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Old 03-06-2017, 12:30 PM
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Shooting your EDC is like eating broccoli - you do it because it's good for you.

My EDC is picked based on concealability and effectiveness, usually a 3" .45 pistol or snub-nosed .357 revolver. When I shoot for fun, it is to make the smallest group in whatever time it takes. A 6" K-22 Masterpiece falls in this category, along with 4" to 6" centerfire revolvers, and occasionally a 1911.
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:35 PM
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I shoot my 9mm Shield about twice a month (about 75 rounds each time). I also shoot my Full Size 9mm M&P. But I like the full sized one the best.
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:39 PM
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Shooting your EDC is like eating broccoli - you do it because it's good for you.

My EDC is picked based on concealability and effectiveness, usually a 3" .45 pistol or snub-nosed .357 revolver. When I shoot for fun, it is to make the smallest group in whatever time it takes. A 6" K-22 Masterpiece falls in this category, along with 4" to 6" centerfire revolvers, and occasionally a 1911.
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:47 PM
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I carry a M640-3 .357 and I shoot what I carry. Hormany CriticalDefense 120gr. .357 with no issues. I did pick up a box of 158 grain FMJ at Wal Mart for the range. I fired all 50 but it did hurt.
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:48 PM
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I much prefer to carry one that is fun to shoot.
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Old 03-06-2017, 03:44 PM
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If you don't like shooting your carry gun find a new one
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Old 03-06-2017, 04:32 PM
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I wouldn't carry any gun I didn't enjoy shooting. Gotta practice!
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:55 PM
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When I switched from IWB/OWB to Pocket Carry, my EDC was a PF-9. The recoil with that thing hurt, but I was accurate with it, so I shot it just enough to stay proficient and would switch to one of my 'fun' pistols.

When the Shield came out, IT became my EDC Front Pocket Carry (yes.. I can Front Pocket carry a Shield) AND because the recoil is so tame, it became one of my Fun pistols.

So yes... I enjoy shooting my EDC.
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Old 03-06-2017, 08:18 PM
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Yes, a 637-2, but I shoot mostly mild handloads for practice and add just a few full power rounds.
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Yes Shield 9mm is very enjoyable to shoot. My other EDC, an XDm 45 ACP 3.8 compact is also fairly pleasant.
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I recently injured my Tailbone & Lower Back after a fall on the ice, I have been carrying a pair of Ruger LCR's in 9mm since. I carry one in a Mika Pocket Holster and the other in a Simply Rugged Silver Dollar Pancake. I have shot both quite a bit & enjoy shooting them, I'm thinking I may stay with this set-up due to the light weight & shootability of the LCR. I also carry two spare moon clips and one Speed Strip, the 147 Grain +P HST is the load.
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:44 PM
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If I didn't I wouldn't be carrying it.
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If you don't like shooting your carry gun find a new one
I understand your statement but totally disagree. YES, you should shoot it but I see no reason why you have to like it. In my case, I carry a 340 PD because it's light and fits into my pocket which means I'm going to carry it EVERYWHERE. Do I like to shoot it? Hell no. But I do on a regular basis and consider myself very proficient with it and have been carrying it every day since 2008.

I have lots of other guns that are much more enjoyable to shoot!
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Old 03-07-2017, 04:26 PM
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My EDC is the Ruger LC9s. Small enough for pocket carry, big enough to fit my hand, more punch than a 380, Nice crisp trigger. Not as much fun as blasting targets to bits with my Governor, but it is pretty consistent.
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Old 03-07-2017, 04:31 PM
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I have 2 pistols in my carry rotation and will add a 3rd this next winter when its broken in ..

I enjoy shooting all three .. and which ever I am carrying I practice weekly along with others .. but shoot my carry weekly .. all are very accurate .. I even enjoy shooting the BUG ..

