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Old 10-16-2018, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Hockey Rulez, Texas
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What is everyone carrying for their main concealed carry gun?

Mine is an HK P2000 DA?SA 9mm:


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Old 10-16-2018, 03:11 PM
 
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Glock 19 9mm here. I will sometimes pocket carry a Ruger LCP 2 .380.
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:20 PM
 
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Kimber 1911. Open carry mostly, concealed when it is cold and I have to wear a jacket(rare here in GA)
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Old 10-16-2018, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Sig Sauer P232 when I ankle carry, and most often a Sig P220 or 1911 when I hip carry.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Depends on where I'm going, what I'm doing, and what I'm wearing.

I guess my "normal" CC is a Walther PPS in 9mm
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Glock 23.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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I don't carry but intend to. It doesn't make sense in my current work/life situation right now but that will change in the not too distant future. I like the Kimber Micro-9.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:52 AM
 
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Took my daughter out for her birthday dinner last night. As we got into the car afterward, my wife asked me if I had my gun on me. I drew satisfaction from that -- if my wife had to ask, then I was doing it right.
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:25 AM
 
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I rotate it around:
I used to carry a Springfield XD 9mm subcompact. Excellent gun but got tired of carrying a brick around and it's retired to my bedside piece.
Moved to a much lighter Ruger EC9S 9mm just this year.
From time to time when I am in a "70's TV Detective" mode I carry around a very old Charter Arms 38 special snub nose in a pocket holster.
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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I change the carry paradigm every few years, for no burning reason.

My life does not include a strong threat of deadly violence day-to-day. I do take mass transit and that is a threat, but considering it starts and ends in million dollar neighborhoods, I don't feel at-all unsafe.

So, answer as of last summer is this: a striker fire HK VP9SK. They compete and compare w/Glock 26. I had a G26 twenty years ago and traded in for good money on something else. The HK is marvelous to both carry and shoot.



The only problem with HK is the higher cost of entry. They make absolutely *superb* pistols, and always have, and I'd never had the proper chance to own one. Well, the VP9 and VP9SK solve that via less moving parts, thus cheaper to build while still maintaining their sky-high quality. I have no problem with striker-fire guns, personally. No safety, hammer, and "ready/not" state (two and only two) bothers some, but note I always carry loaded and unlocked, 1911s to VP9SK, so I'm used to all that.

It's light enough and with advances in 9mm ammo, packs a major wallop anymore. I shoot 9mm quite well, and practice ammo is cheap again, much more so than 45ACP, my real favorite (it's a toss up these days in terms of favorites for me).

Two ways to carry:

1. My Indy Bag from Saddleback leather. Can't be more obvious. But I usually have a DSLR mirrorless camera in there too, with my wallet, cellphone, and a very few other many-needs. Great convenience, if a small canvas man-bag is your thing.

2. I have a neat deep conceal body holster, draw right and mag on left. Comfortable and safe. Didn't use much this summer, and boy is it great for winter and times when I want no one to know a thing about what I'm up to!

My baton is by-far the more interesting non-lethal I almost always carry. Great for dogs, though it's highly intimidating to deploy on anyone. Haven't had to, lately. My previous baton, the smaller size, I did. I now have a 10" that extends to about 24", on my desk, and *no one* is the wiser because it just doesn't look like much. That will get me out of 90% trouble, I figure. I've walked or jogged the streets a hundred times with that thing in my hand, it looks like an umbrella, Maglight, or nothing at all and people just don't ask. Lay hands on me = broken wrist, immediately. The HK is last-extremis, of course.

PS: my former and forever carry is a semi-custom 1911 Commander built for me by Luke Volkmann. The 1911 that always, 100%, goes *bang* when needed, in part due to the highly excellent NP3 coating that self-lubricates the gun. It's a tad heavy so mostly sees safe time these days, which is okay too. I'd love to have a Cabot Arms Southpaw and learn to shoot left...kind of spendy, though, for a lark and the whole two-gun thing is mostly a Hollywood trope.
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