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Looking for my secondary carry options.

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by myesque, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. myesque

    myesque

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    I am new to the CCW world. I have been working with my G23 for 2 years and feel like I am very familiar with the gun. This is my primary carry choice. I am very consistent with it and love the .40 round. That being said, I feel like it gets in the way when I am at work. I am a professional photographer and I need to be very mobile, and I do not want my clients or their families to know I am carrying. So I just don't carry.
    I am looking for a good option for a dress gun. What are my best options? I am a real fan of the baby glocks. The G27 would not be a bad choice, but it seems to still be a bit large.
    I really do not like revolvers.
    What do I go for?
    LCP?
    Lets have it!:whistling:
     
  2. Sounds like the G27 is your best bet. I find mine small enough to easily conceal. Just be sure to wear the appropriate clothing to hide it. If you shoot (pics) wearing a jacket, you are already set! If you walk around a wedding or other public event with just a shirt and trousers, look into the tuckable IWB holsters like Crossbreed and Minotaur. THey make them so you can tuck a dress shirt over the holster and it makes your G27 virtually disappear. If you like the .40 and the Glock platform, save yourself a lot of money and hassle. Get the 27. You'll never regret the decision.

    :dunno:
     

  3. HWA GLOCKER

    HWA GLOCKER

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    I carry a G26 in the hottest months and a G17 or G21sf in the cold ones, I can tell you the G26-G27 with a M-TAC holster would be your best choice for your job!
     
  4. skyboss_4evr

    skyboss_4evr

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    Agreed. The G27 makes a great CCW weapon. I carry mine daily under just an untucked t-shirt. If that's not enough, a light jacket or tuckable holster as mentioned above would work wonders.
     
  5. SIGShooter

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  6. myesque

    myesque

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    I will probably go with the 27. So I can use my 23 and 22 mags in it. :supergrin:

    Thanks for the replies.
     
  7. X-Phile336

    X-Phile336

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    Actually, depending on your body frame, I would consider a Galco Underwraps bellyband holster. I frequently wear mine with my G19 or G26 at sternum level (like a shoulder holster) under a loose shirt when I'm at formal occasions. It doesn't offer the fastest draw, but it's better than nothing, and it will not print.
     
  8. GunFighter45ACP

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    How 'bout switching holsters? Maybe a shoulder rig would work for you on those more formal days? If you want to go w/a smaller gun, think thinner: A Kahr or 3" 1911 should work.
     
  9. NC Bullseye

    NC Bullseye

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    Have you considered having a less lethal back up plan such as pepper spray?

    Sometimes it makes more sense to add a new tool instead of a second hammer.

    Not to say that having a different gun for certain situations isn't a good idea, just that if you have an option that would fill the bill for both back up and times you couldn't carry might be a plan to consider.
     
  10. myesque

    myesque

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    Good observation. I do carry a less lethal back up. I carry a Kubotan and I train with it. It works for me as of now. I just like the idea of a smaller "hammer" to hit the nails on the other side of the "table".
     
  11. pizza_pablo

    pizza_pablo USN Retired

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    I just so happened to have been in a suit, the last 2 Saturdays.
    G27 in a Crossbreed Supertuck, shirt tucked, jacket on and off.

    As for shoulder rig, I really like the Galco Miami Classic II. It has slightly wider straps than the Miami Classic, for comfort. I believe another diff is the extra mag holders. The Miami Classic II has horizontal holder w/o strap for two magazines. :wavey:
     
  12. dosei

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    Kahr PM40 or MK40
     
  13. diablo_svr

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    My primary carry is a G19. I just bought a Kahr PM9 and a Walther PPS 9mm. They were my choices instead of a G26. You can get both in 40. May want to take a look at them.
     
  14. As a photographer would you be wearing a vest, or at least a shirt and jacket? That could hide the Glock. Or, if you're not yet dead set on a Glock as a CCW, I would also recommend you look at a slimmer gun (there are plenty of just-as-reliable non-Glock CCW pistols out there). A slim gun with a good IWB holster will simply disappear.
     
  15. myesque

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    I don't wear a vest, but I do wear a Jacket during weddings. But i during the receptions I take that off and go with just a shirt and tie. I am not stuck on Glock but the idea of having a carry "system" is nice.
     
  16. Gear

    Gear Silver C/O Silver Member

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    Go with a Glock 27. You Already carry the bigger brother so the Manual of arms is the same. Plus if you decided to carry the 27 as a second gun then the mags will fit each other so no need for the smaller 27 mags. :cool: I'd say its your best choice especially if you primarily wear vests. Or buy two guns and get a Walther PPS in .40. :D
     
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  17. As a photographer, it wouldn't seem out of place if you (while working) wore a fanny pack.
     
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  18. No need to get hung up on the "carry system" idea. For most, carrying a spare magazine is more than enough.

    Plenty of other guns out there that are just as good/reliable as a Glock. Glock is not the end all to pistols.
     
  19. KentuckyPatriot

    KentuckyPatriot Photojournalist

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    Posted from one who is a photojournalist with a gun....

    I choose to pocket carry most of the time I am working. On the occasion that I will be working longer events and using my Think Tank harness and pouches, one pouch is reserved for my firearm of choice. A velcro holster works well given the velcro inserts in the skin pouches. Additionally since it sits high I can use the bottom of the pouch for reloads or other smaller items.

    PM me and we can talk more.
     
  20. stengun

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    Howdy,

    As much as I dislike 9mm's, it sounds you need a single stack Kel-Tec 9mm for pocket carry.

    I have thought about buying one myself for I cannot dress to carry my G23/35/20.

    Paul