What’s The First Gun You Ever Carried, And Do You Still Carry It?

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I’ve been through more guns than the average person, but that’s mainly because there are many that are sent to review. It’s a huge perk that comes with the job. No, I don’t get to keep them. No need to be exceedingly jealous.

Having been through and shot a lot of handguns, my tastes haven’t really changed all that much throughout the years.

It all started with a Ruger SR9c, which was my first purchase and first gun that I ever carried. Roughly after a year, it was retired. It’s nothing against the gun or the design, or the company. I just had a lemon. Long story short, it went back a few times and Ruger did a fantastic job on the customer service end, but we could never resolve the problem.

So, it became a range gun.

My second purchase, which was just a few weeks after the Ruger, was a Glock 27. Once I was comfortable with it at the range, it became my new carry gun. That lasted for about 2 years. Then, it became a Glock 26.

It’s still a Glock 26, mainly, as there are two others that get somewhat of a rotation:

  • Glock 26
  • FN FNS 9c
  • Springfield XDs 9mm

The point is, it took me a while to find a ‘perfect’ carry gun. There is no such thing, in my opinion, but it’s close.

Anyway, that’s my story in a nutshell. Do you still carry the first gun you ever carried?

About the Author

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a StealthGearUSA Revolution holster.

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