What are you go to carry guns?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Starbuck440, Oct 21, 2014.

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  1. TestPilot

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    Many cops who carry self loaders successfully killed people trying to kill them with a revolver backup.

    I am not "supposed to" only train with one type. I train with any type of pistol as I need. You don't get to define what that need is.

    You might have a simple life where one type covers all your needs, but that does not mean all others have a simple life as you.
     
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  2. Girodin

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    Until recently a G17. I've shifted to an HK VP-9. I almost always have an lcp in my pocket as well. If I go into the mountains hiking or horseback ridig I often trade out the hk for a magnum revolver of one variety or another. If I need something more discreet than a duty sized gun I typically go with one of the following depending on how discrete I want to be: G26, K9, CM9.

    Honestly anything smaller than a K9 sized gun is a pretty big trade on on capability. Namely how well I can shoot and manipulate the gun.
     
  3. Teachu2

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    Winter is a 1911, G30,G20, G26, G36 or Shield9. Summer is the same, in reverse order.
     
  4. heyjoe

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    for the last few weeks a glock 42
     
  5. Starbuck440

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    So you get it. CC backpacking can be tricky. You can't really carry on a waist holster, because your backpack waist strap is in the way. Can't open carry on a dropleg because it makes hippy-type backpackers nervous 100 miles from civilization. I keep my USP in a dropleg map pouch made by Max Expedition, it fits the USP and a 8 round mag with my map GPS, and camera perfectly. I carry two 10-round mags in my pack, and put them on my belt at night. Good to see another guy who knows HK has no equal in dirty environments!
     
  6. Vodoun da Vinci

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    i carry a variety of guns depending on dress and social cicumstances...riding in a car, driving a car, wearing "business casual" or wearing jeans and a jacket, etc....I have a variety of guns.

    I'll typically carry my Beretta Px4 SC 9mm 75% of the time and the balance seems split between Glock 26, Ruger LCR, Dan Wesson .357 mag snubbie, or my Colt Pocket Hammerless if I need thin. I train hard and rotate the guns in training sessions and I have never failed or stumbled over a safety or decocker. It just doesn't happen for me - I can see that this might not work for everyone or all. We all use what works for us.

    Just 'cause I can master a particular set of skills or mindsets does not mean everyone can. Just because I can't master a particular skill or mindset does not mean others can't do it. My experience with adrenaline rush and being attacked is that we fall back on our training if it has been comprehensive and has been drilled "bone deep"....we all fight the way we train when the autopilot kicks in.

    VooDoo
     
  7. Ignition Override

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    Being fairly new to regular handgun practice, I can't imagine practicing with different basic mechanisms which could reinforce enough instinct to create the correct response, with different guns.

    Vadoun da Vinci: My salute to the guys (and gals) who can do so.

    One day I might keep a Sig 9mm Luger just for the car's console, but would still prefer a Sig 232 for IWB.
    A decocker (etc) on two somewhat similar guns should allow them to be used with very little time to react, with the same procedures (as a Lefty), Condition *, should it not?
     
  8. Sauer Grapes

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    My primary for that last 5 years has been a 4006 S&W. If I don't shoot you with it, I can always club you to death with it....lol.

    I've bought 3 other guns to replace it, some how I keep coming back to it for some reason. :confused:
     
  9. GyMac

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    Usually a Bulgarian Makarov in 9mm Mak. Sometimes a Russian commercial Mak in .380.
     
  10. runandgun

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    Glock 22 or 23 depending on setting and needs. One or two extra G22 mags with Win Ranger T-180 gr.

    Holsters: Serpa (belt slide), Galco King Tuck IWB, Safariland Drop Thigh 6004 with DFA
     
  11. Onmilo

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    G26 Glock.
    I have two so surrendering during investigation isn't a hardship.
    I also have a G19 Glock for winter carry.
    Two is one and one is none.
     
  12. Catshooter

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    I'm one who can't switch around carry weapons. When I started carry a 1911 was about it if you wanted to carry a "real" gun. So for years a safety was part of my routine.

    When I started with Glocks at the end of the eighties the safety swipe was in my world hard. Took a while for it to be gone.

    When I tried over the years to carry a 1911 the safety would come off, most of the time. But every now and then . . .

    I stick to weapons now without safeties for safeties sake. :)


    Cat
     
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  14. Litlman

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    S&W Shield 9mm and a S&W 442.
     
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    At present a SCCY 9mm.
     
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    Most recent is a s&w m&p bodyguard 380.
     
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    For me when ccw it's a S&W 642, no switches, no locks, just plain simple .38+p. Now when on an adventure of some sort I may resort to the gp100 .357, again no switches.
     
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    In town, Russian Makarov.

    Out of town, Ruger Super Blackhawk or Colt King Cobra.
     
