@Community Member posted:

G20 is my goto carry gun as well, it just does NOT conceal as well as the smaller sluglaunchers. 

You cannot beat the ballistics though

That’s what the G29 is for, just like the G26 when you carry a 17 or 19

@Community Member posted:

Well, non-permissive, you could always go old school purpose built/modified

D74CB79D-3F8D-4682-AD71-6133EBE1975F25DFEABE-438D-418E-9685-098F6B163633

 

 

That is what the ASP Was made for

I always liked those. Weren’t they basically a heavily modified S&W model 39 or 439? The 439 was my first “real” pistol.  Nice gun but a bit large for only 8+1 capacity.  

@Community Member posted:

I also had a full house SM&A built on a Colt Government. 380 that I got for 50 bucks because the firing pin was broken. It went to a collector as well, for a nice profit. Kinda sorta wish I still had it. It was beautifully crafted. But I'm really more of a carry  and use it guy, and the Shields and G43s fit that niche nicely.  Plus, if I had to use it, I'd much rather get a COTS available right now blue label 43 or Shield for a third of what some of these custom jobs go for. Replacing the fancy custom job takes months if not years. And when/if your carry piece is returned, it will likely be banged up and covered with fingerprint powder or superglue residue from processing. And if you think your gun is going to getting lovingly handled by the evidence room gang then I have some oceanfront property in Arizona for sale...

I always wanted one of the Colt Government .380’s. Slicker then pig shit.  

@Community Member posted:

Ya Mojo, 

i sold the SMA Mustang and kept the PPK's, should have been the other way around.   

Though all are gone now and I made $$ on all.  

2 guns I will always regret selling 

A Colt Delta Elite and S&W 469.  The only thing I didn’t like about the 469 was the really thin grip panels. They were pretty bad.  I suppose I could look for a 3rd Gen 6904 for something kind of in between my G19 and my now all sold LC9’s.  

Mojo,

Sold a first year Delta Elite, great gun, but really couldn't justify the need for a 10mm. Don't live in brown bear country.  Had a bunch of the really hot 10mm, before most brands neutered it.  Got top dollar for it. 

Best use for a 10mm I've shot was an H&K MP5/10.  Buddy was a range officer at Quantico and we brought out both 9mm and 10mm and a lot more punch in the 10's. Good merger with a great then year design and a hot caliber it could handle. 

@Community Member posted:

Mojo,

Sold a first year Delta Elite, great gun, but really couldn't justify the need for a 10mm. Don't live in brown bear country.  Had a bunch of the really hot 10mm, before most brands neutered it.  Got top dollar for it. 

Best use for a 10mm I've shot was an H&K MP5/10.  Buddy was a range officer at Quantico and we brought out both 9mm and 10mm and a lot more punch in the 10's. Good merger with a great then year design and a hot caliber it could handle. 

A couple of years ago one of the few MP5/10s out there on the registry came up for sale, complete with 10 mags but I couldn’t find a buyer for for a used but functionable kidney. 29k was too much for my loose change jar to afford

@Community Member posted:

My smallest pistol is a Kahr PM9/CM9.

Small enough to fit into a tuxedo front trouser pocket, and completely dissapears in a Smart Carry under the pants rig.

 

 

@Community Member how do you use the smart carry when wearing a belt? I have one I really like for business casual (no jacket) but when I'm sitting it rubs a hole in my pants between the rear of the slide / rear sights and the bottom of my belt.

I'm doing this with a PPS M2, so maybe I just need to go smaller so I can carry it lower.

@Community Member posted:

@Community Member how do you use the smart carry when wearing a belt? I have one I really like for business casual (no jacket) but when I'm sitting it rubs a hole in my pants between the rear of the slide / rear sights and the bottom of my belt.

I'm doing this with a PPS M2, so maybe I just need to go smaller so I can carry it lower.

@Skandar

Honestly,  I've changed my business casual clothes over the years to where I rarely have to wear the Smart Carry very often, and just stick with AIWB and looser shirts, so my pants are not seeing the wear you are.  

My Smart Carry is a 1911, 5" model version which I've used with a 1911, M&P Compact, VP9, and the smallest being a Kahr CM9. I do notice the smaller pistols are covered more, and may help prevent wear as well.

I'm not sure there is a solution... maybe using an undershirt to sit between the gun and the pants, or even reinforcing the pants you wear with the Smart Carry by gluing a patch where the gun rubs.  

 

Hopefully others have a better solution.

 

 

Com cam guy,

Best time ever on shooting a sub gun on the Govt dime was at Quantico with a buddy who was a range master.  MP-5, 10mm, the ultimate evolved form of the MP,  IMHO. Controllable and hard hitting.   YMMV 

@Community Member posted:

I had a Colt Mustang .380, back in the 80's. Scott, McDougal and Assoc., some where in NorCal could tune those up to the Max. I easily had twice the purchase price of the Mustang in their full house treatment.  Looked just about like  mini-1911, ran like a top, more accurate that I was then.

I went to junior high (middle school now) with Doug McDougall. My second job interview after coming off active duty was with them ... they were looking for a high school kid to sweep the floors, I had visions of being a gunsmith. Doug built my first two 1911s, built rather than swapped parts, and my work 870. I did end up teaching with them in CCW and home defense shotgun classes. Mac Scott is really retired up in Oregon. Doug lost his second fight with non-Hodgkins lymphoma back in late '04 while I was on pre-deployment before a middle east trip.

I got one of those full house Colt Mustang .380s in '97 or '98. The thumb safety was r/h only, so I carried it in a Kramer pocket holster. It was a double-breasted suit gun.

Two-tone, reversed from my Combat Elite; Novak sights with IWI bar-dot inserts, Ahren (or Waylon?) custom grips, checkered front strap, & stainless steel guide rod. It shoots well.

Here it is with my Shield, the current "can't carry a gun" gun - like when I was stuck in business casual during the residency phase in grad school. 

IMG_4344IMG_4345IMG_4349IMG_4351IMG_4353IMG_4354IMG_4356IMG_4360

Attachments

Images (8)
Last edited by Community Member

Wow ,great opportunity. They built me a great little pistol. I sold a bunch of guns, w/o taking an pics, film age et al.  My Mustang was a great shooter, being a .380 considered. 

Add Reply

Post
Copyright Lightfighter Tactical Forum 2002-2020
×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×
×