Whats your dream carry gun?


October 27, 2006, 01:59 AM
As the title states, price is not an option and they will make the gun you want in the caliber you want (wouldnt that be nice :eek: )

Mine would be a HK p2000 in 40 or a Glock compact in 10mm.

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October 27, 2006, 02:09 AM
A Bersa Thunder in 88 Magnum :neener:

Or maybe a P7 in .600 Nitro?

Serously, my 620 would be fine. Or maybe a 5" stainless model 29, a la "Dirty Harry" style, only different.

October 27, 2006, 02:12 AM
GLOCK 23/19/32/38 size frame chambered in .45acp or 10mm, single stack style so that it would have the narrow but "long" grip like the 36. in a 4" barrel, ~8 round capacity.

Hell, the G36 would be it if it weren't for the design flaw of not extending the grip down to cover the magazine (they instead designed it so that the mag extends in such a way that you have to apply grip pressure to the mag itself).

If the .45gap were available at walmart for .45acp prices, it'd be the G38.

October 27, 2006, 03:57 AM
I own both mine. I have a P2000 in .40 with the LEM trigger and night sights and a P2000sk in .40 with the LEM trigger and night sights as a BUG.

Unfortunately I am not allowed to carry them because I live in IL.

Mac Attack
October 27, 2006, 04:16 AM
A 7 or 8 shot HK P7 chambered in .45 ACP would be my dream CCW.

October 27, 2006, 04:38 AM
I'd like a gun with the trigger and grip angle of a 1911, the capacity of a 5.7, the recoil of a .22 short, the ballistics of a .50BMG, the concealabilty of a kel-tech, the accuracy of a SIG p210, and the reliability of an HK.
I'd name it Deathbringer....
or on second thought, I'd name it princess... I doubt anyone would mock the name and the irony would be hysterical...~Nathan

Chuck Perry
October 27, 2006, 05:13 AM
Smith and Wesson Scandium 1911: Officer's size frame, Commander length slide, 357SIG, Crimson Trace laser grips.

Lloyd Smale
October 27, 2006, 06:23 AM
the bluing worn old kimber commander i carry now. Its accurate and a 100 percent reliable. What more do you need.

Ray P
October 27, 2006, 07:13 AM
One of those lexan four-shot SkyMarshall things from the 80's that David Drake wrote about; muzzle-loaded lexan body, piezio-electric detonation, hard plastic bullets. Not enough metal to make a staple. You did say dream gun; and this was closer to reality than a 2-CM blaster!:)

:( Oh, OK. The new Steyr-Mannlicher Classic rifle in .30-06 or 9,3x62.

October 27, 2006, 07:57 AM
A solid Platinum Desert Eagle with Diamond sights. I'd sell that to finance a real arsenal including something that required ATF involvement.

Ala Dan
October 27, 2006, 08:01 AM
and its a:

Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special 1911

October 27, 2006, 09:07 AM
I've got mine, S&W 1911 commander with bobtailed scandium frame. Might at night sights to round out the package. :D

Brian Williams
October 27, 2006, 10:25 AM
S&W 13-2 P&R with a 3" intermediate weight barrel and a gold bead front sight dovetailed into the ramp/rib. S&W made a few mid/intermediate weight barrels for their Model 10 and a few Model 12s series only in the 3" length. I have a 3" 13-4 with the heavy barrel contour and it tends to be too muzzle heavy for me which also weighs on the hip. Granted the heavy muzzle keeps the muzzle from pointing to the sky each time but I have a model 65 round butt that I had a 4" pencil barrel put on and it does not recoil like a flaming beast.

But since this is in the AUTO section, a good shooter grade Colt 1911A1
here is my 13 and 1911

October 27, 2006, 10:52 AM
Beretta 93R! :what: :cool:

October 27, 2006, 11:45 AM
Browning Ultra Power :p

El Tejon
October 27, 2006, 11:47 AM
A gun that makes me invisible to the police and bad guys.:)

October 27, 2006, 12:05 PM
Others beat me to it, but it would be an HK P7M7.

October 27, 2006, 12:06 PM
Already got it.

Chuck R.
October 27, 2006, 12:48 PM
Iíll stick with my Baer Stinger.


October 27, 2006, 01:58 PM
they will make the gun you want in the caliber you want (wouldnt that be nice )

Mine would be a HK p2000 in 40 or a Glock compact in 10mm.

:confused: Boh of yours already exist. The compact 10mm Glock is the model 29.

Mine would be a 4" barreled overgrown version of the Tanfoglio Witness Stock Custom chambered in .50 AE with semi-double column 8+1 capacity.

October 27, 2006, 03:46 PM
Glock 18. Damn those federal laws!

October 27, 2006, 03:50 PM
Kimber RCP II

October 27, 2006, 03:52 PM
Being able to carry legally would suffice. I'll worry about which gun later.

October 27, 2006, 03:52 PM
For me a custom 1911...
Or a Sig, in .357Sig...

But I live in Brazil, and when I could carry, the biggest caliber allowed was the mighty .380 ACP....

But with the new laws, all I (legally) cary for defence is my BM Skirmish and my spydercos... :mad:


Andre Tiba - Brazil

October 27, 2006, 04:37 PM
I agree with the first poster, an 8-10 shot single stack Glock in the essence of the G19 having relations with a G36 in 45 acp!!! Longer grip, and sight radius and BIGGER holes! But I do love my G19

October 27, 2006, 04:41 PM
I would like a Kahr K-9 but in Titanium instead of steel. Plastic is a joke and the plastic Kahrs are not yet perfected despite what you may hear from some people. I would even settle for a aluminum framed K-9 if price was an issue.

A K-9 or a MK-9 in Titanium would be about as close to perfect as I can imagine and still be realistic.

October 27, 2006, 05:38 PM
Got Mine:http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b357/P97/MahanRugerSide1pagesize.jpg

October 27, 2006, 06:18 PM
You know, while this isn't a revolver thread I looked high and low for a Colt Magnum Carry for 2-3 years.

While it might be the ultimate backpacker, it's awkward to carry wheel gun speedloaders vs. auto magazines. Still think it fits the 'ultimate' carry gun in many ways.

I'd like a BHP with a skinny grip and fingergrooves in a really rockhard parkerized finish with low profile night sights and a commander hammer. Or a similar finished Colt Commander with a smooth arched msh, and a long trigger, old style wide checkered hammer.

Something kind of 'old school' tactical that wouln't wear off easy or be shiny at all. I have some very pretty blued Colts, and one ugly one... and I rather like the utility of a park'd finish. I just haven't got around to bulding one. Grey park. over stainless might be ideal.

October 27, 2006, 06:48 PM
S&W J-frame...got plenty of 'em...

October 27, 2006, 09:24 PM
Colt's CCO concept was a great idea. Commander slide on an alloy Officer frame.

October 27, 2006, 09:55 PM
Or maybe a Glock 19/26?

October 27, 2006, 10:21 PM
Ed Brown Special Forces

Baer TRS

Kimber series 1 Gold Combat in stainless

Nighthawk GRP

October 27, 2006, 10:42 PM
Phased Plasma 'Pistol' in the 40-watt range.

October 27, 2006, 10:48 PM
Hmm... two. A copy of the Webley Mark I with top-of-the-line metallurgy, with a cylinder to take .45ACP or .45 long colt. Or a CZ 83 in 5.7...

October 27, 2006, 10:48 PM
Found it - P99cQA in 9mm. Best combination of all the features I look for.

P2000 .40 LEM is a bit long in the trigger, otherwise it would be #1.

The SA EMP in .40 was one I was dreaming of for a long time - but the alloy frame and 3" bbl might make it too unruly.

