Whats your ccw?


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pablo45
August 3, 2007, 03:49 AM
I am considering a new small gun for concealed. Just curious what some of you carry for a concealed carry weapon and why? Got any pic's of holster options for a small handgun. Thanks for the info and suggestions.

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Zeke Menuar
August 3, 2007, 04:01 AM
In no specific order:

Bersa Thunder 380

XD45 Service

Colt Lightweight Commander

XD45 Tactical

Which one depends on weather, destination, coin toss, Ouija board results etc.

Commander and XD45 Service and gear
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/ZekeMenuar1/CCW.jpg

Commander and XD45 Tactical
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/ZekeMenuar1/RIM00016.jpg

Bersa Thunder
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/ZekeMenuar1/Bersa2.jpg

Trunk mounted attitude adjustment device.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/ZekeMenuar1/RIM00005-2.jpg


ZM

Ala Dan
August 3, 2007, 08:29 AM
In NO partuclar order:

Kimber 3" stainless ultra carry .45 ACP*
Smith & wesson 642 .38 Special
KEL-TEC P3AT .380 ACP

*FootNote-varies on occassion

usp9
August 3, 2007, 08:41 AM
HK P2000SK V.3, 9mm
Seecamp LWS32

1911 guy
August 3, 2007, 09:05 AM
Gov't Model in 5" trim. Because I shoot it better than enything else and the manual of arms is second nature. And because it's a .45acp. :evil: (flame retardant underwear on.)

tegemu
August 3, 2007, 09:12 AM
A 3" 1911 or a lightweight Commander 1911.

cwolfs69
August 3, 2007, 09:13 AM
carry all of the following at one time or another.

kel tec p-11 in fobus paddle holster owb. used with scrubs swim suit etc clothing
bursa thunder 9mm in jbc leather with fbi cant. this is my favorite gun but just a little heavy sometimes.
taurus pt111 millineum pro 9mm stainless. fobus paddle or bianchi leather with thumb break. this is the most often carried gun. wear it open some times living in virginia just to remind myself that we dont have to hide them, we just choose to most of the time.

wife carries a bursa .380 cc model in leather or fobus paddle.

REPOMAN
August 3, 2007, 09:29 AM
I either carry a H&K USP Compact .40 in a leather owb Gould and Goolrich or a Glock 22 in a Herold Holster "backwoods confidence" leather / kydex hybrid.:cool:

Alot of people are talking about the XD subcompacts but never slung lead thru one though....... :confused:

GunTech
August 3, 2007, 09:29 AM
Colt Dick Special most of the time. Easy to hide. For deep concealment, Colt Mustang 380.

http://www.guntech.com/revolver/dick_special.jpg

http://guntech.com/misc/mustang-1.jpg

I have a Glock 23 thats used to be my primary, and still bets carries occasionaly, but as a consultant I have to be careful around clients. Not everone appreciates a fine handgun. My two choiced hide well, and it is better to always have some gun, rather than have the perfect gun at home in the safe.

I'm also not in a particularly high crime area. One murder last year, with the assailant caught the same day.

target1911
August 3, 2007, 10:36 AM
Kimber 5"..Ross Leather Stingray and soon an Andrews Leather McDaniels II
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z304/target1911/KimberHolster-1.jpg

PT-145 in either a Donner Gunleather (for Glock 23, Fits great) or Jit Slide
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z304/target1911/PT-145-Holster.jpg
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z304/target1911/PT-145-Holster-2.jpg

I shoot my Kimber much better by far so I prefer to carry it but sometimes the situation calls for me to carry something a little smaller so I will carry the PT-145.
But they are BOTH 45acp

fletcher
August 3, 2007, 11:08 AM
Hrm. It varies a little.

My always-carry / pocket gun is an NAA Mini Revolver in .22 Magnum (carried in pocket with no holster):
http://www.blueridgearmory.com/images/naa_mini.jpg

My Makarov usually ends up being my main carry, as it is reliable and fairly easy to conceal (carried IWB using a Don Hume SOOT):
http://www.blueridgearmory.com/images/makarov.jpg

When colder weather comes around or I am wearing attire which can conceal it such as a loose button-down shirt, I will carry the USP (using an Uncle Mike's neoprene IWB at the moment, ordered a Comp-Tac night before last):
http://www.blueridgearmory.com/images/usp_45.jpg

Houston Tom
August 3, 2007, 01:43 PM
Walther PPKS 380

Springfield XD compact 45

Father Knows Best
August 3, 2007, 01:46 PM
Colt CCO:
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c187/mosmoke/DSC00115.jpg

It is aluminum framed, so it's quite light, and it is flat and thin for comfortable carry IWB (I use a Kydex holster). I replaced the stock rosewood grips with thin, smooth Alumagrips.

