What's your age group and what do you carry?


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September 28, 2013, 12:04 AM
I posted this poll 2 years ago and it got brought back up a few days ago. I'm going to recreate it, with a few tweaks, so you can vote in the pole.

Pick your age and type of firearm you carry the MOST.

After you vote, post your age and what gun you carry.

Once this poll runs a while, I will compare the poll from 2011 and see if/how the results have changed.

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September 28, 2013, 12:22 AM
I answered for the gun I carry the most, which these days is a XDM 9mm. I do still carry my BHP's in .40 on occasion.

September 28, 2013, 12:36 AM
I probably missed the poll 2 years ago, but the answer for me is still a Glock22 or 27 (40S&W).

September 28, 2013, 01:21 AM
22, various Glocks.

September 28, 2013, 01:43 AM
59yrs old and still carry my 1911 all the time , keep what I know will work

September 28, 2013, 01:52 AM
Most often carry an xds .45. Since the recall I have been carrying my Sig 239.

September 28, 2013, 02:23 AM
I'm 32 and I carry a SA XDs most of the time. I also carry a Ruger SP101 about 40% of the time.

September 28, 2013, 02:36 AM
Hard to say. It depends.

38 and carry:

Steel Frame .44 Special
Alloy Frame .32 H&R Mag J-Frame
Bersa .380

I love them all. Sometimes it is hard to choose.

September 28, 2013, 03:20 AM
Fifties, carrying my trusty not rusty but a little dusty Pee Six.

September 28, 2013, 04:50 AM
Why is 21 the lowest age on the poll?

September 28, 2013, 05:57 AM
Age-70. Carry Charter Arms 1974 Bulldog 44Spl

September 28, 2013, 08:13 AM
Age, 70. Carry Charter Arms 1974 44 special.

What? An echo?

Naw, just 2 old poots with identical likes carrying the same guns cuz we recognize quality and reliability.

September 28, 2013, 08:22 AM
I'm 45 and live outside of Knoxville, most of my summer carry is a 442 snub then fall its switches to a CZ-75 compact or a SR9c I like to have choices

September 28, 2013, 08:43 AM
I'm 61, and I carry a Smith & Wesson Model 12-2, 38 revolver.

September 28, 2013, 09:02 AM
59....Colt Commander!

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Vodoun da Vinci
September 28, 2013, 09:06 AM
58 and Illinois does not yet allow concealed carry but it's coming. I'll be carrying my Colt Model M in .32 ACP except when I can conceal larger pieces.

In that case I'll be carrying a Glock 26, a Colt Officers ACP, or another unknown at this time.


September 28, 2013, 09:57 AM
I'm in the 50+ category and I typically carry either a Kahr PM9 or a KelTec P-3AT.

September 28, 2013, 10:34 AM
Should have had a "both" option. I regularly switch between a Model 36 S&W, Browning High Power and a Walther PP. Just depends on what I'm doing and how I feel on a particular day.

What has become my one constant is a NAA Black Widow in .22 Magnum. Carries like a pocket knife and gets carried daily in addition to or lack of anything else.

September 28, 2013, 11:05 AM
I need more than one option...age 43, I carry different sidearms depending on what I am doing. Everyday-urban carry is LCP. Woods/out of town carry is SR1911 or SP101.

another pake
September 28, 2013, 11:16 AM
5" 1911

Respectfully, I' like to see the next poll separate the 50's, 60's, 70's etc

September 28, 2013, 11:30 AM
Err...44 and both a 1911 and a tupperware BUG.

September 28, 2013, 11:37 AM
XD .45 4"
Getting XDs .45 for summer carry

September 28, 2013, 11:49 AM
65 with a 1911

September 28, 2013, 12:21 PM
52 G19 or 26 and P3AT

September 28, 2013, 12:23 PM
33, carry a Taurus 709 slim most of the time, so I voted for modern plastic. Still sometimes carry an alloy frame semi auto as well.

September 28, 2013, 12:24 PM
41. Carry gun is a CZ P-01 or full size CZ75.

September 28, 2013, 12:38 PM
27 Kimber RCPII

September 28, 2013, 12:44 PM
Why is 21 the lowest age on the poll?

I would think the youngest age to legally carry in most states would be 21.

September 28, 2013, 12:45 PM
66 years old Sig 226 357Sig primary & S&W 340PD 357 backup.

September 28, 2013, 12:48 PM
57, G23, G27, on occasion, G20.

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September 28, 2013, 01:29 PM
I voted for the 50+ semi auto / polymer.

But that does not include the BUG [ revolver = usually ] nor the Kimbers or revolvers that I do often carry as woods guns or CCW's [ Kimbers ].

If your that easy to pidgoen hole,then I think you need more variety and a larger safe :evil:

Glock 23 / 27 / 19 / 30SF /

S&W 13,386,442,360,29,

Ruger Sec 6,Superblkhwk,101,

Kahr PM40,

Kimber supercarrycustom,Solo,Custom II CDP.

All see belt/pants time during year.

September 28, 2013, 01:48 PM
50+ It was a Glock 23 back in the day but now that I'm retired it's usually a J-frame.

September 28, 2013, 02:00 PM
I too retired 7 years ago [ this coming dec ] but as the world is not a kinder place.

And I am older and slower,I still opt for the G-23 as the primary,or a large pistol of that size and defensive abilitys.

It would be SO very easy to go light and hump a 'J' frame,but when I do it seems THAT is the time to run into past 'clients' or be in a social setting that might erupt.

