Twist on "what's your EDC?". What's next in line..?


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MedWheeler
November 15, 2012, 12:58 PM
Sometime in the next few days, you're going to be involved in an incident that will result in the seizure of your most-frequently carried firearm as evidence. You'll retain the lawful ability to carry, though. Among those firearms you currently own, what's "next-in-line" to assume EDC-duty for you until your primary is returned? (LEOs, let's assume that the incident occurs off-duty, and that the firearm involved is not agency-provided.) Name your EDC, please, then its understudy.

Do you have one that would pretty closely replicate in both carry method and manual-of-arms as your primary?

If you don't have a suitable replacement already, would you go out and get one?

I'll go first. My EDC is a Kel-Tec PF9, which is carried OWB in a Tagua belt-slide holster, and concealed (as required by law here) by untucked shirts. The handgun I own that most closely replicates the PF9 in size, and fits the holster, is my Bersa Thunder 380. My P32 would be too small, and I don't have suitable OWB holsters for any of my other guns.

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2wheels
November 15, 2012, 01:19 PM
My EDC is one of 3 different 1911s, lately it's been primarily the Colt CCO but I switch it up sometimes. I've even been known to carry my full sized 1911 on occasion for a total of 4 1911s to choose from. They're all listed in my signature line.

So... If the cops took one of my 1911s, I'd simply switch to another 1911. No real changes there, same holsters, manual of arms, etc.

If it was a pocket carry day I'd have my snubbie revolver on me and I've got a .380 auto ready to replace that. Definitely not the same manual of arms, but the same carry method.

Teachu2
November 15, 2012, 01:29 PM
Primary is a G30, "dressy" is a LC9, and I have a G26 on the way. It's a hassle, as I can only list three on my CCW. Those three will do.

M-Cameron
November 15, 2012, 01:42 PM
i have 2 carry guns which get carried about equally...

if i had to choose a 'main' carry gun it would have to be my 2.25" SP101 in .357 which i carry concealed OWB.

if that were to be confiscated, i would carry my other carry gun, a Polish P64 in 9x18 which i either pocket carry or carry IWB.

the manual of arms is quite different but i have enough trigger time with both of them to feel comfortable carrying either.

ATBackPackin
November 15, 2012, 01:51 PM
My EDC is a Kahr CW9 and if that were gone I would carry either my Ruger SR9c or my S&W 632 Pro. Would depend on my attire, mood, and weather.

Skribs
November 15, 2012, 01:52 PM
My current EDC is going to be my spare once I get a new holster for my new EDC. Currently the new one is my spare. Eventually I would like to replace my current EDC/soon-to-be-spare with another of my new ones.

Was that confusing? I have a XDm 40C that I've carried for a while, recently got a M&P 9C. When I get a new holster for the M&P it will take over as my EDC, and my XDm will be the spare until I can get a second M&P.

RhinoDefense
November 15, 2012, 01:54 PM
I have two identical 1911 Commanders that are equally shot. If one goes down, the only thing that changes is the serial number.

tarosean
November 15, 2012, 02:01 PM
It's a hassle, as I can only list three on my CCW
You have to register/list each individual gun in order to carry it? So if one breaks, kabooms whatever. What do you do?

Nushif
November 15, 2012, 02:11 PM
If I couldn't carry my CCO I would carry my 92D Centurion. The latter is slightly harder to conceal and a totally different trigger, but so polished that it makes no difference to me.

CoRoMo
November 15, 2012, 02:24 PM
If this P11 gets took, I'll employ my other P11 thereafter.

stumpers
November 15, 2012, 03:27 PM
If my Gen3 G19 goes away, I'll carry my other Gen3 G19. Exact same down to sights and internals.

The backup to those is a Gen2 G19 with old and dim night sights.

Yes, three G19s. I'm debating a G26, but I doubt it would really get carried or shot much.

JohnBiltz
November 15, 2012, 04:09 PM
If my G26 was taken I'd simply grab one of my other 2 identical G26s. Its called having a spare.

mljdeckard
November 15, 2012, 04:16 PM
Either my wife's XD or my full-size double-stack Para. I sometimes carry it anyway when I am wearing a coat a,d I know I won't be taking it off.

horsemen61
November 15, 2012, 04:19 PM
If my Lcr was taken I'd get a lc9

Teachu2
November 15, 2012, 04:26 PM
You have to register/list each individual gun in order to carry it? So if one breaks, kabooms whatever. What do you do?
I take time off work and go to the Sheriff's office, where I present my permit and the gun I wish to add. They remove one and add the other. They get a bit testy if it happens more than once.

I generally wait until renewal time, as they have to do a new permit anyway. They appreciate that, and act accordingly. I've heard rumors of people who made numerous changes not getting renewed - don't irritate the clerks if you can avoid it!

Plan2Live
November 15, 2012, 08:41 PM
I alternate between a Sig 239 and an XDm Compact. I carry them just about equally, in the same holster, in the same location. If either one got grabbed and bagged then I would buy another of whichever was confiscated and go on about my merry way.

Dnaltrop
November 15, 2012, 09:42 PM
If "they" take the Blackhawk .45, I'd move to the M&P .40. If they took them both, I'd carry the Schofield .45. (replica)

weblance
November 15, 2012, 09:50 PM
I have duplicates of all my carry guns, for the reason the OP stated, and as backup in case my EDC has to go in for service. This includes 2 LC9s, 2 LCPs, 2 LCRs and 2 J Frames. I have duplicates, with similar features, in my BUG, a Beretta Bobcat 22, and a Taurus PLY-22.

