A majority of the time it's a full size gun, these days I'm usually packing a HK45. I figure if the flag ever goes up and I'm in a fight for my life I want a gun I'd be comfortably going to war with.
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5% M&P 40c
that's why I got rid of the 40, i LOVED the gun but I sold it to a good friend...I just picked up an LC9 so I'm thinking it'll be more like 50/50 now
Weekends 40 emp work days xdsc 40 don't care if it gets abused while workin p238 when need deep conceal
I love my G19, but I am getting an LCR soon for a backup and deep cover role.
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Whenever my permit gets here, it'll be either my 4003 or M&P 9Pro 4.25". I have IWB holsters for both and can conceal both. I am going to pick up and M&P 9compact for summer. With a fullsize mag reload.
Most of the time I carry the M&P 9c. I like the gun and it is reliable. The rest of the time it is a Ruger LC9. I used to carry a Sig P232 but the Ruger has pretty much replaced that.
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75% - Was Kahr PM9 IWB, now a Kimber Solo both OWB or IWB.
25% - Glock 19 OWB
I prefer a compact of sub compact sized pistol for my primary
So I've been known to carry a Glock 23,26 or a Colt Defender
For back up. I like pocket sized revolvers like snubies or NAA mini revolvers.
"Get rid of that chrome plated sissy pistol and get yourself a GLOCK"
Most of the time PF9 iwb, some of the time p32 in a ankle rig, once in a while and a lot during winter time G26 in a shoulder holster...
It all depends on the clothes.
When I can wear a cover shirt it's a Glock 17.
When I might want to take the cover shirt off later in the day it's a Glock 26.
When I'm down to draw string shorts and a tee shirt it's a TCP738.
I prefer double stack pistols with a ~ 4" Bbl. (Sig P229, G19/23, XD Service), or 5" 1911's for CCP duty the vast majority of the time. I don't like subcompacts that don't offer a full grip.
Lately I've been pocket carrying my CA .44spl w/ an extra speed loader and feel just fine. Those rare occasions where I do feel like a BUG is necessary, I carry my HK P2000sk .40. If I need to go smaller, I use a LCR .38 instead of .44spl in front pocket, but the "sk" is my BUG, unless I decide to pocket carry the "sk".
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90% of the time M&P 40c, 10% of the time M&P 45 full-size. If I need to go smaller...I don't go.
G23 for me, throw it in a modded CBST Deluxe, T-shirt and jeans, and nobody knows you have it.