Rather be safe than sorry.Besides I aint no fashion plate so who notices what an old 'harmless' man wears or how he dresses :D

September 28, 2013, 02:44 PM
Too limited in choices. I'm well into the 50+ category, yet at times I carry everything from an 1860 Army to a Glock 30. All depends on my mood.

Arkansas Paul
September 28, 2013, 02:49 PM
33, carry a Taurus 709 slim most of the time,

Same age and firearm.

September 28, 2013, 03:07 PM
I'm 47 but didn't vote because I pretty evenly split time between my snubs and my Kahrs.

September 28, 2013, 04:28 PM
39, Sig P238. Voted as 1911 platform, but it is not a true 1911.

September 28, 2013, 04:40 PM
I'm almost 66 and I carry a Sig P239 in .40 S&W.

September 28, 2013, 05:14 PM
I would think the youngest age to legally carry in most states would be 21.
Still, several states allow you to carry at 18. NC does.

September 28, 2013, 05:45 PM
I'm 25 and this is my EDC.

http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/gg478/pokersamurai/DSCF6271_zps4f37185a.jpg (http://s543.photobucket.com/user/pokersamurai/media/DSCF6271_zps4f37185a.jpg.html)

September 28, 2013, 06:22 PM
40 plus here.

While in the woods, I carry my Ruger GP100.

CCW is one of 2 handguns, depending on attire. One is a revolver.

So the revolver is the one I have with me most of the time.

September 28, 2013, 06:52 PM
Glock 26
Glock 19
Springfield EMP XDs 1911a1
Diamond Back 380
S&W 360, 686, 29, 460xvr

There are some others, but they don't get carried as often. It really depends on a lot of different factors.

52 yoa.

September 28, 2013, 07:07 PM
60 and I most often carry one or another of my more than half a dozen J-frames.

I agree there ought to have been more than an "either/or" choice, though.

As a longtime firearms instructor/armorer & retired LE I have a fairly large assortment of 9's, .40's, .45's & revolvers which see a lot of range time when I'm working range sessions.

Depending on the time of year, and/or whatever I'm using for training at any particular time of each month (and which see carry roles around those range times), I could answer differently.

I'd been pretty much an exclusive revolver & 1911 owner/user up until I was required to start carrying an issued S&W TDA at the introduction of the 3rd gen line, and then later on I expanded my interest to include some of the plastic guns as they became increasingly popular among LE users and I was attending armorer classes (SW99/P99, Glock, M&P).

Having carried one or another revolver or semiauto pistol with a badge for a little over 30 years, and being retired, I tend to reach more for the smaller & lighter snub revolvers and compact/subcompact pistols for retirement CCW.

The steel 1911's, K/N-frame & Service-Six/Redhawk revolvers see more range & safe time than carry time nowadays.

Even my lightweight SW1911SC 5" and M&P 45 don't see as much carry time as they did before I retired.

September 28, 2013, 07:19 PM
37, and though I carry an M and P 9mm for duty, I carry a stainless canik c-100 9mm off-duty.

September 28, 2013, 07:22 PM
I'm 60 and carry a Browning BDM 9mm daily.

September 28, 2013, 07:24 PM
I would think the youngest age to legally carry in most states would be 21.
In my state,Alabama, the minimum age to own and carry a handgun is 18.

September 28, 2013, 08:18 PM
Over 50 and recently switched my primary from a Makarov to a PF9. The PF9 is smaller and lighter, hence the change.

I also carry revolvers on occasion, but for now the PF9 is my go to carry gun.

The next challenge is to figure out something for my daughter to carry, she's 18 and wants to get a carry permit (legal in this state). Trying to let her shoot as many handguns as I can, but there is no place nearby that rents them, so it's what I have plus whatever I can beg, borrow or steal.

So far it's looking like some sort of small frame revolver, but we still have a few more options for her to try.

September 28, 2013, 08:29 PM
26 les baer trs 1911

September 28, 2013, 08:57 PM
I'm 80 and right now I have a S&W 642 in my pocket. And a speedloader in another pocket.

September 28, 2013, 09:28 PM
I'm 29...ugh...and carry a Walther PPK in 7.65 most of the time

P5 Guy
September 28, 2013, 09:31 PM
58, Glock 26 most of the time. On occasions when the heat and humidity preclude dressing in more than shorts and t-shirt and M60 in my pocket works best.
About half and half?

September 28, 2013, 09:33 PM
I am 53 and most often carry a g17,g19, or g27 when I can. When none of those are practical due to attire I carry an LCP.

September 28, 2013, 09:49 PM
The most interesting part of this poll to me is not what we carry, but how old we are.

September 28, 2013, 09:54 PM
Soon to be 68 carry a Bersa Thunder 380 everyday. If i have to shoot someone i am not going to have a $1000.00 gun in an evedence locker for everyone to shoot. That is exacly what Will happen. I can defend my self just as easy with it as any other gun.

September 28, 2013, 10:03 PM
I'm 59 years old.
Carried revolver for years (??)
Carried 1911 up untill 4-5 years ago.
Carry a Glock 19/17 for the last 4-5 years.

Does that mean that I'm getting more "Hep"??HA HA..Bill..:)

Armor Snail
September 28, 2013, 10:08 PM
29 answered 1911/HP style
Carry a CZ75 most often. Being it's a 38yr old design it is definitely not modern. It is timeless though. Just like the other two.

Also carry a S&W 10-6 quite a bit too.

September 28, 2013, 10:10 PM

City, summer, EDC S&W 442, .38... winter CZ 75B, .40sw

Rural S&W 586, .357, 6"
Hiking S&W 327NG, .357 tritium night sights

The 442 gets carried much more than the others.

