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Old 01-10-2019, 10:58 AM   #51
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I don't, but when I did I tried several but always went back to the SP101. Why, small, reliable, hits where you point it, and all it takes to make it work is to point and pull the trigger.
If you can look at something and hit it, you're less likely to need a double stack.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:59 AM   #52
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1. Taurus Poly 605 in 357. OWB, light, concealable, never wanted to shoot it w/ 357 and 38+P is pretty equitable to 9mm with less round capacity.
2. Ruger LC9s front pocket carry. I’ve not held anything that feels better, and with a spare mag in my pocket giving me 14 rds, I feel comfortable with that.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:09 PM   #53
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Since I got my CHL in 1996, there have been many. Starting with:

1. Glock Gen 2 G17
2. Kahr K9
3. Para Ordnance P13 .45
4. Colt Stainless Commander .45
5. Browning Hi Power 9mm
6. Glock Gen 3 G19
7. Kimber Tactical Pro .45
8. S&W M&P Compact 9mm
9. S&W M&P FS 9mm
10. S&W M&P Compact .45
11. S&W M&P Shield 9mm
12. S&W M&P Shield .45

The Kahr was my ergonomic favorite, but had insurmountable feeding issues (mags). The double-column mag guns all proved slightly too large and/or heavy (especially the P13/45) to effectively conceal when no printing was allowed. I currently have the Shields, they seem to be a good balance between size and capacity. I find myself carrying the .45 more than the 9mm.

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Old 01-11-2019, 08:49 PM   #54
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This is my primary cary gun. G43 with +2's. In the winter I do carry my G19 but it gets heavy.

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Old 01-13-2019, 06:19 PM   #55
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Charter Arms Bulldog .44 because a big hole causes big blood.
outstanding choice! excellent snake popper with rat shot also!
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:36 PM   #56
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Beretta Model 84 380
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:54 PM   #57
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S&W 6 Shot 2 1/2 barrel .357. More than enough. House have a 12 gauge loaded with 3 inch 00 buck
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:07 PM   #58
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I carry a Sig P226 with TLR-1 at work.
Right now, I carry a G23 with TLR-1, but that will change to a G19 with the same light and possibly a red dot with an upcoming 9mm transition, the rest of the time. For holsters I use either Safariland or DSG.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:12 PM   #59
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If you feel like you need more than 5 or 6 rounds from a carry gun for your personal protection you are are probably frequenting the wrong kinda places or running with the wrong crowd.
Totally agree with this.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:20 PM   #60
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Favorite is a Springfield EMP, but feel it is too expensive for “everyday” carry.
I carry a S&W Shield 2.0 most of the time. Handles well, accurate, and a trigger as good as a Glock. But less than half the price of a Glock (under $300). No worries if it gets scratched or marked.
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:03 AM   #61
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G23. 13 rounds of .40 goodness in the mid size package. With the right holster, I forget its even there.

Sometimes a 1911 full size Kimber.
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:14 AM   #62
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Depends on what mood I'm in at that time.
My favorite it a Sig 226 Legion in 35 Sig, but it's kinda bulky. I have various and sundried 1911's I carry sometimes, everything from a compact Kimber to a full size Colt in 38 Super (awesome round BTW). Have a few wheel guns, but I rarely carry them. I do have a few plastic guns, GLocks, XDM, etc, but I really prefer carrying the all steel stuff.
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:17 AM   #63
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I've carried them all from little Ketec 32's and 380's to commander sized high end 1911's and all the Glocks, Springfields, S&W's (wheel guns and M&P's) The only one for me anymore is the P365. Just my opinion but it fits me like a glove shoots laser straight and brings a full frame size load of medicine. And it conceals nicely in my pocket.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:13 AM   #64
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Springfield XDS 40 with belt and holster from Tucker Gunleather, most comfortable combination I have outside of a Kimber micro 9 in the pocket.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:42 AM   #65
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G43
+2 mag extension (some TTI, some Hyve)

Iíve had to learn to shoot it, it revealed some shortcomings in my shooting grip.



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Old 01-15-2019, 11:10 AM   #66
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1- Glock 19
2- Colt 1911
3- Sig 238
4- Sig 239
5- Kimber micro 9mm
6- M&P shield 2.0 9mm with thumb safety

I love my Glock but have found the M&P to be my favorite CC pistol as I run a iwb holster. If I were to open carry, I’d be more inclined to carry the G19 though.
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:21 AM   #67
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1. Glock 27 was just a little to bulky
2. Ruger LCP is perfect, easy to carry and fits perfect in my hand.
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:04 PM   #68
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XDs 45 until they came out with the XDe 45. Changed to the e immediately. I like carrying decocked and the single action after wards.

Also at one time carried a XD 45 compact. If I loved striker fired guns, this one would be it. Maybe if I tried the XD Mod 2 subcompact 45, I might change my mind.
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:02 AM   #69
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Totally agree with this.
This sounds like an anti gun ad, are you serious? If you need more than a musket you are shooting at the wrong deer.

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Old 01-20-2019, 05:59 AM   #70
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If you feel like you need more than 5 or 6 rounds from a carry gun for your personal protection you are are probably frequenting the wrong kinda places or running with the wrong crowd. I have tried lots of carry guns but always come back to a Ruger SP101 in 357 easy to conceal and shoots where I point it.
Tell that to the guys in active shooter scenarios where theyíre outgunned, either with multiple shooters or a high capacity rifle. It does happen.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:00 AM   #71
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Glock 43 9mm because Iím to lazy to carry anything bigger and itís very easy to conceal.


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Old 01-20-2019, 10:23 AM   #72
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Look at the new Glock 43X and 48. You're welcome.
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Old 01-20-2019, 06:42 PM   #73
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This sounds like an anti gun ad, are you serious? If you need more than a musket you are shooting at the wrong deer.

