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Twist on "what's your EDC?". What's next in line..?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by MedWheeler, Nov 15, 2012.

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  1. MedWheeler

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    Sometime in the next few days, you're going to be involved in an incident that will result in the seizure of your most-frequently carried firearm as evidence. You'll retain the lawful ability to carry, though. Among those firearms you currently own, what's "next-in-line" to assume EDC-duty for you until your primary is returned? (LEOs, let's assume that the incident occurs off-duty, and that the firearm involved is not agency-provided.) Name your EDC, please, then its understudy.

    Do you have one that would pretty closely replicate in both carry method and manual-of-arms as your primary?

    If you don't have a suitable replacement already, would you go out and get one?

    I'll go first. My EDC is a Kel-Tec PF9, which is carried OWB in a Tagua belt-slide holster, and concealed (as required by law here) by untucked shirts. The handgun I own that most closely replicates the PF9 in size, and fits the holster, is my Bersa Thunder 380. My P32 would be too small, and I don't have suitable OWB holsters for any of my other guns.
     
  2. 2wheels

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    My EDC is one of 3 different 1911s, lately it's been primarily the Colt CCO but I switch it up sometimes. I've even been known to carry my full sized 1911 on occasion for a total of 4 1911s to choose from. They're all listed in my signature line.

    So... If the cops took one of my 1911s, I'd simply switch to another 1911. No real changes there, same holsters, manual of arms, etc.

    If it was a pocket carry day I'd have my snubbie revolver on me and I've got a .380 auto ready to replace that. Definitely not the same manual of arms, but the same carry method.
     
  3. Teachu2

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    Primary is a G30, "dressy" is a LC9, and I have a G26 on the way. It's a hassle, as I can only list three on my CCW. Those three will do.
     
  4. M-Cameron

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    i have 2 carry guns which get carried about equally...

    if i had to choose a 'main' carry gun it would have to be my 2.25" SP101 in .357 which i carry concealed OWB.

    if that were to be confiscated, i would carry my other carry gun, a Polish P64 in 9x18 which i either pocket carry or carry IWB.

    the manual of arms is quite different but i have enough trigger time with both of them to feel comfortable carrying either.
     
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    My EDC is a Kahr CW9 and if that were gone I would carry either my Ruger SR9c or my S&W 632 Pro. Would depend on my attire, mood, and weather.
     
  6. Skribs

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    My current EDC is going to be my spare once I get a new holster for my new EDC. Currently the new one is my spare. Eventually I would like to replace my current EDC/soon-to-be-spare with another of my new ones.

    Was that confusing? I have a XDm 40C that I've carried for a while, recently got a M&P 9C. When I get a new holster for the M&P it will take over as my EDC, and my XDm will be the spare until I can get a second M&P.
     
  7. RhinoDefense

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    I have two identical 1911 Commanders that are equally shot. If one goes down, the only thing that changes is the serial number.
     
  8. tarosean

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    You have to register/list each individual gun in order to carry it? So if one breaks, kabooms whatever. What do you do?
     
  9. Nushif

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    If I couldn't carry my CCO I would carry my 92D Centurion. The latter is slightly harder to conceal and a totally different trigger, but so polished that it makes no difference to me.
     
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    If this P11 gets took, I'll employ my other P11 thereafter.
     
  11. stumpers

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    If my Gen3 G19 goes away, I'll carry my other Gen3 G19. Exact same down to sights and internals.

    The backup to those is a Gen2 G19 with old and dim night sights.

    Yes, three G19s. I'm debating a G26, but I doubt it would really get carried or shot much.
     
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    If my G26 was taken I'd simply grab one of my other 2 identical G26s. Its called having a spare.
     
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    Either my wife's XD or my full-size double-stack Para. I sometimes carry it anyway when I am wearing a coat a,d I know I won't be taking it off.
     
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    If my Lcr was taken I'd get a lc9
     
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    I take time off work and go to the Sheriff's office, where I present my permit and the gun I wish to add. They remove one and add the other. They get a bit testy if it happens more than once.

    I generally wait until renewal time, as they have to do a new permit anyway. They appreciate that, and act accordingly. I've heard rumors of people who made numerous changes not getting renewed - don't irritate the clerks if you can avoid it!
     
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    I alternate between a Sig 239 and an XDm Compact. I carry them just about equally, in the same holster, in the same location. If either one got grabbed and bagged then I would buy another of whichever was confiscated and go on about my merry way.
     
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    If "they" take the Blackhawk .45, I'd move to the M&P .40. If they took them both, I'd carry the Schofield .45. (replica)
     
  18. weblance

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    I have duplicates of all my carry guns, for the reason the OP stated, and as backup in case my EDC has to go in for service. This includes 2 LC9s, 2 LCPs, 2 LCRs and 2 J Frames. I have duplicates, with similar features, in my BUG, a Beretta Bobcat 22, and a Taurus PLY-22.
     
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    Only have the one pistol at the moment, a S&W 469, and if I lose that, I'm out of a gun. Depending on the situation, I might run out and get another to hold me over til my Smith gets returned.
     
  20. KenW.

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    Well, let's see; Since I own 3 xd pistols, a GP-100, a J-frame, a 1911 and a BHP, I'd have to go buy a Redhawk.
     
  21. Ehtereon11B

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    If my current EDC was taken as part of an investigation, I would not cry about it too much. Beat up P94 that I go back and forth every few months about whether or not to sell it.

    Next in line is my Springfield XD. Something comforting about a double stack .45
     
  22. tarosean

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    That's messed up....
    Our only oddity is if you quailify with a revolver your not allowed to carry a semi-auto. You can go in, like yourself, and request it to be added at a later time though.




    And to keep it back on tangent.. I would replace my LW Commander with my Ed Brown SF. Or I have a safe full of reliable pistols that I would trust.. I don't keep problematic or junk..
     
  23. dbp

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    So Tarosean - you're saying that in Texas you have to state on your CCW the gun you qualified with and are only able to carry that specific type?

    I could own several dozen different guns of any type and carry any of them and be perfectly legal here. Man, I thought Texas was pretty straight up with gun laws.

    On the topic -- I only own one gun but have a good friend that owns 10 to 12 all good for CC and would borrow one of his for awhile.
     
  24. 1911 guy

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    I carry a 5" 1911. If it gets taken as evidence, I start carrying another 5" 1911. And so on. I have exactly one dresser drawer full of them.
     
  25. tarosean

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    If you qualify with a Revolver you can only CCW a Revolver.
    If you qualify with a Semi you can CCW both, revolver and semi.

    You can go and request it to be changed but Im not sure how that works?

    Other than that you could change guns like underwear if you so choose.
     
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