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Old December 18th, 2015, 01:25 PM   #16
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While I respect everyone's right to carry what they deem appropriate for them, I've never personally been comfortable with mouse guns and accordingly have always carried "larger" firearms (.45acp & 9mm) and dressed around them. I started with my P95 as my EDC in '04, followed by my P345 in '06 and my Springfield 1911 Micro-compact (.45 acp) in 2008. The smallest gun that has ever resided on my hip is my 9mm CZ 2075 RAMI which is similar in size (though lighter) then my Springer.




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Me thinks it difficult to impossible to get a good trigger on a striker fired pistol. Even the LCP, though not striker fired has not a good trigger. Am thinking that hammer fired guns have the best opportunity for a good trigger.
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Agreed. In my carry I prefer full sized 9mms or 45s both fired by a hammer. Easy to carry cocked and locked with those. The 9mm wins out for capacity while the .45 wins out for historically recording the most one shot kills. My wife will carry nothing smaller than her 1911 Govt .45.
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I have been carrying full size guns since the early 1960s. My routine carry is a 5" government model 1911 in either .45 ACP or 10mm with a spare magazine plus a Sig P938 9mm pocket BUG with a spare magazine. I carry from the time I get dressed until I go to bed and they go on the nightstand.
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I've stopped carrying 380 and have only carried a Shield, Nano, or G19 lately.
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I normally carry a 1911 but Texas is soon going to be an open carry state. Although I most likely will not carry openly I won't have to worry about an occasional exposure and I will also carry a 4 5/8 44 mag SBH too!
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Carry what fits your needs and what you can conceal. For me, its a LCP or 9 mm Shield.

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Same two firearms for me. They both fill a need which dictates the size of the weapon.
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not a new trend. just people tend to gravitate toward the most effective weapons.

I tried the small gun thing, it was not for me.

My EDC is a glock 20 with 2 20 round reloads.
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I have traditionally carried a larger gun in cooler months. This year I have added a second backup magazine in a coat pocket for a total of three. I'll have to see what I think next spring. I'll likely go back to my 642 and a speed strip... maybe two.
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With the right holster you can conceal carry most any handgun in relative comfort, if not extreme comfort.
It's the search for that elusive holster that confounds us.
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you ought to be able to hide an HK Mk23 in the right sized "sporran".
sporran carry, could be a whole new thing?
I've considered it, but then I'd have to find another place for my wallet and keys. I don't want to have everything in the same pouch.
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EDC changes between the SR 1911, or Glock 19 with the LCP as my back up. I use an RDR holster for the 1911, and Foxx holster for the Glock. Both holster are IWB. Both work with jeans, dress pants, and shorts. You just need a good belt. We tend to spend good money on guns, and holsters we should buy the best belt we can afford. Just my opinion.
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Right now I carry my 9mm Shield more as it is light weight! I will add a mag pouch for a second 8 round mag! I do carry my 9E now and then as things are pretty quiet up here! BUT if it starts getting bad I will be caring my 9E more with a extra 17 round mag!
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I've considered it, but then I'd have to find another place for my wallet and keys. I don't want to have everything in the same pouch.
Of course. And Lord knows walking around with a kilt and two sporrans would just cross the line of being a total fashion faux pas. I mean, then people might begin to think you were a bit odd or something.
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