What are your 3 favorite carry guns?

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  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,410 Senior Member
    Primary carry sidearm is also my most recent CC purchase, an SA XD MOD 2.0 in .45acp. After carrying full-size-only for years, I decided to give myself more options for when the weather is hotter and I don't want to carry so much extra weight.

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    I carry it IWB in a Raw Dog tactical hybrid, or OWB in an Alien Gear cloak slide. The Raw Dog took some getting used to, but it's broken in now. The Alien Gear.......not so much. Just don't like it.

    I have owned an XD before, so getting used to the trigger break was quick and easy.

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    It carries 10 in the compact mags, and 13 in the extended ones. I usually carry one reload, though I'll carry two when I get a double mag holder.

    Secondary is my Kimber CDP, in .45acp; this used to be my primary sidearm. It's still my go-to when I don't need deep concealment and want to be more confident about possible moderate-distance shots.

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    I usually carry it OWB in a leather Avenger-style, which is easiest, but I have a Crossbreed for when I need to conceal more discretely. Either way works perfectly.
    It's plenty accurate for cc. All carry magazines hold 8 rounds. I carry 1 reload if my cover garment is just a shirt, two if I'm wearing a suit or jacket.


    Third is the FN FNP45.

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    I've become confident in my ability with this gun, mainly because it absorbs recoil so well. It is DA/SA, but the safety allows me to carry cocked-and-locked, just like my 1911. Still, I mostly keep this one at home. It's the AM General Hummer of handguns; big and heavy, with 14 and 15-round mags, so I don't carry it as much now that I have the XD as a higher capacity option. I changed out the backstrap to a flat one that came in the case with the gun.

    When I do carry it, I keep a reload on me. I have a custom Brigade Gunleather OWB for cold weather and the woods, and a Crossbreed for concealing under simple shirts.

    All three have proven accuracy and precision with these two loads, so I rotate between them about once a quarter:

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    For those days when I'm feeling lucky, I may carry the GP-100, loaded with either Hornady Critical Defense or Gold Dots.

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  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,648 Senior Member
    Warm weather: Model 85 Taurus, Walther PPS, Charter Arms Undercover
    Cold weather: G22, Colt 70 series, Model 57 S&W
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  • RocketmanRocketman Banned Posts: 1,118 Senior Member
    Kel Tec 9mm and Ruger LCP 380. Plenty of rounds.
  • big elkbig elk Member Posts: 106 Member
    You will usually find me with a Colt Defender 9mm or a Kimber in 45. Depending on the circumstances I might have a s&w body shield 380. The Colt and the Kimber I carry owb.
  • Hondo341Hondo341 Member Posts: 448 Member
    Jeeper wrote: »
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  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,058 Senior Member
    My three favorite are all Glock 9mms.

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    1) Chopped (to 19 length) Gen3 Glock 17, wearing a Surefire X300u, worn @ 3:00.

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    2) Gen3 Glock 34, wearing a Surefire X300u, worn @ 3:00.

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    3) Gen4 Glock 19 (this is my NPE gun), worn in the appendix position.

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    The whole kit 'n kaboodle...

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    And since I know some of y'all are going to ask, the knife is a ShivWorks Clinch Pick, riding in a Dark Star Gear sheath, and the pocket-rocket is a S&W 442, riding in a Sticky Holster (in my left front pocket).

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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,032 Senior Member
    I REALLY :love: that blade!
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  • waipapa13waipapa13 Senior Member Posts: 668 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I REALLY :love: that blade!

    :agree:

    Is the orange thing some kind of tourniquet?
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,347 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I REALLY :love: that blade!

    I do too - I'm glad he identified it up front - off to Google it...
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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    That Clinch Pick looks like something Jack the ripper would use to rip open elephants.
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  • RocketmanRocketman Banned Posts: 1,118 Senior Member
    Ruger LCP and Keltec 9mm, both which I'm reconsidering after shooting yesterday at the range in between letting my Remington 700 cool down. The triggers mile long pull made for terrible shooting even at 7 yards. I'm sure they are good enough to dump a mag center mass, but still.
  • ArmoredmanArmoredman Member Posts: 298 Member
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    CZ P-09 or CZ SP-01 Phantom

    Only third choice I have....

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    Well, with a single point sling under a car coat, doable...and completely legal. :cool: And likely going to be a huge pain in the rear, too. :tooth:
  • waipapa13waipapa13 Senior Member Posts: 668 Senior Member
    Eli wrote: »

    That is a cool bit of gear, thanks for the links.
    Out of curiosity are you in the medical field and carrying that by coincidence or is it a part of your total approach to carrying?
    The reason I ask is because that tourniquet itself, and the idea of having one on your person, in conjunction with your weapons, is, quite simply, brilliant.
    It's also not something I've ever seen mentioned by anyone in relation to surving an armed encounter and the immediate aftermath of it. I'd venture to say that simple tool has the potential to be just as lifesaving as a handgun.
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,058 Senior Member
    waipapa13 wrote: »
    Out of curiosity are you in the medical field and carrying that by coincidence or is it a part of your total approach to carrying?

