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Anyone else have multiple CCW firearms?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PlayboyPenguin, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin member

    Feb 5, 2006
    Portland, OR
    Does anyone else have multiple weapons that they use for CCW or do you prefer to stick to just one. I have found myself with different weapons for different types of dress and different situation.

    I have a black OWB holster for my PPK when I am wearing a black belt casual dress.

    I have a brown OWB holster for my MK40 for when I am wearing a brown belt casual dress.

    I have IWB for both for when I am dressed up a little more and cannot wear as baggy a shirt or need to cover with just a light jacket or sports coat. (.380 for just around town..the .40S&W if I feel I will be out late in the city)

    I have ordered a black OWB holster for my Seecamp to go with a lightweight suit in the summer. (theater and dinner type activities)

    I have a brown OWB for my Taurus 731 for when I am really dressed down and feel like carrying a revolver and an IWB one for is I am dressed a little nicer.

    For when I am dressed to go out and have little option for concealment I have an IWB holster for my .32acp Seecamp and just bought the same for my new .380 NAA Guardian.

    I am also thinking of getting a wallet holster for my Seecamp for when I cannot hide a firearm on me when we go out in the summer. Right now my only option if I cannot have one on my upper body is an ankle holster for my NAA mini .22mag revolver.

    This means a lot more time at the range to stay proficent with all five firearms but I am willing to make that sacrafice.

    Does anyone else do this or is it kind of gay? :D
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2006
  2. grimjaw

    grimjaw Senior Member

    May 9, 2005
    I prefer just one, or at least one operating system for all pieces (all DA/SA, all DA, etc).

  3. Autolycus

    Autolycus Mentor

    Feb 13, 2006
    In the land of make believe.
    I have an HK P2000 and an HK P2000sk. I like the same system and the ability to carry larger mags if necessary. The size difference in these two guns is not that great but I dont care. :neener:
  4. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Idahohoho, the jolliest state
    Two or thee. Well, no, make that three or four. Well, actually, it's probably more like four or five or six, depending whether I'm carrying concealed, openly, or undecided.
  5. MikeB

    MikeB Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    Northeast PA
    CCW'able I have more than I have fingers and toes to count. In reality I probably only carry 2 or 3 different guns on a regular basis. When I do switch it is usually for an extended period of time. In other words normally not a different one each day, but one I'll carry for a few months and then switch to a different one for a few months. Usually having to do with the amount of clothing I'm wearing so sorta seasonal changes.
  6. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

    May 22, 2003
    Lexington,North Carolina...or thereabouts

    I have several...all 1911s and all basically the same configuration, right down to the grips...as are all my range beaters. If I have to reach for it, I want it to feel like shakin' hands with an old friend.
  7. Legionnaire

    Legionnaire Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Yes. Different actions (revolvers and semi-autos) and different sizes (from NAA Mini to GP100, Kel-Tec P32 to Glock 23). I like to have options depending on the situation. Have even been known to carry more than one at a time.
  8. geekWithA.45

    geekWithA.45 Moderator Emeritus

    Jan 1, 2003
    SouthEast PA

    I've got about 4 that I've carried, but mostly it comes down to my main two: A sig P245 for IWB carry, and when deeper concealment is socially indicated, a .38 snub, which rides in Thunderware.
  9. usp9

    usp9 Senior Member

    Dec 17, 2005
    Bowling Green, Va
    I have two carry weapons, a Seecamp and a Sig P232. Both are DA, without a safety. With either I just have to practice "draw and shoot". Keeps things simple. I wear both OWB usually and the Seecamp in a pocket holster when appropriate. A Seecamp OWB is about the closest thing to weightless as it gets and at about 17 oz the Sig isn't far behind.
  10. aguyindallas

    aguyindallas Participating Member

    Mar 9, 2004
    My main CCW items are some sort of Glock, usually a G23 or my J-frame 642. I have several Glocks in my carry rotation per se but my G23 and G26 get the most time out of the safe. It depends on my dress style for the day. My J-frame is my "always" gun. Its good enough to go everywhere its legal due to size and weight.
  11. jesse485

    jesse485 New Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    It doesn't bother me to have different action systems for my carry guns. My Glock and Taurus snub are similar in trigger action as the pull is always the same (although a DAO revolver is obviously heavier). My Makarov is a little different, as it has a safety, and is DA/SA. Come to think of it, the Glock is similar to that because of the trigger reset (pull weight is still the same though).

    The only stipulation I would put on carry guns is no "backwards" safety. The Mak is one of the few DA/SA guns that has a safety that is down to fire. Nothing against them, but I don't think I would carry Beretta or S&W autos because of this.
  12. Zen21Tao

    Zen21Tao Participating Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    Gainesville, Fl

    1. Sig P239 - My first IWB gun was a Sig P239 .40S&W that I carried IWB in a K&D leather holster. The Sig P239 was a great carry gun but has collectible value (bar coded DHS gun) so I looked for something different (See #3)

    2. AMT Backup - For days when I didn't want to carry IWB I had an AMT Backup .45acp to use as a pocket pistol.

    3. Glock 29 10mm - I bought a Glock 29 10mm to replace my Sig P239. I carry it IWB in a Comp Tec CTAC. It is a powerhouse of gun in a relatively small package. However, it can get to be rather bulky (compared to my single stack P239). It is great for carry with jeans and long shirt.

