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Summer Carry Gun

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by newglockguy, Mar 19, 2013.

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  1. lowercase

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    Same here. I also carry my little LCP quite a bit.
     
  2. DesertVet

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    Really hot weather I carry one (or more) of the following.
    Glock 27 ( one of three )
    Kahr PM9
    Smith & Wesson Model 60 38 Special
    Smith & Wesson Model 640 38 Special
    Colt Detective Special
    Smith and Wesson 342 Airlite Titanium 38 Special
    Smith and Wesson 642 .38 Special
    Smith and Wesson 640 Pro .357
    Ruger Sp101 357
    2 inch Smith & Wesson Model 64 .38 Special
    2 1/2 inch Smith and Wesson Model 66 .357
    Colt Pony Pocketlite .380
    Walther PPK .380
    Glock 26 9mm
    Colt Officer's ACP Stainless .45 Auto
    Glock 30 .45 Auto
     
  3. Speedo66

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    Something small, easy to conceal with just a shirt and shorts. Ruger LCP, or something like it. Stainless would be a plus for obvious reasons.

    Don't forget a good bathing suit holster. :D
     
  4. psp7304

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    I like the Kahr CM9.
     
  5. needmorecowbell

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    My 642 or P3AT. The CM9 would work go too I think.
     
  6. WRGADog

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    I rotate my carry guns depending on how I am dressed. The guns I rotate are: Kahr P380, PM9, Beretta Nano, Kimber Solo, and Walther PPS. The P380 is the easiest to carry and conceal as it is the smallest and lightest in weight. The PM9 and Solo are next in line in ease of carry, then the Nano, and finally the PPS. That said, usually choose one of the 9mm if possible simply because I like the 9mm over the 380. I find no significant differences in accuracy, reliability, maintenance between the guns.
     
  7. Mr.357Sig

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    LCR 357 or S&W Model 38.
     
  8. asia331

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    Summer gun? Same as my winter sidearm; either a 1911 or a GP100.
     
  9. Shifty

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    I carry a Glock 26 because that's what I have. IWB Galco with the spare magazine pouch built in. Does get a little damp and sticky, but relatively comfortable. A good pair of cotton boxer-briefs and a strong thick gunbelt keep it from moving around and irritating the area when it does get damp. Also try pre powdering with talcum around where the holster will have the most contact. Helps alot.
     
  10. Snowdog

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    Though I carried my M&P40c in a tuckable IWB holster last year as well as a K9 on occasion in a Thunderwear holster, I plan on scaling down to my P238HD and spare mag for carry during daylight hours.

    Considering how well I can shoot this small thing (some impressive groups with 95gr Winchester RA380T!), I figure 7+1 rounds with a spare 6-round mag will suffice for most likely encounters... which is most likely to be a belligerent drunk who pulls a knife on family or an aggressive stray dog. Fortunately, any coordinated assault by an armed street gang is exceedingly unlikely in my town.

    Obviously this is a serious step down from my M&P40c, but I do live in a fairly safe location and if I get even the slightest scent of danger before leaving the house or if it will be dark before returning home, it's back to the M&P or K9.
     
  11. birddog2

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    Kahr CM-9, all the way
     
  12. floydster

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    Springfield EMP 9mm, in a Gazelle Speed Draw.

    Smokeyloads
     
  13. CZF

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    I had a Kahr PM9 for years - when I got an M&P Shield last year - I sold the Kahr that very same week. Fantastic pocket gun
     
  15. Clark

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    I carry a Kahr P380 inside jacket pocket over my heart in the cold 6 months of the year.

    I carry a Kel-Tec P3AT 380 clipped into my pants front pocket in the warm 6 months.

    In a bad neighborhood, like Seattle at night, I will have a handgun in each hand in my jacket pockets, typically a 1911 with 45 Super loads in the right hand and a Kel-Tec PF9 with 9mm +P+ loads in my left hand.

    In the bed stand I have a 357 mag and a big flashlight that is like a club.
     
  16. ku4hx

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    My usual carry is my G23, but once I got my Gen4 19 that started to become my favorite. Then my wife bought an SR9c. The SR9c is rapidly becoming my favorite. We need to stay out of our LGSs.
     
  17. RBid

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    Whatever you go with, be sure that it has a good finish. Sweat is a monster. Silicone cloths are your friends.
     
  18. Rawss

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    I carry a Beretta Nano all year round. I even go jogging with this thing using a belly band, very light and comfortable . In addition, beware the Beretta forum, the mods are total losers.

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  19. Motownfire

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    I carry the same gun if it's 110* or 0* out, Glock 27.
     
  20. StrutStopper

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    Right now, the only compact gun I own is an LC9. That's what I'll be carrying for a while.
     
  21. Roadking Rider

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    Pretty much carry my PM9 all year around,but will switch off from time to time depending on the weather and where i'm going. In hot humid summer months I 'll pocket carry my P3at. In winter months I could switch off to a larger pistol with a larger round count from time to time. For the most part though it's the PM9.
     
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    Sig P 226 .40 year round 24/7.
     
  23. DocRx

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    Either a Kahr CM9 9mm, or Ruger KLCR .357mag, all year. Both are light, highly concealable in many ways, reliable in their own way (revolver-inherent, auto-many flawless rounds), and very accurate.
     
  24. The Bushmaster

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    I am 5' 7". 150 pounds. 70 years young.

    Fall...Kimber UCC II .45 ACP
    Winter...Kimber UCC II .45 ACP
    Spring...Kimber UCC II .45 ACP
    Summer...Kimber UCC II .45 ACP
     
  25. TarDevil

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    SR9c year round. Next two guns will be SR45 & Sig P290, so my carry decisions may change after I get the Sig.

    But maybe not. SR9c is my perfect CC gun.
     
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