How many guns do you carry at a time?

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by monkeyman, Nov 11, 2005.

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  1. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I was looking around another site and saw a thread that kind of surprised me. The same question was asked and I was surprised how many of the responders carried 2 or more. I also was almost frightened at how much ammo some of them carried for their CCWs. So I'm just curious, of those here that are able to carry how many guns do you normally carry on you at a time, not counting any rifles or shotguns or whatever that live in the vehicle, and how much ammo do you carry on you for them? Also do you always make sure to carry a light along with your CCW?
  2. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    On me I typically carry my 1911, with three 7-round Les Baer mags stoked with 230 gr. Hydra-shoks. In one of my front pockets I like to carry my NEA .22 mag mini revolver with five rounds. I don't carry any extra ammo for it, between the two pistols, two extra mags, knife and Surefire flashlight, if that isn't enough then I am SOL.
  3. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I carry a 1911 and a spare mag. The spare mag is for malfunctions, since if I need more than 7 rounds I either should've got out of the situation or brought the AR. :D

    I do carry a Surefire E2e in holster by Gary Brommeland that holds it and my spare mag. Belt and holster is also by Gary.

    I've been in a casino when the lights go out - not fun!
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    When I carry, which is by no means as often as I should, it is two speed loaders to back up a full cylinder of .357. If that won't stop the fight, I should have left before it started.
  5. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Actualy I think its kind of funny to watch the dealers dive across the chips. I suppose I could see an extra mag for malfunctions or enouph to reload once, but I just figure if you need to be shooting and have time to dump 6 shots from a revolver or 7 or more from a semi auto it means the other guy has had time to close with a contact weapon or if they have a gun it means they had time to get off at least as many shots and if more than 12 shots have been fired and no one is dead yet.... Just me. What kind of freaked me out was like one of the guys who carried at least 2 and sometimes 3 guns and 4 hi cap mags for the primairy and at least 2 for each back up, so he was walking around normaly with 2 guns and like 70 rounds of ammo...outside of a flat out true military combat zone where are you going to pop off more than 12 rounds and still be alive and still engaged? And were are all those extra rounds ending up?
  6. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I carry one piece; varies as to which one depending on selected clothing etc. I don' bother with spare mags as a cocealed weapon isn't likely to be used in combat, rather as an extraction tool from a dangerous situation.
  7. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    One 1911 two mags of 230 gr. Hydra-shoks
  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Glock 19 almost always, more guns and mags in the truck. I'd like to find a way to carry a backup on me... Maybe a pocket pistol is the way to go
  9. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I carry my Taurus 24/7 .45 with me in a concealed holster on my back waist with a full 12 round clip. Once in a while I carry an extra clip in a separate belt pouch, but for the most part just the gun and single clip should do. The 230 gr. fmj's should do just fine. I carry a handy 6" Coldsteel tanto folder as well, no matter what.

    I am looking at acquiring a 9mm for easier concealment in the future. Typically, I chain my .45 under the seat of my car when I leave the vehicle. This is mainly because I refuse to get a concealed weapons permit of any kind, as I believe that I alread have the right to carry and should'nt have to acquire the 'privilege' of carrying instead. ;) I just don't want the trouble with law enforcement.
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  10. roofrat

    roofrat Monkey+++ Founding Member

    At work I have a glock22 W/357sig conversion and 1 extra mag for a total of 31 rnds in my brief case. Otherwise it's an east German makarov in 9x18 in a cross draw and an extra mag of 8 HPs in my front pocket.
  11. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Roofrat, how do you like the 357Sig? I was contemplating buying another, maybe a Sig 229 or 226. I have a Glock 32 in .357 Sig, my only problem with the caliber is the cost. I think it is a wonderful load though.
  12. roofrat

    roofrat Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I love it. The loaded ammo is a little more but reloading is actually cheaper. Changing my G22 from 40 to 357sig made a big difference. It's more accurate and the recoil is different. It feels like there's more power/recoil but it's softer. It doesn't make your hand numb after 100 rounds but a little harder on the wrist. I also really like the shape as it applies to feeding. I've never heard of a FTF with 357sig. The difference in sound is pretty noticeable at the range too. 9s and 40s are going pop pop pop and the sig goes BAM BAM BAM. :D
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