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BlayGlock
05-26-2011, 13:17
So what are y'all currently carrying.

Since I've been in the process of moving I have not has as much time to devote to cleaning and maintenance so I been carrying the 1 true polymer 1911, my H&K 45c. I've put a couple hundred rounds through it and have not cleaned or lubed it once. it has not missed a beat. Now that I'm about settled in here in PA I'm going to break out the Guncrafter :supergrin:

Hokie1911
05-26-2011, 13:21
You know, it's a difficult choice. Every day I generally mull through the decision and look at my choices, and ultimately.....I end up carrying this one daily. :dunno:

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/5-24KC001.jpg

REA9mm
05-26-2011, 13:39
I rotate between a 1911, a G19, and an SP101. I've also got an LCP that I carry as a BUG mostly, but sometimes as a primary if none of the others can be carried. The G19 doesn't see a lot of belt time in the summer and I've been favoring the SP101 lately b/c it's the newest and it's all nice and shiny. :)

drc767
05-26-2011, 13:39
Still carrying my boring-ass Wilson in .38 Super. :)

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/IMG_3428.jpg

REA9mm
05-26-2011, 13:46
Still carrying my bad-ass Wilson in .38 Super. :)


I fix it for you :wavey:

atl-g33
05-26-2011, 13:50
DW V-bob most of the time or the g33 if I am tucking my shirt in without a cover jacket.

lawdog734
05-26-2011, 13:53
My no name, love that thing

Jeffe
05-26-2011, 13:54
Starting to carry my Valor...so new, so un-scratched that carry mostly means holding and looking. But in the end it will get small of the back carried.

jhooten
05-26-2011, 13:57
Stainless Commander Lightweight.

jstephens202
05-26-2011, 13:57
Most times you'll find me with one of my 1911 Springfield Loadeds. Stainless for duty use(better open carry weather resistance), parkerized for off-duty(dark finish less likely to "flash" if accidentally exposed), both full size Gov'ts(5 inch ). If for some reason I can't use a 1911, then I go to my G36. But it's rare not to find me with my Springer....:odie:

Bob469
05-26-2011, 14:13
It all depends what Im wearing...

If i can pull off the Colt 1911 than i do... If not i go down the line to the G27 and then the S&W Bodyguard 38 spl... im planning on adding a Kahr CM9 to the list for a bigger caliber pocket gun...

If im in a rush to get out the door, i grab the glock cuz its got a clip draw on it and I can usually always conceal it well...

allen.m
05-26-2011, 14:24
one of these two
http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww244/ChevyLady13/CIMG3047.jpg

http://i724.photobucket.com/albums/ww244/ChevyLady13/EB1.jpg

JGguns
05-26-2011, 14:54
G26 or Keltec 380

faawrenchbndr
05-26-2011, 15:03
Normally,.......EMP9 in MS Versa Max

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springfields/SpringfieldEMPcarrypic.jpg

Weekends,......Miller Springfield GI in MS Versa Max

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Springfields/SpringfieldGIcarrypic.jpg

samuse
05-26-2011, 15:16
Glock 19.

Sometimes a 26.

I very seldom carry a 1911.

drc767
05-26-2011, 15:45
I very seldom carry a 1911.

Say it ain't so???? :)

GJ1981
05-26-2011, 15:55
Glock 19 for me too, sometimes my Glock 34. I haven't found a good enough reason to switch back to a 1911 yet.

I might look into a HK45c by the end of the summer, or just buy more ammo and have fun with what I have.

CMG
05-26-2011, 16:06
This:
Colt Defender 9
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/CDefenderrw.jpg

or this:
Kimber Ultra Carry 45
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/KUCrw.jpg

or when it's really hot and I'm not wearing much, this:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/SigP238rw.jpg

btj
05-26-2011, 16:37
10mm CBOB or G29, depending on the day. More often than not the CBOB.

BlayGlock
05-26-2011, 16:46
Glock 19 for me too, sometimes my Glock 34. I haven't found a good enough reason to switch back to a 1911 yet.

I might look into a HK45c by the end of the summer, or just buy more ammo and have fun with what I have.

If you like 1911 MOA I thin you'll be well pleased with the 45c. It's also about the same size as the G19 so it easy to carry

thecableguy
05-26-2011, 16:53
Unfortunately just this
http://deskofbrian.com/wp-content/uploads/finger-gun.jpg

Hokie1911
05-26-2011, 17:04
Unfortunately just this
http://deskofbrian.com/wp-content/uploads/finger-gun.jpg

Stop looking at bikes and payoff your Wilson you assclown. :tongueout:

GJ1981
05-26-2011, 17:05
If you like 1911 MOA I thin you'll be well pleased with the 45c. It's also about the same size as the G19 so it easy to carry

The only thing that's making me think twice are the price of the mags. Last I looked they were around $50 or so. I saw P30 mags down around $30, might get one of those instead since I'm thinking seriously about going back to 9mm as my main caliber.

Quack
05-26-2011, 17:17
right now nothing, since i'm in NY

Scamp
05-26-2011, 17:19
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg68/Scamp1971/Holster1.jpg

My Sig C3 plus

glock2740
05-26-2011, 17:28
Unfortunately just this
http://deskofbrian.com/wp-content/uploads/finger-gun.jpg
Hokie sell you that one after he got his EB?

































:tongueout: :rofl::rofl:

GeorgiaRedfish
05-26-2011, 17:30
Hokie sell his girlfriend? NO WAY!

glock2740
05-26-2011, 17:31
Lately, a G19 in a CBST, but when I CC a 1911 it's my Wilson ULCc in a CBST. BUG is a LCP with a CT in a Nemesis pocket holster.


