Carry weapon

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by ShagNasty1001, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    Deciding on which to use as a carry weapon when I get it. Looking at the beretta 92 compact in a .40, sig P250 in a .45, glock 20 in the 10mm, or colt 1911 new agent .45
     
  2. trex1310

    trex1310 New Member

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    Buy a good holster and most important a good belt capable of
    supporting a loaded firearm.
     

  3. Glock27SC

    Glock27SC New Member

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    Man the Glock 27 or 30 is the best you can have I kind of forget that either one of them be there I wear a galco inside for the 27 and a crossbreed supertuck for the 30
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Do you have only 1 pair of shoes?

    Just like you have different shoes for different occasions, so should your carry options.
     
  5. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    That's a good way to put it, but I can only afford 1 right now, but will for sure be getting a multitude
     
  6. gwk4667

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    For all day , everyday I carry a bodyguard 380. I carried a Model 60 38 for several decades and it is still a good weapon but the 380 is quicker to reload and lighter!

    Not the weapon I would chose for a gun fight but lets face it I have not had a need to pull it in over 25 years, and I hope this continues to be the case.

    If I was concerned about where I was going and felt I needed more I love my S&W 66-1 ( looks great in my old duty rig ) but I feel the reload time on a 357revolver is not good for a gun fight so I would probably carry a 1911A with two spare mags. I keep it holstered like that ready to be put on. And it is easy to conceal but to heavy for all day the way I work. It would be in the way and heavy!

    If possible I would try to keep myself out of the situation!
     
  7. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Man the Glock 27 or 30 is the best you can have

    I'll disagree with that. Many options other than a glock. Plus they are ugly.
     
  8. AIKIJUTSU

    AIKIJUTSU New Member

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    Depends on where you live and/or visit. If you live in a warm climate, concealment is an issue. If you can wear a jacket without standing out in a crowd then carry the biggest piece you feel comfortable with. In a warm climate something with a short grip (that is, not very tall) is easier to conceal. The barrel length is not a big deal if you use an IWB holster. Examples of a short height: Para Ordnance Warthog, Taurus PT940, CZ 2075 RAMI, or a .38 snubbie, or maybe a Charter Arms Bulldog (a .44 Special with a 2.5" barrel, and a short overall height).
     
  9. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    I found a sig 1911 that looks like it should fit real well with a IWB holster. And I am in the Midwest where our weather is bipolar
     
  10. AIKIJUTSU

    AIKIJUTSU New Member

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    Good choice. Sig Sauer makes good guns.
     
  11. Jay

    Jay New Member

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    Stopping power comes after hitting your target. Hitting your target, comes after becoming proficient with your handgun. Proficiency comes after practice. Practice comes after selecting a handgun that is comfortable in YOUR hands. Just because it's "great" for someone else, doesn't mean it will be "great" for you. Shop for a handgun like you do for shoes.... TRY 'EM ON... handle as many as you can... THEN start a list of possibles. If you can, rent, or shoot one that you're interested in before you buy. Start out with buying a used .22 to develop fundamentals, THEN move up in caliber. Do NOT get wrapped up in the caliber wars. Caliber doesn't count until your bullet hits your point of aim. A hit with a .22 beats a miss with a .45. Remember there is a trade-off with handguns... longer barrel, larger weapon, more weight... translates to less perceived recoil. Small weapon, short barrel, light weight... translates to more perceived recoil.

    With the right belt/holster combination, you can carry virtually handgun.

    Shopping is good... have fun....
     
  12. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    I've handled all the guns in my list but the G20 in a 10mm multiple times and shot them more times than I can count. I am very proficient with them all. My only thing is I'm 5 10 and a slender build so I can't carry a massive gun around without it being known in some way shape or form