Carrying on Christmas at home?


December 26, 2002, 11:44 PM
Had to laugh when my almost-16-year old daughter tagged me as Commando Grinch when I was walking around on Christmas Day with my normal carry paraphenalia: P220, mags, and SureFire on my belt with BUG in pocket.

She said it with a smile. :)

Did anybody else feel the need to remain "comfortable" on Christmas Day while home?

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December 26, 2002, 11:47 PM

So my mom just said "I know why you were upset the whole time we were at your aunt & uncles; you didn't have your guns there to play with!"

I said "mom, the ENTIRE time we were there (all three days) EVEN when I was wearing SWEAT PANTS, I had my G27 on me. EVERY SINGLE MINUTE." :D :D :D (Even kept my 27 under my pillow! :cool:

She just went :eek:

Plus I had my G30 in my backpack too....:cool:

Mike Irwin
December 27, 2002, 01:51 AM
My S&W 042 is so much a part of my ensemble that I don't even notice that it's in my left front pocket anymore.

December 27, 2002, 02:00 AM
I found myself walking around Christmas morning with a G19 stuffed into each back pocket of an old pair of Levi's..

Very comforting, well, as long as I didn't sit down..:D

December 27, 2002, 08:58 AM
I usually don't carry in my house - where I was for Christmas. But there are a few handguns, a shotgun and an AR sprinkled about the house in secure locations.

My nearly "always" gun when out and about is a S&W 340PD in a Mitch Rosen pocket holster and Bianchi speedstrip. So light you forget its there. Additionally, I'll usually strap on a P7PSP or 1911.

December 27, 2002, 09:03 AM
Not on my person but they were never far away.....

That's for Christmas Day......

December 29, 2002, 08:41 PM
Why would Christmas day be different than any other day around the house as far as carrying goes?


December 29, 2002, 08:49 PM
J-frame Mod 36 on my hip and Kel-Tec P32 in my pocket. I love my firearms and carrying has become as second nature as breathing.

concerned citizen
December 29, 2002, 09:14 PM
I had my little seecamp in my rt. front pocket. ;)

December 29, 2002, 09:30 PM
Old Glock 17 in it's well worn Bianchi leather holster. Christmas and every other day.

December 29, 2002, 10:04 PM
Nope, haven't found that right holster for PJ carry :)

December 30, 2002, 06:12 AM
Can't the lord of the state hasn't granted me that privilege yet..

December 30, 2002, 06:46 AM
Beretta 950 in front pocket.

December 30, 2002, 06:50 AM
Me too. I carried more often at home as well. I usually just sit my carry gun on the coffee table or dinner table (no kids at home). I found myself wearing it more during the Holiday Season.

December 30, 2002, 07:55 AM
I loaded 150 rounds of .30-06 and cleaned the M1.

A good day.


Oleg Volk
December 30, 2002, 10:02 AM
Betty's grandmother usually gives her a hard time about carrying. Two weeks ago, when we were over, she certainly discovered my 1911 but opted to say nothing. I've been back since and got a cordial welcome. Perhaps she decided that I am not crazy enough to worry about.

In general, holidays call for fancier guns, but that's about it.

rock jock
December 30, 2002, 10:18 AM
I don't carry at home - never felt that paranoid. To each his own.

December 30, 2002, 10:22 AM
Grandma's so nice to Oleg - when I got the "patdown" last Thanksgiving she screeched, "BETTY! Take that thing and put it back in your vehicle! We're all friends here!" :p And my brother walks by with his ASP and who-knows-what-else tucked under his shirt, and she says nothing about it.

So this past Thanksgiving I wore an ankle holster. Normally I'd respect the host's wishes and just not enter their home if they won't allow me to carry, but it's grandma's and Thanksgiving. I love grandma and my life well enough to break her rules. :(

Of course, for Christmas, most of the presents we unwrapped were guns - I got three, my brother two, dad one, Oleg one, and my sister-in-law rec'd her first gun and intends to get her carry permit.

December 30, 2002, 10:30 AM
CAP summed it up I think.
Why would Christmas day be different than any other day around the house as far as carrying goes? Absolutely!

Though I usually don't carry around the house, I am always within arms reach.

There are no sacred days nor sacred places where criminals and bad guys respect.

December 30, 2002, 11:00 AM
So is there some sort of moratorium on crime on holidays ...?

My biggest worry is a prison escapee looking for money, a ride, or a rape.

Like maybe they should have a law against committing a crime on holidays - right?

December 30, 2002, 11:10 AM
Empty homes with Xmas presents are prime targets.

I found myself entering my empty home with flashlight in left hand and right hand filled with a holstered P12-45.

Just in case.

