and Web Design. Always with a NAA mini...most of the other time my custom BHP..sometimes my almost finished Defender.

And of course in the summers on the trail and in the stream..S&W 629 MG, moon clipped...

Jesse H
December 31, 2002, 03:04 AM
Go to guy at my father's small company. Network problems? Go to Jesse. Can't print? Go to Jesse.

Always have a kershaw blackout. Usually carrying an HS2000 in a bladetech or Waldon holster with a Don Hume spare mag holder on a Don Hume belt.

Occasionally it'll be the PPK/S in a bellyband if I'm rarely tucking the shirt in.

Bob A
December 31, 2002, 03:24 AM
First post on this forum.

I'm self employed (Landscaper) and go to and through some pretty crummy parts of this area. I was an LEO (part time) for 4 years.

I used to carry my old duty weapon (Glock 19) but sold it to my father in law and want to get a 36, which I plan to do in about 2 months. Right now I carry a Kel-Tec P11 (with a belt clip and mag foot) or my Taurus PT-908, both with +P Hydra-Shoks

December 31, 2002, 03:28 AM
senior automation engineer
S&W 1026
S&W 642
benchmade ares

December 31, 2002, 04:45 AM
self employed and semi-retired.
usually one medium and one big (maybe a g-26 and sa 1911a1).

December 31, 2002, 07:24 AM
Business solutions consultant - I design outsourced computing infrastructures for clients desiring to outsource business processes or their entire IT enterprise. AKA professional geek.

I typically carry an HK USP .45c in a Mitch Rosen 5JR w/two additional mags and a Beretta 21A in .25 in a pocket holster. No carry at work though so the goodies are left in the vehicle locked safely away.

December 31, 2002, 10:01 AM
Prison chaplain. Due to being locked in with over 1,500 maximum-security inmates, who have morals and ethical standards that would gag a maggot, and are highly volatile and dangerous, we're not allowed to carry weapons of any kind, for fear that the inmates might take them off us. If you think this leaves us vulnerable, you're dead right!!! :mad: Off duty, I carry Glocks of one or other description, or revolvers if I'm in the mood for one that day.

December 31, 2002, 10:32 AM
All day. Boooring.:o But I get to read a lot.
I jump back and forth between a Beretta 9000fs and a S&W 4013tsw, but I'm looking at a S&W 66 that I might put in the rotation.:D

December 31, 2002, 10:41 AM
I'm kinda in vertigo7's boat...only we have cash on site. But I have the wonderful duty of dealing with people that are upset, or making them upset inthe first place.

I carry a Kimber Ultra Carry in breifcase at all times. Colt Gov't 380 in pocket.

December 31, 2002, 10:54 AM
Data networking guru. Taurus pt-25.


December 31, 2002, 11:08 AM
I work for an industrial service company. My work can be in a nuclear powerplant today and a refinery the next, any state in the Union today, any country in South America tomorrow. I'm kinda like an industrial problem solver, for hire. I'm even licensed for specialty explosives use in many states and 3 countries.
In a normal year I spend 160- 200 nights a year in motels
I'm always armed, obviously not in the facilities. I get to stay in some really crappy areas, after a crackhead encounter a few years ago, I decided never again.
A fine old Italian switchblade and a fine old East German Mak, and it feeds the Silver bears flawlesly, a very impressive load for this little caliber.

December 31, 2002, 03:59 PM
School teacher and military reservist. No weapons allowed on school campuses, though we get a few from the students every year. School is in a very economically and culturally deprived area, and we have the city police on campus often. Am current and qualified with M16 and M9 (Beretta 9mm) and have concealed weapons permit from AF when on duty on certain missions -- I would rather carry my Sig 239 than the M9.
Away from work, the Glock 27 is on the ccw. Next yr, I'm considering the Sig 239 and my Colt DS to be on my permit. When traveling to Bay Area, I'm ususally legally armed, sober and, as someone said, not dangerous.

December 31, 2002, 06:35 PM
IT for a Fortune 500 company. No rules about weapon carry at work, which kind of surprised me. Still, I doubt the powers-that-be would look kindly on me carrying my PM9. Oh well. ;)

December 31, 2002, 06:45 PM
Unemployed Bum :D

older returning College Student
I 'm still looking for work, available for adoption [under my criteria]
carry: 1911 style, Keltec P-11, or a K frame

Standing Wolf
December 31, 2002, 09:50 PM
Yours truly is a writer, editor, graphic designer, typographer, marketing and advertising guy, and artist. I pack a (used) Smith & Wesson model 60 .357 magnum.

