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Old 08-16-2011, 08:51 PM   #11
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personally ive got 4 handguns for ccw. colt 1911 series 70 in 45acp, colt new agent in 45acp, bersa thunder 380 plus, and bersa thunder 380.

what i will carry in november will depend on how discrete i need to be.

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Old 08-16-2011, 09:12 PM   #12
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I carry a Glock 30..... which is the best of both worlds .45 in a compact frame.....

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I carry a Springfield Ultra Compact V-10 in 45, or a Taurus 605 snub nose in 357 in summer with light clothing and without jackets to help conceal. In weather or climate where I can where a jacket to help in concealment I opt for one of my full size or commander size 1911's in caliber larger than 9mm. just my preference. I would suggest as an overall recommendation that you carry what you are most confident and proficient in. Again just my opinion.

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Old 08-17-2011, 01:29 AM   #14
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Why not a ruger lc9?

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If a given handgun doesn't feel "right" in your hands, you'll not shoot it enough to become proficient with it, because it's not comfortable, and you won't like shooting it.
Very true, though it isn't universal. I had a KelTec PF9 that felt GREAT in my hands, but I absolutely hated shooting it :P . The main problem I found was the high bore axis gave a lot of muzzle jump, causing the trigger guard to slap my trigger finger to the point of quick discomfort.

So, I'd still say research into specific models to find out things like this (I had long known that it wasn't really a "range gun," but I figured I could get through more than a magazine before my chafing finger became a distraction, heh. Plus, obviously, learning about the features of various firearms (like a safe-action Glock vs a SAO-w/ safety pistol), and learning about the advantages and disadvantages of any of those features, can't be done only by looking and handling them in gun stores.
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Small pocket auto or snub nose revolver in front pocket. Keltec P3AT, Ruger LCP, S&W Body Guard .380, or S&W 442 would be my choices in either a quality leather pocket holster or a DeSantis Nemesis.



Compact to medium sized semi-automatic, strong side, inside the waistband carry. Glock 19 or Walther PPS would be my choices. I lightweight 1911 Commander would also be acceptable. I like Galco holsters (Galco Scout is my choice), but there are a lot of quality manufacturers out there. I like kydex or leather fit to the gun, and I do not like soft sleeve, plastic clip holsters like Uncle Mikes and Blackhawk sell.

I also like OWB belt slide holster that hold close to the body, like the Galco Avenger and the excellent Don Hume JIT Slide (best value at $25).

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Compact to fullsize semi-automatic pistols, in a Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack. I have a child in diapers, and the Verispack serves double duty as a diaper bag for me. The rig has a dedicated pistol pouch, so you don't have to worry about someone seeing a gun in your bag when you're accessing other items. Maxpedition has a whole line of Verispacks, and other companies like 5.11 and US Peacekeepers make similar products.

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Glock 26 on the ankle, glock 27 on the left hip, glock 34 on the right hip, glock 22 in a shoulder holster, and a glock 36(the best glock ever!) in my waist band.

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I use 4 different pistols depending on what im wearing and where im going.
No particular order.
1) Kimber ultra crimson, 3 inch barrel, crimson trace grips.
2) Colt defender, 3 inch barrel
3) Glock 36, slim grip
4) Smith&Wesson bodyguard w/laser in front

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I wouldn't change carry platforms on a frequent basis. I wouldn't like taking the chance of muscle memory not remembering which firearm I have on me at any given moment. If I need a handgun, my brain, muscles, hands and eyes know exactly what has to happen to deploy the firearm.

No right or wrong....Purely a personal choice, that's just mine.

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I carry a Glock 26 at 4:00 on a Crossbreed Supertuck. It works great and its really comfortable.

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