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Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Great Scot, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. Great Scot

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    Does anyone else use what I call a “grab and go” gun? Specifically, a pocket pistol of marginal caliber for those short tasks, like walking dog, grabbing milk, etc. I have 3 guns that fill those niche and I’m curious what people thought of my options. They are a NAA .22 magnum, a .22 Beretta Bobcat and a Astra Cub in .25.

    Before people start telling me to carry at least a .380, I’ll say that I own 2 .380 pocket pistols and I hate shooting them, so they don’t make it into my carry rotation. I also have a couple subcompact 9mms that I use for CCW most of the time.
     
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    Any gun I own that has a Sticky holster is a "grab and go" gun to me.

    SP101
    P224
    G23

    Appendix carry with a Sticky is fast and simple.

    I also have an LCR and G42, but I consider those backup guns.
     
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  3. 340PD

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    P365 or LCP
     
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  4. Boarhunter

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    A Smith 43C 22LR revolver is always in my front right pocket. Always.

    BOARHUNTER
     
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  5. AK103K

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    Nope. I just wear the same gun I always do, all day every day, a Glock 17.

    I do have another 17, and a few others, in their own El Paso Tanker holsters, that would qualify as "grab and go" for special needs though. :)
     
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  6. Seery

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    Grab-and-go or business as usual, there's always a Glock 42 in my FR pocket.
     
  7. ClickClickD'oh

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    I have a Beretta 950 that I wore during my pizza delivery days, since we had to wear a uniform that wouldn't hide squat. I called it my nose gun, since I figured that's about it's effective range.

    Haven't taken it out of the safe in years. Not a big fan of carrying a gun like that unless I have no other options.
     
  8. sigp6

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    Yep, same!
     
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    Most assuredly!

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  10. armedwalleye

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    NAA .22LR in a kydex neck cord holster, an LCP in a pocket, or a Sig 238 in a Desantis thumb break metal clip belt holster depending on where I'm headed.
     
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  11. Armored farmer

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    Lcp. All day long.
     
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  12. unclenunzie

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    LCP II would qualify as grab and go for me, but I find it just as quick to IWB my G48.
     
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  13. Trunk Monkey

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    I carry at home so my "grab and go" gun is a Glock 26. On the rare occasion that I'm not carrying the Glock 26 I'm carrying a Ruger LC9.
     
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  14. Corpral_Agarn

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    The one I put in my pants all the time is pretty much the one (like 95% of the time):
    Sig P239

    Sometimes a Smith pre-model 10

    If I'm headed the mountains, I grab my SAA and belt rig.
     
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    My CCW shield 9.
     
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    Instead of “grab and go” I put them in the “dead and gone” class. Guns such as these give a false sense of security. Why is your life worth less when walking your dog as for when you go to town for shopping?

    No doubt this is not the answer you are looking for.
     
  17. bdickens

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    Likewise. I don't do such things. If I am going to be armed, I just go armed. When I can't be, I lock it up in the car until I come back out.
     
  18. 40-82

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    Never thought of the concept quite in that way. Your view is interesting. I collect and love pocket pistols, but I wear them either as backups or on days in very hot weather in situations where I can't wear many clothes, and I'll be under a degree of scrutiny. If I'm stepping into Walmart with my shirttail out, it's nobody business why. If somebody bothers to suspect the shirttail conceals a heavy belt gun, I wouldn't particularly care. At a party or a business meeting, the standard for concealment might be a bit higher, leaving me to the smaller gun.

    The curious thing is that as much as I love the little dinky pistols and revolvers I don't consider them either convenient or comfortable. Comfort is something big, that's close.

    Take last night after midnight, I wanted to go outside to check the temperature in my outdoor stove. I didn't bother with trousers with a belt. Lighter would have been any little pocket pistol, but I wanted to be comfortable and quick. For me, in that moment that meant a hand carried Smith & Wesson 627-0 with a powerful flashlight in my off hand.

    There are things out there in the dark.
     
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  19. Sovblocgunfan

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    Depending on where I am going and what time of day, I will drop a j-frame .38 in my pocket on the way out the door.

    Otherwise I’m usually found with a P365.
     
  20. Kleanbore

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    I cannot understand the reasoning.

    Yes. Why vary?


    I tend to agree.
     
  21. Corpral_Agarn

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    Because I want to.

    Not every gun is my preference for every purpose/situation.

    That's why there's different guns.
     
  22. Kleanbore

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    Of course.

    I was referring to your 95%. No reason to do something different just to get milk
     
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  24. Targa

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    I have a Remington RM380 for that task
     
  25. needmorecowbell

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    Mines more related to exercising. When jogging or cycling I throw my Taurus 738 .380 in a pocket or pouch. That’s typically only time I go that small.
     
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