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Old January 21st, 2017, 10:20 PM   #1
 
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Who rotate their EDC,between Revolvers and Auto's?

I rotate my EDC,revolvers and automatics.I don't rotate revolvers or auto's everyday. I never CC my 1911's just my choice. The biggest revolvers i carry is my CA Bulldog .44 SPL. SP101 .357 Mag. and a few others,442-2,638-3, M&P BG .38 Specials and a few others. Automatics M&P 40 Shield,Taurus PT140 G2 40, PT111 G2 9mm. doing the winter months.




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Old January 21st, 2017, 11:14 PM   #2
 
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I rotate my EDC,revolvers and automatics.I don't rotate revolvers or auto's everyday. I never CC my 1911's just my choice. The biggest revolvers i carry is my CA Bulldog .44 SPL. SP101 .357 Mag. and a few others,442-2,638-3, M&P BG .38 Specials and a few others. Automatics M&P 40 Shield,Taurus PT140 G2 40, PT111 G2 9mm. doing the winter months.
That's a mighty fine rotation plan, and are pretty much all the same makes and models that I would carry. I too would never CC a 1911 or any SA only pistol.

I think in answer to your question, only serious gun enthusiasts with enough memory training and practice would rotate between semi-autos and revolvers regularly. There is nothing wrong with that nor is there anything wrong with choosing to carry only one platform exclusively, but you better know how to use whatever you carry and make the right choices as to the given need of the day.
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I rotate while OC around the property.

I haven't CC'ed any of my rather large

revolvers, yet.
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I live rural, so I have plenty of options.

The only time I really put my EDC auto down is during hunting season or trips to camp. Then I will OC hunting Ruger SA revolvers. They are all to big to CC. Even in a shoulder holster they are hard to conceal under a jacket. The printing is pretty obvious.

When going into town or populated areas where trouble is more likely, my 9mm EDC auto with 1 or 2 spare mags. Its easy to conceal.
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I rotate between my Ruger SP40c and SP101, both are heavy and still looking for something lighter i can carry OWB.
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I'm not sure why I would "rotate". I'd rather be as familiar as possible with one piece and have it with me as often as possible. A single stack pistol covers the bases from cargo shorts front pocket, to IWB or OWB, to nightstand gun quite easily.
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I have changed my carry weapon from time to time in the past but I would never consider a rotation of carry weapons. Over 20 years ago I settled on the snubnose, DAO revolver and never looked back. On occasion, I may carry a different DAO snubnose. Before settling on a revolver I carried a variety of guns with different operating systems, 1911's, other SA semi-autos, DA/SA semi-autos and DA revolvers. However, I would never consider rotating the type of weapon I carried for self defense. In fact, when I would change weapon types I would spend several days training with the new system. I would spend hours on presentation from my mode of carry, dry fire, reloading drills and lots of range time.

I own many different types of firearms and I'm proficient with many different systems but I don't think it's a good idea to switch out critical equipment that will be relied upon in a time of tremendous stress.
Train with what you carry and carry what you train with.

I've always said: "Handguns are like parachutes. You hope you never need it; but if you need it - You need it right now, nothing else with do and it needs to work! "

Things like parachutes, fire extinguishers and handguns must be simple and reliable. Not only does the tool need to be simple and reliable but the operation of the tool needs to be simple and reliable.

I can switch platforms all day long when just shooting for fun. In that environment there's no stress and no risk. That's just shooting for fun and I can go from a H&K P7 to a cap & ball revolver to a 1911 because there's nothing at stake but my pride. However, when training with primary weapons there's a different goal. Consistency and muscle memory go hand in hand.


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I follow this mindset also.


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I'm not sure why I would "rotate". I'd rather be as familiar as possible with one piece and have it with me as often as possible. A single stack pistol covers the bases from cargo shorts front pocket, to IWB or OWB, to nightstand gun quite easily.
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On the road (5+ days per week, truck driver) I usually carry my Beretta PX4 9mm, decocker-only.
At home / around town I have started carrying Ruger SP101 .357mag.



On the road I am on my own, thus the increased capacity (2 reloads).
At home I am in close proximity to the safe (fighting my way to a long-gun).
Around town I am usually in close proximity to my wife, who also carries (and I have a speed-strip / speedloader, up to 3).

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I'm not sure why I would "rotate". I'd rather be as familiar as possible with one piece and have it with me as often as possible. A single stack pistol covers the bases from cargo shorts front pocket, to IWB or OWB, to nightstand gun quite easily.
I agree completely
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I mostly carry a 642 in my pocket. I have carried an LC9 in a cargo pocket, it doesn't work well in reg. pants pocket, it is hard to get out of the pocket. In a belt holster the LC or the 642. I have carried a Model 19 and a 686 in belt holsters. The 686 is not comfortable, I may need a different holster. Now have a lightweight Commander but haven't carried it yet.
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I don't rotate between revolvers and semis but do rotate semis. I'm actually surprised to hear the number of guys who don't rotate at all. I understand the logic of consistency and familiarity. However, there have to be a lot of guys who carry what they like to carry most of the time and what they can carry when what they like is less practical. Maybe I'm too sensitive about printing. The difference between an SR9c and an LC9s isn't that much but I often carry the LC because I feel it conceals better. As far as familiarity, they operate the same. Both chambered and safety on.
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I've switched back and forth a time or two, but have now settled in on revolvers for all my carry needs and that does also include single action revolvers, by the way. My carrying is 99% in the woods against toothy critters and bears don't care about whether I'm printing or not, nor do they shoot back.

I do need a CCL, though, in my state because our climate means only rarely going without a coat or sweatshirt, so the gun will be covered most of the time, if nothing else, just to protect it from the elements. Much easier to get the magnum firepower I want with revolver cartridges. As for the SA, I grew up with SA revolvers and don't feel the least bit at a disadvantage with them for woods work. If I lived in an urban area, though, I might consider going back to semi-autos.
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I try and rotate monthly or so between my EDC's. Right now it's a 1911. Next month it will either be a Glock 34 or 41. Maybe I'll go back to one of my Ruger SA's, either a NM Blackhawk .357 or NM Vaquero.45 colt. Or a S&W model 28. Who knows? Short answer is yeah, I rotate between revolvers and autos. Glock 43 always gets the nod for deep needed concealment.
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My EDC guns have no external safety. My nightstand gun is a Glock and my EDC is an XDS. I do not see any reason to change guns, that might put you at a disadvantage. I doubt any criminal has to make a decision on what gun he's gonna carry today.
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