Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-04-2016, 07:21 PM
kstud kstud is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 77
Likes: 2
Liked 42 Times in 28 Posts
Default What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size

Curious as to what the S&W ladies and gentlemen carry and why?

My current inventory includes: Shield 9, Taurus PT111 G2, and a M&P Full Size Crimson Trace.

I’ve been carrying my M&P Full Size AIWB and it’s perfectly comfortable comparable to any double stack I’ve tried (compact, Glocks, Springfield, etc…). Only drawback is the longer barrel of the Full Size which makes it uncomfortable when sitting but I’ve found some a trick to counter this by pulling up my pants a little when sitting.

Obviously, there are advantages and disadvantages to carrying a sub-compact (shield), compact (PT111 G2), and full size (M&P9).

My personal experiences:

Shield:
- Slim, light, comfortable, and easily concealable
- Recoil and muzzle flip is difficult to control without practice.
- Low round count.
- Fantastic manual safety. Literally no chance of accidental engagement/disengagement.

Taurus PT111 G2:
- Same profile as the shield except width.
- Double stack (12+1)
- Better recoil than Shield
- Shorter barrel/slide than FS when carrying.
- Good compromise between SC and Full Size.

M&P9 Full Size
- Softest shooter among the 3 with literally no recoil or muzzle flip allowing quick follow up shots.
- Nice beaver tail and full size grip.
- Capacity (17+1), lesser need of mag change. I’ve put about 500+ rounds through the M&P9 with a single mag and am confident in the primary mag not to fail during a SD.
- Very fun range gun. I’ve switched to 3” splatter targets when shooting with the M&P9 CT laser because it’s so easy to group (7, 10, 15, and 25 yards).
- Big, heavy, and uncomfortable to carry compare to the SC and compact. More difficult to conceal.
- Large and intimidating, not many will mistake a Big Black Full Size with a laser dot on target as a peashooter.


I haven’t touched my other pistols since acquiring the Full Size…it’s just so fun to shoot and train with. Trigger is amazing, accuracy is phenomenal with the CT Laser, and the comfort of carrying 17+1 with the rounds to deal with a wider variety of situations is very soothing.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #2  
Old 08-04-2016, 07:27 PM
timn8er's Avatar
timn8er timn8er is offline
Absent Comrade
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: TEXAS!!!
Posts: 8,366
Likes: 13,917
Liked 21,063 Times in 4,906 Posts
Default

I carry a 40 Shield, which will be replaced by a 45 Shield when it gets here...
__________________
Lounge Lizard Extraordinaire
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-04-2016, 07:27 PM
fr3db3ar fr3db3ar is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Holland, MI
Posts: 83
Likes: 53
Liked 59 Times in 27 Posts
Default

I carry a m&p full size iwb, I agree that it can pinch. I carry a cz 75b owb.

Sent from somewhere in the time space continuum
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-04-2016, 07:34 PM
Magload Magload is offline
US Veteran
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: NE Florida
Posts: 2,004
Likes: 217
Liked 684 Times in 458 Posts
Default

Bodyguard in a pocket holster in the summer and a 9mm Shield IWB when it gets cooler. Might even carry my S. A. 1911 R O.
__________________
USN Retired/VN VET
M&P X5
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-04-2016, 07:36 PM
MetalMan MetalMan is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 615
Likes: 437
Liked 1,230 Times in 376 Posts
Default

I own 5 handguns that I carry in my EDC rotation....

