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carrying two big guns at the same time

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Revolver Ocelot, Aug 28, 2013.

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  1. PabloJ

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    You know Sasquatch is figment of human imagination, right?
     
  2. Sam1911

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    Hey, you never know when you might be out on the town and suddenly be struck by the urge to run into the bushes and hunt boars.

    It happens...!
     
  3. Old Fuff

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    Oh shucks, that’s nothing. My little .38 pocket blaster is stoked with 148-grain full-wadcutters that depart the muzzle at a blinding 680 FPS. Folks got to stop fooling around… :uhoh: ;)
     
  4. PabloJ

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    Ma uses Webley & Scott 'Wartime Finish' .38 with 145gr full patch loads at about 700fps. Serious HD load for dark inside the house conditions. Like you said there is no reason to fool about.
     
  5. Greg528iT

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    Rangegod, what about the ankle holsters??
     
  6. Rangegod

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    Only if I have to go into the "City". Then I add a S&W 317 and 351PD in right & left side ankle holsters and a 2.5 inch S&W 325PD in a shoulder rig. Around town I feel 5 is enough.

    BTW, at 6'4", I make it a habit to avoid any body of water over 5 feet deep.

    JAC
     
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  7. FM12

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    I like to carry two large guns at a time also. I bought a cheap double shoulder holster rig off ebay. Not real pretty but works pretty well. The weights are offset which is a plus. JMO, YMMV.
     
  8. moxie

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    rangegod,

    A guy your size might squeeze an M79 under the arm pit too. Think about it. Might cut the stock down a bit. Single shot but it really lights 'em up! Don't want to be undergunned.
     
  9. Revolver Ocelot

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    The mental image was priceless.

    I have a friend that's is 6'4" (proportionately tall at that) who occasionally iwb carries a desert eagle under a loose fitted polo shirt. It's amazing the things you can hide on your person when you are big enough.
     
  10. BADUNAME2

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    Actually, a timer will very much lie. It won't tell you which technique is faster, but only which one you are more proficient with.

    Gene Pearcy says he needs to have ten thousand repetitions on a new technique before he feels he can make a viable comparison. That might be a but much for a CCW draw, but you get the idea.

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  11. jimbo555

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    As long as you don't have to walk around too much!
     
  12. AKElroy

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    The LCR is plenty light enough for pocket carry. I would strong side the 4" at 5o'clock and drop the LCR in a nemesis for the left side.
     
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    If five lbs of guns are that crippling, however do guys who wear tool belts or backpacks manage it? :rolleyes:
     
  14. Revolver Ocelot

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    I miss double taps 357 200gr offering....
     
  15. armsmaster270

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    Here is my carry Sig 226 in 357Sig w/125gr Gold Dots and S&W 340PD 357Mag Airlite with 135gr Gold Dots. I still have sealed boxes of 357 Black Talon 180gr. but not in an airlite

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  16. MartinS

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    The small one goes weak side appendix. Practice. You are also covering for something bad happening to your strong side arm/hand. Practice.
     
  17. Haywood

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    I would carry my 7 shot 357 on the waist right side to main gun. And in the waist with my SP101 on the left. Weather it be cross draw or ? I have read on another forum, a former Oficer carries on belt left and right and in pocket for his Third Gun.
     
  18. RealGun

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    Agreed on the cross draw. I started with twist draw but learned that one sweeps their strong side when they draw that way.
     
  19. tomrkba

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    Twist draw is a NO-GO then! It is easy enough to mistakenly shoot oneself when drawing or holstering a gun without tempting Murphy. I watched a guy put a round through his back pocket holstering a pistol in a strong side holster. Instead of stopping when he felt resistance, he pushed harder! Ask Tex Grubner about the dangers of drawing a gun!
     
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    There's a right way and a wrong way to do the cavalry twist. The wrong way does indeed sweep the muzzle across most of your gastrointestinal tract. The right way however, (withdraw the gun partway, twist it straight, proceed as normal, OR draw with gun reversed, then twist upright once pointed down range,) is as safe as any other draw.

    It's just unnecessarily slow and complicated. Its cardinal virtue is that the gun carried thus is available to either hand, however this is obviated by carrying a second gun.

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  21. Gordon

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    I carried this on my last Alaskan hunt in 2007 . The 4" comes out quick and I can easily wear it alone in town (1988 Mountain Revolver .44 mag) and the 6.5" 629 provides more power and range and I normally had 300 grain +p loads in it.:evil:
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    tomrkba,

    if you google "twist draw", you will find an excellent video on youtube on the proper technique of the draw. the author emphasizes the safety of the draw.

    wild bill hickock is famous for using this draw method.

    murf
     
  23. Rexster

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    Not lunacy at all. I spent plenty of time carrying a 4" revolver on the right hip, and a second revolver, up to 4", in a different place: left hip standard draw, left hip crossdraw, left or right front crossdraw, left or right appendix, vertical shoulder rig, and in a Safepacker, either carried or worn in various location on the belt. I have probably forgotten a few! The common denominator has virtually always been standard draw on the right hip.

    Obviously, not all of these are equally concealable in street clothes; some work better under rain gear, raid jackets, and such.

    "Front crossdraw" means appendix, but the weapon's grip oriented for crossdraw.

    During much of this time, one or the other weapon may well have been a 1911, Glock, SIG, or other service/duty-sized autoloader. I am not so much a revolver guy, as a guy who likes both revolvers and autos. :)

    All else being equal, if one weapon was a 1911, it was the one on the right hip, as I do not like ambidextrous safety levers. If one weapon was a Glock, it has likely been the lefty weapon, and the revolver the right-hand weapon, as only my left trigger finger has truly become indoctrinated to the Glock trigger.
     
  24. 9mmfan

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    Not something I do as a matter of course, as open carry is not allowed in Texas barring a few circumstances, but I am set up to carry these:
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    Thusly:
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    The shoulder holster isn't anchored to anything in this pic, and normally wouldn't ride quite that far back. I was amusing my wife, as well as getting ready to shoot both of the pistols.
     
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  25. mr.trooper

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    Bears at 4 posts in.

    The short of it is you want more than 6 shots. That's just not revolver territory.
     
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