October 27, 2006, 11:51 PM
Mine can be seen on Star Trek.:p :D :D

October 28, 2006, 12:49 AM
Dream gun?? HK P7M7 - HK Mk23 - HK P11 would be cool to...sensing a theme? I'm a small HK fan :D

October 28, 2006, 08:54 AM
M&P Compact! Can't wait to get one.

1911 guy
October 28, 2006, 09:03 AM
My dream carry gun is going to be a reality fairly soon.
Springfield frame.
Tool steel commander style hammer, sear and disconnector (I went with Ed Brown stuff).
E.B. "Hardcore" extractor
Flat mainspring housing checkered 20 LPI (Smith & Alexander)
Beavertail grip safety (also S & A)
Frontstrap checkered 20 LPI
Smooth ivory grips (made by Ajax) (fake)
Beveled mag well
Yost/Bonitz retro rear sight
Millet front sight, flourescent orange.

Our very own Deezulsmoke is providing me with a quote for the work. Of course then there's the question of whether to get it re-parkerized after the work on the grip safety or have it stripped and blued. Decisions.

October 28, 2006, 10:41 AM
I think I would have to go with a Glock 32C .357Sig with a dark blue (Police) frame with my badge engraved on one side of the slide and my ID number with "HPD" engraved on the other. Nice pimped-out conversation piece.

October 28, 2006, 11:12 AM
the semi mythical CZ 40 Compact Carry Melt. They made one for the catalogue back in 2000, but never produced them. A Steel framed CZ75 Compact in 40 with all sharp endges factory "melted". Sweet. Cannot afford to buy a new Compact 40 now and melt it myself, but that is the only way I'll get one. Someday, if I get my $10K raise the union is blathering about.

October 28, 2006, 01:53 PM
I already have my dream carry gun, the fact that it really exists is a bonus :) . What more is there, the equivalent of a full powered .357 revolver in a 10+1 round semi-automatic format :what:!!!

October 28, 2006, 04:25 PM
I don't have to dream, I already have mine. ;)


Ed Brown Kobra Carry with Esmeralda custom grips.

October 28, 2006, 09:26 PM
Now that is a beautiful piece JimC. Very nice.

October 28, 2006, 09:56 PM
Another vote for the S&W Scandium Commander, maybe with the addition of night sights.

Glock 19 and 30 follow hard upon.

October 28, 2006, 10:12 PM
Dream Carry Guns:

Revolver(s): 3" Colt Combat Python. Webley MKVI converted to .45 ACP, 3" barrel, every edge rounded and smoothed, and converted to round butt.

Autos: Browning High Power chambered in .357 SIG, with Heinies or XS. Then there is the issue of the 1911. It would be a Caspian Ti frame, with a Commander length Damascus Slide...and fitted with Heinies.


October 28, 2006, 10:25 PM
My dream gun is a Seecamp LWS380 and I carry it every day.

My fantasy gun is.....


October 28, 2006, 10:26 PM
Sorry, DP.

October 28, 2006, 10:32 PM
after years of owning many handguns and spending more money on them then I care to mention Im lucky to already have mine, a 229ST, there are still some others out there that I would love to get my hands on but at the end of the day I know of none that could replace my 229ST.

October 29, 2006, 04:53 AM
Now that is a beautiful piece JimC. Very nice.

It shoots every bit as good as it looks.

October 29, 2006, 04:54 AM
I giess I will choose sub-compact Glock seriers, Glock 30 is my favorite

October 29, 2006, 07:29 AM
A compact Ruger P-series single stack 9mm that can actually be carried concealed. Dream on.......:p

October 29, 2006, 08:58 AM
As long as it's 100% reliable, it works for me.

October 29, 2006, 09:12 AM
los, a Semmerling?

October 29, 2006, 09:24 AM
los, a Semmerling?

Correct. The LM4 chambered in 45acp.

October 29, 2006, 05:36 PM
A PPK/S in 9x19, please! With a rail. Game over there. That'll be the last I ever buy.


