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Is your CCW the same as your HD gun?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by MPanova, Oct 1, 2007.


Is your HD weapon the same as your CCW?

  1. Same

    90 vote(s)
  2. Different

    140 vote(s)
  1. MPanova

    MPanova New Member

    This question was inspired by another poll about +1 in your HD gun. As I stated in that post I keep my HD gun at max capacity +1 as it is also my CCW. I take it off before bed and pit it on in the morning so its always loaded 12+1 , It is a 24/7 Pro 45.

    How many people use the CCW as there HD gun?

    If you use 2 different weapons let us know what they are and why you chose to use different ones or why you choose to use the same one.

    I use the same one because my 24/7 has never failed me in over 1000 rounds of SD ammo and It is the gun I am most accurate with.
  2. Guitargod1985

    Guitargod1985 New Member

    My regular concealed carry guns are for just that: concealment. They are an HK P2000sk (9x19), a Taurus 605 (.357 mag), and a Sig P229 (.40 S&W). Concealment needs and attire will dictate which one I carry at any particular time.

    In my own home I keep a 12 ga Mossberg at the ready because I don't have to worry who sees it. It's preferable to me to use a more powerful gun when I can get away with it. I also have a Ruger P90 as a backup. If things get completely out of hand, there's always a couple of Kalashnikovs as a last resort. But I would never use one in an apartment setting unless I were in some trouble so serious that a shotgun wouln't solve it.

    Having said that, I can see how someone with a concealed weapon license and only one gun would use the same one for both purposes, but if you have a shotgun, that's the REAL home defense weapon.
  3. Zen21Tao

    Zen21Tao New Member

    HD and Carry have very different characteristics. First of all, I find my 9mm AR carbine and Winchester defender 12 gauge shotgun to be much better HD choices than a handgun. These would hardly work as CCW firearms.

    But, when it comes to a handgun within my reach for HD, I prefer the fullsize double stack HK USP or fullsize double stack Para Ordnance Tac-4. However, when it comes to CCW, I prefer one of my compact single stack pistols (Sig P239, Sig P245, Para Carry 6.45, Kahr PM40, etc.) as this reduces printing through my clothing.
  4. kframe357

    kframe357 New Member

    For carry I use a Para CCW .45, commander length single stack, very easy to "hide".
    For HD I use a Sig P229 .40, it has night sights and a hi-cap mag. It is a little larger (harder to "hide") and my wife (who doesn't enjoy shooting) can use it easily (no safety and night sights). That being said, I'll use a potato gun if that's all I can reach :evil:.
  5. Steelharp

    Steelharp New Member

    Pretty much the same. G17 at home (with an 870, as well), G19 for CCW.
  6. glockman19

    glockman19 New Member

    I have smaller guns for CCW including a Glock 26, S&W 442 & 642, and a Ultra Kimber. I do use them as HD guns also but my main HD guns are Glock 19, S&W 686 & 629, Kimber full size 1911's and a Beretta 97. in addition so shotguns, & CQB rifles.
  7. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Active Member

    I have a S&W mod 10 in each of the night stands next to the bed. Carry piece is loaded and in the Gun/reloading Room.
  8. Black Majik

    Black Majik New Member

    Well, both are HKs.

    CCW: P2000 9mm V3 DA/SA
    HD: USP .45 fullsize w/ Surefire X200A
  9. waterhouse

    waterhouse Active Member

    I use different ones. My carry gun is small and flat and easily concealable. My HD pistol is a full size gun with a light on it.
  10. 308win

    308win New Member

    My carry weapon is easily concealed. My HD weapons are an 870HD and a Colt 1991A1. The Colt could be concealed in a pinch with the right gear but then I wouldn't have a reason for another gun.

    I know, I know - who needs reasons!
  11. mavracer

    mavracer Active Member

    full size 1911 for home.Tauri 605/905, S&W 442, HK p7psp,AMT backup 45 and seecamp for carry( no not all at once)
  12. Landric

    Landric New Member

    My home defense handgun is a Beretta M9A1 with Trijicons and a Streamlight M-3. My primary CCW handgun is a Beretta 92D Type M Compact. Basically the same function (with the exception of being DAO) as the M9A1, but smaller and lighter. I have been known to carry a full size 92FS concealed from time to time, but the M9A1 with the rail is too bulky for that in my opinion. I have other CCW guns as well, but the Type M is what I carry the most.
  13. hceptj

    hceptj New Member

    different...home is ruger sp101 .357 (wife) and glock g30 (me)...ccw varies depending on my mood...
  14. Robert Hairless

    Robert Hairless New Member

    Nope. Usually a shotgun for home defense and a Glock for carry. If someone figures out a way to pocket carry a Benelli M1 Super 90, though, the Glocks are history.
  15. Jimmie

    Jimmie New Member

    One is a 6", the other's a snubbie. While the snubbie could fill both roles, each is more fitting in one role. The 6" might be replaced by a 12ga - still trying to figure that one out.
  16. MJZZZ

    MJZZZ New Member

    I used to use my 8+1 shot full sized 1911 for HD and have switched to a CZ 75B Compact with 14+1. I get way better shot placement on my follow up shots, it just makes sense to go with the CZ. Now my carry gun in cooler weather is the Kimber Ultra CDP II, lighter clothing will see the Kel Tec PF 9 after I get it broken in. Mike
  17. StrikeEagle

    StrikeEagle New Member

    Same. Colt Combat Commander with Seecamp DA conversion.

    It's been my main carry gun for 35 years, and it's an old friend. At night it's closeby while I sleep.
  18. 2sigs

    2sigs New Member

    I've grown fond of my P239 9mm and it is near the maglight which lights the dial which opens the vault which opens the chioces considerably, all within the same 2 footsteps...

  19. RandomMan

    RandomMan New Member


    In the morning I decide which gun I will carry based on the weather and clothing needs. After that I get "dressed" and then in the evening when I go to bed my concealed gun for the day serves nightstand duty through the night. Lately, it's a Ruger GP100 4", it could also be a 4" S&W 64, or my Colt Agent.

  20. Cannonball888

    Cannonball888 New Member

    My CCWs are either P3AT, S&W 340PD, or SA LW 1911 depending on what I'm wearing. My HD nightstand gun is a S&W M&P 40 to fight my way to a gun safe containing assorted loaded longarms (11-87, AR, AK, M1A, SKS)

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