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This is a discussion on Change seems to be happening within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I shot IDPA for a number of years with Glock 34 and 1911. Today at 76 I find myself leaving the house with a LCR ...
I shot IDPA for a number of years with Glock 34 and 1911. Today at 76 I find myself leaving the house with a LCR 9mm 5 shot revolver and a full moon clip reload. I have shot several thousand dry fire sessions with reloads. If I knew I was going to a gun fight, nope would take sumpin else. If it is a 3shot, 3 second, 3 yard street fight I do not feel under gunned. This is way different than it used to be. I left the house with a Glock g20 and extra mag.
Well I did go from 203# to 170# had to buy new gun belts. It one point I had a hard time getting a round the block. Had aortic valve replaced now doing 4 mile walk daily. About two miles along the river. I have had coyotes close enough to me I pulled my LCR 9mm which has first round under hammer #4 rat shot and peppered them. This happed twice, now they give me a wide birth. The area is Trinity River damage and has houses 1/2 mile away. Thst is to close for me. Both times I reported the shots to local PD. They suggested I kill them. I just do not feel save shoot a two barrel at something 15 yards away when I am not sure where that 124 gr HST is going.
I did get the long 3 finger grip. Which I think is really funky looking but shoots great. Some how it helps control that DAO trigger.
Well this particular stretch there is been a number of mugging sat gun or knife point. I person was killed with a machete. Two people have been attacked by coyotes. I feel a defensive weapon is prudent,
I find at 66 weight and comfort are taking precedent. I started in my youth with a Colt Cobra. That evolved into an officer 1911, to a Kahr CM9, to a Sig P938, to a Sig P365. But more often than not I find myself with a Kahy P380 in my strong side front pocket. I live in a very low crime area and seldom venture out to areas that are not low crime or after dark. When I do though I carry the P365 IWB with one 12 round reload. We all adapt to our personal safety situations, and one size certainly doesn't fit all.
As someone said, the only constant is change.
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I've kind of went the opposite direction, my carry guns have gotten bigger as I have aged.
Twenty some years ago, I was carrying a Kahr MK9. Now, I lean toward medium sized handguns and sometimes, even full size. I shoot them much better than the smaller guns, and feel more confident with them.
Not having to dress for a work day helps; I wear what I want when I want.
I have CC revolvers . But when you can have a small to mid size LC9S Striker fired semi auto 7+1 that is very slim and light . Why other than you want to carry the revolver. Nothing wrong with what ever someone Carriers long as it works for them.
Yes Taurus really does suck. But in fairness they sure turned it around fast on warranty repair. Time will tell
I can now wear about any gun I want to most of the time. Retired from the day job, just night music gigs when I must deep conceal. That said, I'm just not willing to put up with a big service size pistol due to weight and general hassle. Have a fine Beretta M9a3 and a couple of honkin' stainless .357 revolvers sitting right here. A good reliable subcompact 9mm or a good reliable .380 that I have learned to shoot well even in situations unlikely to occur is all I want/need for concealed carry. If it ain't enough, I'm sunk anyway. Others will have different wants and needs. That's cool if it's cool with everyone else....
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"Change seems to be happening."
I change from day to day. Today I'm carrying a 15 ounce (loaded) 5 shot revolver, tomorrow I might carry a 40 ounce (loaded) 16 shot pistol. Yesterday I carried a 35 ounce (loaded) 5 shot revolver.
I have a lot of different guns in my carry rotation and I just carry whatever I'm in the mood for on any particular day. Life is good!🙂
My carry guns haven't gotten smaller necessarily but they have gotten lighter
I started with a CZ75B, then a S&W 4006, then a S&W 6906, then an M&P9, then a Glock19 and finally a Glock 26. All but 2 if those would be considered "full sized" but plastic is lighter than steel
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