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Should a Person Use the Exact Same Gun for EDC or Multiple Guns?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Supertuck, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. dosei


    Mar 22, 2005
    Upstate SC
    Since I do not feel I'm in a monetary position to be able to afford several handguns...I have always carried/trained/competed with the same handgun in the same holster carried in the same place/position. I have not had any problem finding ways to "dress around the gun" and still look perfectly proper for whatever the required dress code may be. I think too many people take the route of "gun around the dress"...and spend a LOT of money on guns & holsters...when for a LOT LESS money they could have simply bought an outfit that worked with the gun they already have. If/when I am able to afford owning several handguns, I fully intend on all of them having as much "platform commonality" as possible (most likely it will be several S&W M&P handguns).
  2. fuzzy03cls


    Jan 28, 2010
    Agree I carry 1 & only 1. I don't know how people car rotate guns & not only rotate guns but platforms. 1911, sig, glock....All different safeties, grips, triggers....

  3. Filhar


    Jul 22, 2007
    So Wi
    Of course with practice I can draw out of whatever holster I've got on and put rounds downrange in a reasonable manner, but in a stress situation, the gun you train with the most is going to get out there faster and more accurately. Drills at the range are good, but any kind of competition is better, cause it puts a little more stress on you.
  4. OldLincoln


    Jan 11, 2010
    I have two identical guns that share the same holster, set of ammo and reloading stuff, half the training as two different guns, and all is good. One is with me and the other is my bed gun and I rotate them when I think about it. But then I'm not really a gun guy, more of a self-defense guy instead, and that's what I practice. I don't just toss lead down range but work on my own little defense drills.
  5. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

    Mar 25, 2008
    North East Ohio
    Same gun all the time. The best back up to your EDC in the event your primary carry should ever go down is a duplicate of it.

    Consistency is a good thing especially when it comes to a defensive firearm. Train with what you carry and carry what you train with. It's better to master one gun than be a jack of all guns but the master of none.

    YMMV but it's what's worked best for me.
  6. MLittle


    Jun 24, 2010
    Two Sig P220 Carry' on my hip and the other in my pistol safe under my bed.
  7. Hugo R

    Hugo R Gaff G26 User!

    I kinda carry only one...I carry a G26 24/7/365...but at times I will strap on a G17...and my HD gun is a G17L.

    I spend most of my practice time with the G26...the sytems are so similar, almost exact trigger, I start with the 17L, move to the 17 and I always finish my practice sessions with the G26.

    Very similar, almost the same.

  8. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    I'd carry my G17 for an EDC. My G17 is good for most any situation here in rural VT.
  9. FL-obiwan


    Feb 11, 2005
    agreed. one gun, one location. regardless of how many that you own.:supergrin:
  10. failsafe


    Oct 25, 2003
    Do you wear clothing that would aid in the concealment of your carry pistol ? Or do you do the reverse and carry an appropriate pistol for what you are wearing..
    Different clothing, different climate conditions, different needs...Short's, slacks, speedo's, bib's ?
    yep, I will carry the largest cal pistol reasonable to my needs and what I am wearing...
    Do you only have one pair of shoes that fit's all needs?
  11. Supertuck


    Feb 3, 2011
    To tell the truth, I've done a little of both in the past.
  12. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    I definitely adjust my clothes around my CCW gun - a G17.
  13. its easy and easier when you are older and been shooting the same guns for 40+ years. it might be different for the less experienced which is understandable.
  14. jhmayhem


    May 11, 2007
    It's a good practice in theory, but you said this instructor trains soldiers and LEO for a living which I am neither at the moment along with most CCWers, so it's a lot harder for someone like me to strap on the same duty sized weapon I shoot best with on my waist which I can draw quickest from everytime I go out. Plus, I like learning how to carry and shoot different kinds of guns.
  15. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

    Jan 25, 2008
    Clarksville, Tn.
    My belief is to use the same platform, that is just me.
    If using different platforms then practice with all to be used.
  16. I don't think it's a big deal for me but then they're all Glocks. :supergrin:
    I find myself defaulting to my Gen4 23 because I love the size, capacity, caliber and find the RTF grip to be an advantage for drawing and overall gun control. I prefer high quality custom leather so I pretty much stick with my Brommeland and Nick Mathews IWBs, which are pretty similar.
  17. ancient_serpent


    Jun 6, 2008
    I carry a 1911 or a GLOCK, but I also train with both of them a great deal. I carry them in the same location (4 O'Clock) spare mags in the same spot, same type of holster (MS VMII).
  18. RyanNREMTP

    RyanNREMTP Inactive/Banned

    Jun 16, 2007
    Waco, Texas
    I only two pistols. Both are Glocks so I'm not worried there. I conceal carry a G27 and open carry a G22. Holsters are different but with enough training it's not hard to adapt.

    I wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless they train and practice nonstop.

    Sent from my Federation issued communicator.
  19. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont

    A 1911 - awesome! :cool:
  20. ChiTownPicaro


    Jul 16, 2012
    I prefer to keep the guns in the same family. I usually carry a Glock 19 around but when I can I will conceal a 17. Sometimes if I need to go smaller I will carry a Glock 26. I like 9mm Glocks and prefer to stay within the Glock family.

    I am a big fan of the magazine swapping as well and use Glock 17 mags as my spares.