How big is your carry weapon?

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  • Full size: 1911 Government model, Glock 17/21/22

    97 24.19%
  • Compact: 1911 Commander, Glock 19/23

    134 33.42%
  • Subcompact: 1911 Officers model, Glock 26/27/30, J-frame

    136 33.92%
  • Micro: P3AT, Kahr PM9

    34 8.48%
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    Glock 22 for now, but as soon as I finish wringing out my new Dan Wesson CBOB, that'll be my primary. Of course, the P3AT will always have a spot in my attire.
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    Colt defender-iwb edc -- airweight 'J' in pocket holster otherwise.
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    S&W 642 J frame revolver in a Mika pocket holster, or Walther P99c, worn IWB, depending upon where I am going and my perceived threat level.
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    I did not answer the poll , I normaly carry two, a Kahr p9 and a Kahr pm9. The p9 would fit somewhere between compact and sub , the pm is a micro as the poll goes . Point is i carry the smallest and lightest i can shoot well . Frankly i could care less about mag cap since i wont be in a protracted firefight ( yes that is wont since i have the option of leaving ) . My standards for ccw is " can i qualify with it " and with current standards i can with either . an informal test is shooting clay pidgins at 25 yards . Not that you will ever need to do this , but it establishes a baseline for you and you pistol that is hard to argue with should " push come to shove " and you find yourself in the wrong place .
    I carry the smallest , lightest handgun(s) that meet my needs . Kudos to all who carry a " Full size " gun but its not for me anymore .
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    I think my standard sized Smith SW99 counts as full size.
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    HK USPc .45 for me in the summer. +1 extra mag (sometimes 2)

    HK USPf .45 or .40 in the winter. +1 extra mag (sometimes 2)

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    Usually carry my Colt Mk IV Series 80 .380. Some times get the bug to to carry my Sig 210. The Sig is large in profile but is about the thinnest of the full size 9mms. A few times i have put the .30 Luger barrel on it for carry.

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    XD .45 Service and PPK/S

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    Pretty tight poll with compact leading by 2 .. over subcompact i thought sub would run away with it

    i carry a 4 1/4 1911 course most all ready know that here

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    Still carrying the Glock -29.I am still on the prowl for something better, just have'nt found it yet. But the looking is a lot of fun.
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    Kimber 5" custom tle
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    Springfield 5" Black Stainless 1911. I live in the free state of Utah, so I don't have to worry about printing (although I've never been made because I can dress for carrying with it). However, my "all-dressed-up" carry is a Kahr K9, because it's much more concealable with a suit jacket.
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    As soon as my holster and belt show up, I'll be carrying my J-frame M&P 340 as often as I can legally here in Michigan. For now I throw it in my pocket if I am wearing clothes that can accommodate it.

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    I go as small as I can, because I don't have a large body frame, but I won't go into the micros because I do still believe that once the shot is put on target, the bigger the hole, the better the chance of my survival. A .40 cal. subcompact is a good compromise, in my view.

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    My concealed carry permit is being processed by the State Police. I plan to carry a CZ P01 (9mm, 14 + 1 round) in the winter and a Bersa Thunder 380 in the summer. The occasional Rossi 357 snub for variety.

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