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I got a hodge podge of sorts. As soon as I got my CPL (Illinois) I went in guns a blazing. I have 5 EDC but for the most part they have different controls and triggers with the exception of my two HK's. Looking back I am thinking I should have stuck with the same manufacturer for sll my EDC's. Your thoughts please...

Included HKP30, Glock G23, Sig P229CA, Hk P2000sk and Ruger LCR38/357. I realize this can be a personal thing for most folks. I certainly would appreciate some advise.

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I like variety. As long as you are proficient with each I don't see any issues with it. Most people are probably similar to you and have various things in their gun safe.
 

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I guess as long as you are confident with each gun then it doesn't matter how many guns you use in your rotation as your EDC. I don't have enough experience to be switching out EDC guns. I'm happy and confident with my Shield 40, at least for now :smile:
 

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My carry rotation has similar variety. Personally, I don't see a problem with that, as long as you shoot each gun enough to run it almost second-nature. But I can see the perspective of those who major on only one platform/manual-of-arms. It makes sense. I just like guns too much for that... :wink:
 

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I don't see an issue with your choices. My carry guns are 229(most of the time), Walther PPS, 226, and occasionally my sp101 .357. It just depends on my mood. I think people over complicate the thing sometimes. While all my guns are different, all of them are point and shoot with no safeties.
 

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I have two guns that I carry. One has no safety the other I can leave the safety off and I do. For me that's the only part that has to be standard, I would be ok if they both had safeties too, but they have to be consistent. Other than that, I don't think it matters too much, I don't like to have to keep up with a bunch of different calibers either though so they are both 9mm. This is the reason I don't carry my 1911 even though I could in theory, it just doesn't fit my system.
 

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As long as you can draw, point, and shoot smoothly, accuratley, without problem, I don't see anything wrong. I think when people have problems is if they mix guns carried on safe and guns that arent. If you draw and forget to flip off a safety, that could suck.
 

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I have five in my rotation also. 3 Rugers, 1 Kahr and 1 SA. I just practice and rotate. Don't have a problem with the variety.
 

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I subscribe to the philosophy of having the same manual of arms for home defense and CCW. For example, currently I have a sig p226 for home defense and p225 for CCW. Both require the same muscle memory. Trigger, mag release, sites, decocker, all virtually the same. I stick with my CCW year round so that I become intimately familiar with the firearm.


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I like variety, any gun is a good gun. I have a little .25 derringer, purchased 17 years ago, never fired it, probably never will. It was cheap and I am keeping it.
 

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My rotation has

Glock 26 9MM
Glock 43 9MM
Glock 42 .380
Ruger LCP .380
Smith & Wesson .340 snub nose revolver
NAA .22MAG mini revolver (backup gun)

I pocket carry. No other method works for me. So my variety is based on what gun fits what pants I am wearing that day. The mini revolver is carried as a backup gun. Its so small it fits anywhere.
 

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It really depends on a variety of factors. My first pistol was a G17. Then I got an XDs. The triggers a pretty similar, but I'd rather have had a G43 for a small pistol. Being Kalifornia, I can't get one of those. My wife got a 938 when they were still legal in Kali, and now she can't use it due to an injury. It is a very nice looking gun. So when I needed a gun for trail running, I would have gotten a second, less attractive 938, but since I can't get those anymore, I went with a 238. The reason is that it is so similar to the 938 that it seemed like a better idea to do that than something else, like a 9mm shield or something.

So, sometimes, while same manual if arms, etc, may seem to be the best choice, sometimes circumstances dictate that such a choice is not available to you. In that case, just get as proficient as you can with each tool you have. When I had some training years ago in the corporate world as a "floor ranger" (someone charged with getting the employees out in an emergency), some of our rescue training included the notion that we should "handle" each of our tools often, daily if possible, so we are really familiar with them. Same applies here...before you put it in your holster in the morning and heading out, hold it, rack it, dry fire or snap cap a few rounds. Make sure your muscles remember it when your mind fails you during a stressful situation. Good luck with whatever you choose.
 

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I got a hodge podge of sorts. As soon as I got my CPL (Illinois) I went in guns a blazing. I have 5 EDC but for the most part they have different controls and triggers with the exception of my two HK's. Looking back I am thinking I should have stuck with the same manufacturer for sll my EDC's. Your thoughts please...

Included HKP30, Glock G23, Sig P229CA, Hk P2000sk and Ruger LCR38/357. I realize this can be a personal thing for most folks. I certainly would appreciate some advise.

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G23 with extra parts should work well.:danceban:
 

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My EDC rotation = Glock 23, Glock 27, Shield 9, and KLCR .357. Just added a Sig Pro 9mm for a very specific role too.
 

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All bigger gun I would get a pocket rocket to go with the stub a lcp or p3at or the such ..

And the CA229 is a CA model I would ditch that for a good 229 way too much un needed crap on the CA models

And I assum all no safty guns I am alwasy leary of mixing safty and no safty on a regular basic
 

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All bigger gun I would get a pocket rocket to go with the stub a lcp or p3at or the such ..

And the CA229 is a CA model I would ditch that for a good 229 way too much un needed crap on the CA models

And I assum all no safty guns I am alwasy leary of mixing safty and no safty on a regular basic
Yes, all my guns are without safeties. The P229 I have is the Carry Version which was on a limited production run. Is that what you are recommending, ditch the Carry for a full size P229? A P229 SAS would make for a nice switch.
 

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As long as you practice frequently with all the platforms you should be fine. If like many of us you don't have lots of practice range time you might want to pare your selection down to one platform in two sizes ie. G-19 & G-26. Another advantage to this route is that magazines are interchangeable. Good luck!
 

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I prefer the same platform if possible.compact or full size M&P here. I do carry a Kahr during hot weather occasionally.
 
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