Over 60 yrs old carry?


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July 15, 2011, 08:17 AM
Very simple question. If your over 60 What do you carry?

Me. A 357 Ruger. Either SP 101. or Service Six.

On ocaision a 1911. or CZ 75.

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July 15, 2011, 08:18 AM
I will bookmark this, and get back with you in ten years and three months. ;)

I specifically bought my 3.06" SP101 with my later years in mind. (I already owned snubby-er versions.) More sight radius helps older eyes, and the slightly longer barrel results in a more favorable balance, plus the extra weight mitigates recoil a bit.

July 15, 2011, 08:35 AM
I'm sneakin' up on 6 decades, so I guess I can play.

It depends a lot on where I plan to go.

I carry a 1911 sometimes, but most of the time, I've got my old 3-inch Model 13 in the coveted spot. I've even been known to stick a .44 Special Cimarron Thunderer or a 4.625-inch New Vaquero into the front of my pants for a quick trip to the grocery store or the local video emporium.

Not real high-speed/low-drag stuff...is it? :)

July 15, 2011, 08:39 AM
Not quite 60 yet but very close. It'll be the same as in my 50s: Sp101 in 357 (loaded with 38 special +P) or CZ 75b. But I'm a big guy who wears well supported baggy pants so I can pocket carry.


Vern Humphrey
July 15, 2011, 09:18 AM
I carry a Kimber Classic, the MK I version, and have for the last 15 years or so. Before that I carried an Argentine M1927 (basically an M1911 made on Colt machinery, under Colt supervision in Argentina.)

July 15, 2011, 09:29 AM
I'll be 59 in Dec. I don't worry so much about concealment in the town of 3000 where I live and I OC my G 23 or Kimber .45 most of the time. Not a big deal at all in this community. (a VERY safe place) But when out of town I carry the Mod. 36 5 shot Chief's Special in my pocket and the G 26 OWB if I'm wearing a pull over shirt that doesn't print too much. But the truth is, the older I get, the less I leave town. I don't OC in Kansas City, or any other large city. Just asking for a problem imo. I do think that criminals see the elderly as easy and soft targets so we need to be constantly aware of what's going on around us. I also have a very noticable limp/dissability, so I do keep my ONE good eye open.

July 15, 2011, 09:36 AM
Over 60 and retired. For the summer I pocket carry a S&W 642 or Ruger LCP with holsters. The rest of the year I mostly carry lightweight mid size autos in 9mm or .45. When working around the farm my Ruger SP101 is my most constant companion and one of my most favorite handguns.

July 15, 2011, 10:21 AM

And I shoot it enough to have confidence in it and be reasonably accurate.

When dressed appropriately I carry this in .40:

And before long I'll be carrying this in a Mitch Rosen when wearing a tux:

July 15, 2011, 10:30 AM
almost there,glock 26 in my pocket,2 glock 17 mags in the other

July 15, 2011, 10:31 AM
My dad carried up until the age of 57. 95% Of the time it was with a model 60.

July 15, 2011, 10:35 AM
Over 60, under 70.

Glock 26 or S&W 642 in pocket holsters. If possible to dress for it, either a SIG P229 or Glock 19.

I'm currently deciding if a .380 might work in place of the 642. I like snubby revolvers but I can't shoot them for beans.

Cocked & Locked
July 15, 2011, 10:35 AM
67 here and retired 14 years ago at 53. I've made the full swing from revolvers to 1911's, on to Glocks and SIG's, and nowback to revolvers 90% of the time.

Ruger DAO SP101 .357 usually is top choice, followed by a J-frame S&W. Of course I've got some bigger revolvers as well.

If I'm in the bottom feeder mode its a S&W 908 9mm or a SIG P220 .45 acp.

In the late 1960's in LEO certification training we were told before going to the range to start qualification, "When you show up tomorrow have only Colt or Smith & Wesson double action revolvers in .38 special or .357 magnum caliber. Do not bring any type of automatic or single action cowboy type handguns. We will be shooting .38 special ammo only."

In those days most Rugers were considered cowboy guns.

July 15, 2011, 10:38 AM
I'll be 59 in Dec. I don't worry so much about concealment in the town of 3000 where I live and I OC my G 23 or Kimber .45 most of the time. Not a big deal at all in this community. (a VERY safe place) But when out of town I carry the Mod. 36 5 shot Chief's Special in my pocket and the G 26 OWB if I'm wearing a pull over shirt that doesn't print too much. But the truth is, the older I get, the less I leave town. I don't OC in Kansas City, or any other large city. Just asking for a problem imo. I do think that criminals see the elderly as easy and soft targets so we need to be constantly aware of what's going on around us. I also have a very noticable limp/dissability, so I do keep my ONE good eye open.
Well, I'm only 54.5 but -

Jonah71, are you the OTHER me???

I'm in Columbia MO and don't really do a lot of big-city stuff anymore either (unless I HAVE to) and I ALSO keep my ONE good eye open and travel a bit slower with a limp (orthotics/both feet) .....

I carry a .45 Colt Defender most the time with either a KelTec380 or a .38 Ultra-Lite close by....

...Being slower and half blind, someone may mistakenly consider me an easier target - but that'll be a costly mistake....

July 15, 2011, 10:42 AM
I carry a Springfield Ultra Compact in 45ACP...

Harley Quinn
July 15, 2011, 10:52 AM
Glocks and Berettas...


July 15, 2011, 11:57 AM
Model 37, Kel-Tec P32, and a Beretta 21a .22 around the place. My priorities are reliable, small, light.

July 15, 2011, 12:10 PM
A S&W 340 M&P for always and everywhere but often supplemented by something extra.

Old Shooter
July 15, 2011, 12:12 PM
I'm 65 and most times carry a Kel-Tec P-11. When colder weather and/or clothing permits I'll sometimes take the 1911 commander for a ride.

July 15, 2011, 12:18 PM
I turned 63 last month. I carry a Kahr CM9 but will carry my Kahr CW45 when the weather changes this fall. I sometimes throw my LCP or P32 in my pocket for a quick trip to the carry out. I just got a Colt Agent circa 1967 that will definitely join the rotation.

July 15, 2011, 01:37 PM
Too close to seventy to smile about it and though I'm not sure how age figures into which carry gun is most appropriate, since the question was asked and I've found the responses interesting, my answer(s) depends on the climate and social context and involves one of the following handguns: Ruger LCP .380ACP, Colt Cobra .38 Special, Smith & Wesson Model 6906 9mm Luger, or SIG Model 220 Carry .45 ACP.
My modes of carry include ankle holster with thumbbreak (tb), belly band, pocket holster, iwb holster with tb or strong-side hip holster with tb; the choice of which, again, depends on the weather and/or social circumstance I find myself in.

July 15, 2011, 01:43 PM
well i'm only 22 but my grandmother is 82 and carrys a glock 26 everyday. my grandfather carried a m1911a1 till the day he died. my girlfriend's grandmother carried a colt detective special everywhere. and my mother who just turned 60 carries a s&w m&p in 9mm just like my uncle who is 62.

July 15, 2011, 01:53 PM
I am 57 and I carry a SP101 with at least 4 HKS speedloaders in my vest.

July 15, 2011, 02:12 PM
1911 Commander (.45ACP)

Dave T
July 15, 2011, 02:39 PM
I have to look behind me to see 60 so I guess I qualify (LOL).

Lately it's been either a first issue Kimber Compac Stainless Aluminum or a Glock 36. Believe it or not, despite its blockier appearance the Glock has more rounded edges and corners and pokes me less than the Kimber. I go back to the Kimber because I've always shot the 1911 trigger better than the Glock and probably always will.


July 15, 2011, 03:03 PM
I'm 66. Carry a Ruger LCP always -as backup. Most frequent carry is a Colt New Agent.

July 15, 2011, 03:23 PM
The following are listed on my license:

1) S&W 442 (.38 Special +P):


2) S&W 457 (.45 ACP)


3) Ruger GP-100 (.357 Magnum, 4" blue)


4) Glock G19 (9mm, 3rd gen):


For lighweight and comfort as well as compact my favorite is the 442. For horsepower, either the 457 or GP-100. Lightweight auto, the G19.


