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So what's your favorite CCW?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by brutus51, Aug 27, 2021.

  1. brutus51

    brutus51 Member

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    I know this has been discussed a million times but what the heck I'm on a favorites kick.
    I'll start out by saying in this brutally hot weather I'm partial to either my 2" Colt Cobra 38 special or my Sig P365 as they both carry easily in the pocket of my cargo shorts. ;)
    Today's all time favorite is a Dan Wesson Guardian in 38 Super.
    I say today's because historically it's always been a commander in 45ACP but I've become a real fan of the 38 Super in the last couple of years.
    This is all about concealed carry around about town or in an urban environment, in the woods is a different matter. :D
     
  2. DR505

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    One of these two:

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    Colt Combat Commander .45 ACP

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    Smith & Wesson 625-3 in .45 ACP
     
  3. CDW4ME

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    I've been carrying a Glock 19 wherever, whenever, so I guess that makes it the de facto favorite.
     
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  4. .38 Special

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    This is the one gun that goes with me to most places.

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    It's a 19-4 in .357 Magnum, thoroughly worked over by Alan Tanaka at AT Custom. As the gun continues to inch toward "collector status" I think about replacing it - maybe with a newer revolver, maybe even with a bottom feeder - but it's an old friend and hits for me perfectly, so I'll probably just keep thinking about it.
     
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  5. Corpral_Agarn

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    My favorite is the P226...

    what gets carried the most (and is a really close second favorite) is the P239:
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  6. OrangePwrx9

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    Charter Arms stainless Undercover in either 5-shot or 6-shot flavours

    38Spcl wadcutters natch.
     
  7. RichieC

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    Glock 26. It's a chubbie. I know.
     
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  8. cslinger

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    HK P2000 9 or .40
     
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  9. Rule3

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    If I only lived in Idaho!:)
     
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  10. LeftyRed

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    It’s either my SW 351c or LCP Max. Pocket carry 24/7.
    Lefty
     
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  11. JeffG

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    My Glock 43, or my 23 in .40. The 43 gets worn the most, never gets noticed.

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  12. bannockburn

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    brutus51
    I'm a big .38 Super fan too but I rarely carry it these days, preferring much smaller, lighter guns like a Kahr CM9 or a S&W Model 638.
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    Whilst I'd rather have a full sized pistol with me, when it comes to discreet carry, this is what I currently favor. G33.
     
  14. brutus51

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    Lucky thing you have a good looking dog. :rofl:
     
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  15. CarJunkieLS1

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    My Sig P365 XL is my favorite CCW.
     
  16. Navy87Guy

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    I really like my Sig P365XL, but I recently switched to an H&K P30SK with a 13-rd mag because I just prefer a DA/SA for AIWB carry. I added a set of Trijicon HD sights and a 15-rd spare mag and I’m a happy camper! The P30SK is a little bit heavier, but otherwise the compare favorably size-wise.

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  17. jr_watkins

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    Glock 27 in a Blackhawk Serpa holster. I've tried to replace both gun and holster several times over the past 20 years, still keep using this set up. Glock 27 has slide, extractor & barrel NP3 coated and wears Night Fision sights. Pants on, gun on!
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  18. jag1954

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    Right now I switch things up between the S&W Shield EZ 9mm, SA Hellcat and S&W 642. Come the cooler jacket weather one of my 1911s.
     
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    Spent the last year downsizing drastically, only keeping what I actually enjoy/trust. The one that got promoted to full-time EDC is my Springfield XD-S 3.3 .40S&W, carried in an AlienGear ShapeShift, usually in the IWB configuration. Not as classy as some, but has proven to be an utterly reliable combo for me.
     
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    FN 1906 or Colt 1908 Vest Pockets.
     
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  21. CDW4ME

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    Thanks. :)
    Actually, I have two dogs and Glock 19 is with me (us), even when walking them, in our "good area". ;)

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  22. Hangingrock

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    Our year around concealed carry is a S&W Shield 9X19mm - (8) Rd plus (1) capacity. When we really gear up the backup is a S&W M640-38Spl. We are not into Knives and or Brass Knuckles.
     
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  23. Chris Oxford

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    My personal choice is a 2 inch revolver. It's a model 10-5 Smith and Wesson. I've got a Crimson Trace Laser grip on it.
    I suppose I am old school. I carry a model 10-5 Smith and Wesson 2 inch revolver. It has a Crimson Trace Laser grip on it.
     
  24. MedWheeler

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    I have two. Whichever one I'm carrying, and whichever one I almost grabbed before grabbing the first.
     
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  25. SGW Gunsmith

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    Up here in Northwestern Wisconsin I normally carry my Ruger LC9s in the warmer months, like August:
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    Then, after Labor Day, I'll start toting my Glock 23 in a shoulder holster by Diamond D from Alaska:
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    Or, if I want to set the surrounding area on fire from muzzle flash, I do like the Smith & Wesson Model 19 .357 Magnum:
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    I figure if I miss close enough, I can still burn 'em enough that they'll leave me be. I really LOVE that revolver.
     
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