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5 years 27 weeks ago, 7:30 PM

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So what is your current Conceal/Carry weapon right now?
Not your favorite from the past or your fantasy piece. What is on your holster as you drove home tonight?

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 7:40 PM

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Mine

I have two different ones that I use currently depending on clothing and situation.
Smith and Wesson 642
Smith and Wesson M&P .45

I love Smith and Wesson!

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 7:51 PM

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On my side

Glock 23
back up Ruger LCP

5 years 27 weeks ago, 7:57 PM

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Glock 19
Kel-Tec P3AT

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 7:58 PM

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always

Glock 26 with spare mag.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 8:02 PM

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Tomorrows Carry

Tomorrow I am working in Detroit again and I will be carrying 3 guns.
Smith and Wesson 642
Smith and Wesson M&P .45
Mossberg 500 Shortened to legal length for Conceal Carry(it is considered a pistol)...HAHA, it's Detroit, I'm sure you understand.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 8:18 PM

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Current carry peice.

XDM 9mm 3.8 and I use a kholster brand holster which is an awesome holster.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 8:50 PM

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SP-01 Tactical 19+1 9mm
P-01 Compact Decoker 17+1 9mm
2075 RAMI 40 S&W 10+1

I make Leather and Kydex holsters and other various products, so, the way I carry depends on how I feel, but mostly I carry the SP-01 IWB...

39 rounds of PDX1 hollow points make me feel warm and fuzzy...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
5 years 27 weeks ago, 8:59 PM

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ccw?

as i have stated before, i gave all my guns to my EX-brother-in-law. but if i did carry i would have a s&w sw40ve, 2 mags.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 10:18 PM

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why did you do that?

Sorry not trying to be offensive, but I was just wondering why you would do such a thing?

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 10:14 PM

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HK45c or HK P30

Tonight as I drove home from work, I had my HK45c loaded with 8 Winchester Ranger T-Series 230 gr. JHP. Sometimes I carry an extra mag sometimes I dont. Sometimes I carry my P30 in .40 S&W just because the grip feels damn good. But as it does feel good, sometimes it rubs against my side and it fuckin gets on my nerves. Plus id rather carry .45 for self defense purposes. But Anyways, sometimes I like to switch it up. My USP stays loaded in the safewith viridian X5L green laser and light combo on it ready to go, and my colt sits on my night stand when I am home, and in the safe when I am not.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 10:17 PM

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all of my guns loaded?

Yes all of my guns are loaded. I do not keep one in the chamber while in the safe, but I do keep all the guns with loaded mags. I unload each mag and load the rounds into the other mag every so often to keep the springs from wearing out. Why? Because like I said I like to switch it up. I sometimes take my HK45c and sometimes my P30, my colt government model is my primary "inside my bedroom big bore gun" and my USP .40 with tactical crap on it is my go investigate that weird sound downstairs gun. There ya go!

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 10:26 PM

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why did i do that?

someone put something a forum i read one day about big brother is looking at our post's. so i stated that i gave everything to him. get my drift? i guess it's my own personal joke. but if it ever does happen that atf goes to him because of something they got from here............ i will laugh my ass off.not that i think it will, but we can dream can't we?

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 12:05 AM

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Just as a word of caution to some who post pics etc of
illegal arms they claim to have.
If you have it don't flaunt it.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 9:58 AM

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o haha

O haha ok, I hadnt seen that post. I thought you had actually given them away. I was thinking, give me some!

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 10:29 PM

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I sometimes carry my Springfield 1911 .45. That does get really heavy to carry though. So I don't carry it to much. I do carry my wifes Taurus TCP .380 also. Not much punch to it but it is small and I can throw it in my pocket if I have to run out the door.

5 years 27 weeks ago, 10:39 PM

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.380

i was talking to some friends tonight and they told me about a new hornady round for the .380 that is supposed to have the same kinetic energy as a 9mm. anyone know what it is?

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 1:54 PM

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Not really new, but

maybe Hornady Critical Defense? I carry it or Speer Gold Dots in everything, expands great!
http://www.hornady.com/store/critical_defense/

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 1:02 AM

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Glock 23 3rd gen

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 1:15 AM

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9mm

Glock 19.

5 years 27 weeks ago, 1:22 AM

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The nice thing

about my glock is , it holds 16 rounds. So I don't need night sights and I don't even have to get out of bed. Just keep shooting. let the cops deal with the mess.