    Both.

    However, carrying a tourniquet definitely came from the shooting side of the house. The whole time I was in nursing school it was preached to us that a TQ is a last resort because it can cause nerve damage. True, but if my options are having nerve damage in 4-6 hours with a TQ, or bleeding out in 1-3 minutes without a TQ, guess which one I prefer...lol.

    I will say, the RATS is definitely not the best TQ on the market, which is why my vehicle and bags are stocked with CATs and SOF-Ts.....HOWEVER, a RATS that is in my back pocket 24/7 is much better than the SOF-T or CAT that's in my trunk, center console, or range bag......and it's certainly better that trying to improvise a TQ while someone (perhaps myself) is in the process of bleeding out from arterial wound to an extremity.
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,156 Senior Member
    And if you run out of boolits and the knife blade snaps off, you have a pocket garrote.
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  • Mike SaportasMike Saportas New Member Posts: 13 New Member
    Only own one but it's all I Need. Clearly I'd still like about 50 more. Till then I'm quite happy with my Walther P99c QA with Talon Grips and Trijicon sights. 10+1 HST 124g. 15rd backup mag with grip adaptor loaded with Speer Gold Dots 124g +P.
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  • Mike SaportasMike Saportas New Member Posts: 13 New Member
    Double post sorry
  • Mike SaportasMike Saportas New Member Posts: 13 New Member
    Tourniquet is a good idea. If you can make a hole you might as well be able to fix a hole.


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  • SkolnickSkolnick Member Posts: 46 Member
    Zee wrote: »
    So, what are your 3 favorite or most often carried handguns? You may expound as to why if you so choose.

    Every Day Carry (IWB): Kel-Tec P32 with 10-round extended magazine.

    Pocket Carry: Beretta Tomcat.

    Detroit Special: Beretta Nano with 8-round extended magazine.
  • farsidefan1farsidefan1 New Member Posts: 4 New Member
    Glock 19, 26 or for pocket carry Ruger LC9s. If I just want to open carry and show off its Dan Wesson Pointman (stainless).
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,594 Senior Member
    Skolnick:

    Welcome aboard
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 13,530 Senior Member
    Eli wrote: »
    Both.

    However, carrying a tourniquet definitely came from the shooting side of the house. The whole time I was in nursing school it was preached to us that a TQ is a last resort because it can cause nerve damage. True, but if my options are having nerve damage in 4-6 hours with a TQ, or bleeding out in 1-3 minutes without a TQ, guess which one I prefer...lol.

    I will say, the RATS is definitely not the best TQ on the market, which is why my vehicle and bags are stocked with CATs and SOF-Ts.....HOWEVER, a RATS that is in my back pocket 24/7 is much better than the SOF-T or CAT that's in my trunk, center console, or range bag......and it's certainly better that trying to improvise a TQ while someone (perhaps myself) is in the process of bleeding out from arterial wound to an extremity.

    Interesting approach....My EMS experience in the distant past still leads meto keep a blowout kit in the truck. (For inquiring minds...a "blowout kit" is a small kit specifically geared to treating gunshot wounds...containing tourniquets, occulive dressings, quik-clot, etc....)
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  • SkolnickSkolnick Member Posts: 46 Member
    NN wrote: »
    Welcome aboard


    Thank you
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,032 Senior Member
    Skolnick wrote: »
    Every Day Carry (IWB): Kel-Tec P32 with 10-round extended magazine.

    Pocket Carry: Beretta Tomcat.

    Detroit Special: Beretta Nano with 8-round extended magazine.

    Welcome!
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  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,875 Senior Member
    Rocketman wrote: »
    Ruger LCP and Keltec 9mm, both which I'm reconsidering after shooting yesterday at the range in between letting my Remington 700 cool down. The triggers mile long pull made for terrible shooting even at 7 yards. I'm sure they are good enough to dump a mag center mass, but still.

    Answer: Ruger LC9S Pro.

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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,691 Senior Member
    Add the Glock 23 to my list.
    Now I have 3
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  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,225 Senior Member
    #1 - Smith and Wesson bodyguard .380, pocket carry. #2 - Ruger LC9 - pocket carry. #3 - Springfield XDS - .45 - super tuck.
  • KSDeputyKSDeputy Member Posts: 55 Member
    I have carried the same .45 pistol for over 25 years. I believe in carrying one gun, so you are always familiar with it, have qualified with it a lot, can take it down and clean it and assemble it instinctively. You handle it so much that it is almost a part of you. Though I have a safe full of guns, I chose this one for off duty carry when I was working, and after retirement. I know it will work, and I know I can put that round where it needs to go. Just my opinion.
  • 41magnut41magnut Senior Member Posts: 1,103 Senior Member
    1) H&K USPc 40 S&W
    2) H&K USPc 9MM
    3) see # 1


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