In this heat what is your CCW?


HI express
July 26, 2005, 05:22 PM
Howdy THR folks,
It seems that just about everyone in this continental U.S. is presentally feeling the Heat Wave.
Now that everyone is really feeling the heat, what would be your CCW of choice in this heat?
Plastic or steel, or any combination thereof.
..and what would it be?

Mine is H & K Compact in .40 cal..

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July 26, 2005, 05:34 PM
P-32 in a Don Hume pocket holster.

That's my daily carry rig here in sunny Florida!

Father Knows Best
July 26, 2005, 05:35 PM
Same thing it always is -- Para Ordnance CCW (commander size 1911) carried IWB.

July 26, 2005, 06:05 PM
Same as winter carry - 4" 1911.

July 26, 2005, 06:07 PM
Same thing, year round.....Combat Commander, IWB with a double reload.

Standing Wolf
July 26, 2005, 06:22 PM
Pre-agreement Smith & Wesson model 629 with a three-inch barrel, carried openly.

July 26, 2005, 06:24 PM
Heat index-94

Carry weapon-Interarms PPK/s(blue) in a Rafter S IWB. Thing got hot today.

July 26, 2005, 06:27 PM
it depends, its not uncommon for me to still carry a 1911, but depending on clothing.circumstance it is sometimes a 642 in a pocket holster, or an xd9 sub compact in a desantis accumold.

July 26, 2005, 06:35 PM
SIG 226 ST as per. Only two things on that to watch - slide release and decock levers - steel - have to keep a film of RIG or CLP on those and - base of mag - also plain steel - needs similar protection.

Rig is the usual too - K&D belt slide. Outer garment is only main difference when out - very lightweight Smith & Alexander denim vest - doesn't add much to the heat problem but does conceal extremely well.

Double Maduro
July 26, 2005, 06:37 PM
Same as always.

Ruger P90 IWB in a DA3 from Ted Blocker Leather.


July 26, 2005, 06:43 PM
Kahr K-40 .40SW SS with IWB Milt Sparks or pocket thingy.

July 26, 2005, 06:53 PM
Same. Either a Bersa mini firestorm in .45 or Kimber 1911 in .45 as well.

chris in va
July 26, 2005, 06:56 PM
I rotate my CZ 75BD/OWB, 40P IWB and P11/IWB.

If the P11 had the same accuracy and trigger as my CZ 75, I'd carry that sucker exclusively. Oh well.

July 26, 2005, 06:59 PM
Smith Model 60, or Taurus 85CH, both stainless, two inch barrels. I carry in a Sam Andrews Pocket holster. .38 Special HydraShock 129 grain JHPs.

July 26, 2005, 07:02 PM
summer carry/winter carry. Lightly modified Colt Gold Cup in a Tucker Tuckable

July 26, 2005, 07:04 PM
Kel-Tec P3AT, in a De-Santis pocket holster

July 26, 2005, 07:08 PM
1911 with 5" barrell in a Max Con V. Very comfortable for all day carry...

July 26, 2005, 07:11 PM
Same as always. A Kel-Tec, P-11, in a fanny pack.

July 26, 2005, 07:26 PM
A 50 caliper WATER PISTOL! :neener:

July 26, 2005, 07:28 PM
Smith 638 in a pocket holster.

July 26, 2005, 07:31 PM
Kahr P-9 in an IWB or G26 in a SERPA. Same year round 97 here in DC today

July 26, 2005, 08:46 PM
Mak or P-32 in front shorts pocket with at least one backup mag.

July 26, 2005, 08:55 PM
Mine's my Glock 30 in my Bianchi IWB 100.


July 26, 2005, 09:10 PM
Springfield Armory Lightweight Champion Loaded in a Comp-tac Ghurka, Glock 30 in a Comp-tac CTAC or Glock 23 in a Comp-tac Ghurka.

If it's superultramegasweatinglikeshaqinthefinals hot then I'll carry my 340PD in a Fist ultra thin kydex IWB. :D

July 26, 2005, 09:14 PM
as of late, I've been carrying the Makarov in a Falco IWB from
I keep one reload with it.
nice and comfy.

July 26, 2005, 09:32 PM
SIG P232SL in stainless in a High Noon Closing Argument IWB holster in horsehide.

I keep the gun wiped down with EEZOX every few days and so far it's been fine.

July 26, 2005, 09:55 PM
P-32, Uncle Mike's #1 pocket.

July 26, 2005, 09:58 PM
USP 45 Compact, same as always. :)

Michael Zeleny
July 27, 2005, 03:28 AM
SIG P210-6 ( in Josh Bulman's AIWB ( in black shell cordovan.

July 27, 2005, 08:15 AM
I carry my 642 in front pocket, with a browning hi-power on belt in Texas heritage. If Iím doing manual labor outside, I drop the hi-power and stick with the pocket gun.