RNB65
August 3, 2007, 02:00 PM
Kahr P9
S&W Mod 60

:)

slow944
August 3, 2007, 02:06 PM
Most of the time I have my KT P3AT in my pocket, but, I also carry:

Taurus PT140 or PT145 IWB
Ruger Security-Six 2.75" bbl IWB
S&W M66-2 4"bbl in OWB
Bersa T9FS w/extra 17rd mag. IWB
Haven't carried my '81 Colt Python 6", just too good looking of a gun to mess up with holster wear.

Jiml3
August 3, 2007, 03:02 PM
Kahr PM.
CZ75 PCR

Jiml3

DogBonz
August 3, 2007, 03:08 PM
I carried, in no order:

HK USP45f
S&W 1911PD scandium commander
Colt Gov't 380

Now I am behind enemy lines and can only carry a pocket knife:mad:

358minus1
August 3, 2007, 03:20 PM
357, mostly carry 38Spl+P hollow points.

Houston Tom
August 3, 2007, 03:29 PM
I had a Ruger security six 357 it is a great gun, wife shot it at the range once and now some how that has become her gun.

PX15
August 3, 2007, 03:39 PM
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/Laserlips/100_6811_01.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/Laserlips/100_6820.jpg



IMO the best pistol to have with you in a crisis it the one you can actually have WITH you..

For me the Seecamp LWS32 does the trick.

YMMV

J. Pomeroy

Billy_H
August 3, 2007, 03:45 PM
Walther P99-c AS 9mm with a IWB holster from FIST.

http://www.tamparacing.com/photopost/data/3173/medium/Fist_Holster.JPG

http://www.tamparacing.com/photopost/data/3173/medium/Fist_Holster_2_.JPG

GigaBuist
August 3, 2007, 03:55 PM
There's a CZ RAMI in .40S&W sitting in a KD Holster's tuckable IWB dealy on my hip right now. I was wearing a Glock 23 in a tuckable from HBE Leatherworks earlier but it started to get uncomfortable, poking me in the buttox with the longer barrel while I was sitting.

Working from home is kinda nice. :D

The really funny thing: Wasn't more than a few weeks ago that I said I had a strong dislike of the .40S&W. I'm an awfully fickle bugger I guess.

PX15
August 3, 2007, 04:06 PM
Billy_H:

You have fantastic taste...
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/Laserlips/100_6536.jpg

And the same holster fits my P99/AS too..

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/Laserlips/100_6538.jpg

Best 9mm pistols I've ever owned...

JP

1BLINDREF
August 3, 2007, 04:09 PM
I CCW a S&W 642 with CTs every day to work in a Desantis Apache ankle holster (no pics of the holsters - sorry)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/dexternikki/Smiths/IMG_2297.jpg

My others are all Sigs depending on time of year. I carry the P239 SAS 9mm in a Smart Carry or OWB in an Alessi holster. I carry the P229 in a Galco CON250H. I'm waiting for a holster for my P220 Carry SAS.

P239 SAS 9mm
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/dexternikki/Sigs/IMG_2356.jpg

P229 .40S&W DAK
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/dexternikki/Sigs/IMG_2340.jpg

P220 Carry SAS .45acp
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/dexternikki/Sigs/IMG_2325.jpg

teknoid
August 3, 2007, 04:09 PM
The smallest I carry is a Stoeger Cougar. The others are Springfield 1911 5" Mil-Spec and a M&P full size. I haven't held a compact that felt comfortable to me.

rantingredneck
August 3, 2007, 04:09 PM
The only small CCW I own right now is an NAA Guardian in .32NAA.

