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Old 06-26-2004, 06:17 PM
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Just a good ol' "Pass the time" topic........curious to what you guys are carrying/ shooting as your primary carry/self defense weapon. Make, model caliber.
Pictures if you got em!!! We love pics.


Here's mine.......Springfield XD .40

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Old 06-26-2004, 06:35 PM
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Primary carry gun is an alloy framed Para-Ordnance P-12. If I need less gun, I go with a Smith & Wesson M36. Defense ammo is by Pro-Load. Mrs. Charley carries a Kel-Tec P32, her house gun is a Makarov with Novak sights I installed for her. Her ammo is Winchester Silvertips in .32 ACP, the Mak uses Hornady's JHP.
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Old 06-26-2004, 07:06 PM
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Taurus millenium, in 40 S&W. When summertime clothes do not permit...it is a Kel-tec 3AT.
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Old 06-26-2004, 07:32 PM
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Glock 26 or Kel Tec 3AT.
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Old 06-26-2004, 07:43 PM
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Smith & Wesson 380. Nice size to carry and packs enough punch and rounds to be a man stopper
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Old 06-26-2004, 09:07 PM
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4 inch K-Fram size 357 mag. 38 Special +P+ 158 grain lead hollow point. SECOND CHOICE 1911 45 acp OR THE NEW 45 Glock. I have carried about everything at one time or another but I keep comming back to the 4 inch 357 Mag. Confidence I quess. 200 grain Hollow points in the 45 for summer carry. 230 JRN for winter carry.
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Old 06-26-2004, 09:13 PM
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Glock 29 with night sights.
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Old 06-26-2004, 10:58 PM
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I love my Kimber Pro CDP, but when it comes to me "packing" for the defense of my family or myself, my S&W 66 .357 is what I pack. The wife packs a model 60 in .38. Both are loaded with Fed Hydra-shoks. As for home pretection, I've got an old Stevens SXS 12ga with barrels cut to 19 inches. If I don't have time to get to the SXS, the Kimber and the Smith are both in the nightstand.
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Old 06-26-2004, 11:00 PM
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Sig239, 9mm with Federal Hydra-Shok 135gr. or
Ruger SP101, 3", with .38Spec. +P 158gr. LSWCHP ammo.
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Old 06-27-2004, 12:04 AM
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Hi Matt / PA,

My wife and I share several handguns that we carry. Depending upon dress, activity, local, and of course anticipated threat level.

Springfield XD 4" .40 S&W
ParaOrdnance P-12 .45 ACP
Glock G-26 9x19
S&W Md 65LS 3" .357 Mag
S&W Md 649 2 1/8" .357 Mag
S&W Md 642 1 7/8" .38 Spec
KelTec P3AT .380 ACP
KelTec P32 .32 ACP

We have additional handguns, but those listed above see the CCW duties. I will usually carry either the XD .40 or the G-26 as my primary and the P3AT as a BUG. The wife normally has the 642 or the G-26 as her primary and sometimes will carry the P32 as a BUG. Though the other guns listed above will sometimes get rotated in for various reasons.

The carry loads vary from gun to gun. It's fair to say that either Corbon, Speer Gold Dots, or Federal Hydrashoks get the nod most of the time! The exception is the .357 Magnums which get Federal Classic 125 grain JHP when carried with magnum loads. Though they sometimes have the same Speer Gold Dots 135 grain .38+P's we use in the short barreled .38, as they have less muzzle flash and will expand when fired from a 2" barrel.

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