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Do you wear your holster at home?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Diesel man, Dec 20, 2006.

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  1. Diesel man

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    Do you wear a holstered gun at home like they do at a gun shop on the hip or concealed?
    Since I have only one revolver I carry it only at home on my hip I dont have a ccw but it doesent apply to private homes so I could do it to.But I carry my taurus 66 on my hip it has a 4 inch barrel and the holster is bearable and its nylon with inside cushion pads so my revolver wont wear as much if I use leather but it doesent matter too much to me.I carry it so I get used to the revolver's function and having on my side.If someone doesent like me with the revolver they can leave because its my property and I am my own king at my castle.
     
  2. gamboolman

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    I carry all the time - including when at home. Who can tell when a crime - like a home invasion will happen? Also when its on my hip I have the gun under control and I am not worried about someone else getting it. At night when we go to bed the gun goes on the nightstand.
     
  3. Diesel man

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    thumbstrap comes in handy when securing gun in holster
    I have a Quest revolver nylon holster which universally fits all 4 inch revolvers.
     
  4. ptmmatssc

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    Holster is part of my "attire" so until I go to bed I always have one of my carry pieces on me .
     
  5. michiganfan

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    Wear it in a holster until I go to bed.
     
  6. Diesel man

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    holster with a gun to me is like a insurance policy that goes in favor with my odds to live through a would be violent attack from a drug induced loon or burglar.
     
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  7. Standing Wolf

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    Nope. My house is wall to wall guns. After lugging a gun around all day, I'm glad to take it off in the evening. I figure if I need to wear a gun around the house, I'm in the wrong neighborhood.
     
  8. ctdonath

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    Don't carry at home, but there have been several instances (ultimately harmless) where I was keenly aware of how far away they were. I might not, but certainly respect those who do.
     
  9. Troutman

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    I can't carry it around the house. Because.....they don't make a holster yet to acommadate one going around the house just wearing one's underwear.
    I guess I could just wear my pants belt (without the pants) with holster.
    The wife might get a kick out of it.
    Again. This might be a good idea. I don't want to be caught with my pants off.
     
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  10. brett30030

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    I do not carry inside the house. I do outside the house, even if i am just running out quickly, not because i am paranoid, but because i live very close to some sketchy areas. I do have a pistol located at arms length from where i usually watch tv, read, or surf; another that is near the front door and the obligatory one in the night stand. All are loaded and ready to go. (FYI-no children in the house, and all go bye-bye when there are).
     
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    If you google the phrase "too much information", that statement shows up near the top of my list, LOL. :D

    My CCW is a S&W 642 that stays on me in a Mika pocket holster or Uncle Mikes IWB except when I go to work aboard a DoD facility and when I go to bed, then it goes in the nightstand and my 686 joins it from the safe.
     
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    Troutman some of those belly bands like the Smartcarry go very nicely with tightie whities! haha

    I carry at home. Sometimes open, sometimes concealed (depending on which gun). I don't want to have to run to another room if someone decides they want in.
     
  13. Steve H

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    I carry at home when I'm outside but for a different reason. The coyotes are thick around here. Two months ago I was stacking firewood, turned around and mr. coyote was about 25 feet behind me. He didn't last long.
     
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    I can't remember what forum it was on, but there was a guy who claimed to wear a smarcarry to bed and had another pistol under his pillow. I am all for self defense, but that was more than a little over the top (unless you are james bond, a drug dealer, et al). I think he was in serious need of some female companionship
     
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    I CCW everywhere I legally can; that includes home. If I am clothed, I have a gun on. Sometimes it wil be a simple paddle holster, sometimes a pocket holster, sometimes a tuckable IWB. Even though I live in a decent middle-class neighborhood, you never know. I'd rather be prepared and not need it than vice versa.
     
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    DoubleTapDrew,

    Yes... Your right. Seriously. I heard of these holsters. Based on the old money belts. I just checked them out. I'm going to look into these; one can use them for all round carry as well, to some limitation of course, sitting down, depending on size of gun, barrel length. Thanks for mentioning it.
     
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    Sure

    I wear a holster and sidearm at home, I would feel naked without it.
    I tried to go without one day and was continually bumping into things around the place here, I was off ballance.;)
     
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    No carry in the house. Instead, I have loaded firearms located in stash safes discreetly scattered about the house.
     
  19. shadowalker

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    I carry everywhere except work (secured in my vehicle) or government / state buildings and schools.

    I am most likely to encounter a threat at home, it is where the things are people want to take from me and also where I need to protect are.
     
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    I carry 24/7 where legal.
     
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    Same answer as rbernie;)
     
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    Not me. But I do usually have a "cruiser ready" gun or three positioned in the parts of the house that I usually sit for the rest of the day.
     
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    No carry in the house. I have long arms hot in a couple rooms.
     
  24. JohnKSa

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    To carry in public I take classes, get fingerprinted, pass background checks, pay fees, take tests. I had to buy a pistol suitable for concealed carry, a concealment holster and I had to alter my mode of dress a bit.

    When I'm in public, I'm away from most of what I care about protecting. I'm far more inclined to leave than to shoot if things get sticky.

    Nearly everything I care about protecting is at home. Leaving is not an option if things go wrong. I can carry there without the hassle of concealment. I don't have to pass classes, pay fees, be fingerprinted...

    Seems like an obvious choice to me.
     
  25. mgdavis

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    My pistol goes on immediatly after my jeans and belt. The only time I don't carry is work: scrubs make it difficult to conceal, and policy frowns on weapons just a bit:( .
     
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