This is a discussion on Is your primary CCW a Revolver or Semi Auto? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by nobody I used to be all semi-auto and never understood why anyone would carry a revolver over an auto. After getting my ...
I tend to change what I carry on my own time. For a while I will carry the duty pistol, then default to revolvers. To be clear, my present, and hopefully last, duty pistols, P229 DAKs, point like K-frames, have a trigger reach and stroke similar to K-frames, and shooting either SIGguns or sixguns benefits my performance with the other system, so no transition period is required. From 2002 to 2007, I carried revolvers on my own time. Then, the SIG DAKs I have been carrying at work since 2004 became my usual CC handguns, with revolvers used for backup and occasional walks in the woods.
Now, as "qual" week is upon me at work, I am thinking about upping the number of revolvers with which I will qual for back-up and off-the-clock concealed carry. I may especially be toting a new-to-me S&W Model 19 concealed on my own time, and quite possibly keeping a 4" sixgun next to me, off body, in the patrol car, as I did from 2000 to 2007.
I have put off answering the poll, and will probably wait a bit longer to vote, as it looks like I may be able to truthfully reply "revolver" soon.
A big part of me wishes I could go back to carrying a big stainless steel .357 DA sixgun as my primary duty handgun at work, and yes, I do indeed work for a very large PD that patrols some very rough areas. If I could only have one weapon, higher capacity might be an issue, but with one handgun in the duty holster, a concealed snubby or two, an off-body duty-sized handgun in the front seat area, a shotgun, a carbine, plus the Taser on the duty belt, there is no shortage of weaponry just because the handgun on the belt holds half a dozen rounds rather than a dozen+.
I will concede that an auto is a more efficient way to carry a gun plus a lot of stuff with a limited amount of belt space. I have not eaten enough donuts to expand my waistline as much as many of my LEO colleagues, so duty belt real estate is at a premium.
HK P2000 SK -- 9mm V3.
Colt New Agent -- .45 acp.
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I don't have a revolver - just two semi's.
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Springfield XD 9mm Sub-Compact
Taurus PT111 Millennium Pro 9mm
depending what i am wearing the minium is my lcp..... but i carry my XDSC 9
Ruger LCP 380
NAA 22 mini mag w/holster grip
S&W 38 model 10
I'm simple, I always carry wither my G20 or G29, mostly the G29 in the summer or with light clothes, and the G20 with things that conceal better. But I always have an extra G20 Mag (works for the G29 also).
I just find my revolvers I'm not very accurate with, in addition to only holding half to a third of the ammo.
G20 / G29
Semi-auto....mostly. It depends on some factors such as weather and social settings, but by and large I can be found carrying one of two .45 acps, or .40 S&W. At work, factor in a J-frame +P back-up revolver. On some rare days I get a "wild hair" and carry my .357 mag 2" seven shooter.
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Primary CCW is Charter Arms 44 spl. When I can't take that then I do have the kel tec P3AT in my front pocket.
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Colt Gov't .45...the true fighting handgun.
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G19 or G26 primary EDC.
Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.
Glock 23, with at least one extra mag on the off side hip.
I would like to say it is my custom commander, or my Python or even my RRA Basic Carry, but the truth is one of my J frames finds its way into my coat or pants pocket more often than not. Carrying a full sized handgun just seems to brief better than it executes.
Haven't acutally carried since moving to Maryland last year, but I have hope that the state will see the light someday.