July 15, 2011, 03:24 PM
I gave my sister a Security-Six.

She's of that age.

But, what does age have to do with what you carry?

Seems to me, if you are healthy and hearty, you carry as much gun as the circumstance may require.
Otherwise, you carry as much gun as you can.

July 15, 2011, 03:29 PM
But, what does age have to do with what you carry?

Nothing, Just wanted to see what other guys our age carried.

July 15, 2011, 04:21 PM
.... or ....


July 15, 2011, 05:04 PM
I'm 61 and carry an EMP in 9mm or a Kahr PM40. Oh, and sometimes a 396 OC or 1911 10 mm.

July 15, 2011, 05:12 PM
It varies. Usually my Glock 19. Sometimes my S&W 642. Occasionally, my Colt Commander or H&K USPc45. Once in a blue moon, my Walther PPK/S.

July 15, 2011, 05:24 PM
Based on what you folks are saying on here, is carry what works best for you, carry what you can still handle. Age doesn't seem to be a factor in selection really... I expect old-timers to carry 1911's and the younger folks go for the Glocks and Glock knock-offs. But you guys are proving me wrong. Then again, 60 these days isn't really all that old. You baby boomers kept up with changing times better than your parents generation did.

I think age and disability play a bigger part with shoulder fired weapons. I'm not that old, only in my 30's, but I have put my body through a LOT, and I suffer a lot of the complaints older folks have regarding skeletal problems. I had to switch from using the 12ga. to my M4 for bedside. If I wake up with my shoulder burning, I'm just not sure I could handle it sufficiently. That has been the biggest change for me.

July 15, 2011, 05:27 PM
Thought this thread was for handguns over 60 years old. :uhoh:

July 15, 2011, 05:37 PM
I qualify. My primary carry piece is a Walther P99C AS in 9mm. I sometimes carry a Walther PPK/S .380 model. I'll often have a Beretta Jetfire as a backup.

July 15, 2011, 05:43 PM
Still 3 1/2 years away from the big 60, but currently carry an older Glock Model 19 with a couple of extra mags most of the time. Sometimes carry a 2 inch SP-101 .357 Mag with snake loads if I am in snake country. In the more urban areas, the Glock with 15 rounds in the mag seems to make more sense than the 15 rounds in the SP-101, 5 in the cylinder and 5 more in each of the speed loaders.

July 15, 2011, 05:52 PM
Interesting thread I though most of you guys would say oxygen tanks and Viagra..... :neener:

July 15, 2011, 06:19 PM
A 1970's era Charter Arms 38 Undercover most of the time I suppose.


I'm not "getting old." I have arrived. :D

July 15, 2011, 06:21 PM
Well it depend on if I can remember where I put what. :what: Once I find my pants, like others it varies. My current rotation starts with what I have on right now is a Bersa 380. Other times and circumstances, I carry Bersa 45, Charter 44 special bulldog pug, or a P3AT.

July 15, 2011, 06:38 PM
I'm 64 and I carry old school.

July 15, 2011, 07:00 PM
Five years and a few weeks shy...


Don't plan to change anything.

July 15, 2011, 07:06 PM
Im so close to seventy that I don't want to think about it. Now what was the question? Oh yeah--most carried is my S&W M&P .40c. When the wheel gun love enters the picture, I have the S&W 19-3 snubby riding in a nice Kramer horsehide.

July 15, 2011, 07:11 PM
G26. 115 gr CorBon. IWB appendix position.

July 15, 2011, 07:13 PM
I'm 65 +

Generally all Rugers: GP100 4" .357, LCP, LC9 or SR9c - all IWB (or pocket carry in the case of the LCP). I try to shoot all four weekly to stay sharp with them.




July 15, 2011, 07:16 PM
Glocks and J-Frames

July 15, 2011, 07:22 PM
I'm 70 and too old to carry. Between the tremors and bad eyes me using a handgun in a threat situation would be a dicey prospect. I've asked my wife to carry she's 29 and has a steady hand and steely eyes.


Get'em darlin:) :) :)

July 15, 2011, 07:34 PM
Model 19 in the winter and 640-1 in the summer.


July 15, 2011, 08:46 PM
60 years plus, carry a Springfield 1911a1 Loaded 45acp in a Mernickle high rise PS6 80% of the time. The other 20% goes to a little 380 auto in a small kydek pancake holster. Either will do the job but the 45 just doesn't have to work as hard.

July 15, 2011, 08:47 PM

July 15, 2011, 09:11 PM
68 here and I carry mostly,( 98% of the time) a Sig P229R the other 2% is either a Sig P6 or Beretta 92fs Centurion.

July 15, 2011, 09:43 PM
Just had grips made for the top one, so it's my "dress up" gun, the bottom one is when I "dress down".


July 15, 2011, 11:12 PM
I'm 70 and too old to carry. Between the tremors and bad eyes me using a handgun in a threat situation would be a dicey prospect. I've asked my wife to carry she's 29 and has a steady hand and steely eyes.


Get'em darlin:) :) :)
THANK GOD you've got her!

I wonder where she went after I kicked her out...

July 15, 2011, 11:30 PM
64 yrs old. I carry a Sig P225 in a Lou Alessi holster.:)

July 15, 2011, 11:54 PM
I'm 78. Me and Art are old friends. One wrist has been fused. Other hurts a lot. A .380 of some persuasion lives in my front pocket.

July 16, 2011, 12:53 AM
A Kahr PM9 carried AIWB


July 16, 2011, 01:55 AM
61 and I'll play.... for years it was a 1911 of one sort or another, mostly Commanders. In recent years I've been carrying a variety of Glocks: the remarkable G30, G23 for awhile, also G19, G17 RTF, G22 Gen4, and on occasion, the wonderful G21SF. I have smaller guns (Kahrs, G26, S&W snubbies, etc.) but I'm not really motivated to carry them. The larger Glocks are easy to carry and offer so much as defense/carry guns that I'm totally content with them.



I do occasionally carry a 640 or 642 in a coat pocket - but as an addition to one of my Glocks. It's tough for an assailant to get the drop on you when you've already got your hand on a 640 in your coat pocket and can unleash a defensive volley without even pulling your hand out of your pocket!

I suppose as I get older I may gravitate toward carrying the G26 just because it's smaller and lighter. And maybe even, someday far from now, I may be content just carrying my PM9! ;-)

In spite of having some cherished S&W and Colt revolvers.... I can much more easily shoot faster, more accurately, and for a longer period of time with a semi-auto Glock.

July 16, 2011, 02:56 AM
I'm 63. I got a CCW at 59, my first gun was a Colt Python .357 which I carried for a bit. Too big and heavy really, and they're valuable, didn't want to mar it up with regular carry. I shoot it very well and no problem with recoil however.

I now carry mostly a Colt snub, occasionally a Colt 1911, and just traded a Glock 45 for a Beretta 92FS 9mm, (34 oz. unloaded), and will carry that in rotation with a snub. I use Perry Suspenders ( http://perrysuspenders.com/ ) with a heavy gun and Perry's are great, just clip to the belt, on or off in a second.

Being over 60 doesn't mean anything unless your hands are arthritic or something. Otherwise, same as with anybody: carry an effective SD caliber - from a .380 to .45ACP in semi-auto, and .38 Spl to .357 magnum in a revolver, (my opinion) - and something you are comfortable shooting and carrying.

You're not different being over-60 than under-60 unless you have medical conditions - (and any age can have those).

Good luck!

July 16, 2011, 06:53 AM
I'm 50ish so the only thing I will say is this, statistically someone 60+ is seen as an easy target to criminals, so surprise the Hell out of em with whatever you got! :D


July 16, 2011, 07:28 AM
This Combo Sig226/357Sig and S&W 340PD .357Mag I have been carrying for 44 years. I'm 65 now.


July 16, 2011, 07:46 AM
Retired LEO and turn 64 in 2 months.

I carry a Glock 23 90% of the time.

The rest is a Kimber CDP II,or Glock 27,or Glock 19.

And a BUG when anywhere that might be questionable,then its a G-27 or a S&W 442.

And of course reloads for all.

July 16, 2011, 09:08 AM
most of the time IWB, but also carry a Colt Agent 38 sp in the hot months.

