Favorite range/carry gun?


August 12, 2007, 02:06 AM
Who here has a gun that they love to carry and shoot at the range?

For example, your KelTec p3at might be your favorite summertime carry gun, but its unlikely that you love putting box after box though it at the range.

Who has a medium-framed gun that is small enough to conceal easily, but also large enough and shootable enough that it is a joy at the range?

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August 12, 2007, 02:26 AM
S&W Model 65-2, .357 Magnum. Pinned and recessed, a pleasure to fire .38s through.

1911 guy
August 12, 2007, 03:26 AM
I carry and enjoy shooting a 1911 of some flavor, most often a fullsize. Sometimes my carry gun, sometimes a backup.

August 12, 2007, 03:33 AM
I do prefer my Kimber for both mentioned, but my PT145 works good too.


August 12, 2007, 08:00 AM
Any of my 3" revolvers are great fun at
the range,my Kel tec P-11 isn't fun but
it's a carry piece so i do put a box thru
it every trip to the range.

August 12, 2007, 08:30 AM
A full-size 1911, usually the one I carry.

August 12, 2007, 09:22 AM
It's probably not the most fun range gun I have, but it does shoot well for a small gun. It has a nice double action trigger. I probably enjoy shooting my Ruger p89 more than any others I have.

August 12, 2007, 09:31 AM
just recently bought a bersr 380 cc, easy to cary in the summer and also easy to shoot, realy like the little gun.

Ala Dan
August 12, 2007, 09:58 AM
I own several firearms that I carry and shoot, so its a hard decision as to
which is my favorite? Right now, I would probably say my 5" Smith & Wesson
basic stainless (108282) 1911~! :scrutiny:;):D

August 12, 2007, 10:04 AM
My Ruger P97DC is my Carry gun and Range gun. The only other target practice I do is with the .22.

August 12, 2007, 10:17 AM
CZ 75 Compact .40 S&W.

August 12, 2007, 10:23 AM
Not medium-framed, but my little Glock 26 is a lot of fun to shoot and scary accurate for the size.


August 12, 2007, 10:23 AM
CZ 75B Compact 9mm

August 12, 2007, 10:36 AM
The gun I always take and shoot is a Rossi M511 .22 revolver 4" barrel. Why? Cheap practice and no need for saving brass, fun plinking. It is also quite accurate. I've always loved .22s.

August 12, 2007, 10:43 AM
SIG P225


August 12, 2007, 01:39 PM
Both my Kahr MK9 and my Glock 26 are very good carry guns AND very good range shooters.


August 12, 2007, 02:06 PM
Springfield P9C (CZ-75 type subcompact; 40S&W).

August 13, 2007, 01:17 PM
CZ 75 PCR. Alloy frame with a decocker.

August 13, 2007, 02:13 PM

Novus Collectus
August 13, 2007, 02:21 PM
Because of where I live I cannot carry, but if I did it would be my newly acquired CZ82 and after firing it for the first time a week ago I would love to keep shooting it at the range for fun.

Some people say the small pistol shooting 9x18 Makarov is hard on the hand, but I am the kinda person who loves shooting a hundred or more rounds of 7.62x25 at a time through the CZ52 one handed, so the CZ82 slap is nothing in comparison for me.

August 13, 2007, 02:24 PM
Glock 17 for the range, Glock 19 for carry, Glock 22 for the nightstand. But I am getting bored, and am looking seriously at the Glock 35 to add diversity.

August 13, 2007, 02:26 PM
My Kahr P45 is my best carry gun although I do have a Beretta 9000s that also works in the same IWB holster but it is a little thicker than the Kahr. Both are good range guns.

August 13, 2007, 02:29 PM
But I love my Sig 226 and My 220!

Joys to shoot and if I plan right I can carry them easily concealed!

August 13, 2007, 02:37 PM
Best to shoot and carry...

Best to carry, but not to shoot...
Kel-Tec PF-9

Best to shoot, but not to carry...
Full size 1911

August 13, 2007, 02:58 PM
Favorite to carry and shoot... SP101

Easiest to carry, less fun to shoot... P3AT

Impractical to carry, great fun to shoot... Buckmark .22

August 13, 2007, 04:05 PM
Favorite range/carry gun?

Who here has a gun that they love to carry and shoot at the range?

I love shooting my HK P200SK at the range. One reason is because my USPc mags fit the P2000SK, although they stick out the bottom. Eleven mags, great ergonomics, great sights, ahhhh...I love that gun.

August 13, 2007, 04:35 PM
Always carry... Ruger P94

Most fun at range... Old ruger MarkI

Mikhail Konovalov
August 13, 2007, 05:25 PM
Cradle her just right and she kicks like a .22. Tough to hide, but worth the effort.

August 13, 2007, 07:20 PM
fun at the range
A:smith 442 at 15 yards shoot groups half the size of the 7yard groups of the guy next to ya with his full size whatever
B:rip off 6 rounds with butter smooth TDC smith 65-2 put nice group down range
c: touch off full house ww296 loads out of ported 2 1/4" tauri 605

August 15, 2007, 01:19 AM
CZ P-01 carry/range gun, but I do have a CZ-75BD as a range gun also.

James NM
August 15, 2007, 06:09 PM
Walther P99 compact 9mm and/or SW99 .40 S&W, depending on weather.

Both guns are light & compact for concealed carry.

Both guns have a Sweeeeet SA trigger and are incredibly accurate for their size.

And important for range and carry, they have been 100% reliable.

August 15, 2007, 07:01 PM
Lately, I've been shooting my Python and my 22lr wheelgun -- been enjoying the differences in DA triggers :cool:

The Lone Haranguer
August 16, 2007, 12:34 AM
S&W M&P compact, cal. 9mm. :)

If something should happen to it I would go back to the Glock 19 that the Smith supplanted in my "carry rotation." :cool:

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