5 years 27 weeks ago, 1:28 AM

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cops

thats what they get paid for

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 8:55 AM

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thanks

thanks shak iuse speer and haven't really seen anything to make me want to change yet

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 9:08 AM

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Glock 19 for walking around.. G22 on the nightstand

5 years 27 weeks ago, 9:49 AM

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Mmm

Well truth be told, the second mag I carry is a mixture of Ball and Frangible alternating. Ball will go through a Window and Frangible is one serious mess maker.

Most PD's issue Gold-dot 40. here in Florida, most armed security issue HST in 9 mm as they are not allowed to carry anything over a 38 or 9mm. The troopers carry Glock 45 Gap now because of the deal they got from Glock. It is actually an excellent round and they are very pleased with it over all.

DRT (dead right there), Corbon or Extreme Shock are all good rounds to consider for massive tissue damage which is beyond what any Hollow Point is going to do.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
5 years 27 weeks ago, 10:17 AM

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I have to disagree with you on the ball ammo punching holes threw windows more effectivly.I have read many articles that state that hollow points penetrate windows better than ball ammo. The frangible rounds are a good home defence round because they won't shoot threw every wall in your house before they stop in the neighbors wall, or someone sleeping next door to you.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 12:21 PM

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hillbilly77 wrote:
I have to disagree with you on the ball ammo punching holes threw windows more effectivly.I have read many articles that state that hollow points penetrate windows better than ball ammo. The frangible rounds are a good home defence round because they won't shoot threw every wall in your house before they stop in the neighbors wall, or someone sleeping next door to you.

That is cool, but I go by what we've done at Area 51 with various class 3 weapons in various calibers/types and also handguns in various calibers/types....

Hollow Point ammunition is not anywhere near the performer that FMJ Ball ammunition is when it comes to Barrier Penetration....

The Hollow Point out performs FMJ in Tissue Damage which is what it is designed to do...

Next time someone donates a junker for shooting I'll video tape and show the results of various calibers and types hitting Doors, Hoods, Tires, Windows (front, back, side) and the resulting trajectory deflection and damage at point of final impact.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
5 years 27 weeks ago, 12:48 PM

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Penetration

Ishootdaily is right. FMJ's penetrate better than JHP's. Some companies make Barrier Penetration rounds in JHP (like Hornady's 62 gr. Barrier 5.56) which will penetrate better than most JHP's, but Its still not ball ammo. Of course M855/SS109 green tips have better penetration than regular 5.56 ball, and M993/M995 black tips will have better penetration than green tips... sorry for the rant. Long story short, JHP's suck at penetration. They are made to expand, transfer energy, and cause tissue/organ damage not penetrate.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 9:10 PM

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HB I remember hearing such claims about JHP through glass as well, but I recall seeing a Myth Busters or some show that debunked that claim.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 11:21 AM

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Crossdraw holster, gun aiming at my door not my seat belt...... Colt Detective special, snub nose, six rounds of 125 xtp, no evidence left behind...... remember each shell casing has your thumb print on it when you shove it into a clip........ dont want that laying around do ya.....

5 years 27 weeks ago, 9:40 PM

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crossdraw holster

Always a good option for a vehicle. As far as your shell casings go just wear gloves when you jam your MAGAZINES, or don't worry about it and avoid do anything illegal with it ,like most people.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 12:05 PM

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CCW

right now: 9x19 P229 on my person and a G23 in the truck. Eventually I will get something a bit smaller

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 12:16 PM

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XDm9 in a Sticky Holster inside my waistband. Working on a smaller one as well. $$...

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 9:09 PM

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You like your Sticky Holster? I've been thinking about picking one up but haven't talked to anyone that has actually used one for daily carry.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 11:06 AM

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I really like it. I can see it being better with a smaller frame comfort wise. it stays put and gives clean draws. The only drawback is the spare mags... in a pocket and hard to access. If they would make a Sticky mag carrier it would be perfect. I'll tell Mike that. He gets on here now and again. I typically don't wear a belt so this works for me. Check out their website and register for the "Share a Sticky, Get a Sticky" Program. http://www.stickyholsters.com/

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 1:58 PM

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Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 12:31 PM

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Diamonback

The Diamonback is a licensed scaled down version of the Glock, we can not get the actual Glock 380 in the states....

It is easier to shoot than almost all 380's I have shot though the Sig 238 because of it's tilting barrel and 1911 heritage is actually the best for me so far.

For a lower cost weapon that would be a solid option for anyone, Performance to Price I do not feel there is another that comes close to it. Although there were some issues with the first production run they have worked out those issues since then, as with any pistol, it is only as good as the person holding it......