December 30, 2002, 11:12 AM
Holidays at the inlaws find me wearing my Kel-Tec P11, IWB at two o'clock, with a festive seasonal sweater on. Works fine, until after I've stuffed myself with holiday cooking. I need a thinner gun. :)

December 30, 2002, 12:05 PM
Went to Mom's to eat, she is the only one that knows for sure I CCW, at her request I removed from IWB...but locked close by as was her shotty (which no one know about).

Little critters, wrestling with me ,their uncle, thought It wise.
Some sheeple present too

December 30, 2002, 12:44 PM
I carried in our friends' house on Christmas day - we had "pot-luck" Christmas dinner together. Don't know if they even noticed or not that day, but I have carried openly in their house a number of times.

We go hiking and camping together sometimes, too, and I always carry open out in the country, so they are used to that. He got me started on reloading, but he isn't into the defense thing as much as I am.

Their youngest is 12, and we have all been out to the gun range together - all their kids have shot, so they know not to mess with things.

Again - Christmas might be special to us, but I have never heard that it is a mandatory day-off for evil-doers.

December 30, 2002, 01:38 PM
First, I'm spending next Christmas with Betty and Oleg...

Second, 45 on my hip and the BUG in my pocket just like every other day. My family only notices when I DON'T have them on...

December 30, 2002, 05:20 PM
Christmas Eve we went to my in-laws. Their neighborhood is rife with gang and drug activity, and there's shootings all the time. No way I'm going into that part of town unarmed. (Mother-in-law hates guns, but what she doesn't know might help her).

December 30, 2002, 07:40 PM
Usual not-at-work carry gun.
Springfield TRP in VM-II at 4:00 position.
Goes on when I get up. Goes under the mattress when I go to bed. Did leave the two spare mags in the dresser though.:D


December 30, 2002, 07:42 PM
I will bet all of you were carrying on your person on 9/12/01
Our local gun dealer reported lines to his store going around the corner even though a personal firearm isn't much good against a terrorist wielding a bomb. Gun sales all over the nation are up since 9/11. This reflects the state of anxiety and unease that exists in our nation after 9/11
44 Caliber

December 31, 2002, 12:37 AM
I've said before, I carry all day-every day.(its 11:30 pm and its on my hip now) I carried at three parties on Christmas Day. I feel the BG is always "on the clock", and they have cars they go where they want. My luck would be to NOT have it just when I need it most!

December 31, 2002, 09:01 AM
I'm willing to bet most of us were carrying on our persons well before 9/12/01 too. I've been carrying 98% of the time since '89 (was too young before then). 9/11 didn't change my habits. I'm not anxious or uneasy, just cautious. Have to disagree that handgun is useless against bomb. Suicide bombers in Israel have been stopped by citizens with guns. Even if not, I'd rather have a slim chance than no chance.


Still Learning
December 31, 2002, 09:23 AM
Of course I carried on Christmas. I also made sure everyone was wearing their seatbelts when we went over the meadow and through the woods to Grandmother's house for Christmas dinner.

I got a kick out of the look on my mother-in-laws face later that afternoon when I took the dogs for a walk...she couldn't get over the Bushy shorty slung over my shoulder. "Are both the dogs coming back with you?" she asked.

In my best impersonation of the guy from the Men's Warehouse commercial, I said, "I guarantee it."

December 31, 2002, 09:37 AM
Well somewhat. I had my Colt Gov't 380 in my waistband. (I don't really consider that armed...a .380? c'mon)

But that afternoon my brother, brother-in-law & two nephews went out to shoot a little. Some of us didn't remove our arms when returning to the house.

We also continued a discussion on the finer points of arming a 10 year old against bad deer attacks, use of force, prefered weapons, the problems with Glocks, etc. SO we had a quite a display spread out across the den. If any bad guys had attempted a home invasion at that particular moment, they would have had to clean out their britches.:D

Baba Louie
December 31, 2002, 09:39 AM

Get yourself some "ThunderWear" for your PJ carry mode.

Impress your wife/SO with your... um-hm "package".

Tho' it Could get in the way of romance, and I wouldn't even begin to tell you what to carry/do in the event that you need it during "those precious moments". LOL


December 31, 2002, 05:59 PM
I envy those of you who can carry all the time and I agree that the terrorist can strike anywhere anytime. I concur that a slight chance of stopping these cowards is better than no chance! If I strapped on a my Bianchi shoulder holster for 44 magnum and walked around the house one member of my large family would likely call the Police even though I am licensed.
Can you imagine if one of the liberal minded in-laws (Clinton/Gore enthusiasts) happened to visit on New Years Day and and witnessed my hardware what the result would be??? Afterall I don't know how to shoot anything smaller than a S&W 629 6.5 inch 44 magnum with full-house loads!
44 Caliber:ar15: ;)

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