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DocClark340
08-23-2012, 1:06 PM
CCW Poll. How do you carry, what do carry and why?

Everyone has their experience of what works and what doesn’t. Carrying is one of those things that are personal as we all have different body types and shapes. Things like where you have to carry, what your attire allows or requires, that influences your choices.

This poll is a “What works for you”

IWB?
Fanny Pack/Pouch?
Pocket?

Put your two cents in this should be interesting………..

:gunsmilie: :gunsmilie: :detective: :detective: :gunsmilie: :gunsmilie:

Dantedamean
08-23-2012, 1:12 PM
My CCW application was denied.

DocClark340
08-23-2012, 1:13 PM
My CCW application was denied.

From what city??????

Agent Orange
08-23-2012, 1:22 PM
Shouldn't this be in the CCW section?

I carry a very small (to compensate for my enormous penis) 9mm auto IWB.

Dantedamean
08-23-2012, 1:27 PM
From what city??????

Glendora. We only have 1 active CCW for something like 50K people.

kaligaran
08-23-2012, 1:28 PM
Shouldn't this be in the CCW section?

I carry a very small (to compensate for my enormous penis) 9mm auto IWB.

QFT

I also carry a very small 9mm IWB.

J.D.Allen
08-23-2012, 1:28 PM
CZ 75B SA 9mm. Mostly OC in a czech police leather thumbsnap holster I got from sgammo.com.

When I do CC it's in a OWB leather pancake holster with a tension adjustment screw. Strong side with a shirt over it.

Zimz
08-23-2012, 1:30 PM
I'll bite...

My EDC is a full size XD .40. I use my Crossbreed IWB holster most of the time. I'll use a Smartcarry for running or a Grabit leg rig if i'm riding my motorcycle in full leathers. I havent had issues with any of them.

As for why? I'll leave out the specifics of my "good cause", but I carry because my service to this country has removed the blinders over my eyes and I know the world is not always a pretty place. My life is my responsibility to protect. The only people I would trust with my life are family, and those who I call family through bonds of duty, sweat, and blood.

Curley Red
08-23-2012, 1:33 PM
Ruger SR9C in a Crossbreed IWB. One in the chamber with safety on.

J.D.Allen
08-23-2012, 1:39 PM
One in the chamber with safety on.

Me too. But since mine is SA I thought it kinda went without saying :D

NotEnufGarage
08-23-2012, 1:40 PM
Wrong forum.

Backcountry
08-23-2012, 1:41 PM
1911, condition 1, IWB or OWB; or 642 OWB or AIWB.
Because when seconds count the police are only minutes away.

NoJoke
08-23-2012, 1:42 PM
My CCW application was denied.

x2 (at least in CA)

In the rest of the peaceful, rational nation I carry a snub nose .357

...it brings a tear to my eye whenever I shoot it at the range.


NO REALLY....it does! :D

Too Slow
08-23-2012, 1:45 PM
3 different on the ccw.

mostly .38 ruger lcr in ankle holster with tucked in shirts
kahr pm .380 in pocket with shorts/jeans
smith m&p .40 compact in smart carry when the mood strikes

Glock22Fan
08-23-2012, 1:46 PM
I carry a very small (to compensate for my enormous penis) 9mm auto IWB.

I carry a huge heavy semi-auto on my right hip. I need to carry this way to balance the fact that I dress left.


Seriously though, a G22 in a black Galco owb attached to black jeans, hidden under a loose shirt and/or jacket.

ap3572001
08-23-2012, 1:52 PM
As a rule, its a S&W 3914 or S&W three inch model 65 for off duty. Because thats all I need.

Rockit
08-23-2012, 2:00 PM
[QUOTE=NoJoke;9188584
In the rest of the peaceful, rational nation I carry a snub nose .357
...it brings a tear to my eye whenever I shoot it at the range.

NO REALLY....it does! :D[/QUOTE]
I feel your pain. I have a S&W 340sc that lives in my pocket. Not a fun thing to shoot.

Will do the job for it's intended purpose though!

fizux
08-23-2012, 2:01 PM
Outside of CA, I recently went to a Five-seveN. Before that, a 1st gen G21 that I bought shortly after getting my first CCW (w/ pre-1994 mags). Usually carry OWB w/ Galco paddle or pancake; sometimes the Fobus. When I carry, I don't really stress about inadvertent exposure (except TX), because open carry is socially acceptable in most of the places I travel.

In CA: I am a resident of SF. I get snarky remarks when I get caught committing thoughtcrime.

Drivedabizness
08-23-2012, 2:01 PM
Glock 23 w/retention rig from 5.11 tactical and I also have MC vest w/gun pockets.

Full disclosure - I have the approval but have not completed training, etc so am not carrying just yet.

DocClark340
08-23-2012, 2:22 PM
As for why? I'll leave out the specifics of my "good cause", but I carry because my service to this country has removed the blinders over my eyes and I know the world is not always a pretty place. My life is my responsibility to protect. The only people I would trust with my life are family, and those who I call family through bonds of duty, sweat, and blood.

Sorry for the confusion on the why, more to the point “why do you carry it in a particular rig in a particular place on the body?”

Good comfortable rig, convenience, it’s the only place I can hide the SOB?

Hahahahahaahh……………….

So far good responses.

I figured out the wrong forum. :kest: can it get bounced to the CCW forum?

:stupid: :iagree: :kest: :xeno: :oops:

pontiacpratt
08-23-2012, 2:47 PM
Kahr PM9 in IWB Minotaur holster 2:30-ish.

DocClark340
08-23-2012, 3:11 PM
Kahr PM9 in IWB Minotaur holster 2:30-ish.

