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Old 12-26-2012, 21:46   #1
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Anyone been packing heavier lately?

or considering it at least? What are you carrying or considering?

My typical load-out is a 1911 and 2 spare mags, which totals 25 rounds of 10MM or .45ACP. Lately I've been thinking about resurrecting an older G20, having the grip shaped at a 1911 angle and putting some new night sights on it. Maybe get a more concealable holster for it too.

With 2 mags my round count goes from 25 to 46. I'm probably more likely to get struck by lighting than face and active shooter scenario like we've been seeing, but I've been thinking that having a heavy load-out sorted out ahead of time for dicier situations may not be a bad idea.
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Old 12-26-2012, 22:37   #2
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Old 12-26-2012, 22:42   #3
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Don't overthink it. 25 rounds is going to be plenty, as long as you're as proficient as possible. HOWEVER, I have read of shootings where the good guy ran a 7 or 8 shot 1911 dry and the fight wasn't over. I like at least 12 in the mag, with one spare mag. The 1911 is a classic but for the size and weight for it to only hold 8ish? Meh.

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Old 12-26-2012, 22:46   #4
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I considered carrying my G22 concealed more often but under just a t-shirt it prints too much for my liking. I don't really feel that much more outgunned carrying my Springfield XDm 3.8c
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Old 12-26-2012, 23:02   #5
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I'm probably more likely to get struck by lighting than face and active shooter scenario like we've been seeing,
A. That is literally true - far more people get struck by lightning.

B. "like we've been seeing"? There isn't a trend and I really don't get why anybody acts like there is, every time one of these things happens. There was a crazy shooter with a gun - so the world now has one less craxy shooter. Get a grip.

I have been carrying a bigger gun because it's christmas, the high robbery season, and I've been going to place where danger is more liekly. Other than that, nothing special is going on.
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Old 12-26-2012, 23:30   #6
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Anyone packing heavier lately or considering it at least? What are you carrying or considering?
This time of year, I can easily conceal my G20 and carry it almost exclusively. But like Bren says, I don't consider any one crazy shooter a trend, so it has nothing to do with that. Paranoia will destroy ya. Carry what you are best with and be prepared in your training. In the end, that is what is going to save you when the SHTF.
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Old 12-26-2012, 23:38   #7
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Nah. I'm sticking with my CM9 and a spare mag with another in the truck. Being that I rarely go to any place any shooter would target (mall, walmart, etc), I carry more for the case of car jacking or robbery at a gas station. And I feel perfectly fine with a single stack 9 full of 124gr +p Gold Dots that I'm pretty proficient with. Plus I don't have to change guns according to dress, I only have to decide on either a pocket or IWB holster.
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Old 12-26-2012, 23:46   #8
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All I have ever carried is a full size 1911 in .45 acp. My bug is a .357 magnum on my ankle. I feel pretty heavy already.
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Old 12-26-2012, 23:48   #9
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At the moment I'm carrying a heavier gun - a CZ Shadow, which weighs about 3 lbs, but with just an 18 round magazine.
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Old 12-27-2012, 00:02   #10
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Nope. Still carrying the HK 45 and one spare mag.

However, I have been packing heavier in the sense of toying with carrying my Sig 220.

It weighs more than the HK 45!


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Old 12-27-2012, 00:11   #11
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Nah, I have my Kimber CDP II with three, 8 rnd magazines with a couple more spare mags in my truck.
Same as I always carry.
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Old 12-27-2012, 00:25   #12
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I alternate between a Colt M1991A1 with 2 spare magazines in .45 Automatic to a Glock 20 10mm with 1 spare magazine.
I favor the 10mm if I am hiking in the woods.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:55   #13
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I carried a 1911 for many years and I still have a couple in the safe. I recently found a Sig 220 that I am debating starting to carry though I feel quite safe with a Glock 9mm or a J frame Smith.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:54   #14
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:27   #15
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Only in the sense that when I travel I now pack an extra bag with a compact rifle and some mags. With this political climate I always consider the possibility of riots between me and home that I'm going to have to get through.

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Old 12-27-2012, 08:49   #16
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Always my G30. Ten+1 of rangers on board with an extra 10 rounds on my weak side. 21 rounds readily available with a gun that has not misfired since day 1. Think I'm good.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:22   #17
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If it is jacket weather, I carry my G-19 and one spare magazine (not a "clip" as some foolish antis think). If the weather is warm, my Bersa .380 and one spare magazine. I am going to qualify with my shotgun this year and start keeping it in my truck.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:27   #18
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Anyone been packing heavier lately?
yeah, but the thicker wool socks are to blame for the look.

or do you mean because of all the holiday food?

oh................never mind. LOL
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:50   #19
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Mostly my Kahr PM9 IWB due to comfort, but find myself carrying the HK P2000SK .40 LEM more regularly as well. Both are amazing guns, but I think those HK fans are on to something!
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:56   #20
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Just picked up a G19 Gen 4 with 16 and it has replaced my G26 that had a +2 for 13. Still carry a G17 mag with a +2 in reserve.
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