September 28, 2013, 11:59 PM
I carry a P229 40+ hours a week on The Job, an SP101 much of the time, on and off The Job, and in a pocket much of the time at home. A G17 goes to work with me as a spare pistol, and is also carried concealed quite a bit during my personal time? The only one easy to eliminate is the 1911, though I do carry it sometimes. By the rules of the poll, I must presently answer "revolver," even though it is certainly a secondary weapon, because it gets so much total carry time.

FWIW, I recently got away from my long-standing habit of trying to carry one "primary" handgun for all reasons, when my P229's .40 recoil started to hurt my aging, aching right wrist so badly. I am hoping my chief authorizes the G17 as an alternate duty pistol; he has publicly stated he is about to expand the list of approved duty pistols.

Perhaps I should wait a few months to answer the poll? I might be carrying mostly polymer by early next year, if I start carrying the G17 as a duty pistol, and acquire a G26 or G19 for some CC/back-up duties.

Shawn Grear
September 29, 2013, 12:40 AM
When out of the State of Il. & under the protection of my Fla. permit , My 51 year old hide packs a S&W model 66-2 w/2.50 Bbl. stoked with Buffalo Bores 158 grn. lswchp+p . I never feel under gunned !

September 29, 2013, 02:12 AM
Nearing 38, but the poll wont let me answer that I carry a .45 Blackhawk, and an M&P.40 at the same time.

September 29, 2013, 03:14 AM
I would think the youngest age to legally carry in most states would be 21.

And? It is still legal to possess and carry in SOME (ie: FREE) states at 18, and probably more states than you think. Should we just ignore the 18 to 20 year old population that has the desire to protect themselves?

September 29, 2013, 06:56 AM
Either a 2 " snub 38+p or a Smith Bodyguard 380. Sometimes a 3" 38. I have a lot of options. My XD 3.8 9mm is also in the mix. Shoot a 1911 a lot but do not carry it. Same with M92 9mm, and 4 & 6 inch 357s.

September 29, 2013, 07:24 AM
58 and I carry either a SIG P290RS or SIG P250c/sc hybrid (P250sc slide on a bobbed P250c grip module).

September 29, 2013, 10:50 AM
47 and normally carry a Shield 9mm.

September 29, 2013, 11:20 AM
61 either a S&W Shield or Glock 19 also have a XDS .45 but its back at Springfield for the recall right now


Resist Evil
September 29, 2013, 11:40 AM
I am 60. I carry a Commander-sized 1911-style pistol.

September 29, 2013, 11:45 AM
51 and carry either a Smith model 36 or a Ruger LCR 38.

September 29, 2013, 12:30 PM
33. I usually carry a Sig P238 in a RKBA pocket holster, although I occasionally carry a FN Hi-Power in a IWB HBE Com2 holster.

I recently acquired an STI Spartan IV 9mm (4" 1911) and a CrossBreed supertuck holster for it, and have been experimenting with carrying that.

September 29, 2013, 01:34 PM
50+ LCP

secondary carry is steel/alloy SA/DA .45acp 4566, .380acp BDA

September 29, 2013, 01:40 PM
It isn't very nice or accurate to group a 51 year old in with a centenarian...

Why not simplify it and say 0 - 50, 51+?

September 29, 2013, 01:41 PM
.45 Blackhawk, and an M&P.40 at the same time.

My hat off to you, sir! A wicked combo by any measure.

Hurryin' Hoosier
September 29, 2013, 05:45 PM
How about 64+ and carry a P64 CZAK in my pocket and a Pistolet Makarova in my truck? ;)

September 29, 2013, 07:24 PM

Curious...what's your occupation and how do you dress? Guessing the large revolver is upper and smaller in an ankle, but how do you carry the speed loaders?

They are sweet wheelies for sure!

September 29, 2013, 07:26 PM
The most interesting part of this poll to me is not what we carry, but how old we are.
Probably a lot of correlation between average age on the forum and typical level of civility versus other gun forums with higher ratio of younger shooters

Sauer Grapes
September 29, 2013, 09:12 PM
The most interesting part of this poll to me is not what we carry, but how old we are.
I had the same thought.
I'm 58 and lugging around a S&W 4006 is starting to get to me. I am considering a change in my EDC.

October 2, 2013, 02:25 PM
62. M&P 9c

October 2, 2013, 02:30 PM
I'm 49. My 3 main carry guns are, 1911 .45 full size, J-Frame .38, Kel Tec P3AT. That's in the order I prefer, the P3AT is normally a BUG, but is used as a primary, when circumstances dictate.

October 2, 2013, 02:41 PM
I'm 48 and carry an SA Lightweight Operator 1911. I was issued an old 1911A1 in the Army and I've had at least one ever since.

Marty B
October 2, 2013, 02:49 PM
53. Carry either a Sig P238, a Sig P938, or sometimes a NAA .22 mag.

October 2, 2013, 02:55 PM
41, and mainly a Glock 19 or an H&K USPc.

October 2, 2013, 03:39 PM
29 here. I've been carrying a revolver since I turned 21 and got my permit.

I got into guns, thinking I wanted a semi-auto, but shooting them, and revolvers side by side, the wheelguns just spoke to me a little louder.
I still have a couple bottom-feeders, but my stable is mostly revolvers, and it's most of what I carry (although admittedly I always have my LCP as a backup gun, just because I've never found a revolver that small that has that kind of firepower).

October 2, 2013, 03:53 PM
Im 19 and carry the SR1911....

October 2, 2013, 03:59 PM
26. Colt Delta Elite.

