What's your primary carry gun?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Joe Link, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link
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    This has always been one of my concerns and the reason I don't open carry. You should start a new thread and tell us that story!
     
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  2. Tommy

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    I carry a Smith & Wesson 9C.Nice little pistol carry it everywhere day and night. Whether I go to work or walk my dog. My wife has only asked me one time if I had it on me. We went into a grocery store that had a policeman as a security person at the front door. I laughed and said of course I do. We made our purchase and left no problems at all. If I'm carrying my backpack I have my Sig MPX with arm brace in there. Never give either one a thought. The S&P is usually in a smart carry or IWB holster.
     
  3. armoredman

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    CZ SP-01 Phantom, now sporting a complete tune up/Pro Carry Package from Cajun Gun Works. Flawless sidearm.
     
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  4. DHart

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    M&P40 usually with Federal 180 gr HST, or Hornady 180 gr. XTP when deeper penetration is desired.

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    Carried in a High Noon Bare Asset holster
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    If I want to really go lightweight and compact, I choose the M&P40C, shown with spare 15-round magazine.
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  5. armoredman

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    I just completed a week of carrying the CZ P-10C in a High Noon Close Encounter hybrid rig.

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    The holster is actually made for the CZ P-09, but oddly enough the P-10C snaps right in. You can hear the click, and retention is perfect. Reholstering requires both hands and the P-10C hangs up on the holster mouth, but other than that, it is good to go. I found the P-10C to carry perfectly, easily and with no discomfort from the aggressive texturing...partially because I sanded down the front and back straps slightly, but the sides I never touched. No worries, felt great. After tonight the P-0C will rehouse in the safe while the Phantom will emerge again (I like two spare mags and I only have one right now for the P-10C), and await the real High Noon holster to show up. :)
    P-10C on the hotel bed - I hate hotel beds.

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    Dhart, nice High Noon gear! Never fired an M&P other than the original 38 Special revolver. What do you think of the dirt cheap Shields Smith is selling right now?
     
  7. DHart

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    I have looked at, fondled, and considered Shields several times. Every time, right before pulling out my wallet to buy, I realize that my M&P40C and M&P9C are pretty much just as easy to conceal (for me), have significantly greater capacity, and feel better (more palm filling) in the hand... thus... I have not spent a penny on any Shields (as nice as they happen to be).

    I bought a Kahr PM9 and a SIG P938 thinking that I needed something that small to conceal. But in hindsight, both of these pistols spend all of their time in the safe. I can just as easily carry my M&P40C. And if I MUST go smaller, I go with my S&W 640 .357 magnum in the pocket of my cargo shorts or in the back pocket.

    The Shields are excellent guns... but with slightly more girth, the M&P Compact models are even better! And I find them plenty easy to carry!

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  8. Jammers1971

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    I bought my gf the M&P 9C for Xmas 3 years ago. She absolutely loves it. I like it too, interchangeable grips make for that perfect fit, easy conceal. Weighty enough that sub compact is pleasant.

    In the compact/sub compacts not a huge difference between single and double stack for concealment at the end of the day.
     
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  9. Joe Link

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    I have a confession -- I've been pocket carrying my Ruger LCP 2 daily for the past month or so.

    At first it was because I seem to have lost my belt during a move, but I now have two new gun belts. No reason to not carry more gun, it's just incredibly convenient not having to worry about something on my waist (especially with shorts and a light t-shirt). I'm absolutely mixed as to whether it's enough gun and honestly, I've been trying not to think about it :confused:
     
  10. Jammers1971

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    I appendix carry my P-07. Have for over a year now. No issues with shorts and t-shirts. Took a few holsters to get the one that worked best for me. Conceals VERY well.

    My girlfriend thought I'd quit carrying altogether and after about a month and a half asked me why I'd stopped. I asked her stopped what? She said stopped carrying my pistol to which I pulled up my t-shirt. She laughed and just said that when suddenly I had a waistline (I typically carried at the 3-4 o'clock, mag at 8-9) she assumed I wasn't packing.
     
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    I think I need to try this. How big is the P-07? No concerns over having a gun pointed in that direction? Which holster did you decide on?
     
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    LOTS of concerns over having a gun pointed in that direction. But a gun doesn't go off by itself, so just typical ABSOLUTE safe gun handling which I adhere to avidly anyway. Currently I have a Rawdog IWB holster modified with a yoga mat wedge for both my Bersa and the P-07. Works great and their holsters are only $35. But they don't make one for the P-10C, I asked. So I'll either order one from Dara, Black Arch, or Black Point(Holster/Mag carrier combo) oooorrrrr I'll get my lazy butt out into the hot garage and make one. I have enough Kydex sheet out there to make a suit of armor... Have made many before and though sometimes it's a bit of R&D, I always make one that works great and is secure and comfy. lol
     
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    I'll have to check out their offerings and give it a shot. Looks like the P-07 is about the same size as a Glock 19?
     
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    Similar in size, yup. But feels smaller to me because of the better shaped grip, softer edges, bevels, and less 'blocky' slide. Might actually be smaller too, it's been a while since I've had a G19 in my hands to look and an compare.
     
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    Trooper Mark Coats found that 6 .357 magnum 145 gr, Hps was not enough, while 1 shot from a .22 rim fire killed him
    ... .380 is often better than a sharp stick, but not always.
     

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