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Old 10-12-2016, 12:06 PM   #1
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Your CC,choice Revolver,Automatic or both?

I carry both in my rotation of handguns 9mm, 40's, 380's in the auto's. and the revolvers I,carry .38 Specials,.357 Magnums,and a .44 Special.
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Old 10-12-2016, 02:05 PM   #2
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My daily carry is a 9mm corto. When I can I move up to a .357 snubbie or one of my 1911s.
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M1911A1, 5", religiously. It's heavy, and it feels like a three-pound kidneystone, but it's been there almost my entire adult life so I've adapted to it.

(Bear in mind, I'm 5'6 and north of 200#.)
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:12 AM   #4
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I have always carried full size auto's IWB, and small frame revolvers in the pocket. The make and model numbers vary from time to time, but not by much.


Currently I have my "S&W Solution" and my "Colt's Solution".

S&W Solution:
S&W M1911PD LW Commander in .45 ACP
S&W M431PD Airweight J frame in .32 H&R

or

Colt's Solution:
Colt's M1991 Government Model in .38 Super
Colt's Cobra LW D Frame in .38 Special


I have other carry guns, but those are my only "solution" pairs
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M1911A1, 5", religiously. It's heavy, and it feels like a three-pound kidneystone, but it's been there almost my entire adult life so I've adapted to it.
...to religiously carrying the same gun every day.

It's your call but I don't see how those who intentionally rotate what they carry can be sure that their reflexes will be in tune the one day that they need a gun in an emergency.

For me, it's the same S&W stainless-steel Centennial revolvers [sic] every day.
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Old 10-13-2016, 12:20 PM   #6
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It's your call but I don't see how those who intentionally rotate what they carry can be sure that their reflexes will be in tune the one day that they need a gun in an emergency.
When I did executive protection, I found myself carrying "strange" guns a lot more often than I cared. There were a number of reasons, but you may find that you have to leave your normal carry gun behind, and then be given a gun later to carry, and often you don't get much of a say as to what that gun is.

So during those years I'd have someone else load and holster one of many guns laid out, and I had to figure out what gun I was carrying during the draw. That was tough, but I was able to do it. Not that such a drill has any bearing on, or resemblance to an actual combat skill. It was more a drill of what I called "tactile recognition".

The idea was, when carrying a "strange gun", that you'd know what went into your holster. And if you're smart, you're constantly reminding yourself throughout the day that you're carrying that different weapon. So when you reach for the weapon, the feel would confirm to you which weapon you're carrying, and hopefully be reminded of the manual of arms by the time you break leather.

Thank God I never had to test that in a gunfight.

Such a thing didn't happen often, but it happened WAY more than I ever thought it would. Once had to take a sudden and unplanned trip to Mexico City. This happened while we were driving around town, suddenly we're on our way to the airport and I'm wearing a gun. So obviously the gun got left behind, and once in Mexico City arrangements had to be made with the local LEO's for a carry gun while in Mexico City (which could be a whole story itself), and of course it wasn't anything like my normal carry gun. And of course the gun didn't come with leather or a spare magazine.
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When I did executive protection, I found myself carrying "strange" guns a lot more often than I cared. There were a number of reasons, but you may find that you have to leave your normal carry gun behind, and then be given a gun later to carry, and often you don't get much of a say as to what that gun is.

So during those years I'd have someone else load and holster one of many guns laid out, and I had to figure out what gun I was carrying during the draw. That was tough, but I was able to do it. Not that such a drill has any bearing on, or resemblance to an actual combat skill. It was more a drill of what I called "tactile recognition".

The idea was, when carrying a "strange gun", that you'd know what went into your holster. And if you're smart, you're constantly reminding yourself throughout the day that you're carrying that different weapon. So when you reach for the weapon, the feel would confirm to you which weapon you're carrying, and hopefully be reminded of the manual of arms by the time you break leather.

Thank God I never had to test that in a gunfight.

Such a thing didn't happen often, but it happened WAY more than I ever thought it would. Once had to take a sudden and unplanned trip to Mexico City. This happened while we were driving around town, suddenly we're on our way to the airport and I'm wearing a gun. So obviously the gun got left behind, and once in Mexico City arrangements had to be made with the local LEO's for a carry gun while in Mexico City (which could be a whole story itself), and of course it wasn't anything like my normal carry gun. And of course the gun didn't come with leather or a spare magazine.
lucky 4 me the federalis provided a mac 10 in a mac- scatter mount- them buggers got a hold of almost anything you would care to think of- most of the time it was a "Mendoza" which jammed more often than it shot- it was them people that made fall in love with the uzi
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I prefer a lightweight Commander in .45, but I'm okay with anything from a +P-rated 6-shot .38 on up.
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lucky 4 me the federalis provided a mac 10 in a mac- scatter mount- them buggers got a hold of almost anything you would care to think of- most of the time it was a "Mendoza" which jammed more often than it shot- it was them people that made fall in love with the uzi
Too funny. We had to hire 2 Federales, which I was most happy to do. If we're going to get into a shootout, I'd much rather the local cops do the shooting!

