I selected revolver -- simply because I am most commonly limited to pocket carry while in casual business attire. The Taurus Instant Backup 9mm titanium revolver is my typical carry weapon in those conditions these days. (I've used the PM40, P3AT, LWS380, R9s, and AMT45 as well -- but have come to rely upon the 905IB Titanium since its acquisition)
However, when dressed where belt carry is possible -- I will have a semi-auto pistol on my belt.
Interesting to hear a couple of comments regarding a revolver as being more reliable... In addition to the tactical handgun and carbine courses I've attended at Southern Exposure Training under Randy Cain, I also attended his revolver course this past year. I witnessed more non-operator malfunctions (meaning it was a gun problem) during the revolver course than in the tactical course where all use semi-auto pistols.
Most in the revolver course were using S&W K frame revolvers -- although a few of use were using N frames (mine was firing .44 special). So, to say a revolver is "more reliable" may not necessarily be true from a mechanical perspective -- it is a machine and can break too... But, throw the user-error element in and yes, a semi-auto can be less reliable for some shooters.
Carried a revolver for years, but now its semi-auto. Don't own a revolver except for black powder and single action. But I've been looking at revolvers again. Another snubby for carry. I never trusted semi-autos years ago. But I still just like them revolvers! :thumb:
It depends on my dress, mostly. If I have my computer back pack, I have either the 1911 or Tracker .357 in the large pocket. I usually will have the snubbie in my coat pocket. Shorts or light clothes, it will be either the KT .380 or PF9. By the way, I had a S&W model 29 many years ago that was a great gun. I have also had more problems with medium frame revolvers than any other single brand out there. In a revolver I really prefer the Taurus or Ruger over S&W. Just my personal preference, all are good guns.
Auto for me. Don't own a revolver, got the PT-145 just for carry. Anyone carry the Judge? Looks a little big for CCW. Might start looking at a snub nose .357 or a matched pair. Have a PT-111 as a replacement for the .45 in case something happens. :???:
I just had to answer that!! When I bought my holster for my JUDGE, it came with several options I could buy. Belt obviously; Paddle, optional; and a shoulder rig.
Ok everyone I know had the 3", and I have seen the 4", but mine has the 6.5 inch barrel, and dispite what the web site says, it is not 9.5" long. It is 13" long and almost 6" from bottom of grip to top of frame. Winter time,with a long parka, or overcoat, I could get away with a shoulder rig, but being old and smaller I would probably lean very hard to my left. I have used it open carry, and for some reason no one asks about it except at the door of gun shows.