December 31, 2002, 10:31 PM
Firefighter, Wash DC. Obviously the job precludes carrying sidearms even if the local law wouldn't. Have to depend on our brains and all kinds of knives, some of us more knife than others.
Part time I work for a demolition and clean-out company frequently clearing out Section 8 housing. After a run in with some local "businessmen" who were "unaware" of their moving sale I decided it's time to get my CCW. The it'll be CZ-75 all the way. On the downside I also resdie in PRMd so getting the daggom thing is taking a bit of time.

January 1, 2003, 01:58 AM
I work at a Nuc Power Plant!! I've seen AR-15's resting muzzle down on somebodies boot!!!! :rolleyes: I feel real safe about that!!!! :uhoh:

Oh, I forgot!! :banghead:

Off work, I usually have my G36, but it's has developed a jamming problem of late, so I carry my Kahr MK9 Elite. Until I find a stock slide stop lever for my 36!! ;)

January 1, 2003, 02:44 AM
I do sales for a paint store. We sale automotive, household and industrial coatings. I do custom airbrushing as a sideline. I'm trying to decide between a Glock 19 and a Sig 225 so for now the only thing I carry is a pocket knife.

January 1, 2003, 02:52 AM
3rd shift in a NOC. I'm the only guy in the NOC on this shift with 2-4 more people in the building. The company spells it out in the employee handbook, NO WEAPONS!!!!! That being said, I'm at work now with my Taurus PT945 .45 ACP in a Galco scout clip holster. Dress for the off shift is much more relaxed, so concealment is easy with my loose untucked flannel shirt. Many times I go with my Kahr K9, because that hides easily under an untucked t-shirt. On the very occasional times I'm on 1st shift, it's the K9 in a Smartcarry holster under my Dockers and tucked in shirt.

January 1, 2003, 03:55 AM
Sell software to banks and office out of my home. I travel quite a bit and stay in hotels frequently. I have been carrying a BDA .380 under the seat of my car. I now have a BHP and intend to start putting it there until i can buy a good carry gun I can carry IWB under suit and tie. Needs to be something I can remove easily. Entering banks with guns on you isn't the brightest idea in the world! :rolleyes: :uhoh:

Marshall :)

January 1, 2003, 04:00 AM
State Corrections Officer, when armed at work which for me is everyday we carry issued S&W Model 65s.
Off Duty I carry a Sig P239TT in .357Sig that has Siglite Sights.

January 1, 2003, 06:00 AM
I'am a dairy farmer and carry a Kimber Pro Carry HD or a Ultra CDP and I carry almost all the time, its not for the cows, its for the rif-raf on the highway that run's past the place.


January 1, 2003, 07:01 AM
Well, I have worked for the USPS (Ungrateful, Stupid Postal Service) as a mail carrier for 22 years now. NO WEAPONS ALLOWED in the building or parking lot. I live in Ohio, where, again, NO CCW.

Now with that said, I am always armed with something. I have the best defensive weapon you could ever have - a brain - which hopefully will allow me to recognize any possible threat before things get ugly. Failing that, I am always carrying a knife of some kind or another.

Yes, I walk into the schools an my mail route with a 'prohibited' knife on my person. My sentiment is that it is too freaking bad. I have a 3-1/2" folder in a sheath on my belt and probably another in my left front pocket. They are tools I use daily on the job, to cut open the bundles of junk mail that I get to fill your mailbox with on a daily basis. I have informed the school secretaries that I am always carrying a knife, and the reason why. They don't seem to have a problem with it. So much for 'zero tolerance' policies, eh?

If we ever do get CCW here in Ohio, I'll probably just stick with the stainless 3" Taurus 85, making no apologies for carrying 'just' a five-shot .38 snub. I may or may not have carried it in the past when travelling to or through bad areas. I can't remember.

January 1, 2003, 09:22 AM
I'm in IT for Uncle Sugar, currently in Heidleberg, GE. Usually, I'm one of two persons in the bldg with any sort of "weapon", ie, an SAK, but everyone here has a cell phone, and lots of guards at the gates, so we're safe. No, really. (Oh yeah, forgot - wife and I have kubaton keyrings, we tell sheeple that they're sex toys. They leave us alone.)
We're not allowed to carry firearms here, but are trying to learn as much as possible for when we return Stateside in a couple of years. We're currently making lists of hardware and schools, think I'll just hop on over to "Strategies and Tactics" now. Thanks.

