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Old January 23rd, 2016, 03:58 AM   #76
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I've stopped carrying 380 and have only carried a Shield, Nano, or G19 lately.
I've gone almost exclusive to the G19. The Shield has become a light carry. I find the G19 to be pretty comfortable now and like the capacity... 16 or more!

People can't even tell I'm carry it.



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Old January 23rd, 2016, 04:26 AM   #77
 
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I started out with a service sized gun and have recently been purchasing smaller. I hate the tiny autos and don't own any. I have a few five shot revolvers.

As far as calibers...357, 38SPL, 9mm, 40S&W, 45ACP...I've got a little bit of everything and they suit the guns they are chambered in.

I'll carry what I can. It's not a big deal. Many folks are ready for a Jihadi attack. It's business as usual for me.
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Large carry is just not for me. I'm more comfortable and yes confident, carrying a compact revolver in 38+P, or compact semi-auto in 45acp and on rare occasions, a pocket semi-auto in 380.
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Daily carry

IMO nobody should carry anything smaller than a .50 cal. Desert Eagle. Preferably in a IWB holster
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It's easier to conceal a 1911 when you weigh north of 260 pounds... Then I carry two extra magazines.
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Look at my screen name. Not a compact model either.
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And then for people like me who stopped caring what others think years ago, there's what I call "open concealed carry", like those Sneaky Pete super-huge "PDA" cases that can hold a mid-sized pistol, as if a guy wearing a 6"x8" leather case on his belt doesn't scream "there's a gun in there"

Also yes, the old man-purse, just carry one of those fanny packs made for concealed carry and you can put pretty much whatever you want in there, it's still concealed.

I've been "that guy" that's had a 4" GP100 in an IWB holster, with a T-shirt stretched over it and not cared, Open Carry is legal by "proxy" in PA, I've just never chosen to go full bore with it. I have friends that do, that just walk around with a 1911 in an open holster and they have had endless contacts with police, who can do nothing about it but they still get hassled......I always figured if I ever do go Open Carry I'm just going all the way with it, and wearing a 6" GP100 in a western style rig.

I DO believe, if I recall one of my friends who's best friend is a cop, says the law in PA says you can't open carry with a round in the chamber, but however, since a revolver has a barrel that doesn't allow "one" in the chamber, since the cylinder is a seperate piece and not part of the barrel, technically a loaded revolver is not "loaded with a chambered round".
Your friend is wrong. It's perfectly legal to carry a round chambered in PA.
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Your friend is wrong. It's perfectly legal to carry a round chambered in PA.
Thats a relief. Hate to think Ive been doing it wrong for 29 years. I never heard that one either., LOL.
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I think that pertains to OPEN carry only, since open carry is neither "legal" or "illegal" in PA.

Since getting a CC in PA is so easy, I don't see the point, but for people without CC permits who open carry, I believe the technical letter of the law is you can't "open carry a loaded firearm", and when you get in your car, you have to remove the gun and put it in a locked case since now, it is "concealed".

So, the confusion is, if you don't have a CC permit in PA, you can't "conceal" a firearm. If you open carry, it cannot be "loaded", but it's one of those laws, if you ask 50 cops you'll get 50 different answers.

Concealed in PA means "hidden from view", so , it would cause a person much less grief to invest the 20 minutes and get a CC permit, and then just keep it concealed. If you have a T-shirt draped over a Desert Eagle it's still concealed and you're fine.

The only reason I like this "open carry by proxy" law is that, if I'm reaching for a can of Lima beans and some soccer mom sees the butt of my SP101, I can't be charged with "brandishing", the open carry legal grey area protects us from the accidental exposure of a concealed firearm.
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What does everyone do in summer with shorts and collared shirt? Surely u cant effectively hide a full 1911 or revolver??? Can u?
I do, and I live in Florida.

I started CC with a full-size, because I didn't see the point in

having a pistol I couldn't enjoy at the range. 1911s, 92FSs, GP35s

all get put in the rotation. I do have some smaller stuff now, but

I usually carry full size.
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I do, and I live in Florida.

I started CC with a full-size, because I didn't see the point in

having a pistol I couldn't enjoy at the range. 1911s, 92FSs, GP35s

all get put in the rotation. I do have some smaller stuff now, but

I usually carry full size.
I carry a GP100 in shorts and t shirt, but then I live in NC.
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My GP100 is far too valuable to carry in town. I need it back here

on the property for pest control. With a shorter barrel it is a great

CC.
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I carry a man's gun...I feel sorry for you folks who kan't carry anything better than a .380...

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My concealed carry gun is a gen3 Glock 34. This is the longer slide version of the 17. Frankly I find I am considerably more accurate with it than my 17. I love my 34 but Glock's have a terrible trigger. I'm not going to modify a trigger on a carry gun either. This year I plan on making my off duty a RAP in 9mm I now own. Only because I'm almost as accurate with it because it has such a better trigger. Frankly I've never understood then desire for tiny guns. I see my guns though as potential lifesavers for me. I'm not a person that can shoot a compact or subcompact as good as a full size handgun.
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Carry either a .45 Colt or a .45 ACP because they pack a lot of wallop. Carried IWB. Wear wranglers and a button up shirt, sometimes the shirt tail is out but most of the time it's blouses over my gun.

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