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Carrying a gun 40 yrs

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


  1. Alliance50

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    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:
     

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  2. RussP

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

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

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    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.
     
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    weight + comfort = G27 :)
     
  7. nastytrigger

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    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. Alliance50

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Finally coming to your senses?
     
  13. Alliance50

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    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 +.
     
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    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.
     
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    weight, comfort, reliability and name!:supergrin:
     
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