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Over 60 yrs old carry?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by bikerdoc, Jul 15, 2011.

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  1. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    Very simple question. If your over 60 What do you carry?

    Me. A 357 Ruger. Either SP 101. or Service Six.

    On ocaision a 1911. or CZ 75.
     
  2. Rexster

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    I will bookmark this, and get back with you in ten years and three months. ;)

    I specifically bought my 3.06" SP101 with my later years in mind. (I already owned snubby-er versions.) More sight radius helps older eyes, and the slightly longer barrel results in a more favorable balance, plus the extra weight mitigates recoil a bit.
     
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  3. 1911Tuner

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    I'm sneakin' up on 6 decades, so I guess I can play.

    It depends a lot on where I plan to go.

    I carry a 1911 sometimes, but most of the time, I've got my old 3-inch Model 13 in the coveted spot. I've even been known to stick a .44 Special Cimarron Thunderer or a 4.625-inch New Vaquero into the front of my pants for a quick trip to the grocery store or the local video emporium.

    Not real high-speed/low-drag stuff...is it? :)
     
  4. BullRunBear

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    Not quite 60 yet but very close. It'll be the same as in my 50s: Sp101 in 357 (loaded with 38 special +P) or CZ 75b. But I'm a big guy who wears well supported baggy pants so I can pocket carry.

    Jeff
     
  5. Vern Humphrey

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    I carry a Kimber Classic, the MK I version, and have for the last 15 years or so. Before that I carried an Argentine M1927 (basically an M1911 made on Colt machinery, under Colt supervision in Argentina.)
     
  6. Jonah71

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    I'll be 59 in Dec. I don't worry so much about concealment in the town of 3000 where I live and I OC my G 23 or Kimber .45 most of the time. Not a big deal at all in this community. (a VERY safe place) But when out of town I carry the Mod. 36 5 shot Chief's Special in my pocket and the G 26 OWB if I'm wearing a pull over shirt that doesn't print too much. But the truth is, the older I get, the less I leave town. I don't OC in Kansas City, or any other large city. Just asking for a problem imo. I do think that criminals see the elderly as easy and soft targets so we need to be constantly aware of what's going on around us. I also have a very noticable limp/dissability, so I do keep my ONE good eye open.
     
  7. Cemo

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    Over 60 and retired. For the summer I pocket carry a S&W 642 or Ruger LCP with holsters. The rest of the year I mostly carry lightweight mid size autos in 9mm or .45. When working around the farm my Ruger SP101 is my most constant companion and one of my most favorite handguns.
     
  8. doc540

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    And I shoot it enough to have confidence in it and be reasonably accurate.

    When dressed appropriately I carry this in .40:
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    And before long I'll be carrying this in a Mitch Rosen when wearing a tux:
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    se fla i love claymores 01/sot
    almost there,glock 26 in my pocket,2 glock 17 mags in the other
     
  10. Clifford

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    My dad carried up until the age of 57. 95% Of the time it was with a model 60.
     
  11. Dogguy

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    Over 60, under 70.

    Glock 26 or S&W 642 in pocket holsters. If possible to dress for it, either a SIG P229 or Glock 19.

    I'm currently deciding if a .380 might work in place of the 642. I like snubby revolvers but I can't shoot them for beans.
     
  12. Cocked & Locked

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    67 here and retired 14 years ago at 53. I've made the full swing from revolvers to 1911's, on to Glocks and SIG's, and nowback to revolvers 90% of the time.

    Ruger DAO SP101 .357 usually is top choice, followed by a J-frame S&W. Of course I've got some bigger revolvers as well.

    If I'm in the bottom feeder mode its a S&W 908 9mm or a SIG P220 .45 acp.

    In the late 1960's in LEO certification training we were told before going to the range to start qualification, "When you show up tomorrow have only Colt or Smith & Wesson double action revolvers in .38 special or .357 magnum caliber. Do not bring any type of automatic or single action cowboy type handguns. We will be shooting .38 special ammo only."

    In those days most Rugers were considered cowboy guns.
     
  13. Toforo

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    Well, I'm only 54.5 but -

    Jonah71, are you the OTHER me???

    I'm in Columbia MO and don't really do a lot of big-city stuff anymore either (unless I HAVE to) and I ALSO keep my ONE good eye open and travel a bit slower with a limp (orthotics/both feet) .....

    I carry a .45 Colt Defender most the time with either a KelTec380 or a .38 Ultra-Lite close by....

    ...Being slower and half blind, someone may mistakenly consider me an easier target - but that'll be a costly mistake....
     
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    I carry a Springfield Ultra Compact in 45ACP...
     
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    Glocks and Berettas...

    :)
     
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    Model 37, Kel-Tec P32, and a Beretta 21a .22 around the place. My priorities are reliable, small, light.
     
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    A S&W 340 M&P for always and everywhere but often supplemented by something extra.
     
  18. Old Shooter

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    I'm 65 and most times carry a Kel-Tec P-11. When colder weather and/or clothing permits I'll sometimes take the 1911 commander for a ride.
     
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    I turned 63 last month. I carry a Kahr CM9 but will carry my Kahr CW45 when the weather changes this fall. I sometimes throw my LCP or P32 in my pocket for a quick trip to the carry out. I just got a Colt Agent circa 1967 that will definitely join the rotation.
     
  20. SwampWolf

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    Too close to seventy to smile about it and though I'm not sure how age figures into which carry gun is most appropriate, since the question was asked and I've found the responses interesting, my answer(s) depends on the climate and social context and involves one of the following handguns: Ruger LCP .380ACP, Colt Cobra .38 Special, Smith & Wesson Model 6906 9mm Luger, or SIG Model 220 Carry .45 ACP.
    My modes of carry include ankle holster with thumbbreak (tb), belly band, pocket holster, iwb holster with tb or strong-side hip holster with tb; the choice of which, again, depends on the weather and/or social circumstance I find myself in.
     
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    well i'm only 22 but my grandmother is 82 and carrys a glock 26 everyday. my grandfather carried a m1911a1 till the day he died. my girlfriend's grandmother carried a colt detective special everywhere. and my mother who just turned 60 carries a s&w m&p in 9mm just like my uncle who is 62.
     
  22. rich642z

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    I am 57 and I carry a SP101 with at least 4 HKS speedloaders in my vest.
     
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    1911 Commander (.45ACP)
     
  24. Dave T

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    I have to look behind me to see 60 so I guess I qualify (LOL).

    Lately it's been either a first issue Kimber Compac Stainless Aluminum or a Glock 36. Believe it or not, despite its blockier appearance the Glock has more rounded edges and corners and pokes me less than the Kimber. I go back to the Kimber because I've always shot the 1911 trigger better than the Glock and probably always will.

    Dave
     
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    I'm 66. Carry a Ruger LCP always -as backup. Most frequent carry is a Colt New Agent.
     
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