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Carry guns by type

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by MTMilitiaman, May 7, 2017.

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What type of handgun do you carry most often for self defense?

  1. Single action revolver

    4 vote(s)
    1.9%
  2. Traditional double-action revolver

    26 vote(s)
    12.1%
  3. DAO revolver

    22 vote(s)
    10.2%
  4. Steel or alloy framed single-action auto

    40 vote(s)
    18.6%
  5. Steel or alloy framed DA/SA auto

    10 vote(s)
    4.7%
  6. Polymer framed DA/SA auto

    7 vote(s)
    3.3%
  7. Steel or alloy framed DAO hammer fired auto

    7 vote(s)
    3.3%
  8. Polymer framed DAO hammer fired auto

    25 vote(s)
    11.6%
  9. Steel or alloy framed striker fired auto

    3 vote(s)
    1.4%
  10. Polymer framed striker fired auto

    71 vote(s)
    33.0%
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  1. everydefense

    everydefense Member

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    My CZ PCR is my favorite gun, but it is too wide & heavy for me to carry. When I carry, I use my Ruger LC9s.
     
  2. Kendal Black

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    I find it interesting that, as of this point in the voting anyway, more than a quarter (26.2%) most often carry some or other type of revolver.

    The strong showing of striker-fired polymer pistols, more than a third (34%) I find unsurprising.
     
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  3. MTMilitiaman

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    I'm kinda of surprised alloy framed DA/SA autos doing worse than SAO revolvers though...
     
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  4. franco45

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    I carry an RM380 about 80% of the time. I like it enough that I just bought another one because of the drop in price and the current Remington rebate. I carry a Kahr CM9 for a little bit more firepower when going out at night. I just bought a 45acp Shield that will be carried next winter.
     
  5. Water-Man

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    Based on your choice, it doesn't seem that the cartridge was among the least important factors to you.;)
     
  6. Tirod

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    I suspect some are simply not voting in the poll but are posting. About 95% of the time I choose a Kahr .380. The other 5% an AR15 pistol in 5.56.

    You never know if you have to face down a hormonally enraged 8 point buck out in the fall woods.
     
  7. Alte Schule

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    I don't like a lot of weight on my hip so most days it's a S&W Model 637 in a OWB Bianchi. Occasionally a 3" LCRx in 38 sp paired with a Mitch Rosen holster. Have a LCR in .327 FM that I would like to CC but haven't found a OWB holster that's a comfortable fit for me.
     
  8. Legionnaire
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    "Most often" is an LCP in a pocket holster, primarily because it is easy to conceal in hot weather.
     
  9. MTMilitiaman

    MTMilitiaman Member

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    I will admit that I do like the 10mm Auto cartridge. But I am careful about my KoolAid and I know enough to be realistic about how much of a performance advantage it really has over other service cartridges.

    Most people with a little knowledge of guns are familiar enough with Glocks to know the more popular model numbers, like the 17, 19, 21, 22, ect. But the Glock 20 and its 10mm Auto cartridge are obscure enough I felt it prudent to list the cartridge with the model number, and a point of reference for ballistics for those who were unfamiliar with this cartridge. That is all.
     
  10. Haywood

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    These are my carry guns. I pick Two every day. The 442 with wood grips has the stock Uncle Mike's Boot Grips now and is always in my pocket. I pick one of the others for AIWB. Most of the time it's another 442 or the 36. Today we were hiking in the National Park so I picked the Taurus 7 shooter(bottom left) for AIWB today. Most of them are DAO. IMG_0661.JPG
     
  11. webrx
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    As with many things, it depends on the circumstances. I mostly carry the lc9s, but sometimes I carry the P238 when the 9s is a bit too hard to conceal with what I am wearing. Sometimes, when I really need to conceal, I carry my LCP in a pocket holster. I also sometimes carry my LCRX, and this is what sets by my bedside most of the time, or I might carry my .45 colt, 1873 snubnose clone with birdshead grip or my .357 GP100 if out and about in the woods.

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  12. Ca survivor

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    I love the looks of a SA revolver, can't hit worth a dam with them had/tried three, a Colt in 4 5/8" in .45 went to Ruger Blackhawk 4 5/8" in .357 mag next I tried a Ruger Super Blackhawk in 7 1/2 in .44 Magnum on that one I changed to the Bisley grip frame thinking it will improve, but nothing still can't hit as I would like, I won't carry a SA revolver for SD though.
     
  13. Zach S

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    I used to carry a 1911, but with concealment being a priority at work, I've downsized to a K9. Instead of switching guns before going to work, the K9 is my usual carry gun.

    I had a P9 for a while, I didn't care for the grip.
     
  14. 22250Rem

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    Polymer framed, striker fired, auto got my vote because while I don't carry everyday, a G-19 gets carried the most. Second place goes to a 4" S&W 686 which is usually for woods carry. 20 something years ago we had some rabid raccoons running around and I crossed paths with one in broad daylight and was unarmed. I escaped O.K. but decided to not let that happen again.
     
  15. Mike .45

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    Colt Defender in .45 acp with 230 grain gold dots IWB in a Galco king tuk. Working on testing the new short barrel gold dots but was only able to grab a few boxes so i need to get more before I change.
     
  16. TN Outlaw

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    100% of the time i have my NAA 22wmr in my pocket along with whatever my primary weapon is at the time. On occasion, its the only gun on me but not very often. If i have my pants on, i have this gun.

    90% of the time my primary is a Glock 43 with +1 mag ext in a crossbread supertuck with a spare mag that has a +2 ext. 8 rounds in the gun with another 8 at the ready.

    Other guns that i rotate in carry

    Glock 20sf 10MM & 9X25Dillon
    FNX 40 40S&W
    RIA 1911 45acp
    S&W 681 357mag
    CZ75B 9mm

    Anything else i may have carried once or twice and wasnt happy with it.
     
  17. olkowsr

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    Judge public defender or HKP30
     
  18. BobWright

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    For me, its this, a Ruger Blackhawk .45 Colt:

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    And:
    M TMilitiaman said:
    There are several threads focusing on popular calibers for carry, but I think the cartridge is actually among the least important factors when choosing a defensive firearm.

    I'll disagree with you there. I want something as near to hitting a sledgehammer blow as I can get and still shoot accurately.

    Bob Wright
     
  19. RedAlert

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    SIG P239 in .357 Sig IWB holster
     
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