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Conceal Carry Preferences

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Machete, Feb 17, 2007.

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  1. Machete

    Machete Member

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    I just got my CCW and I just have a few questions for everyone that has one.

    1. Do you carry with one in the chamber?
    2. How do you carry (Front pocket, back pocket, inside waist band, etc)?
    3. Do you prefer revolver or auto?
    4. What exact gun do you carry the most?

    Also, what are those little trigger safety things that you can stick behind the trigger to keep it from depressing then just pop it out when your ready to shoot called?

    Thank You!
     
  2. BobMcG

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    1) Yes.
    2) IWB holster, mostly.
    3) Auto, mostly.
    4) .40 Mini-Firestorm, mostly.

    Also) Don't know.
     
  3. Ala Dan

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    1. I always carry one in the chamber of a semi-auto~!;)

    2a) Seecamp LWS-32 front pants pocket in an Uncle Mikes pocket holster
    2b) Kel-Tec P3AT back pocket (no holster)
    2c) S&W J-frame (Bianchi model #6 IWB at 4 o'clock)
    2d) Kimber 3" Stainless Ultra Carry II (Kirkpatrick Compact Undercover OWB)

    3. I alternate carry guns, between a S&W model 642 and a Kimber Stainless
    Ultra Carry II .45 aCP.

    4> Those things that go into the trigger guard are called trigger locks~!;)
     
  4. sm

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    1. Always
    2. IWB, OWB and "other"
    3. Both
    4. Depends.*

    *At this time and needing a "niche gun" Kel-Tec P-11 is what I have been using most. Note the need for a "niche gun"

    Prefer :
    Bone stock Gov't Model of 1911 with 7 rd mags
    3" RB HB K frame revolver
    Model 36 or 37 J frame.

    Been know to carry all 3, or two of the 3.

    I do not do "thingies" on guns.
    Less is More is the way I prefer to have my firearms.
    I do not even feel real comfortable with pinkie rests on the bottom of magazines.

    I just demonstrated for some folks, how these pinkie extensions if dropped, banged, and get cracked, broken will render a mag useless.
    If the mag does not work - neither will the firearm.

    Get Training.
     
  5. eagle45

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    1. Yes
    2. Mostly OWB.
    3. Prefer auto, but carry both.
    4. XDSC 40, Ruger SP101 2" .357
     
  6. Landor

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    1. YES
    2. IWB
    3. AUTO
    4. XD45-C or G19
     
  7. ZeSpectre

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    1) Yes though I have to admit that I had to carry for a while without one in the chamber before I felt comfortable having "one up the snout". Was just a mental hurdle I had to overcome.

    2) Depends on which I'm carrying but usually either pocket or outside waistband. I have a smartcarry if I need super-deep concealment. Haven't found a single IWB type holster that I can stand for more than an hour.

    3) Auto for slimness and capacity. That was also a long transition as I am a long time wheelgun guy.

    4) Taurus Millennium Pro or Kel-Tec P-3AT.

    trouble :D Seriously get a good holster that covers the trigger.
     
  8. DMK

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    About half of the time I carry my S&W J-frame lightweight revolver (642, 38 Special). I carry this in my right front pocket in a Desantis pocket holster. It's very convenient. Just pop it in your pocket and go. I throw a 6 round reload on a Bianchi Speed Strip in another pocket. Once in a while, I'll put the J-frame in a jacket pocket. I don't feel it's very secure though. I worry it will fall out, but it's not a bad way to carry just to walk across the street or something.

    The other half of the time I carry a Colt CCO lightweight 1911, IWB (right, rear, about 4:30) in a Milt Sparks Summer Special. I put another 8 round mag in knife pouch on the left side of the belt. That gives me 15 rounds of 45ACP leaves all my pockets free for stuff (like keys and a small flashlight).

    The 1911 actually conceals better and is often more comfortable. If I'm driving, it's easier to get to. A gun in a front pants pocket is difficult to draw when sitting and about impossible to draw with a seatbelt on. The only drawback to IWB for me is it takes longer to put on the belt, holster, mag pouch, holster the gun.

    I carry the 1911 with a round chambered, hammer cocked, safety on. I never had a safety disengage accidentally and even if it did, the 1911 has a second grip safety. I would never put anything in the trigger guard of any of my guns.

    I actually prefer a revolver for CCW for reliability reasons. I don't 100% trust magazines to always feed properly. I'm not 100% confortable with just 5 rounds of 38 Special plus reload though either. Also with speed strips, the revolver isn't as quick to reload as the semi. I need to try a larger, heavier revolver in .357 IWB one day and see how I like it. Or maybe I just need to try the J-frame IWB.
     
  9. gbran

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    How YOU carry will depend on what you carry and how you dress. I't an evolving process to find what works for YOU.

    As to carrying with one in the chamber.............. Don't buy or carry any gun you don't feel safe carrying with one in the chamber.
     
  10. RioShooter

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    Front right pocket w/holster, .38 snubnose.
     