I carry it in a front pocket cookie holster from Ron Graham.

http://www.rantingredneck.com/evolution/media/NAA%20in%20holster.JPG

Cosmoline
August 3, 2007, 04:43 PM
Colt DS, second generation from the 50's. I carry it in a pocket holster on warm days and sometimes in a shoulder rig.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b52/Gussick/ds.jpg

Billy_H
August 3, 2007, 05:16 PM
PX15 - It was one of your posts about your "new" holster that got me decided on the FIST..we even exchanged a few PMs about it, if you remember. I had been using a leather IWB-tuckable from High Noon Holsters but was looking for something thiner in Kydex that would stand up during the summers in Florida.

TOADMAN
August 3, 2007, 05:45 PM
I conceal carry every day all day, mostly a Glock 26 worn belt holstered OWB...

Sometimes a Glock 19 worn belt holstered OWB..

When biking or jogging, S&W 637 belt holstered OWB..

.cheese.
August 3, 2007, 05:47 PM
was a Glock 27 for the last year. Just switched to a 23 though.

still442
August 3, 2007, 05:59 PM
Smith 640-1. A bit heavy some say, but its fine for me at about 5:00 with this little IWB I made from a Desantis Nemesis.

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r311/still442/IWBholster.jpg

shadowalker
August 3, 2007, 06:34 PM
I carry a Sig P229 40 S&W in a Haugen Handgun Leather holster, a Springfield XD 45 ACP Service in a Galco concealable, or a Ruger P90, all of them are very well concealed by a polo shirt.

Idaho has just had it's hotest July on record, 100-105+ and I carried concealed, comfortably the entire time.

Belt slide type OWB holsters behind the hip work very well for a lot of men, and I love them, they are comfortable and conceal well.

The Galco concealable is nice but only moulded to the firearm on the front making holstering and drawing a little more tricky, it conceals VERY well, Midway is a good place to find them at a discount in stock.

The Haugen Handgun is a very nice holster but took about 12 weeks to be made, his prices are very reasonable.

Mat, not doormat
August 3, 2007, 06:58 PM
Taurus PT1911 or two, and a kel-tec P32

Scanr
August 3, 2007, 08:38 PM
S&W 915 9mm

pablo45
August 4, 2007, 02:23 AM
These are some really nice pic's and info. 1blindref- i really like the p220 carry. Do you think you can do a review on it someday when you get a chance. I am really interested in one. I have had alot of p220's and love each one. The p220 carry is a definate add to the collection. Right now i am carrying a Glock 19 in an Gould s.o.b. or fobus side paddle. Sometimes my Glock 22.

Redneck with a 40
August 4, 2007, 02:41 AM
Taurus PT-140 Pro (2nd Gen) worn IWB at 4:00.:D

nwilliams
August 4, 2007, 03:10 AM
My small ccw would be my Russian Makarov 9x18 with a holster I found that just happens to fit it like a glove.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/makarov1.jpg

My big ccw would be my S&W M&P .40 with the Bladetech holster that came with the gun as a kit.
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/MP1.jpg

yongxingfreesty
August 4, 2007, 03:21 AM
p3at or 642 for the summer.

p226/1911 for the winter.

denfoote
August 4, 2007, 08:48 AM
Since we pretty much are going from biggest to smallest.

G36.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/denfoote/G36andknife.jpg


MK9.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/denfoote/KahrMK-9.jpg


P3AT.

http://usera.imagecave.com/denfoote/P3AT-copy.jpg


All these can be carried in a front pocket depending on the pants.

http://usera.imagecave.com/denfoote/G36rig2.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/denfoote/MK9002small.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/denfoote/P3ATRig001small.jpg


What I carry depends on what I expect to encounter and where I'm going.

For known gang infested neighborhoods or towns, like Phoenix AZ any more, I carry the Glock.

For pretty much every day moderate threat level situations, the Kahr.

For those times when I'm "NOT" wearing a gun, the Kel-tec. ;)

I've settled on pocket carry mostly out of a desire not to wear my shirt untucked any more like a common hippy.

