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Is your CCW the same as your HD gun?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by MPanova, Oct 1, 2007.

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Is your HD weapon the same as your CCW?

  1. Same

    90 vote(s)
    39.1%
  2. Different

    140 vote(s)
    60.9%
  1. MPanova

    MPanova Member

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    This question was inspired by another poll about +1 in your HD gun. As I stated in that post I keep my HD gun at max capacity +1 as it is also my CCW. I take it off before bed and pit it on in the morning so its always loaded 12+1 , It is a 24/7 Pro 45.

    How many people use the CCW as there HD gun?

    If you use 2 different weapons let us know what they are and why you chose to use different ones or why you choose to use the same one.

    I use the same one because my 24/7 has never failed me in over 1000 rounds of SD ammo and It is the gun I am most accurate with.
     
  2. Guitargod1985

    Guitargod1985 Senior Member

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    My regular concealed carry guns are for just that: concealment. They are an HK P2000sk (9x19), a Taurus 605 (.357 mag), and a Sig P229 (.40 S&W). Concealment needs and attire will dictate which one I carry at any particular time.

    In my own home I keep a 12 ga Mossberg at the ready because I don't have to worry who sees it. It's preferable to me to use a more powerful gun when I can get away with it. I also have a Ruger P90 as a backup. If things get completely out of hand, there's always a couple of Kalashnikovs as a last resort. But I would never use one in an apartment setting unless I were in some trouble so serious that a shotgun wouln't solve it.

    Having said that, I can see how someone with a concealed weapon license and only one gun would use the same one for both purposes, but if you have a shotgun, that's the REAL home defense weapon.
     
  3. Zen21Tao

    Zen21Tao Senior Member

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    HD and Carry have very different characteristics. First of all, I find my 9mm AR carbine and Winchester defender 12 gauge shotgun to be much better HD choices than a handgun. These would hardly work as CCW firearms.

    But, when it comes to a handgun within my reach for HD, I prefer the fullsize double stack HK USP or fullsize double stack Para Ordnance Tac-4. However, when it comes to CCW, I prefer one of my compact single stack pistols (Sig P239, Sig P245, Para Carry 6.45, Kahr PM40, etc.) as this reduces printing through my clothing.
     
  4. kframe357

    kframe357 New Member

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    For carry I use a Para CCW .45, commander length single stack, very easy to "hide".
    For HD I use a Sig P229 .40, it has night sights and a hi-cap mag. It is a little larger (harder to "hide") and my wife (who doesn't enjoy shooting) can use it easily (no safety and night sights). That being said, I'll use a potato gun if that's all I can reach :evil:.
     
  5. Steelharp

    Steelharp Member

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    Pretty much the same. G17 at home (with an 870, as well), G19 for CCW.
     
  6. glockman19

    glockman19 Senior Member

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    I have smaller guns for CCW including a Glock 26, S&W 442 & 642, and a Ultra Kimber. I do use them as HD guns also but my main HD guns are Glock 19, S&W 686 & 629, Kimber full size 1911's and a Beretta 97. in addition so shotguns, & CQB rifles.
     
  7. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Senior Member

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    I have a S&W mod 10 in each of the night stands next to the bed. Carry piece is loaded and in the Gun/reloading Room.
     
  8. Black Majik

    Black Majik Senior Member

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    Well, both are HKs.

    CCW: P2000 9mm V3 DA/SA
    HD: USP .45 fullsize w/ Surefire X200A
     
  9. waterhouse

    waterhouse Senior Member

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    I use different ones. My carry gun is small and flat and easily concealable. My HD pistol is a full size gun with a light on it.
     
  10. 308win

    308win Senior Member

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    My carry weapon is easily concealed. My HD weapons are an 870HD and a Colt 1991A1. The Colt could be concealed in a pinch with the right gear but then I wouldn't have a reason for another gun.

    I know, I know - who needs reasons!
     