October 2, 2013, 05:32 PM
36 years and carry a Kahr PM9 or Ruger LCP.

captain awesome
October 2, 2013, 05:51 PM
28 and carry a snubnose 357 revolver more than anything else. The other options are another revolver 44mag, a 1911, or a eaa witness match elite 10mm. So its revolver, 1911, or all steel semi auto in that order. Never have had much love for the polymer guns.

October 2, 2013, 06:09 PM
As others have said, a "both" option is needed. I'm 70 but, depending on the circumstance(s) (weather-mode of dress, neighborhood, social situation, etc.), I might be carrying one of two revolvers (a Colt Cobra or a Smith Model 12), or a Ruger LCP, or a Smith Model 6906 or a SIG Model 220 Carry. You just never know...;)

October 2, 2013, 06:21 PM
50 +++++

Each + = 5 years.

Mostly depends on weather. Summer, I used to carry a lasered hammerless J, switched to a non-lasered Kahr CW9 recently, although it prints from my pocket a little more obviously. Might switch back to the J for nighttime. Undecided.

Winter, usually a lasered 1911 .45 crossdraw under coat.


October 2, 2013, 06:46 PM
31, pf-9

October 2, 2013, 07:32 PM
42 still a S&W mod 10 3" sq butt revolver

October 2, 2013, 08:31 PM

I'm in my middle sixties, and I carry an H&K USPc in .40. Been carrying it every day since I bought it in the 1990's. I've gone through one Milt Sparks Exec's Companion IWB holster & am now on the second one. Seems to work for me, why switch? It's been very comfortable & the cost per year is certainly reasonable.


October 3, 2013, 12:47 AM
28 with an Enfield No2 Mk1* snub. Can't help but love her.

el Godfather
October 3, 2013, 12:48 AM
HK P30 and USP 45.
Also carry Sig P226 Elite and G19.

October 3, 2013, 12:50 AM
36 years old, carrying a Glock 19 Gen 4.

October 3, 2013, 02:40 AM
27 and kimber ultra carry 2 in the summer and Remington 1911r1 in the winter.

October 3, 2013, 04:18 AM
71 and Iím carrying a S&W Chiefs Special Airweight (Pre Model 37)

Lucky Derby
October 3, 2013, 05:10 AM
I'm 42 and carry a BHP 9mm most of the time these days, but a S&W M38 revolver sees a lot of pocket carry when attire won't allow for something larger. (work requires this level of discreet carry)
1911s, and a few wheelguns also get some carry time.
Carried a Sig P220 .45 (I owe my life to that one) for a lot of years, but now she is retired. I guess that would qualify as a "modern metal auto". Been thinking I might take her to the range soon and maybe dig out her leather and carry her for a bit.

Lucky Derby
October 3, 2013, 05:12 AM
42 still a S&W mod 10 3" sq butt revolver
Now that is a sidearm. Love those K frames. Might I ask what grips do you use?

October 3, 2013, 12:51 PM
I'm 43 and I carry 92fs, P226, P220, USP, and I sometimes carry 1911a's too!!

October 3, 2013, 11:53 PM
50/50 between pocket carry a 642 and belt carry a P938

October 4, 2013, 04:30 AM
37, and I carry a % inch Kimber at work. My BUG/Off-Duty is spilt between a baby Kimber and a S&W 642

October 4, 2013, 12:42 PM
57, and carry a Wilson-Combat ADP[9mm] on most days. On occasion I carry my 1952 Colt light-weight Commander in 38-super.

October 4, 2013, 01:06 PM
Semi-geezerhood, usually a Smith 29 or Ruger SA 45. My use is vastly more rural to actual wild country than anything else,

October 4, 2013, 09:23 PM
Definite geezerhood (68) and I carry a S&W model 66-2 2 1/2" loaded with 158 gr LSWCHP FBI Loads. I practice weekly.

October 4, 2013, 09:55 PM
23 years old and comfortably packin' a glock 17 iwb.

October 5, 2013, 05:11 PM
27, and carry only modern, polymer, semi-autos. I prefer these for carry for my own reasons. Although, modern steel/alloys are the best looking IMO, and I'd like to get one someday.

Trunk Monkey
October 5, 2013, 06:13 PM
48 yo s&w 4006

October 5, 2013, 09:02 PM
53 years of age, Glock 30

October 5, 2013, 09:23 PM
Yep, 50+, pushing 60. Carry mostly my G26 and sometimes my G19.

October 5, 2013, 09:26 PM
CZ 75 compact

October 5, 2013, 09:37 PM
I'm 20 years old and I swap between a CZ75B and a 4" Smith and Wesson 586, however I have been carrying the CZ far more than the Smith and Wesson due to the lack of a quality holster. These two I carry year round concealed.

October 6, 2013, 10:25 AM
21-29 carry a modern platform steel/alloy semi auto

27 and carry a Sig P239

October 6, 2013, 10:42 AM
32 and I mostly carry a LCP, still love my revolvers though.

October 6, 2013, 11:13 AM
25 and carry a Glock 26 gen 4. Want to start carrying my 5" 1911 some though

October 6, 2013, 11:16 AM
55 years old and still carry a 4" 1911, backed up by a KelTec PF9 in my pocket.

October 6, 2013, 11:26 AM
I am 31 and I carry a Springfield Armory MC Operator that I had the green stripped off the frame and then had it blued.

November 16, 2013, 10:36 PM
I'm in the 21-29 age group and I carry glock 19 or 30sf. S&W 642 as well.

