New Gun Day X2
This is a discussion on New Gun Day X2 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am having rotator cuff surgery soon, and have been thinking about how I am going to be able to defend myself with one arm. ...
Post By Brad426
Post By gasmitty
August 13th, 2012 11:18 PM
New Gun Day X2
I am having rotator cuff surgery soon, and have been thinking about how I am going to be able to defend myself with one arm. I normally carry a Kimber Ultra CDPIIOWB in a galco holster at about the 7:30-8:00 position. My surgery will be on my left shoulder, so not only will I be single handed, it'll be weak side single handed.
I had been planning on a revolver, thought I would borrow the wife's 442, and be done with it. "Not so fast, she says get your own gun and leave mine alone"!
So.. I took that as permission to buy a new gun Went to the gun show this weekend to see what I could see. Nothing but junk and overpriced junk at that.
So off to Gunbroker I go. I was thinking .357, 3 inch barrel or so. Found one local, no bids on it yet, so I drove down there this morning. I had a Kimber in the safe
that I hadn't shot in a while, it wasn't really one of my favorite guns, so I took it along, you never know.... Anyways, I came back with these...
A Colt Detective Special, No wear or damage, original grips and one of my all time favorite guns. A DS was the 1st gun I ever shot as a kid and it's always
been on the wish list.
A S&W 66-1 in stainless. It is stamped WHP, so it was a police gun at some point. As near as I can tell it has never been fired, absolutely NO blemishes, or
indications of firing. Both guns came from the same estate. The cool part? On the trade in... I got both guns and enough money back for ammo for my next trip to the range.
I am looking for ideas on how to carry weak handed and eventually on the strong side also.
Thanks for the time guys!
August 13th, 2012 11:30 PM
Nice gun. I would have to say appendix carry.
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
August 13th, 2012 11:48 PM
The DS should do nicely in a pocket holster; mine is just the slightest bit snug in the Pocket Packer I use for the J frame.
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August 14th, 2012 12:06 AM
Thanks Smitty! Have you ever been to AJI Sports? they're in AJ. Really nice guys, easy to deal with....
August 14th, 2012 12:16 AM
Thank you. I'm afraid appendix is out, my gut is too big for that :(
Originally Posted by Brad426
August 14th, 2012 01:25 AM
When life gives you lemons.... Its hard to beat a trade like that, two guns are better than one. Nice guns too. Btw love your location. Lol
August 14th, 2012 01:59 AM
I'd go with cross-draw, myself, but you do what is comfortable for you. A revolver is a good choice for weak hand use.
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August 14th, 2012 12:31 PM
When I was weak hand only due to an injury, I went to a high capacity 9mm. I had to reload one handed also since I had a broken hand. What are your thoughts on ammo capacity?
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