So appendix carry J? Or more 3:30 behind the hip?

rix
08-23-2012, 3:35 PM
Glock 26 IWB. YES, there are guns that are more comfortable(My Kahr CW9) but,it still hides pretty well under a dark T-shirt. And I like the option of carrying a Glock17 mag as a spare...28rds total.

ragenmoan
08-23-2012, 4:13 PM
i do not have a ccw but i do carry (concealed) a Colt Mustang at my privately owned business because i have to transport cash. i carry the daily sales back to my car (not parked in public street) and then unload and put it in a locked container in the car (not in a glovebox). i think i'm within the law to do this.

drifter2be
08-23-2012, 4:22 PM
Kel Tec P11, 1 round chambered 10 rounds in the mag, 2nd mag in the pocket if I have the room. I like the particular gun because the trigger isn't half bad, much nicer than the LC9 I used to have, while slightly larger than most single stack 9mm carry guns its noticeably less bulky than a G26 and still has a 10 round magazine capacity with 12 round mags available.

Gun is in a kydex IWB holster carried at 3 o'clock. Not the most comfortable thing in the world (the kydex holster) but it gets the job done and I like the way it holds the gun in place along with how easy it is to draw from. I carry for the same reason I have carried a large pocket knife almost every day of my life when I was living in CA, personal protection. Bad ish can happen to you at any time, any day, without any warning, so why not be prepared.

Fjold
08-23-2012, 4:46 PM
S&W M&P 40C in a Crossbreed Supertuck (IWB) at 8:30, 10+1
Full size 1911 in 45 ACP in a T&T IWB at 8:30, 8+1

I'm left handed.

selfshrevident
08-23-2012, 4:53 PM
Shouldn't this be in the CCW section?

I carry a very small (to compensate for my enormous penis) 9mm auto IWB.

I too have an enormous penis that prevents me from carrying IWB because the hog is wrapped around my waist like the tail of a Super Saiyan warrior. Occasionally though I can fold my kahr p380 into the foreskin when I choose to carry it during summer. In that case my hog usually assists in the draw and re-holstering of the weapon. The only other option for me is anal carry when I choose to carry my G27.

pontiacpratt
08-23-2012, 7:58 PM
So appendix carry J? Or more 3:30 behind the hip?

I carry it slightly more forward then directly on my hip. I found having it further front minimized the grip poking out when bending over. It's probably in my head but I feel more confident with it there.

dougtoni
08-23-2012, 8:12 PM
I have mutiple ccw's. I always carry iwb. It just works for me. If im at the range or out hunting, then i carry owb. Basically i carry dependinv on what im wearing and the weather. I carry a full size, compact and snubby all iwb.

adrenaline
08-23-2012, 8:24 PM
I also have multiples (HK). I choose to carry my HK45c most of the time. IWB Crossbreed Supertuck. 8+1 in chamber safety off. Right around 3:30-4. Works about perfectly for me. If I go running, I'll toss it in my Maxpedition (slower draw...but it is still on me).

TempleKnight
08-23-2012, 8:54 PM
HK USP compact 9mm IWB Crossbreed Supertuck.

DFence
08-23-2012, 8:57 PM
IWB Dan Wesson CBob. Slim and full of punch to do the job.

Single IWB mag and I'm set. If I can't do it in 16 rounds im headed for the long gun!

gunprofit
08-23-2012, 9:37 PM
S&W 637 in ankle holster. When I go heavy I carry Kimber 45 Pro Carry 3" barrel in SOB rig. I conceal it by untucked shirt or light jacket during winter.

Nor Cal Scot
08-23-2012, 10:05 PM
G19, IWB, Holster

snubbyfan
08-23-2012, 10:10 PM
S&W 442 in a strong side pocket holster when it's hot out. Strong side 4 o'clock belt carry with untucked shirt when the weather cools. I keep 2 loaded 5 shot quick strips in my off side front pocket.

General
08-23-2012, 10:21 PM
M&P .45-Cozy Partner at 8:30 for bike riding, throttle on right also have Ted Blocker for shoulder rig. 10+1 safety + 2 xtra mags:cool2:

Guncrafter-Garrett Fusion at 4:00 also shoulder rig by Black Hills Leather.
7+1 = 2 xtra mags:43:

XD 9mm sub at 4:00 in Nate2 Tactical Pro also Blackhawk Serpa shoulder rig but not as comfy as leather 10+1 + 2 xtra mags:cool:

Of course the XD sub is most comfortable and sometimes I go with that and a shoulder rig.:2guns:
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DocClark340
08-24-2012, 1:58 PM
M&P .45-Cozy Partner at 8:30 for bike riding, throttle on right also have Ted Blocker for shoulder rig. 10+1 safety + 2 xtra mags:cool2:

Guncrafter-Garrett Fusion at 4:00 also shoulder rig by Black Hills Leather.
7+1 = 2 xtra mags:43:

XD 9mm sub at 4:00 in Nate2 Tactical Pro also Blackhawk Serpa shoulder rig but not as comfy as leather 10+1 + 2 xtra mags:cool:

Of course the XD sub is most comfortable and sometimes I go with that and a shoulder rig.:2guns:
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I was looking at the Nate2 as I hear it is very comfortable. What’s your report on it?
:lurk5: :helpsmilie:

rromeo
08-24-2012, 3:18 PM
S&W Model 65 with a 3" barrel in a Gould & Goodrich pancake, with a shirt or jacket covering it.

rabagley
08-24-2012, 4:25 PM
S&W 642 PP in a Pocket-Roo holster in my right front pocket.

At least I will when my WA-state CPL comes in and I'm in a place that doesn't prohibit firearms.

paul0660
08-24-2012, 4:38 PM
Where is the poll?

Bobby Ricigliano
08-24-2012, 4:54 PM
Glock Foh-tee. Too Short...Fiddy Cent... I'm the only one in this room qualified to carry concealed.......