July 16, 2011, 10:31 AM
I'll be 69 next month. I started carring an old .22 mag. SA revolver back in the 70s; was transporting money to the bank and just kept it on seat beside me. I switched to a little .25 ACP in the late 70s and carried it in my pocket. I retired in 2004 and haven't carried since. When I get my CCW permit in about 1-2 weeks, I'll start carring a Bersa Thunder .380 CC.

Old John
July 16, 2011, 10:50 AM
I'm 71 years old. I carry a Ruger, every day. Most days it is a SP101, 2.25" .357 mag. full of WWB 110 gr. HJLHP's. Or I carry an LCR .38 special, with 110gr. LHJHP's.
On occasion I carry a GP100 3", .357, with .125 gr. JHP's.

ETA.......I'm not "Old" yet. I'm retired on 13 acres w/a 1acre pond, out in the Woods, very rural. Living a good Life.

Ole Coot
July 16, 2011, 11:07 AM
At almost 67 I've been blessed with good health. I need glasses to read small print otherwise I am good. I still can hold my own in hand to hand with most men(age helps as being a pushover). I don't need but carry a walking stick or hickory cane and have trained for over ten years with one. I carry an assisted opener behind my belt buckle for either hand and will have a 45, g23 or LC9 on me. I still believe the best defense is a fast, hard offence.

July 16, 2011, 11:18 AM
Most frequently, stainless Springfield Champion .45 ACP in a Milt Sparks SS or VMII or Star M43 9x19 in a SS. Keltec P32 in a Don Hume pocket rig as BUG and "always".

July 16, 2011, 11:28 AM
Glock in 9mm or a J frame. Exact one depends on mood. Which is mercurial at this age bracket.

For some dress circumstances though, an LCP or NAA mini.

Get off my lawn, you rotten kids. :mad:

July 16, 2011, 12:24 PM
I'm over 60.
I carry a .38 Spl M637 or a .357 M60 w/3 most of the time.
Occasionally I carry one of my 1911s.
If I'm at the farm a either a Blackhawk .357 or a Blackhawk .44 Spl.

July 16, 2011, 02:33 PM
Age 68. I live on forty acres and am completely surrounded by farms and open country

Daily carry..... .22 Ruger Mark II, 5 1/2 inch bull barrel, in a hip or shoulder holster or laying on the front seat of my truck.

Daily carry during hunting season .. a .357 Mag Ruger GP100, 6 inch barrel, or a .44 Mag Ruger Redhawk, 7 1/2 inch barrel, both in shoulder holsters.

Camping, etc..... .357 Ruger Speed Six , 2 3/4 inch barrel, shoulder or hip holster.

Town... .38 S&W Model 36, hip or pocket holster. Although I have a CCW permit, I do not carry concealed very often.

July 16, 2011, 04:57 PM
"Slightly" over 60 here (LOL), when I carry it's my trusty old Ruger Security Six.

just for fun
July 16, 2011, 05:39 PM
Bought my first handgun in 68, S&W Model 36. Then came the wonder 9's and I changed up to a S&W Model 39. All was well untill that Miami thing and went to a Kimber Pro Carry in 45 APC. For whatever reason, a few years back, I decided the Kimber was just too big. Back to the Smith J frame! Don't sell guns, just add to my limited collection.

July 16, 2011, 07:26 PM
Well, I turned 61 last April and I'm still carrying what I have been for 2 years. An HK45CT pistol in a Raven Concealment System holster. I find I shoot it very well and it carries concealed easily.

July 16, 2011, 07:45 PM
Glock 26, and one or two of my five Snubs. Reloads for each gun, multi tool, Scorpion flash light, pepper spray, extra batteries for light, ear plugs, wallet, money clip, and cell phone. All day every day.

July 16, 2011, 08:20 PM
A very old 36 snubby or a new 640-1. Extra speed strip.

July 16, 2011, 08:29 PM
62 here. Most usually I conceal-carry an M&P340CT loaded with Gold Dot .357 magnum (short barrel load). I occasionally conceal-carry a Walther P99C AS 9mm, Beretta 92FS 9mm, or Colt 1911 .45ACP. The Colt is the one I shoot the best and enjoy the most.

July 16, 2011, 09:27 PM
Interesting and educational thread. I have about five years to go, and it is good to see that there is a lot of variety in what folks 60+ carry.

At first it looked as if most turn to mouseguns, but others carry full sized pistols well into their golden years.

Gives me some hope that I can continue on my current trajectory after I turn 60 and beyond.

God Bless each and every one of you for continuing to exercise your Constitutional rights.

Carne Frio
July 16, 2011, 10:43 PM
I'm over 60. In town it's a 9mm or .38spl.
Out of town it's a 10mm or 44magnum.

July 16, 2011, 11:39 PM
63 and carrying the same .38 Colt Agent since '74. When I find a better carry piece I get it.

July 17, 2011, 12:57 AM
I carry taurus 38 special 850, with 158 gr jhp +P. Just turn 58 yo

July 17, 2011, 02:24 AM
Been the same for years; G32 EDC around home, G29 vacationing out west, PM45 for winter & all PRNJ or P9 for summer during regular (low profile) work travel CONUS and...whatever I might be issued OCONUS :D

Lately though, as nostalgia takes hold ;), it's been one of my custom BHPs EDC :D

July 17, 2011, 06:43 AM
Not quite 60 yet (I turn 57 tomorrow) but close enough to feel it. I carry my SP101 .357 60% and a LCP in the pocket the rest of the time.

July 17, 2011, 06:53 AM
63 here, Usually carry a J frame Smith, or an M&P9c.

July 17, 2011, 08:43 AM
Also , how easy is it to rack the slide? Been thinking about gettinng one.

July 17, 2011, 09:46 AM
I carry either a P239 40 or P239 9 SAS gen 1

July 17, 2011, 10:06 AM
My dad is deep into his 70s and has a concealed carry permit. He's supposed to carry CONCEALED, but he open carries a full sized bright stainless 1911 45ACP in the kind of holster that is just barely a holster...ie it is just a band of leather that goes around the trigger and part of the slide. He carries it every single day everywhere he goes even in places he shouldn't carry. I guess people let him be just because of his advanced age.

July 17, 2011, 11:24 AM
Order of Preference:
45 Colt Sheriff's Model
239 Sig 40 S&W
442 S&W 38 Special
Colt Pocket Lite 380


July 17, 2011, 12:47 PM
I should have said - DEPENDS! :neener:

Yes, Thunderdepends when it hits the fan. For the ultimate concealment.

Sorry, I should know better. I'm bad.


PS - for those of you who took a class from Ayoob, remember his three principles for old male gun fighters. I won't repeat them here. :D

July 17, 2011, 12:55 PM
Since the first time I handled a 1911 that has always been my tool of choice. At 63 and cancer survivor, two heart attacks I now swap between a Para Ord. GI expert 45 and a Bersa Thunder380. The 45 is carried in shoulder holster under jacket or even a vest, the 380 fits anywhere you want it to be.

July 17, 2011, 02:38 PM
I qualify for SUper Senior staus. I carried a Glock-36 for several years abut could not conceal it relaibly at all times. I finally opted for a Kahr PM-9. I still have the Glock-36 either in the car or at home.

July 17, 2011, 03:39 PM
He carries it every single day everywhere he goes even in places he shouldn't carry. I guess people let him be just because of his advanced age.

Not very smart, I'm afraid. Elderly people don't get passes for violating the law in these parts. If he was my father, I'd do everything I could to dissuade him from toting a piece in places "he shouldn't carry". Of course, if he's anything like my father, the task of getting him to change his ways would be monumentally difficult. :( But I'd still try...

July 17, 2011, 08:36 PM
Smith 60.

Vern Humphrey
July 17, 2011, 08:40 PM
Smith 60.
And next year, he has to get a Smith 61, right?:p

July 17, 2011, 09:39 PM
I have 3 months to go, but I don't plan on changing any time soon.

Sig 232, 239, 229, 226, 245, 220.
Kahr K9, MK9, P380
S&W 642
Seecamp LWS 32

July 17, 2011, 10:10 PM
I'm 63 and a few months. Summer time in Phoenix I carry a Taurus PT 709 in a Tommy Theis IWB or a S&W Bodyguard 38 Spl.