July 27, 2005, 08:16 AM
Howdy -- S&W 642 in a Mika's Pocket Holster. r/

July 27, 2005, 08:46 AM
Got a bobbed-hammer M37 in the late winter-early spring. I've been pocket-carrying it almost exclusively instead of my Kel-Tec in my pocket or Ltwt 1911 IWB. I held onto my P3AT and figured if I didn't switch back to it in the summer heat I would get rid of it. I haven't switched back to it yet but I might soon!

Ala Dan
July 27, 2005, 08:52 AM
T-shirt, with shorts and a Seecamp LWS-32 in a Uncle Mikes
front pocket holster. Pretty much my uniform of the day, everyday
at work! :uhoh: :D

July 27, 2005, 09:01 AM
In the heat, Rohrbaugh in a Hedley.

Cool to cold, Kimber Pro CDP in a Brommeland.

July 27, 2005, 09:22 AM
Smith 649 carried IWB at about 10 o'clock, either under an untucked shirt of in a homemade "tuckable" holster. Not comfortable, but it works.

July 27, 2005, 10:11 AM
Kahr PM9 in DeSantis pocket holster in Cabela's hiking shorts with big pockets.

Or Glock 19 in a Sparks IWB - t-shirt and floppy cover shirt. Luckily I don't have to dress up.

The Kahr or my 642 in my pocket for neater occassions.

I found with a pocket gun I can always carry the 642.

July 27, 2005, 10:35 AM
Same as cold or nice weather . . . . Kimber Pro Carry Stainless .45 ACP with Meprolight 3-dot sights and CTC grips in a Pager Pal IWB.

I struggled for a couple of years to find a CC holster that was comfortable and worked, even if I wasn't wearing a coat or jacket. Then I saw these guys at the NRA convention:

July 27, 2005, 10:50 AM
Same as always, CZ75 PO1 in Orca IWB nylon rig. Polycoat and alloy laugh at sweat....

W Turner
July 27, 2005, 10:56 AM
Going to/from and while at work, SW 642 with a reload

Any other time, Springfield Lightweight Loaded w/ a reload


A Cleaner
July 27, 2005, 10:56 AM
Hot - Kel-Tec P3AT in self-made custom leg holster.
Cold - XD9 Service Model in OWB holster, under coat.

Vern Humphrey
July 27, 2005, 11:10 AM
I carry a full-size M1911 (a Kimber Classic Custom in this case) in an IWB of my own design. This holster has a flap of leather between the gun and body, and the leather is sweat-proofed with Sno Seal. I carry under a T-shirt.

This holster has the added advantage that the flap provides a place to locate a "button" (leather cam) that keeps the safety engaged while the gun's in the holster. In fact, you can take an empty, cocked and unlocked pistol, put it in the holster, and when you pull it out, it will be cocked and locked.

July 27, 2005, 12:04 PM
Kel-tec P32NAA in a K&D 2-in-1 or a P40 in a DeSantis Cozy Partner.

July 27, 2005, 12:22 PM
S&W 340 in an Uncle Mike's pocket holster in my right front pocket.

Car Knocker
July 27, 2005, 01:19 PM
Kimber Ultra Carry in a pocket holster by hbeleatherworks.

July 27, 2005, 01:37 PM
I carry a USP40 compact year 'round.

I really appreciate it's light weight during the summer though.


July 27, 2005, 11:57 PM
S&W 65-3 in a galco IWB holster.

Too Many Choices!?
July 28, 2005, 01:05 AM
My hot weather gun is a Taurus Millinium PT-145. 10 rounds of .45 230 grain hollow points that fit in the palm of your hand, what's not to love ? :cool:
I carry IWB in an Uncle Mikes, usually at 3:00 or 3:30 on my waist...

July 28, 2005, 01:12 AM
Right now I only have one carry piece, a Bulgarian Makarov. I either carry in the small of the back with a belt clip holster or in a small Army surplus shoulder bag.

I'm saving to buy a real pocket pistol.

Byron Quick
July 28, 2005, 02:25 AM
Sprinfield Loaded Stainless 1911, Galco OWB holster. Shorts, T-shirt, and open short sleeve shirt. Oh yeah, Uncle Mike's instructor belt.

Tom Servo
July 28, 2005, 04:37 AM
NP3-finished P7 in a Milt Sparks VM II. Small enough to conceal easily under a t-shirt, and the NP3 does a good job of repelling rust.

July 28, 2005, 08:28 AM
Glock G19 in a CTAC.

Zach S
July 28, 2005, 08:34 AM
Most of the time, a 4" Kimber in a Milt Sparks SS-II, sometimes a 5" Kimber in a Milt Sparks SS-II.

Oddly enough, I own a Taurus M85 and a Kahr PM9 that I got specificly for summer carry, but they normally see coat pocket duty during winter...

shooting time
July 28, 2005, 09:41 AM
Same as everyday S&W 60 in an ankle rig

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