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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    What And How Do We Carry?

    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.

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    Nothing Like Options.....
    Last edited by Spenser; 05-08-2007 at 02:48 PM. Reason: Nonsensical

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    Well for the last 10 months or so I been carrying .380 mouse in front pocket at home and .45 IWB when I go out.

    Best Baldy.

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    Best scenario is 2 guns; XD40 and KelTec P3AT as a BUG. Sometimes I'll just carry the KelTec though if my outfit doesn't permit the carrying of a full size gun. IWB for the XD and pocket for the KelTec.
    Last edited by Todd; 05-08-2007 at 04:37 PM.

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    I carry a full size 45acp either aColt Double Eagle or 1911a1 most time OWB hot weather IWB.

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    It's May in Texas so we already have warm weather so I will be going with an IWB most of the time. For me the M&P compact is almost the perfect carry gun. Works great IWB, OWB, shoulder, belly band, pocket (vest), Daily planner holster, Sissy pack, and put in the mag with flush plate and it even works well on the ankle.

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    When not on deployment, I carried a Glock 26 IWB. I am not sure a 9mm +P should be in the same category as a little .380, though.

    I did just buy a Glock 23 from a forum member (wife picked it up), so we'll see if that changes things.
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    Man, I ticked a few of those boxes! LOL! Didn't have an option for a .380 on the ankle, and normally that is where my Bersa can be found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham at Galco View Post
    When not on deployment, I carried a Glock 26 IWB. I am not sure a 9mm +P should be in the same category as a little .380, though.

    I did just buy a Glock 23 from a forum member (wife picked it up), so we'll see if that changes things.

    Truthfully, I was having a hard time deciding how to group the calibers. Since they are roughly the same diameter, I threw the .380, .38, and the 9mm together. It seems most gun pundits place the .380 in the "barely acceptable for self-defense" category. Bigger than the .32, which was the largest mouse gun I could think of, but certainly not in the .40 or better class.

    I don't feel undergunned with the 9mm either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuckLead View Post
    Man, I ticked a few of those boxes! LOL! Didn't have an option for a .380 on the ankle, and normally that is where my Bersa can be found.
    Yeah, I should have added an ankle option. I was thinking about it, and went brain dead for some reason. I guess that fits in the "other" option.

    I had the feeling that most of us carried in multiple styles and manners. Looks like I was right.

    Gun pundits seem to be unanimous in the assertion that you should only carry what you have practiced extensively with, and stick to one method and weapon for familiarity's sake. I think this is close to impossible (or at least highly impractical) for an average concealed carrying citizen who is not an LEO. It seems different situations call for different carry methods and weapons. As Maximo pointed out, us Texans don't get to wear jackets year-round, so our carry options narrow as the mercury rises.

    I'm still holding out for a single-stack pocket 9mm. I'm tempted to try a Kahr, and I have hopes for the new Walther to suit my pocket preferences. Let's hope they get it right. The Glock website appears to hint they might have one in the works as well. About darn time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spenser View Post

    Gun pundits seem to be unanimous in the assertion that you should only carry what you have practiced extensively with, and stick to one method and weapon for familiarity's sake. I think this is close to impossible (or at least highly impractical) for an average concealed carrying citizen who is not an LEO. It seems different situations call for different carry methods and weapons. As Maximo pointed out, us Texans don't get to wear jackets year-round, so our carry options narrow as the mercury rises.
    There are smaller variants of many full sized sidearms available if that's what you meant. So I would say it is possible. Personally, I don't go smaller than a K frame and I'm quite proficient with them. It's also not unusual for me to wear a jacket of some sort during the heat and humidity(which is always in FL) as my primary source of transportation has two wheels.

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    HK USPc .45 in a Alessi CQC/s

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    How I carry?

    I carry a Smith & Wesson 2 1/2" Model 19 .357 Magnum, in a Don Hume belt holster. Sometimes I've grabbed up a Smith 442 and stuffed it in my hip pocket for a quick outing and return.

    Tennessee does not require concealed carry, but I've found it more prudent. In cool weather I cover my gun with a sport coat or jacket.

    It seldom gets over 100 degrees here, so in summer I can cover with a Western style vest that is long enough.

    Bob Wright

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    When I'm out on my 10 speed bicycle, I carry a hammerless Ruger SP101 .357 mag in a fanny pouch.

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    9mm is a light calibre?
    Only leather IWB, full size duty guns in .40 cal. or 9 mm for me. Extra mag in the left pocket.
    Last edited by Dreadnought; 05-10-2007 at 01:49 PM.

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    Looks like IWB leads the pack overall.

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    I carry a G26 in a custom IWB holster. Tried pocket carry with a P-3AT and it always felt really weird and I guess I just carry too much stuff in my pockets for it to not be intrusive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadnought View Post
    9mm is a light calibre?
    Yes but so are the "heavier calibers" listed and anything chambered in a conventional sidearm.

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    Depending on clothing options...

    Kel-Tec P-32 in pocket holster, ankle holster or IWB holster.
    Glock Model 30 in IWB holster, OWB holster or "fanny" pack

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