What do you carry


October 22, 2003, 07:01 PM
there is no greater endorsement of a sidearm in my book than to carry it concealed..

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October 22, 2003, 07:05 PM

October 22, 2003, 07:05 PM
War Eagle !

October 22, 2003, 07:22 PM
My Main CCWs consist of full size 1911 style, and K frames.
I have other niche stuff...

October 22, 2003, 07:25 PM
btw I carry a Glock 26 9mm loaded with Federal Nyclads and carried in a Galco Royal Guard horsehide holster

October 22, 2003, 07:36 PM
Depending on dress, season, circumstances etc . P97 or P95 .. or snub. Auto most in winter but .. usually what seems to ''suit the day''.:)

Oh and ... Hydra-Shoks all round.

October 22, 2003, 07:46 PM
Depending on clothing...

Keltec P32 32acp
Taurus M85UL 38spcl
Kimber Compact 45acp


October 22, 2003, 08:06 PM
Halloween carry, loaded with holy water of course:


Can anybody here load some 9mm silver bullets for my P-35??? :D

October 22, 2003, 08:09 PM
Kimber pro CDP ranger 230+p

Mike Irwin
October 22, 2003, 08:15 PM
S&W 042, but it's looking more and more like I might transition over to a P7 PSP, at least part time.

October 22, 2003, 08:23 PM

October 22, 2003, 08:56 PM
Glock 17

Just my .02,

October 22, 2003, 09:03 PM
Hi Firefighter,

My favorites are my Makarov and my .22 NAA mini mag. Absolute reliability is my criteria. I carry one or the other in my ankle holster http://www.anklepocket.com in the winter and IWB or pocket in the summer. Both are really fine pieces of engineering.

Good shooting,


October 22, 2003, 09:13 PM
Springfield PX9109L 5" parkerized .45 in a KyTac Braveheart IWB

Winchester RA45TP 230gr +P

Wilson 47C magazines (stainless with the low-profile pad)

Some springs and such have been replaced and there is some stair tape (like skateboard tape) on the frontstrap. One spare mag lives in a KyTac single mag-pouch. All on a Rafter-S 1.5" cowhide belt.

Soon I'll get it some Simonich 'Gunner Grips' to replace the stock ones. :)

- Gabe

Ala Dan
October 22, 2003, 09:19 PM
West German SIG-SAUER P220A in .45 ACP

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

October 22, 2003, 09:22 PM
Smith M649 .38 Special.

October 22, 2003, 09:22 PM
Do you really have a "WAR EAGLE" Handgun? Want to sell it?

October 22, 2003, 09:24 PM
My Glock ? Never..

October 22, 2003, 09:25 PM
No I was saying "War Eagle !" as an Auburn fan

October 22, 2003, 09:38 PM
Beretta compact type M....:D

October 22, 2003, 09:59 PM
Oh Ok. WAR EAGLE!!!!!!!!!! LSU this weekend.:D

October 22, 2003, 10:13 PM
Actually carrying a Glock 25 as my main, and my makarov in .380acp as my backup. The situation wil change as soon as I get my new tanfoglio in 38SA, it will become my main carry gun.

October 22, 2003, 10:24 PM
Either a 1911 (Kimber Custom II) or an H&K USP 40 compact.

October 22, 2003, 11:29 PM
Depending on a lot of factors, either:

1. Keltech p-32 with ball
2. SW model 37 snub .38 with 125gr+p gold dot
3. Bersa .380 with 90gr Hydra-shok
4. G-19 with 135gr Hydras
5. G-22 with 155gr silvertip

Sometimes an 870 under a trench coat:eek: ...joking

I usually carry one of those, and once in a while two.

The Keltech in pocket, snubbie and Bersa IWB, and the Glocks in a shoulder rig. Not at the same time:rolleyes:

October 22, 2003, 11:35 PM
Beretta 92 Vertec
Taurus PT-111
Keltec P32

Guess which one of them has NEVER had a malfunction or problem of any kind...

Only the Taurus has been perfect. :what: (And it's the MOST carried.)


October 22, 2003, 11:49 PM
Yea Logistar, but how many rounds fired through each? :D

Did you buy them all new?

Phantom Warrior
October 22, 2003, 11:59 PM
Glock 23 (stock)
Fobus Paddle holster (around 4:00)
155 gr. Federal Hydra Shocks

Fobus Single Mag Pouch (around 8:00)
Ditto on the ammo

Love 'em, love 'em, love 'em...

October 23, 2003, 01:14 AM
Depending on what day it is, a 4506, an SW 99, full size 1911, and a 642.

