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Favorite carry gun

Postby Hakaman » Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:05 am

It's a little slow in here, and i'm sure this question has been asked before, but what is your favorite carry gun, caliber, platform, and why?

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Postby ruger22 » Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:51 am

I settled on the LCR-357. Revolvers are dependable. DAO is no snag and simple. Point, squeeze, bang. The 357 has a stainless frame, which adds a little weight over the 38 model to ease recoil, but still only 17 ounces. Stronger and more durable, too.

I can shoot 38s for practice and 357 for carry. Or be real cheap and shoot my LCR-22 for practice. Short barrel revolvers are harder to shoot, so even .22 practice helps with bigger calibers. I don't get a lot of practice, and six inches at ten yards is my average.
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Postby Bullseye » Thu Dec 25, 2014 1:25 pm

I like to carry the G27. This year I switched over to a Lone Wolf 40-9 barrel for the tamer recoil of 9mm vice the snappy .40 cal. Plus I can shoot the G17 mags with X-Grip spacers through the frame. That configuration gives me a whole lot to hang onto with my big hands, and having a few more rounds available doesn't hurt either.

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Postby charlesb » Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:44 pm

It looks like open carry is in the works, here. I've been looking at a Cimarron single action army in 32-20.

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In his younger years, Elmer Kieth used a revolver much like this, quite extensively. I'd probably go for the 5 1/2 inch barrel, though. Kieth preferred the 7 1/2 inch model.

My theory is that the longer barrel would be too much trouble when sitting down somewhere.
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Postby bgreenea3 » Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:11 pm

Mostly a Smith 442 .38 spl... easiest full caliber gun to carry.
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Postby bigfatdave » Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:38 am

Still packing my custom Armscor/RIA phony CCO IN 45acp - probably 75%+ of the time.

Lately the "other carry gun" has been a Walther P99C, or the wallet-that-shoots, a KelTec p32. Swapping to those is pretty rare, either because the CCO is filthy or I need lighter/invisible carry.

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Postby blue68f100 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:20 am

Kimber Ultra Carry II TLE in 45acp. Carries very well in my IWB holster. And the 45 has enough fire power to most any job.
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Postby Hakaman » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:21 am

I still carry my Kahr PM9 for the most part, but alternate it with Ruger LCR
38sp+p. The simplicity of a revolver is attractive. For me, the lighter the better.
I would imagine too many people get turned off about carrying because
of weight issue. There's nothing like a .45acp for hole making, but a 38+p can
do significant damage.

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Postby ruger22 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:44 pm

Hakaman wrote:I still carry my Kahr PM9 for the most part, but alternate it with Ruger LCR
38sp+p. The simplicity of a revolver is attractive. For me, the lighter the better.
I would imagine too many people get turned off about carrying because
of weight issue. There's nothing like a .45acp for hole making, but a 38+p can
do significant damage.


I stick with Hornady XTP .38s for carry in my LCR. Nice notched semi-jacket hollow point for sufficient damage. 357s are a bit too much for me, and I think a risk for over-penetration.
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Postby Medicine Hat » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:49 pm

I have to agree with Charlesb- except mine is a Ruger Vaquero in .45 Colt.
Its not at all difficult to carry concealed and I have more Bang time with it that any other handgun I own.
I carried a .40 XDM for a while, and it wasn't any easier to conceal.
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Postby charlesb » Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:47 am

Cimarron has a scaled-down version of the single action army, the "P Jr." model, that comes in 38 special. I've always thought that one of those would be great for carrying concealed.

You can also get it with two cylinders, one for 32-20 and one for 32 H&R.

http://www.cimarron-firearms.com/cartridge-revolvers/lightning-model-p-jr/model-p-jr-1.html

Here's one with a 3 1/2" barrel.

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The The 4 1/2" model looks (in proportion) like a full-sized 5 1/2", the 5 1/2" model looks like a full-sized 7 1/2". - But smaller, over-all.

The only thing I'd wonder about with these would be the availability of holsters.

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Postby ruger22 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:25 am

charlesb wrote:Cimarron has a scaled-down version of the single action army.........

The The 4 1/2" model looks (in proportion) like a full-sized 5 1/2", the 5 1/2" model looks like a full-sized 7 1/2". - But smaller, over-all.

The only thing I'd wonder about with these would be the availability of holsters.


Are they scaled down enough that Single-Six holsters would fit? Even so, I guess holster makers aren't thinking of someone CCW-ing a SA revolver.
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Postby bearandoldman » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:33 pm

Would definitely be my old SA Micro with the well worn OD green finish, but due to old age now carry the S&W 442 as it is only half the weight
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Postby charlesb » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:01 pm

Are they scaled down enough that Single-Six holsters would fit? Even so, I guess holster makers aren't thinking of someone CCW-ing a SA revolver.


I dunno, but that sure would be a good thing to check.

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Postby Hakaman » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:47 pm

bearandoldman wrote:Would definitely be my old SA Micro with the well worn OD green finish, but due to old age now carry the S&W 442 as it is only half the weight
55 isn't that old, OM.


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