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I currently still carry my G17, but soon I will be carrying a G20 or the G29..
Got rid of my FNP40 which I carried but felt it printed too easily (I carry IWB at 2 o'clock) and now have a Beretta PX4 Storm, also 40. Much better.
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Marine Corps General James Mattis, to Iraqi tribal leaders
Ruger MkII, Kel Tek P3AT, Hi Point JH45, SA XDm9, SA XD9sc, SA 1911 MilSpec Loaded, SA 1911 MilSpec Loaded Micro
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Switching over to a SIG P245
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My first carry gun, a Charter Arms Bulldog in 44 Spl.It's a 5 shot chrome 3" barrel with a bobbed hammer. I had a gun smith go over it when I first got it.I carry 300gr. aluminum Silvertips that expand to 65cal.It's very nice to shoot for it's light weight. I also have an AMT Backup in .380 auto.
M&P 340 loaded with 158 gr Buffalo Bore LSWCHP's is my first choice. LCP with Gold Dots is my choice when wearing light clothing or shorts.
I get a kick outta teaching a Firearms Training class to Academy Recruits and after about 6 hours of lecture I will casually pull the unloaded LCP from my front pocket and watch the eyes bug out. The lesson, you can't always tell who is carrying by looking.
Grayguns Sig P229R 357Sig in a Sparks VMII IWB or RGrizzle Workin Man OWB
or Cylinder & Slide Kahr P45 in a Comp-Tac Infidel IWB
"When Fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." Sinclair Lewis
Sigs: GrayGuns P229R, P220ST, P220R SAO, P228, P226, P239, GSR 1911 HKs: P7, P30L, USP45f, HK45 Others: S&W 1006, 1076, Colt Delta Elite, Fusion Scout XL 10mm
In hot weather- sig 239 IWB. In cold weather- sig 229 40s&w OWB or G21 with a shoulder rig.
Kimber Ultra Carry in AKJ Concealco IWB holster
A PM9 but looking for the right OWB holster for my 66-2 357!
"I would rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!" - Dorothy Parker
I have been a lurker on this forum for a few weeks now and this is my first post. I have had my CHL for a little over a year now, and I have learned some do's and don'ts when it comes to concealing my side arm. On day 1 of receiving my licence, I started off by carrying the SA XD9645. Its the smallest XD platform firearm in .45 caliber that fits my hand well and performs with stellar marks, however is still a rather large pistol. I always went with the idea that the larger/heavier/faster the bullet, the better the results in times of need. I realized after a while that I was constantly uncomfortable due to the size and imprint the IWB holster was showing, and I did not want to brandish my weapon at any time. I asked a local LEO what his thoughts were on CCW choice and he recommended that I should look into a smaller framed pistol. His idea is that "no one wants to get shot, and 95% of the time (does not matter the caliber) the mere threat is enough to stop the situation. I invested into a LCP, CZ82,P-94 Radom, TT-33, and P238. I carry all of these depending on weather, and I do not worry so much anymore that I do not carry a .45 ACP. IMO, I will NOT however carry anything lower than a .380.
Currently, I am carrying CZ 82 in 9x18 mak caliber, and with a P238 as my BUG in .380.
I carry a Kahr MK4043 (40 S & W) which is stainless steel, in an Andrews Custom Leather pocket holster (front pocket). I have carried this for about 4 years now with no incident.
I have ordered a Para-USA "CCW" .45, (also stainless steel) and a Ted Blocker IWB holster. I can let you know what I think after I receive it and carry it for awhile.
USMC, Ret. Amputee Vietnam Veteran
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