For Winter carry -
1. Kimber Custom Classic in Bianchi shoulder holster or Custom Stingray OWB holster (made by my brother-in-law)
2. Kimber Ultra Carry in custom Ken Campbell small-of-back holster

For Other Seasons -
1. Model 36 in Mika Pocket Holster
2. Model 60-15 in Milt Sparks VMII IWB
3. Model 66-4 in custom "Snubbyfan" holster or Galco Combat Master (both OWB)

Last edited by MetalMan; 08-04-2016 at 07:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #6  
Old 08-04-2016, 08:01 PM
sheepdawg's Avatar
sheepdawg sheepdawg is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Mempho, Tennessee
Posts: 3,381
Likes: 975
Liked 6,813 Times in 2,043 Posts
Default

I carry a 9mm. Shield and a Colt Cobra.
__________________
LIVE FROM THE DAWGHOUSE
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-04-2016, 08:26 PM
Bonephish Bonephish is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Slidell, LA
Posts: 296
Likes: 19
Liked 131 Times in 80 Posts
Default

I rotate, depending on mood...

New .45 Shield
M&P 9C
Sig P938
Various pocket and mouse guns.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-04-2016, 08:39 PM
garddogg56's Avatar
garddogg56 garddogg56 is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Maine
Posts: 586
Likes: 1,242
Liked 717 Times in 299 Posts
Default

BG 380 for me and a LCP Gen II for my wifevery happy with both
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-04-2016, 08:42 PM
kmanick's Avatar
kmanick kmanick is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 337
Likes: 284
Liked 107 Times in 71 Posts
Default

I alternate depending on the weather and what I can wear
between a shield 9 and a Springfield Armory XDM 3.8 .45
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-04-2016, 08:51 PM
colt_saa's Avatar
colt_saa colt_saa is offline
SWCA Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida
Posts: 6,627
Likes: 467
Liked 9,137 Times in 2,780 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kstud View Post
Curious as to what the S&W ladies and gentlemen carry and why?
That is not an easy question to answer.

The collection that I have to choose from is more robust than the average firearms enthusiast

What I carry depends on what I am doing that day, where I am doing it and the manner in which I am dressed. I always carry the heaviest/largest firearm(s) that the situation allows.

I have either a J-frame or a Boberg(recent addition) with me almost every day for the last 35 years. These are mostly pocket or angle carried




With the current onslaught of Radical Islamic Terrorism I now usually have a larger size firearm on my hip as well. Most commonly is a M&P357 or my 3566 Compact. Once I finish the converion, I will transition to an M&P chamberd in 356TSW




When I am unable to carry a fullsize pistol one is always waiting back in the Vehicle I am driving that day. Along with spare ammunition

Then there are special occasions where a BBQ Gun is called for......Weddings, Funerals, Graduations, Inaugurations, BBQs, etc. For those days I have both special firearms and holsters.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-04-2016, 09:26 PM
cb4017's Avatar
cb4017 cb4017 is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 199
Likes: 52
Liked 97 Times in 50 Posts
Default

I carry a Shield 9mm. It's small enough that I can pocket carry, it has decent sights and enough caliber and capacity to get the job done.
__________________
Cliff
CCSO, FPD ret, USN ret.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-04-2016, 09:41 PM
Old cop Old cop is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5,711
Likes: 1,381
Liked 8,777 Times in 2,627 Posts
Default

Last two years it's been a no laser M&P .380 replaced last week by the Ruger LCP. For over 40 years before that it was one J frame model or another. UPDATE 2018: The LCP developed problems w/the mag popping out while being carried in a pocket holster so I pulled my 340PD out of the safe and have been pocket carrying that for about the last month. Before making the switch I took the little J frame to the range and put another 100 rounds through to reacquaint myself w/the revolver platform.
__________________
Old Cop
LEO (Ret.)