November 16, 2013, 10:45 PM
67 and carry M&P9c

F-111 John
November 16, 2013, 11:17 PM
54 years old and mostly carry a Glock 26 Gen 3, with the occasional J-Frame S&W Model 60 thrown in.

I was surprised that (as of the time of this post) I fell into the largest category.

November 17, 2013, 04:28 AM
54 and in the poll voted I carry a revolver since you can only vote for one option. I carry a 75 model Colt Cobra, 76 model Colt DS, CZ 83 or CZ 82 depending on how I feel when I get up in the morning.

November 17, 2013, 04:33 AM
54 and in the poll voted I carry a revolver since you can only vote for one option. I carry a 75 model Colt Cobra, 76 model Colt DS, CZ 83 or CZ 82 depending on how I feel when I get up in the morning.

Around the ranch I open carry a CZ SP-01 Tactical.

November 17, 2013, 04:41 AM
50+ and alternate modern Polymer and revolver

November 17, 2013, 04:46 AM
I like to see all the older members we have on here. Are any of you guys 80 or over?

November 17, 2013, 11:54 AM
Results are a surprise. I figured all you old fogeys were still carrying 5 shot revolvers.

November 17, 2013, 01:03 PM
I'm 48 and carry a Walther P99 AS in 9 mm. I only began carrying 2 years ago.

On An Island
November 17, 2013, 01:08 PM
55. Was carrying a S&W 1006 stainless 10mm, but am switching to a Glock 30S .45 (voted as a polymer carrier). I too am surprised I fell in the largest group. Who'd have thought....

November 17, 2013, 01:14 PM
I'm 35 carry a S&W 640-1. 357 J-frame,its loaded with 158 grain gold dot 357's. I carry this gun 95% of the time as my EDC. I also have a Glock 27 Gen4 that sees carry time as well.

November 17, 2013, 04:37 PM
I won't reply, mainly because I DO NOT want my name published on what I carry. If it were "without" names, then I'd be more prone to post an answer. :cuss:

November 17, 2013, 04:52 PM
I'm 46 and I carry my SP101 DAO.


November 17, 2013, 07:06 PM
Sig M11-A1, Springer EMP, Sig P938, Sig P238. All depends upon what I am wearing and what I am going to be doing.

November 17, 2013, 08:58 PM
I have my LCP all the time.Have my CW9 when wearing more clothing.
Hope to have my new shield on my side more often.
when I can find one I will have the Kahr CW380 to replace the LCP.

November 17, 2013, 09:40 PM
lcp cant even tell i have it in my pocket,

November 17, 2013, 10:01 PM
59 and carry a 642 daily except when I occasionally carry my 2' M64

November 17, 2013, 10:11 PM
60 and a 1911

Mat, not doormat
November 18, 2013, 04:03 AM
31, LW Commander

November 18, 2013, 04:05 AM
I'm 26. I carry a Glock 19C or 26.

November 18, 2013, 04:06 AM
43 usually my P3AT, as a I believe the first rule in carrying a gun, is to carry a gun. I do sometimes carry my XD 9mm. I would like to carry my 1911, but I can't keep my pants up without suspenders when carrying it.

November 18, 2013, 05:07 AM
Looks like the majority has a preference for polymer semi autos regardless of age group. The reason is pretty obvious. Polymer guns are lighter, don't show wear as much on the frame from carry, and are either super small compacts that are lighter and slimmer than your average revolver or have an advantage in magazine capacity.

November 18, 2013, 05:47 AM
The reason is pretty obvious. Polymer guns are lighter, don't show wear as much on the frame from carry, and are either super small compacts that are lighter and slimmer than your average revolver or have an advantage in magazine capacity.

Guess we are looking at it differently..

I read it as they are cheaper NIB than anything else.

November 18, 2013, 06:33 AM
I'm 48, summer an old llama 380, winter Glock 23....... ;-)

November 18, 2013, 06:52 AM
Guess we are looking at it differently..

I read it as they are cheaper NIB than anything else.
Not really. There are lots of different price range options and size options of both steel guns and polymer guns. I don't think price is all that there is to it at all. The prices are similar enough that I just don't buy that people are going with something besides what they want when the price difference is $50.

There are revolvers in the $300 range and metal framed pistols in the $350 range, which isn't much more than the $275-$300 price tag that comes with most poly sub compacts or the $450 price tag that usually comes with full size polymer handguns. There are revolver options that are just as cheap as the polymer subcompacts and there are steel framed full size handguns that are the same price as full size polymer ones.

For instance:

1. Springfield XD: $500
2. CZ75B: $500
3. Kel Tec P11: $330
4. Charter Arms Undercover .38: $350

F-111 John
November 18, 2013, 07:29 AM
I carry a Glock 26 because it will never be a collector's item, and if I lose it temporarily to the police during an investigation I won't worry about how it gets handled in evidence, and I can easily and cheaply replace it.

November 18, 2013, 10:33 PM
32 Years old . I carry a Springfield Armory XDs in 45ACP with one reload (7 Round Mag) .

November 19, 2013, 03:43 AM
While I chose 50+ and revolver I also carry an all steel 1911 CMD often. :p


November 19, 2013, 12:02 PM
70 and this:

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Bersa Thunder 45 Ultra Compact Pro.


November 19, 2013, 06:27 PM
Here is what rides in my pockets.

November 20, 2013, 05:24 AM
29 and 1911

I've been shooting regularly for 17 years, and carrying for 5. I've spent considerable trigger-time with just about every common or popular handgun, and the 1911 is what I've continuously shot the best and felt the safest with.