  19. jjones45

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    Glock 23, HK usp 45c, and walther ppq m2 40 all of these all year round. It just depends on what I feel like for the day. However if it's really hot and muggy out the g23 is a given because I just can't get that thing to rust anywhere
     
  20. Biohazard1993

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    +1 It was my first carry gun (my father gave me his sp101 for my 21st) used to carry it every day and I love it still to this day, then I got the LC9S and well... I hate to say it but I don't grab it as often as I should anymore.
     
  21. F-111 John

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    Summer: Glock 26 IWB or S&W Model 60 Chief's Special either IWB or pocket holster.
    Winter: Glock 26 IWB.
     
  22. Biohazard1993

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    I currently can carry a g32, ruger lc9s (my baby), ruger sp101 (my first and fav baby shh!), ruger p95, ruger sr22, and a soon to be mine s&w 39-2. You could take all those plus the other 2 pistols ive owned (m&p9 fullsize and a witness 9mm combat fullsize), dump em in a bag, let me at random pick one out, look at it, load it, holster it in a generic holster, then put me in an average defensive situation randomly at anytime even years from that time unexpectedly and then do it again after with another gun... and you would have a dead bad guy each time. I am an average guy in the city not my grandfather in Nam (although I could defend myself with his issued .45 as well so find that old piece wherever the military sent it off to and throw it in the bag too). Give a man the knowledge to fish and he will not starve, give me a handgun and il defend myself and my family with it. I can tell what I am carrying just by the weight and feel of the firearm on my body before I even need to draw it and I don't have black ops mercenaries after me that kids see in the video games today (If I did though then I would use the g32 in 357 sig every time)
     
  23. Phaedrus/69

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    When backpacking, hiking or camping I carry in a Hill People Gear Kit Bag. It's a chest bag that can be worn alone but it works well with any backpack, too. Sits right between the should straps and can be adjusted to ride above or below the sternum strap. With a bit of practice it's as fast to draw from as OWB. My go-to gun for this application is an HK USPf9 or HK P30S. I like these guns because I can carry either cocked-and-locked, important since there's not a "holster" in the pack, just a compartment. Honestly I think you could carry a striker gun but I'm not gonna be the beta tester of that idea.;)

    My P30S is my main go-to gun for CCW except in very not weather. It's a pretty serious fighting gun; very reliable, extremely accurate and very easy to shoot well. The Gray Guns trigger job has a little to do with that but it's just a great design.

    When it's hot out I will generally go with something smaller, either a Beretta Nano or Ruger LCR. I practice a lot with both of these guns.

    My HK VP9 is starting to become my go-to gun. It took a while to get the holster for it but in that time I put a lot of rounds through it. Bone stock it shoots as well as my tricked out P30S. I'm pretty impressed. Unless it's too hot to wear more than a light T-shirt I'm hard pressed to think of any reason to carry anything but my VP9 now.
     
  24. Cee Zee

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    For summer CCW when I don't wear enough clothes to hide a bigger gun I carry a Ruger LCP. Fits into a pocket and doesn't have enough weight to make much difference. In the cooler months I carry either my SA XDm .40 in a shoulder holster or my .45 ACP Taurus PT-145 Millennium Pro in an IWB. If I feel nostalgic I carry my Sig P220 in a shoulder holster. I carry that when I ride my ATV because I like using a shoulder holster and I want something with more knock down power than my .40 has just in case I would encounter a black bear. But generally when I go to the farm or into the woods I carry my S&W 629 .44 magnum. I also carry that in a shoulder holster, cross draw type setup. It has a 8 3/8" barrel so carrying it on my side can become a problem. There arE LOTS of bears around my house and my farm so I like having something substantial just in case. I know it's rare to be attacked by a black bear but it does happen and it has happened more in recent years than ever before. That main reason that's true is because there are a lot more bears now than there ever was. They have really feasted on the over-populated deer herds. They don't kill adult deer but they sure kill lots of fawns. They have cut way back on the number of deer in the area too.

    I have different guns for a reason (besides the fact that I like them - that's a reason but it's not the reason). I go from a .380 to a .44 magnum depending on the situation. That's why they make more than one handgun type.
     
  25. gamestalker

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    I have a good number of AL's, but in truth I almost always carry one of my wheel guns. However, when I do carry an AL, it's often a Taurus PT111. Fits very nicely in my hand and pocket, and it's extremely accurate, though uncomfortable recoil with my full tilt Longshot loads - 115 gr. Gold Dots.

    When I carry a bigger one, I usually like the XD's either my .40's or a 9mm, both are very accurate. But I also like my Beretta 92FS, that thing is almost impossible for me to miss anything within 50 yds. with. Shot a Taurus 709 this last weekend, bought it new about a year ago and forgot I even had it, never been fired yet. It was amazingly accurate, surprised the heck out of me when I put the first 7 round mag. all in a 2" group from 15 yds., and I was shooting quite fast.

    GS
     
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