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/NewUltralightCarryCompact2004.jpg

G27RR
05-26-2011, 17:42
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/STIloadout3.jpg

youngbuck
05-26-2011, 17:43
You know, it's a difficult choice. Every day I generally mull through the decision and look at my choices, and ultimately.....I end up carrying this one daily. :dunno:

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/5-24KC001.jpg

What happens if the day ever comes you scratch it during carry? :scared:

OP, I carry a Sig 239 or Bodyguard .380. Thinking of getting an STI for a carry 1911 but that will be after a while :crying:

fire65
05-26-2011, 17:44
Usually my G23 and LCP. Always have the LCP in my pocket.

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
05-26-2011, 17:44
One of these two:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/compact99.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Beretta-89000-1.jpg

thecableguy
05-26-2011, 17:56
Hokie sell you that one after he got his EB?

































:tongueout: :rofl::rofl:

It's on loan.:tongueout:

okie
05-26-2011, 17:58
Springfield Range Officer:thumbsup:
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p64/okie1911/100_0135.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p64/okie1911/100_0136.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p64/okie1911/moto_0070.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p64/okie1911/moto_0069.jpg

H&K .45 AUTO
05-26-2011, 18:08
On duty: My issued Sig Sauer P-220 Carry 2-tone .45ACP, a Remington 870 Police Magnum with 14 inch barrel and Surefire pump assembly, and a Bushmaster Patrolman's Carbine M-4'gery

Off duty: Colt Officer's ACP .45 ACP, Intrac MKII Romanian AK-74 5.45x39mm (Truck/night stand gun)

I feel well armed at all times.

Vanman2004b
05-26-2011, 18:13
Isn't the PS90 hard to conceal? :tongueout:


One of these two:

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/compact99.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Beretta-89000-1.jpg

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
05-26-2011, 18:39
No, I just wear a long shirt :rofl::rofl:

Hokie1911
05-26-2011, 19:05
What happens if the day ever comes you scratch it during carry? :scared:


It's already showing signs of wear on the front of the slide and the slide stop lever. It's a carry gun and is carried daily, not a safe queen. :dancingbanana:

Hokie1911
05-26-2011, 19:06
Hokie sell his girlfriend? NO WAY!

That's my left hand. You know......"The Stranger".

GeorgiaRedfish
05-26-2011, 19:14
That's my left hand. You know......"The Stranger".
No thats the awkward lover, you have to sit on it until it goes numb. Than its the awkward stranger.

Hokie1911
05-26-2011, 19:17
No thats the awkward lover, you have to sit on it until it goes numb. Than its the awkward stranger.

Sounds like you have your technique down. :whistling:

GeorgiaRedfish
05-26-2011, 19:18
Sounds like you have your technique down. :whistling:
You and me both brother.

thecableguy
05-26-2011, 19:40
Just for You and me both brother.

:rofl::rofl:

GeorgiaRedfish
05-26-2011, 19:41
:rofl::rofl:
Jealous much?

eb31
05-26-2011, 19:44
I OC a G19 Gen4. I CC a G26 Gen3.

thecableguy
05-26-2011, 19:49
Jealous much?

http://www.buzzhunt.co.uk/wp-content/2011/04/i-do-not-think-so.png

Jr.
05-26-2011, 20:09
RIA 1911 CS for now.

Ruggles
05-26-2011, 20:09
Just a handfull of these baby! I don't need a gun as I just flick them at the bad guys with my badass ninja skills.......

http://i53.tinypic.com/ouus7o.jpg


:mallninja:


Or a combo of one of these guns and one of these knives. The CQB Compact sees most of the carry time.

http://i56.tinypic.com/rvbn2h.jpg


http://i51.tinypic.com/6ymik1.jpg

The guns are carried in VMIIs 90% of the time. I bought two after being influenced by some folks on here to do so. Great great holsters.

Oh and my KC has a carry scratch! Sweet sweet wear on a blue (no GenIII finish on mine) 1911 is awesome.

You can see it near the front of the slide up high, it's more hideous in person! Click on the picture to enlarge it, you can enlarge it twice. And you do not have to sit on your hand first :)

http://i54.tinypic.com/23itc13.jpg

damn Wilsons are not showing any wear yet.......I am working on that though

carguy2244
05-26-2011, 20:22
19 - always.

20South
05-26-2011, 20:27
Currently unarmed in Iowa. However, I will have my No Name back on the side tomorrow as soon as I hit the ground!

drc767
05-26-2011, 20:30
Lately, a G19 in a CBST, but when I CC a 1911 it's my Wilson ULCc in a CBST. BUG is a LCP with a CT in a Nemesis pocket holster.


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/NewUltralightCarryCompact2004.jpg

You're fired, Joe......I am not selling you another 1911 until you step away from the plastic!!! :)

20South
05-26-2011, 20:36
You're fired, Joe......I am not selling you another 1911 until you step away from the plastic!!! :)

And he should be forced to handover his consecutive numbered no names to me:tongueout:

Hokie1911
05-26-2011, 20:37
You're fired, Joe......I am not selling you another 1911 until you step away from the plastic!!! :)

No joke. :faint:

Hokie1911
05-26-2011, 20:38
And he should be forced to handover his consecutive numbered no names to me:tongueout:

I've got dibs on his Wilsons and the TRS.

Ruggles
05-26-2011, 20:39
You're fired, Joe......I am not selling you another 1911 until you step away from the plastic!!! :)

Intervention! We take the 1911s until he learns to treat them right. I got dibs on that one pictured :wavey: I shall attempt to give it a good home, even if it's only temporary.

Hokie1911
05-26-2011, 20:42
Intervention! We take the 1911s until he learns to treat them right. I got dibs on that one pictured :wavey: I shall attempt to give it a good home, even if it's only temporary.

Too late sucka. You are #2 in line. If you jump me in line somehow, you can only have it if you send me your CQB Compact.

