Do You CCW?

Discussion in 'Handgun' started by MechTech, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    How many of you have a CCW and carry on a regular basis? I think I have carried damn near every so called "concealable" auto and revolver out there on the market and have sacrificed one or all of the 3 C's(caliber, capacity, comfort) in the process. So, what works for you and why?
  2. recondoc New Member

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    I'm a pretty good sized boy at 6'2" and 215 so I can hide some serious toys. I've packed everything from Glock 19 to a 4" Smith 629. These days I've got my customized M&P .45 but find myself carrying a 1970's vintage S&W 38 Bodyguard with the shrouded hammer more often than not. Trigger parts have all been stoned and polished. Wilson Combat spring set finished out the trigger work. She'll keep a cylinder full in a palm sized area at 25 yards in double action. I'm going to add some crimson trace grips soon.
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  3. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    I have a S&W J frame Air Weight myself. Kinda the de facto CCW gun. I have worried in the past about being enough gun, but its accurate and the .38 has killed a lot of men. I am a big Glock fan, but sometimes the snubbie is in order. I have been keeping my eye out for a 3" S&W M13. With a little work they make a great CCW gun.
  4. Cummins New Member

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    Right now I carry an xd service model in .40 and glock 22.
    Love them both and both shoot great for me.
    Wife will be carrying a glock 23. When her permit gets here.
  5. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    I just picked up a Glock 31 in .357 Sig as a CCW project . It is a full size like your Glock 22, but I am going to send it out to have the grip chopped down to a Glock 32 size. The G32 and the G23 use the same mag. Should conceal a little bit better with a shorter grip. We'll see, I post pics as it comes along.
  6. Cummins New Member

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    Please do the chopped grip on your other glock looks great.
    I think my fat digits like the larger grip but would love to try a chopped one.
  7. The_Pooze KIDS, Kids, kids................

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    I carry a Stoeger Cougar right now. Little on the larger size but I love the grip on it. It has a very good stock trigger on it as well. Very little loss of quality from the switch over from Beretta. This gun can be found for a little over $350 too. I also carry a Bersa Thunder 380 from time to time. At this moment a weak mag spring is causing some last round feeding issues. New mag is on the way and I'm looking to upgrade to a compact thunder 9mm or Bersa's new polymer DAO CCW pistol. Have yet to fondle them. Maybe I'll just pull the stops out and plop down the scratch for a Colt Defender, Kimber Aegis 9mm, Kimber CDP, Kimber Solo Carry, or a new Springfield XD-S when they get released. So many choices in search of the perfect carry piece. :confused:
  8. bombadillo Moderator

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    I have a Kahr CW9, as well as a Dan Wesson Pointman 7. There are others I could carry, but those are my go-to guns.

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  9. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    I have had the itch to build 1911 MEU clone for the past couple of months, but I haven't pulled the trigger on it yet. No pun intended:). What do you think about the Springfield loaded 5" for a good solid 1911 platform?
  10. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    Figured I would post a pic of my CCW rigs.
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  11. Cummins New Member

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    Those look great

    Sorry late post haven't been on in while
  12. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    It's all good! Nice to see ya!
  13. Cummins New Member

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    Thanks its nice to be part of a nice forum for a change
    I forgot what it was like. Glad I got the email for the upgrades that are coming
    up to bring me back
  14. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    We are pretty excited to roll out the upgrades. We want to focus on growing the Firearms forums as well as the Mossberg MVP forum. It is a great opportunity to learn from the Gun Public. I love hearing the stories and experiences from all the members.
  15. bneath New Member

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    Always carry, prefer pocket carry for CCW either an Air Weight or LCR, occasionally a Glock 26 but a bit heavy for pocket carry.
  16. MechTech Moderator/ Damn Yankee

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    I like my Glocks alot, but it is hard to beat a light weight snubby.
  17. BamaCraig New Member

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    I usually carry my Glock 26 with a IWB holster or my LCR in my pocket. In the past I carried an LCP and LC9 but traded both as I was not a fan of either.
  18. S1Loki Active Member

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    I have carried my Stoeger Cougar 40 from new. Have my wife's Bodyguard 380 as a back up.

    The Cougar rides well on the hip or small of the back carry. Gonna look at a 511 undershirt with the under arm pockets though.
  19. Zagmp Member

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    My LC9 goes everywhere with me. And since I'm currently a resident of the great state of Kansas (who will have almost "anywhere carry" CCW laws as of July 1), it goes a lot of places. If I ever get a hold of a Shield9, however, it'll go up for sale ;)
  20. USMC6174 Member

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    I have a shield 40 and I love it. Accurate slim and affordable.


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