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Concealed Carry Gun or not...

Discussion in 'ESEE KNIVES' started by Teague, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Teague


    Jul 11, 2007
    I have two concealed carry permits - Idaho and Utah. I usually carry my Ruger LCP or Ruger SP101. Sometimes I just open carry one of my 9mm pistols (Glock or S&W).

    How many of my forum brothers and sisters carry a gun for personal defense (besides their favorite RAT, of course)? What is your favorite carry gun and caliber?
  2. Carolina River Rat

    Carolina River Rat

    Oct 29, 2008
    I like the Browning Hi-Power in 9mm. I have little girl hands (dammit) and the Hi-Power's grip is very comfy. Doesn't feel like I'm holding a 4x4 post.
  3. chuck buck

    chuck buck

    Nov 4, 2007
    sp101 is a pleasure to carry. .38sp +p in the city, .357 otherwise.
  4. adaman04


    Jun 9, 2009
    I too have 2 permits, Utah and Missouri. I got my Utah permit when I was 21 and carried for 2 years before getting my Missouri permit (for which you have to be 23). I have carried a gun every day since getting my permit(s).

    Glock 19 (mid-size 9mm for those who don't know) was my first carry gun and still my favorite handgun. I will never part with it. Perfect balance of capacity and concealability, but it's big enough to shoot 600 rounds in a full day training class.

    Next was my Glock 30 (compact .45 ACP). Just wanted a .45 ACP in general, not necessarily for carry. I carry it sometimes but it has never replaced my 19. It’s like an old friend.

    Then in September I bought a Glock 26 (subcompact 9mm) and while it hasn’t replaced the 19 100%, I do carry it a lot. It’s just too convenient. 10+1 of 124 gr +P Gold Dot is pretty nice for the size of the package.

    I also have a Smith Airweight 642 .38 Spl that I carried from time to time before I got the 26. Now that’s a “when I’m not carrying” carry gun more or less. Very rarely into the rotation is my 3” Ruger GP100 in .357. I carry it a couple days a year in the winter, but for the weight and capacity, I prefer to carry one of the Glocks for comfort of carry if nothing else.

    Congrats on choosing to be responsible for your own safety. I greatly appreciate the work that law enforcement does, but when seconds count the police are only minutes away.
  5. Joe Fowler

    Joe Fowler

    May 14, 2008
    H&K USP 9mm Full Size. Sometimes in a bag, sometimes on my person. I like to change it up.
  6. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    Ruger LCP, Kahr PM9 or S&W 442 in my RF pocket. Every day, all of the time, everywhere it is legal.
  7. Mr .44 Spl

    Mr .44 Spl

    Jul 9, 2009
    Springfield .45 XD Compact
    IWB Strong Side
    Like American Express....Don't leave home without it
    Except at work, where I can't even have it in the car.:rolleyes:
    And for those about to say, just have it anyway.....
    I work on a Government owned facitlity. They can and do search vehicles.
    Not worth the risk.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2009
  8. Teague


    Jul 11, 2007
    Isn't that ironic? The same government that is supposed to protect our constitutional rights is the worst offender!
  9. yort85014


    Apr 27, 2009
    XD40sc and a Walther PPS 9mm for back-up......they go everywhere with me unless signs posted. I usually don't patronize places that require me to leave my rights at the front door, however, sometimes ya need what they got:grumpy: Have also started to carry the HEST horiz. on the belt with a tekloc at 6:00.....so far, working pretty well.
  10. Smash05


    Jul 16, 2007
    P229 in 9mm, Ruger GP100 4inch in 357m, SW1911 in .45
  11. j williams

    j williams Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 14, 2005
    Glock 19 or Colt commander 1911...... MO CCW

    heres my baby.... Colt Commander. All steel, mildly tricked out by me. 100% reliable, never a malfunction yet.


    Last edited: Dec 10, 2009
  12. Ranger325


    Nov 4, 2009
    1911's in .45 ACP here - either my full size Springfield Professional model (Milt Sparks VMII) or the Commander-size S&W Gunsite (Kirkpatrick gun leather).

  13. atcgriffin


    Sep 25, 2008
    Kimber Pro CDP.

    Very nice!
  14. Longknife3

    Longknife3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2007
    :thumbup: Springfield Armory XD .45, mine has the 4" barrel and full grip. I really like SA's grip ergonomics.
  15. ron_m80

    ron_m80 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 1, 2009
    1911 in .45.
  16. smustian


    Jun 23, 2009
    Depends on my mood and how I am going to dress that day. Could be one of the following: Glock 19 (9mm), Glock 23 (40 S&W), Glock 30 (45 ACP) or S&W 642 (38 spl +P). Sometimes it is hard to figure out the one that goes with me.
  17. adaman04


    Jun 9, 2009
    Sparks is well known as great leather, but Kirkpatrick makes some very nice leather and a lot of people haven't heard of them. ;)
  18. j williams

    j williams Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 14, 2005
    I love Kirkpatrick leather...Very nice stuff.
  19. texastonydobbs


    May 25, 2007
    XD9 Sub compact
  20. tdc rangemaster

    tdc rangemaster

    Sep 28, 2009
    Colt XSE full size 1911 with 230 gr Gold Dots in Milt Sparks VMII with 2 spare mags or a Glock 17 with 124 gr.+p Gold Dots in Milt Sparks SSII with 1 or 2 spare mags. I pray I never need to use it, but will if necessary.

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