Diamondback 380
The Diamondback 380 DB380, US Shooters can now own a Glock 380 cal...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
5 years 27 weeks ago, 1:57 PM

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too replace my Kel-Tec (Giving it to the wife), but was waiting till they got all the bugs worked out. I've heard you can use Kel-Tec mags in them......Have you tried yet?

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 8:09 PM

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Yes I have shot it

We put around 300 rounds through two of them over a two day period at the range.

Trigger is very nice for such a small framed gun, it is smooth and breaks crisp...

Double taps are a breeze because you do not get slammed with it like you do on a blow back operated 380.

I can shoot the Sig 230 and put about 50 rounds out of it before the web of my hand starts to throb a little.

I shot DB380 as much as I wanted and as fast without any hand issues. If you take it apart and a Glock apart and lay the parts out....

It is a Miniaturized Glock, if you break any Glock down and a DB380, lay the parts out side by side, it is obvious.... The one huge difference is that the DB380 has a connector on both sides of the trigger giving it a smooth 5 lb press/pull

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
5 years 27 weeks ago, 9:08 PM

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Why isn't the Glock 380 available in the US? Just a marketing decision or is there a legal reason?

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 7:58 PM

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Glock decided to keep it where Police and Military Ammunition is restricted form the Civilian Population. This allows them to make serious money in those demographics and would not get near as much here with some many quality 380 on the market... so I've been told, not on any Import lists either...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
5 years 27 weeks ago, 10:31 PM

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Thanks ISD

Thanks ISD

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 9:26 PM

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more about import laws

Its more of an import law thing than anything. It doesnt have enough points set up by the ATF to be imported. They have some kind of point system, where they add up all the points for things like barrel length, safety features, mag capacity etc. Glocks 380 handguns do not meet the requirements thus they arent allowed into the states. I dont think they would hold out on a money making opportunity as big as CCW pocket guns are and everything nowadays. What glock needs to do is produce a single stack pocket pistol in 9mm like kel tecs PF9. That would be a BIGtime seller. Id buy one right away.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 9:48 PM

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Pocket Rockets

Would be an interesting topic...

Sig 238
Kel-Tek's
Walther's
etc..

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
5 years 27 weeks ago, 4:41 PM

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you can purchase the .380 Glocks, but most I know just go with the 26, or 27 for a BUG.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 1:08 PM

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I carry

A glock 27
or an XD 2.5 45 depending on the neighborhood

5 years 27 weeks ago, 1:50 PM

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glock 23 and a AX.

It is funny when people come up the pan handel and see it in my lap they give me a funny look.

5 years 27 weeks ago, 9:07 PM

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XD 45 Compact, carries pretty well and packs plenty of punch

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 6:54 AM

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ccw

taurus .380 tcp is what i carry. doesnt pull my pants down and very comfortable in my hand. finally able to stock up on the ammo.

5 years 27 weeks ago, 7:05 AM

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Kimber Ultra Carry II or the Glock 19 depending on mood. Ruger LCP for backup.

5 years 27 weeks ago, 8:19 AM

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damn!

You guys give me a hard-on talking ccw... a g26or g19 goes for 1000$ tax in here but it has to come with a long barrell 4.2 in I don't mind the price but the looks do screw it up.

5 years 27 weeks ago, 8:09 PM

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yup

You should just move to Minnesota and tell them and their laws to kiss your ass.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 1:59 PM

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BluedSteelCharisma wrote:
You should just move to Minnesota and tell them and their laws to kiss your ass.

I just need to find myself some idiot who think he knows how to smuggle one in... but i can live without going to jail for myself. I like the size of my asshole just the way it is!

5 years 27 weeks ago, 2:02 PM

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but it varies.....ultimate conceal Kahr K40,going to my farm Springfield 1911 cross-draw.......Breaking in holsters on my 1911 A1(strong-side),Glock 21,Sig 226.Will be breaking in two new holsters in about seven months for my Springfield Operator (Milt Sparks holsters)

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 9:20 AM

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When I'm in the states, it's nearly always my G19 with one spare mag, all loaded with 124 gr +P Gold Dot HP "Short Barrel" loads.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 1:48 PM

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I carry a Sig P220 Compact SAO in condition one. Have a P238 for backup also condition one.

5 years 27 weeks ago, 5:40 PM

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Solid pistol...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
5 years 27 weeks ago, 2:46 PM

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My choice for concealed carry is my Springfield XD 40 S&W with the extended 12 round mag for better grip and control. Ammo of choice is Winchester 165 grain JHP Bonded Personal Protection. OH YEA!! Just try and mess with my woman or me.

5 years 27 weeks ago, 6:21 PM

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I carry a Kimber .45 ultra carry 2 in the winter, and a Glock 26 (od grren) in the summer.

