posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 03:44 PM
The best weapon for concealed carry? You gentlemen have given me a lot to think about. Just to stir the pot I'll through in my two cents worth.
I have been collecting and shooting now for just over fifty years, (first was 22 rifle at the tender age of seven), with about every weapon known to
modern man. I can tell you with complete confidence, there is no one perfect hand gun for all occasions.
I live in East Tennessee, so we have a real change of seasons. What works in the hot, humid, summer with slacks or shorts, will be lost in the winter
under a heavy coat with gloves. I have four pistols out of a collection of more than fifty, that I carry regularly.
First for summer, that means shorts or light slacks, with a polo or T shirt and no jacket. I have selected a Ruger LCP in 380 ACP as my go to summer
gun. It's small, compact, reliable with any ammo I have tried, and lite enough to carry in my pocket or an ankle holster.
Fall means cooler weather here in Knoxville, so boots, jeans and vest are common. Boots equal no ankle holster right off, and a vest means inner
pockets. Inner pockets lets me switch up to another old friend, my Colt Agent snub nose in 38spl. It's lite, small, and being a revolver never
jammes, and I can fire a perfect score with it at 10 yards. For over a hundred years a 38 wheel gun has protected America, I figure it can do the same
for me. Not to get off track, but maybe if our local LEO's went back to a six shot wheel gun, they wouldn't shoot at an unarmed suspect 47 times.
The winter brings it on special problems. Winter equals cold as a witches tit, sorry witches no offense. Heavy coats, zipped up with a hat and
gloves. Cold weather gloves are a curse to a shooter with a small gun. Your finger won't fit in the trigger guard without putting pressure on the
trigger, and if you are nervous or frightened, well Boom, disaster. In the winter I change to a heaver H&K USP compact for the larger trigger
guard. In .40 caliber it's powerful, reliable, has a hammer, and a safety. So it meet my needs.
When concealed isn't a problem I carry my battered ole Ed Brown commander in .45ACP. Not because I have a reason, it just feels comforting in my
Well that my thoughts. Practice often with what you carry, until you are comfortable, and can hit your target every time. Practice in the rain, when
it cold, in low light, and when you are tired. In real life you don't get to schedule a fight. Oh, one last thing, have fun with it.
Keep your knife sharp and your power dry.