Ruggles
05-26-2011, 20:54
Too late sucka. You are #2 in line. If you jump me in line somehow, you can only have it if you send me your CQB Compact.

Awwww come on man you can't dib and entire brand, you gotta dib gun by gun. You don't go drinking with the boys and say "Dibs on all redheads" do you? :rofl:

BuckyP
05-26-2011, 20:57
Tried a Kobra Carry for a while, but keep going back to the G30 (took the laser off though).

http://www.pollardfamily.net/al/edcg30.jpg

Gdirty5
05-26-2011, 20:58
depending on my mood, it's usually my M&P9 compact, XD9 sub compact, M&P45 compact, and G19 or when wearing light clothes my LCP or PF9. RARELY do I carry my loaded champion, though I have a holster for it. All of my normal carry guns are worn with comptac products (MTAC, CTAC, or infidel).

20South
05-26-2011, 21:01
Awwww come on man you can't dib and entire brand, you gotta dib gun by gun. You don't go drinking with the boys and say "Dibs on all redheads" do you? :rofl:

You wouldn't have waged that complaint if he had said he wanted the Kimbers...:whistling:

Ruggles
05-26-2011, 21:04
depending on my mood, it's usually my M&P9 compact, XD9 sub compact, M&P45 compact, and G19 or when wearing light clothes my LCP or PF9. RARELY do I carry my loaded champion, though I have a holster for it. All of my normal carry guns are worn with comptac products (MTAC, CTAC, or infidel).

M&P9 compact, XD9 sub compact, M&P45 compact, and G19? Wow that is a lot :tongueout:

Ruggles
05-26-2011, 21:07
You wouldn't have waged that complaint if he had said he wanted the Kimbers...:whistling:

After a few margaritas and who knows if I would have :supergrin:

"Dibs on the fat chicks and the Kimbers" :embarassed:

(No Kimber ownership or pride was injured in the making of this post) Kimber Ownership Defense Leauge Approved :wavey:

Hokie1911
05-26-2011, 21:11
You don't go drinking with the boys and say "Dibs on all redheads" do you? :rofl:

I can neither confirm or deny this statement. :whistling:

Hokie1911
05-26-2011, 21:12
depending on my mood, it's usually my M&P9 compact, XD9 sub compact, M&P45 compact, and G19 or when wearing light clothes my LCP or PF9. RARELY do I carry my loaded champion, though I have a holster for it. All of my normal carry guns are worn with comptac products (MTAC, CTAC, or infidel).

No HK45c? That's a fantastic carry gun. If I went back to plastic, that would be it.

knedrgr
05-26-2011, 21:13
After a few margaritas and who knows if I would have :supergrin:

"Dibs on the fat chicks and the Kimbers" :embarassed:

(No Kimber ownership or pride was injured in the making of this post) Kimber Ownership Defense Leauge Approved :wavey:

:rofl: nice.

knedrgr
05-26-2011, 21:17
this
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/fourstardrift/Guns%20stuff/photo-1.jpg



























i kid. most of the time, this:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/fourstardrift/Guns%20stuff/DW-CCO_full.jpg

or this:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/fourstardrift/Guns%20stuff/photo-4-1.jpg

or this:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/fourstardrift/Guns%20stuff/SW_MP9_1.jpg

Ruggles
05-26-2011, 21:18
I can neither confirm or deny this statement. :whistling:

A little birdy told me that you are more like "Dibs on any chick with more than 5 teeth and under 500lbs" You call it your 5x5 rule I hear :tongueout:

Hokie1911
05-26-2011, 21:23
A little birdy told me that you are more like "Dibs on any chick with more than 5 teeth and under 450 lbs" :tongueout:

Never in my life have I hit a slumpbuster........or any chick without a full set of chicklets or +120lb.

Hokie1911
05-26-2011, 21:24
this
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/fourstardrift/Guns%20stuff/photo-1.jpg


Wasn't in the case last week. Where are you hiding it?

Ruggles
05-26-2011, 21:25
Never in my life have I hit a slumpbuster........or any chick without a full set of chicklets or +120lb.

You don't know what you are missing :supergrin: errr or so I hear :rofl:

knedrgr
05-26-2011, 21:26
Wasn't in the case last week. Where are you hiding it?

nope. Someone actually bought it. There is a 9mm version in the 9mm section. Might put it on layaway. :rofl:

Mr. Gekko
05-26-2011, 21:29
Never in my life have I hit a slumpbuster........or any chick without a full set of chicklets or +120lb.


:steamed: Beat me to the Slumpbuster remark...

Thank you Mark Grace for teaching me this important term. :rofl:

Hokie1911
05-26-2011, 21:29
nope. Someone actually bought it. There is a 9mm version in the 9mm section. Might put it on layaway. :rofl:

Do we have a BBQ coming up? :animlol:

Hokie1911
05-26-2011, 21:30
:steamed: Beat me to the Slumpbuster remark...

Thank you Mark Grace for teaching me this important term. :rofl:

Gracie is the KING. :bowdown:

wppreach
05-26-2011, 21:31
I carry a G23 when my clothing permits. Usually in a slide holster with an untucked shirt over it. I also carry a Ruger LCP in a leather pocket holster. I have been looking at compression shirts or tee-shirt with the holsters built in. I think I would carry the G23 more often if I had this type of holster.

cowboywannabe
05-26-2011, 21:37
i have to figure out what or how you guys keep blued carry guns looking like safe queens.

Mr. Gekko
05-26-2011, 21:37
Gracie is the KING. :bowdown:

I'm an Az guy and Diamondbacks fan. He was fun to watch as a player and is entertaining when he calls the games these days. :thumbsup:

Mr. Gekko
05-26-2011, 21:40
i have to figure out what or how you guys keep blued carry guns looking like safe queens.

Take many pictures before you carry them?

