Defensive Carry banner

1 - 20 of 59 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,050 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Those of you who live in areas with seasons that change your method of dress, do you also change your primary carry gun?

I know we all likely dress around our concealed carry rig of choice and based on the required dress code. However, I also change my primary carry gun as the seasons change. Once sweater and jacket weather arrive my S&W 624 in 44 Special becomes my primary. On those in between days a Glock 17 or Sig P228 will go with me. In the summer, when lighter is better, I go to a S&W 642 in 38 Special for my primary.

-Scott-
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
68 Posts
Whenever possible though I carry the same gun year round.

I don't actually change my carry gun but in the summer, but I occasionally only have my BUG since concealing a Kel-Tec P32 is a lot easier in some situations.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17,352 Posts
Yes and No I usually just caryy a Springfield Xd Subcompact 9mm in summer ..

Till Oct i carried just The Xd .. And would Switch to a HK. Now i dont carry the XD subcompact As muchBecuse of winter and the abilty to carry a fullsize easyer.

This year i have started to carry a Springfield Loaded 1911, Glock 17 And my Hk Usp 45... So Mainly i vary what i wear and of course easyer to Hide a Fullsize in Winter...

Hideing Hk is still hard to hide Compared to the xd, Glock 17 and a 1911 these are my Favs ... Also getting a 36 ...Only thing i havnt carryed is a Wheelie but just havnt bought one small enough yet.

I love my Hk but even with my size im finding it harder to hide than The other wondering about a fullsize Glock 45 if it would be easy to Hide Also ..

I really Prefer a 45 to carry Even though i know a 9mm Will do it i feel better with a Big bullet Esipically in Winter Cloths. :brutal7:


This year since it will be my Second carrying and i have more guns that will fit the bill i might change carry gun a lot Might switch on a whim..

But i have a Bunch of hours training with each gun..
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
143,465 Posts
Hi Scott

I'm guilty ~ Yes, I do.
I always try to keep my usual .45 caliber though & get some shootin' time in to mentally ingrain the different firearm.
I switch over to "Hot Weather Carry" usually to the lighter weight Glock 36 & only 1 spare mag.
I spend the vast majority of my time in a low to almost no crime area though.
Usually the scariest thing about where I live is that absolutely nothing ever happens here. It's like Limbo Land ~ Also Known as "The Day The Earth Stood Still" only the Earth stands still EVERY DAY! :kzb:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,993 Posts
I carry whatever the venue calls for regardless of the weather. Low threat environment and it's a Glock M27 in 40 w/ one sp mag. Anyplace else, including trips its a .45 of some sort and LOTS of spare mags. At least two, for sure. The only thing that is subject to weather is mode of carry. Hot weather (South Florida) may call for a Blade Tech IWB and a slightly oversize Hawaiian shirt worn outside. In cool weather, it'll be one of the same guns as per the situation and a SAM ANDREWS shoulder holster.
http://www.andrewsleather.com/
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,091 Posts
just 1911's, but more than likely Dbl Stack in the colder months and sgl stack in the warmer months.

~A
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20,046 Posts
I switch back and forth between my 4" and 5" 1911s now, but will probably carry the 4" more (less steel to heat up during summer in the desert) :85:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
940 Posts
Winter lets me carry MORE guns. Two full-sized or more is a lot easier since I can offload some of the spare mags etc to the coat.

I also have to swap out the ammo in my .44 special - I don't use Glasers during the winter months here because I don't have much faith in them versus some of the coats I see.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
91 Posts
Yep. In the cooler months I can wear a vest or coat to cover my Glock 36. In hot weather, it's a S&W 638 or Kahr PM9 in my pocket or under a shirt.
 

·
1943 - 2009
Joined
·
10,370 Posts
During the hottest tee-shirt & shorts weather, I substitute my S&W M60 for my .45 Commander.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
19,002 Posts
yep, HK USP in the winter. Taurus PT in the summer.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,481 Posts
.45 auto USPc in the winter, S&W 640 or USPc in the summer. Colt Cobra is the year-round Ankle Buddy. :cool:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
I usually wear either a SIG 220 or a SIG 226. On the hottest days of summer, I'll drop down to a S&W 642 when it's really hot out and I'm out for an extended stay in minimal clothing (although, I might still wear the SIG in a different method). In the very coldest days of winter, the S&W comes out again. When I have to dress in long layers of clothing, and my waist and belt become so burried that I wouldn't stand a chance of reasonable presentation speed, the little snubby goes into an outside coat pocket.

Chuck
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,050 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
Pyrolyzer said:
I usually wear either a SIG 220 or a SIG 226. On the hottest days of summer, I'll drop down to a S&W 642 when it's really hot out and I'm out for an extended stay in minimal clothing (although, I might still wear the SIG in a different method). In the very coldest days of winter, the S&W comes out again. When I have to dress in long layers of clothing, and my waist and belt become so burried that I wouldn't stand a chance of reasonable presentation speed, the little snubby goes into an outside coat pocket.

Chuck
With Virginia's plunge into what is more of upper Midwest temperatures I've come to learn that last part. Layers of clothing so my normal CCW Rig doesn't work because I can't get to my gun.

It was 8 yesterday morning and 10 this morning. Our record lows are 5-8 degrees. So darn cold for us. :eek:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17,352 Posts
Tell me About it -4 and -10 here the last few mornings ...Almost glad i havnt been carrying a steel framed gun hand might freeze to it ... Hard to get anygun just right for a decnt draw in this crap way to cold
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
330 Posts
No. 4" kimber, year-round, but its carried IWB so I dont have to worry about the cold-gun syndrome very much. I have tossed my Kahr PM9 or Taurus M85 in my coat pocket for the same reason Scott mentioned.

We're cold in NC too. However we're at least in the 20s.
 
1 - 20 of 59 Posts
Top