View Poll Results: I prefer to carry a revolver or auto for OC.

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  • Revolver inside waist band.

    2 5.13%
  • Revolver belt holster.

    4 10.26%
  • Revolver shoulder holster.

    0 0%
  • Revolver bandoleer style.

    0 0%
  • Revolver other.

    0 0%
  • Semi-Auto inside waist band.

    2 5.13%
  • Semi-Auto belt holster.

    27 69.23%
  • Semi-Auto shoulder holster.

    1 2.56%
  • Semi-Auto bandoleer style.

    0 0%
  • Semi-Auto other.

    3 7.69%
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Thread: Revolver vs. Semi-Auto

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    If other, please explain.

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    Don't you mean "Semi-auto"?



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    I voted based on the assumption that it meant semi-auto. No, I don't carry a fully automatic weapon on my belt.

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    What is theSemi-automatic other carrythat is winning? Thigh rig? Ace

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    I'm glad you put which mode of carry is "preferred' because I carry IWB at work all day long (printing like crazy but no one's said anything, go figure) and as soon as I get home the first thing I do is get my OWB holster out and let a big sigh of relief.
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    ace1001 wrote:
    What is theSemi-automatic other carrythat is winning?
    Lots of folks carry small autos such as a P3AT or LCP in a pocket holster, one reason it is so hard to find .380 ACP these days.

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    That would not be OC in a pocket unless the grips were exposed. I didn't have ankle carry for the same reason. Ace

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    NightOwl wrote:
    I voted based on the assumption that it meant semi-auto. No, I don't carry a fully automatic weapon on my belt.
    Why not? That would definitely send a message...
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    So far, autos are 75% of the OC guns. I should have specified off duty. That would have been interesting. Autos are probably 90% of duty weapons. Ace

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    I did not vote becuase:
    Well, I carry both, and different styles for each. and I am a lefty for shooting.

    I am in an "Open-Carry Only" state, so when i have the revolver on me it getscarried in a nylon clip-on holster with a belt through the belt loop on the holster,
    When I lived in FL I used the same holster, but placed in the pants in the small of my back with no belt. (I mostly wore shorts down there)

    For my Desert Eagle, I wore a tactical holster on the thigh, and that gun was still too large to be carried in a holster. So I am downsizing to a G23, I'll let you know what I find comfortable with that when it gets here.

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    ace1001 wrote:
    That would not be OC in a pocket unless the grips were exposed.
    Maybe it is just a "VA (un)tuck" thing.

    VA requires OC in restaurants. (I have heard that) some/many CHP holders choose to disregard this law, but the few times I have actually seen someone expose their carry handgun, over half the time has been them hooking the handle on the lip of their pocket. It can be pretty done fairly discreetly, and, in fact has to be to preclude the appearance of brandishing. I do this myself and I don't think it has ever been noticed by anyone who is uninitiated.

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    Tough call, Multi-choice?

    I have carried my revolver IWB whan I had CCW provisions, now I carry it OWB on a belt. I also carried a verylarge semi-auto in both a tactical leg holster and a bandolier holster due to it's size & weight would make any other method of carry impossible.

    Now that I am getting a smaller lighter Semi-Auto, it is still going to by OWB and fully open due to state laws.

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    Nutczak wrote:
    I did not vote becuase:
    Well, I carry both, and different styles for each. and I am a lefty for shooting.

    I didn't vote for similar reasons. I have a pancake holster that can double as an IWB holster that allows me to carry my Ruger Redhawk. Prefer that when I carry that. But sometimes, I carry a semi-auto, and then I prefer a shoulder holster. It all depends!

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    Depends on my mood. I have a better holster for my auto, but I shoot my revolver better.

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    In Town Carry: Taurus PT-1911 .45ACPin a Serpa left side @ about 9 o'clock

    Camping/Hiking: Ruger Redhawk 5.5" barrel .44Magnumin a not so great Nylon holster, yes, I am going to get something better when I find and can afford it

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    curtm1911 wrote:
    In Town Carry: Taurus PT-1911 .45ACPin a Serpa left side @ about 9 o'clock

    Camping/Hiking: Ruger Redhawk 5.5" barrel .44Magnumin a not so great Nylon holster, yes, I am going to get something better when I find and can afford it
    Both good choices. I carry a Ruger Redhawk 5.75" barrel .44 Magnum in a Rob Leahy IWB pancake holster. It works great. I can carry it in town, and it is discreet. (This assumes someone paranoid and trained in gun detection, like an S.S. agent, isn't around.) Because I commute between town and woods a lot, my typical carry gun is my .357 S&W M&P model 340, 2" barrell, Scandium. Yes, it has a hell of a recoil, I feel it in my web, and it's not the original heavy duty .357, but it will stop even a grizzley if you shoot at the spinal chord at the base of the bear's neck, and if you are up close and personal with such a creature, it will be an adequate defense. (Yes, avoiding the bear, or spraying it with bear spray would probably be better.) The Ruger Redhawk is better for wilderness protection, and when I can, I carry it.

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    Glock 21 in a paddle Fobus.

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    I most often carry IWB because I have to CC most of the time but I PREFER to carry OWB most of the time.
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    I currently don't have many retention holsters. I do have a DeSantis Thumb Break Scabbard for two of my guns. When I OC, I use either of those guns. However, I think the snap is too easy to defeat. I have a Safariland ALS on order.

    **Occasionally** I'll OC with the gun in the appendix position in an IWB holster. I have more control over the weapon in this position, though some retention would be good (even if it's just a snap).

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    In town Hi-Point .45 in pro star holster two extra magazines in leather home made pouch .
    camping / woods .357 Ruger new model Black hawk in Bianchi holster both holsters each have a dedicated belt .

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    Omg complete EPIC FAILLLLLL today I was all gun ho and good to go carrying my new hi point (cough brick) 45 in a abmbadexterious unlce mikes size 15 holster. Holy cray this thing was so heavy the gun was 2 inches off my body so I wont be OC'ing in that thing ever again. Did I say Epic Fail again,I was so excited to OC in Walmart and a complete failure in that holster.
    Any Ideas???? other than getting rid of this thing

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