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Do you carry a Backup Gun? If so, where?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by David E, Jan 22, 2010.

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  1. David E

    David E Member

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    Like the title says, do you carry a backup gun?

    How and where do you carry it?

    Left or right pants pocket ? Vest pocket? On the belt, weakside? Shoulder rig? Maybe in a holster shirt? Ankle ? Somewhere else?

    Brand or type of holster used ? (if any. if none, please specify)

    Type of gun and caliber?

    I'm trying to gather some data for a future range experiment.
     
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  2. CDW4ME

    CDW4ME Member

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    Strong side pocket in a Desantis Nemesis holster.
    Typically a 38 J-frame or a Kel-Tec 380.
     
  3. DeepSouth

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    Left ankle.
    I normally carry in my pocket, so when I carry a BUG I put it on my ankle so I can reach it while sitting.
     
  4. Landric

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    Left front pants pocket, Kramer pocket holster, S&W 37-2 DAO Airweight.
     
  5. Rexster

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    1. Usually, but I don't call it a back-up so much as an alternate gun.

    2. Usually, in Safepacker from The Wilderness.com.

    3. Ditto

    4. Ditto

    5. SIG P229, same as the "primary" gun.

    Edited to add: Then, there is a blade or two.
     
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  6. Screaming .357G

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    Sub compact Glock 27 .40 cal on ankle for backup and easy access while sitting. Les Baer TRS 1911 or Glock 23 as Primary.
     
  7. M2 Carbine

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    Unless you count the car guns, No I don't carry a backup.

    Personally I consider the car guns as backups.
     
  8. Walkalong

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    Not usually.

    The two guns I carry most would be considered BUGs by many, but when I carry a 1911, I don't usually carry a BUG.
     
  9. Autolycus

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    I carry 2 Glock 22 pistols in an Alessi shoulder holster. Then on my right hip is my primary Glock 23 with another one on my left hip. It is so that if I cannot draw my right hand strongside Glock 23 I can draw it from there. Then on each of my ankles resides a Glock 27.
     
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  11. David E

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    Yeah, I saw that movie, too......:scrutiny:
     
  12. NMGonzo

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    If I open carry, I can.

    If I cc, I can't.
     
  13. CoRoMo

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    Nope, but if/when I ever get around to it, it would probably be in a pocket or on my ankle.
     
  14. smallbore

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    No, just extra ammo for my carry weapon.
     
  15. smince

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    No, not a BUG.

    I usually have either a waved Spyderco or Cold Steel knife accessible to my off-hand.
     
  16. herohog

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    Kel-Tec P3AT RF pants pocket as a B.U.G.
    AND
    Hi-Point C9 9mm in the glovebox.
     
  17. The Lone Haranguer

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    I don't have a specific or dedicated backup gun, but I have experimentally carried my Kahr PM9, in a Mika pocket holster, in the right front pocket, with the primary being a Glock 19 IWB at 4:00. I am still "on the fence" WRT backup guns. The Kahr, when in addition to the other gun and ammo carrier, adds a little more weight than I would like.
     
  18. hirundo82

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    I usually carry a S&W 642 as a BUG. I used to carry it in my weak-side pocket, but recently switched to ankle carry (Desantis ankle rig on inside of left leg) for easier access when I'm seated.

    I've been considering buying a Glock 26 to use as a BUG instead, since my primary is either a Glock 17 or 19.
     
  19. searcher451

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    I don't often do it, but when I do, I carry a Beretta Jetfire in my right back pocket. It's strictly a BUG -- a handgun of last resort.
     
  20. Hotspur

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    S&W 442 J Frame in one front pocket

    (not going to say which. Paranoia: embrace it!)
     
  21. wrs840

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    LCP (in a nice leather pocket holster, sorry don't remember the maker, it's custom and a gift from my brother) in my strong-side front pants pocket in business-wear, a 442 (in a Blackhawk sise 3) in strong-side front or back pocket at home, in the woods, or on the farm, depending on the pants.

    Les
     
  22. pingpingping

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    I keep a rifle in the trunk, so in a sense, my side arm is my back up.
     
  23. Otony

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    Yes, sometimes. Right front pocket or right jacket pocket, depending on weather. I am left-handed, so I want something opposite my OWB holster.

    Typically carry a Glock 32 in OWB. If I do carry a BUG it is either a Sterling 302 .22 that has proven to be reliable or an old (1959) Beretta .25, also shown to be reliabe. I keep thinking I should get an NAA .22 Mag mini-revolver, but it all works well so why screw up a good thing?
     
  24. Rexster

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    From 2002 to 2007, I tended to carry an SP101 on each side. The one on the "primary" side was virtually always in an OWB Holster, first a Galco Concealable, then a Milt Sparks PMK. The second one roved around a bit, from ankle to pocket to hip, but I ended up with a lefty PMK, too. Toward the end of that period, a 4" Speed Six on the right side, in a PMK, became more common as the "primary" gun.
     
  25. earlthegoat2

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    I have recently started carrying the Model 60 IWB and the Mini goes in the pocket the J frame used to reside in.

    [​IMG]
     
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