Last edited by Old cop; 08-16-2018 at 12:11 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #13  
Old 08-04-2016, 10:08 PM
radar1972's Avatar
radar1972 radar1972 is offline
US Veteran
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,140
Likes: 1,728
Liked 1,108 Times in 485 Posts
Default

M&P 9c or BG380, depending on situation and/or attire.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #14  
Old 08-04-2016, 10:23 PM
coachray coachray is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Cincinnat,Ohio
Posts: 1,203
Likes: 79
Liked 298 Times in 230 Posts
Default

I carry a Shield 9mm most often, and on occasion a BG380
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #15  
Old 08-04-2016, 10:25 PM
Ranger514 Ranger514 is online now
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Northwest MT
Posts: 2,051
Likes: 7,444
Liked 2,586 Times in 1,037 Posts
Default

Around town and while traveling, my usual is a 9mm subcompact, a Sig P290RS.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-04-2016, 10:46 PM
michael380 michael380 is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Massachesetts
Posts: 26
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 8 Posts
Default

BG 380 in pocket holster year round. Work, church, shopping, functions, 24/7. No one knows it is there regardless of dress, occasion and seasons. The only time it is not with me is when I take my daily shower but still close by.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #17  
Old 08-04-2016, 11:11 PM
ScottN ScottN is online now
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 251
Likes: 300
Liked 241 Times in 101 Posts
Default

M&P 9c for cooler weather when I wear something like jeans, tshirt and a hoodie. Ruger LCR 357 for lightweight IWB carry or pocket carry with larger pockets. Glock 42 for smaller pocket carry. That's how I roll...I mean carry.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 08-04-2016, 11:18 PM
gunny4053's Avatar
gunny4053 gunny4053 is offline
US Veteran
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Rigby, Idaho
Posts: 1,294
Likes: 277
Liked 1,021 Times in 435 Posts
Default

Depends on the day. Today it's my Shield .45, slim, accurate, easy to carry. Some other day it may be my Kimber Pro Carry II, yet another may be the model 49. Whatever makes me feel good that day.
__________________
SFC, US Army, Retired
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 08-05-2016, 12:10 AM
Smoke's Avatar
Smoke Smoke is offline
US Veteran
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,060
Likes: 1,870
Liked 4,712 Times in 1,866 Posts
Default



At work M&P40
Not at work M&P9
At home M&P9C
__________________
Read More Post Less
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #20  
Old 08-05-2016, 12:47 AM
Dvan34 Dvan34 is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: So. CA-Imperial Valley
Posts: 244
Likes: 228
Liked 182 Times in 80 Posts
Default

SW MP Shield .40 caliber. IWB, Alien Gear Tuck holster, cross draw. Alien Gear doesn't mention it for cross draw but it does fine. I have XS Combat sights, and LaserMax installed. I have used the for CCW about 3 years. Sometimes up to 12 hours a day, and driving in 110 degrees. Very comfortable. Distributes the pistol's weight very well.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #21  
Old 08-05-2016, 04:02 AM
saujaeger's Avatar
saujaeger saujaeger is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: in Butzbach/ Germany
Posts: 52
Likes: 68
Liked 133 Times in 30 Posts
Default

In Germany i can only carry on Hunt ! Than i carry my .45 Para USA 1911 Expert Carry or my M66 !
The Para is a 3"bbl and a full size grip. Comfortable to carry.

__________________
Greets, Jo

Last edited by saujaeger; 08-05-2016 at 04:06 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #22  
Old 08-05-2016, 05:45 AM
Hotshot9 Hotshot9 is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Michigan
Posts: 226
Likes: 736
Liked 104 Times in 65 Posts
Default

My EDC is a Ruger LC9s with IWB Alien Gear holster...very nice holster. In my truck its my SW M&P 9MM performance model. now that is the most accurate gun to shoot. 17+1 In a 2 inch circle at 25 yards makes you feel pretty confident that your gonna hit your bad guy if needed.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 08-05-2016, 08:46 AM
fyimo's Avatar
fyimo fyimo is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 18,653
Likes: 5,940
Liked 5,576 Times in 1,928 Posts
Talking

I carry a Sig P228 when it's not so hot that I have just shorts and a tee shirt on. When it's hot like that I carry a pre model 36 5 shot Chief.

