One of my J frames.
One of my J frames.
S&W 457 compact .45....
There's been a change!
As many of you already know, I have switched from .45 ACP to a Colt's M.1903 in .380 ACP. I normally carry one reload magazine.
I carry 24/7, in a beautifully made, amazingly comfortable, OWB pancake-style holster made by Ed Buffaloe.
It goes on a Galco contoured belt. My reload is either in my left-side pocket, in a Safariland stamped-metal, clip-on carrier, or in a Galco OWB belt carrier.
Take a look at Ed's work: Custom Holsters by Ed Buffaloe
I bought a XDslim.45 a while back ..
Thought I'd rather carry a .45 again ..
well ....I'm going back to the Kahr PM9 ..
My shot placement is much better with the Kahrs.. I like the XDs .its a nice shooting gun..
But for me the Kahr is king ..
Glock 27/33 357 Sig with G23 mag and mag adapter for summer and a G31C for cooler weather. My BUG is a S&W 640 Pro loaded with 125 GRN 357 DPX. Underwood's 125 Grn GD @1500 fps brings lots of love to the table.
I OC a PX4 Storm .45 Full Sized.
I have the ruger lc9 an really love it
Switched from a Glock 19 to a Kahr CM9 - LOVE IT!
Currently carry a Glock 27 w/crimson trace. Waiting for my colt pocketlite .380 that's been on order for months.
usually i carry a Glock 27 OWB strongside.
if total discretion is needed i will tuck a S&W 638 Airweight IWB.
I Just changed from a S&W M&P9c to a Beretta 96FS INOX. In the summer I'll have to switch back as I'm too small a guy to carry a full size without a winter coat, except when I ride I will still cary my beretta under my leather vest in a Galco Jackass I plan on purchasing soon.
It would be a shame to reach for your gun in the place where it used to be, but isn't now.
Further, presentation from a shoulder holster is a whole new and strange ball of wax.
It is less quick and less sure than presentations from the waist. It is also less safe, when considered from the point-of-view of someone riding or standing behind you.
Also, the quickest presentation from a shoulder-holster rig involves both hands. One hand stabilizes the rig, while the other grabs the gun. Otherwise, there is a lot of wasted motion, pulling the entire outfit forward with the gun until achieving the point of release.
Plus, shoulder holsters are uncomfortable in my experience. Expensive & uncomfortable.
I carry a S&W 3913 or a Glock 19 most of the times. Some days when I feel I need more power I carry the Glock 23 or Kimber CDP 2 .45acp
A NAA 22 magnum. In my pocket everywhere I go. It's not the perfect round but at least it is always with me.
I've lightened my load with a Ruger LCR 357. It's stoked with Buffalo Bore Tactical 357 Mag Low Flash-Short Barrel - 125 gr. Barnes XPBs. Currently rides in an Akers OWB holster with two reloads on speed strips.
(This photo was taken before the Buffalo Bore arrived)
Since I am new I will add a post:
When I walk the dogs an XD/m compact 9mm
Hands free full size 1911.
J frame airweight during the summer. 586 smith in the woods. And 1911 during the winters.
Hi - you have remarked several times about your 357 mag... since I am new to this topic is that a pistol or a revolver? When ever I think of 357's I think of a revolver, but I know a some manufactures make a semi auto pistol in 357. So, I was wondering what it is your really carry and what?? I also know a 357 packs a pretty powerful punch especially for a woman. Your thoughts would be appreciated.
A .357 semi automatic handgun (not revolver) shoots the .357 Sig round, which is NOT interchangeable with the .357 Mag. Sig Sauer, Glock and several other manufacturers make pistols chambered in .357 Sig. Like the .357 Mag, it's a good self-defense round.
I would recommend finding a gun range nearby that offers an "Introduction to Firearms for Ladies" class or an NRA-sponsored "Intro to Firearms" class. You'll get hands-on experience with a wide variety of firearms to help you gain confidence and narrow down your firearm options.
Get training, then get a gun.
Let us know if you have more questions.
And, check out the cornered cat website, which is specifically designed for women's self defense needs.
We liked the Kahr P380 for concealed carry. Wrote a review here.
I carry a Beretta 9mm in a leather Tagua quick draw holster
Ruger LC380 with a remora holster. My first carry, permit just arrived.