USAF_Vet
November 15, 2012, 10:14 PM
Only have the one pistol at the moment, a S&W 469, and if I lose that, I'm out of a gun. Depending on the situation, I might run out and get another to hold me over til my Smith gets returned.

KenW.
November 15, 2012, 10:50 PM
Well, let's see; Since I own 3 xd pistols, a GP-100, a J-frame, a 1911 and a BHP, I'd have to go buy a Redhawk.

Ehtereon11B
November 15, 2012, 10:51 PM
If my current EDC was taken as part of an investigation, I would not cry about it too much. Beat up P94 that I go back and forth every few months about whether or not to sell it.

Next in line is my Springfield XD. Something comforting about a double stack .45

tarosean
November 15, 2012, 10:57 PM
I take time off work and go to the Sheriff's office, where I present my permit and the gun I wish to add. They remove one and add the other. They get a bit testy if it happens more than once.

I generally wait until renewal time, as they have to do a new permit anyway. They appreciate that, and act accordingly. I've heard rumors of people who made numerous changes not getting renewed - don't irritate the clerks if you can avoid it!

That's messed up....
Our only oddity is if you quailify with a revolver your not allowed to carry a semi-auto. You can go in, like yourself, and request it to be added at a later time though.




And to keep it back on tangent.. I would replace my LW Commander with my Ed Brown SF. Or I have a safe full of reliable pistols that I would trust.. I don't keep problematic or junk..

dbp
November 15, 2012, 11:38 PM
That's messed up....
Our only oddity is if you quailify with a revolver your not allowed to carry a semi-auto. You can go in, like yourself, and request it to be added at a later time though.




And to keep it back on tangent.. I would replace my LW Commander with my Ed Brown SF. Or I have a safe full of reliable pistols that I would trust.. I don't keep problematic or junk..
So Tarosean - you're saying that in Texas you have to state on your CCW the gun you qualified with and are only able to carry that specific type?

I could own several dozen different guns of any type and carry any of them and be perfectly legal here. Man, I thought Texas was pretty straight up with gun laws.

On the topic -- I only own one gun but have a good friend that owns 10 to 12 all good for CC and would borrow one of his for awhile.

1911 guy
November 15, 2012, 11:55 PM
I carry a 5" 1911. If it gets taken as evidence, I start carrying another 5" 1911. And so on. I have exactly one dresser drawer full of them.

tarosean
November 15, 2012, 11:59 PM
So Tarosean - you're saying that in Texas you have to state on your CCW the gun you qualified with and are only able to carry that specific type?

If you qualify with a Revolver you can only CCW a Revolver.
If you qualify with a Semi you can CCW both, revolver and semi.

You can go and request it to be changed but Im not sure how that works?

Other than that you could change guns like underwear if you so choose.

JEB
November 16, 2012, 12:09 AM
my current EDC is a ruger sr40c. if i had to go to option two at the moment, it would be my glock 22 or my wife's sr9c. i would really prefer my sp101 to the glock, but i dont currently have a good way to carry spare ammo or a holster that i really like. it is entirely possible that i might just go buy another gun if my cash situation allowed it.

smalls
November 16, 2012, 01:15 AM
I carry a 1911 everyday. I only gave one other gun, so I'd have to carry my Sigma. The Sigma is a great gun, but I'd be rushing to sell whatever I could to fund smother 1911. Or like what was mentioned, borrow one. I've got a family friend with enough "spare" 1911's.

ArchAngelCD
November 16, 2012, 01:27 AM
My current carry is a S&W M442. I have a S&W M642 and a few other J frames I can carry if for some reason my M442 is not available. BUT, I just might have to switch over to a Colt Detective Special instead.

olderguns
November 16, 2012, 05:16 AM
My current carry, Glock29 and s&w 442 as backup, if taken then I would be carrying my ruger sp101 357 magnum and charter arms 38spl,

Inebriated
November 16, 2012, 05:33 AM
I carry two guns... Glock 26 and 21, and I have a 19 coming in soon...

One of the remaining two would be the ones I'd carry.

BTNut
November 16, 2012, 12:08 PM
My EDC is an XDm9 compact. If that was taken, I'd carry my Taurus TCP until I could get around to aquiring another XDm or an XDS.

Shoot66
November 17, 2012, 12:03 AM
EDC - a full size plastic nine. Next in line - 1911 Gov.

Rexster
November 17, 2012, 07:22 AM
My true "EDC" guns being SP101 snubbies, I will simply carry another of my several SP101 snubbies in its place, should one be collected for testing at the firearms examiner, or be held as evidence. I do often carry a 1911 or 4" S&W Model 19, and if one were to taken, I have the other. I also have the option of carrying my personally-owned duty P229R, and I could pull one of my several GP100 revolvers from secure storage.

This is not a mere theoretical exercise for me, as my oldest GP100, that I bought in the very early 1990s, was collected for ballistic testing after an on-duty shooting in 1993. My Safariland duty holster was also designed to fit a Colt Python, and I carried my Stainless Python for several weeks, while waiting for my GP100 to be returned. I still have that GP100, though I sold or traded the Python somewhere along the way.

rodinal220
November 17, 2012, 08:07 AM
You can never have too many J-frames.

mavracer
November 17, 2012, 10:12 AM
I have a bunch of different carry guns with similar MOA. I'd just grab a different one.

Mosbyranger
November 17, 2012, 03:08 PM
My EDC is a Walther PPK/S .380. If that got taken, the Walther PPK/S .32 would slide right in and I'd just keep on truckin'.
MR

JellyJar
November 17, 2012, 10:19 PM
S&W442

Simple, easy to carry, works all the time.

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