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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. Stealth01

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    I'm 67 this Friday and what I carry "depends" on the weather and what I'm wearing. Hot days and it's the LCP, in a pocket holster, or an in-waist-band holster; cooler days and it's a P238 in a holster on my belt (don"t even know it's there) and finally (when I can wear heavier clothing), a Wilson Combat, Bill Wison Carry!
     
  2. 2zulu1

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    How I made it past the big 6 is beyond comprehension. :)

    It depends, not there yet, :D when working at my place a Colt 1911 in .38Super when weather is cooler, but when there are mountain lion/s on the property it's an automatic change to a scandium N-frame M327 TRR8. Hear a bear huffing nearby, or hiking in active bear country, it's a M29 Mountain loaded with Sierra 300gr JSPs.

    Go to town is a Colt 1911 XSE in .45auto, loaded with RA45TPs and extra mags of RA45B.

    Bob
     
  3. OldmanFCSA

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    Stainless Berretta 96 with Crinsom Trace laser in Serbu holster behind right hip.
    Berretta 21A in right front pocket (wish it fed a full clip).
    Blued Berretta 96 in Serbu holster on left side cross-draw.

    And in my younger days, a mini-uzi under my suit-jacket.
    2 reloads for all, flashlight, large knife, small knife, brass-knuck, - good thing I survived being young & stupid!
     
  4. SK2344

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    I don't mean to be disrespectful but what does 60 years old have to do with anything?
    I'm 67 and I carry the most reliable weapons money can buy that always go bang when I pull the trigger. My EDC is a Glock 36, Optional carry is my Glock 26 and I will sometime carry my S&W snub nose in .38. After 10 plus years of shooting Glocks, I am still waiting for my first malfunction. If I live to reach 80, I will still carry the Glock.
     
  5. bikerdoc

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    Nothing, just wanted to what other guys our age carried.
     
  6. scaatylobo

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    I have read all the posts and just have to ask,why do any believe they are safer in summer than in winter ?.

    Many state they carry a much larger caliber in winter as its easier to conceal,but does that mean your safer in one season moreso than the other ?.

    I am of the firm opinion that the weather has little to do with my safety,so I carry the same gun regardless of the weather.

    YES,it takes a bit of preparation to EDC a real gun.

    BUT,I can promise that if you are ever in a SHTF moment [ been there ] that you will be REALLY sorry if your packing a mouse gun in place of your real hardware.
     
  7. Vern Humphrey

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    I'm not sure I understand it, either. The logic seems to be you wear a T-shirt in summer, and a coat in winter, so you can conceal a bigger gun.

    I make my own holsters, and I can conceal a full-size M1911 under a tucked-in T-shirt, so that's what I carry, winter or summer.
     
  8. antiquus

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    S&W 242 usually. Sometimes a FEG PA-63 or CZ-82, I like the Makarov guns generally. Sometimes a 686+, or a USP 9. There's usually a PT-22 around because .22's are so useful for varmints of all sizes. I lost the LCR to the wife. :(
     
  9. Water-Man

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    Depends on where I'm going, what I'm doing and the weather. I carry a .380 pocket pistol, 9mm semi, .45 Colt revolver and a 1911 Gov't. at the present time.
     
  10. GCBurner

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    I'm not planning on carrying anything different when I hit 60 than I do now, unless something changes to allow Open Carry here by then. If I didn't have to worry about concealment, I'd carry a full size gun most of the time. Now I mostly carry a J-frame .38 or .380 ACP in a pocket or IWB holster.
     
  11. 340PD

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    At 66. Kimber Ultra Carry II in a Sparks SSII or a 340pd for pocket carry.
     
  12. JohnBT

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    "and a coat in winter, so you can conceal a bigger gun."

    I just carry a larger pistol in the parka pocket. I have yet to figure out how to quickly get to a holstered BHP or 5" .45 when the parka is zipped up. If it's warm enough to skip zipping the parka I don't wear it.

    As far as t-shirts and belt guns go, maybe I could manage it if I had skinny little hips or no butt or something. Putting a big gun on my hip makes me look like I'm shoplifting a couple of pounds of packaged hamburger under my shirt.

    Seriously, appendix carry works much better for me with a BHP or Colt. It's all about body type.
     
  13. Delford

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    I started cc at age 61. High Noon Split Decision IWB holster holding a Ruger P345.
     
