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What color to carry?

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View Poll Results: what color xd9sc for carry?

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  • black

    90 47.62%
  • od green

    12 6.35%
  • bi-tone

    24 12.70%
  • doesn't matter

    64 33.86%
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Thread: What color to carry?

  1. #31
    Member Array jpdeuce's Avatar
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    I'm prolly biased, but I love my OD Green. I get compliments from whoever I show it to. Only problem is having trouble finding extra spacers for the extended mag. And look at the votes...be unique!
    XD-40 SubCompact with OD Green frame

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    I prefer black. It tends to be less visible. Even if my cover garment does open up, the gun is in the dark shadows. If I feel the need at night to unholster my weapon I can still keep it relatively concealed by holding it near my leg, in my lap, etc., with less "flash" to be noticed like the SS, Chrome, Two-Tone models might be prone to.

    Black is my choice but everyone is entitled to theirs.
    ""If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying, I either won't need more or, more won't help me.""

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    I've had this debate with a friend for while now, shiny vs black. I like the idea of having a chromed/ bi-tone because if I ever had to pull it I want the BD to have no doubt that it is a real gun. In the dark, (e.g. parking garage) all black is harder to see and someone gutsy enough might think it's a stungun/toy/something else. Espcecially for my wife's CCW, if she jumps into proper shooting stance with an obvious gun, you know she means business and only a nut would stand his ground.

    Alternatively, my friends argument is that a shiny gun sticks out in the night giving away your position. While I can see that in a military/LEO sidearm, IMO you shouldn't ever be stalking someone with a CCW piece. Even if armed, flight should be your first choice if available.
    Highwayman Rider

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    Black works for me

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    My Colt officers is all black
    My Para P-12 is all black
    My Glock 23 is all black
    My Colt .38 super is all black
    My 3 Ruger revolvers are stainless

    My XD9sc is OD... I just wanted something different and thought the OD frame and black slide looks cool. No other reason.

    I don't think it's better camoflaged or anything. Not a fashion statement, I just like the color combo to break up the boredom of all black or all stainless.
    Semper Fi

    "The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."

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