Cobra64
05-26-2011, 21:44
All my carry pistols have the same DA/SA MOAs: P239, P229, P2000 V3.

Hokie1911
05-26-2011, 21:48
All my carry pistols have the same DA/SA MOAs: P239, P229, P2000 V3.

Now you're talkin'...

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/20f87540.jpg

BlayGlock
05-26-2011, 22:12
It's amazing how many non-1911 carriers are in the 1911 subforum. Probably because it's the best one ever!

Hokie1911
05-26-2011, 22:15
It's amazing how many non-1911 carriers are in the 1911 subforum. Probably because it's the best one ever!

The HK got sold to pay off.....................

















....the 1911 I carry now. :supergrin:

Cobra64
05-26-2011, 22:22
Take many pictures before you carry them?

Yup. Even though this P229ST is all stainless, it's become pretty beat from carry, but more so from a half dozen training classes over the years.


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P229/P1000571.jpg

(shown new here)



Yeah, I train with the same DA/SA MOAs P229ST, P226ST, P2000 as what I carry.

BlayGlock
05-26-2011, 22:23
Well, you have to do what you have to do Paul. Reminds me of a joke.

Guy 1: "Hey I got a 1911 for my wife."
Guy 2: "Nice trade!""

It's late. I need sleep.

BlayGlock
05-26-2011, 22:26
@Cobra: I have a p226 and just agreed to buy a NIB p228 a guy had sitting in the safe. I think I'm about to switch these type of guns for a bit. I'll always love my 1911s and still carry them from time to time.

Cobra64
05-26-2011, 22:32
It's amazing how many non-1911 carriers are in the 1911 subforum. Probably because it's the best one ever!

People carry different platforms for different reasons.

Cobra64
05-26-2011, 22:35
The HK got sold to pay off.....................

....the 1911 I carry now. :supergrin:

That's too bad.The P2000 is a great all around shooter; so much so that Mrs. Cobra took mine. :crying:

OTOH, I love your Kobra Carry. :supergrin:

Cobra64
05-26-2011, 22:39
@Cobra: I have a p226 and just agreed to buy a NIB p228 a guy had sitting in the safe. I think I'm about to switch these type of guns for a bit. I'll always live my 1911s and still carry them from time to time.

You may want to train and carry with one platform or the other. IMO

Gdirty5
05-26-2011, 23:00
No HK45c? That's a fantastic carry gun. If I went back to plastic, that would be it.

I have a treaded barrel on my hk45c, usp9c, and usp45ct, none of them are carried unfortunately, they all get to be suppressor hosts on range days. Though the barrel on the usp9c doesnt work right suppressed (works 100% unsuppressed), i may buy a holster for it and carry it if i ever get better at shooting it. Plus most of my carry guns are sub 500 bucks, that way if i ever had to use it in a sd situation and the police take it away for "investigation" i wont be crying that I lost a 3k dollar 1911.... Trust me, im itching for my semi custom, probably wont be till the end of the year, but when it does come, it'll be strictly target shooting.

Cobra64
05-26-2011, 23:09
Plus most of my carry guns are sub 500 bucks, that way if i ever had to use it in a sd situation and the police take it away for "investigation" i wont be crying that I lost a 3k dollar 1911.

After a serious situation, you'll have larger, looming issues than getting your pistol returned.

cowboywannabe
05-27-2011, 02:17
when i go to the range i practice drawing from my carry rig often. its hardly a static range session. i guess thats why my gun has almost as many draws from the holster as it does rounds down range....

ive been to the range and see folks place thier gun on a stand while they load magzines.....fire some rounds. keep gun at low ready, fire some more.....not mamy folks draw and fire from what ive seen....i know low ready is a good practice for many reasons....but as a private citzen, drawing from a concealed rig and putting 2-3 rounds on target quickly just isnt something ive seen many do.

i call it house wife shooting.

CMG
05-27-2011, 02:32
The IDPA "classifier" is what I usually shoot. I have target stands out back and I think the course of fire does a good job of covering all the basics:
Drawing from concealment
Shooting on the move
Magazine changes
Up close and further back

Cobra64
05-27-2011, 03:05
The IDPA "classifier" is what I usually shoot. I have target stands out back and I think the course of fire does a good job of covering all the basics:
Drawing from concealment
Shooting on the move
Magazine changes
Up close and further back

:agree: those are great practice exercises.


Introduce a few more variables:


Weak hand
Ball and dummy rounds in every mag
Malfunction clearing
Weak hand only malfunction recovery... with a double feed. :wow:

Mastering these is one reason why I carry what I train with, and #4 is almost impossible with a ramped rear sight. :faint:

knedrgr
05-27-2011, 05:52
Do we have a BBQ coming up? :animlol:

Come to think of it, they might have given it away at a BBQ event, at the range. :rofl:

Hokie1911
05-27-2011, 07:50
You may want to train and carry with one platform or the other. IMO

Aside from needing the money to pay off the KC, that was the other reason I sold it. Wanted one platform to train with and carry... and that was the 1911. Don't get me wrong, loved the P2000 and the DA/SA, just like carrying C&L and the SA 1911 trigger better.

lawdog734
05-27-2011, 08:13
You may want to train and carry with one platform or the other. IMO

I go back and forth with this. I have to carry a sig 229 on duty so I'll go several months just carrying my duty gun. Then I'll switch and carry the 1911 for a while. If only my boss would just let me carry the 1911 on duty...

G27RR
05-27-2011, 10:00
i have to figure out what or how you guys keep blued carry guns looking like safe queens.

