CONCEALMENT 3 Preview – CCW Gear Dave Merrill Join the Conversation RECOIL Magazine Staff and Contributors Reveal Their CCW Gear In some ways, choosing the right handgun and holster combination is like deciding on the proper pair of shoes. Are they appropriate for the activities you’re about to participate in? Do they fit properly? Are they going to hinder you in any way? Just like how you wouldn’t choose the same footwear to hit the backcountry that you would to attend a formal wedding, there’s rarely a “one size fits all” gun and holster solution. Compromises are always made, largely due to the fact it’s rather hard to conceal an entire infantry platoon on your person. Previous issues of CONCEALMENT featured prominent instructors, competitive shooters, and SOF pipe hitters, and we have some of the same today. However, we also decided to answer a question that we get asked a lot: “What do you carry?” So, alongside well-known warriors like Jeff Gonzales and Buck Doyle, you’ll have responses from some RECOIL staff and contributors. Given their positions, they’re often exposed to a myriad of options — and some of the results you may find surprising. It should be stated that regardless of the answer, each person listed probably has at least one Glock 19 tucked away in a safe someplace (except for Searson — who knows about that guy?). Hell, it seems like everyone has one these days; one can barely go to the range without it being a veritable gangbang of Glocks. Despite how pervasive this once-controversial pistol has become, it’s far from the only good option out there. Sometimes a pair of tennis shoes makes more sense than hiking boots. BUCK DOYLE Organization: Follow Through Consulting LLC Job title: CEO and Chief Instructor URL: www.followthroughconsulting.com Service Background: U.S. Marine Corps, Force Recon/MARSOC List highest military/LEO rank: Master Sergeant CCW pistol: Glock 19 Gen4 Modifications: SSVI TYR trigger, Ameriglo Pro I-Dot sights, and custom frame done by Red Creek Tactical Holster: Raven Concealment, Eidolon Holster Position of CCW holster: Appendix carry “The Glock 19 was my issued carry pistol during my four years contracting for the Department of Defense in Afghanistan. I found its size and caliber provided an optimal capability for use as both a CCW as well as a secondary weapon to my carbine. Raven’s Eidolon Holster allows for easy, quick access and employment of the Glock 19, and is comfortable in the appendix carry position, whether during dismounted patrols or vehicle transit.” JEFF GONZALES “The Glock 19 has the best balance of size, capacity, reliability, and accuracy; when optimized with our ProCarry package from ROBAR, it creates the ultimate concealment package. When you specifically define your mission it helps to see the trees within the forest, and the benefits stand out pretty clearly. Having an athletic frame allows me to take advantage of Mesomorphic physique — which means I can pretty much place the gun wherever I want. If I were to be honest, about 40 to 50 percent of the time I carry concealed, it would be at the appendix location. The appendix gives me a slight edge, but strong side offers advantages that I exploit as well. I maintain both appendix and strong side since between the two I can pretty much conceal under any environmental conditions and that’s what best supports my concealment mission.” Organization: Trident Concepts, LLC Job title: President URL: www.tridentconcepts.com Service Background: U.S. Navy List highest military/LEO rank: SEAL CCW pistol: TRICON Pro-Carry Glock 19 Modifications: https://robarguns.com/custom-weapons/handguns/tricon-procarry-for-glock/ Holster: JM Custom Kydex AIWB Holster Position of CCW holster: 1:30 to 2 o’clock For the rest of this article, subscribe here: Concealment 3 Explore RECOILweb:The Teeny Tiny Bowers BittySzanto: Vintage Timekeepers with modern reliabilityAn Assaulter's Guide to DoorsLaw Tactical Gen 3-M Side Folding AR Stock NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.