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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2021, 07:43:15 PM »
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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2021, 08:28:40 PM »
everyday carry, hiking in the PNW, biking, camping trips, kayaking, etc. what would you choose.

Depending on the person, their size, and the kind of clothes they wear I think you are better off with two different guns. 

For everyday CCW, I think a single stack small-ish pistol like a M&P Shield or G43 or small revolver like the S&W 442 or Ruger LCR are some of the best because they are small and easy to conceal as well as carry and the easier those two things are for you the more likely you are to always have it on/with you versus leaving it sitting at home.

But, I'd prefer something full size and more capacity on a hiking or camping trip.

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2021, 10:31:49 PM »
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Too oddball to find good carry options, especially if you put a light on it for woods or night camping, gotta find custom holster makers - or use crappy one size fits all generics.

Having had a stalking mt lion in my low power headlamp, then in my trl-1 hl... I like a weapon light.





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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #33 on: February 26, 2021, 10:50:41 PM »
FN FiveseveN
Too oddball to find good carry options, especially if you put a light on it for woods or night camping, gotta find custom holster makers - or use crappy one size fits all generics.

Having had a stalking mt lion in my low power headlamp, then in my trl-1 hl... I like a weapon light.

 :chuckle: :tup:

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #34 on: February 26, 2021, 11:00:29 PM »
I know a lefty with one, in search of a holster.

Like my GFI Kenai, I use a G20 with light.


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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #35 on: February 26, 2021, 11:08:25 PM »
I know a lefty with one, in search of a holster.

Like my GFI Kenai, I use a G20 with light.

 If you add a light to any of the aforementioned handguns, you are likely going to need a custom holster. :chuckle:

 What’s your personal experience with your FiveseveN, have you had these issues?

 I have a Surefire on mine, no issues! :twocents:
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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2021, 12:50:15 PM »
I've had a lot of pistols and revolvers, and over 30+ years concealed carried everything from a 1911 to a Jennings J22 :)

I've done this thought exercise, and while I have no plans to reduce my options (and my EDC for years has been a LCP in .380), if I was forced to pick only one, it would be my Ruger LCR in .38.  If I didn't have that, it would be between that and a 2" barrel Smith.  If I was making a recommendation based on my experience to someone who doesn't have much interest in doing lots of shooting, it would be a .38 snubnose hammerless revolver that feels good in their hands.
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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2021, 01:16:44 PM »
I've had a lot of pistols and revolvers, and over 30+ years concealed carried everything from a 1911 to a Jennings J22 :)

I've done this thought exercise, and while I have no plans to reduce my options (and my EDC for years has been a LCP in .380), if I was forced to pick only one, it would be my Ruger LCR in .38.  If I didn't have that, it would be between that and a 2" barrel Smith.  If I was making a recommendation based on my experience to someone who doesn't have much interest in doing lots of shooting, it would be a .38 snubnose hammerless revolver that feels good in their hands.

The airlight ones dont feel like you have anything in your hand! they have to be a pleasure to pack.
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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2021, 01:20:46 PM »
Yup - big fan of the s&w airweights.

https://www.smith-wesson.com/product/model-442-0


Performance center model 442 with hogue like grip but its crimson trace.

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #39 on: March 01, 2021, 01:37:57 PM »
I'm by no means anything approaching a handgun expert, but for where I live and work, my glock 20 10mm is about as good as it gets. I know it's full size, but even if I lived in the city, I'm so fond of it that I would make it work.
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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2021, 01:44:49 PM »
642 for me.

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2021, 01:49:54 PM »
I have a M&P shield in 9mm for conceal/carry and really do enjoy it.  Although I don't always have it on me, sooo I would probably go with a small .380 that was ittybitty.  As the best one is the one you have on you.  Throw it in your pocket and go.

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2021, 02:20:33 PM »
I'm by no means anything approaching a handgun expert, but for where I live and work, my glock 20 10mm is about as good as it gets. I know it's full size, but even if I lived in the city, I'm so fond of it that I would make it work.

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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2021, 02:27:54 PM »
I am not a big fan of the small pistols. I carry a full size ruger american pistol in 45. I have an older stainless ruger P90 that is my woods carry. Its harder to conceal in the summer but its all about how you dress and if im in the woods i open carry usually. I feel these questions are kind of pointless because it all boils down to what you are comfortable with and what you actually want to do. I think the best suggestion is to get your hands on a few different guns and blast away a bit. Then see what you are comfortable with.
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Re: Best All Around Carry Pistol for Versatile Use
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2021, 02:41:15 PM »
Dan-o, I pack it everwhere. No big deal. Out in the woods cutting and logging in Alaska,  or just around town when I get home. But have the time, how concealed it is matters very little.
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