Most unusual EDC pistol you've seen.


DukeYukon

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A few years ago I ran into a gentleman in Idaho who open-carried a pistol almost as big as his leg. It was, I believe, a replica of the famous Walker Colt -- a .44 caliber cap-and-ball revolver dating back to the 1840's.

He said he carried it every day, and shot it, cleaned it, and reloaded it every evening. His choice, but I thought it odd nonetheless.

Has anyone seen anything to top that?
 

FN1910

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The nice thing about a cap and ball type is that it is not considered a pistol and therefore legal in most places. You order one of those on line and they send it right to your door without a FFL involved and don't need any kind of permit to carry it almost anywhere.
 

DukeYukon

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I didn't realize that.

But I have enjoyed the two opportunities I've had to shoot an old black powder revolver. I love all that smoke. lol.
 

stingray2100

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wow, that is so cool.

But I think that gunsite has a class for cap and ball as a defensive carry. or was it a single action revolver?

shoot I do not remember anymore.

but anyway. it is cool, because it is so old school.
 

Seeya

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The nice thing about a cap and ball type is that it is not considered a pistol and therefore legal in most places. You order one of those on line and they send it right to your door without a FFL involved and don't need any kind of permit to carry it almost anywhere.
if you are a felon it exempts you from #'s laws but you may still have to make the trip to iron bars
 

FN1910

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if you are a felon it exempts you from #'s laws but you may still have to make the trip to iron bars

A good point that I have never researched. Since a C&B is not considered a gun it is exempt but it probably would be considered a weapon ao a felon could probably be charged and sent back to jail.
 

marcparis

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Strangest carry I've done is my 22lr Cobra Derringer in my underwear as a BUG. Scottevest sells clothes that has lots of pockets (their coats are great for EDC in the winter months by the way Outback Jacket from SCOTTEVEST/SeV - Outback Jacket with Hidden Pockets). Well they sell underwear that has a pocket designed more to hold an ipod - i guess if you're walking around the house in your underwear or something. I thought it was an ideal size for my derringer so I tried it. It did work great and was comfortable. Not very practical though - it makes a pocket holster look like a quickdraw. I tried it out just to see if I could. Not my usual EDC.
 

Justified

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Crazy stuff. It wasn't a firearm but I did know a guy who carried a piece of wire. I am talking a piece of 500MCM which ways about a pound per foot. Not the best choice but I am sure it would hurt to get whacked by it.
 

marcparis

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By the way - I should clarify that when I tried it I carried it unloaded. I didn't want what happened to the guy in Arizona to happen to me :fie:
 

DukeYukon

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Crazy stuff. It wasn't a firearm but I did know a guy who carried a piece of wire. I am talking a piece of 500MCM which ways about a pound per foot. Not the best choice but I am sure it would hurt to get whacked by it.

I've jogged my own memory on this topic. During my first year of college (when I was too young to legally purchase a handgun) there had been several incidents of gangs coming onto campus to beat and rob students. Not having a pistol, I slipped a ten guage flare gun into my coat pocket.

Sure, it was only a single-shot. But I figured no matter how many attacked me, if I just put one round into the gut of the head-hoodlum that the others would be mildly intimidated by the site of that white phosphorous setting their thug friend on fire.

Never had (the opportunity) to use it.
 

Punch

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From the time that I was 17 years old till I reached 21, I carried a replica Remington 1858 Army .44 everywhere with me. It was in my car always, and on my hip when I was in the woods. At the time, neither Federal or State law considered it a firearm, and State law did not consider "muzzle loaders" to be loaded unless they were capped. It did not take me long to put a few caps on the nipples of that thing, and I did carry it capped when in the woods. I later carried a replica 1851 Colt Navy in .36 cal along with it. The .44 was more powerful, but the .36 more accurate. My friends used to marvel when I would shoot plastic army men from a fence rail at 25 yards with that .36 and hit them at least 80% of the time. My first CC EDC was an Uberti Cattleman SAA in .45 Colt. I carried a pair of them until I replaced them with a CZ-75B for EDC, and later replaced that with .45 ACP Glocks. I still carry two pistols with me more often than not.
 

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