Guns? (do you carry?) revived

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  1. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Since people are reviving old threads, I figured I'd revive one of the more contentious ones from old SF [​IMG] What guns/weapons do you own and do you carry?

    I carry a H&K Compact Tactical 45 most places that I go, and usually carry either a Microtech Halo 3 or Socom Mini Elite (depending on what I'm wearing)

    Since the last post my collection has changed slightly, I currently own:

    Two HK CT45s (I only carry one but have two to satisfy my inner John Woo, I'm not too great shooting right-handed though)
    Ruger P89DC 9mm (This is the first gun I ever owned)
    HK91 with 30 rd clips
    Bushmaster Target 20
    BW89 MP5 clone

    I have a variety of knives but I tend to like Microtech.
     


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    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    [​IMG] Same response I had to the last thread. I'm unable to own a firearm. So I carry a SOG Pentagon instead. Back when I used to be able to have guns, I kept a Winchester 1300 defender pump shotgun in the trunk of my car with several different kinds of shot.
     


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    [​IMG] Same response I had to the last thread. I'm unable to own a firearm. So I carry a SOG Pentagon instead. Back when I used to be able to have guns, I kept a Winchester 1300 defender pump shotgun in the trunk of my car with several different kinds of shot.
    I have a SOG Flash in Black, I kinda like it, but it's not as sharp as my Microtechs. The SAT technology is rather cool though. http://www.1sks.com/store/sog-flash-...ini-blade.html
     


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    I have a SOG Flash in Black, I kinda like it, but it's not as sharp as my Microtechs. The SAT technology is rather cool though.

    I hate folding knives. There are a variety of reasons for this, probably first and foremost being the inherent fragility of the blade/handle connection. Full tang (or at very least 3/4 tang) fixed blade is the only thing that works for me.

    Second of all, SOG's folding knives pretty much suck. I don't like the locking mechanism, I don't like the handle shapes, and the ones I've looked at seem really front heavy.

    That being said, their fixed blade knives are among the nicest I've tried, and the pentagon is just about the sharpest knife out of the box I've ever seen. Almost perfectly balanced, and versatile. Plus they manufacture them about 30 minutes from my house, so I can always take it back to get it factory sharpened.
     


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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I hate folding knives. There are a variety of reasons for this, probably first and foremost being the inherent fragility of the blade/handle connection. Full tang (or at very least 3/4 tang) fixed blade is the only thing that works for me.

    Second of all, SOG's folding knives pretty much suck. I don't like the locking mechanism, I don't like the handle shapes, and the ones I've looked at seem really front heavy.

    That being said, their fixed blade knives are among the nicest I've tried, and the pentagon is just about the sharpest knife out of the box I've ever seen. Almost perfectly balanced, and versatile. Plus they manufacture them about 30 minutes from my house, so I can always take it back to get it factory sharpened.


    I agree about folding blade knives, but they are compact and easy to carry. I got the SOG flash kinda to see how the SAT technology worked, and it seems nice, the knife just isn't sharp and I don't like the clip too much so I don't carry it. The Socom Elite is pretty good because it uses a body lock so it seems to handle stress reasonably well and its ridiculously sharp, I've cut myself many times on it by accident. The Halo 3 is just an awesome knife, as it should be for the price, out the front automatic is probably the next best thing to a fixed blade. I have a Cold Steel Rescue Tanto which I carry in my car but its a bit too much knife to carry around.
     


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    I agree about folding blade knives, but they are compact and easy to carry. I got the SOG flash kinda to see how the SAT technology worked, and it seems nice, the knife just isn't sharp and I don't like the clip too much so I don't carry it. The Socom Elite is pretty good because it uses a body lock so it seems to handle stress reasonably well and its ridiculously sharp, I've cut myself many times on it by accident. The Halo 3 is just an awesome knife, as it should be for the price, out the front automatic is probably the next best thing to a fixed blade. I have a Cold Steel Rescue Tanto which I carry in my car but its a bit too much knife to carry around.

    I have a Ka-Bar Cutlass Machete that I keep around for "camping" and etc.
    [​IMG]

    Its a little large to conceal carry at about 17" overall, but its good for workouts and speed training, since its relatively heavy at about 1.15lbs. I use it to help improve wrist and forearm strength while maintaining my fluidity and form.
     


