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    Can't take the shotgun this weekend, since I haven't found a decent low-pro case. Instead I'll have a S&W 4" Model 65. I have 56 rounds of .357 158gr JSP along. That plus my XD9 for class and I'm well set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by runningwater View Post
    I'm not in the war anymore.
    I carry a S&W 357 magnum J-frame for protection That's gonna get the job done anywhere I go and it goes with me all the time.
    I looking for something smaller for the wife to carry now too.
    Any ladies have suggestions for her?
    How about an old .38 special S&W Model 60. Weighs about 20 oz so absorbs some of the recoil. If not that, then what about a Kahr PM9, P380, or Ruger LCP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    And that ain't so bad !
    Amen Brother!

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    On longer trips (road trips, for example), I always have my Kimber Custom TLE II along for the ride.
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    I have carried a Colt Python or a 5" 1911. But the usual are smaller: Colt Detective or Colt Cobra .38 - or a Glock 36 (single stack .45 acp). Just easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
    So the wife and I are going on a small road trip to some friends house this weekend. Ever since warm weather hit, I have been carrying my M&P 340 in a pocket as my primary, due to the fact that it is so much cooler and more comfy.

    That being said, I plan to mount up and strap on the G23 in the HBE Com III tomorrow for the 4 hr haul. I feel much more proficient with it, and able to handle a situation should it arise on the road, with this "big" gun. Will carry my 340 along for the ride also and probably use it while going out on short trips during the stay, as my friend will also be packing and have my back. Anybody else think this way?
    I went to the beach (campground setting) for a week recently and took my S&W 442 for most of my carrying in shorts but also took my XD40sc and carried it while driving to and from, night stand, and when we went out. I usually take two on trips to fit various carry needs and situations. Whichever one I wasn't carrying, I locked in my truck safe. Seems like a very reasonable approach to me.
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    Took my RRA LAR-15 rifle yesterday morning with me for some plinking at the outdoor range in Pungo. Even had it slunged across my body while wearing my magazine vest during my range session there. Other than that, it remains at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkruf View Post
    How about an old .38 special S&W Model 60. Weighs about 20 oz so absorbs some of the recoil. If not that, then what about a Kahr PM9, P380, or Ruger LCP.
    I'm gonna check out the Ruger LCP for her or maybe a Berreta
    The Ruger looks interesting on-line
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
    So the wife and I are going on a small road trip to some friends house this weekend. Ever since warm weather hit, I have been carrying my M&P 340 in a pocket as my primary, due to the fact that it is so much cooler and more comfy.

    That being said, I plan to mount up and strap on the G23 in the HBE Com III tomorrow for the 4 hr haul. I feel much more proficient with it, and able to handle a situation should it arise on the road, with this "big" gun. Will carry my 340 along for the ride also and probably use it while going out on short trips during the stay, as my friend will also be packing and have my back. Anybody else think this way?
    I think we were seperated at birth, I do the same thing! Plus a long gun usually a Marlin 44 mag carbine.

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    I routinely carry either a Sig P220 or P226. Depending on the prevailing winds and where we are going you might find an AR carbine with a couple of spare magazines stashed in the truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
    Considered an AR, but If I cant fight my way to my car or out of the scene as a whole with 27 rounds of 40, and 10 rounds of .357, I am in trouble. If I have time to deploy my AR, I am gonna have some splainin to do to a Grand Jury.
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    Use to carry the 5906tsw everywhere. Became not practical due to size and concealability. Picked up its little sister last year, 3913tsw and this little piece has been a change of life. Carry IWB, take on ALL trips so long as there is reciprocity with PA. 15 rounds total. 8 in the pistol and one spare mag with 7. Use Remington Golden Sabers for PP. I have come to the conclusion that this is my best option for travel. Just enough for any circumstance I may encounter.

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    4" 1911 is EDC and a 5" 1911 is in the vehicle - always, regardless of destination or distance.
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    Big Gun

    A SW 442 with extra speed loaders. Or if getting close to city GL 23 in a Miami Classic rig. Out in the boonies GL 21, extra mags in a Uncle Mikes Vertical shoulder holster. Or for trout fishing a Taurus 415 in a Kramer cross draw under my fishing vest. And always a 22 mag or .380 for added insurance.

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    I carried a 4" XD .357 for a while. It is doable, but now I'm carrying a PPS 9mm with a couple of back up mags and find that to be more comfortable. I'm 5'7" so a bigger gun is considerably harder to conceal.

    As soon as I can I will be buying a Glock 32, and my lovely wife will carry the walther.

    I have taller friends who cc full size glocks. They are over 6'. Holster is everything.
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