What are your 3 favorite carry guns?

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  • JRLJRL Member Posts: 355 Member
    Shield 9mm or
    Shield .45 or
    Bodyguard .380

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  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,601 Senior Member
    Kahr cw9 glock21 glock 34 usually the kahr.


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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,832 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    XD45 Compact, with 10 round mag and 13 round spare, IWB @3:00.

    XDs.45 in pocket (or sometimes 9mm Shield, in pocket). It prints, but who cares?

    Glock G-20 woods gun, OWB or across the chest.

    I may substitute my 4" 1911 occasionally, or a revolver, but mostly I stick to striker-fired weapons.

    Yep, thanks to our conservative State Government, Printing is a thing of the past in Texas, thank God.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,832 Senior Member
    Eli wrote: »
    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.

    [IMG]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee95/ceelfi/oedc1.jpg[/IMG As for the knife, I am really squeemish about knives. I can only function with one for cleaning kill and chopping Veggies. But each to his/her own. What I have for concealed carry was all designed before it was a big deal. So, I like your choice of CC weapons and I think I love Glocks. You are one of, if not thee most experienced handgun guys on here so I feel if I follow your lead I won't go wrong. I want to upgrade my EDC and I'm thinking some flavor of Glock is the ticket. I have fairly big hands but I want a small carry gun. I would like the smallest Glock I can safely and /or comfortably carry. So can you tell me what are my choices? Of Glocks that is.[/img]
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,266 Senior Member
    The smallest is their .380 G42?. Next is a single stack 9mm G43. Only 6 rounds I think. Then you move up to double stacks, all larger. I think the G23 in .40 cal is a good compromise. There are lots of used police trade ins out there, here they sell for 388.00. Eli will tell a G26 since he prefers 9mm. If I could find one cheap enough I'd get one. But it's a small gun. I think I'd rather carry the 23.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • big elkbig elk Member Posts: 111 Member
    Colt Defender 9mm
    Ruger SP101 357
    Bodyguard 380 with laser
    Did have a Sig P 938 witch I should have kept
  • FquicoFquico New Member Posts: 2 New Member
    Walther PPS 9mm (Classic)
    Sig P239 9 mm
    And
    CZ Rami 9mm
  • roadkingroadking Senior Member Posts: 3,056 Senior Member
    Cold weather wear... Ruger P-85 or CZ-75.
    Warm weather, Grendel P-12 or CZ-50
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  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,074 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    I would like the smallest Glock I can safely and /or comfortably carry. So can you tell me what are my choices? Of Glocks that is.

    The smallest 9mm would be the 43. One size up from that would be the 26. Basically the same foot print, but the 43 is a single stack and the 26 is a double stack. T'wer it I, the 26 would definitely get the nod, simply because it can use the spare mags from it's bigger brothers. Since they are all the same platform, the 26 (which comes with a 10 round magazine) can have a 15rd, 17rd, or 33rd reload.
  • oldcopoldcop New Member Posts: 16 New Member
    Depending on the weather, S&W 642 with Crimson Trace Grip, S&W Shield 9MM and my old Work Horse S&W Model 65 .357 magnum with a 3" barrel
  • R51MANR51MAN New Member Posts: 20 New Member
    My 3 favourite carry guns or the three I can afford?
    The Three I can afford to carry are, Ruger SR1911, RIA .TCM22/9MM HiCap and Remington R51 (CT).
    The three I would love to carry would be Colt Super .38 1911, Colt Commander .45 ACP, and Colt 1911 Delta Elite 10MM.
    Alas, so many guns, so few bucks.
    Blackie
  • R51MANR51MAN New Member Posts: 20 New Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    Eli wrote: »
    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.

    [IMG]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee95/ceelfi/oedc1.jpg[/IMG As for the knife, I am really squeemish about knives. I can only function with one for cleaning kill and chopping Veggies. But each to his/her own. What I have for concealed carry was all designed before it was a big deal. So, I like your choice of CC weapons and I think I love Glocks. You are one of, if not thee most experienced handgun guys on here so I feel if I follow your lead I won't go wrong. I want to upgrade my EDC and I'm thinking some flavor of Glock is the ticket. I have fairly big hands but I want a small carry gun. I would like the smallest Glock I can safely and /or comfortably carry. So can you tell me what are my choices? Of Glocks that is.[/img]

    Snake,
    The lights are nice, but a great target for a thug. Right in line with your head.
    Blackie
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    R51MAN wrote: »
    snake284 wrote: »

    Snake,
    The lights are nice, but a great target for a thug. Right in line with your head.
    Blackie

    Lets think about that a minute. At what point would my weapon mounted light be in line with my head for you to aim at it?