    3. Glock 27 .40 S&W - For days when I dress ligher I have a Glock 27 .40S&W that I also carry IWB in a CTAC. It is noticably smaller than the G29 and a little more comfortable. It's draw back is that it is also a double stack.

    4. Sig P245 .45 ACP - I missed carring my Sig so I added a Sig 245 .45ACP to my CCW collection. I also carry it IWB (in fact it uses same holster as my P239). Like the P239 it is a single stack pistol which makes it more comfortable on my side and less printy than a double stack.

    5. Taurus 850 .38spl - Around that same time I picked up my Sig 245 I bought a Taurus 850 38spl to use as an alternative the AMT. The 5 .38spl rounds were definitely a step down from the 5+1 rounds of .45 acp but the Taurus was noticably lighter.

    6. Kahr PM 40 - About a month ago I bought a Kahr PM 40 .40S&W as yet another pocket carry option. It is a great pocket pistol. It is lighet than either the AMT or Taurus, more compact and comfortable and has 5+1 rounds or .40S&W. Currently it has a problem feeding ammo reliable so I sent it back to the factory. If it comes back and works flawlessly it will, im my opinion, be the perfect pocket pistol.

    * Of all these mentioned above I just traded in the AMT and Taurus towards an HK91 but I still have and use the rest.

    ** I should also mention that I have a Stainless Para Ordnance Tac-4 LDA .45acp that would make a great carry gun if I choose to get a holster for it.
  13. Big Calhoun

    Big Calhoun Active Member

    Oct 16, 2006
    Out of 5, I consider 3 ccw-capable. A Kimber Ultra Carry II was my first choice. That spot has now been replaced by a P2000 SK. My Beretta 96FS is also doable for concealed carry but not my first choice. It's easier to pull off in the winter.

    I have a USP fullsize that I hope to be trading for a USP compact soon and bring that count up a li'l bit.
  14. Deanimator

    Deanimator Elder

    Mar 30, 2006
    Rocky River, Ohio
    I've got a 3" S&W Model 65. I just ordered a Glock 23. I plan to swap them as I see fit.
  15. Billy_H

    Billy_H Member

    Apr 13, 2006
    Tampa, FL
    I stick with one, my Walther P99c. Although there is a little pocket pistol around here somewhere should I need to be able to do that.

    I train a lot with the Walther and can operate the controls on it without having to really think about it. A while back I took another pistol out and tried to induce some stress and work on mag changes, jams, etc. and found myself fumbling with a pistol I've owned and shot for years...I kept trying to reach for the Walther controls. That pretty much sealed the deal for me.

    I've seen a lot of people talk about training and muscle memory, etc...to me carrying a huge variety of different platforms (unless switching for long periods of time with some time to refresh with that pistol) just goes against all that. Now, thats not to say I won't carry the fullsize P99 when I eventually pick one up...but it won't be an issue with worring about where the controls are, etc. Like 1911Tuner said...I'd want things as similiar as possible, just one less thing to worry about.
  16. Phil DeGraves

    Phil DeGraves Participating Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Yes. I always carry two or three.
  17. real_name

    real_name member

    Mar 20, 2006
    Nashville, TN.
    One presently.
    I carry a Taurus 24/7 .40 caliber on a daily basis. As I do a variety of construction work I need to carry a gun that I don't mind if it gets a little dinged up. I give it a wipe down at night and clean it if I get excessive dust on it. I shoot it about every two weeks, but I did put about 2000 rounds through it before carrying it. I feel more than comfortable wearing this gun. I'm a tall guy.
    I did carry a Para Ordnance Tac Four for a month, I wasn't totally happy wearing it on the job though as it's 'purty' and then it started messing up at the range and had to have new mag sprins and then go in for adjustment. I don't trust it now.
    I do like having a choice though and am currently considring a Sig or HK, once I finalise what it is exactly I want from the gun. I suppose it will be a 9mm compact for IWB.
  18. citizen

    citizen Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    God Bless America, and especially Nevada........locally, I know people carrying multiple CCWs cause locally each can only "list" six. That's right; some of us have more than 6 on a CCW (CFP). Myself ?? Well, let me see........:rolleyes:
  19. rich52us

    rich52us New Member

    Mar 14, 2006
    Lake Worth, FL
    I prefer to carry IW. My primary carry is my Glock 30. When IW isn't an option, I carry my Kel-Tec P-11 in the fron pocket of Docker style pants, or shorts. If more discretion is necessary, or smaller pockets, I carry my Kel-Tek P3AT. I also carry the P3AT as a BUG.
  20. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Elder

    Aug 11, 2005
    Elbert County, CO
    I have four. Most of the time, it is my Witness compact 10mm. When it is a bit warm for a vest or jacket, Ruger SP-101 .32 H&R mag. Shirt tucked in and no overgarments, Kel-Tec P3AT or an NAA mini .22 Mag with folding grip.

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