The funny part (in line with your comment) is once we were out of the police station, one of the Federales went to the trunk of his squad car and grabbed a duffel bag that he handed me and told me to keep close. Inside was a Romanian under-folder AK and 2 30 round magazines. I just smiled and said "yes sir".
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Too funny. We had to hire 2 Federales, which I was most happy to do. If we're going to get into a shootout, I'd much rather the local cops do the shooting!

The funny part (in line with your comment) is once we were out of the police station, one of the Federales went to the trunk of his squad car and grabbed a duffel bag that he handed me and told me to keep close. Inside was a Romanian under-folder AK and 2 30 round magazines. I just smiled and said "yes sir".
you DO realise that the duffle was probably in the trunk of escobar at one time and conveniently disappeared on the way to destruction- they play by different rules down there
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that made me think that the Mexicans were an eminently practical people- when your enemy is better armed than you are, it makes more sense to use his captured weapons- and simply provide ammo for those- ie who doesn't use 9mm or 223, or 308 for that matter
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that made me think that the Mexicans were an eminently practical people- when your enemy is better armed than you are, it makes more sense to use his captured weapons- and simply provide ammo for those- ie who doesn't use 9mm or 223, or 308 for that matter
I just figured, "When in Rome"...

And it's not as if an AK in a duffle bag made me feel LESS secure.
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does that beat my uzi in a attaché case?
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Personally, I'm seldom "out & about" without my S&W Model 12 "snubbie" in .38SPL on my belt.

ImVho, if 6 rounds of well-aimed Hornady Critical Defense ammo isn't enough to deal with a threat to your safety, it's a job for a riot-gun/rifle & (hopefully) "back-up".

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Personally, I'm seldom "out & about" without my S&W Model 12 "snubbie" in .38SPL on my belt.

ImVho, if 6 rounds of well-aimed Hornady Critical Defense ammo isn't enough to deal with a threat to your safety, it's a job for a riot-gun/rifle & (hopefully) "back-up".
...quoting Clint Smith but I remain mindful of his counsel that a handgun is a good tool to fight your way back to your rifle or your shotgun. That said - unless you're one of those guys who likes to shop with a long gun slung across his back - it's not inconceivable that such a fight may take more than six handgun rounds.

Having said that, the primary reason that I prefer to carry ten or 15 rounds, divided among two or three revolvers (as opposed to 15 rounds in one pistol), is that it gives me more access options in a state that does not allow me to draw a gun until I have the justification to fire it. Odds are that such justification will not be manifested until the threat has entered bad-breath range.
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spwenger,

As a "cornered cat", IF I'm attacked, I'll bite, scratch & depart the scene .
I continue to believe that 6 rounds of Hornady Critical Defense in .38SPL is plenty to do those life-saving tasks in most any real-life situation, that an ordinary civilian is likely to face.

If nothing else, the threat of 6 well-aimed shots from a revolver will encourage even a "moderate-sized group of thugs" leave me alone & to go seek "easier prey".

yours, sw
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I have an acquaintance who carried a brace of S&W 640s in SOB holsters. I'd hate to be the person who tried to tree that cat.
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DITTO. ====> Fwiw, one of our enlisted agents was "off post" (about 15 years ago) in a "right coast urban area" & armed with his own Model 10 S&W, when at least 4 local "knife wielding thugs" impolitely requested that he "give up" his watch, ring & wallet "or else". - The result was 2 thugs wounded (One later DoW). The other 2 or 3 thugs FLED the area.

The local CoP complained that the SM had "used deadly force unnecessarily" but NO charges were filed against the young man.

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spwenger,

As a "cornered cat", IF I'm attacked, I'll bite, scratch & depart the scene .
I continue to believe that 6 rounds of Hornady Critical Defense in .38SPL is plenty to do those life-saving tasks in most any real-life situation, that an ordinary civilian is likely to face.

If nothing else, the threat of 6 well-aimed shots from a revolver will encourage even a "moderate-sized group of thugs" leave me alone & to go seek "easier prey".

yours, sw
You read Kathy Jackson's (THR mod "Pax") book and website too, huh? (I find the Cornered Cat site a great resource not just for the distaff side, but for the less-physically-advantaged as well--I'm of such a shape that I think what really dissuaded my ex's stalker was mostly the combination of the .45 and the "you're going to Hell if I have to reach down your throat, grab you by the balls and drag you kicking and screaming there with me" attitude.)
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Diamondback,

Fwiw, my "best buddy" was one of the 5 founding Sisters of SECOND AMENDMENT SISTERS & I'm proud to be one of the very few of what the members routinely call: "The Ugly Step-sisters".
(There are about a dozen of "the old SAS members", who are males. = Most of us are husbands or SO of Charter Members & were "voted in".)

And YEP, I'm a "Cornered Cat" as I no longer have to "stay & fight", since I took off my Star for the last time.

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