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How many have down sized?

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  • From large to Med.

    17 10.69%
  • From med small

    19 11.95%
  • Will stay with full size

    17 10.69%
  • Have always carried small

    27 16.98%
  • upsized from small to large

    15 9.43%
  • What ever I feel like from day to day

    64 40.25%
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    Recently started with my LCP do to its concealment abilities but I REALLY need to spend more time at the range to get comfortable. Makes me want to get something bigger for accuracy purposes.


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    I carry a SR9 in a CB Super Tuck and my G26 in a IWB holster and even pocket carry sometimes and my LCP with CT Laser in a pocket holster on the lighter days.

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    I carry as large as I can get away with, up to and including 4-inch K-Frame Smith & Wesson revolvers or a full-sized Government Model Colt. No downsizing desired here.
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    What is a Glock 30sf considered? Medium sized or full sized?
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    I voted "Whatever I feel like from day to day", but really, it's been a slow downsize. I used to carry a Sig 226, then a Glock 21 daily. Then, I was able to go down to a G26 most of the time. Later, I was able to go even smaller (Kahr PM9, then a P45) & now it just depends on what I'm doing. If I need small, it's a Taurus PT709, Kahr P45, or a Glock 26. If I need bigger & more capacity, then it's a Glock 19. I no longer carry a full size gun.
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    I downsize on the weight by switching to an alloy frame .45 especially in summer with shorts. The holster that I have for that particular firearm distributes the lighter weight really well and the steep forward cant conceals very well under just a T-Shirt.
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    Even though SIG and Glock considers the 229 and G32 compacts, I say they are full size. So, no. I still prefer a full size gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    I choose based on my activities for the day.
    plus the weather, for me.

    smallest/lightest: Kahr CM-9 and S&W 642.

    biggest/heaviest: S&W 625, 4"

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    Depends on what I am doing, the weather, dress code for the day etc. Usually I try to dress around the gun, and carry the biggest I can get away with. Sometimes that is the P225.
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    I started out with the so called subcompact Glocks. They're not. Way too fat. Then I started carrying a .32 Beretta, and later a 380 LCP. It just became evident that I was getting lazy and lulled into a false sense of security by carrying these tiny caliber guns. So, I got a Ruger LC9 9mm, and carried some +p hollow point carry ammo. Then, Springfield released the XDs in my favorite round (.45), in a gun roughly the size of the LC9! Been loving it. Now, I can carry a very good caliber, in a nice small package.

    I really think these .380's are dangerous. They just IMHO don't have the stopping power needed, so you're basically carrying around a noise maker that will call attention to your position, but might not actually stop the threat.
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    Usually a 38 snub or a PF-9, but the 45 officer and the Hi-power clone still get carried. Just recently got a S&W M64 snub and am looking at getting a decent holster for it for carry also. But would have to say the j-frame size snubs get most of the carry probably 90% of the time nowadays.

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    .357 LCR took the starting job of my Sig P220st. Once it gets colder out and layers of clothes are appropriate the Sig may get the nod again. Especially since I got a new IWB holster from American Holster Co
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    I go back and forth depending on what I'm doing/wearing. If it's hot and I'm just wearing shorts and t-shirt I pocket carry a LCR. Other times I will carry a Kahr CM9 in a Remora. And if I have a cover garment on I carry my XD9.
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    I did downsize. Went from my 45 to a Ruger LC9, but I voted whatever I feel like day to day, because there are times when my 45 comes with me. I go with the smaller lighter rigs in summer and warm weather but as the temp drops and I wear a jacket I find it easy to bring something larger. As far as the weight, yes light is nice but I don't want to get used to the lighter weights.

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    G26/27 is "big" for me these days.

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