I usually take pictures when the pistol is new. Lighting can also hide things. The first picture I posted has the same wear as this picture, but the brighter lighting in this one shows more wear (but also washes out the look)

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/STI%20Shadow/Shadowrtsideholsterwear.jpg

drc767
05-27-2011, 14:08
You may want to train and carry with one platform or the other. IMO


Agreed....I was a Sig shooter for many years, as it was my issue pistol in the Navy and I had a ton of trigger time with it. When I started messing around with the Glocks, I did not shoot the Sig for a long time. When I did try and switch back and forth, I would find myself short stroking the trigger on the Sig. When I went to 1911's, it got even worse, so I got rid of all my Sigs except for an unfired P226 Navy NSW. I am sure there are guys that can switch from one to the other without issues....I am not one of them. There is just too much of a difference to me between the DA/SA trigger and the 1911 trigger (from total travel to reset to decocking, ect)...I would just not trust myself with a Sig again (in a high stress situation) unless I dedicated to relearning my muscle memory for the platform....I will stick with the 1911's (and the occasional Glock).

Cobra64
05-27-2011, 14:40
Aside from needing the money to pay off the KC, that was the other reason I sold it. Wanted one platform to train with and carry... and that was the 1911. Don't get me wrong, loved the P2000 and the DA/SA, just like carrying C&L and the SA 1911 trigger better.

Paul, I totally understand. Three of my closest shooting buds are former Marines who fought in Gulf War I; and are die hard Glock fans who practice with, and carry Glocks. Even though I'm on the other end of the spectrum with DA/SA (they bust my balls), deep down, we all respect each others' carry opinions and choices. I often think that if I'd trained for 20 years with the 1911 platform that it would be my preference today.

So trading your P2000 for a 1911 makes perfect sense if that's what you prefer. And as I've mentioned before, I don't get into platform nor caliber wars.

Cobra64
05-27-2011, 14:59
I go back and forth with this. I have to carry a sig 229 on duty so I'll go several months just carrying my duty gun. Then I'll switch and carry the 1911 for a while. If only my boss would just let me carry the 1911 on duty...

I understand and agree. A few years ago, I took a Tactical Response Fighting Pistol class which was intense with mostly shooting on the move, emergency reloads, weak hand emergency reloads with malfunctions, etc. Up until that class, I'd always trained with my P226ST.

This time I took my P2000 V3 which, as you know, the mag release is ambi and underneath the trigger guard.... Talk about a mag drop fumbling fool! Since I knew the HK very well (but hadn't shot it in a while), I transitioned very quickly to that platform's particular idiosyncrasy and all was good.

Perhaps because of my SNAFU, on one of the subsequent strings, we all shot using our partner's gun. It was pretty wild watching Glock guys trying to run a Beretta, the 1911 guys trying to figure out where the safety was on a Glock, everyone trying to locate slide lock release levers, etc. :rofl:

HotRoderX
05-27-2011, 15:00
637 J-Frame loaded with 38special Nyclad Federal SD rounds. I get a 1911 officer model but the ones I like are expensive

Cobra64
05-27-2011, 15:17
Agreed....I was a Sig shooter for many years, as it was my issue pistol in the Navy and I had a ton of trigger time with it. When I started messing around with the Glocks, I did not shoot the Sig for a long time. When I did try and switch back and forth, I would find myself short stroking the trigger on the Sig. When I went to 1911's, it got even worse, so I got rid of all my Sigs except for an unfired P226 Navy NSW. I am sure there are guys that can switch from one to the other without issues....I am not one of them. There is just too much of a difference to me between the DA/SA trigger and the 1911 trigger (from total travel to reset to decocking, ect)...I would just not trust myself with a Sig again (in a high stress situation) unless I dedicated to relearning my muscle memory for the platform....I will stick with the 1911's (and the occasional Glock).

I'm with you on the muscle memory or what I think of as "reflex."

When I was bitten by the 1911 bug a few years ago and spent considerable time appreciating it's trigger; when I go to shoot one of my Sigs, I short stroke them constantly; and it bothers me. Since I don't want to necessarily "train" with my 1911s for serious work, I use them for static accuracy work at the beginning of a session, and then transition to a Sig for concealed holster draws, presentation, ball and dummy drills, transition drills, movement, etc.

drc767
05-27-2011, 15:24
I'm with you on the muscle memory or what I think of as "reflex."

When I was bitten by the 1911 bug a few years ago and spent considerable time appreciating it's trigger; when I go to shoot one of my Sigs, I short stroke them constantly; and it bothers me. Since I don't want to necessarily "train" with my 1911s for serious work, I use them for static accuracy work at the beginning of a session, and then transition to a Sig for concealed holster draws, presentation, ball and dummy drills, transition drills, movement, etc.

Just out of curiosity, Cobra, why do you not want to train with the 1911 for serious work? Is it just a preference issue, or do you not have confidence in the 1911 platform for serious work?

proudpapa
05-27-2011, 15:52
A bobtailed commander sized 1911 chambered in 9mm loaded with 124 gr Gold Dots.

TKR Reptiles
05-27-2011, 16:17
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn5/boafanatic17/7dc0c04f.jpg?t=1306534590

99% of the time I CC my G26... Rest of the time it's my G17...

harrygunner
05-27-2011, 16:27
Carry one gun primarily, Commander length 1911 in 10mm:

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d199/harrygunner/10mm/10mm_commander_back.jpg

Second rig, full sized 1911 in .45ACP:

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d199/harrygunner/one%20asterisk/1asterisk4.jpg

Cerebrus
05-27-2011, 16:31
Nothing real spectacular.. just my little Kimber UC II..
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm320/cerebrus2099/IMG_0727.jpg

KillStick
05-27-2011, 16:32
This now...
http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g462/Killstick/IMAG0049.jpg?t=1306519740

Papa Bear
05-27-2011, 16:37
My 1911 Springfield A-1 loaded or a Glock 23. Both work well for me.

Cobra64
05-27-2011, 16:37
Just out of curiosity, Cobra, why do you not want to train with the 1911 for serious work? Is it just a preference issue, or do you not have confidence in the 1911 platform for serious work?