January 1, 2003, 10:50 AM
Detective for local Sheriff.
Carry, Springfield M1911A1 in .45 acp.

January 1, 2003, 11:08 AM
Software Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama. I carry a Ruger P95 strong side in a IWB.

January 1, 2003, 11:38 AM
I work for a relatively small Connecticut firearms importer, and I wear several hats there: some customer service, some R&D, some FFL stuff, some technical writing, some new product development brainstorming. On the side, I am in a National Guard infantry unit and an NRA pistol instructor.

Carry gun is a Colt Combat Commander .45 is a FIST #20 IWB. Obviously, no one at my job objects to firearms. Very, very occasionally, and only when extreme concealment is needed, I carry a Slick and Willie 042.


Harold Mayo
January 1, 2003, 01:36 PM
General manager for a mining operation.

Carry a Browning hi-power or full-size 1911 whenever I choose, sometimes a Kel-tec P32 (ashamed to admit) when I don't want a large gun...always carry an early and very beaten-up Benchmade AFCK.

January 1, 2003, 07:51 PM
I'm an Internet Sales Manager at a small used call dealership in Florida. I carry a K9. The owner carries as well.

January 1, 2003, 08:20 PM
I gave my Colt Detective Special and Colt Official Police revolvers to my brother as a wedding gift.

So its my .45 caliber Ruger Bisley Vaquero or my .31 caliber BP derringer until I finish school and get a real job.


Horny Toad
January 1, 2003, 08:38 PM
I'm the Email Administrator for The Chubb Institute. I'm in NJ, so there's really no such thing as CCW. I've usually got a CRKT K.I.S.S. on me. http://www.crkt.com/kiss.html

Horny Toad

January 2, 2003, 03:42 AM
I'm the Night Manager at a local grocery store. Walther P99 9mm.

January 2, 2003, 06:25 AM
I am currently a substitute teacher (general elementary or special ed through middle school). I hope to get a job as a special ed teacher (not certified yet but worth a try) next year and I'll be starting a MA in special ed either next month or next summer. I also deliver pizza a few nights a week but I'm about to drop that (can't stand it and not too safe).

I live in MD so I can't carry a gun. When I leave MD or if MD goes CCW I will probably usually carry my S&W 65LS with my Bersa in backup (I may get a Kahr K or P 9 if there are any still around here in about 2 months in which case it may replace the Bersa). When I'm in an auto mood it will be a 1911 of some sort (right now I have a Charles Daly, hope to get a SA Loaded this year), my CZ 40B, a CZ PCR or P01 (if I move, can't bring them into MD anymore), and occasionally my CZ 75B and any of them would be backed up by a Taurus 85 or S&W 36 or 60 (I need the .38spl snub). If I would be to carry on those occasions where the situation calls for ignoring the law (i.e. needing to enter a particular bad neighborhood, delivering pizza on New Years Eve- which I didn't BTW, etc) I would probably have my Bersa.

Right now my only carry is a Kershaw 3" assisted folding knife (I'm not sure if the mechanism is modified or if it is the size of the blade that causes it to not qualify under the law as a banned switchblade) on my strong side and pepper spray on my weak side. I'm considering buying a knife with a longer blade for this time of year when people are wearing thicker clothing (it would allow for more tactical options).

January 2, 2003, 06:56 AM
I'm one of those evil nuclear security ninjas that won't let the rest of you carry at the nuclear power plants. Issued S&W 40s and AR-15s at work. I carry a Springfield 45 and/or a Kel-Tec P32 at other times.

Mike Weber
January 2, 2003, 07:37 AM
I'm a Machinist,Tool and Die Maker. I'm in business designing and building tooling for the plastics industry. Mostly molds for plastics injection molding equiptment. I don't carry in the shop but I keep a replica 1875 Remington revolver in .45 Colt in my desk drawer. For CCW I carry a full size series 70 Colt in .45ACP and sometimes a S&W Model 36 Chiefs Special in .38 Special. For open carry when I'm out in the boonies I carry a Ruger Blackhawk in .45 Colt in a buscadero rig.

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