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What is in the decision making process for most people in their EDC weapon? Reliability, accuracy, comfort, concealability, caliber, capacity, holster choice and availability? All of these things should be in your choice for an EDC weapon.

If you do not have a good thought process around these items then you are setting yourself up for failure.

My personal choice is a Glock 27 (Gen4) with a few modifications that I will describe what and why a little later, but I will detail out why I selected the G27 Gen4 as my EDC.

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1. Reliability I have personally put all of my Glocks through a grueling time of tests, from hot Texas summers to freezing winters in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The only failure that I have had that wasn't easily cleared by a tap, rack, squeeze, was in my competition setup G19c. In which some fine silt had gotten into the firing pin channel and without the Marine spring cups installed it created a hydrolysis preventing the firing pin from creating sufficient striking power to the primer.

2. Accuracy This comes with practice, but with Glocks you do not have to get the barrel crowned to get good "defensive" accuracy, or for that matter a decent competition level of accuracy.

3. Comfort I carry at the 5 o'clock position with a custom kydex OWB holster... I know, most of you are probably cringing at the thought of getting in a car or truck with a hard plastic holster OWB and it sitting at the 5 o'clock position, but for me, it works well, I don't even feel it.

4. Concealability I have a large frame plus years of sitting at Ft. Homewood have taken its toll on my once 34" waist. So I have to be concerned with printing / showing when I am out and about. Now with the recent new laws in Texas, I really don't have to worry about it anymore, but I am not the Open Carry type of guy, I want the element of surprise on my side.

5. Caliber This could spark debate for years to come, however I like the knock down power of the .40cal round. I am a firm believer in shot placement over bullet mass, however, when you combine good shot placement with a larger round, you typically should not have to "empty the mag". Thus leaving yourself with rounds in the mag and still one in the chamber for follow up rounds on different targets if needed.

6. Capacity The standard G27 mags are 9 round mags which are fine, however I have chosen to install the Pearce Plus grips on my G27 mags to give me 11 rounds in the mag, and 1 in the chamber. I also carry a spare mag in a Galco UDC Mag holster, and I have a rapid response kit in my vehicle with more mags and other options for engagement if needed. The ONLY reason I would choose to reengage a threat is if my family or home was in danger still otherwise, I personally would wait for law enforcement to arrive, I do not want to be mistaken for a threat when police arrive. With that being said though, it would be based on the situation, if I knew that police were nowhere close and I could hear innocent people being hurt, I probably would reengage the threat after properly kitted up, but that is another story entirely.

7. Holster Choice and Availability Now this is a wide and varied subject. As I said, I have a custom Kydex OWB holster that I carry at 5 o'clock, but not everyone can afford them and they choose to use cheaper holster.

What I look for in a holster is as follows: Weapon retention, does it hold my firearm if I am running at full tilt but allow a smooth and easy draw if needed. Placement, does it fit where I want to put it? Does it fit between my belt loops, on the thickness and width of my belt (I use an SOE EDC with Velcro lining). If it is IWB is it going to rub my skin raw or cause addition sweat? Do I have a holster that fits the placement I have to carry in while in this outfit that fits my pistol? (For me the answer to that question is yes, I have no less than 5 holsters for every pistol I have being 100% serious).

All of these things are things to be considered and they all vary from person to person. Outfit to outfit. The reason for me the G27 is the all-around best choice, is no matter what I am wearing or where I want to holster it, I can conceal it well and draw it fast. It is accurate, reliable and comfortable.

The modifications done to my G27 from stock out of the box are as follows:

1. Trijicon medium height night sights
2. Polished feed ramps
3. Titanium firing pin
4. Titanium firing pin safety
5. Trigger job
6. 3.5lbs Trigger connector (Glock OEM)
7. Extended Slide Stop Lever
8. Pearce Plus Grip Extender
9. Maritime Spring Cups

~Recon
 

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Fine choice and reasons. GLOCKS are like Hondas. Not pretty, but work all the time & everybody drives one. After years of trying to lug a steel Hi-power, i've found religion in compacts & polymers with my PF-9. Still think leather is better than kydex.
 

