Do you carry at home?

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  1. huntsman

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    Gun in pocket, pocket on me so YEP
     
  2. Armor Snail

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    Always.



    With the availability of affordable pocket .380s there is no reason not too.



    If you can keep a phone in your pocket a gun in the other isn't hard.

    Even in gym shorts.
     
  3. green5594

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    Absolutely.
     
  4. orionengnr

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    As a wise man once said, "Carry 24/7 or guess right."

    As a side issue, I bought into the Glaser/MagSafe hype when they first came out. To the tune of probably $300 worth of their products.

    A bit of research, followed by a bit of testing, cured me of that foolishness. Permanently.
     
  5. C0untZer0

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    I never bought the Glasers because I didn't want to spend the money to see if they cycled my pistol reliably.

    I carry an R9 in my pocket all the time.

    I have to go test it with 147gr HSTs, in the meantime it has seven rounds of147gr Ranger "T" Series RA9T.
     
  6. xxjumbojimboxx

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    No need to home carry, I have no kids... there's always something close by...
     
  7. JVaughn

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    I usually arm down at night at home. I put my EDC up on my nightstand and slide my .32 auto in my pocket. Why not?
     
  8. mac tm

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    As often as I can, I do. PF-9 in a Remora holster moves effortlessly from dresser to work pants to bathrobe and back to dresser.
     
  9. Onward Allusion

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    Good gawd, I know that the guy's trying to get eyeballs onto his site but dang! That's one huge fannypack! Way over thought out... Just wear your gun on your belt or slip it into a paddle holster that distributes the weight of the gun.
     
  10. Bobson

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    For the sake of clarity, "the guy" who owns the site linked in the OP (evidently, "RealDefense") is not Paul Gomez (the guy in the video with the fanny-pack). Gomez was a firearms trainer who died unexpectedly in June 2012. Note that his fanny-pack video was posted in Feb. 2012. This page, on the other hand, was originally posted just a few days ago.

    It looks like RealDefense is a firearms training outfit in the DC area. I can only speculate whether or not they had any sort of affiliation with Gomez (I'm guessing they didn't), but he clearly states in the video that he doesn't even like fanny-packs. He posted the video to show his viewers how to properly utilize one, should they choose to do so. Likely, RealDefense just searched for a video where a competent trainer explains the use of fanny packs, and then put it on their site.
     
  11. 1SOW

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    Nope.
     
  12. green5594

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    I would respectfully suggest that if you are not home carrying, then you may want to compensate by upping your home security posture.
     
  13. SlayerOfBunnies

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    Yep. I'm not paranoid or anything but I'd hate to be the gun guy who finds himself unarmed at the exact wrong moment.
     
  14. Seanpcola

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    I live in a rural area and never thought much about carrying at home until the day I had some "salesmen" show up. They were actually casing the place and when they realized someone was home they got a bit aggresive. On top of that I'm finding more and more venomous snakes in my yard over the last couple of years. So, now my home gun is a LCR in .357, 3 HPs and 2 snakeshot in the wheel. Daytime outside the snakeshot is first in line, at night the HPs. I have other guns in easy reach too but I think for me this is the best first response setup at home.
     
  15. gunsablazin

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    I have a P3AT, and the only reason to have such a pistol is because you can pocket it all the time. I'm in the camp that thinks the .380 is a bare minimum for self defense, but it is way better than nothing. Yes, I carry it, all the time.
     
  16. redneck2

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    Extensive research has shown that 100% of all home invasions happen at home. If you don't carry you may be betting your life that you can get to your gun before Mr Badguy gets to you
     
  17. dmurdach

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    Small kids at home so no guns readily accessible to them. They do know not to touch them unless we are out shooting them, but sometimes kids do what they know not to. So I have a 380 or larger most of the time, late at night with sweatpants on I may only have an NAA 22mag in my pocket or in a holster clipped to my waistband
     
  18. CWL

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    3 dogs with full run of my house should buy me enough time to get to a weapon if necessary.

    No way am I ever going to wear a manpurse, inside or outside of the home.
     
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    I do. I also have different guns strategically placed around the house. I live in a very rural area and would be fairly surprised if the cops would even be able to find my house within an hour. We have a lot of wild life near me and they don't always abide by my "keep off my property" rule. I have a security system, cameras and 3 VERY large dogs. I guess some people would call me paranoid but I am a cop (we aren't very well liked) and my wife owns a company that does tax billing and medical billing (also not very well liked). Better safe than sorry in my opinion.
     
  20. tepin

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    I have a gun within reach when at home.
     
  21. chemist308

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    I wonder...
     
  22. jcwit

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    No I do Not, usually a handgun is within arms reach at all times, if not?, not more than 3 to 4 steps away. Many available in my home.
     
  23. win71

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    Good Thread...!

    First and foremost, I think any individual legally allowed to posses and carry a weapon should do so if the heart or mind makes that decision. And that includes 24/7 carrying in the home. I do not do that.

    I carried a weapon on duty for 33 years. It was part of me every day. I was not required to carry off duty. It was allowed and encouraged. If I was armed off duty and I got into a scenario where I announced that I was a peace officer and subsequent shots were fired I would have been covered by my employer the same as if I was on duty.
    After 16 years as an officer and 17 years as a field sergeant I retired. My retired I.D. card said I could CCW. Now I am pretty much the same as any CCW holder in this country. Retired peace officer doesn't matter.

    When I was working, at least for the last 10 years, I was the on call sergeant. That meant I had a marked unit parked in my driveway every night.
    There were people that didn't like cops. Any noise I heard after dark I grabbed a 1911A1. Any ring on my doorbell, I grabbed the .45.

    I did that for almost two years after I retired. No marked unit in the driveway, no nothing.
    I realized I had to mentally slow down.

    Don't get me wrong. I have a sap and old night stick in the umbrella holder next to the front door. I live on a cliff and behind my house is nothing but woods. There is a 870 loaded with ooo buck next to the back door. There is a 9m/m auto high on the cabinet next to the kitchen table. Up stairs there is a m1 carbine in a rack above the den door.

    But I do not carry a weapon in my own house.
     
  24. RustyShackelford

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    Post 41.....

    What is the point of post 41? :confused:
    Of course you need to be at home for a home invasion. :rolleyes:
    I think the point of carrying a gun 24/07 vs not having a gun in the home(on you) has been made.

    The important factor is to have a plan. To scramble around or be in a panic isn't a home security plan. :rolleyes:
     
  25. win71

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    Can't argue about this

    Other research indicates that the majority of home invasions are stimulated by the desire to gain dope or money. If an individual is on the side of either then by all means stay armed.
     
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