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Carrying a gun 40 yrs

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Alliance50, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. I have been toting a gun around now for a very long time.
    I have and do still carry 1911's,sig sauers,Glocks and several other brands.
    However in the last couple of months I have been having an unsettled urge to carry glock more and more.

    What might be up with that you think? For yrs now it been sig and 1911's exclusively.

    Now I go to leave the house and I grab a g21 or 30.:dunno:
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2012
  2. RussP

    RussP Moderator

    Jan 23, 2003
    Central Virginia
    You're doing what is good and right for you, that's all.

  3. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

    Dec 27, 2011
    Wow. You made me count. 30 years for me. I grab a G22 or when I'm wearing shorts an LCR.
  4. Vic777


    Jan 23, 2006
    Could it be the weight? Does it throw your back out of alignment to carry for Forty years?
  5. Stevekozak

    Stevekozak Returning video

    Nov 9, 2008
    Internal instincts, I guess. I often change my carry weapon for the day based on what I feel like I want to carry that day. No real reason, but some days I just feel I should carry a higher capacity CCW. Nothing has ever happened to me, and probably never will. I train with all my handguns, so am never carrying a weapon I am not accustomed to.
  6. Beretta92guy


    Nov 15, 2011
    weight + comfort = G27 :)
  7. nastytrigger

    nastytrigger Mediocre Member

    Apr 10, 2005
    When I started carrying, can't compare to you guys; it's only been nine continuous years (since I was 20 years old), but I wanted a handgun with a manual safety. I was still new, so I wanted the extra safety.

    Now, I want lighter and DAO. So, majority of my carry years, I've carried a Glock 19. For even lighter, I played with a snub .38 in my pocket, which was lighter, but still had a thick cylinder.

    My daily carry for the last couple months is a Kel-Tec P-3AT. I miss having 9mm, and more rounds, but the trade-off is worth it, not having to worry about concealing a brick on my hip.

    I still carry my big guns from time-to-time, Beretta 92FS, Glock 21, Springfield Loaded 1911.
  8. 10-4 on the hip pain them 3lb guns are getting to be a little painful.
    All my sigs are stainless and my 1911's are all 3lbs loaded also.
    Carry a 21 feels like a feather or the 30 or 23.
  9. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

    Jan 26, 2001
    you cant go wrong with a Glock in any flavor, and the G21 or G30 are great guns that let you keep your .45acp rounds but lets you carry more of them before a reload.

    but there is nothing wrong with a Sig Sauer or a 1911 thats proven itself reliable.
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2012
  10. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Mivonks, MI
    Higher capacity and lighter weight make any polymer gun attractive for carry.
    It's not until they see the light of day to you realize they are uglier sin.
  11. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    May 24, 2000

    My EDC since 1998.

  12. Finally coming to your senses?
  13. I thought you were suposed to loose your senses when you get older? :rofl:

    I know it's a hell of a lot easier on the hip to carry a lighter gun.

    The 21 is a little over a 1/2 lb lighter than my sigs or 1911's and the 30 and 23 close to a pound and they all carry more rounds. Hey that does seem to make some kind of sense.
    And if the glocks get put in a evidence room never to return they have plenty more where that one come from and they don't cost $1000 +.
  14. Caver 60

    Caver 60

    Jun 12, 2007
    Plus one on the easier on the hip. My back just won't let me carry more than about 1 1/2 pounds or a couple ounces more, loaded.

    As far as the evidence room goes. I don't care if it cost $1500+, if it served it's purpose and I'm still alive and not in jail, it's worth every penny, and I'll buy another.
  15. GLOCK17DB9


    Dec 30, 2011
    Troy, MI
    weight, comfort, reliability and name!:supergrin:
  16. Wisdom with age :)