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Do ya ever fret about which gun to carry

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by 357smallbore, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. 357smallbore

    357smallbore Member

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    If you own several handguns, and several of them are guns you could carry on a daily basis. Do ya every go back and forth on which one to carry? Or is one a favorite that see all the carry attention?
    Me I have 3-5 that I rotate every now and then. I love my revolvers, but lately I carry my Shield 9. I really love this weapon.
     
  2. TonyAngel

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    Nope. I have one carry gun and know it intimately.
     
  3. 375supermag

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    Never fret about what to carry.
    Springfield Armory 1911 .45ACP
     
  4. Ironicaintit

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    No not at all. Hi-power fits my entire fashion ensemble, and every social occasion
     
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  5. OneFreeTexan

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    Looks like the winner is.....One gun, know it well, and use it.
     
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    I don’t call it a “rotation,” as that implies staying within a specific order, and/or giving equal time to each weapon. I simply carry what works for the clothing I am wearing. I may carry the same individual handgun, day after day, for weeks, or may carry two or three different guns, within the same day.

    I will cite three handguns, within my reach, at this moment. One is a 3” Wiley Clapp GP100, with an XS Sights Big Dot Tritium front, and a Novak rear. This is a wonderful night-time weapon, but not the best for long-range use, in good light. Another is a 4” Ruger Speed Six, with low-profile factory fixed sights, and compact grips that enable it to slip nicely into a Wilderness Safepacker. Then, there is my full-lug 4” GP100, with adjustable sights, providing the best sight picture for a longer-range engagement.

    There are times that it is not convenient for me to dress around a rubber-gripped, duty-sized firearm. My 2.75” Speed Six and 2” Model 64 have compact, slim wood grips. Or, I may choose to carry one of more of my 2.25” or 3” SP101 five-guns. Notably, there is room on an SP101’s grip for my skinny fingers, so my pinkie finger is contributing to controlling the weapon.

    I had tended, for a while, to default to carrying G17 Glocks, but the lack of opportunities to train has the Glocks in mothballs, as my Glock skills are much more perishable than my DA revolvering skills.
     
  8. 12Bravo20

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    I carry either my Sig P938 or one of my 1911's. They both have similar single action triggers and manual of arms. On a rare occasion that I have to dress nice (suit and tie) I'll throw the Kel-Tec P3AT in a pocket and go. Not much to think about .
     
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  9. mokin

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    No. I've carried a Glock 29 for many years now. I bought a Kimber K6s a couple of months ago that I have been shooting a lot and occasionally carry. I feel that they are both reliable and capable guns. I need to work on that "box of holsters".
     
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  10. WrongHanded
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    A little while ago, I decided to stop switching carry guns and focus on one design. So I chose Glock. A G23 and a G22, both converted to .357 Sig. The G22 has a mounted light and serves as HD and Winter SD gun. The G23 will does Spring, Summer and Fall SD.

    I sometimes carry different guns in the woods (revolvers), and sometime a Sig P224 around the house. But the mainstay pistols for EDC are those two Glocks. Occasionally I also carry a BUG.
     
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  11. CopperFouling

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    I settled on a single carry gun for 95 percent of my carry. After I settled on a single model, I started practicing exclusively with it (including a lot of dry fire drills), and my skills increased quickly. As my time is really limited at the moment, I'd rather be skilled (relatively speaking, of course) with one type of handgun than mediocre with several.
     
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  12. RetiredUSNChief

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    No.

    And no "rotation" either.

    My daily carry is my daily carry. If I carry something else, it's for a very practical, utilitarian reason.

    Like, if my normal EDC is not available for some reason. Or my required dress code does not favor my EDC. Or any other reason in which my normal EDC just isn't practical.
     
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    Ditto. 3” 1911 for me.
     
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    For social work I only carry one type (same manual of arms) , glock.
    Large - g20, for when I'm wearing a jacket or I feel my risk may be higher than normal.
    Medium - g30, for all general use and I can make it work if dressed lightly.
    Small- g42, hottest weather, if I need to pocket carry because I won't have a shirt on (swimming) or if deep concealment is a must.

    Boring. Works for me though. In case it isn't common knowledge by now, g30 is one darn fine gun- just ugly, like me.

    Back country , a revolver is my choice . a big one.
     
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    Nope.

    I've changed carry guns but I do not rotate them. I carry one until I decide something is better for my situation.
     
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  16. Arkansas Paul

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    My carry gun is the only gun I have that is strictly a tool. I don't get a lot of enjoyment from it, it just serves a purpose.
    So I only have one.
    There is another I'd like to have though, and I may upgrade soon.
     
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    Went back and forth for years thinking there was something better.

    Just use a J frame now with no frets.
     
  18. U.S.SFC_RET

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    More accurately described as optional vs rotation. I have the choice of a P238, P938, P365 and a J frame. Whatever fits the occasion with what I am wearing.
     
  19. bannockburn

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    Pretty much set on a Kahr CM9 for a semi-auto and a S&W 638 for my revolver.
     
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    Same for me, just one, a P365. No need for anything else.
     
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    My minimum is a Glock 19/23 - which of those is not a real tough decision, 23 is preferred.
    If possible I will carry bigger, Glock 35 or 41; I like both of those, tough choice.
     
  22. bikerdoc

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    I used to call it the Folger decision.
    The best part of waking up is choosing your EDC.
    Been carrying 52 years
    No more, of late I carry my 1911, exclusively. The gun I know best, shoot well, and have complete confidence in.
     
  23. bearcreek

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    I carry one gun, with the option of a single stack 9 for the extremely rare occasion (as in once every couple years) where I need to deep conceal. Most gun owners (and carriers) don't get nearly enough training and practice to become competent fighting with one type of firearm, let alone multiple types.
     
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    For me it's seasonal.

    I have a hot-weather handgun, a cool-weather one, and a cold-weather one. I live in Texas, so that last one doesn't get as much use.

    They are all the same "manual of arms", DAO with no safety.
     
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