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    I don't find concealed carry very practical, especially in a state like Connecticut where the restrictions are quite strict. For most people, you're really unlikely to have need of one, and in any likely situation where you would, there's a reasonable chance it wouldn't make things better. Still, if I had a choice, I'd carry an SP2022 in 9x19mm. [​IMG] Drizzt, how the hell do you carry in California? Aren't guns illegal here?
     


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    I carry a Kahr MK40 Elite.

    .40 S&W

    5+1 capacity

    Tritium sights

    Very well made, accurate, reliable, and tiny (considerably smaller than a PPK.)
    The best concealed carry gun I've ever seen. Big bore power in a very compact package.

    It's like my American Express card. I don't leave home without it.

    [​IMG]
     


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    I keep a baseball bat in the trunk of my SUV, just in case I need to hand someone a good ol' Jersey beatdown. I have a firearms purchaser's permit but I never got around to actually buying a gun.
     


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    i have one like this that i have a permit to carry around, but i refuse to because of my fear that i might use it senselessly. [​IMG]
     


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    I don't find concealed carry very practical, especially in a state like Connecticut where the restrictions are quite strict. For most people, you're really unlikely to have need of one, and in any likely situation where you would, there's a reasonable chance it wouldn't make things better. Still, if I had a choice, I'd carry an SP2022 in 9x19mm.

    [​IMG]

    Drizzt, how the hell do you carry in California? Aren't guns illegal here?


    Nah, you can get a concealed carry permit with the right credentials. I have some connections with ATF and have some contracts with defense contractors and have the right creds.
     


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    I carry a Kahr MK40 Elite. .40 S&W 5+1 capacity Tritium sights Very well made, accurate, reliable, and tiny (considerably smaller than a PPK.) The best concealed carry gun I've ever seen. Big bore power in a very compact package. It's like my American Express card. I don't leave home without it. [​IMG]
    That's a pretty nice gun for concealed carry. I used to own a small Taurus, but I don't really bother anymore, the HK CT45 isn't that big for a 45, easy to put it in a back waistband or shoulder holster. How do you usually carry the MK40?
     


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    I'm sorry I have to ask (curiousity getting the better of me)
    Why do you guys carry guns with you? I assume you aren't all cops/law guys?
     


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    Funny, I think that this is the same question that derailed the LAST thread... [​IMG] Generally speaking its because sometime it might be neccesary to carry a gun to protect your life or the lives of the people you are with. In countries where the general populace has no access to firearms, it becomes much less of an issue, because you are pretty sure that you aren't going to be shot when you go out for groceries. It doesn't even cross your mind. Here in the US, there are people who will stick a gun in your face for your watch in the middle of the day while you are walking through a park. Not that having a gun, knife, asp, or pepper spray in your waistband in this situation will neccesarily help you, but it makes you FEEL safer. Knowing that if you had to defend yourself, you aren't drastically unprepared to do so. Plus who knows when some crazy bastard is going to walk into your home,place of business,or your church and start blasting people because he hates Israel. In this situation, do you run and most likely get shot in the back, or shoot the guy? The only drawback to this system is that many people who carry concealed weapons have no idea how to properly and safely use them. My advice is to go to the range at least a few times a month to familiarize yourself with your weapon, and to gain enough skill with it that if you ever DO need to use it, you will be able to do so without shooting yourself or innocent bystanders. Practice (with an unloaded weapon of course) drawing from your concealed holster, until you can do it without fumbling around like an idiot. This is really the only way to learn that the best places to conceal a weapon aren't neccesarily the most practical places to conceal a weapon. And for gods sake take a weapons retention course. Nothing is more embarrasing than thinking you are Dirty Harry, pulling out your gun, and then having it snatched out of your hand by someone who has seen it done in some Steven Segal movie. Other people might have different reasons, but IMO this is the best reason.
     


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    If I had my druthers I'd carry a gun, but in Canada it is near impossible to get a concealed weapons permit. I believe the requirements are to be a former prime minister, involved in a mafia-related trial, etc. I believe there are only 50 carry permits in Canada.

    Where do people conceal their weapons? One wouldn't want to destroy the sleek lines of a bespoke suit [​IMG]
     


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