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I'm packing lite these days

rbsivleyrbsivley Senior MemberPosts: 1,259 Senior Member
Previously on here I used to crow about carry nothing that doesn't start with a .4. Well, I'm thinking different these days. When my serious back problem started I was carrying a 1911 in .45. After my first surgery in Dec 2020 the 1911 was to heavy so I switched to my ultralite 38. It carried good but is only 5 rds, not that I plan on getting into an extended gunfight I always carried a couple speed strips for reloads. A few weeks a go I picked up another little keltec p32, I had one before, thinking I might get my wife to move up from the Beretta 22 which she will not. I decided I'd try in out with the little owb holster I got for it. i also picked up a 10 rd mag which looks weird but seems to work well. With it and a 6 rd mag in the holder I have 16 rds of 73 gr lead vs 10 rds of 125gr which is about the same. My logic not a ammo expert. 
It's a lot easier on the waist line and accurate enough for close work.
Randy

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,554 Senior Member
    Use what work for ya!👍🏻
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,207 Senior Member
    Circumstances force us to adapt at times.  Any gun is better than holding your face while screaming like the little kid on Home Alone
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,746 Senior Member
    Circumstances force us to adapt at times.  Any gun is better than holding your face while screaming like the little kid on Home Alone

    ^This^

    I always pack a blade or two on me as backup to the backup. If you accept the idea that anything can fail then it's good to have options.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • rbsivleyrbsivley Senior Member Posts: 1,259 Senior Member
    Spk said:
    Circumstances force us to adapt at times.  Any gun is better than holding your face while screaming like the little kid on Home Alone

    ^This^

    I always pack a blade or two on me as backup to the backup. If you accept the idea that anything can fail then it's good to have options.
    I carry a knife also. I don't know how anyone can live w/o a good knife.
    Randy

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  • rbsivleyrbsivley Senior Member Posts: 1,259 Senior Member
    The Army gave me the Benchmade 9100 self opening while I was in Irag 2003. It's my utility knife. 
    I've ran a few magazines thru with no misfeeds.
    Randy

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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,207 Senior Member
    You are better armed than most and your training and mindset will finish the package nicely!
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,185 Senior Member
    It gets really hot down here in South Florida and we have a lot of gun violence.  Wearing lightweight short, t-shirt and flip flops, i often put a KelTec P3AT in one pocket and knife in the other.  It will work up close.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • rbsivleyrbsivley Senior Member Posts: 1,259 Senior Member
    I'm 64 and had 2 back surgeries in 2020. A broken jaw in 2018. I don't plan on the fight lasting long. Big plans. 
    Randy

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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,207 Senior Member
    rbsivley said:
    I'm 64 and had 2 back surgeries in 2020. A broken jaw in 2018. I don't plan on the fight lasting long. Big plans. 
    Oh I’m not far behind you.  Nowadays it’s threat=bang, call lawyer.  There will be NO fighting.  I don’t repair well anymore.
    I’m baaaaaaaaack… 😬
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,554 Senior Member
    I fired a buddies 9mm KelTec quite a few times and that sucker was quite uncomfortable. Granted, in a defensive situation, you hope to not fire as many. But, training can be painful!!😳
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,930 Senior Member
    Lately I have been carrying my Kahr CW45 and decided to bring out my Ruger P95 for my downstairs gun. Upstairs I am still using my Glock 22. 
  • Squawk BoxSquawk Box New Member Posts: 93 Member
    Use the Kel Tec .32, if that’s the gun that you can comfortably handle. I am old and decrepit and there are many things that I can’t do anymore.
  • rbsivleyrbsivley Senior Member Posts: 1,259 Senior Member
    Use the Kel Tec .32, if that’s the gun that you can comfortably handle. I am old and decrepit and there are many things that I can’t do anymore.
    I had a kel-tec 40 and that gun hurt when you fired it. Not so with my kel-tec 32. 
    Randy

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