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 6:24 PM

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I now carry a Springfield XD-40 sub compact. My holster is a crossbreed....

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 3:36 PM

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I know they are "junk" to most of you, But Ive never had a problem with it. I also sometimes carry the Hi-Point .45..but it is heavy and bulgey .

5 years 26 weeks ago, 8:52 PM

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w/ extra mag and cross-bred holster.
I love subcompacts, but I hate full-size Glocks.

5 years 26 weeks ago, 12:43 AM

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Springfield XD .40 in the Bianchi tuxedo rig + 2 spare mags, all hollowpoints, for late night bank deposits, etc. Browning Hi Power 9mm in the nightstand.

5 years 26 weeks ago, 9:50 AM

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5 years 26 weeks ago, 11:37 PM

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Glock 26 condition 1, Comp-tac IWB holster and spare 17 round mag on weak side.

5 years 26 weeks ago, 11:46 PM

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das WElcome to GUNSLOT

model 60 in 357 cant beat it

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5 years 25 weeks ago, 11:47 PM

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Sig239 in 9mm. 124gr.+P. Blackhawk#6 appendix carry.

5 years 25 weeks ago, 2:36 PM

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Taurus PT 709 Slim with Crimson Trace laser sight.
Glock 19 with night sights when I have a jacket or winter/fall clothes

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5 years 23 weeks ago, 12:12 PM

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What I currently have is a S&W mod 13-2. It's 30+ years old, but as realiable as the day I first got it. I am in the process of gaining my ccl and plan to eventually purchase a semi-auto for carry. Haven't decided which one yet. I am a big guy, not tall, just have a larger middle section (230+ lbs). I have found that there are several different weapons that I like the feel of, just haven't decided which one I want to buy to carry.

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5 years 23 weeks ago, 12:37 PM

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Hi Randy,

Currently the state of Texas has a wierd clause that states if you test with a revolver you can only carry a revolver. However if you test with a semi-automatic you can carry whatever you are comfortable with. The way it is worded is contradictory to the point of being contrary big time, but if you are looking for a ccw please test with an auto.

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5 years 23 weeks ago, 3:54 PM

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When I took my cc class, I borrowed a colt commander. I stated in another post it was a 1911 but it was in fact a commander. I was already aware of the clause and because my boss, and a couple of coworkers and I all took the class at the same time we were able to all qualify on semi-autos. Two used a SW9VE, three used Sig 2022s (in 9mm) and one used a walther pk380 while I used the commander. The worst score of our little group was the boss' daughter who shot something like a 219 out of 250 and it was the FIRST time she had EVER shot a handgun. the boss' brother and I both shot around 236-238, one shot a 246 one a 248 and two (one of whom was the boss) shot perfect scores. I was pleased with my score as I have not regularly shot my handgun in close to 10 years. I did go to the range and put about 100 rounds through the commander a week before the class to familarize myself with it and see if it would have any issues that I might have a problem with. It did FTF once and then again it did in qualifing but I was familiar with how to clear it and completed the qualification without further incident. That was reassuring. I think the worst score in the class was something like a 196 or something like that. Our instructor in the class was really good and claimed that she had been sick for the three days previous and was still not 100%.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 10:12 PM

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If you like revolvers check out Barami grips. my S&W airlight loves them, and I am soft in the middle too (225+) Ergo if that's what's comfortable to shoot with look into it. Carry what you want, don't compromise your comfort zone to do it. One of the favorites to shoot has always been a 686 S&W 357. Who cares if it doesn't hold 13 shots, if number one hits ... it hits.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 10:30 PM

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I promise I wont shoot more than 50 rounds a week

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 10:33 PM

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Tight as times are who can afford more than 50 rnds a week.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 10:35 PM

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MV that's my point

Right now I'm shooting a SA 22.
I have my own range and shoot almost everyday
A 22 is about all I can afford

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 10:36 PM

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for some fancy pop up targets.
Man that would be fun

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 10:42 PM

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You know it will never

You know it will never change... the magic of a 22. It doesn't matter how much testosterone there is in any caliber that I've shot yet . 50BMG to 12 guage 45,357, 9mm, 40 cal... it is nothing to campare to the magic of a 22. I hope to never outgrow it. I hope to never quit learning from it.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 10:55 PM

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MV the lowly 22 has

put many meals on the table.
I have a Marlin simi rifle I love
nearly as much as my family
Well some it's a very close tie

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 11:00 PM

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when I was 19

For my 19th birthday my parents got me a Marlin 22 lever action . I have changed a lot of things in the last 25 years but not that 39 A.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 11:04 PM