October 23, 2003, 01:44 AM
Yea Logistar, but how many rounds fired through each? I bought all the guns new. I have around 850 rounds through the PT-111 (bought it first), approximately 500 rounds through the Beretta and 300 through the Kel-Tec.

The Kel-Tec has had a few FTFs and a few stovepipes. The Beretta came with a crooked from sight. (It was not centered in the dovetail.) I did not notice when I bought it. Gun shot to the right (for me and everyone who tried it). - Had to make a trip back to Beretta. (I couldn't budge it!) Otherwise it has been fine.

The Taurus worked perfectly from the factory and has never malfunctioned for me. I DO keep an eye on the pins, etc., but mine has been fine. To be fair, the Beretta has never malfunctioned (unless I was experimenting with recoil springs, etc.) but it was not right from the factory. - The Taurus was.

I know most people probably laugh at me for carrying the PT-111 but for me, if I draw FAST... it is more accurate for me than any other handgun I own. - It just fits my hand well and feels like a natural extension of my arm. (The trigger got a lot better after 500 rounds too!)

YMMV (maybe quite a bit!!!!) ;)

October 23, 2003, 02:04 AM
4" Kimber CDP I, 4" Kimber Custom I

October 23, 2003, 07:56 AM
Glock 19, with two spare Glock 17 mags.
Benchmade 350S Mel Pardue
Surefire E2E with TID.
Fox 5.3

October 23, 2003, 08:00 AM
Springfield 1911A1 loaded.
Stoked with those soon to be extinct 230gr Federal Hydro-Shoks, fed by 7 round metalform mags!!!!

October 23, 2003, 08:19 AM
a .45ACP.

October 23, 2003, 08:30 AM
Commander or Compact 1911.

Marko Kloos
October 23, 2003, 08:33 AM
Main carry gun....H&K P7M8, loaded with Federal 9BPLE +P+.

Backup gun....KT P-32, loaded with S&B ball ammo.

Sometimes "just because" carry...Browning BDM, or SIG P232.

October 23, 2003, 08:48 AM
S&W 340PD .357

October 23, 2003, 10:00 AM
Always Kel-Tec P32

Sometimes Para Ordnance C6.45 Carry Option

October 23, 2003, 01:49 PM
Austrian Generation 2 Glock 19 in the summer time

Brazilian Taurus PT100AFS .40 in the winter

October 23, 2003, 02:21 PM
Glock 19 9mm / Ranger 127gr +P+


October 23, 2003, 03:41 PM
Smith 4013TSW .40, Smith 638 .38, NAA Guardian .380, NAA .22 mag

October 23, 2003, 03:49 PM
when carrying- Glock 19 w/hydrashocks in a Fist K4 IWB, up next, S&W 342

Stay Low
October 23, 2003, 04:15 PM
Kahr MK9 Elite 98 or Glock 27

October 23, 2003, 04:56 PM
Most often? Kimber Pro Carry CDP

Carry a bunch:

Para Ordnance P14.45
Para Ordnance P13.45
Springfield Champion
KImber Ultra Carry CDP
Colt Gov't .380

October 23, 2003, 05:27 PM
As soon as NYS CCW clears...

S&W M-66-2 P & R 3-inch Combat Magnum
2 Safariland Comp I speedloaders
1 Bianchi speed strip
6 ready, and 18 reloads of Remington R38S12 158-grain +P LSWC-HP

Hot brass
October 23, 2003, 07:36 PM
Some type of full size 1911:scrutiny:

October 23, 2003, 08:42 PM
M-Ff Glock 33 Sa-Su or any day dont have to go to work Glock 23.

October 23, 2003, 10:06 PM
My All-The-Time is a 442.
When clothing and weather permit - some variation on a 1911 or (more frequently lately) a 4” roundbutt 1955 Target.

October 23, 2003, 10:24 PM

Sometimes a Shrade folder.

October 23, 2003, 11:07 PM
Right now a Kimber Classic Series 1 1911. When I need something really small I carry my Centienial airweight.

October 24, 2003, 12:49 AM
Walther P99 .40 stoked with 165g Hyrdra Shoks. Currently carrying in a Sidearmor IWB, but that may be changing if/when I find a holster that fits me better.


October 24, 2003, 09:29 AM
I carry a fan knife. who needs a gun?

October 24, 2003, 09:43 AM
Sig P229 .40 SW


October 24, 2003, 12:27 PM
Glock 26,19, or 30.

W Turner
October 24, 2003, 02:04 PM
S&W 642 90% of the time until recently

since, been carrying a Kel-Tec P3AT about the same amount

also when the mood strikes, I carry any of the following

Glock 20
RIA 1911
CZ 75B

All are loaded with variations on the Gold Dot theme..


