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What model gun is the most popular carry gun

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by TennJed, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. Marshall

    Marshall Member

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    J Frame for sure.

    People will take classes with semi-auto's knowing that it qualifies them to carry both semi auto or revolver, whichever they choose.

    I would guess the small .380 class of weapons would be next.
     
  2. savanahsdad

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    K-frame Mod 19 ! can't beleave no one has listed that one yet :what:
     
  3. TFIT

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    I would agree with you on the G19. It is one of, if not the most popular carry guns. Proven caliber, excellent size, and great capacity. Hard to go wrong!!!
     
  4. TFIT

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    Just too dang big to conceal! It is a great gun though.
     
  5. Hammerdown77

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    Some sort of .38 snub (probably the J frame), and the Glock 19. The J frame's been around a lot longer, though...
     
  6. Skykog

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    While I have been through 4 firefights, all were with a 1911 as a police officer; I find due to my laziness in old age I tend to carry J Frame Smiths (in 38 and in 357) although I find a Kimber Super Carry Pro comfortable to carry. While Glock's are very popular there have been numerous ADs and self-inflicted gun shots with the Glocks (mostly by COPS).. but for the average Joe (or Joaney) I suspect the J frame is probably the most popular carry gun overall. Many women cannot operate the slides on semi-autos
     
  7. ACP

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    I carry TWO S&W j-frames (Airweights). Fastest reload is a second gun!
     
  8. coop923

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    Might be regional as someone suggested; but could also depend on demographics. Of the people I know with CCWs, I can list 2 S&W 36s and one 60, a 1911, a HK P2000, another HK (P30, I think), a SP101, a S&W model 10, and a compact XD. I live in a pretty rural area with many multi-generation families and a more recent inlux of retired folks. I mostly carry a Colt Cobra; but sometimes a Sig P225.
     
  9. otasan56

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    There sure are a lot of J-frames here.
     
  10. otasan56

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    You are one rare bird. No contact with Glocks at all?
     
  11. otasan56

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    Is that thing even concealable?
     
  12. 40x40

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    Fun to plink with but not very practical, I also vote a J frame .38 airweight.
     
  13. USAF_Vet

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    in my circle of friends, one carries a J-frame .38, one switches between an FN 9mm and a Sig 226 9mm, one carries a Colt .380, and one carries an XD9, and I carry a S&W 9mm.
     
  14. radar1972

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    In answer to OP, I would guess J-frame 38.

    I personally rotate between J-frame 38 and Bodyguard 380.
     
  15. xXxplosive

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    IMO............My "J" frame.
     
  16. ArchAngelCD

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    I'm late to this thread but I agree with the masses, a J frame 38...
     
  17. 351 WINCHESTER

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    Small frame .38.
     
  18. Glockedout17

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    Glocks of almost any caliber except the G34 of course.
     
  19. P-Dog

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    Not being a smart ass, at least not intending to, I prefer to carry the one that I'm most practiced with. Right now, that's a XD9, but I have to admit, it is a little heavy with 15 in the magazine, so at some point, I'd like to get a hold of the XDM S series.
     
  20. jbrown50

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    I'd have to go with the Ruger LCP. When I meet someone who carries, that gun pops up the most often. Second would be the Glock 19.

    I regularly carry a Kahr PM40. I have yet to meet someone else who carries a PM40.
     
  21. FMF Doc

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    From what I have seen working in a gun shop, subcompact semi-autos in .380
     
  22. triage1998

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    I would say the most holsters I sell are for the 5" 1911 second only 1911 CMDR size.
     
  23. Vurtle

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    Glock 32 for me (same size as 19) and glock 29
     
  24. jim243

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    In recent times (last 5 years) it would have to be the one that sells the most - the little 380. More people buy one of those than any other.

    Jim
     
  25. otasan56

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    I just got my breakfast at the local gas station here in rural VT. No one knew that I had a Glock 17 on in an OWB right side holster. By the way, a local bank was robbed on 16Jan13. I guess that crime is everywhere . . . .
     
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