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The only chrome gun I have ever owned.
You can see it on my avatar lol
I told my wife to lay it in my casket with me

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 11:07 PM

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UH-oh

The little brown eyed girl told me it' s late on valentines and I'm in the wrong room. Good night ya"ll, and talk again soon CW.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 11:41 PM

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My response

Margaritaville, I don't plan to let anyone talk me into changing anything. If I do get a semi-auto it will be one that I chose after doing my research. I am fortunate enough to live in a place where there are several gun shops as well as an academy store locally. I may not be able to personally shoot all the guns I am looking at without buying one, but I am fortunate enough to have several friends who have some of the different models that I am looking into. I am on a budget but that doesn't mean that I will sacrifice quality. I have a handgun right now and it is reliable. It has mis-fired once and the round was questionable. It was a .38 wadcutter, reloaded by someone. I have only shot wadcutters maybe 4 times in my life, and not ever after that mis-fire. I prefer to shoot FMJ or JHP, at the range, and keep JHP for my self-defense rounds. I keep two speedloaders (holdovers from my short stints as a cop and security guard) loaded as well. I do want to get a semi-auto pistol but will do so only when I am convinced that I am getting the one that I believe that I want and will carry.

As for the experiences I have shooting a .22, they have been some of the best times of my life. I can remember many times sitting on the bank of a pond shooting turtles or soda cans (beer cans later in life and when in the right company). Also a rabbit or fox squirrel a few times. I now have a 12 year old daughter who I am trying to teach to shoot also. Fortunately, I have her mother's agreement to do so (we are no longer married) and though she doesn't like guns herself, she has no problem with me teaching our daughter about guns and safe handling of them. In just a couple of outings with friends she has learned to shoot a .22 rifle (single-shot and a semi), .22 revolver, my .357, a 20 guage and a 12 ga. pump as well as my 12 ga. semi. She's not a bad shot really. Just like most kids needs to get some practice. She was very good at keeping the weapons pointed down range and if there was a problem, she didn't turn around waving it in all directions. The shotguns were a little scary for her but she did like shooting them.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 9:19 PM

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Thank you RandyMc

I'm sorry if I sounded like I was trying to lead you on ,but I personally have too many friends who attempt to lead me from my ideas . I only wanted to offer an option . On the bright side it sounds like the world is your oyster in this matter and time is a relative friend , congratulations for that. No kids yet here to teach to shoot but some years back my sister loaned me a niece to show the fun to and she loves shooting to this day. If I ever get out to your neck of the woods I'll have to look you up and say howdy.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 11:50 PM

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Yep the ole 22 will live forever.
I have a box of skeet and 3 boxes of
shells that I'm fixing to burn up.
not much to do these days so now
that the weather is warming up I'll be
out and about more.

Nothing like passing it on to the kids

A little rebellion is good medicine for the government Thomas Jefferson
5 years 22 weeks ago, 12:03 AM

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Hey CW

One of my Masonic brothers is privy to a private range. They have all sorts of ranges on the place. One range for .22 and .17 HMR (rifle or pistol on same range). One for .32 and above handguns. One or two Long range rifle ranges and then a complete skeet range with auto throwers for the clay targets. I have been there once and want to go again. There is also a nice range in Midland that has some steel targets and several pistol ranges that is where I did my qualification for my ccl. That range is a private range but they accept members for a $100 a year membership fee. Not bad considering that I knew of one range that was charging that in the late 70's to early 80's over near Tyler.

As for getting some of those fancy pop-up targets, you can make spinners if you don't already have some. just takes some sheet steel a little pipe and sucker rod or something like that. Then either rent a welder or find a friend who has one. As for the really fancy ones like you find on the police ranges, those can be made too, just not very economical to do it.

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 12:17 AM

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I have an AC/DC welder and almost everything
a man could want even a 4 foot lathe.

Now all I need is the energy and good weather
to get out there and finish my cannon.
6 3/8inch bore. I'm going to turn my own
projectiles out of wood. Hollow out the base
and preload the black powder in the projectile

I'm ready to make some noise !!!!!!!!
I tried it out with a can filled with golf balls
Cut down a tree line lol

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5 years 22 weeks ago, 10:25 PM

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Unfortunately time is no man's friend! I have a 12 year old daughter and a 26 (or soon will be) daughter. I am a blessed man I will admit. My oldest daughter works for an assisted living/nursing home in some form of management. Words can not express how proud of her I am! {Bowing out my chest as if I really had anything to do with that}. I am truly proud of her and hope that she does well in her life. My younger one is some 13 1/2 years younger and is (fortunately) much smarter than her dad was. Both of my girls are smarter than I was at their age, but yes, the world is my oyster. I learn something pretty much every day and am now smart enough to appreciate it.

