Revolver or Semi-Auto for concealed carry?

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    Question Revolver or Semi-Auto for concealed carry?

    Which do you carry concealed more often, a revolver or semi-auto and why?
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    Lightbulb My ccw

    is a pistol in 45acp...because of it's slim profile and caliber. I have carried my 44magnum on occassion...but it is more bulky and therefore harder to conceal.
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    Revolver (usually 642) because I prefer pocket carry.My G23 doesn't cut it for pocket carry.
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    Depends how I want to dress.

    • I pocket carry a Smith and Wesson J-frame in a Mika Pocket holster.
    • I carry a semi-automatic Para PDA in an inside-the-waistband CompTac MTAC.
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    Always a SA. Three times the round count and the 40 caliber S&W's have a lot more punch than 38+p.
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    i have both. but I carry my xd9sc. works for me.
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    I was carrying my Kel-Tec PF-9 mostly. Now I prefer the SP101 .357Mag. If the SHTF and I use the SP101 and I miss, well the concussion might knock ‘em out and the Fire Ball might cook ‘em. But if my Glock 36 ever shows up, I will be Carrying that I am sure.

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    Both, S&W .40 on my hip and S&W 40ct on my ankle. If the big one fails the little one will come to its rescue.
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    Mostly a Semi -Auto, one of my BUGs is a revolver, just depends. Sometimes the snubbie is the primary ...it all depends. I prefer the Semi-Auto for round count and comfortable shooting. I try to have 2 weapons on me but sometimes I don't/can't.

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    On Duty I carry an Autoloader.

    Off Duty I'm carrying an Autoloader as a Primary with a Revolver as a BUG. I carry a BUG about 85% of the time. Last year, and for the previous two years I carried a Revolver off duty as a Primary.

    Each platform has it's pluses and minuses. If I had to load/unload my gun a lot I'd prefer the Revolver because of bullet set-back issues. If I'm not having to load/unload the gun a lot then either is fine. I do admit though to carrying three Revolvers when my Primary is a Revolver. That takes care of the capacity issue for me, plus I carry two reloads per gun.

    The Revolver can be simpler to operate under stress, which is a huge plus in a gunfight. The Autoloader usually has more ammo and can be reloaded faster, unless your name is Jerry and you shoot for S&W.

    I find Revolvers to be very concealable on me. It's harder to hide a Glock 19 on my person than a 4" N-Frame, but that's just me. In short, they both work.

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    I switch between a j frame revolver and my glocks. I also will carry a Kahr PM9 in pocket or IWB too. The Kahr and J frames are easiest to conceal. But, the Glocks aren't hard to conceal with appropriate cover garments.

    Quick run to the store for groceries? Kahr PM9 or j frame revolver get the call.

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    Most days while working from home I carry a J-frame. On days when I have errands, depending on where the errands take me, it's the "J" or my 1911.
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    Colt .38 detective special , i am a private citizen (30years carrying in New York ), it conceals well in my Alessi holsters ankle , belt , and shoulder rigs and i feel well protected having drawn 3 times in self defensive fortunatly not having to fire .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    I do admit though to carrying three Revolvers when my Primary is a Revolver. That takes care of the capacity issue for me, plus I carry two reloads per gun.

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    Wow! you carry three revolvers at once. Im in law enforcement as well and I carry a G22 on duty backed up with a LCP on my ankle. Usually my off duty gun is one of three, my PM9 most often, a model 85 ultralite second, and a G27 last. I love my G27 the best of the three but it is the hardest of the three to hide plus its the heaviest. But I nevery carry more than one at time when im off duty.
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    Semi, easier to conceal and carries more rounds on average.
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