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Carrying on Christmas at home?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Chugach, Dec 26, 2002.

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  1. Chugach

    Chugach Member

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    Carrying (CCW) on Christmas at home?

    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?

    [edit: title wasn't very clear...]
     
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  2. Drjones

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    Hehehe...

    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:
     
  3. Mike Irwin

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    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.
     
  4. Schuey2002

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    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
     
  5. theluckyone

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    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.
     
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  6. King

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    Not on my person but they were never far away.....

    That's for Christmas Day......
     
  7. CAP

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    Why would Christmas day be different than any other day around the house as far as carrying goes?

    Absolutely!:D
     
  8. PATH

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    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.
     
  9. concerned citizen

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    I had my little seecamp in my rt. front pocket. ;)
     
  10. Hkmp5sd

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    Old Glock 17 in it's well worn Bianchi leather holster. Christmas and every other day.
     
  11. 10-Ring

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    Nope, haven't found that right holster for PJ carry :)
     
  12. GhostShooter

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    Can't the lord of the state hasn't granted me that privilege yet..[​IMG]

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  13. ruger357

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    Beretta 950 in front pocket.
     
  14. Don45cal

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    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.
     
  15. Jorah

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    Of course. .44 and .45

    I loaded 150 rounds of .30-06 and cleaned the M1.

    A good day.

    -J.
     
  16. Oleg Volk

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    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.
     
  17. rock jock

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    I don't carry at home - never felt that paranoid. To each his own.
     
  18. Betty

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    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.
     
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    CAP summed it up I think.
    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.
     
  20. TallPine

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    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?
     
  21. P12

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    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.
     
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    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. :)
     
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    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
     
  24. TallPine

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    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.
     
  25. KMKeller

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    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...
     
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