Also out of lazyness.
I got tired of attaching a holster to my belt every time I wanted to go out!!

glassman
August 4, 2007, 09:07 AM
If in jeans or the like:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w81/glassman_photos/SW642.jpg

If in a suit:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w81/glassman_photos/NEWESTTOY.jpg

1BLINDREF
August 4, 2007, 09:44 AM
pablo45-

These are some really nice pic's and info. 1blindref- i really like the p220 carry. Do you think you can do a review on it someday when you get a chance.
If you have loved your other P220s - you'll really love the Carry. The grip is the same length as the full sized P220's - 5 1/4 inches. The slide has been shortend from 7 1/4 inches on a full size P220 to 6 5/8 inches, for comparison if you have a P228/P229, their slides are 6 3/8 inches long. The P220 Carry will fit in a P228/P229 leather holster, but not perfectly.
The balance of the P220 Carry is second to none. It's just perfect.
The weight feels about the same as the older W.German stamped slide P220s (I don't have a scale so I held them in each hand). IMHO, the balance is even better than the full size P220s, which I think is also very good. The weight is just about right for quick follow up shots - hardly any muzzle flip. It's just as accurate and reliable as the full sized P220s.
You can get it in the conventional DA/SA or with the DAK trigger.
Hope this helps!

Rexster
August 4, 2007, 10:48 AM
Another SP101 guy here, though my carry ammo is .357 Mag. I have an SP101 with me virtually all the time. I also use a 4" Ruger Speed Six and 4" GP100, though the larger sixguns might not fit the "small" category for some people. Holster depends on whether the SP101 is acting as "primary" or alternate. Milt Sparks makes a wonderful belt holster in the form of the PMK, and I have PMKs for the SP101 as well as the Speed Six. If the SP101 is acting as backup, I have pocket holsters by Kramer, Desantis, and Galco; different pants work best with different pocket rigs, with the Kramer being preferred. For backup carry while in police uniform, I use an Alessi ankle holster to tote an SP101. I use a "The Wilderness" Safepacker for off-body carry of a larger sixgun or autoloader, and should note that I like to have a smaller weapon concealed on my body when carrying a larger weapon off-body. My duty SIG P229 DAK is rarely carried concealed on my own time, unless it rides in the Safepacker, though I have a Kramer IWB for it, which I use occasionally. I got used to concealing sixguns up to N-frame in size back in the 80's and 90's, and it just seems that "round" guns draw quicker for me than "square" ones. I will mention my wonderful little Seecamp LWS-32, which is used on rare occasions, when the situation calls for a tiny gun. I have a Kramer pocket holster and a Sherrick belt holster for the LWS-32.

Bo
August 4, 2007, 11:25 AM
HK USPc 45
Springfield XD45s
Taurus 650ss

obxned
August 4, 2007, 12:19 PM
Most of the year I carry a P3AT with a belt clip. When it gets cold, and I can wear more clothes, then I go with a Ruger P345.

vanilla_gorilla
August 4, 2007, 01:03 PM
My small CCW is a Kahr MK9, but I never carry it except sometimes as a BUG. It usually sits on Mrs gorillas side of the bed.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/vanilla_gorilla911/guns022.jpg

OBXMIKE
August 4, 2007, 01:05 PM
S&W 340sc just about all year round. Pocket holster ala Uncle Mike's in the summer, OWB in a Bob Mernickle in the winter. Occasionally, I'll tote the Sig GSR Revolution "carry" in a Wild Bill's holster when I'm not at work. At work now, so sorry, no pics.

Jenrick
August 4, 2007, 01:37 PM
G34 with attached TLR-1 in OWB custom holster from Hillsman Holsters (http://www.hillsmanholster.com/). Under an untucked polo or the like it conceals just fine. If I take off the TLR-1 then I usually go with a Don Hume OWB or Galco Cop Slide.

If I need deep cover then my P7M8 in Comptac CTAC, with tucked in shirt.

-Jenrick

Duncan223
August 4, 2007, 02:06 PM
Since my everyday clothing determines what I can carry, dress pants, shirt, tie, occasional jacket, I stick with pocket carry, my R9 is my mainstay but my P3AT is the absolute minimum go-anywhere-gun. At night, weekends, etc., when I can go "casual" like jeans, kahkis, etc., usually OWB/Paddle with a 229, 1911, 915.

http://i14.tinypic.com/6bcraxw.jpg

The smallest I ever carried was the Beretta Jetfire .25 - and will never carry a gun that small again if at all possible. I have no confidence in a .25 regardless of the type of ammo. At least with a KelTec .380 I can get JHPs (like Gold Dots or other similarly performing ammo) that will serve to work much better than a .25.

