My Carry Gun
Everyone has his or her own theory about what gun to carry. Some people prefer semi-autos because of speed and capacity, while others favor the reliability of revolvers. As a section of society, we can’t even agree on what caliber is best for self-defense with some people believing that there are many good self-defense calibers while others think that the only round for self-defense begins with a four and ends with a five. Nothing I do will ever end this argument, but I can explain my reasoning behind what and how I carry.
My main carry gun is a Kimber Ultra Carry in .45 ACP with Crimson Trace Lasergrips parked in a Milt Sparks Versa Max II. I know that it is almost cliché for a gunwriter to carry a 1911, but the setup works for me. Recoil is not a big issue, and I like an easily concealed handgun that can drop any assailant regardless of size or chemical imbalance.
Sometimes, I prefer a full-size handgun for which I have a Colt 1991 in .45 ACP sitting on my strong side in a CrossBreed SuperTuck IWB holster that has the added benefit of also fitting my Kimber.
Occansionally, I break one of my own rules by carrying a Ruger LCP in a pocket holster. This only happens when I have to run out for something quick, but it is contrary to my reactive draw rule of always carrying the same gun in the same way.