concealed carry guys..... opinions.... What do you carry every day?

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by 70skylark350, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    I see that. Hope it doesn't bring the prices down.

    Went Gandering today to check out some auto's and I liked the S&W Shield 9. Seems like a nice size to carry.
  2. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Im not worried. I don't think they will ever come close to the craftsmanship of the originals. The new Cobra has the finish of a frying pan. The original snakes are in a class by themselves.

    The place by me has the Shields in 9 for $379.
  3. TORQUED455

    TORQUED455 Well-Known Member

    What's a good summer carry? What's with the pens?
  4. DaWildcat

    DaWildcat Platinum Level Contributor

    Just one of many ways to prop up a pistol for the sake of a photo.

  5. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    They're actually called a prop rods. They make really fancy ones out of acrylic with the gun maker logos on the ends.
  6. DaWildcat

    DaWildcat Platinum Level Contributor

    I prefer invisible prop rods, LOL. This is my latest acquisition, as of just last week, a Remington R1 Enhanced Commander in .45 ACP. Some really nice features right out of the box. All I did was a re-grip and a magwell.


  7. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    375. at Gander. Says he will match web prices. Found one for 329. We shall see.......
  8. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    I have one. They're ok. Mine shoots waaaaaay low for some reason. Did you look into the bodyguard 380 or the Ruger LCP? My cousin used to carry a Derringer inside a High Standard wallet holster back in the 70's. The wallet had a hole in the middle and he carried it in his back pocket. These days the BATFE has deemed them NFA weapons:rolleyes: Not fair to the criminals

    Devon- Nice Remington! the 1911 platform is my all time favorite SA. Your not a true 1911 owner till the recoil spring and plug hit the ceiling when your cleaning it :Dou:
  9. efogs400

    efogs400 Well-Known Member

    For any of you who are confused just feel lucky you don't live here. I cannot wait for the day I move.

    Born and raised in MA, I left it in my rearview mirror in 2000 and never looked back, it will always be home but between the climate, the politics and the legislation, I will never live there again.

    Oh, and a S&W M&P 9MM for carry, a S&W 637 for the wife.......

    BUICKRAT Torque Rules!

    My favorite way to buy...

    Saves all that PIA paperwork...
  11. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors

    Thats Awesome! Congrats! I love Walther Pistols! :beer
  12. Topcat

    Topcat Got TORQUE?

    Check out the Colt Mustang......just like a small 1911.
    Easy summer carry if you get the "Pocketlite" version.

    Peace WildBill
  13. 2001ws6

    2001ws6 last of the v8 interceptors

    Or if you have a M1 Garand and the first time you load it and you leave your thumb in a little too long loading the en bloc clip. Ouch.. lol never did that again. :pp
  14. DasRottweiler

    DasRottweiler -BuickAddict-

    Gutta luv that "ping" when the last round in the bandolier clip heads down range.
    Luv the WW2 stuff. Jim

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  15. DaWildcat

    DaWildcat Platinum Level Contributor

    To my Massachusetts friends,

    In keeping with the original topic more or less, I'd love some input.

    I'm in Michigan, with a valid CPL (Concealed Pistol License). I've done quite a bit of reading MA law, and MA sure does have some "gray" areas.

    In 2014 I enjoyed hosting a couple of Japanese dignitaries for their first visit to the States here in Michigan. It was a big deal locally, the whole visit with the Mayor and handing over the "key to the city" and all the pomp and circumstance. They really enjoyed their experience target shooting with some very competent, licensed instructors, coupled with those of us who enjoy shooting and were there for translating, education for this and making sure all was safe. Yes, for anyone is asking, they were legally visiting here in every respect.

    We're planning to have them over again. BUT, I'm planning a trip to meet them in MA, we're hoping to spend a day target shooting at a range while there. I'd like to travel with my registered pistols that are already on the MA "ok" list, including magazine capacity, and will travel with them locked up in the trunk of the car.

    We're an "organized group", but what the hell is the criteria for an "organized group"? I'm guessing they mean a Massachusetts organized and recognized rifle/pistol club.

    So Massachusetts folks, have you had any out-of-towners coming in from out of State with pistols on a more casual basis, say, shooting on your property? I'd be happy to hear of any and all experiences.


    PS I'm aware that a non-resident can apply for a MA license just for this sort of thing. I'm just hoping to know more.
  16. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    A quick look on the Mass website says you need to apply in person for a temporary non resident permit. This is exactly why we need national reciprocity in this country. Your Michigan permit should be good in all 50 states like a drivers lisence
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  17. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    My wife agrees on the Bodyguard .380
    Gayle's Carry (2).jpg
  18. Topcat

    Topcat Got TORQUE?

    I am all for reciprocity but i am not for constitutional carry which lets anyone without a criminal record carry a gun. I think that there should be some control and requirements on who is granted the right to carry a weapon outside their home.

    We have lifetime Concealed Carry permits here in Indiana :Brow::TU:

    Peace WildBill
  19. skylarkpaul

    skylarkpaul Well-Known Member

    Springfield Armory XD 9 sub compact 15 round

    my 23 year old daughter and I did the conceal and class together last winter, shot a lot of rental guns before we purchased ours.

    Got a deal on my used XD and I bought her a new M & P compact.

    It was a great experience and a lot of fun.
  20. DaWildcat

    DaWildcat Platinum Level Contributor

    Yup, that's been my conclusion as well. There are real-life horror stories out there about folks who did things not so correctly, and some who DID and STILL got their butts kicked, including incarceration.

    Thanks Massachusetts, happy to visit, won't be staying long.


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