In the winter time I carry my 9X19 Cougar or my old LLama Omni in .45.

July 18, 2011, 12:21 AM
I'm 61 and carried a Diamondback .38 for many years. I've carried a S&W 4553 tsw in .45 acp for the last 10 years. It wouldn't bother me to go back to the revolver.


July 18, 2011, 12:34 AM
63 here. Carry these:

Summer - Springer EMP 9mm
Winter - Springer Ultra Compact 45
Sometimes - Browning Hi-Power 9mm
BBQ's - Ed Brown Kobra Carry
Pickup gun - S&W 642-1 no lock

Next year's BBQ Gun will be a Ed Brown SF-SS-G3 with carry cuts, recessed slide stop and naked slide. It's is next year's BBQ gun cause it is on order and I hope I get it before Christmas!



Doubting Thomas
July 18, 2011, 01:07 AM
Retired LEO, 68. "Always" gun is a 442. Next step up from that is to add a Ruger Security Six that I started carrying for work in 1981 and still trust implicitly. I don't switch around my social guns.

When off in the sagebrush it's those or a 1911, a GP-100, one of a variety of K frame Smiths, a BHP, or a centerfire Ruger SA.

Even though it's taking a chance, I keep a loaded Model 10 and an SKS in the car. I don't like even the idea of getting caught short. My motto is "never say never".

July 18, 2011, 08:32 AM
I'm still a few months away from "Over 60". I carry a Rohrbaugh 9mm.

I still have a number of other carry guns sitting around, although I seldom carry them: 649, 442, BHP, CZ-75B, and some full-sized Colts and Kimbers.

One of these days I'll figure out how to carry an FNP-45 USG along with 2 extra 15-rd. mags while wearing shorts and a t-shirt.

July 18, 2011, 08:47 AM
I'll hit 62 in September. Smith & Wesson Model 637, Smith & Wesson Model 60 with the 3-inch barrel or Walther PK380.

July 18, 2011, 09:24 AM
Well, I'm only 54.5 but -

Jonah71, are you the OTHER me???

I'm in Columbia MO and don't really do a lot of big-city stuff anymore either (unless I HAVE to) and I ALSO keep my ONE good eye open and travel a bit slower with a limp (orthotics/both feet) .....

I carry a .45 Colt Defender most the time with either a KelTec380 or a .38 Ultra-Lite close by....

...Being slower and half blind, someone may mistakenly consider me an easier target - but that'll be a costly mistake....
It tends to make me a bit overly cautious maybe. I do carry when I come to the big city of Columbia, Mo. every 6 mo. to take my Pastor to his Opthamologist. Glock 23 or 26 with an OWB/ B.H.Serpa with a pull over shirt and the mod 36 in my pocket. We usually stop at the Olive Garden for lunch on the way home and you never know what kind of hoodlums you'll find in there. (you may be attacked with an aluminum walker) Actually, I feel pretty relaxed visiting Columbia. A nice little city.

Detachment Charlie
July 18, 2011, 11:58 AM
Old Fart here. Over 65 and still tote a 1911,usually. Sometimes a Hi-Power or a Sig.
If I print and anybody comments, I just ask if they want to help change my colostomy bag. That usually settles 'em down.:rolleyes:

July 18, 2011, 04:04 PM
I'm 64. Pocket carry S&W 431PD 32 Magnum 6 shot snub, and for woods walking I holster carry a SP101 3" with 38+P Speer Gold Dots.

July 18, 2011, 08:20 PM
I'm 67 this Friday and what I carry "depends" on the weather and what I'm wearing. Hot days and it's the LCP, in a pocket holster, or an in-waist-band holster; cooler days and it's a P238 in a holster on my belt (don"t even know it's there) and finally (when I can wear heavier clothing), a Wilson Combat, Bill Wison Carry!

July 18, 2011, 09:28 PM
How I made it past the big 6 is beyond comprehension. :)

It depends, not there yet, :D when working at my place a Colt 1911 in .38Super when weather is cooler, but when there are mountain lion/s on the property it's an automatic change to a scandium N-frame M327 TRR8. Hear a bear huffing nearby, or hiking in active bear country, it's a M29 Mountain loaded with Sierra 300gr JSPs.

Go to town is a Colt 1911 XSE in .45auto, loaded with RA45TPs and extra mags of RA45B.


July 18, 2011, 09:57 PM
Stainless Berretta 96 with Crinsom Trace laser in Serbu holster behind right hip.
Berretta 21A in right front pocket (wish it fed a full clip).
Blued Berretta 96 in Serbu holster on left side cross-draw.

And in my younger days, a mini-uzi under my suit-jacket.
2 reloads for all, flashlight, large knife, small knife, brass-knuck, - good thing I survived being young & stupid!

July 19, 2011, 01:52 AM
I don't mean to be disrespectful but what does 60 years old have to do with anything?
I'm 67 and I carry the most reliable weapons money can buy that always go bang when I pull the trigger. My EDC is a Glock 36, Optional carry is my Glock 26 and I will sometime carry my S&W snub nose in .38. After 10 plus years of shooting Glocks, I am still waiting for my first malfunction. If I live to reach 80, I will still carry the Glock.

July 19, 2011, 07:42 AM
I don't mean to be disrespectful but what does 60 years old have to do with anything?

Nothing, just wanted to what other guys our age carried.

July 19, 2011, 10:45 AM
I have read all the posts and just have to ask,why do any believe they are safer in summer than in winter ?.

Many state they carry a much larger caliber in winter as its easier to conceal,but does that mean your safer in one season moreso than the other ?.

I am of the firm opinion that the weather has little to do with my safety,so I carry the same gun regardless of the weather.

YES,it takes a bit of preparation to EDC a real gun.

BUT,I can promise that if you are ever in a SHTF moment [ been there ] that you will be REALLY sorry if your packing a mouse gun in place of your real hardware.

Vern Humphrey
July 19, 2011, 11:27 AM
I'm not sure I understand it, either. The logic seems to be you wear a T-shirt in summer, and a coat in winter, so you can conceal a bigger gun.

I make my own holsters, and I can conceal a full-size M1911 under a tucked-in T-shirt, so that's what I carry, winter or summer.

July 19, 2011, 12:10 PM
S&W 242 usually. Sometimes a FEG PA-63 or CZ-82, I like the Makarov guns generally. Sometimes a 686+, or a USP 9. There's usually a PT-22 around because .22's are so useful for varmints of all sizes. I lost the LCR to the wife. :(

July 19, 2011, 01:32 PM
Depends on where I'm going, what I'm doing and the weather. I carry a .380 pocket pistol, 9mm semi, .45 Colt revolver and a 1911 Gov't. at the present time.

July 19, 2011, 01:50 PM
I'm not planning on carrying anything different when I hit 60 than I do now, unless something changes to allow Open Carry here by then. If I didn't have to worry about concealment, I'd carry a full size gun most of the time. Now I mostly carry a J-frame .38 or .380 ACP in a pocket or IWB holster.

July 19, 2011, 02:19 PM
At 66. Kimber Ultra Carry II in a Sparks SSII or a 340pd for pocket carry.

July 19, 2011, 02:58 PM
"and a coat in winter, so you can conceal a bigger gun."

I just carry a larger pistol in the parka pocket. I have yet to figure out how to quickly get to a holstered BHP or 5" .45 when the parka is zipped up. If it's warm enough to skip zipping the parka I don't wear it.

As far as t-shirts and belt guns go, maybe I could manage it if I had skinny little hips or no butt or something. Putting a big gun on my hip makes me look like I'm shoplifting a couple of pounds of packaged hamburger under my shirt.

Seriously, appendix carry works much better for me with a BHP or Colt. It's all about body type.

July 19, 2011, 03:13 PM
I started cc at age 61. High Noon Split Decision IWB holster holding a Ruger P345.

July 19, 2011, 03:26 PM
Turning 62 in a couple of weeks. Normally, it's a CZ97B (45 ACP) in a high ride OWB or a shoulder rig, depending on dress. When I need something smaller, a S&W 442 in a DeSantus pocket holster or Ross OWB thumb-break. In the winter, with heavier dress, a S&W 610, 6 1/2" N frame in a Bianchi X15 shoulder rig. I tend to like all steel guns, don't mind the extra weight with a good holster. Carry every day, all day. Even at home.