BHPshooter
August 4, 2007, 02:20 PM
99% of the time, it's my BHP, usually in one of my HBE rigs, but I have a couple of beater holsters if the occasion calls for them.

http://www.hunt101.com/img/336165.jpg
http://www.hunt101.com/img/488495.jpg
http://www.hunt101.com/img/342085.jpg

The other 1% of the time I'll be carrying my Springfield 1911.
http://www.hunt101.com/img/337716.jpg

I can appreciate wanting/needing a smaller gun, and some situations call for one. Back when I was a tech support puke for Gateway, I bought a NAA Mini Magnum for deep concealment. Now I have the blessed freedom of working at a gun shop, where it's not only okay to carry, it's almost expected of me (by coworkers and customers). I also like the thought of having a full-size pistol handy if I were to ever need it.

Wes

Ford
August 4, 2007, 06:28 PM
Kahr PM9 or Kimber Compact CDP is what I usually carry. PM9 most the time it seems.

wuchak
August 4, 2007, 06:37 PM
P-3AT with +1 extension and extra mag in either Smartcarry or DeSantis Nemesis depending on clothing. A P-11 will join it soon.

sansone
August 4, 2007, 06:45 PM
sorry no pic, in cool season: Bersa 9mm compact, warm days: Bersa 380.. they are aluminum framed, nice trigger pull, DA/SA

rantingredneck
August 4, 2007, 06:56 PM
Just aquired a Taurus 817UL .38 +P today. It will join the CCW stable along with the Guardian shown earlier and my usual daily carry Ruger P345.

sdra2007
August 4, 2007, 08:24 PM
S&W 642 in a CTAC or Smart Carry on those quick trips to the store. I used to carry a P-11 in a High Noon Bare Asset and that worked out ok.

http://www.defensivecarry.com/gallery/files/1/2/1/5/3/EDC003.jpg

big44
August 4, 2007, 09:27 PM
Right now for the hot Virginia summer, it's a Glock 32. In the fall and winter it's usually a government size 1911.

The Lone Haranguer
August 4, 2007, 10:00 PM
Belt holster gun: S&W M&P Compact 9mm, UBG Canute (http://ubgholsters.com/IWB.html) holster

Pocket gun: Kahr PM9, Mika pocket holster

I have some others, e.g., the Glock 19 that the M&P replaced, but these are my "go-to's."

Autolycus
August 4, 2007, 11:27 PM
Were it legal to carry in my state I would be carrying an HK P2000sk with 2 spare 12 round magazines.

I cant wait to get out of here!

Can we make this a sticky?

The Lone Haranguer
August 4, 2007, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by Tecumseh:
Were it legal to carry in my state I would be carrying an HK P2000sk with 2 spare 12 round magazines.


Do you have one now, and are just not allowed to carry it? :( Those are nice looking guns.

aufevermike
August 5, 2007, 12:21 AM
I carry the Colt Defender in the Summer time and the Springfield XD45 in the Winter time. With different holsters that I decide on in the morning.
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j90/aufevermike/defender-1.jpg

koja48
August 5, 2007, 12:21 AM
Usually this:
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w305/koja48/DailyCarry002.jpg

Occasionally, one of these:
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w305/koja48/P1000303.jpg

Autolycus
August 5, 2007, 01:07 AM
Originally posted by The Lone Haranguer: Do you have one now, and are just not allowed to carry it? Those are nice looking guns. I do have an HK P2000sk and an HK P2000 to go with it. Unfortunately we are not allowed to carry a firearm in the state of Illinois.

They are very nice guns and they are excellent carry weapons. I really recommend getting one. The LEM trigger is a great carry system.

philbo
August 5, 2007, 01:43 AM
XD9 subcompact or a Para Carry depending on dress and P3AT always.

M1 Shooter
August 5, 2007, 01:48 AM
The majority of the time when I carry it is my old, beat up, bobbed hammer, S&W Model 60 .38 Spl. It is just so easy to carry that I have no excuse not to carry it. I have practiced with it quite a bit, and I shoot it well enough that on a good day I can hit a gallon milk jug at 100 yards with it, offhand. That's right I said 100 yards with a snubby .38 from standing. I've won my share of bets doing that, care to make a wager? ;)

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h49/762mmFMJ/DSCN0615-1.jpg

This picture makes the gun's finish look nicer than it actually is. It has numerous dings and scratches when viewed in person. You can see the rust on the grip screw though. I keep forgetting to find a stainless steel replacement screw for it. Anyone know where I can find one?

copaup
August 5, 2007, 02:57 AM
We issue a sig 229r, which I carry occasionally off duty, mainly to court or other police functions. If I'm going somewhere that I consider more "high risk" than average I'll carry either it, a Glock 19, or my new 21sf. I use either Comp Tac or Serpa for those. 90% of the time what I carry these days is a Smith 642 in a left front pocket holster (same place I carry it as a BUG on duty) with a speedloader in my right front pocket and a strip in my hip pocket.

