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How many 'different' guns do you carry?

mkk41mkk41 BannedPosts: 1,932 Senior Member
Not so much a question for LEOs while on-duty as off , and civvies of course. Some people carry only one gun , day in , day out 365 days a year. Some religiously believe that you should only carry and practice with the same gun to achieve proficiency. Others (collectors) , carry different guns and for different reasons. I usually carry the same pistol , last few years it's been my Kel-Tec P3AT. But every so often , I'll take something else out for a walk. My CZ-82 or 75 , Star M43 Firestar 9mm , Colt Lightweight Commander .45 , S&W 37 Chiefs Airweight.

Anyone else carry several different guns?

Thoughts on this?
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    They say variety is the spice of life. :guns::guns:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • shawn1172shawn1172 Senior Member Posts: 588 Senior Member
    I usually carry my Keltec PF9. That's my regular day in, day out carry. I also carry a Ruger LCR in .38 sometimes. That's usually when I'm dressed in some manner that a gun on my waist, even iwb, isn't very concealable so I have the LCR either in a pocket or on my ankle. Then there's my Colt Combat Commander. I love this gun but only carry it once in a while. It's the hardest of the three to conceal comfortably and the heaviest by far. I know many people carry full size 1911's daily and don't find them hard to conceal but it's just so much easier to hide a little Keltec.
    I have a CZ PO-1 too but I don't carry it. Bought a very nice iwb holster for it with that intent but it hasn't proven reliable enough. And it shows more than the 1911.
    As for it not being a good idea switch around, I think as long as you practice with everything you carry it's not an issue.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,528 Senior Member
    mkk41 wrote: »

    Anyone else carry several different guns?

    Sure! Years ago, it might be a G36, or the XD, or the 3" M66 or one of several 1911s....
    Nowadays, I've simplified to which 1911 I'm going to carry...5", 4" or 3" (though some days I'll still carry a SA revolver)...
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,346 Senior Member
    PM9 99.99% of the time. Occasionally slip my NAA Guardian in pocket.

    Would like to carry my XD40SC, but as I've been saying for years now (and still haven't bought one) I need a good holster for it....
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  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    Right now, my 1911 100% of the time. Tried the 336 but it made me walk funny. Oh, wait, I always walk funny. Never mind.
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,979 Senior Member
    Mostly Kahr PM40 with a little 1911 and one of two glocks mixed it depending on my mood and planned activities
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,166 Senior Member
    I almost always carry a Kahr PM40 or a Kahr P380.
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,701 Senior Member
    Primarily my 26, with secondary being my Tomcat. Every once in a while both at the same time
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  • armedpatriotarmedpatriot New Member Posts: 4 New Member
    :guns:EDC is a Taurus G2 24/7 40S&W the back up most days is a Ruger LC9 ankle or pocket depends on if it's a shorts day which most are or long pants. Other back up is a Taurus 709 Slim like the guy in the background of the forum page is wielding.
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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,862 Senior Member
    I carry my 1911 all the time. I am considering adding a small DAO 9mm or .380, but transition shouldn't be too hard.
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  • BullgatorBullgator Member Posts: 393 Member
    Same gun, same holster as often as humanly possible. I'm definitely not a "mood gun" sort of guy. I like to think of reaching for my gun as a natural an act as reaching for my wife's bottom when she's planting flowers. I wish she would take up gardening again, I don't know why she quit in the first place.
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,557 Senior Member
    3.
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  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    I have 3-4 pistols I normally keep on me (not necessarily in hosters). The KelTec P3AT is the only mouse gun I own, and it's okay for very close situations, I suppose. Better than a sharp stick.

    I'll otherwise have my Glock 30, Springfield XD or XDM, or my Springfield Operator or Loaded Stainless. All in .45acp.

    Thoughts on this... as long as you've practiced sufficiently, I think it's okay to vary the type of carry pistol. But bottom line, you've got to be familiar with each and they should "come to hand" naturally.

    Er, I should modify what I said that I don't carry ALL the pistols on me at the same time. I don't want to get anybody too excited here. Whadda ya expect, a mall ninja?
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,925 Senior Member
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Most of the time I am carrying a Kimber Pro Raptor or a Sprimgfield LW Operator. When I'm in a 9 mm mood it is the Kahr MK9 Elite 03 or the FNX9. There are also times when something small and pocket size are needed so it is the Sig 232 or the little NAA .32 Guardian. But once in a while I really go weird and go totally off the reservation like now with a 5.5" single action Ruger Vaquero in .357 mag on my hip.
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  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,598 Senior Member
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    Mostly, one of the 1911's. Otherwise, SP101, or PM9.

