M357 for Concealed Carry?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by michaelmew, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. michaelmew

    michaelmew Premium Member

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    I just got my M357 about a week or so ago. I would like to use it for concealed carry.

    Does anyone use an M Series for their preferred CCW? If so, what state do you carry it in? Lack of a manual safety makes me a little nervous.

    Any insight you can offer is appreciated.


    Additionally, my high-cap magazines are a real pain to load full. Does anybody know of a speedloader for them?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Syntax360

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    I assume yours is an A1?

    I carry my M9A1 in a Blade-Tech UCH - with a hard kydex holster, the only think that is going to pull the bang lever is me. We should talk sometime - I'm in the DFW area as well. Never hurts to know a local fellow Steyroid :D.

    Pictures of my carry rig here.

    I believe a Glock speedloader will work, though I've never tried. Leave the mags loaded for awhile - you'll find they soften up quite a bit. It's something that you just get used to, I suppose. I had a generic HKS magloader than also worked just fine - it was universal and a great tool for those with sensitive thumbs.

    (also - check out irc.slashnet.org #steyrclub one evening - if ya have the techno know-how, that is)
     

  3. Wulf

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  4. Shooter

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    Having carried Glocks for years I can tell you a manual safety is unnecesary and quite safe to carry without one. Just practice with it and keep your finger off the trigger 8)
     
  5. Rotorflyr

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    Wulf,
    How long have you had the speed loader? Looks a little fragile from the picture, so was just wondering how well it's held up.
     
  6. Wulf

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    Hiya *flyr :)

    I got it on Ebay bout 3 years ago. It only cost me about $5 or $6 to my door back then...when gas prices seemed a bit more inline with the cost of livin'. :roll: I don't know how it'd stand up against one 3 or 4 X's the cost, but I know its saved my poor ol' arthritic hands. Price was right. <shrug> Hava great Thursday. :)

    Wulf
     
  7. Netfotoj

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  8. michaelmew

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    I got my magazine loaders last weekend and they worked great! An instructional photo could have been useful, but I went to college for 6 years, so I was able to figure them out. Once I decided the plastic was not going to break I was loading every magazine I could get my hands on. Thanks for the heads-up :p
     
  9. fossten

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    Thanks for the tip Wulf. I ordered mine off ebay too, to go with my beautiful new Steyr M9-A1. I've got a DeSantis Speed Scabbard and a CCW permit pending. Can't wait to carry.

    I guess I need to find a cheap source for mags. I'll search the other threads, but if you know anything offhand...
     
  10. Wulf

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    Hiya fossten :)

    If ya don't live in CA, then ya got options. How many ya need/mag? Let me know. Welcome to the Club. :)

    Wulf
     
  11. SELFDEFENSE

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    Man, this is my peeve with Steyr. How can you send out guns without mag loaders made for your mags. I use my Glock loaders, but they do not fit exactly. What does the little plastic thing coat to make: 10 cents? :x