View Poll Results: What And How Do we Carry?

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  • Mouse Gun Auto (.22 to.32) in pocket holster

    36 4.30%
  • Mouse Gun Revolver (.22 to .32) in pocket holster

    7 0.84%
  • Light caliber (.380, .38 and 9mm) in pocket

    148 17.66%
  • Light caliber (.380, .38 and 9mm) on belt

    159 18.97%
  • Light caliber (.380, .38 and 9mm) IWB (includes pager pal)

    234 27.92%
  • Heavier caliber (.357, .40, .45, etc.) in pocket

    32 3.82%
  • Heavier caliber (.357, .40, .45, etc.) on belt

    168 20.05%
  • Heavier caliber (.357, .40, .45, etc.) in IWB (includes pager pal)

    225 26.85%
  • Fanny Pack (nerd pouch....)

    29 3.46%
  • Off the Body (Organizer, briefcase, purse, etc.)

    25 2.98%
  • Shoulder Holster

    49 5.85%
  • Something Else Altogether (If so, let us know what and how)

    34 4.06%
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  1. #51
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    During the summer, if I'm in shorts I will carry a Seecamp in an Uncle Mike's clip-on IWB, or a Hume belt holster if I'm in jeans. I will occasionally use a Hume pocket holster or a Galco push-up IWB when in dress slacks.

    During the winter, I will carry a Glock 26 in a Hume JIT belt holster. For quick and short outings I will sometimes just stick the 26 into an Uncle Mike's IWB, which is a very comfortable holster that works quite well. I also just purchased a Null shoulder holster to be used if I will be in the car for a long time, but I've yet to use it. I also have a S&W 442 that I will just drop in a jacket pocket when I'm out for short trips.

    The Don Hume JIT doesn't have a retention strap, but it does hold onto the weapon quite well. You can turn cartwheels with the weapon holstered, and it won't fall out. The UM IWB's work very well, and are the most comfortable IWB's I've tried so far. The side against the body is higher, which keeps the metal off of the skin. Supposedly the material has a sweat barrier as well. Of course they won't last as long as a leather or hard plastic holster, but they cost a lot less, and serve the purpose of occasional light use quite well.

    PhilR.

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    <----Newbie here!

    I have a Baby Eagle in .40, but I'd like something a little smaller and lighter to carry, and am particularly interested in revolvers (not exclusively). I haven't really experimented with any carrying styles, since I don't have a CHL or the disposable income to buy multiple holsters, but I'm pretty sure that a pocket carry or IWB would fit best with my day to day routine. Any advice on firearms suitable for me?

    Thanks, and Gig 'em!

    Trent
    Last edited by IMI-Trent; 07-19-2007 at 02:04 AM.

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    Here's my "short" answer (opinion) : Short bbl (3 in or less), Stainless steel (easier maintenance), 6 shot, .357 magnum.
    I researched untill I was dizzy, well dizzier. For my "first ever" gun, I bought a used Dan Wesson. It's stainless, .357 mag, with 2 1/2 in bbl. I mostly shoot .38 specials, but keep Cor-Bon .357s in it.
    I chose the calber for it's versatilty.
    Check the Revolver thread for better educated and experienced opinions, but I think you'll find that the consensis about the same as my post. This is not a pocket gun.
    You need to factor in your situation(s) to find what best suits your needs.
    If you decide to purchase a used revo, memorize this link. I keep it in my Favorite List.
    http://www.handloads.com/articles/default.asp?id=19
    Good luck. Have fun.

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    Cool, thanks D!

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    I carry my XD-40 most of the time in these compression underwear I ordered from a site for concealed carry gear

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    For the past five or six years, it has been the Walther P99 in 9mm or 40SW (depending on my preference that day) in an IWB or leather OWB. Many days at my former employment, I would wear a leather shoulder holster.

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    I carry a Kahr P40, Walther P99c 9mm, or SW99 .40, depending on cover garments. Always OWB, usually leather belt slide, occasionally kydex paddle. On the hottest and/or most casual of days (maybe 15 days a year) I carry a Keltec P3AT in a front pocket.

