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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:02 am 
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I normally carry an LC9s or my S&W 642 in a DeSantis pocket holster, sometimes with extra ammo, sometimes not. But yesterday I thought I would carry my largest handgun, a Glock 17. I've had an OWB kydex holster for awhile for this gun but never have made use of it. I found that under a somewhat loose fitting shirt worn not tucked in it was doable, but a bit more obvious to the trained eye than carrying a smaller gun OWB. Sitting down was a bit uncomfortable, but I will admit having this larger gun with 17+1 rounds gives me a good feeling. On the other hand, while this satisfied me that it can be done, it will not likely be my normal way of carrying day to day. And to the best of my knowledge, no one around me was aware I was carrying, which is how it should be.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:29 am 
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My standard is a Sig 238. So I like this weather when I can wear a longer jacket and get away with my 5" 1911. I don't wear big coats, I prefer to have more, lighter, layers. I have a jacket that comes down to about mid-thigh. Ends up being about 3-4" below the end of the holster. It is a much better feeling carrying a full size handgun.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:43 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:35 pm 
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I broke down and bought a Gen5 Glock 19 last year. I didn't care for the Gen. 4 finger grooves. It has a larger grip than I prefer, but it's not too bad. I carry it now and then, but always go back to a 1911 because they just feel right.

I didn't know that the Ruger Security-9 had come out a month or so earlier, but I like that grip better and would have bought it instead.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:42 pm 
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I've been alternating between an SR1911 and a S&W 642 with the 1911 being carried the most. After much evaluation and test firing various guns I bought a 9mm S&W shield to become my primary everyday carry about two weeks ago. Sort of the middle ground. More rounds with more energy that the 642 and conceals just as well (except for pocket carry), lighter and more compact than the 1911.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:57 pm 
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I like a compact (G-19/G-23) sized pistol for carry. Big enough to shoot well, small enough to be easy to conceal. I was thinking about looking around for a used G-23 at the end of last year. Then I realized I could buy a new S&W M&P 2.0 for about the same money as a used Glock. I wound up buying the 4" barreled version of a their compact. It comes with 4 interchangeable grip modules. It does have a bit of a hump at the back of the grip but I am getting used to it.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:59 am 
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I can shoot my Glock 26 as well as any other handgun Ive ever tried, so that one is my choice as long as I have enough room to carry it.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:56 pm 
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WAYNO wrote:
Interesting timing. I've been looking into Glock options again.

You might like the single stack 43 https://us.glock.com/products/G43
My Glock collection is a 17, 19, 26 and 30 all are 9mm but the 30. I generally carry my S&W 642 unless I know I going into a rougher neighborhood then it's the 26 or in sever cases the 30.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:04 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:35 pm 
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My conceal carry options are evolutionary. “Currently”, I carry a Kimber Micro 9 or an LCPII, both in pocket holsters. I find it inconvenient and uncomfortable to carry a larger framed firearm as a conceal carry option. I have considered maybe going to a Glock 20SF 10mm, but need to come up with a method to carry it truly concealed without using a IWB holster. Stay tuned.... I will probably change my options.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:18 pm 
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WAYNO wrote:
RSIno1 wrote:
WAYNO wrote:
Interesting timing. I've been looking into Glock options again.

You might like the single stack 43 https://us.glock.com/products/G43
My Glock collection is a 17, 19, 26 and 30 all are 9mm but the 30. I generally carry my S&W 642 unless I know I going into a rougher neighborhood then it's the 26 or in sever cases the 30.


And yes, I know that would be a better fit, but I'm looking specifically for a full size 10mm that wont blow up.

Then Glock is not your option.

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 10:06 pm 
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I don't believe you will ever see me carrying a glock, but this whole thread reminds me of some things. I like Clint Smith (Thunder Ranch) who says, "One is none, two is one, and three is better". I also have some ties to Evan Marshall, who's standard is to carry two guns minimum when he goes out. I am wondering is two regular guns is as good or better than one big gun.

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:43 am 
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Bear Paw Jack - I remember when I was a kid & my Dad was service manager at the Ford dealer in Griffin, GA. He became friends with most of the Georgia State Patrol troopers there because he serviced their cars. I seem to recall him saying then that most of them carried a .357 revolver on their hip, a .25 auto in their pocket & if I recall correctly many of them kept a .44 magnum under the seat of their car. I remember one of them that spent some time talking to me showing me a sawed off shotgun he had found in a car after apprehending its driver. Of course police don't carry revolvers these days but I would think a service pistol & a smaller back up would be easiest.

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 9:35 am 
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When I was an LEO, I carried a full sized 439/Sigma/4506 as a primary with an Charter Arms .38 spcl as BUG. My threat level has changed, I am a civilian, who lives in a rural area with short excursions into large cities. Which is to say, my primary is my BUG. Should I carry more? I don’t think so. I am not going to war. The only objective is to stay alive. I can do that without a weapon, but having one is icing on the cake.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 10:38 am 
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I don't feel apprehensive even when the only thing I am carrying is a j-frame snubbie with 5 rounds.

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