July 20, 2011, 02:43 PM
Well, youngsters I didn't get anxious about carrying a gun until I turned 85. Then after playing with a few I chose 9mm and because I'm still curious cat I chose auto. I bought cheap and made it work, then another and another and some better brands. A snubby chopped at my hands so I traded for a S&W 60-4 revolver and fell in love. I carry a Taurus PT-111 9mm auto with a 24/7 compact for an alternate. I wish I could handle a Ruger SP101 or was big enough to carry a Springfield XD-9 Service, two fine guns.

I turned 86, Monday. Life is good.

Springville Pop
July 20, 2011, 02:54 PM
I'm 66, got my CCW a couple of weeks ago...still waiting on holster!:( I'll be carrying a Springfield XD40 sub compact.

July 20, 2011, 05:35 PM
62 - carry an airlite SW 360PD.

July 20, 2011, 06:37 PM
I keep a little Ruger LCP or a Kahr Mk9 Elite 03 in my pocket. In my cars I also carry a S&W 3913 hard chromed/modified by Karl Sokol, a 1973 armoloyed Charter Arms 44 Bulldog, and a pre-lock S&W 649 .357,depending on which vehicle I'm in. All of my other S&Ws are just too damn' nice to leave out of the 1000 pound safe bolted to the concrete floor. Beside my bed is a CZ 75B SP-01 which I completely trust with 19 rounds of 9mm hollow points and night sights. I also have a locked garage, alarm systems on house, garage and cars, a big mean shepherd/wolf mix, and a pump shotgun. :)

Elm Creek Smith
July 21, 2011, 02:17 AM
Okay, I just turned 59, but...

I carry a S&W Model 13-3, 3 inch .357 Mag, and a Taurus 85SSUL .38 SPL, concealed. I carry a 4 inch .357 Mag S&W Model 681 in my duty holster with the Taurus as backup.


July 21, 2011, 09:02 AM
Not quite there yet (3.5 yrs to go)...

My summer (Tshirt and shorts) & around the house carry is a NAA Black Widow in 22mag.

My "other" is a Taurus 450 in 45 Colt. I do both as pocket carries.

Invisible Swordsman
July 21, 2011, 09:09 AM
I'm 61. Working, in uniform, a SIG 220 or S&W M&P in .40. Off duty, usually a S&W model 638 or Ruger LCR in a pocket holster. Occasionally I'll carry a larger auto if destination or circumstances make it seem advisable.

Steve 48
July 21, 2011, 10:53 AM
I am 60 and have some arthritus problems so I stopped carrying a semi auto and went to a J or K frame with speed loaders. I just don't want any problems with racking the slide. I shoot a revolver very well and feel its my best defense (357 Mag).

July 21, 2011, 08:01 PM
S&W M-19 or M-66. On a rare occasion a Taurus 617 .357 Magnum.

July 21, 2011, 10:55 PM
I am not there yet, but getting there. Just in case age proves to be a problem in handling a gun, I bought a BERETTA 86. This is the mid size BERETTA pistol with 8 shot magazine and a tip open barrel.
If working the slide becomes a problem, with this gun, I can still get a round into the chamber by popping open the barrel and slipping in a round, then slipping in the magazine.

My main reason for it is that my wife, who carries a SIG 225 finds racking the slide to load a round into the chamber, the hardest part of shooting a gun. I am bigger and it has never been a problem for me, but the logic of just it case works for me and it was an excuse to buy another gun!

Otherwise I will carry what I carry now, a BERETTA TOMCAT in .32ACP or WALTHER P-99 or BERETTA 92 Compact when I can cover it with a jacket.

A full size BERETTA 92 or 96 will remain the house gun.


July 21, 2011, 11:23 PM
Usually either a Colt 1911 or a 4"GP100 .357. Love'em both cannot help cycling between the 2 every few weeks. The one constant though is the always present SP101 back-up.

July 22, 2011, 10:13 AM
KT P-11 or older SW Mod 60.

July 22, 2011, 12:41 PM
Happy birthday, Stealth01! And many more...:)

July 22, 2011, 03:36 PM
i'm 60 and I carry whatever I'd have carried when I was 30 or 40. I've exercised all my life and not much has changed that would effect the type of pistol/revolver I'd carry at 60. If I were slow and infirm - i'd not carry a weapon because I'd be afraid someone would grab it before I got around to it :)

451 Detonics
July 22, 2011, 04:37 PM
Well I am only 52 but my father who just pasted 80 normally carries either a pair of S&W 325PDs or a pair of 396's and always a 642 in his pocket.

July 22, 2011, 05:12 PM
Same thing i carried 42 yrs ago after getting out of the Army, 1911, Gov.,Comm., and Kimber Ultra! All i will ever need!

Vern Humphrey
July 22, 2011, 08:23 PM
Same thing i carried 42 yrs ago after getting out of the Army, 1911, Gov.,Comm., and Kimber Ultra! All i will ever need!
Like the guy who had only one string on his guitar -- "All those other players are looking for the place. I've found it."

John M. Browning found the place a hundred years ago, and I see no need to look farther.

July 23, 2011, 04:35 PM
A nice j-frame revolver. No laser to confuse me. No semi-auto. 5 shots, now, tonight,tomorrow. No ftf, fte, double-load, stovepipe, or going out of battery, when your opponent is breathing menthol in your face. Lastly, if you had to "whip it", it would still function! It fits the pants pocket, the M1a jacket pocket, and the pocket of the topcoat. I have BHP's, but j-frame, with either WC's or SWC's, makes my day.

July 23, 2011, 09:12 PM
Either a J frame or an LCP. Thinking about an LC9.

July 24, 2011, 04:48 PM
I'm almost 63, carry a Ruger LCP (always) and often a Walther PPS in .40 S&W.;)

July 25, 2011, 02:00 AM
I'm 63. I carry a Kahr PM40. Soon I hope to change that to a Sig P239 in .40S&W when I sell the Kahr.

Smokey in PHX
July 25, 2011, 04:13 AM
63 - Depending on where I'm going a LCP or custom Colt Defender, sometimes a J Frame.

July 25, 2011, 07:26 AM
69, almost 70 - carry an older Taurus model 85 bobbed hammer J frame clone in a pocket holster. Very accurate, reliable gun and didn't cost an arm/leg.

July 25, 2011, 07:44 AM
I'm almost 62 and I carry a Kimber UltraCarry or commander. At the very least I carry a Keltec .380 or 9mm. I carry even at home or when out on my property. Once shot a pitbull attacking my chickens late one evening. I wasn't wearing shoes but I was wearing my tools. Good shooting!

July 25, 2011, 08:27 AM
68 and alternate between a CZ 85B and a Bersa Thunder 9 Pro.

July 25, 2011, 09:48 AM
What ever I want.

Steve 48
July 25, 2011, 10:59 AM
I am 60 and I will carry as long as I can pull the trigger and hit what I aim at. Right now, that's often. I think older people are preyed on and need protection more than the younger guys.

Waldo Pepper
July 25, 2011, 03:17 PM
At 66 today this Sig P238 as pocket gun when dress dictates. This for when being on feet much, like shopping at Wal-Mart.


Or this S&W 629-8 Talo Special 3 inch, but it is mostly a car gun and always goes where I go.


Sometimes one of these Delta's, but less and less the last couple years..


July 25, 2011, 04:44 PM
Almost 64, and using a Taurus PT101. Lately, though, I've started carrying a Para-Ordnance P12.

July 25, 2011, 06:11 PM
G 19 most of the time. Will carry a Kel Tec PF9 once and a while. Sometimes both.

Capt. Ct.
July 26, 2011, 12:54 AM
My favorite is a Glock 36. Having said that ,I carry a Ruger LCR .38 special +P most of the time. When the cooler weather comes around the Glock will be back.:)

July 26, 2011, 01:52 PM
Almost 69.

Colt Cobra

Colt Detective Special

July 26, 2011, 03:56 PM
PUSHING 62. Seecamp & Ruger sp101 357 mag.

July 26, 2011, 04:39 PM
G26 in summer, G19 in winter. 442 when running to the mailbox or the store.

