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Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Jer, Feb 20, 2020.
I like Ike
1956 S&W Chief Special flat latch in .38spl.
My preferred Walther. But that one is sweet.
There is no one best carry pistol. Everyone's needs are different and there is no one size fits all. The only one that matters is the one you are carrying at the time.
For CC I prefer a pistol over a revolver and one that is lightweight and small enough to be a true pocket pistol. I want to carry something that can make a decent size hole in someone if needed. I also prefer a single action pistol over a double action. I want the gun to feel comfortable in my hand and be large enough to protect my purlicue from the slide. I'm responding to this thread because I wanted to use the word "purlicue." Currently my choice of CC is this Colt Mustang Pocketlite 380.
A speed strip in both front pockets, and it don't get any better than that!!! I would like a 'Tyler T' grip adapter or a set of Houge grips though!
I have been toting my HK P30L
Those diamond grips are numbered to the gun so I sort of preserve them for photo ops.
EDC sees this old girl turn out sporting a Tyler T under a set of Barami Clip Grips.
Another belt carry Roscoe
I want it!
Now, now. Proper grammar is "Can I have it?"
Those clip grips look handy, but I once heard a cop say "good guys wear holsters. Bad guys just stuff their piece in their belt so they can drop it and no proof they had it".
Food for thought.
I will gladly convey any and all ownership interest I have in that gun for $6!
I’ve been called worse
Years ago I was issued a model 10 with a 4" barrel. It came with a flap holster and a Special Order that required me to be armed at all times.
It took me about a second to determine that the flap holster would look ridiculous hanging on the side of my jeans. The revolver went in my waistband.
About 6 months or so into it I got a used model 36 so that snubby was a nice step up for off duty activities.
Most detectives also carried this way with a set of handcuffs, one on the inside of their waist band, the other in easy grasp on the outside. A 6 round dump was about the only "leather" in their duty set up. I mean beside their slapper.
I can't speak to current mindsets but most coppers that I worked with were really not gun guys. They would buy a bottle of gin before they bought an off duty holster. Green bullets at roll call arms inspection was sort of a standing joke....along with a rolled up C-note hid out in the barrel so your wife didn't find it.
I have more leather now than what I ever acquired while I was on the job...but seldom wear a holster today. I realize that will curdle the urine of the faint of heart.
I'm not recommending this mode of carry to anyone else.
I've never held a Glock in my hand. Striker fired pistols and any defense pistol with a light trigger scare the bejezus out of me if it ain't a 1911 because of the safeties on them.
Here is a Government model set up for Mexican carry. She wears an old school Armoly finish to fend off the sweat of a Texas summer. Slim bushings and grips and a meld job keep everything bulge and lump free. The thumb safety and slide stop also knocked down to a low profile so nothing pokes my tactical muffin top.
For the last 8 years I have carried a Dan Wesson Guardian. I just switched to a Sig 365. Time will tell
"Tactical muffin top!"
I love it. Very nice gun, too.
"tuned" by sig's custom shop...nice handling OC firearm for those special occasions...
Not my cup of tea. I like the 226, but I like a grip with texture and tend to dislike tribal tattoos. But can see where someone would like one as a show piece or as a collector for different Sig variants.