October 24, 2003, 02:33 PM
make and model depend on the day........but they are all reliable, all fed with Wilson mags and carried IWB.
Fourty-five auto.....don't leave home without it!

Series 70
October 24, 2003, 02:55 PM
Colt Government (Series 70, of course) occasionally augmented with a S&W 442.

October 24, 2003, 05:06 PM
Always have my Taurus 650 loaded with 125gr CorBons, usually in a Don Hume IWB, but sometimes in the right pocket.

Sometimes, just for grins and if the wife isn't dressed for it, I add a Rossi M88 loaded with Nyclads (boy am I getting low on those) in an Uncle Mike's IWB on my left side.

October 24, 2003, 05:10 PM
About 40 extra pounds...:D :D :D

But seriously, a 2" SP101 in .357 mag

October 24, 2003, 11:36 PM
Mostly PPKs
One spare mag

Occasionally P220ST
Two spare mags

Depends on activity. I find the smaller gun is with me more than when I dissed .380 in favor of .45. I would rather have the Walther than wish I had ANYTHING but feet!

Greg Bell
October 25, 2003, 01:20 AM

October 25, 2003, 02:13 AM
Ummm depends (not the underwear).....
Preferred primary is Hi Power in autos and second is a Smith 640-1 . Sometimes a Glock 30 and the Centennial for the classic .45ACP & .38 combo.
Someday I'll find a holster for a real weapon, like a Garand !!!!

October 25, 2003, 06:43 AM
Glock 29 w/Cor-Bon 135s in a Galco Quick Slide.

October 25, 2003, 06:57 AM
For the most part I carry a Colt 1991A1. On the occasions I don't want to deal with the weight, I carry a G19. I also have a Ruber SP-101 that I grab for quick trips like walking the dog.

October 25, 2003, 08:28 AM
Para Ordnance P10 in S&W40 and a NAA Mini-Mag in 22MAG.

Ky Larry
October 25, 2003, 08:45 AM
Kimber Custom Defender II in .45 ACP.
Accept no substitutes.

October 25, 2003, 08:46 AM
Always gun - NAA Guardian .32 in a Hedley holster

Other times - S&W 640 .357 Centennial

Brian Williams
October 25, 2003, 09:09 AM
Always gun S&W 940 2" with Speer 124 +p and sometimes an extra moonclip in pocket

Sometimes S&W 13 3" Custom fitted(by ME) Ajax finger groove grips. + 2 HKS speed loaders in pocket. 18 rounds of handloaded 158gr XTP jacketed flatpoints pushed by 14 gr of 2400

Occasionaly a Sistema 1911 MagnumPI style w 3 kimber 8 round mags, 1 in gun, 2 in left rear pocket. 25 rounds of handloaded LRN230gr

October 25, 2003, 11:43 AM
Glock 19.

I'm also working my newest HK ( a Wildy P7 PSP ) into the rotation as well. :cool:

October 25, 2003, 02:05 PM
Sig Sauer p 239 (9mm)

Steyr M40 (.40cal of course)

Depends on where I'm going and what I''m wearing.

October 25, 2003, 06:06 PM
G30 carried strong side.
Keltec P11 or P32 in the pocket

What more could you need?

October 25, 2003, 07:35 PM
Smith Wesson 642 hammerless .38 Spl with Barami "hook" grips. Loaded with Fed hydrashok hollowpoints. Also, I carry two HKS Speedloaders loaded with same for total of 15 rounds on my person.

October 26, 2003, 07:25 AM
Poohgyrr and Series70, I like your style!

Me, it's a bone stock S&W 642 Airweight .38 Special in the right front pocket most of the time (158-gr. +p and a Bianchi Speed Strip), or a customized Series 70 Colt Combat Commander (nearly all Ed Brown parts except for slide, frame, and barrel) in .45 ACP on an OWB holster (Blade Tech kydex, Galco leather single mag. carrier, new Wilson mags., Galco gun belt) loaded with 230-gr. Golden Sabers or HydraShocks.

And ALWAYS a Benchmade full-sized AFCK, non-serrated, in Black Ti.

And sometimes a Fox Labs pepper spray.

FYI, when I run, I wear a small backpack, so none of this stuff feels heavy when worn day-in and day-out.

Johnny Guest
October 27, 2003, 02:40 PM
Colt's Commander .45.

Okay, I admit that I've been carrying a High Power in a shoulder holster occasionally, but I feel all insecure about it. :rolleyes:


October 27, 2003, 03:32 PM
SP101 357mag,2.25in.Loaded with 357 hydra-shok(winter)or Federal 38+p+jhp.......w/ a speedloader in my pocket.Strong side 8:00(lefty)The only time I don't carry is at work(mental hosp.)Do carry to and fro tho.:cool:

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