  11. mavracer

    mavracer Senior Member

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    full size 1911 for home.Tauri 605/905, S&W 442, HK p7psp,AMT backup 45 and seecamp for carry( no not all at once)
     
  12. Landric

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    My home defense handgun is a Beretta M9A1 with Trijicons and a Streamlight M-3. My primary CCW handgun is a Beretta 92D Type M Compact. Basically the same function (with the exception of being DAO) as the M9A1, but smaller and lighter. I have been known to carry a full size 92FS concealed from time to time, but the M9A1 with the rail is too bulky for that in my opinion. I have other CCW guns as well, but the Type M is what I carry the most.
     
  13. hceptj

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    different...home is ruger sp101 .357 (wife) and glock g30 (me)...ccw varies depending on my mood...
     
  14. Robert Hairless

    Robert Hairless Senior Member

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    Nope. Usually a shotgun for home defense and a Glock for carry. If someone figures out a way to pocket carry a Benelli M1 Super 90, though, the Glocks are history.
     
  15. Jimmie

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    One is a 6", the other's a snubbie. While the snubbie could fill both roles, each is more fitting in one role. The 6" might be replaced by a 12ga - still trying to figure that one out.
     
  16. MJZZZ

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    I used to use my 8+1 shot full sized 1911 for HD and have switched to a CZ 75B Compact with 14+1. I get way better shot placement on my follow up shots, it just makes sense to go with the CZ. Now my carry gun in cooler weather is the Kimber Ultra CDP II, lighter clothing will see the Kel Tec PF 9 after I get it broken in. Mike
     
  17. StrikeEagle

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    Same. Colt Combat Commander with Seecamp DA conversion.

    It's been my main carry gun for 35 years, and it's an old friend. At night it's closeby while I sleep.
     
  18. 2sigs

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    I've grown fond of my P239 9mm and it is near the maglight which lights the dial which opens the vault which opens the chioces considerably, all within the same 2 footsteps...

    -2sigs
     
  19. RandomMan

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    Same.

    In the morning I decide which gun I will carry based on the weather and clothing needs. After that I get "dressed" and then in the evening when I go to bed my concealed gun for the day serves nightstand duty through the night. Lately, it's a Ruger GP100 4", it could also be a 4" S&W 64, or my Colt Agent.

    -Rob
     
  20. Cannonball888

    Cannonball888 Senior Member

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    My CCWs are either P3AT, S&W 340PD, or SA LW 1911 depending on what I'm wearing. My HD nightstand gun is a S&W M&P 40 to fight my way to a gun safe containing assorted loaded longarms (11-87, AR, AK, M1A, SKS)
     
  21. apollosmith

    apollosmith New Member

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    I have a Beretta 92FS in my bed-side Gunvault at all times. That way my wife can get to it when I'm gone. Before climbing into bed, my XD subcompact goes from my holster to my safe with my Beretta. I have a Beretta shotgun in the closet and an assortment of hunting rifles downstairs. I'm never more than a few seconds from a gun.

    But, my CCW is the gun I'd grab first at night.
     
  22. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Senior Member

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    Yes and no.

    My primary HD weapon is a Remington 870 loaded with #4 buck. My backup is an M-1 carbine, intended primarily for my wife. I believe that whenever possible, your first option should be a long gun. When I am out of the PDRK and back into a pickup in which my kids won't be riding behind the driver's seat, I will always have an SKS handy.

    As for which handgun I keep in the house, yes it is the same one I carry. I feel that most of the emphasis on 'carry guns' is hyped by the magazines and an industry that has found a new market of people with a newfound option of concealing handguns, and therefore wants to convince us that no matter what handgun works best for you, you must get the chopped double-stack version for carry or you will never be comfortable and never be able to keep it concealed. My 12 years of CCW experience has shown this to be false. Use the gun that works best for you, REGARDLESS OF SIZE.
     
  23. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Senior Member

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    S&W M638 for SD and a 12 ga shotgun for HD.
     
  24. 3fgburner

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    Mossberg 500 for HD, one of the assorted 9x18s plus a P3AT for CCW.
     
  25. James NM

    James NM Member

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    dbl post - computer froze:cuss:
     

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