  11. Bobo

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    1. Do you carry with one in the chamber?
    Absolutely!
    2. How do you carry (Front pocket, back pocket, inside waist band, etc)?
    SmartCarry
    3. Do you prefer revolver or auto?
    Auto
    4. What exact gun do you carry the most?
    Kel-Tec P-3AT

    Also, what are those little trigger safety things that you can stick behind the trigger to keep it from depressing then just pop it out when your ready to shoot called?
    Trigger Block
     
  12. raghorn

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    1. Always
    2. IWB holster behind strongside hip (Ted Blocker DA-3 holster)
    3. Auto
    4. FN Hi-Power 9mm
     
  13. Ringer

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    1. Yes, one in the chamber (when applicable)
    2. IWB mostly, OWB sometimes - especially at home and in the car, pocket every now and then (on my thigh when driving through/in Ohio :mad: )
    3. Semi-Auto, but carry revolver sometimes
    4. Kahr PM9, Para Tac-S, Ruger SP101

    Dangerous....If you are not comfortable carrying, and operating, a gun with no safety get a different gun. My opinion of course. That's one of the things I like about my PM9 and SP101, draw and shoot.
     
  14. Czar

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    1: Yes
    2: Left Ankle (New years resolution is to get a IWB)
    3: AUTO
    4: CZ75 Compact 9mm 14+1 Hydrashok & Spare mag with FMJ

    My personal preference is to carry with the hammer down safety off since it has less propensity to get caught up in my pant leg.
     
  15. Black Majik

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    1. Absolutely, always
    2. Right side OWB, 4 o'clock
    3. Auto
    4. HK P2000 V3 9mm

    You're thinking of a cominolli safety. A complete waste of time and money. Just get a proper holster that covers the whole trigger.
     
  16. redneckrepairs

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    1. A gun that is unsafe fully loaded should not be a carry pistol.
    2. Inside waistband and other.
    3.for myself thin is inn so i prefer single stack autos.
    4. toss up between Kahr p9 and a 1911 clone ( kimber if it matters )
    If i could suggest to you as a new CCW holder something i would like to .

    Get some quality training from a nationaly recognised trainer , be it gunsite , LFI, taylor , farnam or whomeaver . but invest a bit of time and money in training . It will pay dividends beyond the cost for you .
     
  17. pax

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    1. Yes. Nothing more useless than an empty gun!

    2. Kydex IWB, tuckable, appendix carry (between hip & belly button).

    3. Auto; when I first started out I knew I wasn't a good enough shot to give up 4 to 6 extra rounds.

    4. Glock 26.

    pax
     
  18. Shaughn Leayme

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    1. yes
    2. My time IWB company time OWB in their approved holster if you want to carry on their dime.:rolleyes: just slightly past the 3 o'clock position
    3. Auto
    4. 1911 45 acp
     
  19. RNB65

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    >1. Do you carry with one in the chamber?

    Always.

    >2. How do you carry (Front pocket, back pocket, inside waist band, etc)?

    Depends on the weather and style of dress. I use coat pocket, front pants pocket and IWB.

    >3. Do you prefer revolver or auto?

    I prefer semi-auto but I carry both depending on the situation.

    >4. What exact gun do you carry the most?

    I split between a Kahr P9 and a S&W Mod 60. I carry the P9 when I use a holster and the Mod 60 when I carry without a holster.
     
  20. chenzzo

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    1. every time
    2. IWB in the summer, OWB sometimes in winter if I can wear a coat
    3. semi-auto
    4. SW 5906 9mm
     
  21. geterdone

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    If you carry it is for a reason.Protect your life and your family...LOADED. Otherwise it is worthless. You're weapon is dictated by what you wear from a P-3at to a 45 ACP. Never leave home without it. You will never live to regret it !
     
  22. JCF

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    Yes

    2. How do you carry (Front pocket, back pocket, inside waist band, etc)?
    Right hip IWB

    3. Do you prefer revolver or auto?
    80/20 auto

    4. What exact gun do you carry the most?
    G26/SP101 (2" DAO .357mag)
     
  23. browningguy

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    IWB leather holster, BHP Practical, round chambered, cocked and locked, the way Mr. Browning intended.

    PracticalCocoboloGrips1.jpg
     
  24. ProguninTN

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    Preferences

    1. Yes
    2. IWB or OWB
    3. Both
    4. Ruger SP101 or Ruger P89
     
  25. .cheese.

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    1. Always
    2. OWB in a Galco Combat master and a Bianchi OWB mag-pouch for a spare mag.
    3. Semi-Auto (Unless you carry a registered Glock 18, I don't think you can carry "auto")
    4. Glock 27 (.40 S&W)

    Also) I don't know the exact name of them, "trigger-stops" maybe? I don't recommend them though. Instead - carry a gun with at least a trigger-safety. Glock - or if you want an additional safety - the Springfield XD has a trigger safety and a grip safety - and now comes in a sub-compact too.
     
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