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For the past few years, I have had the hardest time deciding on one carry rig and sticking to it.

I go from 1911, to Glock to Sig to Beretta, back to 1911 back to Sig, with the 5906 thrown in there every once in a while just to mix things up. Last year I even made a habit of carrying an Alaskan with 45 Colt Silvertips quite often.

I've been shooting all sorts of platforms for years in IDPA and USPSA and do just as well with all of them (my intent when I started shooting the games was to become proficient in all platforms). The last couple of years, after winning a number of matches and never with the same gun twice, I decided to settle down and pick one. I came to the conclusion that using different guns at matches is fine, but one really needs to become intimate with one if you're going to carry. I don't have time to remember what I'm carrying if, God forbid, I ever need to use it.

I think I finally found the answer and it deals with geography. The area in which I live is fairly rural. The biggest thing I have to worry about is a bear in the woods and usually some drunk/methhead who wants my wallet (which I have yet to come across). We don't have roving gangs (well, except for those pesky deer who like to cross the road) of anything. My wife and I don't frequent bars and the only reason we go to town is to get groceries or to eat.

After talking to my wife (she carries a Pro Carry II in 9mm), I think I've decided on the one I should stick with and keep on my hip.

Unissued Sig P6 in Haugen leather. I only carry the single extra mag, the others are just for games. I just can't believe that 16 rounds of 124gr Hydra Shoks can't take care of what needs taken care of. I just don't think I need to carry the extra weight of a double stack and although Glocks are fine, I can't find any soul in mine. I carried this one on a 5,000 mile road trip to Louisiana and back, so it has some memories attached to it.
 

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I happen to be very fond of my P225, and have no issues packing it. If it wasn't for my 3913, the P225 would be my EDC.
 

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one really needs to become intimate with one if you're going to carry.
That about says it all... kfjdrfirii

WTSHTF is not the time to have to "remember" where the controls that make it go bang are... :eek:

As the late great law man and gun writer Charles "Skeeter" Skelton used to say...

"Beware the man with one gun, because he probably knows how to use it."
 

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South Texas summers are hot and humid, T-shirts are worn over shorts or jeans most of the time. Therefore the one gun for EDC won't work for me. What does work is the method of operation. A 5 shot J frame in an ankle holster works the same as my Sig p-229. Draw weapon, aquire target , and pull trigger if needed. What I am wearing and where I am going is what I factor when decieding what I will be carrying.
Nice call on the P-6, just about idea for most situations.
 

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Bears? 9mm? Better file off the front sight.... that way it won't hurt so much when Old Smokey shoves it where the sun don't shine.... :shock:

I used to carry around all sorts of different ordinance for CCW, but long ago after some soul searching I have arrived the same wisdom you mention. I have settled on the S&W 640-1 Centennial Magnum for tiny gun carry and the Glock G-22 for everything else. Oft times in tandem.

I drive alot on business. Much of my decision was based upon the prospect of vehicles being involved in any altrication I encounter. In fact the last two times I had "an issue" I was on the road. I like the addtitional penetration of the .357 and the .40. I would imagine that well loaded 9 x 19 ammo would be good too.

Since that decision was made I have accumulated multiples of each that way if one goes down or is seized I have others to fall back on. While I have others I like such as the SIG 220, when I train, I train with the 640-1 & the G-22.

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I believe that the one gun idea has a lot of merit. That way, you don't even have to think.......just rely on instinct to operate the gun. I have three carry revolvers.... a M-36 2", M-10 2", and a M-66 2 1/2". However, the one that I actually carry.... is the J frame M-36. I like it's size best of all. It's easy to hide in a pocket with cover shirt, or IWB with just a Tee-shirt and jeans/shorts. It's about 10-15 ozs. lighter to carry.

The larger revolvers have their place, but , that doesn't happen too often, at least around here! For the most part, my travels take me locally, or to the West or North.....away from the weirdness. :roll: I just take some basic protection, my M-36, tucked away in a IWB holster worn cross-draw, if I'm doing a lot of driving.

If I'm out in the woods, on occasion, I might take the larger guns, under a jacket. I only have a Don Hume belt slide for the M-10, and a Bianchi pancake for the M-66. No reason for more. They both can be worn strongside/ cross-draw, to fit any occasion. ;) Bob
 

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Sebago Son said:
Bears? 9mm? Better file off the front sight.... that way it won't hurt so much when Old Smokey shoves it where the sun don't shine.... :shock:
Oh, no, no, no................. I carry the P6 everywhere but the woods. My 4" Redhawk stoked with 300gr LFNGC in front of 21.5gr H110 is relegated to any woods play. ;)
 

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LeMat said:
Sebago Son said:
Bears? 9mm? Better file off the front sight.... that way it won't hurt so much when Old Smokey shoves it where the sun don't shine.... :shock:
Oh, no, no, no................. I carry the P6 everywhere but the woods. My 4" Redhawk stoked with 300gr LFNGC in front of 21.5gr H110 is relegated to any woods play. ;)
Whew! That's Better...... Old Smokey would think twice after about two of those....
 
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