What size handgun do you EDC?

What size handgun do you EDC?

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  • Single stack: 3.1" - 4" barrel; 6-8 capacity; (Shield, etc)

    50 21.28%
  • Subcompact: 10-13 capacity (Glock 26, M&P 9c, etc)

    39 16.60%
  • Compact: 14-15 capacity (Glock 19, M&P 2.0 Compact, etc)

    30 12.77%
  • Full-size: (Gock 17 or > 4" barrel, etc)

    28 11.91%
  • Hybrid: (P365, Hellcat, etc)

    15 6.38%
  • Mouse/Pocket: (LCP, CM9, =< 3" barrel)

    21 8.94%
  • J-Frame and similar

    26 11.06%
  • K - N Frame and similar

    6 2.55%
  • Other

    20 8.51%
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    What size handgun do you EDC?

    As the title says, what size handgun do you EDC the most? If you always carry two guns or have a rotation, then post what you would carry all year around if you could only choose one. I've been seeing threads about P365/Hellcats, Single stack LC9s and 40s&w's, tiny Diamondback DB9s and Kahr PM9s, etc. I know some people EDC full sized G17s down to G43s... I figured I do a poll to see what the majority of DC size handguns the majority of DC members are carrying. post

    If you participate in the poll, Feel free to post what make/model.
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    More often than not it's either a G17 or a P30L which are "full size."

    On rare occasion I carry a G42.

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    A Colt LW Commander, , G26, or S&W 442.

    If I had to choose one to carry all the time.....nah, can’t make myself go there.
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    45 Shield these days. It light, shoots soft, and I am as accurate with it as my full size Sig 220.
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    Usually a full-sized M&P or compact Glock 23. Now that spring is coming probably the G23 more often.
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    MY EDC for the last 5 years and 4 months is a sig P320c now wearing the x series compact grip module . I also have a lw commander in 45 that gets some carry time too . Carried at 3:00 in a MTAC high on my side . I can conceal it under only a Carhartt Delmont t shirt well do to that shirt being cut a little fuller around the waist . I carried a tp40 kahr before that and a firestar m40 going back to about '91 and a colt officers model for a few years before that .
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    I'm carrying a Springfield mil-spec and a S&W 642 .

    If the weather ever breaks I'll be switching back to my Glock 23 & 642 carry.
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    Also, there's this thread:
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    Commander size 1911. All day, everyday.

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    P-365, Shield 9mm, LCP here.
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    For me personally I gauge concealability by grip height first and thickness second and prefer a pistol that is around 6-7" long with 4-5" grip height. My 2 preferred CCW's are a P365 and Glock G26 with my G19 coming in third (and my SP101 when I just want to tote a wheelgun).

    That's one factor of the Glocks that I think gets overlooked is that they always come in about 1/4" shorter in grip height that pistols with the same capacity. Most pistols that are designed to compete with the G19 (15-rounders) are still in the 5.25" in height range while the G19 is 5.04". I know it's subtle but that's what grabs my shirt when I bend down and hikes it up when I straighten up...so it's my main concealability factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by APX-9M View Post
    As the title says, what size handgun do you EDC. If you always carry two guns or have a rotation, then post what you would carry all year around if you could only choose one.

    I have a snubby of some flavor in my pocket everyday. I have a rotation of snubbies, because I like variety.

    Like I like Baskin Robins, because I get tired of eating vanilla everyday.

    As far as the size of my edc, it ranges from my 442 up to my 2.25" SP101.
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    4" Performance Center Shield most of the time. .45 Shield on rare occasion.
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    If I had voted, it would be other, as I would need to check 3 boxs. Sub-compact, full size, and K-N Frame and other. You should fix poll so some here could multi-pick.
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    Most of the time it's my Glock 27 Gen4 but sometimes I do carry my Glock 23 Gen4.
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