I carry a auto 95% of the time
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I carry a auto 95% of the time
I appreciate the featherweight of the Taurus titanium snubbie 41 Mag 5 shot revolver OWB for hiking or woods carry. If I ever get to go to Grizzley or Brown bear country like Alaska, I'll hang a 5 1/2" Vaquero on a vertical shoulder rig. Ruger's SAA is the most simplicity and power for the $$$. That said, my Series 80 Combat Commander (night sights and laser grips) is seldom out of arm's reach. I voted auto all the way. Even my BUG is an auto (am waiting to see the Kel-Tec 9mm single stack.)
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I carried both for years on and off duty. As backup and primary. Now 95% of the time it is an auto. But sometimes it is hard to beat the feel of the S&W Model 60 in the pocket with Hydro-shock +p+ in the gun.
If I ever have to go to grizzley country I'm taking Bud and his S&W Howitzers - plenty of firepower and a big ole' walking barricade for cover!Originally Posted by gunthorp
Honestly, it depends on the situation- how I'm dressed, weather conditions,etc. Although I do prefer a semi-automatic for greater capacity and faster reloading, I don't hesitate to use a revolver as a BUG or as my primary when necessary.
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Semi mainly, but I often carry a revolver as a BUG or primary when the situation dictates. I always carry a speedloader when I do, though.
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I vote Semi-Auto because my interest leans more towards tactical/military weapons. But I really want to get a S&W 637 for a ccw when my GLOCK 26 won't work. I know some of you are saying how could something so compact not be concealable. Well for me thickness is the main factor and GLOCKs are quite thick, so for some situations an 11oz J-Frame revo will be perfect.
I rock a Rossi .357 for ccw all the time. Hides well on me.
I carry both types, and to be honest, it depends on the type of weather, season, time of day, etc. (Due to being a former FFL, and in the business, I am lucky to have that luxury of many different weapons available to me) The wheelies are used for certain situations, as well as the Semi-auto guns..
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I carry a snubbie 357 now because it is all the handgun I have. When my Kimber Pro Carry 1911 gets here, that will be my carry gun after the 10mm conversion. 9+1 vs 5. Reliablitiy isn't an issue anymore. They are the same as the other. I like more rounds at my disposal.
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I prefer semi auto, Sig P-220, I trust it with my Life daily.
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I have to go with semi auto cuz thats what I carry. My XD 40 goes every where with me LOL. But... with all this talk on here about the wheel guns I am half tempted to dust off the old S&W 15-3 stubbie and put a few rounds down range.
CCW is not only a right its a responsability.
How 'bout both? My primary is a Colt 1911 and my secondary will soon be a Smith J-frame on my ankle. They both have a place. I can't carry a wheelgun IWB because they're just too thick. OTOH, I won't carry an auto on my ankle or in a pocket because of reliability concerns. Different tools for different purposes.
P.S. You're not too young, actually you're a year older than me!
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