Odd CCW weapons?


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DontBurnMyFlag
October 15, 2005, 04:20 PM
Ive been wondering if there are any of you out there who carry odd guns for protection. I mean, there may be somebody out there who never had a problem with an old mauser broom-handle pistol, and its their favorite gun. Or some cowboy shooter who packs a colt SA army. I was actually thinking of carrying a walther p-38.

Im just curious to see what odd weapons you or someone you know carries.

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Hypnogator
October 15, 2005, 04:28 PM
At various times in my misspent youth, I carried a Walther P-38, Luger, Mauser HSc, and a S&W Model 61 Escort. (Well, not all at the same time!) Never felt undergunned.

Nowadays, my carry preferences are more conventional, because the firearms technology has made so many advances in reliability and accuracy over the past half-century. Still, wouldn't hesitate to carry any of the above weapons again, if nothing better was available.

MICHAEL T
October 15, 2005, 04:31 PM
Since mine is a weapon permit I carry a sword cane as I need a cane if walking very far over 300' and some times I carry one of my Spanish Navaja Folders Little thing 9" blade tucks IWB very nice.

oneshooter
October 15, 2005, 04:39 PM
I have been known to carry, many times in fact, a 3 1/2" SAA in 45 Colt. Never felt undergunned and / or outgunned. Shoot it on a regular basis.

Oneshooter
Livin in Texas

swampsniper
October 15, 2005, 04:42 PM
I have been known to carry a little .32 S&W, first model "Lemon Squeezer" on those occasions when I could not hide anything else. Someone shortened the barrel to just ahead of the underlug, many years ago, and drilled a little hole in the top rib, I expect the little feller spent some time hanging around in interesting places.:D

SMLE
October 15, 2005, 05:24 PM
I've carried a Webley MkV in .455 and a Nagant revolver. The P38 is a fine pistol and if it is reliable with modern JHPs, would be just fine for CCW.

DontBurnMyFlag
October 15, 2005, 05:30 PM
i always wanted to carry a webley .455 ever since is saw one at a museum when i was little. i just thought the ammo would be hard to obtain. damn british and their odd calibers.

Indy7373
October 15, 2005, 08:30 PM
not sure if this is unusual or not, but I have often carried a PA-63. Fits comfortable at about 4:00. Also carry a Taurus .38 in an ankle holster, and have carried a Springfield 1911 SOB. If I can get a way with a cover shirt, I like the 1911. If not, I always have the ankle holster :D.

MikeIsaj
October 15, 2005, 08:37 PM
I have an old S&W .32-20 revolver that I carry occasionally when I just can't comfortably hide a Sig. It's a .32 with an attitude. I got it from my Dad, who got it from a cousin, who won it in a poker game in Japan. I'm afraid to ask any more questions beyond that.

Futuristic
October 15, 2005, 08:50 PM
Yes, I confess. I have carried (and not just once or twice) my broomhandle mauser in a Bianchi Ranger nylon shoulder rig. I'm not sure what gun the holster was designed for, I picked it up used. Cocked and Locked it fits perfectly. It actually carries just fine and doesn't feel much different than a large revolver or fullsize 1911.

I even have a pouch on the offside with strippers of spare ammo though I expect that should I ever get into that sort of situation with it I will just try running!

Oh, and when you take off your jacket at the range people REALLY look at you funny.

Futuristic

Darth Ruger
October 15, 2005, 08:53 PM
A friend of mine carries a picture of his ex-wife.

Sam
October 15, 2005, 09:00 PM
I have carried a wide variety of pistols and revolvers over the years.
A couple of different SA's, H&A pocket pistols Iver Johnson's, a P38(which turned me off of DA/SA pistols forever).
The most unusual was probably a Bergmann-Bayard 1910. Sort of C96 looking but much more evolved , streamlined and graceful. Not the best thing to carry but at the time it was what I had and had ammo for.

Sam

Rabbi
October 15, 2005, 09:31 PM
I carried a Birdshead Ruger Vaquero with 3-1/2" tube for a few months. Big, fat Single Action .45 LC. Twenty or so loose rounds in my pocket. I thought I'd do OK in a defensive situation.

The Real Hawkeye
October 15, 2005, 09:41 PM
I have been known to carry, many times in fact, a 3 1/2" SAA in 45 Colt. Never felt undergunned and / or outgunned. Shoot it on a regular basis.

Oneshooter
Livin in TexasYeah, I've never understood the strong objection some people have to carrying a SAA type revolver for self defense, or for home defense. The complaint is that the action is so much slower than a double action revolver or semi auto, but think about it. If all you had was a lever action Winchester rifle, would you feel particularly undergunned in responding to a threat, assuming you had a good familiarity with the weapon? I think most would not feel undergunned, and neither should you feel particularly undergunned with a Single Action Army type revolver. I don't personally choose to carry one, but I wouldn't look down my nose as anyone who did, especially if they've shot it a lot, and really know how to use it.

Chrontius
October 16, 2005, 03:36 AM
i always wanted to carry a webley .455 ever since is saw one at a museum when i was little. i just thought the ammo would be hard to obtain. damn british and their odd calibers.

The Webley can be modified to take 45acp with moonclips.

In fact, I plan on owning one of these when I win the lottery.

oneshooter
October 16, 2005, 08:16 AM
I have one of the modified Webleys with a 6"bbl.. Use ACP w/full moon clips or 45 Auto Rim. Try to find those! I have a small supply,about 500 cases. I use a light load of 6gr Unique and a 255gr 45LC bullet. Very soft shooter.

Oneshooter
Livin in Texas

armoredman
October 16, 2005, 10:36 AM
I carried a P38 back in the day, open, before AZ had a CCW law. Good pistol, not a thing wrong with that choice. It's large, and only an 8 round mag, but if that's what you like, go for it. Mine was accurate, reliable and dependable.

Thumper
October 16, 2005, 10:54 AM
I carried a Birdshead Ruger Vaquero with 3-1/2" tube for a few months. Big, fat Single Action .45 LC. Twenty or so loose rounds in my pocket. I thought I'd do OK in a defensive situation.

Dang, buddy. I just stuck twenty loose .45 Colt handloads in my pocket and that's more than my britches can handle.

I've carried a .50 Desert Eagle IWB, a Cimmaron arms birdhead .45 Colt crossdraw, and a Semmerling in a back pocket.

All for two week periods and all on bets with gun buddies.

A friend packs a .45-70 derringer occasionally. Really.

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