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As you age, are your carry handguns....

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow, Jan 26, 2010.

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As you get older, is / are your carry handgun(s) *generally* getting:

Poll closed Feb 15, 2010.
  1. Smaller & lighter

    76 vote(s)
    25.5%
  2. Smaller but heavier

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  3. Smaller but same weight

    7 vote(s)
    2.3%
  4. Same size but lighter

    14 vote(s)
    4.7%
  5. Same size but heavier

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  6. No change - same size & same weight

    96 vote(s)
    32.2%
  7. Larger but lighter

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  8. Larger and heavier

    22 vote(s)
    7.4%
  9. Larger but same weight

    4 vote(s)
    1.3%
  10. I don't carry a handgun

    13 vote(s)
    4.4%
  11. I carry a variety, and there's no real pattern

    61 vote(s)
    20.5%
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  1. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

    Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow member

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    See Poll. Vote in Poll. Discuss your vote and others' votes in poll. :)
     
  2. Avizpls

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    no poll.
     
  3. Gryffydd

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    I voted larger and heavier. I don't know if I should really be posting in this thread at all as I've only been carrying for 6 years or so. I started out with XD 9sc, moved to a 5" 1911, then to a 5" GP-100. Now I go back and forth between the 1911 and the 5" GP-100, but the trend has been towards larger and heavier. I'd like to get a little pocket gun but I'd likely only carry it rarely with a certain narrow wardrobe category. I guess I figured it really doesn't really bother me much to carry and conceal big and heavy, and if I ever need a gun I'd sure choose what I've been carrying over a pocket gun if I had a choice.
     
  4. Fishbait

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    Larger and heavier.

    I carry a M&P Full Size 45 ACP now. But expect to move up to a bigger 45 Platform in later years. Crawl, walk and run I say. I would get a baby 50 AE but they dont make them small enough to conceal.
     
  5. uspJ

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    i've gone smaller and lighter personally. i first carried a berreta 92, then a 226, then a xd40, full size 1911, then a glock 23, hk usp compact .40 and now a kel tec pf9. i just like how i don't have to worry about printing as much and having a big heavy gun pulling against my belt all day.
     
  6. The Bushmaster

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    As I age gracefully. So does my carry weapon...
     
  7. Eightball

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    No real pattern, I just carry the what I can get away with hiding, and as soon as I can I pack what I'd like to have been packing all along.
     
  8. RoostRider

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    Smaller, lighter.... but with me a lot more.... an amicable trade off
     
  9. huntsman

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    I'm fairly new to CC but overall for the last 20 years all my handguns have been close in size and weight.
     
  10. Madcap_Magician

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    I started with small, light, and single-stack. I went to heavy revolvers. I went to light revolvers. I went to full-size semiautos. I want to go to mid-size semiautos... no real pattern.
     
  11. ArmedBear

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    Some light, some heavy, but suddenly, lately, I want to have my carry guns engraved and put fancy grips on them.

    Elmerkeithitis?
     
  12. huntme

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    i have been carrying my 8 inch danwesson 357 going on 7 years.dont intend to stop now,i love that pistole.it hase saved my life to manny times to count on my fingers.my ccw gun is a danwesson 357 6 inch barrel,or my baretta 40,every once in a blue moon when i travel out of state,i carry my ruger p-90 45 auto.
     
  13. kmrcstintn

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    depends on what I carry and why...for 'normal' CCW I stick with a S&W 642 or 442; for walking the hunting property it is usually a Ruger GP100; occasionally it is an Uberti Colt 1873 Colt SAA clone; pretty much have given up on semiautomatics; if I ever venture to get another semi I want a Beretta 92 FS
     
  14. Onward Allusion

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    +1............

     
  15. Boberama

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    I choose not to carry one. It's illegal.
     
  16. NMGonzo

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    Single stack anything.

    Weight be damned.
     
  17. Vern Humphrey

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    I've carried a full-size M1911 for about 50 years now.
     
  18. AKElroy

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    Thanks for adding the last category. My pants generally define what I carry. I nearly always pocket carry, and whenever I buy new pants I generally try a few different CCW's until I find one that I can carry comfortably.
     
  19. deputy tom

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    Voted.Same size,lighter.tom.:cool:
     
  20. memphisjim

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    i voted same because i havent been carrying long enough to really change
     
  21. Rexster

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    There was no poll choice for "other."

    I have switched my CC weapons several times since 1984, and the weight and size have both gone up and down. My latest changes, from a pair of SP101s to a Speed Six and SP101, then to P229 and an SP101, to two P229s, was a general upward trend in size. I doubt I will go back to an N-frame, like I CC'ed in the 1980's, or 4" fully-lugged GP100, that I CC'ed in 1993-1995, so that reflects a downward trend in size and weight over time.

    I predict that my next change will happen when I retire from policin', in the next two to nine years. (It feels SO good that the higher figure is finally less than ten years! :D ) I currently CC a P229 or two, because that is what I use at work, and it is simpler logistically to use the same guns most of the time. Tactically sound, too. (I own my duty pistols, FWIW.) I may revert to the SP101s for most CC after I retire. I even bought a 3-1/16" SP101 recently, and a Milt Sparks PMK, with just that idea in mind. Or, who knows, with no requirement to carry DA autos at work, I may shake the dust off my 1911 skills, and go all-1911 again.

    Edited to add: I almost voted "variety," but then, I don't carry random guns, without a pattern. If I carry a specific weapon, for a specific task, that differs from my normal carry gun, I generally have my regular carry gun with me, too.
     
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  22. Broken Anvil

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    I carry now what I wish I could have afforded many years ago. Same caliber, a little smaller and much nicer.
     
  23. 420Stainless

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    Smaller and Lighter. Not because I'm older, just that technology is continuously evolving in that direction and it suits me fine to have more power in lighter packages.
     
  24. medmo

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    Same-same. No change. S&w 19, Colt Commander, Sig 229. All mid size.
     
  25. Nasty

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    LOL...I voted smaller and lighter for one reason only. I started to carry in 1972.

    There were *NO* Glocks...*NO* Kel-Tecs...I carried the best I could, which for years was a customized Colt Series 70 1911. Over the years, plastic came to be used, reliable guns in decent calibers were produced, then they started getting smaller as well as lighter.

    Folks starting out today have it good!
     
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