Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Charlie Martinez, Oct 4, 2022.
Those that CC 45 ACP; What do you carry and why?
Why? Personal choice. I also often pocket carry an LCP 2 in .380 so I’m not exactly a caliber snob.
I recently picked up a Glock 30 and liked the feel but did not have a chance to fire it. I am extremely fond of my 1911's but I don't believe I could successfully CC one in the year round hot climate where I live.
As far a recoil, I’m not overly sensitive. The day I bought the gun I fired a little over 400 rounds with it, many of which were premium HP’s and +P stuff. Now I will say follow up shots aren’t what I call fast…. To say The least.
I had a Glock 30S for a while. They are about the same size as a 19, and are easy shooters, and carry the same.
If you like the 1911's, they arent hard to carry year round, as long as you have a decent holster and belt. Unless your stuck with an unreasonable manner of dress, that really shouldn't be an issue, especially these days with the more relaxed dress codes.
I carried my Commander, with a double reload, in both a tuckable holster, and one of the undershirt type holsters, under an oxford type dress shirt for a while, and they both worked well too. In that kind of environment, you really dont move around much, so its a lot easier, than if you're more active.
Of course you can. If I can lug a SIG P220 around in West Texas summer heat, you can do it too. Key is a Kore Essentials belt and either a Milt Sparks Criterion (strongside) or JM Custom Kydex AIWB 2.5 with Discreet Carry Concepts clips.
I'll give it a shot. Thanks
You need a quality holster ( Milt Sparks Summer Special) and belt DESIGNED FOR CARRY.
$20 walmart belts need not apply.
I have carried, and may again, an XDS in .45. 5.+1.
Mine needed some work (polishing, hand cycling and dry firing) to get reliable.
I have carried all of these, but I have also carried a Beretta PX4 Storm in 45acp.
Why? It's slim and light for a .45 ACP. Weighs 28 ounces loaded 6+1. I haven't weighed it with the Hyve's in place, probably would hit 30 to 31 ounces.
Smaller .45 pistols did come out after I bought this one, I just stuck with the 36. It's paid for, shoots well, and has manageable recoil. Plus, it tolerates a tired wrist better than a 3.5" barreled 1911 in .45 ACP in my hand.
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The key to carrying comfortably is a good belt designed for EDC and a good holster. This goes for any size handgun you carry.
However I eventually sold it off in favor of an M&P Shield 9mm Plus... I just liked the idea of having 4 more rounds of a still effective cartridge in the same size gun. Back when the Shield 9 model only held 1 more round, I favored the good'ol American 45.
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