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''Degrees'' of CCW? .....

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by P95Carry, Oct 20, 2003.

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Your normal carry habits (auto or revo not important here)

  1. Single gun

    67 vote(s)
    35.3%
  2. Single gun and mags/speedloaders

    88 vote(s)
    46.3%
  3. Two guns

    11 vote(s)
    5.8%
  4. Two guns and mags/speedloaders

    20 vote(s)
    10.5%
  5. More than two!!

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  6. Carry 24/7

    81 vote(s)
    42.6%
  7. Carry occasionally only.

    34 vote(s)
    17.9%
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  1. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    I usually carry only one gun .... and more likely than not no spare mags/speedloaders. But then my area is not too heavy on threat as a general rule. Comfort is a factor.

    Tonight, more as an excercise and having put P series in Bianchi sho rig ... decided to add snub, OWB at 5 o'clock. Wasn't especially uncomfortable but got to thinkin how as we add guns and ammo .. we do in fact have to ''suffer'' a greater degree of discomfort ...... added to which, probably comes a greater challenge to maintaining 100% concealment.

    Just now and again I do add a 2 mag holder on belt ... but that's rare.

    Check out the poll if you will .... I am interested to know what proportions of us do what ... and why!! Oh and, just to increase info feedback .. two categories for your personal frequency of carry... I carry 24/7.
     
  2. Alan Fud

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    Carry whenever I legally can -- that's usually 16x7 (don't carry while I'm sleeping but do have a firearm within arm's reach in a V-Line strongbox bolted to the floor under the bed). I usually carry only one firearm on my person with one reload on me and another reload in the car. If going on a long trip (2-3+ hours travel time one way), I usually carry two guns.
     
  3. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Emeritus

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    Since my work doesn't allow carry, that counts out 8-10 hrs per day. Otherwise I try to carry when I'm going out.

    The normal package is a BHP in a Sparks IWB or OWB with an extra mag and a Surefire E2e.
     
  4. Edward429451

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    Carry legally whenever I can.;)

    No space for 'sometimes two' (or three!) so went with single w/mags as is the case most times. Not 24/7 since she stopped letting me bring em into bed with us.:) but somethings always on the nightstand and the 870 is extremely handy.

    I've tried the dual mag pouches and don't like them for concealment. I went to two single pouches IWB which is more comfortable and highly more concealable.
     
  5. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    I'm thinking ...... I should stop using this ''24/7'' notation :rolleyes: ... it's tad absurd cos I do, like most, take the thing off at night.

    I should perhaps rephrase when I say 24/7 ... using that to mean ''availability'' ..... and close availability at that .. not in a closet a drawer etc .... but at hand even if not on the person.

    For me at night, as I have mentioned before .... it is on the floor ... a mere drape of right arm out the side of covers and I am on it .. no fishing in drawers .. no having to get up and grope .. it is there .... at hand.

    That is quick .... and it is to all intents .. not visible to the casual observer either.
     
  6. BerettaNut92

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    One gun and two mags unless I'm getting pho and/or boba, then it's Hong Kong carry.
     
  7. fivepaknh

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    One gun w/one reload every time I leave my house. This includes work even though it's against policy. What's under my clothes is none of their business and they don't provide protection at work let alone to and from. At night I don't have anything within reach while I'm sleeping due to small children in the house. I gotta get one of those quick access gun safes. How much are they?
     
  8. ranger7

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    P95CARRY said,
    "I'm thinking ...... I should stop using this ''24/7'' notation ... it's tad absurd cos I do, like most, take the thing off at night."

    There are some (one, at least, that I know of) who truly do carry "24/7" or extremely close to it. I'm not at liberty to disclose the details.
     
  9. Tamara

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    It ain't winter yet, so I can't say "More than two!" with 100% honesty... ;)
     
  10. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    I was hoping you'd reply Tams ... sorta what I expected to hear!!;) :p
     
  11. cool45auto

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    One gun, two mags, 24/7
     
  12. Marko Kloos

    Marko Kloos Moderator Emeritus

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    I carry two guns...a primary carry with at least one spare magazine, and a backup pocket gun (KT P32) with one spare magazine.