October 29, 2006, 05:41 PM
Does it have to exist? If not then I would like a .45 caliber firearm with the HK P7s squeeze cocking mechanism and trigger but not necessarily the gas system. It would be a single stack holding 7-8 rounds.

October 29, 2006, 05:55 PM
Cslinger: your gun exists. I believe there are only 7 or 8 in existance and all owned by HK. However the gas system is the same.

October 29, 2006, 06:20 PM
That would be my Hoag "Combat Commander" or Baer CVII>

October 29, 2006, 07:13 PM
A PPK/S in 9x19, please! With a rail


Why? The first part makes sense, but a rail on a CC piece is, ummm........useless, for lack of a better description.

October 29, 2006, 08:18 PM
I know of the P7M7 but it technically does not exist for sale for all intents and purpose and it uses a slightly different system then the M8/M10/M13.

I was thinking more along the lines of a traditional browning lockwork with the squeeze cocking of the P7,


October 29, 2006, 10:26 PM
I'm pretty happy with my Kahr MK9 Elite98.

But if I had the services of a top gun builder at my disposal, I'm thinking a 10mm 1911, Commander length slide over an Officers frame (or maybe even one with a Detonics length grip) with a bobtail would be about the perfect CCW piece.

October 29, 2006, 10:59 PM
The Remington Ran that I carried in the service.

October 30, 2006, 08:22 PM
CZ PCR 75 Compact. Bang every time. 14 of 9mm 124 grain Gold Dots. Nite Sights. Shoots better than me.

October 30, 2006, 11:39 PM
The single stack Beretta 92 Custom Carry II.I hope to find one some day.

Wes Janson
October 30, 2006, 11:59 PM
What sort of finish is that, Jim C? Maybe it's just the lighting, but the metal almost looks like it has a tint to it. I can't for the life of me remember who, when, or what, but didn't someone fairly recently make a handful of custom 1911s that had been colored with a butane torch, or something similar?

At this point in time (gotta qualify that, we all know how things change ;) ) my dream carry pistol would be a Nighthawk Custom Talon II with a bobtail, green frame/black slide, smooth fronstrap and rear of slide, with a pair of black ball milled micarta grips like the ones Kimber offers on a couple of models. Ambidextrous, of course, with a trimmed/chamfered slide stop, night sights, a bushing barrel, and an old Colt-style spur hammer and open trigger.

To supplement that, depending on the situation, add a Kimber RCP II with ambidextrous safety.

I've got the RCPs, now I just need the NHC..

October 31, 2006, 09:58 AM
What sort of finish is that, Jim C?

It's the standard Ed Brown blueing. It has taken on a partial plum hue over the past 2 and a half years. It has that comfortable warn in look. ;)

October 31, 2006, 11:19 PM
Quote: "Why? The first part makes sense, but a rail on a CC piece is, ummm........useless, for lack of a better description."

Mostly because it doesn't hurt to have it there. Snap on a laser for training, that sort of thing. I agree I'd probably not use it much. But hey, if it's there, I won't wish it WAS there.

Kind of like the G26. I don't think I'll ever REALLY want it there, but in case I ever decide to delegate it to my bedside, I could put on a flashlight. If it had a rail. It's basically free, right? Just put the rails in the mold?

November 1, 2006, 01:56 AM

November 2, 2006, 01:21 PM
I have mine already. Kahr K40 with night sights! :)

November 2, 2006, 01:33 PM
One pocket gun I have (the P3at), the other (the Rohrbaugh R9 ) is my dream gun but for $1,000 I can't afford it.


November 2, 2006, 02:09 PM
2nd the Rohrbaugh... :)

November 2, 2006, 02:16 PM
Its my Colt Defender, no complaints, carries well, shoots awsome.

