A week or so back, I wrote the “What does your carry gun say about you” post as a lighthearted jab at the various guns that people carry. I left some off the list, not intentionally but rather because they just didn’t occur to me at the time. I also had a lot of people ask me questions, like “what do you carry?” When I am not carrying a gun for an article or for a review, I carry either a 5 shot revolver and a speedloader for it, or I carry a 1911. Like many 1911 owners, I also have a box full of spare parts and magazines; the mags I’ve had the best luck with personally have been the McCormick 8 round magazines.
I have really enjoyed everyone’s comments to the original post, the “user added” ones about their various guns were pretty fun, and I had a quite a few laughs! So by popular demand, I’m doing a couple more for some guns that were left off the list.
What your carry gun says about you, continued
What you think it says: I choose to arm myself with the weapon of choice of the United States military, used by steely eyed killers across the globe to slay our enemies in CQB situations.
What it actually says: I really liked Lethal Weapon. Like, a lot. It is possible that I have a Martin Riggs mullet-wig.
What you think it says: This gun is the most commonly used firearm in NATO countries, adopted by many nations for use in their elite forces. It combines the best of the new world and the best of the old world, it’s so awesome that Jeff Cooper used it as the basis for the Bren 10!
What it actually says: I am a gun snob. I wanted a high capacity 9mm, but something exotic and european. I drink lattes and drive a foreign car.
What you think it says: A grip angle reminiscent of the 1911 with safeties that are familiar to the shooters of JMB’s classic pistol, but with a high-capacity magazine and lightweight polymer frame! Truly we live in a fantastic modern age.
What it actually says: Marketing works on me. I didn’t buy this gun when it was being imported as the HS2000 and was 200 bucks cheaper, but slap “Springfield” on the slide and show me some pictures of Rob Leatham looking cool with one and I’LL BUY IT YES.
What you think it says: I carry the finest example of the 1911 platform in existence. Built to exacting specifications by master pistolsmiths and used by the top competition shooters in the world, this is truly the modern example of a samurai sword. Plus, they used them in Monster Hunter International and that book was rad as hell!
What it actually says: I have LOTS of money. Instead of buying a sensible pistol for $500 and spending the other $2k on ammo, mags, and training I chose to blow half a month’s salary on one gun that is so expensive I’m afraid to shoot it. However, Monster Hunter International was still awesome as hell.
That’s it for this time, but post more in the comments! Those were great, and you guys were killing me with them!