I'm an armed guard / alarm responder in a major city, so whether I'm working or not, 99.99% of my time outside (and inside) of the house I'm carrying a 5" steel 1911. I prefer weight in my gun, belt and holster negate that and it makes for nicer recoil.

S&W 1911 .45acp IWB on my own time, Ruger 1911 .45acp in a Safariland 6360 on duty belt when I'm working.

I also carry a Beretta Tomcat .32 as a BUG weak-side all the time at work, and seldom / occasionally when I'm not working, depending on where I'm going.

November 20, 2013, 01:11 PM
Two years ago it would of been some sort of 1911.
I'm 59 and totin' a S&W Mountain Revolver.

November 20, 2013, 01:14 PM
I use, and recommend, Perry suspenders. They allow this old fart with a bad back to carry a full-size N-frame .44 without discomfort.

November 20, 2013, 02:04 PM
27 years; EDC = LCP. Although I do have an all-steel 1911 that is my home defense/open carry rig.

el Godfather
November 20, 2013, 02:31 PM
More than 1/2 the people participated in this poll are over 50; those who carry revolvers are most in this age group as well.

Would like to hear from a few if any who have switched to revolvers with age?

November 21, 2013, 01:23 AM
I'm 63. Carrying a S&W .45 acp (dao) w/ stainless slide and alloy frame. That's been my carry for 12 years. Started with a Colt diamondback, .38 spec. Toying with the thought of a mod. 19 snubby. I mean...it just sits there. It needs...deserves some honest work so it can earn its keep. Problem is wifey would fuss about losing her house gun. :D


November 21, 2013, 05:16 AM
58, a SIG P2022 9mm.

November 27, 2013, 08:41 PM
57, 3" 1911, .45acp

November 28, 2013, 10:45 AM
Rossi M720 .44 Special
Taurus 731UL .32 H&R Mag
Bersa Thunder .380


November 28, 2013, 11:04 AM
62 and carry my Taurus 908 (bought new almost 20 yrs) more recent my Walther PK 380

November 28, 2013, 11:32 AM
53 and mostly carry Glock 19.

November 28, 2013, 12:00 PM
that's one resourceful ATF agent.......

November 28, 2013, 12:32 PM
32 summer i carry a single six birds head in 32 mag.

Winter a bisley vaquero in .45

Either seasons i usually have at least one backup, plus a few pointy things too

November 28, 2013, 03:42 PM
I like your style, evildogooder.

November 29, 2013, 12:40 AM
I'm 55 and generally carry a 1st Gen. Kahr TP9 due to its' ease of carry and low maintenance. But my carry decision is dependent on the perceived situation that I feel that I'll be traveling into. I might saddle up my CZ 75 DB Police or my Chiappa Rhino 200DS depending on whether or not I want numbers or brute force. The TP is just my knocking around carry...

November 29, 2013, 10:04 PM
I recently moved, but if the commonwealth deems it fit to give me an unrestricted may-issue permit it'll continue to be a Glock 26 for CCW.

Edit: 30 years old.

November 29, 2013, 11:26 PM
66 and carry a Ruger P345. One day soon I'll downsize to a G 36 or XDs .45.

royal barnes
November 30, 2013, 08:05 PM
I'm 69 and carry a Smith Performance Center round butt Commander or a Colt Agent revolver depending on my attire and how my back is doing.:)

November 30, 2013, 08:59 PM
I'm 31 and carry a Kimber CDP Custom 5" in a mernickle high ride holster concealment system. Very comfortable.

November 30, 2013, 11:53 PM
I'm 25 and I carry a derringer.

phil dirt
December 1, 2013, 06:10 PM
I'm 70 years old and I carry an S&W CS9.

December 1, 2013, 07:00 PM
Age 65, Colt Detective, too weak from cancer for my 1911 now.

December 2, 2013, 02:19 PM
61, carry a glock 29

December 2, 2013, 09:48 PM
25 and I alternate between a kimber ultra carry in 45 and a ruger src40

Master Blaster
December 3, 2013, 09:52 AM
Largest Group is the over 50 folks who carry a modern polymer semi-auto, with 150 votes, followed by over 50 carrying a revolver with 86 votes. Pointy 1911's seem to be in the minority overall and I suspect most folks are carrying them in a belt holster.
Yet the IWB 1911 pointy hammer and beavertail folks seem most vocal here in defending their choice...

Just an observation No Offense intended..

December 3, 2013, 10:11 AM
I'm 58 and carry what else. A 1911.


December 3, 2013, 12:47 PM
Age 65, Colt Detective, too weak from cancer for my 1911 now.
I pray for your full recovery, Jim.

Kahr PM9 or CM9 every day pocket carry. Sometimes a XDS 45 or Glock 33/27 IWB/OWB.

December 3, 2013, 12:51 PM
Age 23 I just applied for my ccw I'll be carrying my HK P30s

December 26, 2013, 11:40 PM
Age: 75
Carry: Springfield XDm, 45 ACP, 3.8", compact - with Crimson Trace Laserguard, XS big Dot Tritium sights (enhanced), X-Treme Grips; loaded with 9+1 of Winchester Ranger-T 230 gr, and a spare 13 rnd mag of same.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a34/r_oremland/Self-Defense/12P9160005bWeb-1.jpg (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/r_oremland/media/Self-Defense/12P9160005bWeb-1.jpg.html)


December 27, 2013, 02:29 AM
I'm 66 and carry a G23 or G27 depending on clothing.

