What I carry is usually mood/job specific, but of all the handguns I own, my fave for the belt and EDC is my G23 with 9mm conversion barrel. I carry 135gr + P HP's and love it. I changed out to a ss 15lb guide rod and spring, 3.5lb Ghost trigger, and an extended slide stop for giggles. With that heavier conversion barrel, there is no, and I mean none, muzzle flip or noticeable recoil. I can stay on target for all 15 rounds. I keep one in the barrel and with 3 15rnd mags, that's a lot of heat. In the case and under the seat is the .40 barrel and a .357 barrel for it, with extra ammo for all three calibers.
*** FYI ... I just bought my first ever Sig. A P229 (no rail) in .357 Sig. Stainless steel upper and lower, factory Sig 'Nite' sights. It was an estate trade my LGS picked up. Never fired. Well, I fired it and I absolutely love it. So, it may, in short order, negate everything I just wrote above about the Glock! I have a .40 barrel coming for it from the factory, and am waiting to hear from them about a 9mm barrel for it, too. I never thought I'd gush on any of my weapons as much as I do my M&P45, but I tell you what, that Sig, in .357 Sig just moved me. It seemed the perfect mix of power, handling and feel on the hip. I may be a Sig whore now ... damnit ...
I agree with that M&P comment, too, except mine are full size. If you get the chance & the money, try out an FNX40. Great shoulder rig. A little much for IWB but do-able... I find it to fit, feel and handle alot like my MP40 ... just with a hammer and a little less muzzle flip.
I carry a few different caliber guns. 45ACP 9MM and 380,
I carry shoulder holster and pocket holster all guns are loaded one in the chamber with safety on. I feel this is the only way to carry in any holstered. Loaded cocked and safety on. I do not understand why you would carry any other way.
I carry a couple different caliber guns. .40 cal., and .380 cal. OWB in the cold months, and front pocket in the warm months. Although I have a hammer fired DA SA, a striker fired DA, and a hammer fired DA. I carry all of them the same way. One in the chamber, safety off. This is why they developed certain types of handguns. No matter which firearm I am carrying, they come out firing immediately. No hammer to pull back, no safety to take off, just shoot. If you have a proper holster, there is no need IMHO, to have the safety on. Personally, I do not want to have to take the safety off, before firing. Just something extra to do. If your referring to 1911 type firearms, or other SA firearms........I don't understand why someone would want to carry "locked and cocked" with the safety on? Just seems to make extra work. It seems that the most appealing aspect of that type of carry, is that you always have that SA trigger, from start to finish. I am not knocking 1911 firearms. It's a matter of personal preference, I know.....and they are beautiful firearms, but I think that there are alot of shooters out there, like myself, that carry without a safety.......... ...I do not understand why you would carry any other way.. .
As long as you train to disengage the safety while drawing... and train to do that, I don't think it's a factor. It comes down to muscle memory and training. I usually lean towards DA/SA with a decocker... but I understand those who feel more comfortable with a safety... especially carrying cocked & locked with a SA trigger.
"You will most likely NOT rise to the occasion... but revert back to your level of training."
I carry a SigP250SC.45 IWB all times when outside the house, next to me inside the house, and lock it in car when at places not allowed by law(most of the time).
Glock 23 .40S&W in a Glock sport holster @ 3:00.
I'm currently on vacation in Alaska and I have packed my G23 all over the Kenai Peninsula.
The surprising part of my vacation is that I have not meet or seen a person that was packin' heat Yes I do know how to spot someone that's packin'.
I carry a Diamondback DB380 in a Remora IWB holster. I wear cargo shorts and cargo pants a lot, and carry the DB380 in the front-right cargo pocket.
I'm left handed
I carry in a outside the pants holster - either one of these
I carry a S&W M&P Shield or 9c
Works well for me daily
Used to carry my S&W 3913 (not the lady Smith!) OWB but I recently purchased the Kahr PM9 (which I'm having jamming issues with) to carry but because of that issue I still carry the 3913 in winter or "jacket weather." Bought the PM9 to carry in warm "less clothing weather" or year round.