I have as much total confidence in the platform as I do with Sigs, HKs or Glocks; and carrying C&L isn't an issue either. Not having been in combat nor been in a serious confrontation with a weapon, I think I prefer DA/SA in a stress situation. This is based on conversations with two class instructors who are sheriffs deputies and on SWAT teams. Their reports of stress induced auditory exclusion, tunnel vision, hyper pulse and BP increase makes me wonder how any of us (especially civilians) would react in an actual SHTF situation. I foresee balancing fear and anger versus defusing a potentially escalating confrontation as an unknown until the scenario presents itself.

Hopefully, I'll soon have an opportunity to take force on force training.

wrx04
05-27-2011, 16:52
G19 or PM9 as it stands right now.

GlockRadio
05-27-2011, 16:55
10mm G29

BlayGlock
05-27-2011, 18:00
I am switching to carrying and training DA/SA guns for a bit. I am going to focus hard on my p226 and soon to be p228 for a 2 month trial period. I will still shoot my 1911s for fun and if the Sigs dont jive with me, into the safe they go and back come the 1911s. At least I think that is the plan. We'll see if I stick with it.

Kapuna
05-27-2011, 18:25
Traveling light... Glock 26...

Traveling lighter... S&W 342PD...

drc767
05-27-2011, 18:26
I am switching to carrying and training DA/SA guns for a bit. I am going to focus hard on my p226 and soon to be p228 for a 2 month trial period. I will still shoot my 1911s for fun and if the Sigs dont jive with me, into the safe they go and back come the 1911s. At least I think that is the plan. We'll see if I stick with it.

If you decide to stick with the Sig, I highly suggest sending one of your carry Sigs to Bruce Gray for his Reduced Reset Comprehensive Duty Package...it will blow your mind. Bruce does the best Sig work that I have ever experienced. The DA pull will be as smooth as butter and he will reduce the reset similar to SRT Sig trigger. It is a great carry setup and night and day difference from factory.

lawdog734
05-27-2011, 21:19
If you decide to stick with the Sig, I highly suggest sending one of your carry Sigs to Bruce Gray for his Reduced Reset Comprehensive Duty Package...it will blow your mind. Bruce does the best Sig work that I have ever experienced. The DA pull will be as smooth as butter and he will reduce the reset similar to SRT Sig trigger. It is a great carry setup and night and day difference from factory.

Sincemy chief won't let me carry a 1911 I'ld love to have him work on my duty gun but I know that's going to be a no no too. Damn lawyers....

Hokie1911
05-27-2011, 21:21
Sincemy chief won't let me carry a 1911 I'ld love to have him work on my duty gun but I know that's going to be a no no too. Damn lawyers....

Yeah, I can see how a 1911 with 2 external safeties is much more dangerous to a trained professional than a Sig with none. :shakehead:

...you are a trained professional.....right? :rofl:

http://www.liquorsnob.com/archives/pictures/Super-Troopers-thumb.jpg

lawdog734
05-27-2011, 21:51
Why should I carry the gun I shoot the best.... That's just crazy...

Cobra64
05-27-2011, 21:59
If you decide to stick with the Sig, I highly suggest sending one of your carry Sigs to Bruce Gray for his Reduced Reset Comprehensive Duty Package...it will blow your mind. Bruce does the best Sig work that I have ever experienced. The DA pull will be as smooth as butter and he will reduce the reset similar to SRT Sig trigger. It is a great carry setup and night and day difference from factory.

I had Bruce do a significant amount of work on my P226ST including his Competition Reduced Reset package.

In SA mode, the break and reset are as close to a 1911 as you can get. It's phenomenal. While Exeter's SRT package reduces reset okay, it actually also induces a bit of take up creep.


Before:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P226/P1000564-PICASA-1.jpg





After:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P226/P1020528.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P226/P1020549.jpg




http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/Marks%20Sigs/P226/P1020550.jpg

This pistol is the equivalent or better than Germany's SL model.

lawdog734
05-27-2011, 22:06
Man, I love those pics of that gun.

Hokie1911
05-27-2011, 22:11
Man, I love those pics of that gun.

Agreed. Mark's 226 is one of the best looking Sigs ever. :drool:

samuse
05-27-2011, 22:20
I think I prefer DA/SA in a stress situation. This is based on conversations with two class instructors who are sheriffs deputies and on SWAT teams.

So what did they say was good about a D/A first shot?

If you don't have enough control to not have an ND without a heavy pull, are you supposed to somehow be able to manage that pull better than a lighter pull under the same stress? And then transition to a pull 3X lighter on the next shot and manage that even better?

Cerebrus
05-27-2011, 22:23
That Sig is just wow..:shocked: :thumbsup:

Cobra64
05-27-2011, 22:25
Man, I love those pics of that gun.

Thanks, and quite frankly, I only bring up this one in the context of Sig's SRT vs. Grayguns work. After all, aside from the 210 and the X-Series, most Sigs (aside from the dopey bling models) are pretty much just ordinary combat weapons.

maxim240sx
05-27-2011, 22:27
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn5/boafanatic17/7dc0c04f.jpg?t=1306534590

99% of the time I CC my G26... Rest of the time it's my G17...

When are we gonna chop on your 17 to make it pretty like my 19???
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j102/maxim240sx/photo-48.jpg
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j102/maxim240sx/photo-45.jpg

Cobra64
05-27-2011, 22:41
So what did they say was good about a D/A first shot?

