So what's your favorite CCW?

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

  1. Anchorite

    Anchorite Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2018
    Messages:
    684
    Nice. I pocket carry a 640 (38 Special). What brand of pocket holster is that?
     
    JeffG, Rexster, Zeabed and 1 other person like this.
  2. franco45

    franco45 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    396
    I love my P365 and carry it owb in a Galco Stinger. I've also been pocket carrying an LCP Max for a few months. The 365 replaced a Kahr CM9 that I carried for years and the Max replaced an LCPCustom.
     
    JeffG and Zeabed like this.
  3. Mikhail Weiss

    Mikhail Weiss Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Messages:
    474
    I like these.
    Gat-n-Gnife.jpg
     
    JeffG, Zeabed and chicharrones like this.
  4. Zeabed

    Zeabed Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2003
    Messages:
    111
    Location:
    Florida
    Thanks for asking. I've even went through my personal archives (a tedious task) and searched online, to refresh my memory as to the brand name. No dice. I got it not long after I bought the gun, which was about 20 years ago. It's still the best pocket holster that I have; rigid but the inner material holds the gun securely and the trigger is completely covered. I hope someone will recognize the brand style and let me know so I can get another one. That is, if they're still being made. I couldn't find any anything online that remotely resembled this one.
     
    JeffG and Anchorite like this.
  5. vintovka

    vintovka Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2020
    Messages:
    699
    Yesterday my neighbor showed me her brand new in the box 9mm S&W MP Shield. Shes 74, tiny and arthritic. The LGS sold it to her and i have the inclination to tell them to take it back. Advertised for those with limited abilities due to age I immediately disliked it. She can barely cock it and the mag falls out at the merest graze of the protruding release. It is way too big for her, the grip is too wide and the angle looks wrong. That said i do like the new grip safety and the 3 dot sights. Will meet with LGS owner this week.
     
    JeffG and 1976B.L.Johns. like this.
  6. Zeabed

    Zeabed Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2003
    Messages:
    111
    Location:
    Florida
    Anchorite, the Safariland Model 25 Pocket holster is the closest that I could find when I searched online. It has some of the features that I mentioned in my earlier reply. If it's the same brand, however, then it's probably a newer version of mine. In any case, I'm not sure that their current model will fit my S&W 60-7 in .38 Spl., it being an older model. They do list it as fitting a 60, but only the later .357 mag version, so I'm not sure how that would affect the fit.

    Update: Blade-Tech. I was able to make out (barely) the brand logo on the holster. No name listed of course. It seems they don't offer it anymore or any other pocket holster from what I could see. The best bet seems to be the Safariland that I mentioned.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2021
    JeffG and Anchorite like this.
  7. PapaG

    PapaG Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    4,888
    Location:
    Il
    Two answers:. In the console, SP101 3". In the pocket, on the hip, or whatever, a EC9S or a Micro 380. ARX ammo in the autos, jsp in the SP. Truck gun, a Security Six 4" with a Win 92 behind the seat.
     
    JeffG likes this.
  8. WisBorn

    WisBorn Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2020
    Messages:
    1,570
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Lots of different favorite CWP handguns.
    20210906_164816.jpg

    1) The LCP2 is my favorite for hot and steamy weather, the times you really don't want to deal with weight...
    2) S&W 442 is my favorite CCW nice size and lightweight.
    3) Taurus 605 357mag. J frame size but a little more weight to eat up the recoil. Great for hiking in the South were you may come across a 4 legged threat.
    4) Bond Arms Rowdy 45/410 great for snakes including the 2 legged snakes.
    5) Taurus 415 41mag handy size with authority for 4 legged threats. Carried in a pack pocket, jeans pocket, and OWB
    6) S&W 686+ great woods walk carry. Normally OWB. (My favorite handgun)
    7) XDM 45acp compact. Carried when near the wrong neighborhood IWB.

    Missing a 44mag next on the list!!! Western states hiking.
    Maybe a 10mm after just because!!!
     
    JeffG, chicharrones and pairof44sp like this.
  9. pairof44sp

    pairof44sp Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2020
    Messages:
    782
    Anyway, this is my favorite CCW for now. 642s, because A Pair of 44s is kind of heavy

    upload_2021-9-8_2-23-26.jpeg
     
  10. pairof44sp

    pairof44sp Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2020
    Messages:
    782
    Sound like you might enjoy a

    upload_2021-9-8_2-26-58.jpeg

    629 Deluxe. They’re a few dollars cheaper than the other 629s, and about 1” cooler
     

    Attached Files:

    JeffG, stonebuster and WisBorn like this.
  11. WisBorn

    WisBorn Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2020
    Messages:
    1,570
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Thanks! I had a 629 with a 8 3/8" for deer hunting. I am looking at the 69 for its smaller L frame size for hiking a snub nose 629 may fit the role.
     
    JeffG and pairof44sp like this.
  12. stonebuster

    stonebuster Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2016
    Messages:
    1,447
    Location:
    northeast
    Now it's the DAO 2.25" SP101 357 magnum but trying to find a comfortable way to carry the Speed Six 2 3/4". AIWB, the SP carries very nicely in a suede IWB Bianchi. IMG_0831.JPG
     
  13. Mike in Western Oregon

    Mike in Western Oregon Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2019
    Messages:
    18
    After being around the sun a few times and lucky enough to try out a lot of calibers and guns. I’ve decided on a CZ PCR aluminum frame as the best edc for me and the Benchmade Adamas is my “fart around the homestead” knife.
     

    Attached Files:

    JeffG, dirtman and chicharrones like this.
  14. RealGun

    RealGun Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2004
    Messages:
    8,728
    Location:
    Upstate SC
    The one that gets the most carry time is an older 3" SP101 in 327 Federal Magnum loaded subsonic. I am in the process of rethinking my carries, because SC now allows open carry to the extent that I don't have to worry so much about failure to conceal. I always dress to conceal rather than pick a gun to suit my wardrobe. I am just used to it. Bigger guns are under consideration. Even my smallest gun carries better when using suspenders, not having to hitch up my pants every time I move, so we'll see what seems to work. Fashion and CCW don't mix very well. Carrying tiny guns doesn't appeal to me.
     
    JeffG likes this.
  15. huntsman

    huntsman Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2003
    Messages:
    4,763
    Location:
    ohio's northcoast
    Shield40 2.0
     
    JeffG likes this.
  16. vintovka

    vintovka Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2020
    Messages:
    699
    My favorite CCW "holster" in the right rear pocket of my Carhartt overalls. Very comfortable, no constant pulling up pants, and always there. Forcing me to reach for my wallet may have unexpected consequences.
     
    JeffG likes this.
  17. Autodidactic

    Autodidactic Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2021
    Messages:
    126
    I'd say my S&W Shield 9 mm or 642 .38 special. I find I don't really like anything bigger than those for carry.
     
    WisBorn and JeffG like this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice