Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Keoni, Apr 7, 2022.
on belt, P9-IWB, PM9-shoulder holster or ankle, P380-pocket. What say you?
I'm wondering if a year from now you'll still be carrying 4 guns.
I never carry more than two at one time. More often than not, P9 or P45 at waist and 380 in pocket.
I like the P9 in shoulder holster for long vehicle trips. Usually don't carry extra mags on me, a couple in vehicle. Extra ammo if I'm gone more than a day. Shotgun for camping.
German Shepherd usually in back seat.
four simultaneously or just one or two depending on circumstance?
The original post can be interpreted either way. It's cool you have the whole family.
FOUR modes of carry?
Since you asked: I say you should find one primary mode of carry, practice and train with it regularly. Stick to it. Should you ever be in a situation where you need a handgun, you don't want to be scrabbling about your body whilst trying to remember in which of four locations you're carrying your handgun today.
While I will augment my normal carry (strong side, OWB) with a shoulder holster -- solely for reasons of comfort and accessability -- on occasion for long drives in motor vehicles,
I train almost exclusively with my primary mode of carry.
Pocket carry and ankle carry I find next to useless, but that's simply my opinion, since I subscribe to that uncommon desire to be able to quickly deploy a handgun should it become necessary.
P.S. - My German Shepherd always rides in the co-pilot seat.
Its interesting to go to news and search "store shooting" (lots of results) - just a few recent examples:
Of course, if these did not happen specifically where one shops they are irrelevant.
I now keep a Kahr CM9 in the glove compartment. If I forget my R9, I can at least put the CM9 in my pocket before I leave my car...
But then sometimes I forget to put that back in the glove compartment.
I occasionally carry a backup, but I'm of the opinion (just mine) that mobility is important to survival as is firepower, and that much hardware is too heavy and bulky.
Imagine a traffic stop with all those guns.
But carrying two different firearms on you makes sense while traveling. I pocket something light and use my G26 or P365/380 in one of my shoulder holsters. Just having options is good. And I have been pulled over, for speeding, and informed the trooper that I was carrying and what I was carrying. Had a nice conversion about my Galco Lite and Alabama Pocket Holster. Neither acted like they felt threatened by me having two weapons on me. But you also carry two single stacked pistols. Both of their capacity and size may not equal most one double stacked capacity most folks claim to carry. And you have options of drawing in case one to not accessible. Weird how other folks do not think people other than themselves train also. I wonder if they moved their weapon a few inches one way or another if they wouldn’t be able to get to it by the way they speak. Guess some of us are more flexible than others. And that ok.
I also pack an AR carbine in the back, in a case. I travel from OH to MO a lot to take care of my Mother and see my son. Been through Louisville KY and St Louis MO during protests. Not fun.
I also take my Malinios with me everywhere I go. They are my service dogs. They are trained well, and meet all ADA guidelines. They also are Mals, so no one really wants to get close to me. Always a good thing.
I don’t like have too many different magazines laying around. I’m older and have whittled my firearms down to that I will carry, 22lr pistols I train and have fun with, and couple of 1911s to say I have them. I use to own nothing but Glocks, but I didn’t like the different caliber mags being just alike. Color base plates work, it I just don’t like it. So if I had your pistols, I would settle on the 380 for the pocket, and figure if I wanted a 45 or 9mm for belt or shoulder carry. But that’s just me.
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Out of your CCW line-up I would probably go with the P9 IWB and the PM9 in the front pocket, along with a couple of spare P9 mags. Could also go with the PM9 IWB and the P380 in the front pocket.
Good idea. Accessibility while driving can turn out to be very important.
Absolutely! I started out with pocket carry, but at the time I did not realize the importance of presenting the firearm from any position, and being able to draw while moving.
One of the reasons I chose AIWB in front of the hip, not the straight drop 12 o’clock that’s so popular, is that it’s easy to reach in the car.
The primary reasons are comfort and concealment in all situations, the car thing is a happy bonus though.
That told me that, were anything to "go down" that I couldn't avoid, to go straight for the Ruger LCP-MAX in my front pocket (the presence of which I immediately confirmed.) It was nice to know already that my primary was absent, and that my secondary was not. Fortunately, the need for that knowledge did not arise.
I always carry a reload. Even if I'm carrying 2 guns. Will the PM9 use the P9's magazines? If it does carry a spare P9 magazine.
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