    Car trunk contains a milsurp beater with 200 rounds on bandoliers. Glove box contains 100 spare rounds of JHP for main carry gun.

    Excessive?

    Perhaps.

    The likelihood of needing any of that gear is small, but I reckon I'll be glad it's all there if I ever *do* need it.
     
  13. manwithoutahome

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    More than one:

    .45 IWB strong side
    .9mm IWB weak side
    .357 5.5" shoulder holster
    .357 snubby Right ankle
    .38 snubby left ankle
    P40 small of back
    .32 right pocket
    .22 left pocket

    :D, not really, just did this one time to see how many I could "carry" at once. Okay, so I was bored.

    P40 w/extra mag
    Sometimes .22mag right pocket

    M
     
  14. TonyB

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    Carry everywhere except work(to and fro though)....Sp101,357mag,strong side.......speedloader in left front pocket.......just changed my carry load to 357mag Hydro-shok's...for the winter.:cool:
     
  15. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    I don't carry in the house, but always do everywhere else for the same reason I always keep a spare tire in the trunk of my car, along with a flash light, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, spare pack of cigarettes, and lighter.
     
  16. Zach S

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    I spend so much of my time with tools and cars, I rarely carry. But when I do, its a single with an extra mag on me, and a few more in the car (two wilson mags with JHPs, two GI mags with hardball in the glovebox)
     
  17. Texas Bob

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    Very seldom carry only one, I've seen to many examples of "well known" firearms BREAK in the last 30 yrs, sometimes with agonizing consequences.
     
  18. WvaBill

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    I used to just carry the combat load for the same reason. As I started observing where I spend most of my time, I realized I might ned some fire for cover. This is very rural area with a very few crimes which usually occur out of sight of all except bg and gg. Ad very little cell coverage and 30-60 LE response times:eek: ...dang I need to carry a gun in vehicle. For reasons stated above, I depend on 2m HAM radio for ECOMM.
     
  19. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    I carry two guns legally where ever I can!

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  20. Gabe

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    When possible. . .

    Backup: Colt Python Elite (stainless 6 inch) + 2 speed loaders

    30 rounds total
     
  21. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

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    Not unlike a Limey description of motorcycle controls.....

    Wherever or whatever, a weapon will "come readily to hand".

    Or two.

    Sam
     
  22. MoNsTeR

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    Where's the option for "never"? :eek:
     
  23. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    Didn't think to include that one!! Guess I assumed non-CCW's would not be posting in this thread.
     
  24. Border

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    One when not at work. (At work if I am at another job or site). Two at the ready at home under the nightstand drawer. I'd be EXTREMELY surprised if I ever needed to use a gun-even more so if I had to actually shoot it, so I rarely have carried a back-up unless maybe if I am going to my favorite jazz club near the projects. I confess that guys who never so much as take a dump without being strapped with a gun and two backups make me "nervous" and if they regularly advertise that fact to the public, even more so as I think that presents a negative "Rambo-can't-wait-for-it-to-happen" mentatlity and defeats the point of concealed! I saw a guy in the gun store the other day in full "SWAT Team" type garb and no, he was not LEO! Got all wound when a friend accidently bumped him! :uhoh:
     
  25. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    Hate to say it - and might even ruffle some feathers but ........ IMO these guys give the rest of us, average Joe CCW's, a lot of potential bad press.

    ''Discrete'' is way to go ... and not scare the livin **** outa everyone else. There's good concealed carry ........ and there's - much as you put it ... the ''Ramboesque'' approach.:rolleyes:

    I think we mostly agree that carry usually does (and should) ....... play down the aggression factor .. avoidance of trouble etc ... and for that I rather doubt that high profile SWAT type gear is overly necessary?!

    Carrying more than one ain't a problem at all per se .... provided it is with discretion.
     
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