If you don't have enough control to not have an ND without a heavy pull, are you supposed to somehow be able to manage that pull better than a lighter pull under the same stress? And then transition to a pull 3X lighter on the next shot and manage that even better?I think the theory is (don't ask me who's theory because I do not know) that in a stress situation there is a reduced chance of an ND with a 10# trigger than a 4# trigger. Apparently the New York City police department had a similar theory when they asked Glock to develop a New York trigger with a heavier pull. Furthermore, most gunsmiths ask their customers the purpose of the gun before they will do light action work on it. To my knowledge, no reputable gunsmith will knowingly fine tune a 1911, for instance, with a 2# trigger if the owner expects it as his primary carry.

As I mentioned, I'm not a combat veteran, I'm not a cop, I've never been shot at, I've never been threatened, I've never had to point a gun at anyone. However, I carry a DA/SA based on the knowledge and experience I've gathered and digested over the years and that is all I have to go on. Finally, I also mentioned that one's carry platform selection is a matter of choice, and I won't criticize others' decisions in what platform they choose to carry, nor the caliber.

lawdog734
05-27-2011, 23:09
I have only had to use my duty gun once for defense from a charging pit bull. Sig 229 in 40 did get the job done. I always read the people talking trash about the 40 round but on that day it did the trick and saved me a trip to the hospital.

Hokie1911
05-27-2011, 23:15
I have only had to use my duty gun once for defense from a charging pit bull. Sig 229 in 40 did get the job done. I always read the people talking trash about the 40 round but on that day it did the trick and saved me a trip to the hospital.

What about finishing off the occasional rogue deer that attacks an innocent car? :supergrin:

lawdog734
05-27-2011, 23:33
What about finishing off the occasional rogue deer that attacks an innocent car? :supergrin:

Didn't count those, no stress. Walk up, one in the head. Done.

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
05-28-2011, 07:16
As I mentioned, I'm not a combat veteran, I'm not a cop, I've never been shot at, I've never been threatened, I've never had to point a gun at anyone. However, I carry a DA/SA based on the knowledge and experience I've gathered and digested over the years and that is all I have to go on. Finally, I also mentioned that one's carry platform selection is a matter of choice, and I won't criticize others' decisions in what platform they choose to carry, nor the caliber.

I agree. I've carried concealed for 15 years now. In years past, I've carried Glocks and 1911s and many other guns. However, at this point in my life, I WANT a DA/SA. I prefer it. I've done some work on my DA trigger to make it not quite as heavy - so I shoot with it very well. But it's still heavy enough to fulfill its purpose as designed.

RLB
05-28-2011, 08:58
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p64/okie1911/moto_0069.jpg

Nice way of "hiding" the holster loops. If they were black one would never see them

Rick

Cobra64
05-28-2011, 10:18
I agree. I've carried concealed for 15 years now. In years past, I've carried Glocks and 1911s and many other guns. However, at this point in my life, I WANT a DA/SA. I prefer it. I've done some work on my DA trigger to make it not quite as heavy - so I shoot with it very well. But it's still heavy enough to fulfill its purpose as designed.

:agreed:

The Sig P226 met US military requirements and specifications in 1984 but lost the contract to Beretta due to cost.

The US Navy SEALs are issued the P226. (http://www.americanspecialops.com/photos/navy-seals/seal-sig-pistol.php)

youngbuck
05-28-2011, 14:31
Carry one gun primarily, Commander length 1911 in 10mm:

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d199/harrygunner/10mm/10mm_commander_back.jpg

Second rig, full sized 1911 in .45ACP:

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d199/harrygunner/one%20asterisk/1asterisk4.jpg

Do you have a full pic of this pistol not in the holster or cut off?

youngbuck
05-28-2011, 14:37
Cobra, I feel like I relate to your ideas of DA/SA. For some reason Sigs just feel better to me. While I dont knock on Glocks (I carried a 19 and currently own a 17) I just felt more comfortable with my Sigs and was generally better at shooting with them. I carry a 239 .40 right now and after sending it to Sig for the SRT trigger and Action Enhancement Package its an even sweeter shooter for me. Plus I enjoy the added weight for the .40

lsbbigdog
05-28-2011, 15:43
Just switched back to this.
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/lsbbigdog/Untitled-1.jpg?t=1306618923http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/lsbbigdog/Untitled-2.png?t=1306618923

harrygunner
05-28-2011, 18:00
'youngbuck' Those are two different pistols, both customized based on Springfield Mil Specs. But based on your mentioning a holster, I'm assuming you want more of the full sized .45ACP.

Like others, I took photos when it was new. More are posted at: http://www.louderthanwords.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2529

G27RR
05-28-2011, 18:02
Just switched back to this.
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/lsbbigdog/Untitled-1.jpg?t=1306618923http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/lsbbigdog/Untitled-2.png?t=1306618923

I like the looks of that. :thumbsup:

lsbbigdog
05-28-2011, 18:14
I like the looks of that. :thumbsup:

thanks

thecableguy
05-28-2011, 20:42
Just switched back to this.
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/lsbbigdog/Untitled-1.jpg?t=1306618923http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/lsbbigdog/Untitled-2.png?t=1306618923

That's nice.

NewGlockShooter
05-28-2011, 20:52
Well, right now I'm too busy buying guns to spend $$ on a carry permit... However... I'm in a position now where I can get a press, and a 1911 and have $$$ for the permit..

So it will either be whatever full sized 1911 I decide to go with, or my G17.

At 6' 200lbs, I'm not worried about imprinting or anything like that.. :supergrin: Hell, I quit caring about what other people think many many moons ago...

gunsmoke92
05-28-2011, 23:52
This. :supergrin:

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g125/gunsmoke92/009.jpg

bac1023
05-29-2011, 04:20
Kimber Pro CDP II for me. :)

samuse
05-29-2011, 07:45
I won't criticize others' decisions in what platform they choose to carry, nor the caliber.


I wasn't trying to come off as criticizing what you carry, just honest questions I have about the D/A S/A thing.

buyobuyo
05-29-2011, 08:20
Only gun I carry is my G19.

