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Is your primary CCW a Revolver or Semi Auto?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobody View Post
    I used to be all semi-auto and never understood why anyone would carry a revolver over an auto. After getting my ccw a few years ago I found that very few autos are what I would call comfortable for all day carry. About 3-4 hours and i was ready to get it off me. Along came the LCR .357 in a Nemesis pocket holster and I sold all of my autos. I can carry the LCR all day and even forget it's there. I sometimes worry about capacity so I carry two speedstripes in my pocket for a total of 17 rounds. Yeah the reload my take longer but unless you're in gang territory I don't believe that would be a big problem. I have also thought of getting another LCR in .38 to carry as a backup and load my strips with .38+p for reload in either gun. That would be 10 rounds before a reload. So, put me down as a converted revolver man.
    Put me down as agreeing with his reply...I still had to check auto BUT...
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    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.

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    I don't have a revolver - just two semi's.
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    depending what i am wearing the minium is my lcp..... but i carry my XDSC 9
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    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.
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    Next week, my S&W snubbie wheelgun will be joined in rotation with the newest edition to my family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Bill View Post
    Next week, my S&W snubbie wheelgun will be joined in rotation with the newest edition to my family.

    J-frame snubbie's Big bro.

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    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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    G19 or G26 primary EDC.
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    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.

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