I've got some other things that get carried occasionally, ranging from a old 2 inch model 10 to a 6.5 inch model 29-2 (go ahead, make my day...). I've got a 457 that I like a lot, but rarely carry.

If I had to reccomend a carry weapon to someone it would be the Glock 19. I consider it a perfect combination of size, capacity, effectiveness, and reliability.

Guitargod1985
August 5, 2007, 03:53 AM
Here are my babies.

The HK USPc in .40 S&W in my main carry gun, but the Taurus 605 in .357 mag is my " ultra super deep concealment" gun. I carry the Taurus when I go into antigun establishments (such as where I work) and ABSOLUTELY must not print.

IronSightRot671
August 5, 2007, 08:30 AM
I have a SIG P226 9mm..,

CajunBass
August 5, 2007, 10:58 AM
When riding a motorcycle, I carry my "small gun" a Bulgarian Makarov.

When driving an automobile/truck, a Colt Commander.

aguyindallas
August 5, 2007, 11:41 AM
S&W 642 when I am at work in my pocket...dressed in shirt/tie but no coat
When not at work...usually a Glock 23.

GroovedG19
August 5, 2007, 08:15 PM
Glock model 17.I've had this pistol the longest and I'm good with it.

finalcut
August 5, 2007, 10:01 PM
Mostly XD 40 Sub Compact
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q67/finalcut2006/XD40Subcompact.jpg

This one is at home - XD 40 Compact
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q67/finalcut2006/XD40Compact.jpg

gbelleh
August 6, 2007, 11:58 AM
Possible summer choices:
Kel-Tec PF-9
S&W Model 37
Bulgarian Makarov
Bersa Thunder .380
This summer, I've mainly carried the Kel-Tec PF-9.

Winter, more choices in addition to the above:
Glock 36
Sig 228
HK P7
Full size Springfield 1911

Always backed up year round by a Kel-Tec P-32.

RandyB
August 6, 2007, 12:42 PM
Also a Ruger Sp101. Of course not all at once. People might think I was paranoid or something......:uhoh: Ugh Excuse me, I need to go tape my windows and get some fresh garlic before sundown and the zombies start coming out

xMetal
August 6, 2007, 01:34 PM
In less than 2 weeks (come on gov't paperwork!), I'll carry this one:

http://www.modernjoe.com/images/hk2.jpg

Joshua M. Smith
August 6, 2007, 02:34 PM
Hi,

This is representative of what I carry. I have different variations on the hardware themes but the Taurus is almost a constant as I've done the gunsmithing - a carry package including increased reliability to where it never malfed after break in, and made it shoot sub-2", 5 shot groups at 25yds. Once got a sub-1" 3" group, but I chalk that up to a fluke.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b191/WabashShootist/Guns/TooMuch.jpg
While some would argue that the two spare magazines, backup hangun, cellphone, light, Leatherman, and knife are "overkill," I would counter that this equipment is probably about perfect for this day and age, especially in a town filled with wayward teens who roam in packs looking for victims.

The Taurus is almost always on me. The spare magazines are not so much for firepower as they are for malfunction clearance. The .380acp is used interchangably with a 38 Spl snub, but cellphones are a necessity of life anymore as, even if they have no service, they must by law be capable of dialing 911. The flashlight and Leatherman are rescue tools - ones I've used to good effect in the past. The Spyderco knife is my combat folder, and I've been trained in its use. Though I prefer my fixed-blade Cold Steel Master Hunter, I won't snub a good combat folding knife.

Too much? Some say so. I don't think one can ever have "too much" these days, unless the load impedes movement, preventing one from running from a threat.

Just my take.

Josh <><

Creature
August 6, 2007, 02:43 PM
SW Model 36 w/ Don Hume IWB holster.