MV, not sure how old you are, but I hope you do have children one day. I hope that we are able to keep this country on a path that will enable them to enjoy the freedoms that we have enjoyed during our lives. I also hope that we can pass on our love for the outdoors and the respect that we should all have for it. NO, I'm not a tree hugger, far from it, but I do respect the outdoors. I believe that God put most animals on this earth to provide food for mankind. I don't believe that we should deny a farmer the ability to raise crops because a rare squirrel lives in the middle of his field. I hope that PETA don't get my address because the first time one of them comes knocking on my door, I'll do some knocking myself.

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5 years 21 weeks ago, 9:09 AM

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Most of the time i carry an lcp but i sent it to ruger because it was jamming alot. Now i carry a Beretta Px4 sub compact 9mm or an old 1970 ruger speed six, which amazingly is really comfortable to wear.
I haven't seen anyone here mentioning the Beretta Px4 in any of its variants. Anything particular?
I appreciate ur feedback.
This is my first post!

5 years 21 weeks ago, 4:45 PM

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My carry

Springfield 1911/GI or Taurus Judge

But the Judge is more along the lines of my anti-carjacker pistol.

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5 years 19 weeks ago, 9:59 PM

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One of my co-workers has an LCP that he carries alot. He put somewhere in the neighborhood of around 1000+ rounds through it and the factory springs weakened on him. He took it to a local gunsmith and had all the factory springs replaced with titanium springs. He believes this will last longer. It might be what was wrong with yours and if it starts happening again, that is what I would try. He said that there is a titanium spring kit that replaces all of the factory springs and I think it cost him something like $10 for the springs and about $5 for the labor to have them installed.

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5 years 19 weeks ago, 5:41 AM

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My daily carry...

A 1911... I carry strong side in a SOB holster, right above my wallet. When I'm traveling, I also carry a Ultra-lite .38 in an ankle holster. Ever tried to draw a pistol from a SOB rig or even an ITWB while sitting down? If you haven't, might want to try it sometime.

__________________ "...He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one." - Jesus, Luke 22:36
5 years 19 weeks ago, 6:43 AM

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The gun stays vertical....

You can draw from any position except laying on top of it. The ankle holster is a great tool though and works very well with practice...

I carry my wallet in my weak side back pocket, a Kershaw Blur Tanto in my strong side back pocket, a Kershaw Leek in my front strong side pocket, CZ SP-01 in a IWB strong side pocket sitting at a 20 degree rake and at least one extra mag with 19 rounds in it in the same pocket as my wallet. I do make mag holders but don't care for them as the 19 round mag is a bit long and sticks into my side....

I was told to carry as big a pistol as you can for the given situation. So instead of my clothing dictating my weapon of choice, my weapon dictates my style of clothing...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 46 weeks ago, 11:35 PM

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Hello ISD

Nice post as always, & Nice carry gear.
Whoever told you the largest is right!! But my situation dictates my carry, Temp, Weather conditions, Where I'm going, what I'm gonna be doing, what I'm gonna be wearing?? You know the drill!!! Going to the dumpster, Tee shirt Trunks, Might throw a 22 auto & 2 spare mags in my pocket, But then again, might be a 380 or 357, 45 auto, always with xtra's???? Depends on where, what, who, when??? But rest assured, Anytime, anyone see's me or my wife, We are condition #1

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 11:43 PM

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ISD IWB

My P345 & 305 Hammerless 357 I now carry in Ace Case IWB Nylons, I tote both in appendicts position & find it very nice for seated deployment. I would like something IWB in Horse for the better sweat protection??? What are your thoughts & / or suggestions, I carry appendicts because of my increased size & a new right shoulder that restricts movement in a strong side
high rise draw/

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 12:23 AM

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Hi Larry!

Horse is a good choice for a soft tuck IWB because of it's thinness and strength. Over all Horse butt isn't any better than Cow except in some instances such as you describe.

I used to carry my RAMI 40 up front all the time. No one knew it was there and it just kind of appeared in my hand when I would draw it. Though I never did wear a holster with it up there, but I always wore an un-tucked t-shirt back then.

Now I am expected to look the part (blehhh) of a professional trainer. Driving me up a wall too...

