questionswhat kind of gun do you carry?

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This is my rifle
This is my gun
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I have nothing against guns but you should probably go to a gun forum for gun questions.

You'll get plenty of answers there!

Am I permitted to give some gun forum links here?

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That's not a gun...I'm just happy to see you!

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Can you rephrase that in the form of a Deal based Question? Like what Fire Arm would you recommend for carry if you are on a budget? If that where the question I would say, what ever Fire Arm you are comfortable and confident with but if you are an avid shooter a S&W body guard is a nice choice for dependability in a carry size on a Budget. Also a Bersa Thunder is a cheap carry fire arm that I know from fellow enthusiasts is a reliable option.

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Every downvote is an Anti-Gun person :D

@cebooher3: I would consider deals.woot community to be an open-forum for all sorts of questions. I see no reason why a gun question would not be appropriate.

@philosopherott: if every question in the deals.woot community was about deals, it would be a very boring community... Just saying..

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And to be the first to answer your question @nmchapma: My carry depends on the time of year. In the Summer time when I am wearing shorts/t-shirt I usually stick with my 9MM Beretta Nano or Bersa Thunder .380 as my concealment carry guns. Or if I am open carrying in the summer time (belt holster for instance), I usually go with my Springfield XD9 or Glock 20SF 10mm.

As for the colder months, I usually stick with my Glock 20SF 10mm or Glock 21 .45ACP as they are easier to conceal with jackets on.

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A virtual gun that fires virtual bullets that only works on virtual people. i.e. No gun.

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I have no problem with this question being here. Like said above me this is a place for any and all questions not just deal questions. He double hockey sticks no one complained when someone asked out to get rid of certain insects in his yard. Why complain about guns?

Either way for what I carry nothing. I work on a University Campus sooo yeah not allowed to bring any guns with me 9/10 on my daily trips around and about. If I could carry any gun in existence though I'd like a 9mm 1911. lol don't own one though =/ 1911s cost an arm and a leg but they look sooooo good and the traditional 40 cal is just to large for me.

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Can anyone just answer the question?

Smith & Wesson 9mm M&P

I have my license although I do not carry often, only when it may be necessary.

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@dravack: If you want a nice 1911 at a good price, I would recommend an Iver Johnson 1911 Eagle (It's .45 caliber, but just the same, it's an amazing gun) and can be purchased in the $600 range.

I see no reason in spending $1200+ for a Kimber 1911 when the Iver Johnson does the same thing and is extremely well made.

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I don't carry a gun. I don't even own a pistol. Why do you feel I should carry a gun?

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To answer the question, I CC a Ruger SR9c currently.

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@lparsons42: The question isn't stating that you should own a pistol or carry a gun, it was simply asking who in the deals.woot community actually does.

And everyone has their own reasons for carrying. I carry to protect myself and my family from those that would wish harm on us. There are a lot of evil/crazy people in this world and I have a better chance with a gun than without.

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@coondogg97: Not trying to start a stink here, but what determines when it "may be necessary"? Cross-country trip? Bad part of town? Visits with the in-laws? I've always wondered what that criteria was.

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@robingraves: I think that also depends on the person. I don't know about @coondogg97 but I carry a gun whenever I leave my house period, unless I am going to a gun-free-zone, then I have alternate carry items for personal protection.

(Taser/Fenix TK75 2600 Lumens Flashlight/Knife/other--- not all at once, but just saying there are alternatives to guns)

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@robingraves: No worries, I am not easily offended.

It usually consists of when I am picking up large amounts of money in bad areas or when I am heading to the range.

I know morons who carry to family BBQs. "Oh, because it's my right." So is licking a cows ass sir, but you're probably better off using common sense.

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I carry a Ruger LCP daily - much the same reason I have a spare tire fully inflated and ready for use in all my vehicles...because you never know.

Next purchase will be a 1911. Probably American Classic or Rock Island.

And...if it's not .45 ACP it's not a 1911 regardless of what the logo says.

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@coondogg97: I see...and have to LOL at the cow's ass remark. :) I'm on the same page as you, sort of. I don't carry at all, but I also see the lack of sensibility in a lot of situations like you mentioned. Although it's a right, it can also be a wrong. Thanks for the smile. :)

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I use a Ruger LCP for deep carry, small but not completely useless. In the cars, a para ordnance p-12 .45 in the smaller car and a P-14 .45 in the suburban. A Springfield XD in 357 Sig for the office. For general concealed carry, a Colt Officers model .45 enhanced w factory ivory from the Colt Custom shop.

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And if you'll forgive me, I carry a gun because I don't expect to need it. If I expected to need it, I'd stay home.

It's like the old Texas Ranger carrying his 1911 in church. The lady next to him asked if he was expecting trouble. His response was, "no, if I was expecting trouble I'd have brought my shotgun."

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@taggartlawfirm: Couldn't agree more with your sentiment.

As for the question posed, I carry a Glock 26 in a Crossbreed IWB holster every time I leave the house. It never gets really cold in Florida so I had to go with a gun that can be concealed easily in shorts and a T-Shirt.

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well this question brought out a lot of ignorance and a high degree of misunderstanding.

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Glock 27 .40 cal. w/ Night Sights & CT Laser

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Does a bass cannon count? I only carry one to gigs, but I keep the driver on me all the time.
No guns worth mentioning in my locker, sad to say.

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Usually a ruger LCP in a pocket holster.

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Glock Model 19 9mm for everyday CC, Glock Model 21 .45 ACP for backcountry OC. Also, for the backcountry I always carry bear spray (first defense if not windy) and a Mossberg JIC short barrel 12 gauge shotgun w/Blackhawk recoil-reducing pistol stock for home defense and bear protection when tent camping. I may go to a smaller Glock for CC but still undecided.