Neophyte1
August 6, 2007, 03:25 PM
Hey Folks: What an assortment; wow;
Most of my carry is done with a 638
winter could cause GP 100 .357
winter could cause G22
to go outside with
On lazy days Remington 870

What a Poll

Papaster
August 6, 2007, 03:25 PM
Taurus PT145 Pro in a DM Bullard leather pancake slide holster 90% of the time. The rest is in my KNJ slide holster, or with my taurus revolver in the KNJ. Carry anywhere from 5 o'clock to 2 o'clock depending on sitting/standing; untucked or w/ a jacket on. Usually have one mag at 9 o'clock in a Galco QMC 28.

jefnvk
August 6, 2007, 05:30 PM
S&W made Walther PPK, in a UBG Canute IWB

Leanwolf
August 6, 2007, 07:03 PM
This does it for me. Colt's Lightweight Commander .45 ACP, (mfg. 1959) carried in a Kramer Pro-Line Horsehide holster. One extra 8 round magazine.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/Leanwolf/Colts-LWCommdr.jpg


L.W.

Loucks
August 8, 2007, 01:50 AM
While some would argue that the two spare magazines, backup hangun, cellphone, light, Leatherman, and knife are "overkill," I would counter that this equipment is probably about perfect for this day and age, especially in a town filled with wayward teens who roam in packs looking for victims.

Your profile says that you live in Wabash, IN. I'm familiar with the area and visit it regularly, but I've never encountered these packs of victim-seeking teens of which you speak. :scrutiny:

I, too, carry more gun than I'm likely to need, however. Whenever I'm not at work I've got a Government Model on my hip and a spare magazine in my pocket. That's good enough for me, although I've seriously considered a J-frame for daytime carry during warmer weather.

wolvdog316
August 9, 2007, 08:48 AM
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d110/wolvdog316/DSC02842.jpg

Mostly my Sig 229 .40

But when I go to like Movies and stuff and wanna be comfy Ill use the XD Sub 9 or in winter Im going to start using the 1911 I think. Not sure cause wifey REALLY loves it :D

Schwebel
August 9, 2007, 04:10 PM
For me it depends on the season as to what I carry.

Summer
S&W 442 IWB with a speedstrip weakside with a Kel-tec P3AT strongside
pocket.

Fall
Beretta 9000s 9mm OWB pancake holster and sometimes the P3AT pocket

Winter
Springfield GI 1911 OWB pancake with extra mag pouch or a Beretta M9 carried the same way.

Spring
Sig Sauer P239 .357sig in either a IWB or OWB if the weather allows

frank23185
August 9, 2007, 05:15 PM
In order of most carried:
SW 642 in pocket.
Glock 19 OWB
Colt GM IWB (rarely anymore)

:scrutiny::scrutiny::scrutiny::scrutiny::scrutiny:

Texshooter
August 10, 2007, 01:26 AM
SP 101, or 3" GP 100.

Quiet
August 10, 2007, 02:29 AM
Glock Model 30
Glock Model 39
Kel-Tec P-32

Autolycus
August 10, 2007, 02:20 PM
I hate living in a non-carry state.

sm
August 10, 2007, 03:21 PM
Gun has to fit shooter - period.

Shoot a variety to see what you shoot best and then become one with the gun.

Me?
Hey while I have my druthers, I am going to loan out my CCW to a lady friend to assist a new shooter.

So I will NOT be carrying CCW, nor will I even to bother to carry a CCW permit.
I haven't been CCW-ing for almost a week anyway...
Proving a point, it is the SOFTWARE, not the hardware.

I gotta run to a bad part of town and drop off a package worth some dollars...
betcha I do fine. :)

Anna's Dad
August 10, 2007, 04:33 PM
I always carry a Kel-tec P-32 in a Desantis Nemesis holster in my front pocket.

I'm pretty much always in shorts and a t-shirt and don't like IWB carry so its usually just the P-32 even though I have holsters for a Smith & Wesson M&P 9, a Ruger P345 and a Bulgarian Makarov.

mr102075
August 10, 2007, 04:47 PM
I carry either a Glock 19 or a Taurus Pro PT140. Sometimes I carry both, one in my maxpedition versipack and the other one IWB. When I am carrying only one I usually do it IWB. I also have the Smartcarry and a few times I go Mexican style!!!!!

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