The revolver is easy, Galco makes an appendix IWB for it called "Deep Cover" and also "Soft Tuck" the 45 I'm not to sure about.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 46 weeks ago, 12:48 AM

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Hello ISD

Hey thanks for the reply, It is appreciated. I have gained a rep with LE from Fed on down to local on holster config, deployment & gear over the last 30 years but a But a Leather Man & holster smith I am NOT, I bow to your experience & knowledge in such matters.
Yea, I have found horse to be top of the line when it comes to blued hand arms, carried next to the skin where sweat & body salts are the problem, what I have been looking for is an IWB Appendices carry with a more of a but to the right cant, sort of like a cross draw,, seated driving holster, just a little less exaggerated. kind of like a strong side, high rise, FBI forward cant,but reversed for up front carry???? I know,,, Shut up Larry??? LMAO
Yea, I agree with yo, even with the 269 + I am now carrying the front rig is kind of like.
" Oops there it is" Real natural, real fast & real un seen...

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5 years 18 weeks ago, 8:34 AM

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380?

I'm going to my CCW class next week along with the wife. I have a Beretta M-92, but that thing is huge to carry around. I was thinking of something in the Walther PPK 380. But I really would rather carry a sub compact 45. My son has a Glock model 30 45 that he really likes. What do you guys think of the 380 as a concealed carry caliber?

5 years 18 weeks ago, 9:14 AM

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CJT44

that's a old heated argument and I think most will say the .380 is underpowered, but anything is better than nothing. I would say carry the largest, most powerful pistol you can comfortably carry and conceal. I don't have a problem with my full size 1911, although the safety digs into my side when I'm in the car. But there are several compact, effective, and comfortable 9mm pistols. I would go with that as a minimum.
But like I said before, a .22 is still better than nothing as long as you know it's limitations and aim for the throat, eyes, solar plexus, etc.

"I don't think Hank done it this way" - Waylon
5 years 12 weeks ago, 7:11 AM

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Smith and Wesson Sigma SW9VE.

4 years 46 weeks ago, 7:35 PM

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Sd

For sd I prefer walther ppk 380

4 years 46 weeks ago, 11:13 PM

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CC As of NOW ??

As we speak, as I walked in the door just a few ago, P345, 45 Auto 1 spare Mag, IWB Carrie
22 auto, i extra mag right pocket, Kershaw chubby tactical, razor sharp folder,
Soon to be added to every day carry, Cold Steel inferno pepper spray!!!!!!
No it's not to much & no it's not to heavy.
Train, Train, Train.... Practice, Practice , Practice, !!!!!!

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4 years 46 weeks ago, 11:13 PM

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CC As of NOW ??

As we speak, as I walked in the door just a few ago, P345, 45 Auto 1 spare Mag, IWB Carrie
22 auto, i extra mag right pocket, Kershaw chubby tactical, razor sharp folder,
Soon to be added to every day carry, Cold Steel inferno pepper spray!!!!!!
No it's not to much & no it's not to heavy.
Train, Train, Train.... Practice, Practice , Practice, !!!!!!

Any day above dirt is a good day!!! My New Motto: Where Do I Sign? (Oh yes I would)
4 years 46 weeks ago, 11:22 PM

Larry Wagner

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Nov 2009
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Arizona, United States

Don't know how this post got in here twice???????

Any day above dirt is a good day!!! My New Motto: Where Do I Sign? (Oh yes I would)
4 years 46 weeks ago, 10:07 AM

Builtf0rdtough

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903
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Nov 2009
Location:
FL, United States
g23

40 all the way. 13rounds is plenty for 90% of all confrontations. Don't usually carry an extra mag tho. I want the g27 tho, the subcomp would be nicer and more comfy to carry but I once saw a quote in a magazine "Carrying a gun is not supposed to be comfortable, its supposed to be comforting" I need to get new clothes, since the academy ive gained like 20 pounds so nothing fits anymore. it sucks.

"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy"-Winston Churchill
4 years 46 weeks ago, 2:57 PM

bad landing47

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Colonel
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Jul 2011
Location:
Roswell, NM, United States
BFT

Many leos I met when I worked in Florida carried the G27 as a back up, mostly as an ankle gun. Never shot the G27, doesn't fit my big fat hands well, but I really like my G23 and even it will bite me once in a while between thumb and forefinger if I don't pay attention. Guess I need to get a 1911 with the big beaver tail some day.

4 years 46 weeks ago, 4:44 PM

Builtf0rdtough

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Nov 2009
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FL, United States

Yea i think every gun lover should have at least one 1911. I want one too. lol. yea ive not shot a 27 either and I LOVE my 23. I read an article that I loved in SWAT magazine about modern day samurai, you should always carry two weapons. If I had two pistols I would carry them, but I also need more tactical clothes, lol wrangles don't really conceal much.

