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Old August 14th, 2009, 07:16 PM   #1
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For those that carry

What do you carry?
What type/brand/material holster?
Where on your body do you carry?
How often and for how long do you carry?
What things do you like/dislike about your holsters/locations?


If your wife/girlfriend/sister/bootycall/female neighbor carries, I'd be even more interested to know the same things about her.

Getting ready to spend some money.

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Old August 14th, 2009, 07:25 PM   #2
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My girlfriend carries a Springfield XD sub compact 9mm.

She does not always carry it but when she is going out or won't be home from work until later she carries it.

She uses a hip holster but it bugs her sometimes when she wants to wear a tighter shirt and can't carry and wear the shirt. I'm not positive of the brand or material , but it's not a rigid holster it's like cotton or something soft.

I carry a Springfield XD 45 ACP olive grab green.

I use an XD adjustable paddle holster on my hip. It is plastic and rotates for comfort.

If I have to lean to the side it can be uncomfortable but overall I love the gun and holster.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 07:37 PM   #3
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I carry a para ordinance wart hog .45.
I use bionchi leather holster
I carry high on my waist
I carry mainly when I travel.
some tips:
get a GOOD holster that sits high on the belt. this will keep the barrel of the gun from poking out the bottem of your shirt
keep in mind "love handles" + hip holsters= bad idea. carry in the small of your back if your sporting a muffin top.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 07:43 PM   #4
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Kimber Ultra Carry.
Mexican or Galco SOB.
92.7% of the time.

Keltec P32.
Between my wallet and my ass.
100% of the time.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 08:20 PM   #5
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Unless your a jeans and loose tops kinda girl, you may have to change your wardrobe to be able to carry daily.

I carry a Kahr CW9 in an Comp-Tac MTAC IWB with a pretty far forward cant. It's very comfortable even hiking. I'd like a bug in an ankle rig some times though. May pick up a keltec.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 08:34 PM   #6
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I carry a Taurus .357 in a bagmaster nylon inner waistband holster in the small of my back. Comfortable when sitting and standing. T-Shirt easily conceals it. Used to carry all the time.... not so much anymore.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 08:46 PM   #7
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I carry all the time I drive all day long in and out of a commercial vehicle so comfort is important. Depending on what I am doing I either carry a sub Glock .40 in a Galco rigged holster at right behind my hip. Or my Kimber full size .45 in the pants with t-shirt and open button down shirt or some times a tach vest. As stated above it is harder for the ladies that like to wear things tight (not complaining) but does make it harder to hid. JUST DO NOT shove it in your purse LOL as that is the first thing they steal. Want to see the pics of set-up that you end up with?
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Old August 14th, 2009, 08:48 PM   #8
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I carry a glock 23 (.40 cal) in either a galco leather SOB holster or a kydex paddle holster. I had a Kel-tec p32 and carried that in a desantis nemisis holster in my back pocket.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 08:55 PM   #9
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If you want a 40...springfield XD sub. if 45 is more your flavor, 4" XD 45.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 08:58 PM   #10
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When I was with my first wife I bought her a sig 232 in stainless and she carried it in a galco purse... or a IWB holster. For the guys on here you should check out crossbreed holster for a IWB holster.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 09:21 PM   #11
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Go on eBay and check out Don Hume holsters, by far the best I have used and the price can't be beat. I have one for my sig 232 and it's very comfortable to carry on my waist.

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Old August 14th, 2009, 09:23 PM   #12
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i carry one and its only for fun.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 09:26 PM   #13
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Smith & Wesson M&P 40cal. compact With a Bianchi retention holster Or a Ruger LCP .380 auto . This lil gun can fit any place you want in, I also use a lil pocket holster for that
I carry everyday! Never will be cought off gaurd.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 09:38 PM   #14
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Kahr PM9 in pocket holster, or IWB. This is the most comfortable for me.

I needed to pick up something extra though, because it was in for service. I got a Smith M&P9 sub-compact. Its a little bigger in length, and certainly wider. However, its got about double the capacity. I can carry it in my pocket, but its a little big/heavy for that. It'll be great in a IWB.

I seriously considered the Keltec PF9 and P32, but I just can't trust the Keltec brand. I think they've made huge improvements, and the price was right, but I opted for the smith.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 10:04 PM   #15
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I've never carried a gun in my life (outside of the military) and lived in and walked the streets of some pretty bad neighborhoods. Never had a problem I couldn't see coming and avoid (other than cops). HOWEVER, I do like guns and one day want to buy one, so this is interesting to read. I have no idea what most of you are talking about, but I'm interested in knowing more.

So after I take the gun safety courses and go out with someone who knows WTF they're doing, how much can I expect to spend on a nice handgun?
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Old August 14th, 2009, 10:18 PM   #16
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I've never carried a gun in my life (outside of the military) and lived in and walked the streets of some pretty bad neighborhoods. Never had a problem I couldn't see coming and avoid (other than cops). HOWEVER, I do like guns and one day want to buy one, so this is interesting to read. I have no idea what most of you are talking about, but I'm interested in knowing more.

So after I take the gun safety courses and go out with someone who knows WTF they're doing, how much can I expect to spend on a nice handgun?
You're in Canton. I recommend stopping in the Firing Line at Ford and Hix.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 10:30 PM   #17
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I've never carried a gun in my life (outside of the military) and lived in and walked the streets of some pretty bad neighborhoods. Never had a problem I couldn't see coming and avoid (other than cops). HOWEVER, I do like guns and one day want to buy one, so this is interesting to read. I have no idea what most of you are talking about, but I'm interested in knowing more.

So after I take the gun safety courses and go out with someone who knows WTF they're doing, how much can I expect to spend on a nice handgun?
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You're in Canton. I recommend stopping in the Firing Line at Ford and Hix.
AS he said. Expect to pay is a vary vauge word. On what you want. it is just like expect to pay for that jeep part. Every one has an opion on it functionality worth and if it is any good at all. SO go look at A LOT of firearms and if you know any one that owns then shot them or rent them. Heck I bet I a lot of us here would take you to the range just for fun becuase we need the practice to.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 11:00 PM   #18
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When you go to buy, Shot as many as you can. Get what feels good to you.
I Carry a Taurus pt 9mm. It is thinner than the XD's or the Glocks. Shots nice. My wife is wanting the same gun.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 11:03 PM   #19
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AS he said. Expect to pay is a vary vauge word. On what you want. it is just like expect to pay for that jeep part. Every one has an opion on it functionality worth and if it is any good at all. SO go look at A LOT of firearms and if you know any one that owns then shot them or rent them. Heck I bet I a lot of us here would take you to the range just for fun becuase we need the practice to.
I guess I could have been a little more clear on what I meant, thanks for the help!

The FL has a range right there. They have many handguns you can rent, before you drop the loot. They also offer the classes you would need right there. Most of the employees are ocifers of the law, but extremely helpful.

I use to have a few range and gun rental passes for their, I'll see if I can find them if you are interested.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 12:28 AM   #20
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I've never carried a gun in my life (outside of the military) and lived in and walked the streets of some pretty bad neighborhoods. Never had a problem I couldn't see coming and avoid (other than cops). HOWEVER, I do like guns and one day want to buy one, so this is interesting to read. I have no idea what most of you are talking about, but I'm interested in knowing more.
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