Sig P238 HD 38ACP my BUG
S&W Compact in S&W 40
Beretta PX4 Sub Compact in 9mm
and my new Sig Legion P229 in S&W40 .. just at 400 rounds thru it ..
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I edc a 642 like many others. I get no enjoyment shooting it, but I do to try and stay proficient. When I retire in 18 months I will have other options and will likely retire it to be a backup.
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:41 PM
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...When the Shield came out, IT became my EDC Front Pocket Carry (yes.. I can Front Pocket carry a Shield)...
Me, too. I may be off topic, but I'm always amazed when I read comments that the Shield is "too big" or "too heavy" to be an EDC. I wear ordinary Dockers-type khakis and can easily pocket carry the larger M&P 40c. On some occasions, I'll take my Shield, which is even easier to pocket carry. I guess if one likes to wear ultra-tight blue jeans, even an LCP or Bodyguard would be hard to pocket carry, but forum members don't seem like a tight blue jeans crowd to me.
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I carry a 396 with a titanium cylinder, shoot mid velocity 200 great HPs nap I like I keep it because I fun shoot it a lot. Actual group . Size not the , big issue. Just solid hits.in short time. This target then that. Reload anther target
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My 360PD AirLite is a joy to carry but punishing to shoot:



My solution was to buy a shooter, my 640 Pro Series:



Now I feel I have the best of both worlds, a firearm, I can effortlessly carry all day long, and a weapon I can shoot all day long.

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Carrying a five shot J frame may not be enough, and a revolver reload is a good way to get killed on the street so my BUG is usually my 3914DAO:



Thin, light, and accurate with fast to acquire Big Dot sights:





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i enjoy shooting all handguns I own (not like i have a huge collection); If not then why bother owning one. And when i am ready to carry, it'll be my PC Shield and yes I really enjoy shooting that one.

I dont believe i'd become truly proficient with anything if I did not spend time practicing, and as this is also a hobby for me said practice should also be fun.

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Almost every thing I have is a shooter. So, yes, I shoot all of the guns I carry.
Sad thing about getting older is that long-time friends die off. Damn inconsiderate, if you ask me, but I'll get back at 'em before too long.

An ever-changing group of us needed ways to get out of the house after retiring - REAL retiring, so we'd have "A Day At The Range" about once a month in warm weather. Whoever agreed to bring snacks got to call the day. "1911 Day." "Glock Day." "Sig Day." "Caliber Day." - meaning .45ACP, 9mm, etc. Revolvers were usually broken down by caliber, too. If anyone did not have something that fit the theme, someone else would loan one. Or, run-what-you-brung.

It was all men, most of the time, but a retired lady deputy would come occasionally, as would a lawyer I taught to shoot some 20 years ago. She isn't retired, yet, but we let her come anyway. IF she brought the snacks. Which she always did, usually chocolate chip cookies she made. What she could do with a Glock 19 was purely embarrassing to *some* of us.

Not so many of us left, now, and some have moved to calmer settings. For a few years some of us went to Decatur IL to smuggle an old colleague out of a Lutheran Nursing Home where they thoughtlessly wouldn't let him keep his Sigs. Out to a friend's private property for shooting followed by cognac, and he was content. Without asking permission he departed 10 years ago. Top o' my list for revenge.

So, short answer, anything that goes on my person gets worked out at the range.
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I like shooting my every day carry guns. The pocket gun is a 442. If I shoot the one with stock Boot Grips I'm good for 100 rounds. My AIWB gun is the 36. It has Pachmyer Compacts. I could shoot 200 rounds and just be getting warmed up. The weight and grips make it a great gun to shoot. Actually the second 442 I have has Hogue Tamer Grips that make it easy to shoot. The guns are in this picture the 36 has Combat grips here. The Compacts feel better to me so I took the Combats off.
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Enjoyment is relative. There is no handgun I enjoy shooting more than my K22, but it would be low on the list of choices for EDC.

I don't consider shooting my 642 "fun", but there is satisfaction in knowing I can hit my target and could run the qualification course with it.

That said, one box of ammo is the end of the fun. With the .22, the fun has just begun when the first box is empty.
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My choice for edc is a personal compromise. I love shooting my Glock models 17 (9mm) and 21 (.45 ACP) but they are a little big & heavy for every day carry. My edc is a Ruger LCR in .38 spl. I have Crimson Trace hand grips on the gun and that makes it a fun experience to shoot.


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I carry a J-Frame .38 most of the time. I don't like shooting it but I tell myself it will hurt the other guy more than me. I enjoy shooting just about every OTHER gun I have. Just not the J-frames in .38..... But I didn't buy it for fun or comfort either.
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