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I also researched and found this as best selection in addition to revolver carry. Bonuses came this year: a) 22 round Glock mags, b) Viridian green laser (until Crimson Trace wakes up to smell the green coffee) New Aug 2010, now feeding problems, even after Glock parts replacements: a) mags, b) recoil spring, c) polished ramp, slide "rails"/grooves, d) changed to stronger grip (to avoid being called limp wrist for first time ever), e) various Am. Eagle FMJ ammo 165-155gr Still working on this .....
 

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I've had a G27 as my ONLY handgun since 2000. Had to order it. It was before they had "Gen-anything". Always shoots. Have the Pierce +1 grips on the mags. I keep it full of Federal 135gr. Hydra-Shok JHP's. A lot of peace of mind in a small package wherever I go. A good friend gave me a used Crimson Trace to put on it. It's perfect now. Have a 15-round mag with Xgrip for sharing plinking rounds.
 

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Can't believe how cheap they're getting, a new G29 10mm for $415 & a G20 10mm for $445.I love Underwood ammo also.
 

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Good choice! I'm also a fan of the G27.
Can't believe I didn't have a single pic of the ol' workhorse:rolleyes:.
I think it's a Gen 0, shown with the Crimson Trace that lets even a guy like me be able to hit good with it:D.
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Always goes bang, and filled with 10 Federal Hydra-shok hollow-points, I have complete confidence in it.
Hides completely in blue-jean pockets.
 

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Gen 3 model 27 is my choice for carry , but mine has the lazer guide rod. I've had mine since 2004.
They are kind of 'unsung heros'. Like pickup trucks. Most people depend on them all the time, but they're not picture-worthy.
The laser guide rod is expensive but worth every dime. If I hung-out in more unsafe places, I'd have one
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You even have a picture of your :quote:pickup-truck:quote:?
 

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i carry a G26 but also have the 27, truth be told im a bit of a Glock fanboy so the list grows... but i digress, I remember when Glock came to the states, I and many others Hated them, heard stories from die hard 1911 guys talk about how they break when dropped etc... took me til about 2000 before i warmed up to them...

NOW everything under the sun is polymer :) while HK was the first polymer gun, Glock set the standard and put the wheels in motion for generations...
 

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Glock 19 for cold weather
SW shield 9mm for summers

Practice 200-500 rounds a month - zero issues with reliability,

Have only shot once in self defense, and avoid issues as much as possible these days
 

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Taurus G2s with 124gr hollow points for me. Stop by the range here and there for function check. Had to defend my self years ago with a 22 short. It got the job done, guy dropped knife and went one way and I went to other way. License to carry and stay out of the way as much as I can.
 

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Own a glock 19... don’t carry it much.

Taurus 605ss3 was on my hip today.

Smith and Wesson 3914 9mm and PF9 have been in the rotation often this month.

My TCP738 is still at taurus for broken firing pin.
 

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Taurus G2s with 124gr hollow points for me. Stop by the range here and there for function check. Had to defend my self years ago with a 22 short. It got the job done, guy dropped knife and went one way and I went to other way. License to carry and stay out of the way as much as I can.
Amazing how little issues one has when we choose to avoid potential problems! *glad you are safe, and healthy!*
 
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My EDC for over a year is G26.3 with hot chamber and two OEM 31-rds magazines loaded with S&B 115-gr FMJ, in Vertx EDC Transit Sling 2.0 bag equipped with two custom fitted Premier Body Armor NIJ rated Level IIIA panels.




And for special occasions...

 
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my ccw choice is based on concealability, reliability, handiness, accuracy. i’m mostly a revolver guy. i lean to a s&w airweight snubbie 38 loaded with softer wadcutters, a ruger lcr 22lr, a naa survival mini 22lr with cv revision grip or most recently a keltec p32 with hogue grip. i can do 3” center mass groups at 3 yards with any of these ccw choices, not ideal but at my station in life it works.

in an ideal world i would open carry something bigger, e.g. a ruger blackhawk 45acp, but that’s not happening at my station in life too.
 

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Silver Metal Leather


Just kidding.

Actually a First Gen P32, the P3AT pictured above was to bulky & too heavy.
 
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