  14. jimbo-indy

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    Turning 62 in a couple of weeks. Normally, it's a CZ97B (45 ACP) in a high ride OWB or a shoulder rig, depending on dress. When I need something smaller, a S&W 442 in a DeSantus pocket holster or Ross OWB thumb-break. In the winter, with heavier dress, a S&W 610, 6 1/2" N frame in a Bianchi X15 shoulder rig. I tend to like all steel guns, don't mind the extra weight with a good holster. Carry every day, all day. Even at home.
     
  15. BRE346

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    Well, youngsters I didn't get anxious about carrying a gun until I turned 85. Then after playing with a few I chose 9mm and because I'm still curious cat I chose auto. I bought cheap and made it work, then another and another and some better brands. A snubby chopped at my hands so I traded for a S&W 60-4 revolver and fell in love. I carry a Taurus PT-111 9mm auto with a 24/7 compact for an alternate. I wish I could handle a Ruger SP101 or was big enough to carry a Springfield XD-9 Service, two fine guns.

    I turned 86, Monday. Life is good.
     
  16. Springville Pop

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    I'm 66, got my CCW a couple of weeks ago...still waiting on holster!:( I'll be carrying a Springfield XD40 sub compact.
     
  17. Cuzzin

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    62 - carry an airlite SW 360PD.
     
  18. lanceman193

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    Also old enough to play...

    I keep a little Ruger LCP or a Kahr Mk9 Elite 03 in my pocket. In my cars I also carry a S&W 3913 hard chromed/modified by Karl Sokol, a 1973 armoloyed Charter Arms 44 Bulldog, and a pre-lock S&W 649 .357,depending on which vehicle I'm in. All of my other S&Ws are just too damn' nice to leave out of the 1000 pound safe bolted to the concrete floor. Beside my bed is a CZ 75B SP-01 which I completely trust with 19 rounds of 9mm hollow points and night sights. I also have a locked garage, alarm systems on house, garage and cars, a big mean shepherd/wolf mix, and a pump shotgun. :)
     
  19. Elm Creek Smith

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    Okay, I just turned 59, but...

    I carry a S&W Model 13-3, 3 inch .357 Mag, and a Taurus 85SSUL .38 SPL, concealed. I carry a 4 inch .357 Mag S&W Model 681 in my duty holster with the Taurus as backup.

    ECS
     
  20. mgkdrgn

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    Not quite there yet (3.5 yrs to go)...

    My summer (Tshirt and shorts) & around the house carry is a NAA Black Widow in 22mag.

    My "other" is a Taurus 450 in 45 Colt. I do both as pocket carries.
     
  21. Invisible Swordsman

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    I'm 61. Working, in uniform, a SIG 220 or S&W M&P in .40. Off duty, usually a S&W model 638 or Ruger LCR in a pocket holster. Occasionally I'll carry a larger auto if destination or circumstances make it seem advisable.
     
  22. Steve 48

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    I am 60 and have some arthritus problems so I stopped carrying a semi auto and went to a J or K frame with speed loaders. I just don't want any problems with racking the slide. I shoot a revolver very well and feel its my best defense (357 Mag).
     
  23. oldbear

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    S&W M-19 or M-66. On a rare occasion a Taurus 617 .357 Magnum.
     
  24. golden

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    A beretta 86 .380acp just in case

    I am not there yet, but getting there. Just in case age proves to be a problem in handling a gun, I bought a BERETTA 86. This is the mid size BERETTA pistol with 8 shot magazine and a tip open barrel.
    If working the slide becomes a problem, with this gun, I can still get a round into the chamber by popping open the barrel and slipping in a round, then slipping in the magazine.

    My main reason for it is that my wife, who carries a SIG 225 finds racking the slide to load a round into the chamber, the hardest part of shooting a gun. I am bigger and it has never been a problem for me, but the logic of just it case works for me and it was an excuse to buy another gun!

    Otherwise I will carry what I carry now, a BERETTA TOMCAT in .32ACP or WALTHER P-99 or BERETTA 92 Compact when I can cover it with a jacket.

    A full size BERETTA 92 or 96 will remain the house gun.

    Jim
     
  25. asia331

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    Usually either a Colt 1911 or a 4"GP100 .357. Love'em both cannot help cycling between the 2 every few weeks. The one constant though is the always present SP101 back-up.
     
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