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Old 02-05-2013, 15:09   #1
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Carry Rotation?

I keep reading about guys having a carry rotation with their pistols.

Why do this???? Seems that it is better just to carry one pistol all the time rather than several different ones.
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Old 02-05-2013, 15:33   #2
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I carry my Kel-Tec 380 all the time since it fits nicely in the pocket. However my main carry is a Glock 19 which I rotate with my Kel-Tec 9mm depending on what I'm wearing that day. I usually carry the 380 as a back-up in my left pocket, but switch it to the right if using it as my only carry.
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Old 02-05-2013, 16:11   #3
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Some people vary depending on climate and layers of clothing.

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Old 02-05-2013, 16:22   #4
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I stick to one gun unless I'm in the woods that has big critters.

I've carried my 1911 under a Polo-like shirt in the heat of Miami and under a coat in the cold of Montana.

In the stress of a self-defense situation, I want both my brain and muscle memory ready to use the gun I train with.
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Old 02-05-2013, 17:40   #5
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I mostly stick to one gun (semi-auto), but sometimes the need to carry a revolver strikes me and I'll pack a .357.
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Old 02-05-2013, 17:52   #6
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Carrying different types of weapons is stupid. Manual of arms should be the same if you want to carry different weapons (ie, Glock 26/17/19).

I've made peace with carrying 1 gun, my shield .40 with flush fit mag, perfect gun for south Florida.
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Old 02-05-2013, 17:57   #7
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In the winter I can carry a much more effective piece than in the hot Texas summer time.

A Glock 19/23/32 can easily be carried in the winter but around here with just shorts, t-shirt, and lots of sweat, then a J .38 makes more sense.

So don't disparage having more than one carry gun. Just as having more than one carry holster!

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Old 02-05-2013, 18:18   #8
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Rotation can be good! SmartCarry -- self-supported for sweats and elastic waistbands. G26 or .357 snubbie. I may also use a Remora for the G26 if waistband can be snugged up sufficiently.

G30 in IWB High Noon leather holster, again depending on attire. Three fiddy seven in a DeSantis ankle holster (Apache) depending on attire and WHAT I FEEL LIKE CARRYING!
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Old 02-05-2013, 19:37   #9
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I carry a Glock 23 all the time. I do have a 27,19 and 26 but I don't rotate them but could as they are mostly the same.

Have drawers full of holsters,both cheap and expensive but for OWB, a Glock Sport Combat is all I want or need.
For IWB, a Com Tach Minotaur is all I want or need.

I do rotate holsters as above but never pistols.
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Old 02-05-2013, 19:51   #10
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Yes, it does make lots of sense to carry one gun for all occasions. Just like it makes lots of sense to not "carry a pistol to a rifle fight"! The truth is, I just can't always carry the same gun for everything. My profession calls for absolute concealment. Period. Therefore, I carry a weapon that allows just that, absolute discretion. Off work, I'll carry a much more decisive fighting pistol. Also, I just like guns, and enjoy carrying different examples!
I do, however, seriously ascribe to a simple philosophy on a ccw. I like commonality of operation. Years and years of 1911 use habituated a comfort level with that manual of arms. Years and years of DA revolver shooting habituated another manual of arms. That's about all I care to retain in muscle memory for the most part. So, I like a frame mounted, 1911 style safety, or a point gun, pull trigger type of handgun. They strong side thumb "swipes off" a safety in presentation of the piece, no matter if it's a wheel gun, 1911, or one of my Glocks... The built in muscle memory and movement is the same. I stay away from slide mounted safety or decock levers just to keep it simple for me. I know Massad Ayoob carries those too, just cause he likes 'em. But I, sir, am no Massad Ayoob! Remember, There's no such thing as a tornado. Mas' just don't like trailer parks! Be safe.
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Old 02-05-2013, 21:21   #11
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I live in a small Midwestern town with very little if any violent crime. During the week I carry a S&W model 60-1 Chiefs Special .38 in a Crossbreed SuperTuk IWB holster. I load it with Buffalo Bore 158gr SWCHP ammo. I also carry one Galco speed strip with 5 extra bullets.

Now if I go to one of the cities close by I will carry my Glock G30 in a Crossbreed SuperTuk IWB holster with a nine round magazine for better concealment, and Federal HST 230gr +p hollow points. I will also carry a spare 10 round magazine with the same.

These are the only two weapons I rotate EDC.

This is my routine.
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Old 02-05-2013, 21:35   #12
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Nope, no rotation for me. I usually carry a G26 and an LCP as a BUG. Every now and then if I'm heading into something dicey I'll add my G17 to the mix.

Sounds like a lot of fire power...but then again, it's Lost Angels.

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Old 02-05-2013, 22:15   #13
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Ideally you should stick to ONE gun, always carried in same location. (with same covering garmet, same gloves on hands/no gloves.......)
For me the gun is NOT what I plan day around. MN winters I am outside for hrs. So insulated "coverall" type clothing. A IWB would be a 30 second plus draw. (I would bet over a minute in reall cold weather as I would have to REMOVE the overjacket, scarf, gloves then peal off coveralls/snow suit off shoulders.... (actually never even tried it)
So pocket carry (of a revolver/holstered semi auto) is better choice. OR a shoulder holster. Still have to unzip/remove heavy gloves....
I seldom carry a 1911. Maybe 2 yrs ago I (decided to switch) for some unknown reason. Did some practice, lots of dry fire, draws,etc. Maybe two months later I went back.
Basicly everything is Glock safe action/similar action.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:33   #14
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No rotation for me. I carry all my guns, all the time.



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Old 02-06-2013, 08:52   #15
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No rotation for me either. I carry one gun, a Glock 27 the same position each time. I think if you CC you should get to know that gun real well. Become "one" with it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 19:54   #16
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I don't "rotate" either. I carry my P239 and a spare mag OWB 99% of the time.

Occasionally I carry my jframe 442 when I need a discreet carry option for dress clothes that require a tucked in shirt. I consider that filling a need, not rotating.

I guess I can understand it though. You "want" a new gun, you buy a new gun, then you feel the "need" to justify that purchase by carrying it.

Some people don't like to admit they bought a gun just because. It happens, I have a few guns I own just for the sake of wanting it.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:49   #17
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Some people don't like to admit they bought a gun just because. It happens, I have a few guns I own just for the sake of wanting it.
Funny how that happens.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:53   #18
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I vary, depending on what I'm wearing and where I'm going.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:14   #19
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[QUOTE=ken grant;19952472]I keep reading about guys having a carry rotation with their pistols.

Why do this???? Seems that it is better just to carry one pistol all the time rather than several different ones.[/QUOTE]


It IS better to carry one pistol all the time;

And all that nonsense about haing a winter vs a summer gun is just that , nonsense;

Dress around the pistol, and it's never an issue.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:20   #20
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Carrying different types of weapons is stupid.
Is that so?

Then I guess I'm stupid...and so is Massad Ayoob.

Don't be mad just because you can't master more than one handgun.

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I vary, depending on what I'm wearing and where I'm going.
Exactly.
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