Sig P228

Pre model 36
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #24  
Old 08-05-2016, 08:49 AM
Jim1392's Avatar
Jim1392 Jim1392 is offline
US Veteran
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,013
Likes: 756
Liked 1,219 Times in 436 Posts
Default

My EDC is a Shield 9 with the 8 round magazine. When the situation presents itself where I can't carry it I'll carry a Ruger LCP. I always carry an extra magazine in my weak side pocket when carrying them.

Last edited by Jim1392; 08-05-2016 at 08:52 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 08-05-2016, 09:01 AM
EdJG's Avatar
EdJG EdJG is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 95
Likes: 37
Liked 28 Times in 22 Posts
Default

For most days it's my Shield in pocket carry. When pocket carry won't work I switch to a Sig P320 in its subcompact form AIWB.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 08-05-2016, 09:01 AM
bigwheelzip's Avatar
bigwheelzip bigwheelzip is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 7,171
Likes: 8,727
Liked 16,927 Times in 4,217 Posts
Default

CZ-PCR for EDC
Sheild 9 for backup EDC
Sig P238 for wardrobe limited carry.
3" 686+ for woods walks.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 08-05-2016, 09:05 AM
Ranger17's Avatar
Ranger17 Ranger17 is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Back in WI
Posts: 1,407
Likes: 298
Liked 1,057 Times in 504 Posts
Default

Shield PC 9 for when I am "ready & prepared" to carry.
Full size MP 9 if needed for around the family property, etc.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 08-05-2016, 09:24 AM
Arik Arik is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Outside Philadelphia Pa
Posts: 16,646
Likes: 7,353
Liked 17,143 Times in 7,296 Posts
Default

G19 IWB all year. It's also the smallest gun I carry regularly. On a rare occasion when I need to wear a suit or something similar I carry a G43

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #29  
Old 08-05-2016, 10:18 AM
JAREDSHS's Avatar
JAREDSHS JAREDSHS is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Scott county,Tennessee
Posts: 821
Likes: 195
Liked 393 Times in 261 Posts
Default

daily carry: left pocket 442-2,right pocket M&P Shield 9.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 08-05-2016, 10:24 AM
SC_Mike's Avatar
SC_Mike SC_Mike is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1,891
Likes: 9,770
Liked 4,998 Times in 1,330 Posts
Default

G19 with G17 back up mag IWB or a S&W 640 in pocket with a speed strip. Extra mags and speed strips on station in vehicles. Carbine rifle in truck also.
__________________
Colossians 1:13-14
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 08-05-2016, 11:17 AM
Bonephish Bonephish is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Slidell, LA
Posts: 296
Likes: 19
Liked 131 Times in 80 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonephish View Post
I rotate, depending on mood...

New .45 Shield
M&P 9C
Sig P938
Various pocket and mouse guns.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 08-05-2016, 12:22 PM
jeffpo's Avatar
jeffpo jeffpo is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Central North Carolina
Posts: 180
Likes: 50
Liked 81 Times in 39 Posts
Default

I rotate every few months between my full size, full weight S&W 5906, and my compact S&W CS9.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 08-05-2016, 12:34 PM
Joe A. Joe A. is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 73
Likes: 53
Liked 26 Times in 19 Posts
Default

While I have multiple choices of each category, I usually carry a compact, a SA RO Compact 45 or a G19.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 08-05-2016, 01:32 PM
MASSIVE's Avatar
MASSIVE MASSIVE is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Chicago area
Posts: 2
Likes: 1
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

My regular EDC's come from a small collection of Shields and Compacts. All in 9mm, usually in a RawDog Tactical holster.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 08-05-2016, 06:42 PM
justicetyme justicetyme is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Beautiful Southern Middle
Posts: 247
Likes: 13
Liked 250 Times in 64 Posts
Default

Current “off the farm” gun EDC – S&W M&P40 PC Ported / CompTac Flatline




Previous “off the farm” EDCs:

Colt Stainless Lightweight Commander XS / Mitch Rosen 5JR




S&W SW1911E / BladeTech OWB




S&W PC1911 / Kramer IWB2




Custom Colt Delta Elite / BaldeTec OWB




“Farm Gun” – S&W 3953 / Fobus Paddle




Motorcycle “Pocket Gun” – S&W M&P .380 CT-BG / DeSantis Nemesis




Very rarely carried anymore – S&W 4053 / Mitch Rosen 5JR
__________________
Hebrews 9:27 (KJV)
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #36  
Old 08-05-2016, 07:07 PM
greeman's Avatar
greeman greeman is offline
US Veteran
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Middle TN
Posts: 47
Likes: 502
Liked 259 Times in 30 Posts
Default

Summer .... shorts and t shirt I carry a Sig P238 in a pocket holster.

Fall/Winter..... light jacket time, I switch to shield 9mm & owb don hume holster

Of course I keep my M&P full size by the bed at home.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 08-07-2016, 09:11 AM
SW1911PC SW1911PC is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default CCW size

Currently mine are a 1911 Commander (who would'a guessed) or M&P full-size. Dimensionally they are the same in height, length and width.

There are two 1911 gov't examples awaiting acceptance testing; one of them is undergoing restoration as well.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 08-07-2016, 09:43 AM
Just another 22 shooter's Avatar
Just another 22 shooter Just another 22 shooter is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: midwest
Posts: 864
Likes: 1,379
Liked 836 Times in 336 Posts
Default

Currently carrying the M&P 9c.
That will change when I can find a Shield 45 without the thumb safety.
The 9c won't be going anywhere; my wife thoroughly enjoys shooting it and is planning on getting her CC permit.
Also have a full size M&P 9 that sits in my nightstand and is a very fun range gun.
Last, I have an RIA 1911 high capacity 9mm(5 inch barrel) that is just plain fun to shoot, but a bit heavy and big to be a concealed weapon option for me.

Last edited by Just another 22 shooter; 08-07-2016 at 10:13 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 08-07-2016, 04:41 PM
ChiefStealth's Avatar
ChiefStealth ChiefStealth is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Graham, Wa.
Posts: 447
Likes: 8
Liked 244 Times in 133 Posts
Default

When concealment is needed, I carry a Shield 9. When concealment doesn't matter, I carry an H&K USP .45
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 08-09-2016, 08:51 AM
CBStuard CBStuard is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 305
Likes: 1
Liked 111 Times in 80 Posts
Default

M&P9c or Keltec PF9.
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 08-09-2016, 10:26 AM
RobzGuns's Avatar
RobzGuns RobzGuns is offline
US Veteran
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,524
Likes: 1,417
Liked 1,928 Times in 930 Posts
Default

I've been Front Pocket carrying since 2010, so I guess I'd have to say Subcompact. My EDC for the last 4yrs has been the Shield9. Before that... The PF-9.

Before Subcompact 9s hit the market, my EDC was a G19. Before the G19 hit the market in '89, it was a S&W model 19.
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 08-09-2016, 12:33 PM
Mehutch's Avatar
Mehutch Mehutch is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Seattle Washington
Posts: 480
Likes: 2,207
Liked 1,551 Times in 351 Posts
Default

Colt Defender 45 ACP or my S&W 7 shot 686-4 2.5 357 mag. Nothing better to make me feel warm and secure.



Last edited by Mehutch; 08-09-2016 at 06:46 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #43  
Old 08-11-2016, 01:17 PM
J. B. Books J. B. Books is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: 'Middle Of NOWHERE', GA
Posts: 2
Likes: 95
Liked 3 Times in 1 Post
Thumbs up 'Weather~WISE'....

