I am first on the call list for my business. In other words, if there is an alarm and I am called by the alarm company I need to go down there, check for problems, and THEN call the alarm company or the cops to seek assistance if needed. Clearly, I need to be armed for this. I can scan one side of my business in my H3, but the other side needs to be walked and I would need to check inside in case someone cut a hole in the roof. Don't laugh at that last sentence. Holes in roofs are one of the burglars best choices for commercial properties.
Conceal carry is illegal in two states - Wisconsin and Illinois. In this case conceal carry isn't important to me. I actually WANT a burglar to see my piece and I feel more comfortable having it exposed as this is how I practice my draw at the range. Currently I carry my HK USP .45 compact (4" barrel) with stainless slide. Here is a photo of him. He is my bud.
I use a very slick holster for him. You can see as I hit the button on the plastic it slides out and after it does, my finger is placed perfectly on the trigger.
So this is what I usually strap on my belt, in plain view for all to see, if I get an alarm call. It is a great system for me. I have practiced with it a lot and I am very comfortable with it.
As a side note, open carry is perfectly legal in Wisconsin. Cops will ask you questions for sure if they see you strolling around with a firearm on your hip, that is for sure...but they really can't do much about it.
Fortunately for me, alarm calls have only happened a couple of times.
This wouldn't be my dream conceal carry weapon though. Xavier just did a post on something close to my dream conceal carry piece. His dream conceal carry piece is the Smith and Wesson M and P .38 2" barrel, with half moon front sight and round butt. Very nice. I lean toward a .357, but to each their own.
I already own a Smith 13-2 .357 with a four inch bull barrel, but I have been told repeatedly that even if I carry it a few times I will start to rub the bluing off. The gun is pristine and I don't really want to do that.
I need to scout the gun shows and Guns America for a couple of things. First, a 4" carry worn Smith K frame in .357 and second a 3" in .357. I want the 3" for conceal carry, and the 4" for open carry. Oh yea...you noticed. I mentioned earlier that conceal carry is still not yet decriminalized here in Wisco. Too bad. If it is them or me, guess who it will be. Jail be damned.
I would like to get a worn four inch bbl Smith to see how it feels on the hip compared to my HK. I absolutely love those old Smiths and have a sneaky feeling I know which way I would go...but time will tell. I think I need to get over to the gun shows and Guns America.