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I'm always curious to know what people like to carry. Do they always carry the same gun for consistency, or do they carry whatever suits them at the time. Do people carry only one gun or do they sometimes/always carry a backup gun?

Since my employer bans all guns, I'm restricted during the normal work week. :( Other than that, however, my main carry gun is a Smith & Wesson SW99 in .40 S&W caliber.



I do carry a backgup gun as well, a Kel-Tec P-3AT in .380 ACP. This slim little baby weighs about 10oz with a loaded magazine. It fits very nicely in either a front or rear pocket holster.



What do you all prefer to carry?
 

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Up until the last few months, I've been carrying a Springfield XD-40 exclusively. But lately, I've carried a Ruger P97. I have a .357 that is a bit more accurate than the P97, but not by much. I know my XD-40 is accurate enough for the job, and the .40 has as much oomph as I need. But somehow the combination of really good accuracy, .45 diameter and "stopping power," and the way the P97 fits my hand is very comforting.
 

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I carry a Kel-Tec P-11, only because that's all I can afford at the moment.



Next spring sometime, I hope to be upgrading to something in .40 caliber (probably a Glock 27), and possibly a P3AT for carry during the summer months. I've only had my CFP for just over one year, and now that I'm sure I'll stick with it (I carry pretty much anytime I've got clothes on), I want something a little more reliable and accurate.
 

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What I carry depends on the time of year.
When the weather is warm I carry a Springfield Micro Compact .45 auto with two Chip Mc Corrmic 7 round mags for a total of 15 rounds of Gold Dot HP's. My backups are a North American Arms .22LR Mini Revolver loaded with five CCI Stinger HP's and butterfly knife with a Damaskus tanto blade.


Picture is close but I have d diferent lightweight hammer and Houge finger grips.



When it gets cold enough to wear a coat I ussualy drop the Springer and carry my Desert Eagle .44mag in a shoulder rig with a spare mag & Starfire HP's.

BTW Jeff, It sucks that you can't carry at work. My boss knows I carry and while here at work my guns are placed in plain sight on my desk and when clients come into my office and see them it ussualy starts a new conversation. It seems that most of the contractors we design homes for are gun lovers too so it seems to make them a little more comfortable doing buisiness with us. :wink:
 

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All I have is a Glock 26 carried in a Side Armor IWB holster. I would like to get a Kel Tec P3AT for ankle carry, but I just got married and we're broke.
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I've been stuck on a Kimber Ultra Carry II (.45). Never carried a backup myself, but have carried extra mags. I just like the gun a lot.

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I have a Glock 23, IF I carry a BUG, it is my Ruger SP101.

Depending on whats up, the ruger is carried as main.

Glock lands in a sidearmer IWB. I really like the newer belt attachment they made, I beleive it may be called the "Belt Hook" which has proven a bit weak as mine has broken twice. They DO replace them free, if I would just let them know...

I REALLY want one of the forth Gen IWBs though. That looks to fix the problem.
 

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concealedutah said:
...I REALLY want one of the forth Gen IWBs though. That looks to fix the problem.
I tried one for a day, I couldn't stand it. It was incredibly bulky and uncomfortable. I kept tugging at my shirt to make sure it was covered and was convinced that I was being 'made' everywhere I went. I took it back to the range I bought it from and exchanged it for a third generation, which I like tons more. I have the J-hooks on this holster, and I wish I would've gone for the loops. With the hooks, the weight of the gun is resting on my pants rather than my belt, so it tends to shift around. I think that if I had the loops, the belt would support the weight better and keep it in place.
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Devin said:
With the hooks, the weight of the gun is resting on my pants rather than my belt, so it tends to shift around. I think that if I had the loops, the belt would support the weight better and keep it in place.
Devin
I have both hooks and loops, AND the Belt hook which is much like the fourth gen. Of the three options the "belt hook" was MUCH tighter in and stable. The loops come in next, but are not easy to put on and off, and I agree with you on the j-hooks, They tend to not sit right on me either as my belt could handle the weight, but not my waistband on my pants.

I didn't know you could get a sidearmer from anywhere local. I've always gone right to Patrica for mine.

You CAN get yourself some belt loops from them. Sidearmer.com
 

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I got mine from Rangemasters in Springville. The owner (forgot his name) is really nice. He stocks a few holsters for the popular guns, but if he didn't have what you wanted, I'd order from Patricia. I don't think I could handle the hook system, it would be too bulky for my tastes, the same reason I didn't like the 4th gen. Maybe I'll have to pick up some loops.
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Devin said:
I got mine from Rangemasters in Springville. The owner (forgot his name) is really nice. He stocks a few holsters for the popular guns, but if he didn't have what you wanted, I'd order from Patricia. I don't think I could handle the hook system, it would be too bulky for my tastes, the same reason I didn't like the 4th gen. Maybe I'll have to pick up some loops.
Devin
You mean Ken Collins? Great guy. I took the NRA Basic Pistol Course from him at Rangemasters of Utah.
 
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I use a Fist #5 i think. It an IWB with a clip instead or belt loops or hooks. For my build it works very well. It doesn't move any it can get it off in 2 seconds if I need to. The kydex is VERY thin, but strong. Just thought I'd share.
 
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Glock 19 in C-T.A.C, 26 in coat pocket or smartcarry.
15 round mag in 19, 10 in 26, 2 spare 15 round mags, all loaded with Power Max 115gr Gold Dot (1400fps).
Streamlight Strion.
Kershaw Vapor.
Sometimes the level 2 vest.
 

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A Mil-Spec S.A. Micro Compact (with a few extras)



And a Hard Chrome P3AT.

I’ll soon be carrying a Kel-Tec P40 instead of the 1911, as soon as I can learn to shoot the darn thing. :D
 

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...And a Hard Chrome P3AT.

I’ll soon be carrying a Kel-Tec P40 instead of the 1911, as soon as I can learn to shoot the darn thing. :D
Would that be to reduce the carry weight with the polymer-frame Kel-Tec ?

I assume that you already have a P40 or plan to purchase a used one. It is not a gun currenly in production at Kel-Tec.

It also has a very different trigger than a 1911, as it's a double-action only, but you know that from your P-3AT already... :D
 

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Jeff Johnson said:
rhinokrk said:
...And a Hard Chrome P3AT.

I’ll soon be carrying a Kel-Tec P40 instead of the 1911, as soon as I can learn to shoot the darn thing. :D
Would that be to reduce the carry weight with the polymer-frame Kel-Tec ?

I assume that you already have a P40 or plan to purchase a used one. It is not a gun currenly in production at Kel-Tec.

It also has a very different trigger than a 1911, as it's a double-action only, but you know that from your P-3AT already... :D
You are correct sir. Carrying the P40 around the house is a dream, in a forbus paddle holster it disappears, weight wise.

I bought a P40 conversion for my P11 about a month ago and she is a bugger to shoot. I have never experienced such sharp/harsh recoil from a pistol. In the first 100 rnds I experienced FTFs on every mag, do to a “loose grip”. The next 50 rnds I had a nose-dive jam, next 50 all good. I stopped by Sportsman’s Warehouse today and they had the elusive 155gr Gold Dots, I bought all three boxes they had. If I can push 40 of those and 50 165 gr WWB with no problems it will be my primary.

The trigger takes a bit to get used to, but it’s close to a revolver.
 

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I carry the only thing I have...a Helwan.



Not the greatest thing, since it's a righty safety carried by a lefty, but it works until the tax return comes in and I can go after the Walther P99C. But for the time being, the Egyptian writing on it is at least a conversation starter.
 
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