Lacking any sort of creativity or desire to be special, I carry a GLOCK 19 Gen4 with XS Big Dot sights, because I’m not messing with what works. It doesn’t have anything else done to it except a trigger polish job I did myself. It rides in a StealthGear Onyx IWB at the 3:30 position, and I can’t accurately relate just how comfortable that holster is. Sure, it’s relatively expensive, but buy once, cry once, right? This time, it paid off. When I started, it was a Taurus PT740 + Crimson Trace in a Remora. I got what was at the time a really good deal on it, and to its credit, that little gun never missed a beat or failed to do anything I told it to . . .
I kind of fell into carrying the G19, and specifically the Gen4 version after I realized that I could easily get away with carrying something larger than the Taurus, even here in Florida in the summer, so long as I could get my hand around it well. The Gen3 GLOCKs are just a little big for a proper grip for me, but the Gen4 fits just right.
It’s loaded with 16 rounds of the proven Speer Gold Dot 124 +Ps, though after these run out I’m probably switching over to the Federal HSTs. Either way is good for me. The spare mag I keep in my thigh pocket (I don’t have a spare mag carry system yet that I like) has Liberty Civil Defense 50 grains, mostly because they’re just ridiculously lightweight and easy to carry. I’m pretty comfortable having 31 rounds available. After all, I’m not going to Miami any time soon.
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