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I carry for personal defense and to stop an attacker, not a gun battle.
And I totally agree with you, I only need one shot for deer hunting, unless a herd is attacking me. HaHa
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Old 01-20-2019, 06:50 PM   #74
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Look at the new Glock 43X and 48. You're welcome.
I will be looking hard at a new 43X for my next ccw.
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:30 PM   #75
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SW99 Compact, 8+1 in .40. Carried iwb in a Crossbreed Supertuck.
Why? I bought it because it got good reviews. It's a double stack, but that's all I've ever carried, so I don't know any better.
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:31 PM   #76
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I will be looking hard at a new 43X for my next ccw.
Those things look goofy, to me.
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:40 PM   #77
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If you feel like you need more than 5 or 6 rounds from a carry gun for your personal protection you are are probably frequenting the wrong kinda places or running with the wrong crowd. I have tried lots of carry guns but always come back to a Ruger SP101 in 357 easy to conceal and shoots where I point it.
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Totally agree with this.

Based on what?


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Old 01-20-2019, 08:42 PM   #78
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Those things look goofy, to me.
If I wanted a pretty gun, Iíd carry my 1911. I prefer reliability over looks in a carry weapon , so Iíll stick with Glock.
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Old 01-20-2019, 08:52 PM   #79
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If I wanted a pretty gun, Iíd carry my 1911. I prefer reliability over looks in a carry weapon , so Iíll stick with Glock.
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Old 01-20-2019, 08:58 PM   #80
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Tell that to the guys in active shooter scenarios where theyíre outgunned, either with multiple shooters or a high capacity rifle. It does happen.
Exactly. Between the movie theaters, and the schools just can't understand what they were thinkin goin to places of such ill repute. lol
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:40 PM   #81
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Did the lcp and was probably enough but jumped over to the g26. G26 too thick. Looking at shield 9mm. I laugh at shot placement comments. Ask anyone in a shootout and youíre grabbing cover while flinging lead most the time. I think Iíd go with capacity over knockdown at this stage, but that will change again soon Iím sure haaa.
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:58 PM   #82
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Started out with kimber custom target model, far to big. Then a glock 30, still a little big. Then a Kahr p380 great size and shoots great, still carry it a lot. And a glock 43 fits just right now days also. Really like both.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:06 PM   #83
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I carry a Glock 43 with a 2 round extended mag in the warmer time of the year. I carry an H&K VP9SK when itís cold. The VP9SK is thicker and I can comceal it easier with jackets or hoodies
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:09 AM   #84
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Usually a glock 19 with tritium sites and a royal arms trigger. Sometimes I have my Ruger 10 mm with me in my truck. It’s always shot very reliable with a great trigger and very accurate. Just too big to carry around all day.
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Old 01-21-2019, 04:11 PM   #85
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Based on what?
Not sure what the original intent on the person I was agreeing with was, but I agree that you can never have too much ammo.
But... I also don't think you should feel under gunned if your pistol only carries 6 rounds for a daily concealed pistol.
The way I carry, I can't conceal a double stack and feel quite comfortable with only 8 rounds.
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:59 PM   #86
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Look at the new Glock 43X and 48. You're welcome.
I will never understand why anyone would buy one of those instead of a g19.
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Old 01-21-2019, 11:57 PM   #87
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I carry for personal defense and to stop an attacker, not a gun battle.

And I totally agree with you, I only need one shot for deer hunting, unless a herd is attacking me. HaHa
Stopping an attacker is a gun battle in most cases. Am I missing something?



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Old 01-22-2019, 09:03 AM   #88
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I will never understand why anyone would buy one of those instead of a g19.
i love my 19 and will not stop carrying it, but I can definitely understand it. I don't think the 19 is "uncomfortable", but a thinner version would definitely be more comfortable. I'll likely be picking one up.
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:23 AM   #89
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Kahr cm40 - make you a great deal on a stainless
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:25 AM   #90
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i love my 19 and will not stop carrying it, but I can definitely understand it. I don't think the 19 is "uncomfortable", but a thinner version would definitely be more comfortable. I'll likely be picking one up.
I could see that, but at the expense of 5 rounds, I donít see the attraction.

When was less ammo a good thing?
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:28 AM   #91
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I could see that, but at the expense of 5 rounds, I donít see the attraction.

When was less ammo a good thing?
Trust me i'm 100% with you. It will likely be my work carry gun. Outside of work in the real world it will be my 19.
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:34 AM   #92
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1. Keltec P3AT: Was just too small
2. Para P10: Was a little heavy
3. S&W Shield: Not bad, but not as accurate as I like
4. P238 or a P938: Still carry one or the other on occassion
5. Glock 19 G4 with a Crimson Trace Green Laser is my preferred carry.
At times I'll carry my Colt New Agent, just too pretty of a gun to carry all the time.
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:34 AM   #93
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Trust me i'm 100% with you. It will likely be my work carry gun. Outside of work in the real world it will be my 19.
All I have to say is:

ĎMerica!!
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:47 AM   #94
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Glock 19 here but itís a little big/heavy the reason I carry it is do to 15shot mag and it chews up and spits out absolutely anything I put in it.
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Colt defender. Small, compact, and the new types of ammo out there .380 will Jack someone up


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Old 01-23-2019, 03:10 PM   #96
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Old 01-23-2019, 03:35 PM   #97
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My favorite full size is the PPQ. Compact is the P365
Me too. My daughter likes my P365 too, so I gave it to her. Gotta get another one for myself. Back to carrying my Shield, which I like just fine - just not as much as I like the P365.
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:49 PM   #98
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Picked up a Glock 48 today to replace my Glock 43.
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