December 27, 2013, 09:02 AM
61 CA 44 Bulldog

December 27, 2013, 09:06 AM
58 and carry kahrs, 9mm or 40sw

SC Shooter
December 27, 2013, 11:15 AM
68 and carry a 9 X 18 makarov

December 27, 2013, 11:32 AM
30 years old. Walther PPX 9mm. Yes, it's chunky to carry but I'm tall and can hide it.

December 27, 2013, 12:22 PM
66 I carry the same Colt Agent .38 for the last 39 years.

December 27, 2013, 12:25 PM
24 5'6" and carry my 4" 500 smith lol I carry a glock 27 with a ported lone wolf.

December 27, 2013, 02:11 PM
63 and 1911 all the time! :cool:

December 27, 2013, 04:35 PM
Looking at the results I don't know if this forum is full of old geezers or if you just don't want to mess with us old guys because there seems to be a lot of us carrying.

December 27, 2013, 05:05 PM
I am 21 and currently carry a Gov't size Remington R1S 1911 daily.

December 27, 2013, 06:13 PM
I'm nearly 33 and currently favor a Springfield "Loaded" 1911-A1.

December 27, 2013, 08:30 PM
I am 54 and finally settled on a S&W 642 revolver. No worries about jamming and with a trigger job, it is smooth as butter!

December 27, 2013, 10:23 PM
67 Ruger LCR .357

December 27, 2013, 11:47 PM
65 Glock 23 summer, Glock 30 winter

December 28, 2013, 12:04 AM
43yo S&W SD9 VE

Mr. T
December 28, 2013, 01:18 AM
Springfield XD in .45 ACP "Service" Model. It's a very good gun...I've never had a FTF or FTE with it and I've fired probably around 1000 rounds through it with varied types of ammunition.

December 28, 2013, 06:32 AM
63, carry a SA 1911, or XDs or XD 4" Service. All in 45.

December 28, 2013, 08:45 AM
Wow, I'm in the second-smallest minority so far. 37 years old, and my Beretta 92FS gets the most holster time.

December 28, 2013, 09:55 AM
Where is the 60+ category. I am 65 and carry a 1911 Colt Commander.

December 28, 2013, 11:25 AM
I've been carrying a 1911 for a few years not. I started out with a Sigma 9VE, and after a couple of years, got a Taurus PT1911 thhat hasn't let me down yet.

I sometimes will carry a smaller gun for when I need deep concealment. My choices have included: Keltec P3AT, S&W Model 642 Airweight, Keltec PF9, PSP-25 (a superb Baby Browning clone), a piece of crap Davis CA380, and a Taurus 85UL.

Currently I carry a Rossi 462 as a back up, or an alternative to the 1911.

December 28, 2013, 12:54 PM
39, revolver or 1911.

December 28, 2013, 01:43 PM
Going to be able to vote in more than one category at some point? I just saw I'd already "voted" (posted) on this back after it was started.

When I eventually lessen the amount of time I still keep my hand in things as a LE firearms instructor & armorer, and spend less time on the range, the number of guns/calibers will probably decrease, as well (due to decreased training, practice & qual time).

1 or 2 calibers, and a couple of differently sized weapon choices, could easily cover my needs, after all.

My days of lugging around some 40-50+ ounce "full-size fighting handgun" are in the past. Even my 29 +/- oz M&P 45 4.5" or SW1911SC 5" can get a bit tedious after a long day.

December 29, 2013, 04:28 AM
Im 27 and I carry a glock 17

December 29, 2013, 09:52 AM
I'm 32 and I carry a glock 19 most of the time-- lately I've started carrying an SP101 .357 revolver maybe 45% of the time.
and a fullsize 1911 5% of the time.

Wes B
December 30, 2013, 01:12 PM
Taurus 24/7 pro oss in .40

Going to get a 1911, after a few other things first.

Chocolate Bayou
December 30, 2013, 05:42 PM
age: 61years
carry:9mm Colt Defender

December 30, 2013, 11:13 PM
50 yrs., S&W M&P9c

December 30, 2013, 11:27 PM
I'm 53 and carry my SP101 "Baby Magnum" .357 the vast majority of the time.

December 30, 2013, 11:34 PM
Glock23. I already said 50+, now get off my lawn!:neener:

December 31, 2013, 12:00 AM
I'm 27 and like to carry my Glock aiwb with a jframe in front pocket in Mika pocket holster. I chose revolver since if I only have one gun on me at the time, it's typically that 340pd.

December 31, 2013, 11:09 AM
im 42 carry G23 :D

Ranger Roberts
December 31, 2013, 11:21 AM
I'm 35 and carry my G23 most often. If my clothing doesn't permit my G23 I carry my sp101 or my walther.

December 31, 2013, 06:36 PM
67 and I carry a no-lock S&W 642.

December 31, 2013, 07:37 PM
67 yrs

Shield 9mm

Kahr P380

January 1, 2014, 12:09 AM
35 years old, carry a s&w performance center talo 642.

January 1, 2014, 04:55 AM
26 years old
Lately I've been carrying a stainless Springfield loaded 1911, but I bought a Ruger SR1911 a couple of weeks ago. Once I get a few hundred more rounds through the Ruger, it will probably replace the Springfield for EDC.

Charlie Horse
January 1, 2014, 06:46 AM
I'll be 43 this weekend, and I carry a Glock 27 gen 3 off duty and Glock 35 gen 3 on.

January 1, 2014, 08:08 PM
I carry a Kimber Eclipse pro 4" 1911 all day every day.

January 2, 2014, 01:27 PM
Wouldn't let me choose 2. 28, and carry m&p9c and ruger lcr .357 bug

January 2, 2014, 02:44 PM
38, carry a commander-sized 1911 most frequently.