BFN
05-29-2011, 08:29
Lately I have been carrying a Dan Wesson CCO with Win Ranger 230 +P. The pistol has never had any malfunctions, is accurate as I am, and weighs 28.8 ounces. The +P more than makes up for the 4.25 barrel. I like my steel govt 1911's, but if I carried all day, every day it would be the DW.

DAT85
05-29-2011, 15:11
I was carrying my TRS in a Ritchie Leather co Lightening holster during cooler weather.
Recently switched to HK45c LEM and at the gunshop I carry a HK45 in a comp tac belt holster.

DAT85

MN-glock27
05-29-2011, 17:19
Currently a G23, however that may change when my RO is delivered later this week!

DLL9mm
05-29-2011, 18:13
My Springfield loaded in a Winthrope IWB.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f197/dll1488/IMG_3551.jpg

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f197/dll1488/IMG_3553.jpg

Most of the time....
My G19 in a Raven Or a Fobus.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f197/dll1488/IMG_3557.jpg

doc540
05-29-2011, 21:16
30 yr old Colt

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Colt%20Agent%203/DSCN4202-1-1.jpg

pilsbury
05-29-2011, 21:44
Colt Defender

BuckyP
05-30-2011, 08:08
30 yr old Colt

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Colt%20Agent%203/DSCN4202-1-1.jpg

That's a classic. :thumbsup:

Nice wood! :whistling:

TKR Reptiles
05-30-2011, 08:56
30 yr old Colt

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Colt%20Agent%203/DSCN4202-1-1.jpg

That thing is sweet!

limbkiller
05-30-2011, 10:14
This in my truck 95% of the time. SA GI


The Colt on me.http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee457/limbkiller/DSC00271.jpg









http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee457/limbkiller/DSC00272.jpg

youngbuck
05-30-2011, 14:54
'youngbuck' Those are two different pistols, both customized based on Springfield Mil Specs. But based on your mentioning a holster, I'm assuming you want more of the full sized .45ACP.

Like others, I took photos when it was new. More are posted at: http://www.louderthanwords.us/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2529

Looks great! :wavey:

New York Hunter
06-01-2011, 00:40
My two main carry guns are my G22 and G27. I also have and carry a SW1911. It's heavier, but a little thinner then the Glocks. I'm comfortable with all three of my carry guns. I've put about 10K rounds through the G22. About 3 or 4K rounds through my G27. My wife and I have put 1,700 a box of 50 through the SW1911. All three pistols are rock solid and I trust them. The season and my outfit dictates what I'm going to carry more then anything. Being 6 ft. and a very slime 260 lbs. :supergrin:. I can usually carry the G22 or SW1911 in the warmer weather if I really want to. The G27 is easier to tuck out of way though.

woodrowNC
06-01-2011, 02:42
This in my truck 95% of the time. SA GI


The Colt on me.http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee457/limbkiller/DSC00271.jpg









http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee457/limbkiller/DSC00272.jpg

that is very cool. for me, its a colt new agent and a glock 36. the colt most of the time. it's been flawless. and i've never had a gun wear iwb that comfortable. like it or not, love em or not, colt got the 3in right.

BuckyP
06-01-2011, 05:58
Being 6 ft. and a very slime 260 lbs. :supergrin:. I can usually carry the G22 or SW1911 in the warmer weather if I really want to.

ewww!

http://www.chemistryland.com/CHM107Lab/Lab7/Slime/SlimeDroolGreen.jpg

:tongueout:

Cochese
06-01-2011, 23:07
It's either my EMP or my 238. Usually, I'm lazy and pocket carry the 238 wearing shorts and a t-shirt.

If I'm going to some ****ty area or I get that feeling, OR it is cool enough to wear a North Face vest, then I wear the JIT with the EMP on board.

I carry my 9mm Pro in uniform 40-60 hours a week, so I get lazy and go small on days off.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-_hr0BYYT9Zw/TecTiKh6Q2I/AAAAAAAAC8E/0LFOtE69lt8/s512/IMAG0423.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--44FLUxdCZw/TecTqCukMqI/AAAAAAAAC8I/gY2rVjxWXUo/s512/IMAG0422.jpg

pistolwrench
06-01-2011, 23:37
Typical boonie hike carry.

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/Ark/9.jpg

What you can't see in the pic is mebbe more important that what you can see.
AZ is 'injun country' doncha know!
:cool:

woodrowNC
06-01-2011, 23:51
Typical boonie hike carry.

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/Ark/9.jpg

What you can't see in the pic is mebbe more important that what you can see.
AZ is 'injun country' doncha know!
:cool:

chuck you look like an operator. delta in fact. :cool:

woodrowNC
06-01-2011, 23:58
This in my truck 95% of the time. SA GI


The Colt on me.http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee457/limbkiller/DSC00271.jpg








http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee457/limbkiller/DSC00272.jpg

love those pistolas. especially the colt. i get the globe and anchor, but where did you get them. way cool.

CMG
06-02-2011, 00:09
Typical boonie hike carry.

What you can't see in the pic is mebbe more important that what you can see.
AZ is 'injun country' doncha know!
:cool:

I'd worry more about the jumping chollas! :supergrin:

http://www.delange.org/JumpingCactus/Dsc00014.jpg

http://www.carto.net/neumann/photographs/santa_barbara_2003_09/35_closeup_jumping_cholla.jpg

Cobra64
06-02-2011, 00:26
Typical boonie hike carry.

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z228/pistolwrench19/Ark/9.jpg

What you can't see in the pic is mebbe more important that what you can see.
AZ is 'injun country' doncha know!
:cool:

Chuck, where's your sand wedge? :supergrin:

Bill Lumberg
06-02-2011, 12:31
When I'm off, it's either a glock 23C or springfield loaded.