November 2, 2006, 04:33 PM
A Wilson KZ-45 Compact with the SDS top end in Stainless. I'd have the trigger guard undercut and take some material off the corners of the grip to make it more oval than square and do a stippling job. 9+1 rounds of Buffalo Bore .45 Super Gold dot JHP's in a compact, lightweight, and recoil reduced package. :what:

Northslope Nimrod
November 2, 2006, 05:17 PM
For strictly CCW......3rd on the Rohrbaugh.

Because that is a gun I would carry ALL THE TIME....and I'd hardly know it is there.

For a personal protection gun (aside from CCW), I would choose a 1911 high capacity .45.

Prince Yamato
November 2, 2006, 05:29 PM
An Uzi-micro with supressor strapped to a shoulder rig under a fine black-pinstripe three-piece suit... hey, it's a dream isn't it? :D

November 14, 2006, 05:24 PM
hmmm two H&K P2000s, both in shoulder straps and in .40 or .357.... a perfect way to put the ambi-slide releases to use:D

but i would be happy carrying a few different guns.. SIG P239 SAS, P2000/P2000SK, XD-SC, micro 1911 like the kimber ultra CDP, maybe even the new SA EMP 40.... ill carry anything as long as it is a huge performer and feels good in my hand.

November 14, 2006, 05:30 PM
glock 19 full auto, or a glock that shot 410 slug's.

November 17, 2006, 12:11 PM
I already have mine...S&W 4566. Doesn't get any better than that.

November 17, 2006, 02:03 PM
Highpoint compact! Now if I could just come up with 98.00 to buy one:D

November 17, 2006, 03:32 PM
FN Five Seven.

A 20 round box magazine pistol with SS190 anti-armor rounds is exactly what you need when crazy guys with .308 rifles jump up from behind the Food Court sign. :D

November 17, 2006, 05:05 PM
Something along the lines of a Colt CCO, Officer's frame, commander length slide, all steel, dark finish, good sites, maybe a laser, and nice grips. Ah, when I'm not so broke.....like in 20 years or so.

November 17, 2006, 05:23 PM
Walther P-88 full sized. When I find one, I'll have to sort out a new dream gun :)

November 17, 2006, 06:18 PM
S&W 340PD loaded with .38 Specials and an Ed Brown Kobra Carry. I have to admit that I carry the S&W 85% of the time. It's so small and concealable that I have no excuse not to carry it. :cool:

November 18, 2006, 02:55 AM
Got mine too:

November 18, 2006, 11:21 AM
I have tried several IWB carry options. They all end up looking like a big wart is growing out of my side, as it appears I am too skinny for such a carry option. OWB is a little better but still "prints" too much. Small of the back looks too uncomfortable (for sitting) and the draw too unpredictable (lots-o-practice would be necessary). So, baggy pants and a J-frame Airlight in a front pocket.

November 18, 2006, 07:12 PM
Love My Glock G29 10mm - 10rd+1 mag with pinkygrip and G20 15rd mag with a&g grip filler as backup. If 26 hot rounds wont do it, maybe it will at least get me to my .308!

Good news, they already make my dream gun! Now if only they made a 13rd non extended mag for it (like a wide G23 mag)!

I also like the North American Arms .22LR because...I can take it anywhere as its 3.75" by 2.5" by 1", stainless steel, 1/2 lb loaded, carries 5 rounds, and is a reliable revolver...now you cant beat that! They also have the 22short and 22mag versions to suit all tastes! This is when I'm in a situation where the G29 isnt appropriate (beach, jogging, etc).

November 18, 2006, 07:50 PM
When I lived where I could carry it was a G30. If I could have my dream carry gun it would have to be an bobtailed Kimber custom carry II with a melt job. I would have it black chromed which IMO is a beautiful finish, with ball milled dark wood grips, and a dimpled front strap, and slide pull.