January 2, 2014, 03:35 PM
65 years, carry Taurus 709 slim or Colt defender 45.

January 3, 2014, 01:45 PM
67 yrs ,CZ-82

January 3, 2014, 03:32 PM
35 yrs, KelTec P3AT everywhere except places with big crowds(shopping malls, movie theatres). In those places I carry a Glock 19 with spare mag.

January 3, 2014, 03:40 PM
24 years old and I carry a Sig p239.

Although, I am adding my pre-model 10 to the permit! I shoot almost as well as the sig.

ETA: found it interesting that the +50 crowd were the largest group of CCW'ers.

deputy tom
January 3, 2014, 10:23 PM
50+ and carry all four varieties. tom. :neener:

January 4, 2014, 05:11 PM
40 years old. I like my Smith Model 10 snubbie just fine.

January 5, 2014, 06:15 AM
62 - CZ75 P01 or S&W M649

January 5, 2014, 07:32 AM
I also conceal carry the XDM 9mm..what a sweet firing gun. Now, I also keep a S&W 380 Bodyguard on board. Its a most accurate little firearm with less recoil than the Reuger LCP 380.

January 5, 2014, 10:18 AM
50+ - carry a Firestar .45. Have downsized significantly these past few years. Grandchildren & all that; so no longer 50 or 60 firearms - down to the necessities ( maybe a dozen ).

January 5, 2014, 10:52 PM
62 and carry a J frame .357 magnum. Carried a J frame in my 20's, and about everything else for the next thirty some years. Now after all these years the J frame is my primary again.

January 5, 2014, 11:18 PM
I am 31 and usually carry my 1911, but I sometimes carry my SD40VE or LCP. It really depends on what I am wearing and where I am going.

There was one time where I carried a Hi-Point C9 on a bet, but that is not my proudest moment....

January 6, 2014, 02:09 AM
55 and a Glock 19 with a Ruger LCP back up

Rusty Luck
January 6, 2014, 02:39 AM
24 and carry XDm 9mm 3.8 compact.

Zach S
January 6, 2014, 05:34 AM
My primary EDC has been a 1911 since my early 20s. I'm 32 now.

January 6, 2014, 09:01 PM
21, carry my LCP every day due to me being real skinny and anything thicker or longer is very hard for me to conceal.

January 6, 2014, 09:08 PM
65, Beretta PX4 Storm fullsize. Never leave home without it.

January 6, 2014, 09:29 PM
58, carry a Ruger SR9C in a N82 Professional Holster.

January 7, 2014, 06:23 PM
Have my Dad's 1911; but I like a smaller .45 - So my Firestar. Makes the very same size hole as the 1911. Only thing is, I gotta find a slightly extended magazine for the Firestar. Maybe one more round and a mag with a tail.

January 7, 2014, 06:55 PM
I am in the second category the reason why I carry a semi auto plyomer pistol aka a glock 19 is because it has always been reliable for me and that to me is very important in a gun fight also the lack of all kinds of external safety's is very nice if I'm fighting for my life and my gun won't shoot because I forgot to take the darn safety off well I have failed myself and my loved ones

January 7, 2014, 07:26 PM
There is NO WAY I would have guessed the number of 50+ guys on here nor the fact they mostly carry modern tupperware!

That being said I'm 42 and my EDC is a M&P 9C or my 3913. Most often its my well worn M&P 9C with over 10,000 rounds through it. Great pistol.

January 7, 2014, 07:35 PM
29, Ruger LCR, simple and easy for me.

January 7, 2014, 08:46 PM
jon-in-wv...... Not ALL guys here... And Springfield 45XD and 9mmXDS dont exactly qualify as pop cap guns!! :) Just sayin' as my kids often say

January 11, 2014, 06:41 PM
37 and 1911 type

have been shooting pretty much everything I can get my hands on for 20 years. and have yet to find anything that caught my attention enough to cause me to bother to buy a non-1911 for myself. the CZ-75 keeps coming close, but hasn't bitten hard enough yet.

January 11, 2014, 08:22 PM
I am old, and I don't carry. No place in the poll for guys like me.

January 19, 2014, 10:57 AM
carry a glock 17.

January 19, 2014, 11:04 PM
Kel Tek P32 and or Colt Offecers .45 Auto

January 20, 2014, 08:32 PM
50 and a kahr pm9

January 21, 2014, 08:12 PM
Sig p938 and/or S&W M&P 9c.

S&W 637-2 and KelTec PF9 in the safe somewhere (haven't seen 'em recently).

January 21, 2014, 09:10 PM
56, A S&W model 10-7 with 4" pencil barrel, shooting 158gr hard cast swc at 950 fps.

January 21, 2014, 10:03 PM
Browning HiPower. Viet/Cold War vet.

January 21, 2014, 10:17 PM
36 and some sort of Kahr usually.

January 22, 2014, 03:44 AM
26 and I carry a SA XDm Compact 9mm

January 22, 2014, 09:29 AM
35 Glock or Kahr

March 16, 2014, 10:39 PM
43, Walther PPS .40 or Glock 23 depending on variables.

March 16, 2014, 11:39 PM
Age 23.

I carry a Smith & Wesson M642 in a Bob Mika pocket holster loaded with Remington Golden Saber .38 special +P 125 grain ammo, with a Bianchi speed strip loaded with 5 additional Golden Saber rounds. The gun resides in the right front pocket of my Wrangler relaxed fit jeans, with the speed strip residing in the front right watch pocket.

Works for me.


March 17, 2014, 12:32 AM
Age 81. Pocket carry a 642 and a speedloader.

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