    1911's are the only handguns I own with any type of manual safety, and they're instinctive. Otherwise, I can swipe the side with my thumb all I want, doesn't matter.
  • ghostsniper1ghostsniper1 Banned Posts: 2,645 Senior Member
    Just 1. I really wish Ohio didn't require our CCW be in a holster if it is on our person. Id much rather just throw it in my pocket.
  • mkk41mkk41 Banned Posts: 1,932 Senior Member
    Just 1. I really wish Ohio didn't require our CCW be in a holster if it is on our person. Id much rather just throw it in my pocket.


    REALLY?!?! , They require a HOLSTER?
  • ghostsniper1ghostsniper1 Banned Posts: 2,645 Senior Member
    Yep. Pretty stupid huh? But doesnt need a holster to be in a closeable case such as glovebox, center console, etc. A gun in a holster in your pocket is a PITA.
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,649 Senior Member
    Really? A good pocket holster will keep the handgun from moving around, and keep lint boogers out of the action better than straight pocket carry, in my experience.


    2: A 1911 in an IWB holster, and a Model 38 in a pocket holster for the times when the IWB is not possible.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,648 Senior Member
    2 either Glock or Ruger.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,925 Senior Member
    . A gun in a holster in your pocket is a PITA.
    I don't think so, I like a pocket holster esp with a revolver.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    I don't think so, I like a pocket holster esp with a revolver.

    The way crime has spiked out here in TX, you guys are invited to be my Wal-mart escort and guard my back while I pick out the Maters, Celery, Onions and am otherwise occupied reaching for Wal-mart brand Water and Cokes off the pallets that I inevitably have to crawl inside a shelf to reach...................:tooth::guns: I wouldn't want to get buggered while my back is turned :yikes:
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  • Shoemaker SethShoemaker Seth Member Posts: 139 Member
    I only own 2 that I would consider real options. Whenever it's practical, I carry a Glock 17, and when that's not going to work with what I have on, I go with the LCR.
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  • WhitewookieWhitewookie Member Posts: 181 Member
    Combat Commander in a Crossbreed Supertuck IWB for me.

    It is simply the gun I shoot best and am most comfortable with, probably due to the 25K+ rounds through it. BTW kudos to the guys a Crossbreed. The Supertuck is so comfortable I don't even notice the Commander and frequently wear it for 12-14 hrs straight. Not to mention their customer service is great...
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  • QuinianQuinian Senior Member Posts: 707 Senior Member
    EDC Kahr k40. Open carry (fishing/hunting etc) 92f 9mm on the hip and probably a carbine of sorts near by depending on what and where I am. I don't really trust my 9mm to stop a 300lb kitty but it'll make him think twice long enough to grab something bigger.. I hope
  • BigboreshooterBigboreshooter Member Posts: 155 Member
    I carry my LCP all day every day.....PERIOD.

    When clothing allows (nights, weekends, etc.) I also carry something more robust such as my PPS 9mm, 40 cal H&K P2000, or Ruger P345.

    Whenever I'm driving, my XDm 9mm is always within reach, as well, regardless of whatever I'm carrying.
    "When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed. Luke 11:21
  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    Quinian wrote: »
    EDC Kahr k40. Open carry (fishing/hunting etc) 92f 9mm on the hip and probably a carbine of sorts near by depending on what and where I am. I don't really trust my 9mm to stop a 300lb kitty but it'll make him think twice long enough to grab something bigger.. I hope

    Just promise us, quin, that if you do get attacked by a huge kitty, you'll use your other hand to video the encounter and post it for our enjoyment. Not that it makes us selfish, y'know.
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,598 Senior Member
    Just 1. I really wish Ohio didn't require our CCW be in a holster if it is on our person. Id much rather just throw it in my pocket.

    Ohio law doesn't require that.

    It used to require that it was "in a holster on your person that is in plain sight" while in a car.

    They changed the law to, "The transportation in motor vehicles of loaded, concealed handguns by licensed permit holders is permitted. "

    It doesn't say anything about how you carry your gun, as long as it's concealed.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,807 Senior Member
    I carry only striker fired pistols, normally - XD45 Compact (my favorite), or Kahr K40. I've found this is what I'm most confident with, when I know I'm not getting enough quality practice.

    If I'm shooting regularly, I'll sometimes carry my SA Commander sized 1911 clone, or my DA/SA CZ RAMI 9mm.

    Occasionally, I'll pocket carry the LCP or the S&W 642, if my back hurts, or the heat is really bad. But I consider myself mostly unarmed when I do, because I would not want to depend on either at distances much past point-blank.
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