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Which weapon to carry concealed?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by znbodem, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. znbodem

    znbodem Vancouver, WA New Member

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    For those of you who carry concealed on a regular basis, what gun do you carry?

    Full frame, Compact frame or Sub-Compact frame?

    Thanks!
     
  2. rvmichael

    rvmichael Eugene, Oregon Member

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    I carry a Glock 23-40. (paddle holster.) I think is a sub-compact frame. My friend carries a G-19. What do you carry Zenbodem?
     
  3. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I carry a Wlson 1911 commander in a IWB, No issues concealing this.

    Andy
     
  4. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    pocket pistol - P3AT
     
  5. emanon

    emanon SE Portland, Oregon Member

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    Glock 19, compact frame 9mm.
     
  6. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    Walther ppks on belt holster.
    Small, safe, easy to conceal, should do it's job
     
  7. PromptCritical

    PromptCritical Oregon City, OR Member

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    Glock 23 in a CTAC when I can cover it.

    Kahr PM9 in a SmartCarry when I can't.
     
  8. PhilipPeake

    PhilipPeake Newberg New Member

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    Sig P229 9mm. Mostly belt holster in cool weather and fanny-pack in hot.
     
  9. Logical1

    Logical1 southeast portland, OR Member

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    In the fall and winter I choose my kimber stainless ultra carry II 45 cal and in the summer my pocket buddy is a L.W.seecamp 32. both stainless and both fun to shoot at the range, woods, etc. well okay the seecamp isnt that fun, but hey its count your life on reliability and protection. did I ramble....
     
  10. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I choose between three, depending on mood and situation.

    G19 9mm w/Milt Sparks VMII
    Springfield Loaded 1911 .45ACP w/Milt Sparks VMII or DeSantis OWB
    Kel-Tec P3AT .380ACP w/K&D IWB

    I usually leave the Glock at home now that I find the 1911 so much more comfortable.
     
  11. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Depending on clothes, weather, other considerations-

    Glock G21 4.6"

    Colt 1991-A1 5"

    S&W 638 bodyguard 2"

    Uhm, IF I owned any guns which I sure don't. All pictures I've posted and will ever post are of airsoft replicas. Very accurate models.
     
  12. Logical1

    Logical1 southeast portland, OR Member

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    airsoft models.......is someone coming for our guns that we dont know about yet?
     
  13. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    Yes me....


    How do you like that crimson trace??
     
  14. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    If I had me one of them there gun thingys I would probably carry a S&W mod.60 in .38 spcl. It fits right in your pocket. Well, it would if I had one...
     
  15. znbodem

    znbodem Vancouver, WA New Member

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    I have a G22 and a G21, both full size of course. But I will most likely get a smaller one for concealed and backup carry. I was curious to see what others carry. I have several cops I know that carry 1911 full frames concealed quite comfortably. I could see though in warm weather a smaller gun would be much easier to conceal.
     
  16. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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  17. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Great at night, pretty much useless in bright sunlight, and given the chance to return to the moment I bought it... I'd do it again, but I think I'd check out the other model with the side-switches, first- if they still make the side-switched one.

    The reason being that this CT on the .45 has a broad switch on the front which I find a little awkward to squeeze properly.

    on the other hand,

    I have a CT on the S&W 638 (airsoft model pictured above shown with authentic airsoft replica .38 +P pellets) that has a little button on the front strap which is easy to activate and keep on without any effort.

    If the .45 CT had the same button as the .38 CT it'd be almost perfect.
     
  18. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I imagine the Chief's Special would not only fit In a pocket, it'd probably come out pretty well, too, especially with some Speer short-barrel +P airsoft pellets in there. :laugh:
     
  19. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    Little Glock 23 in an old Galco F.L.E.T.C.H. holster...

    IMG_7055.jpg
     
  20. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    Nice holster.
    Props on keeping that bad boy in service. Galco holsters are excellent - how long have you been using this one?