November 18, 2006, 08:05 PM
howabout a RPD SA belt fed from my backpack or breifcase, that has a shortened stock and barrel and its reproduced from a composite alloy to make it even lighter and smaller! with a internal pullout stock so when i need a shoulder to help ;), i prolly wouldnt feel undergunned too often. Did I mention that it would be small and light enough to carry in shoulder holster?

ok ok, nuff bout dreamland....
i would be happy with a kimber pro carry II .45
for now.... s-w 340 pd 357.

November 19, 2006, 12:40 AM
HK P7M7 with an alloy or polymer frame, 18-20 oz, 7+1 45 acp. Less than $2000. I'll take two.

November 19, 2006, 12:29 PM
I'll second the p7m7, or even a compact p9 45 both of these never went past proto type:mad:

November 19, 2006, 12:41 PM
HK USP Tactical 10mm In Nebraska, I Can carry w/o it having to be concealed.

November 19, 2006, 12:42 PM
I'm dreaming of a scaled down carbon fiber/titanium Browning HighPower in .45ACP. Integral nuclear powered laser and nitesites (so I don't have to worry about batteries) with AAAAA figured claro walnut checkered grips. 16 oz at most and about 7/8 inches thick- Hey- it's MY dream:neener:

November 19, 2006, 07:03 PM
Ed Brown Kobra Carry

Wilson CQB

Im not picky, either of the above.

November 19, 2006, 07:30 PM
I already have mine...........Glock 23.

Seven For Sure
December 8, 2006, 12:31 PM
My Kahr P9 get's most of the carrying duties. I have a Glock 23, 27 and 29. I also have a Kahr PM9 and P45 along with a bunch of other options. The P9 is thin, decent # of rds. (8) and light. It's easy to dress around (you don't have to) and it's accurate. Great gun. If I'm going to carry anything larger it's usually my Glock 23 I go to.

December 8, 2006, 01:31 PM
Of things that exist the PM9 I already have works fine (plastic and 100% reliable from day one with a sizeable amount of mostly +P practice, even though some people will say this is impossible for plastic Kahrs).

Would be nice if it was SA/DA like the Taurus has as I would prefer a lighter pull and the trigger is covered by the holster so ND/AD not an issue if I'm not a moron.

Would be ideal if it was a single stack .45ACP as above - I'd deal with a slightly longer grip and a touch more width to get my preferred caliber 5+1 would be OK even.

So in other words a lot smaller Taurus 24/7 or a PM45 would be the dream.

December 8, 2006, 10:46 PM
A stainless CZ-97B in 10mm.

Thank you very much.

December 8, 2006, 11:37 PM
Dream carry guns? They're all a reality:

1. S&W j-frame. Current version is the 342PD (.32 mag version of the 37). You can carry this gun in your front pocket un-noticed by you and most observers.
2. SIG p232 w/night sights. Marginal caliber but an otherwise perfect gun. Just oozes quality. Almost as concealable as the j-frame, and carries 8 rounds. Easy gun to carry in summer shorts or cargo pants, and extra loaded magazines are very light.
3. Glock 19. 15+1 rounds of 147gr Hyrda-shocks in a handy package. Very accurate and reliable. Easily carried in most situations, and carries enough firepower to ward off a street gang without re-loading.

I just happen to own all three guns. I have sold almost every other handgun I've owned, but I never can sell these three. They do perfectly what they were designed to do. I highly recommend all three.

January 9, 2007, 01:08 PM

Or one built by this guy:

Or one of his:http://www.lesbaer.com/duty.html

January 9, 2007, 01:31 PM
Slender 1" or thinner stainless/polymer doublestack 7.62x25 that can shoot a newly-engineered hollowpoint or the discarding-sabot .223 Timbs.

January 9, 2007, 02:34 PM
a phaser :neener:

January 9, 2007, 02:38 PM
A Kel-Tec P-3AT in 9 mm.

January 9, 2007, 02:40 PM
A custom 1911, Commander size, in .357Sig :)

January 12, 2007, 12:46 AM
xdsc in .357 sig!

January 12, 2007, 04:49 PM
Glock 18.

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