    I'll let you ponder that.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • shushshush Senior Member Posts: 6,259 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    Zee wrote: »
    .....I'll let you ponder that.


    Ponder velcro torch stuck to your sideburn.

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    Not.

    cjp wrote: »..... Oh dear God, I've admitted to liking something Limey.I'll never hear the end of this.

    Jayhawker wrote: »...But seriously Shush....

    Big Chief wrote: ».........walking around with a greasy butt ain't no fun, though!

     


     

  • stetsonstetson Member Posts: 42 Member
    Glock 17,Kimber micro 9, Ruger LCP
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,078 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »

    Lets think about that a minute. At what point would my weapon mounted light be in line with my head for you to aim at it?

    I'll let you ponder that.
    Another question I have is... how often do folks with a weapon-mounted light get shot? Not shot at, but actual hits. If you're using it while moving, and not keeping it on all the time but just giving quick flashes... I'd think your chances of getting hit go down.

    Now if you're doing a Hollywood building sweep with your lights constantly on, things change.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • therewolftherewolf Member Posts: 90 Member
    Most the time carrying full size.

    1911A1, GP35, & 92A1...
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    R51MAN wrote: »

    Lets think about that a minute. At what point would my weapon mounted light be in line with my head for you to aim at it?

    I'll let you ponder that.

    Actually some SD trainers teach this now for close quarters (arms reach) engagements. The theory is that you can fend off head blows with your light hand at your temple while you engage from a retention position.

    Not sure i agree with it, but there it is.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    I don't think anyone has actually understood my question.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,078 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    I don't think anyone has actually understood my question.
    I done did understooded it.


    I'm just wondering if "they'll shoot at your light" is really as common as folks say, nevermind the odd at best weapons handling needed to get your WML in line with your head.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 8,573 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    I don't think anyone has actually understood my question.


    Oh I am sure several get it. By the time one sees the light, thinks, reacts, they are already dead or incapacitated.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    Oh I am sure several get it. By the time one sees the light, thinks, reacts, they are already dead or incapacitated.

    :win:

    If my WML is in line with my head...........I'm aiming at you.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,078 Senior Member
    As short as your are, if your WML is in line with your head, the guy's gotta be on the ground, or you're holding the bore centerline over your head.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,626 Senior Member
    I don't understand the problem. As I think about it, I'm never in pitch darkness where I'd even need a light on a pistol. If I'm out and about, everywhere I go - stores, malls, restaurants, theaters, Lodge, whatever, the parking lots are always well lit at night. Visibility, and identifying a potential threat is never an issue.

    At home, a judicious sprinkling of LED night lights (cheap to buy, automatically on at night, off in daytime) keeps my home darkened but never dark, lit but never bright - just enough see and know for sure what or who I might be aiming at. Same with outside. A half-dozen well-placed solar powered motion-activated LEDs means whatever went bump in the night out there will be sufficiently illuminated when I peak through the curtains.

    So, who here lives in the dark - so dark that they can't see 7 or 8 yards away (pretty much the maximum distance for most lawful HD/SD shoots)? Even on a moonless and starless night on a dark, unlit street, I can see 20 feet away.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    horselips wrote: »
    So, who here lives in the dark - so dark that they can't see 7 or 8 yards away (pretty much the maximum distance for most lawful HD/SD shoots)?

    I have all the things you mentioned as well. I'd just like to say.......defense of my life does not have a limit of advance.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    And what if the power is out?
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

    NRA Endowment Member
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,266 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    And what if the power is out?

    And there is looters about.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • john9001john9001 Senior Member Posts: 668 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    And what if the power is out?

    Then the intruder will be bumping into walls and tripping over furniture. And trying to fight off two big dogs.
  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,626 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    I do. Ain't a chance I could see from one end of the hall to the other.


    Here ya go: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IXWYR42/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    and: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017JIEHIG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Let there be light!
  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,465 Senior Member
    There are battery-operated options available.

    I have night lights installed, and I keep my outside porch lights on all night anyway.
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