I thought it would be a nice ice breaker to share with one another what our choice of daily carry is.
When I first began to investigate firearms for personal protection and concealment, I was overwhelmed with the multitude of options available.
Ultimately I decided on two different firearms: The Glock 27 .40 Cal and the Rugar LCP .380
See attachments for a picture of my daily carry. I encourage you to share pictures of yours too!
I carry the Glock in a Crossbreed holster. WONDERFUL IWB holster that is comfortable and easily concealed. Especially for a heavy set guy like myself. I highly recommend it.
The Ruger is on my person anytime I don't want to lug around the Glock. A great little pocket pistol that holds 6 rounds and 1 in the hole. Many people think .380 is a joke, but I'd rather have it than nothing at all.
Now...what do you guys use?
Call me old fashioned, but I carry either a fixed sighted Ruger Gp100 or a Ruger SP101 in .357 Magnum. I carry Speer Gold Dot .38 Special 135 grain GDHP in the SP101. And the IMI Timberwolf .357 Magnum PUMP ACTION carbine make a nice "woods walk" companion to the revolver. All in all a nice combo I think.---gp100man
Ruger makes some fine weapons, and the GP100 is one of the best revolvers on the market. I like the pump action IMI too, you don't see many of those. I am thinking of trading my Ruger LCP for a Ruger LCR. I miss having a revolver.
Thanks Michael, Like the fadora, gotta get one of those. I always said "six for Sure". But with the Ruger LCR you can change that old saying into "Five for Sure". Reliablity and shot placement are more important than firepower I think. And your right the Pump .357 Magnums are hard to find. The IMI/Springfield and Beretta Gold Rushes are out of production. The Uberti Lightning is in production, but are so hard to find, they might as well be OOP. I'm considering switching from pump to lever action. The Winchester 1873 is new this year 2013-357 magnum model is due out any day now. Probably on the boat from Japan as we speak. The Henry Big Boy and Rossi R92 are also out for consideration. If my tax return is right, I'm going to get the Winchester 1873. I understand that Miruko(probably not spelled right) out of Japan are making really good quality firearms. However the price--Wow---$1,300.00. I can buy two Rossi R92s for that. Not sre what to do. Still studying it.
I've heard the newest versions of the Rossi are prone to have issues, so I would avoid those. I'm not familiar with the Miruko, but the Henry is always a good choice. I would like to add a .357 or .44 lever to my collection at some point, I've always liked them. I've been shopping for an LCR locally, but haven't found one yet. I hope that changes soon:-)
Your right Michael, the Henry Repeating Arms "BIG BOY" is a good choise, and a better price than the Winchester, but who can find one? Also, I wonder if the newer post huricane Sandy Henrys are going to be of the same good quality as the pre Sandy Henry's. I suspect that they will be every bit as good or better. I know that huricane Sandy set them way back on their production lines. The price of the Winchester is probably going to be out of my league. The company is MIROKU from Japan, imported by BACO Inc,,Morgan, Utah.
There is a good video on the field and stream homepage on the new 1873 Winchester. See Ya for now-----gp100man.
Bare with me Machael, I'm not very good with computers yet. But I think that link was supposed to be as follows:
Thanks for the links! Either of those would be an excellent choice, but for the price, I would have to go with the Henry. Something about that rifle just makes me all giddy:-)
Smith & Wesson 38spl airweight bodyguard. Silver with black handle. Crimson trace laser. I like the reliability of wheel guns, and it's sort of a family thing. We all get our concealed when we turn 21. My pistol was a 21st B-day gift from my father, so its sentimental to me too. I just put it between my belt and my lower back, though I've been looking for a nice leather IWB holster.
I carried a 642 for years, and unfortunately traded it. I'm in the market for another snubby, I miss mine.