Currently (warm/HOT weather), a Shield 9mm (with the Apex Hard Sear, mod.), with 2 spare 8 rounders. In 'cooler weather', either a Kimber Ultra RCP II .45, or a Colt New Agent .45 (either of which, with 2 spare 7 rounders).
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 08-11-2016, 09:23 PM
shutupdata113 shutupdata113 is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: western mass.
Posts: 302
Likes: 185
Liked 75 Times in 64 Posts
Default

M&P 9c, or 360j are my edc
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 08-11-2016, 10:22 PM
SilentKnight SilentKnight is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 383
Likes: 958
Liked 362 Times in 184 Posts
Default

Weather dependent, situation dependent and clothing dependent.
1. 1911 IWB Brigade Leather holster or OWB Horseshoe Leather Small of Back
2. S&W Model 325 Galco OWB FBI pancake w/forward cant
3. S&W Model 642 (a holster for every possible situation from ankle to shoulder).
4. H&K P9S OWB high right hip
5. FN Browning High Power in OWB Horseshoe Leather Small of Back
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #46  
Old 08-11-2016, 10:31 PM
Longhorn1986's Avatar
Longhorn1986 Longhorn1986 is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Fort Bend County, Texas
Posts: 254
Likes: 280
Liked 383 Times in 150 Posts
Default

Depending on my mood and what I am wearing that day:

S&W 457 (.45 acp)
Kimber TLE Ultra II Stainless (.45 acp)
S&W 60-9 (.357 Mag)

On the very, very rare occasion when I open carry:

Kimber TLE Custom II Stainless (.45 acp)
Attached Thumbnails
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size-p8110103-jpg   What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size-p7250100-jpg  
__________________
Get off my lawn!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #47  
Old 08-11-2016, 11:09 PM
Riverkilt's Avatar
Riverkilt Riverkilt is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Page/Lake Powell, Arizona
Posts: 105
Likes: 3
Liked 77 Times in 33 Posts
Default

S&W 686+ 7 rounds of .357 mag
__________________
686+, 351PD, Governor, M&P
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 08-12-2016, 12:31 AM
Whitwabit Whitwabit is online now
US Veteran
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 2,727
Likes: 1,244
Liked 2,393 Times in 1,178 Posts
Default

Carry either a S&W 40 Compact in a Garret Industries GX holster or a Beretta PX4 sub Compact in 9mm in a Holster made by Beretta at the present time .. both at IWB at 5 ..

I'm still breaking in a Sig Legion P229 in 40 S&W in a Garrett GX or Wright Leather Works holster which I will carry this winter when a cover garment can be worn in our cold winter climate ..

Extra mag on my weak side with my MH12 NiteCore 1000 Lumen Flashlight .. Sig P238 HD is my pocket pistol which wraps up the carry
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 08-12-2016, 12:54 AM
Ascension Ascension is offline
Member
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 381
Likes: 277
Liked 353 Times in 158 Posts
Default

I work in a Pawn Shop and carry one of my 3rd gen Smiths openly every day. My 4013 TSW gets carried more than anything in a Don Hume Black leather H 726 on my right hip.
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 08-12-2016, 01:02 AM
STCM(SW)'s Avatar
STCM(SW) STCM(SW) is offline
US Veteran
What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size What are you carrying? Sub-Compact, Compact, or Full Size  
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: E. Washington State
Posts: 3,925
Likes: 699
Liked 6,582 Times in 2,059 Posts
Default

Depends on the weather.
M 638,M 49, PPK 380. in warm weather.
With a jacket, HP, 1911, M 10-5 2", M 10-5 3", M 24-4....
__________________
Only difference Fool/Mule-ears
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which M&P to get? Compact or Full Size kstud Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 26 08-16-2018 10:03 AM
WTS: IWB holsters for M&P full size and compact. Compact sold. xray 99 Accessories/Misc - For Sale or Trade 1 10-12-2014 09:14 PM
M&P 45 Full Size vs Compact camofreak Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 15 04-04-2014 03:58 PM
Full size .40 or .40 compact? cwersch Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 3 08-24-2013 08:20 PM
Compact or Full-size MississipVol Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 6 03-27-2012 02:06 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:48 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
© S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2018
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)