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Maybe this person is trying to find a great deal on a gun but can't decide what type of gun to try and find a deal on so they came here to ask what others are carrying.

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My licensed conceal carry is a Glock 26 with Hornady Critical Duty 134gr +P. Usually in a pocket holster but I do have an inside the pants holster as well.

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@xdavex: High five, fellow Glock 26 man!!! I'm usually using the same +P hollow points as well.

I also have a Browning Hi-Power Practical that rarely leaves the house. When I'm in the mood I do carry my Walther PPK-S, chambered for 380 auto. It isn't as practical as the Glock, but it makes me feel cooler. And it does have a decocking lever.

EDIT: What holsters specifically are you using? I live in GA (former FL resident, my CCL there is still valid) and I haven't found one that I like that I can use when I'm not wearing a jacket. I have a Blackhawck CQB that I really like (very firmly holds the weapon, and it can't be pulled out without hitting the release) but that doesn't conceal very well.

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FNH Five Seven in a De Santis holster, with a Galco Mag holder for an extra 20rds.

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Wow, this really changed direction over night. Thanks for the real answers and the funny ones :-) I love Dwight, he's my kind of crazy.

I asked the question because, though I'm no stranger to guns, I only got my CCP a few months ago. My Witness P 9mm (Hydrashok ammunition) has been great through the winter it's a full size frame and but at 5'10" and 170lbs it's not easily concealed during the summer. I'm looking for something smaller, I've considered several compact revolvers, as well as the Ruger LCP. I usually carry in the small of my back because my gun hides there very easily. I'm told the hip is safer but I think that assumes I'm cross drawing the gun which I am not (my palm faces my back, no hollywood). However with something smaller I'm considering a new carry position (pocket is not an option).

EDIT: For concealment I've been using a leather holster made by Wild Bill here in NC.

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@triplebud: The best handgun for CC is whatever one you feel comfortable firing, training with and most especially CARRYING. If it isn't comfortable, you won't carry it.

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Walther PPK, because James Bond.

I don't carry, but I bought a Springfield XD 9mm Subcompact with the intent of getting my CCW permit. I haven't bothered yet, maybe this summer if I have some free time.

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I work in NYC, so all I carry is a Nerf Jolt to protect my desk.

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Thank you all for your replies. A government employee will be visiting you shortly to "admire" your awesome collections

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That's a joke, son..Humor, if you will.

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I carry a Glock 22 (.40 cal). I usually have other weapons on my person as well. I use a shoulder or belt holster depending on the season and where I am going. In our truck lives a Colt .45 and a Mossberg shotgun. And when this gun craze is over, I will have a Sig Saur P226 TACOPS 9mm with CT laser and buy my husband another Glock 22, as I stole his. Having arthritis in my hands prevents me from carrying small guns designed for CC, but the Glock works.

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@zippy the pinhead: I agree with everything you said, but I don't think anyone is going to let me carry the gun a few days to see if it's comfortable. I can rent and shoot them all day and I can handle any pistol well enough to defend myself, but I'd like to get this purchase right the first time.

@j5: I like it :-)

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Tripplebud - is exactly right and I should have given his short answer instead of my long one.
However, to the gentleman who is carrying a 5.7 you might strongly consider carrying something else. Not that it's any of my business.

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@mtm2: .45 ACP is the only real 1911, and, although Colt is still the origional, a company here in NC is making them and I've heard good things, I might check one out later on. I'll see if I can find that name...

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When we were purchasing my wife a CC type handgun we went to the range and she shot a multitude of guns, then we looked at the size and what would be practical in most situations(live in TEXAS). I also spoke with a local LEO. In the end(for our budget) we opted for the Bersa .380 which is what the LEO stated that his wife, and the chiefs wife carried.

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Ouch people down voted the crap out of me....

@devexityspace: your right i was try to bridage a gap that did not need my help.

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For all you pistol-packin' ladies out there, I got a great concealment purse at the local gun show a couple of years ago. It has a side zippered compartment so you don't get it mixed up with your tic tacs and your lipstick. Nice sturdy leather purse with a shoulder strap. I carry a Smith & Wesson .38 snub nose revolver.

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@hgtstr: I think you'll be much better served with the same frame in .40 S&W for PD. Even with title 18 ammunition, single hits with the 5.7 are marginally effective, with civilian ammunition effectiveness is further reduced. Which means you must have expert shot placement. Even commercial projectiles over penetrate badly on soft targets. Ammo is expensive making practice difficult and the muzzle blast and flash are going to shock the hell out of you the first time you fire it in a dark close room. Unless you have access to military ammo AND you expect your agressors to be armored, the .40, .45 and 9mm are better choices.
Plus, God forbid you should be forced to lite up a bad guy, the Grand Jury prosecutor will go to town on you for your "armor piercing cop killer gun" plus, if you have a collateral injury your weapon choice will be submitted to the jury as part of the factors they can consider under the "reasonable" consideration. Just sayin'.

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@dravack: I think you mean a High Power. that is the closest gun i can think of to a 1911 that fires 9mm. A 1911 is a .45 caliber gun. Anything esle is anything else.

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@nmchapma: Look forward to knowing it!

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Thanks for posing the question as I'm in a similar situation with shopping for myself.

And for an answer, my wife carries a Ruger SP101 SA/DA in .357 with hydra-shoks. Bigger gun than I thought she'd want, but she's comfortable with it even with her small frame (5'6", 115 lb). She's good with it, too, so God help anybody that gives her a reason to reach for it.

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@coondogg97: Not that it's any of my business, but how do you find yourself regularly picking up large sums of money in a bad part of town?