Until I figure out what's up with the Kahr, it'll be my trusted 3913 (bought in 1989!) and the reason to carry...Because I can!
I bought a Kahr PM9 a couple of years ago and never had any issues with it. Did you buy the gun new or used? I guess there's a bad apple in every barrel. Ussally the Kahrs are prety dependable.
Bought it new from Bass Pro. I read the Kahr was a pretty good firearm so even with a stiff price compared to other pocket guns I went ahead and bought it. So far I've only put around 100 round through it so it's not broken in yet, starting to feel I got the lemon. I may just pack it up and send it back for a tune up, lol
Must be a lemon, Your paying a couple of hundred dollars more for the Kahr compared to some of the other compact 9mm pistols. Kahr should make it right, What ammo were you useing? I've shot several brands out of mine with no issues ever. I've probably shot 500 to 600 rounds through mine.
Shorts, T-Shirt and Flip Flops a H&S 32 long Revolver in the pocket.
S&W Shield 9mm IWB
Taurus PT 111 Pro IWB
Depends on the day, depends on the outfit but I always figure something out. I usually carry a beretta 92 on my hip when at work or out and about. If I'm not wearing cargo pants, I'm wearing cargo shorts so that I can "belt up". For more glamorous occasions that call for a slender belt, I go with my "Archer" style .380 in a waist holster. I got a belly band for when I jog, or I've otherwise decided to not wear cargo shorts or pants. Regardless of the situation, I feel like if I'm not carrying it's because I'm being lazy, which DOES happen on occasion.
Most commonly, Taurus PT 111 G2 in an AlienGear IWB behind my hip. If I want something bigger, a Glock 41 or Para P14-45. If I want smaller, a Glock 26 or Bersa 380.
If IWB isn't going to work, I carry in a fanny pack or shoulder holster.
I carry a Beretta 96 in a horizontal shoulder holster with a loose waist coat or loose vest if on my bicycle. If its hot I use a leather fanny pack that has a Velcro quick release gun compartment.
Always IWB and I love using my Vedder light tuck. Deep concealment or summer months I carry my M&P Shield in 9mm with Hornady critical defense JHP. Winter or cooler months I carry either my Walther PPQ 9mm or Springfield XDM 3.8 chambered in 45, also Hornady JHP. I use Vedder IWB for all my handguns.
I carry a Walther PPS M2 iwb all the time I am left handed and sold my PPS for this new one
I never planned on carrying my full sized SIG P250, it's my nightstand gun. But I figured out how to carry it anyway without printing at all. Pointed straight down, grip forward in a belly band. Not in my pants but halfway between my belt & arm pit. It would only print with a really tight shirt & I don't wear those. I left it on awhile & forgot it was there. Walking around my arms don't hit it & it doesn't get in the way. It takes a bit longer reaching it compared to my preferred method, pocket holster. On the other hand I've got 10+1 in .45 & it's way easier to hit with than my LCR .38 or .380 Pico, especially beyond 7 yards. Possibly someone else has mentioned this somewhere so I hope I'm not duplicating information, I did a search to check.
My 9mm compact / sub compact is virtually invisible when I carry IWB, and that's just fine with me.
I carry a Remington RM380 IWB it doesn't print at all, it weighs about 15 ounces loaded, most time I forget it is there.
I've shot 50 rounds of Remington 95 grain FMJ and 50 rounds Remington 88 grain HTP (High Terminal Preformance) hollow points so far no malfunction of any kind.
I'm very happy I got this gun, my wife can rack slide, this is only pistol I have that she can use if I'm not around. I do keep my 9 mm Hi-point cocked and ready if I'm not at home and have the RM380.
PS. The high point has about 500 rounds thru it and last 400 or so no failures with it. (I trust it)
Carrying a 380 isn't my first choice but on occasion it was the only gun that made sense because of dress and weather made it the only one that wouldn't print. I much prefer a 9mm, but any gun is better than no gun when the need arises!