"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy"-Winston Churchill
4 years 36 weeks ago, 4:15 PM

CE Flyer

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Master Sergeant
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Nov 2011
Location:
Scotland Neck, North Carolina, United States
Just join this group

I thought I would post my ccw since I just got here:
It all depend on my mood, where I'm going, how long I'm going for and if it's day or night

XDM 9 2/ 19 rounds mag or 3/ 13 rounds mag
Taurus 24/7 G2 40 cal. 4/ 15 rounds mag
Ruger Lc-9 3/ 7 rounds mag
Bersa 380 3/ 7 rounds mag.

Most of the time I carry the Lc-9

4 years 35 weeks ago, 7:06 AM

ronin1604

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Aug 2008
Location:
killeen, texas
Updated...

I am a die-hard 1911 fan, and used one as my daily carry. However, I reacently got a Sig P225 as a christmas present, and I must say I LOVE IT!!! Not a huge fan of the 9mm round, but the pistol shoots like a dream. Thinking I need to look into getting a P220.

__________________ "...He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one." - Jesus, Luke 22:36
4 years 31 weeks ago, 7:56 PM

batman1965

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Dec 2011
conceal carry weopon

sweet little beretta .32 tomcat 7+1. little package big punch. owned for over three years not one hang. not very accurate past 20 yards. close combat only. extremely reliable. will own more berettas.

4 years 31 weeks ago, 12:47 PM

Saint J.M. Browning

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General
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Feb 2011
Location:
The Colony, Texas, United States
batman

uses a pistol? I thought you'de have batarangs. lol

"I don't think Hank done it this way" - Waylon
4 years 31 weeks ago, 1:14 PM

HampsterW

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Secretary of State
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Jan 2010
Location:
Cottonwood Heights, Utah, United States
CCW

Walther PPS in 9mm 8+1 and two extra mag's, very slim and comfortable for me to carry IWB.

Change you can truly believe in comes from the barrel of a gun---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ron Paul 2012----Vote the bastards out!---------------------------------
4 years 31 weeks ago, 7:15 PM

confused1

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Sep 2009
Location:
Middleburg, Fl, United States

Mine is a springfield 1911 micro combact, with a kel-tec pa3t backup

Practice gun control. hit what you aim at.
4 years 31 weeks ago, 7:27 PM

Saint J.M. Browning

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General
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Feb 2011
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confused

Good choice. I like your taste.

"I don't think Hank done it this way" - Waylon
4 years 31 weeks ago, 2:14 PM

greg az

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Secretary of Homeland Security
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5873
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Oct 2009
Location:
New York, NY, Tanzania

airweight.. only issue with wheel guns is the bulky speed-loaders.. Have a little freedom arms micro .22 that goes with me everywhere.. half the time i skip the Galco (all in pics) and just mezk'n carry in hip pocket.. yes i know.. but living rural has it's advantages, and i don't do nearly the fence hopping i did when younger..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
4 years 22 weeks ago, 1:44 PM

PBR Driver

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Oct 2009
Location:
Afton, Wyoming, United States
My choice?

PT-709 Slim, 1911 or a .357 MAG or a .41 MAG depends on where I am going,

INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE. If you do not love the CONSTITUTION AS IT IS WRITTEN then you are free to leave MY COUNTRY at this time.
4 years 22 weeks ago, 5:07 PM

greg az

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Secretary of Homeland Security
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Oct 2009
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New York, NY, Tanzania
PBR Driver..

Good to see you on.. Afton's bout as beautiful as the country gets.. Question for you, when were you in country, and what are your feelings re Kerry's citations.. Seems the news asked a lot of you "boat" guys durring the 04 elections, and as many answers as questions asked.. You have any knowledge about it..

Anyway good to see you on..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
4 years 20 weeks ago, 11:20 AM

MattyTheJet

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Lieutenant General
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1027
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Mar 2012
Location:
Sebring, Florida, United States
Springfield XDM

For the past few years I've been carrying my full size Argentine Colt 1911 as my concealed carry weapon. As I'm larger (6-4, 280) I can conceal it on myself with little trouble. But, with the weight of the gun and the fact that I carry it with me when I jog I felt the need to convert to somethign lighter and got a Springfield XDM 3.8 9mm. Even with the 17 round mag in it weighs less than the 1911. Loving this new gun!

3 years 37 weeks ago, 9:56 PM

coppertop

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Major General
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486
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Apr 2012
Location:
Bella Vista, AR, United States

Right now I have 3 that I use. I just picked up a S&W M&P .40c that will be my primary ccw. I also carry a ppk and 1911 from time to time.

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