Feel comfortable with any of the above.

Ron in Texas

July 26, 2011, 11:49 PM
Colostomy hump barring IWB (feeling I'd give 'EYE-gor's hump on "Young Frankenstein" competition. (That's Frahnk-en-steen!) ... pocket holster'd Taurus 850CIA J-Frame .38 Special ... speedloaders/speedstrips/loose SWC or WC cartridges.
(Cancer survivor since 2000, w/3 op's later); turned over 59; Viet vet 3 yrs. Thai-Cam.)

July 27, 2011, 04:00 AM
Well 60 years is starting to get awfully small in the rear view mirror, but the S&W model 60 still fits in the pocket. I just wish it was a little lighter so it wouldn't keep pulling my pants down.

July 27, 2011, 03:20 PM
60 plus Dan Wesson CBOB or a Kahr cw 45

July 27, 2011, 03:25 PM
I'm 69. Kahr PM9 or P45. Sometimes a S&W 642 in an ankle holster. I save my Colt LW Commander for dress-up occaisions.

July 27, 2011, 05:31 PM
61 here and it is a Star PD 45.



Ala Dan
July 27, 2011, 08:52 PM
I'm 64, and as stated in an earlier post I carry some form of .45 caliber 1911;
usually a Kimber Stainless Ultra Carry II, but have been known to carry a 5"
Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special~! ;) :D

July 27, 2011, 09:16 PM
I'm with snowbandit....

A S&W 340 M&P for always and everywhere but often supplemented by something extra.

The something else for me is a Seecamp .380.



July 30, 2011, 08:44 AM
Rock on brothers. Just because there is snow on the roof doesn't mean there aint a rocket in the pocket.
There is a lot of experience and knowledge on these pages.
Thank you for all which has been done the past 30 years to keep our rights.
Wisconsin finally joined the 48 other states in concealed carry. I have been pushing for this myself for what seems like forever.
Now on to the Land Of Lincoln.

July 30, 2011, 11:34 PM
Kahr PM9, Ruger LCR, Glock 19/23...................

July 31, 2011, 01:21 PM
Carry this Agent or a S&W in a Mika pocket holster most of the time

But I prefer this Light weight Officer's .45acp in a slim kydex belt rig on a Liger belt .

July 31, 2011, 11:12 PM
This is me most of the time I'm out.
Glock 32 with .40 bbl IWB Bladetech

Kahr P9 Covert in a Kytac pockit Lockit or DeSantis Apache ankle rig.

Tarani Karambit

Summertime carry I may drop down to the Kahr itself with 2 7 rnd mags in front pocket. Also, if and when I go back to work, I usually just carry the Kahr in the ankle rig for a deeper cover


August 1, 2011, 12:28 PM
RugerLCR .357 @ 63

August 1, 2011, 02:54 PM
Very simple question. If your over 60 What do you carry?

I'm sorry. Just couldn't resist. I'm going to heck...:D

I'm 56 BTW...


August 1, 2011, 04:11 PM
A Charter Arms stainless Bulldog .44 S&W Spl.

August 1, 2011, 08:24 PM
A Taurus 9mm auto until I can't rack it, then an S&W revolver. I'm 86.

August 2, 2011, 03:47 PM
I'm 68 and in pretty good health, I carry a old Charter Arms from the 70's
.44 spl. Bulldog. Load= Blazer 200 gr Gold Dot until I can something better.

August 3, 2011, 07:01 AM
I am 73 and counting, I have several handguns of various calibers but mostly I carry my old Trusty Smith & Wesson Model 64 loaded with 38 +P ;)

August 3, 2011, 11:20 PM
I'm just a tad over the 60 mark, its an SP 101 in 3.06", .357, normally carry .38 +p's.

August 4, 2011, 11:59 AM
63, an lcp, and a Glock 26 with a plus 2. I just picked up a fullsize 1911, but don't know if I can get back into the size and weight again for daily carry.

August 4, 2011, 08:50 PM
65 and S&W M&P 9c with Hornady FTX is the choice.

August 5, 2011, 01:01 AM
I'll get back to you in ten.:neener:

January 12, 2012, 04:05 PM
Well, I'm past the 60 point. I had my 84th birthday last November. I carry a new S&W BodyGuard .380 with a laser sight. I plan to buy and carry a Beretta 3032 because I like the tip-up barrel and the fact that it is double action. I know, some of you think a .32 isn't adequate power, but I don't worry because I can still place my shots precisely where I want them to go. This comes from experience as a law enforcement officer and a lifetime of practice.

Vern Humphrey
January 12, 2012, 04:52 PM
I'm 70 and carry a full size M1911 (currently a Kimber Custom Classic MK I) in a tuckable IWB of my own design.

January 12, 2012, 05:22 PM
67 and carry either
Kimber CDP II
S&W 340pd
Kahr PM9
every day.
I save my Kobra Carry for weddings only.

January 12, 2012, 10:23 PM
62 and carry a few different weapons depending on mood and where I am going.
Taurus MODEL 851 ultra-lite 38
Charter mid 1980's Charter pug in 44 special
Bersa thunder 380
Bersa 45UC pro.
Keltec p3at.

January 12, 2012, 11:23 PM
S&W stainless "J" and or "K" frames

January 13, 2012, 08:37 AM
Currently: J frame in .327 Mag. + LCP
Other: SW 242 (7 shot L frame snubbie), CZ-82, USP9, Walther P1 (rarely), LCR (when I can get it away from the wife).

Detachment Charlie
January 13, 2012, 01:25 PM
I'm 65 and carry either a full-size 1911 or my Sig 220, but I am becoming attached to my new Charter .44 Spl. Bulldog.:cool:

January 13, 2012, 02:09 PM
Ruger LCP, Glock 26, Kimber Ultra Carry II in 9mm, Colt Government Model .380
Depends on seasons and dress mostly.

January 13, 2012, 07:06 PM
Ruger lc9 recently replaced my detective special,back up by a walther tph 22.

royal barnes
January 13, 2012, 08:28 PM
I'm 67 and when I can't carry anything larger I put a Smith 340M&P in my right front pocket. When I can I carry a Colt LW Government Model in an OWB on the right side with the Smith moved to the left front pocket as a BUG.

January 13, 2012, 08:38 PM
Dad carried his S&W model 60 right up to the year he died (at the age of 82). He was more accurate with that little .38 than I was with... anything.

Samari Jack
January 13, 2012, 08:45 PM
Kahr P9 is my favorite. Since most bad guys like dark, I have a Crimson Trace laser on it. If it's winter, a Glock #19, with laser. If summer and real hot, a Kahr .380 with laser. If my eyes were like they were when I was 30, I'd lose the laser but at my age, it helps a lot at night. I'm not particularly fleshy and don't have much to soften the outline of a weapon so size matters.

Also, I try to shot at least average of half a box of each of my carry guns every other day. Much more than a "9" and my hand gets sore. Sometimes I'll throw my Springfield .40 or one of my .38s in the mix but not regularly. Being over 60, my hands are not up to the task any more.

January 14, 2012, 12:02 AM
I am 65 and carry both of these.

S & W Model 637 Airweight .38 Special

Ruger LCP .380

January 14, 2012, 12:21 AM
63, but still with all my own hair and teeth!

Most of the time a stainless XSE Combat Commander in a Bob Mernickle belt slide or (in the summer) in a nylon belt slide copied from an Uncle Mike's. Occasionally an FEG P-35 in one of the same holsters.

Also occasionally, a Colt Mustang or a 3" S&W Model 36 (my first handgun).

January 14, 2012, 11:47 PM
69, still have my own teeth but wear glasses (they told me that would make me go blind but did I listen...) and hearing aids. Carry guns are a Ruger LCP, SR40c and a P345 depending on mood, weather and clothing. As you can see an old dog can learn a new trick with these great little plastic lightweights.

The Old Redneck
January 15, 2012, 06:39 AM
Past 60 a few years, baby Glock 45 acp. Have other guns, was a 1911, cocked and locked fan for years. Even carried a model 29 Smith 44 mag a while. The old 45 acp is hard to beat.