    I also make it a point to carry a knife everyday, something I only started doing when I started to conceal carry.

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    Kahr PM40, in the right rear pocket, sights removed, ArmaLaser attached. Spare mag in left front pocket.

    -Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spenser View Post
    What, and how do we all carry?

    Does the circumstances you're carrying in dictate what you pack? For instance, if you're out and about on private land, are you carrying openly with a belt or shoulder holster?

    Work dictate how you carry?

    Just curious. There's options here.
    In summer weather I carry a SP101 in a Don Hume IWB. In the fall,winter I carry a Kimber Tac II Custom in a Kirkland IWB.
    J.H.

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    G-21 in a Disantis owb.
    Scott

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    Icarrya Glock 19 IWB holster-free most of the time, then I sometimes use an uncle mikes law enforcment kydex.

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    Swapped the Kahr PM40, for a SA XD9SC. Thicker, but a gun I can practice with, and shoot a lot.

    Now it's predominantly IWB... Still shopping for a rig. Testing EVERYTHING...

    Suggestions?

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    I love my Sig P226 .40S&W with my Galco Royal Gaurd. But that usually requires the "colder" week or so that we get in Miami to cover up properly, being that i'm 5'8" and 130lbs. Usually it's my Glock 26 with the Galco UDC.

    I'm looking to get a 1911 compact, any sugestions on one that someone may have that would recomend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiologic View Post
    I'm looking to get a 1911 compact, any sugestions on one that someone may have that would recomend?
    Just picked up a Detonics Combat Master, it fits in the small IWB holster I bought for my AMT DAO. I'll fire it today and let you know how it does!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spenser View Post
    For those of you who go with the ankle holster:

    What kind works best? How to best set one up?

    How big a pistol can you get away with on the ankle? I read a ridiculous detective book wherein the lead character carried a Beretta mini-Cougar in an ankle holster. He would have walked like an extra from NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD in reality.
    I can't imagine a Texan considering an ankle holster. Your boot top gets in the way! Plus trying to pull the leg of your jeans up to clear your boot.

    Bob Wright

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    Usually Have a 9mm on the ankle, sometimes a 357 on the belt.
    If I'm in the woods scouting or hiking I'll have it on the hip...

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    Iwb

    I carry a Sig 229R IWB in 40 S&W, it doesn't weigh me down is easy for me to conceal and I feel well armed if anything arises and I know it will work and put the bullets where put the sights

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    What I carry

    If my clothing allows (jacket, coat) I have a P94(.40) with an IWB soft leather holster. Mostly I have a NAA .32 IWB using a flexible cell phone case. In the market for a 3" .40 that I would carry most of the time. Had a PT145 but the trigger pin broke at the range one day and never felt comfortable carrying it again.

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    How I carry?

    I usually have a 642 on my ankle or pocket. When I go bigger its a G17,G22,G23 or 1911 depending on my mood, usually IWB.

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    I carry a Pt1911 in an IWB galco holster.
    Very comfortable.

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    I carry a Kahr PM9 either on my belt in a Galco holster, or in a wallet type holster in a pocket. My Kimber Tactical Pro II sometimes is worn on my belt, but the Kahr is much easier to conceal.

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    My beretta 81 fs is a 32 but its surely too big for a pocket holster.
    I use it OWB with a spare mag in a mag pouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTD View Post
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    I also live in Illinois, where we don't have the right to carry to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Anyways, that's a whole other thread. If I were you I wouldn't carry at all, anywhere, or anytime in Illinois. Not only is it illegal but you're screwed if you get caught. Just my opinion. Let's hope they pass some laws giving us our rights back, but I'm not setting my hopes too high

    -Jeff-
    Last edited by Mike Barham; 02-18-2008 at 08:25 AM.

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    Always a mini-.45 in my pocket, occasionally an Officers' Model .45 in a Mernickle high-ride on my belt. Once in a while, my wife has a .38 J-frame IWB.

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    Beretta 92FS IWB at six o'clock.

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