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I like to see the many different types of firearms people carry to defend themselves. I also like to hear the reasons why you chose that particular gun.

I chose a GLOCK 26 for many reasons.
1. Reliablilty
2. Quality
3. Concealability
4. Capacity
5. Simplicity of maintanence
6. Points naturally
7. Round is IMO a good self defense round and cheap for practice.
8. Accuracy

My 26 fills all of these needs very well. What's you carry gun and why did you choose it?
 

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Basically the same as yours, but change the 26, to a 17

I have a Glock 17, Surefire X200B, XS Big Dots, and Blade tech gear.

I chose a GLOCK 17 for many reasons.
1. Reliablilty
2. Quality
3. Concealability
4. Capacity
5. Simplicity of maintanence
6. Points naturally
7. Round is IMO a good self defense round and cheap for practice.
8. Accuracy

I chose my Glock 17, because it's a GLOCK! I chose Surefire, because they are the best. I chose XS Sights, because they make the most sense to use for self defense.

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I chose my HK long before I had my CCW. the variant options and ambi controls convinced me, as well as the 1911 style safety and HK quality reputation.
i tried a Pt 140 taurus , but wasn't all that thrilled with it. Ended up trading it in for a SA 1911 champion. same safety style as my HK, slim profile for CCW, small enough to carry, big enough to fight with.
 

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When I get a 17 I want to put a Surefire X200B on it also (if thats the one that had a wider beam). I also believe Surefire is the best. I have a G2 and the smaller E2 Outdoorsman. All of my friends are really impressed with my Surefires. The 25 lumen Surefire is just as good at 100yds as the Maglights that hold 6 D cell batteries. We used both side-by-side at midnight in the middle of a lake. I have Trijicon night sights on my 26 but want to try the Heinie's. And I use Comp-Tac gear.
 

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Rocky, HK has really impressed me with their many different control variations. They can fit just about anyones preferences.

Oh and I left out 1 more reason
9. Price, GLOCKs are very reasonably priced
 

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Scout, the B model x200 is the one with the wider beam.

email calvin he can get you a GREAT deal on one

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Ryan - I went thru what many folks perhaps do - which I call an ''evolution''. In fact we had a thread so titled a while back.

My first suitable piece was a snub M85 - did fine for a year or so then I went semi with P95 for some while (figures eh!). I then tried the feel of such things as BHP, M28-2, SW99 - and settled then, for again quite some time, on SP-101.

I did tho really want semi and so finished up trying the SIG 226 - which fortunately does all I want and has finally settled me on my carry for probably a good long time to come - tho 228 and even 220 may well take its place easily - same manual of arms - and that is now very important to me - no wish to keep chopping and changing a carry piece to any significant degree.

I can tho downsize to SW99 and feel OK with it - I can also make a BUG R9 my 1º if need be but for most part - I am settled now in my choice. Just took a while to really find the ideal - for me.
 

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A Kahr P-9 because it is light, flat, (making it easy to carry) accurate, shoots a decent caliber (9mm), reliable and I got a good deal on it.
 

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Glock 19. Reliablilty, Durability, accuracy. I love the K.I.S.S. operation, seeing that I am simple and stupid:dope: ., Its a great 9mm platform.

1911. Durability, relyability, time tested & proven, it has a nice ergonomic feel with a single action trigger, most importantly its as American as apple pie!, Its a great .45 platform.
 

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1911.

Just because, IMO, it's the best platform for the job.

Of course cost wasn't the factor, I have in my 1911's what you would have in a half-dozen Glocks.

It's what I like, what I shoot well, practice with consistently and trust most, all in one package.
 

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I chose a Kimber Compact CDP, out of the magazine advertisement. It was love at first sight, but I wanted to make sure it wasn't just spit and polish. I went to gun shows and asked about Kimber, and heard nothing but high praise. When I finally bought one for myself, and broke it in for some time, I showed it to a friend who'd been around guns longer than I have. He said for the money I spent I could not have gotten anything better.
 

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a smith chief's special because I am called "chiefs-special-guy" and it would be weird if I carried a Glock...
Seriously, older Smith revolvers are completely reliable, shootable, and beautiful. The special is easily carried in my coat pocket or owb small holster.
Nothing to remember under stress- just aim and pull the trigger. Nothing to forget to do if it comes to it. Which I hope it won't.
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I chose a Kimber Compact CDP, out of the magazine advertisement. It was love at first sight . . . . He said for the money I spent I could not have gotten anything better.
I am SO envious! That is such a sweet gun. :congrats: Once my credit cards heal up a bit, it's next on my list.

I live in Florida, so have two 'regular' carry guns:
.40 Springfield XD for cooler weather (jackets/coats) and car carry. It's a bit large for in-the-pants carry, but just feels good in my hand. Very accurate.
.45 Para Nighthog for the other 9 months. Easily concealed (about the same size as the above-mentioned Kimber), shoots well, and a nice trigger.
 

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I bought a Sig 229 .40 because I think it is the perfect pistol..I just bought a Colt Agent .38 from a friend..I may even carry it
 

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Been carrying my CZ-2075 RAMI .40 caliber for some time but recently switched to a Glock 23. Out in the yard, it's my Ruger SP-101 .357 magnum. I always consider reliability the main factor in any of my guns and these three are outstanding.
 

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I picked mine because it is pretty. :hand5: :theyareontome:

Seriously though. I carry many different guns. They all must fire 500 rounds with no gun related failures. I must be able to hit with them. No ergonomic problems allowed. They must be concealable. Nothing below a 38 spc need apply for CCW duties.

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For me, it's my Sig 226. It's worked when it had to, and never let me down. I shoot it as fast as it pretty well will lock up and can put the rounds on target without thinking about it, and I don't feel underarmed with it in the slightest.

I carried one in .357 for a while but when the old lady stole one of my 9mms, I went back to the beat-up old-standard for one simple reason: it was silly for each of us to carry the same gun and not have immediately compatible magazines.
 

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Well,I started buying my pistiols several years ago, revolvers,and autos. After trying several types I usually carry one of the 1911s. Depends on season , type of clothing , and sometimes just what I want to carry on any given day. I will change pieces from time to time just to stay in practice with it. And when I go to the range I spend time with several of them.
 

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[QUOTE='75scout]

I chose a GLOCK 26 for many reasons.
1. Reliablilty
2. Quality
3. Concealability
4. Capacity
5. Simplicity of maintanence
6. Points naturally
7. Round is IMO a good self defense round and cheap for practice.
8. Accuracy

My 26 fills all of these needs very well. What's you carry gun and why did you choose it?[/QUOTE]

Well the Glock 23 was my choice with similar reasoning. I like the .40 over the 9mm for my piece of mind. I like the fact that it has no manual safety so it is just pull and press to go bang. Every gun I carry needs to have this same setup. I will occasionally steal my lady's model 60 to carry and I have my R9 in the office. Now the Sig which has the DAK trigger so no DA to SA transition, and again no manual safety. Pull and press. . . :dead:
 

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1911 for me too, I carry either a Kimber UCDP or Colt Combat Commander depending on the day and dress.

I am with acparmed, same basic reasons and the 1911 just fits me the best so far and deadly accurate.

I do want more capacity though. I see myself evolving to the SIG 220SAS at some point because it is an interesting carry piece that I would like to try out and SIG is known for reliability.

The new XD45 is also interesting and would like to look at this gun for carry too, seems to have it all if you can conceal the grip well.


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