January 15, 2012, 07:34 AM
I just "tooled" up with a Glock 26 9MM with Pearce mag extentions. It has a nice feel and shoots great. It's a little chunky but it will beat taking a dirt nap if I need it!
Will be 62 this year......:mad:

"Infantry Leads The way!"

The Lone Haranguer
January 15, 2012, 07:46 AM
I am "only" 53, but barring some health problem like severe arthritis, what difference does one's age make?

January 15, 2012, 10:21 AM
I figure age is related to the types of guns we grew up using, calibers, etc. Or maybe we've changed with the times. You don't know if you don't ask and we can't argue 9 or .45 everyday. :)

I'm 61 and have carried a Rohrbaugh 9 for nearly 5 years. Even when I carry something larger I still pocket the R9.

But I haven't sold my 442, 649 .357, BHP, or other carry guns.

January 15, 2012, 10:35 AM
S&W 442 with CT
Kahr PM9 with CT
Kimber Compact 1911
Dan Wesson CBOB 10mm
S&W 4" 629

The Kahr gets CCW about 85% of the time. The 10mm and .44 are for when I'm wandering around in the Rockies.

January 15, 2012, 10:48 AM
I'm 75. Pocket Carry a Ruger LCR.

January 15, 2012, 11:00 AM
Ruger 2 inch SP101,with loaded down .357s 158 gr. that hit to point of aim.biker

January 15, 2012, 11:14 AM
I'm 60 and carrying Two 357 Snubs, reloads for both, multi- tool, flashlight, cell phone, wallet, money clip, and pepper spray. Every day all day. Once in a while I add a Glock 26, just for grins:D

January 15, 2012, 01:47 PM
I have my flavor's of the month, I am carrying a Glock 33 now.Next month maybe a S&W model 60.

January 15, 2012, 04:07 PM


both with CT grips

January 15, 2012, 06:50 PM
I'm 64 & just recently got my CWP. Still trying to decide what's comfortable to carry.
I've tried my 38spl snubbie in a Galco belt holster and a Beretta Cheetah in a Galco IWB.
My truck gun is a S&W 5906.
Would welcome any suggestions.

January 15, 2012, 07:31 PM
Age 66. Carry Ruger SR40c or GP100-4". Ruger LCP is being replaced with an S&W 642 this week.

January 15, 2012, 07:59 PM
Won't be 60 for 7 more years, God willin' :D. Carry either a Glock or Sig (or both) of some type, every day and everywhere.

January 15, 2012, 09:34 PM

January 15, 2012, 10:52 PM
Soon to be 57 in April - Kel Tec PF9 or Ruger LCR.

January 15, 2012, 11:05 PM
I'm 79 y o and a .380 mouse gun lives in the front pocket of my Wranglers. Currently a TCP 738.

Old John
January 16, 2012, 10:37 AM
I carried a Colt Commander .45acp, for a couple years. Then I switched to Ruger Sp101,
.357 mag, for 8 + years.
When the Ruger LCR revolvers came out, over a year ago, I bought two, a .38 special and a .357 magnum. I carry the .38 LCR around the house. And when I leave the house, I have the .357 LCR.
My DSW Sharon has carried any of several small 9mm's over the last dozen years. At present I think she has a Keltec PF9, in her purse.

January 16, 2012, 11:07 AM
Recently hit 60. Depends on the mode of dress. Seecamp .32, S&W 642, or Glock 19.

January 16, 2012, 11:47 AM
Seecamp LWS .380, S&W M&P 340, or once in awhile Kahr PM9.
I'm working on getting comfortable with a M&P 40c, but not there yet with the holsters.

January 16, 2012, 12:10 PM
I give up. DSW?

January 16, 2012, 12:27 PM
I've never seen DSW before but I would bet it stands for Dear Sweet Wife.

January 16, 2012, 12:59 PM
Best I could do was Delicious Sauteed Walleye. Apologies to all the other DSW's.

January 16, 2012, 03:03 PM

January 16, 2012, 03:30 PM
Good one!! :p

January 16, 2012, 07:34 PM
60; usual primary carry is Govt Model MkIV Series 70 or a 4" GP100; SP101 is the back-up.

January 17, 2012, 09:42 AM
Age 71 and carry what ever stikes my fancy when I get up in the morning. Don't golf, camp, fish, 4 wheel, or ski. Hobby is handguns, period. Wife lets me keep my military reserve retirement check to spend on my hobby although she gets what ever she wants of it. Other three retirement checks go to the family account. 19 J frames, all the Glock 9mm's, Bunch of Sigs & Kahrs, and added an Ed Brown SF last week. Colty DS, and Colt Agent too.

Old John
January 17, 2012, 09:47 AM
Yes, that's it exactly, my Dear Sweet Wife.

The Bushmaster
January 17, 2012, 09:49 AM
69...Kimber UCC II in .45 ACP...

January 17, 2012, 04:22 PM
75 years old, carry a CZ 75 PCR

January 17, 2012, 08:18 PM
67 - carry any one of the following:

Kahr PM9
Ruger LCP
KT P32
Kahr CW45
S&W Model 38 Bodyguard Airweight
North American Guardian .32

January 17, 2012, 08:38 PM
69 - Usually carry a Taurus 327 2", but also have a Taurus 905 and a Kimber ultra carry II 45.

Waldo Pepper
January 17, 2012, 08:40 PM
Just 67 and I carry new model SS Colt DE 10mm, but have a Dan Wesson CBOB 10mm in the pipeline. I also carry a Sig 238 mouse gun (380) quite a bit, needless to say I like my 1911's and have since I shot the first one 50+ years ago.

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January 17, 2012, 09:37 PM
S&W 337PD 10 oz. 38 spec. & S&W M60 38 spec., both in 2" bbls. The m60 is just like brass knuckles when you hit someone with it. :uhoh:

January 17, 2012, 11:48 PM
I'm 63 and carry either a Kel Tec P11, a Springfield XD 40 SC, or a Charter Arms Bulldog in .44 Special. With a trench coat or thigh length coat on, I can carry my Kel Tec Sub 2000 in .40 S&W. :D

Deaf Smith
January 18, 2012, 11:09 PM
Ain't 60 yet (three years to go) but I pack Glocks.

Subcompacts. Glock 26, 27, and 33. And J .38s when it's to hot in Texas to wear anything but shorts and t-shirts.

Doubt if I'll change with all this fad stuff going on. IDPA rated expert with that 26, IWB, and WW ball ammo.


January 19, 2012, 12:10 PM
Lcp in front pocket, soon to be a db9, My Glock 26 for every day, my Glock 30 if I am going into the City, "Miami, or Ft lauderdale", or a 1911 fullsize, if I feel real good and my back isn't bothering me. I am getting an emp, soon, and will alternate with the glocks, it's a 40. So it may replace both the 9 and 45,i'll have to see how she shoots,and carries.

deputy tom
January 19, 2012, 04:41 PM
I'm closer to 60 than to 56. I carry lots of different firearms depending on dress and or mission. Today it was a 642 ,Yesterday a P-32.Weddings and funerals it's a Seecamp .32.Some days I feel like 007 so I slip a 950BS into my pocket.I used to carry a 1911 almost every day but since I became older and in worse physical shape I substitute a Glock 17 for those occaissions where the 1911 would have been my choice.I carry light weight knives,flashlights,everything. Light weight in every aspect of my EDC life.YMMV.tom.:cool:

January 19, 2012, 08:20 PM
I'm 72 and carry an S&W 642 Airweight .38 Special +P with Speer Gold Dot 135 gr +P Short Barrel ammo in a pocket holster every day. Sometimes also a Colt Officer's Model (small 1911) in .45 acp strong side IWB, depending on how paranoid I'm feeling :eek::uhoh::uhoh::uhoh::D

January 20, 2012, 01:43 AM

January 30, 2012, 02:42 PM
S&W .357 Bodyguard

January 30, 2012, 07:41 PM
Just turned 60. Either 642 or Glock 27.

January 30, 2012, 07:49 PM
Not too old yet, pushin 80, about 9 wks.away. Never leave the house unarmed, can still see the sights. M three favorites are sp101 327 mag 4" 1911 or glock19. Too old to fight and can't run, gotta do something.

January 30, 2012, 08:41 PM
72 years old....don't carry all the time,..... sometimes if I feel the need.

January 30, 2012, 09:50 PM
Ruger P345 but might move to a Kahr CW 45 or 9
I'm 64

January 30, 2012, 10:08 PM
I'm 66 years old,but don't carry very often. I keep a Ruger P89 in my truck all the time. My wife(60yr) does carry most of the time. She has a Bersa Thunder 380,silver with pink grips. She says that she hopes she never has to shoot it anyware but the range,but she will if she has to. Then someone is going to have to explain to the police or God why they got shot by a girl with a pink gun. It's been a entertaining life being married to the girl with the pink gun.

January 30, 2012, 10:11 PM
58. Summer carry is a M&P 340 winter carry is a M&P 9 c or a Kimber Pro Raptor II.

January 30, 2012, 11:41 PM
70 Come September. Alternate between Kimber custom carry II, taurus M327 and taurus 905

Claude Clay
January 31, 2012, 12:02 AM
arthritis came to visit...& stayed

changes from lightweight 642 to a M60 pro 3". extra weight makes +p's soft compared to
LSWC's or silvertps out of the 642.

took out the 40 bbl from my sig p239 and dropped in the 9. besides being a soft shooter i get an extra round.

waiting for the Sig 938 to arrive...the 238 is a soft and accurate gun. lets hope...

the Sig Ultra and the C3 are getting looked at next week. the defender's lightweight has proved to be its undoing. the extra 5 ounces of the Sig's should make practice doable...perhaps not a pleasure but...doable. and for 'fun' i can down load by half a grain or so. upside is that best accuracy is often found with loads a bit below full house SD levels.

January 31, 2012, 02:27 AM
60 and I have been retired fully a couple years now. I carry several different handguns depending on my mood, weather, temperature, where I am going, etc. I practice what I call Practical Concealed Carry. What that means is I carry to shoot other things besides 2 legged varmints most of the time. We have copperheads, cottonmouths, and rattlers. Armodillows, Hogs, Deer hit by cars, and mud Turtles changing ponds. I come across different things throughout the year that may need a good shooting. In the Summer if not planning on a trip to town, I will probably have a couple shotshells up front for snakes. I also conceal carry as a hobby. I try and figure out what works best. Holsters, Ammunition Carriers, etc.

At the moment carry rotation in no real order:

LCR 22 Practice Gun Mostly (Shoot in Club BUG Division)
LCR 357 Pocket Carry Gun also (Shoot in Club BUG Division)
S&W 638 (semi replaced by LCR 357)
4" S&W 617 (Full Size Practice Gun and Woods Carry Gun)
4" S&W 64 (SSR Match Gun and Woods Carry Gun)
3" S&W 625 Power Custom Combat
2-1/2" 310 Night Guard (My Main Social Carry Gun)
4" S&W 610 Power Custom Combat (Large Social Carry Gun)
2-1/2" S&W 66
4" S&W 686 Power Custom Combat (Wifes House Gun)

Barbecue Gun: Colt 1911 5" SS XSE Custom 45
Truck Gun: Ruger 7-1/2" Super RedHawk in 480 Ruger
Plinking Gun: Ruger 4" Fluted MK III Hunter with lots of custom work
Expecting Trouble Gun: Full Size XDm 40 back up gun for my AR15.


January 31, 2012, 03:36 PM
I've retired my J frame and now carry an LCR .38 or an LC9. Much better triggers on both.

January 31, 2012, 03:39 PM
66 1911a1 or G23

January 31, 2012, 03:48 PM
Well...since I'll be 61 in a few months I guess I qualify. I carry a ppk/s at times in a galco IWB for a rt handed strong side. But I push it around and wear it crossdraw, works well when sitting in car. I also wear a Sign 239 .40cal in either a S.O.B. or OWB paddle open top. I have a Sign 1911 with a 6in barrel, but it's a little to big to carry often.
One advantage of being this age.......you can carry one of those fanny pack holsters and everybody just chalks it up to another old f*rt tourist with a fanny pack:D

January 31, 2012, 09:57 PM
My dad carries a ruger lcr in 38. Sometimes a Smith and Wesson Governor.

February 1, 2012, 08:17 PM
Colt Defender , Bersa 380 or a KelTec PF-9

Revolver a Model 49 real bodyguard or a early Charter Arms 44 spl.

just depends on my mood and where Iam going .

MAJ Mike
February 1, 2012, 08:25 PM
Depending on my mood, I carry either an H&K Compact .45 or a Glock 19. A Mossberg 500 Mil-Spec Riot Gun is good, too. Oh, yeah, I'm 62.

February 2, 2012, 01:45 AM
I'm 73 and cc a kimber compact I oc a 629 5" or a 625 4"


February 2, 2012, 01:40 PM
If your over 60 What do you carry?

The only gun I own over 60 is a 1927 Ejercito Argentino .45ACP made by Colt (Hartford version) in Argentina. It's too old and worn out to carry so I carry nothing at all.

Ala Dan
February 2, 2012, 02:45 PM
Soon to be 65 years young, and my EDC carry is a Kimber Stainless Ultra Carry II
in .45 ACP, for most applications~! ;) :D

February 2, 2012, 07:21 PM
If you take care of yourself you can carry a tight slided 1911, drive a 6 speed corvette and any darn thing you put you're mind to. We are all going to get older thats' a fact.
Shooting driving well and most other sporting things are all perishable skills, and as you get older, you really need to "show up" for life. If you want to maintain your skillset, you must exercise eat right and do strength building exercises. If not you will find that the bullet the car and everything else is not going in the right place.No reason you can't enjoy shooting sprts untill the day they put you in the ground, as long as everything is working right and you are mentally and physically correct.
Perhaps some folks over 90 should take a self awareness test just to see if they are doing as well as they believe they are. Privatelly of course, have a pro, or someone who you respect, access what they see in so far as your ability, Normally I would be against anthing like this, but you will get the occasional older gent who refuses to stop driving and the like, even after several accidents. It's other peoples lives that concern me.But for most intelligent men, they know when the time has come themselves. My uncles all stopped shooting a year or two before they passed on, still kept their guns for protection at home, but no more hunting and the like.Same with driving, just to the local store and back, no more road trips. But I see people wel into their 90's drive from Vero to Tampa, in the same day, for holidays.One is my nephews wifes mom, she drives a fullsize truck and carries a 38, has to be 89-90. She just bought a brand new house, isn't planning on going anyware any time soon. It's mental more than anything.At 63 I rotate an EMP in 40 a Glock 26, , a Glock 30, and an ever present LCP, included in all situations.Just picked up ajn AR this year, and am looking ahead all the time for my next purchase. I did cut back a lot on volume, to practical and better quality guns. And if the SHTF, scenario ever does happen, I would like to have the 3 most popular auto pistol calibers, and rifle in 223/556.

February 2, 2012, 09:14 PM
On July 15 I hadn't even turned 59, yet. But, I don't see my carries any different next year. :D

Belt carry options ...

Taurus 3" M66
Ruger KP90DC


Kel Tec P11
Taurus M85SSUL
Radom P64
NAA .22 mag Black Widow in folding grip

Backup ....

NAA 1 5/8" .22LR in folding grip

I have others, but these are the ones that get the most carry.

I flat tracked and road raced motorcycles up until 5 years ago and I ain't givin' up my street and dirt bikes when I turn 60, I can tell ya that! That might be a reason my bones don't work like they used to, though.

February 2, 2012, 09:14 PM
I carry a Sig P226 .357 Sig.

February 3, 2012, 01:55 AM
Soon to be 65 years young, and my EDC carry is a Kimber Stainless Ultra Carry II in .45 ACP, for most applications~!

And here I thought that you might say that it was a S&W 3913 ...


February 3, 2012, 06:30 PM
60 here. and carry S&W 642 in pocket holster.

February 6, 2012, 11:49 AM
Just got Colt New Agent so my SA TRP,LCR.38 & LCR .357 are resting.

February 6, 2012, 12:17 PM
I carry a Taurus 9mm in an IWB holster every day everywhere.
And I'm the oldest one here. :cool:
Bet? :D

February 7, 2012, 02:51 PM
You are the oldest??? I'd like to issue a good natured challenge to that claim. I'll give you a clue - I joined the U.S. Navy in November 1944.

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