Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by solman, Feb 21, 2012.
Thank you for wonderful question. I get big laugh from folks armed "to the teeth" who live in areas with very low crime rates.
Ha! All low crime rates do is better your odds of never being a victim. Doesn't eliminate the chance. We're all carrying concealed weapons despite a very low statistical chance of needing it. I live in a "low crime area" but that did not prevent three scumbags from breaking into my house 8months ago and stealing everything that would fit through the window they destroyed. Two weeks before our wedding. Nor did it prevent some other greasy scumbags from stealing all the tools out of my truck just before Christmas.
+1. At work, where I can't carry, it is in the glove box of my truck. I am very seldom unarmed. Not because I'm paranoid but because I want to be prepared.
I also live in a nice, low crime area but that doesn't make me feel secure enough to not be prepared. I don't expect a fire will burn my house down, but I still have immediate access to my fire extinguisher.
I also open my gun safe at night because my CCW isn't the best option for in home defense. I have kids so I lock up guns (and ammo separately) when I'm not at home, but my CCW is on or near me 24/7. At bed-time I put the CCW away and load a carbine or other gun just in case I need it in the night.
I'll also note that I grew up on the "wrong side of the tracks" and have known a lot of shady characters in my life. Those who make a living by stealing and robbing don't stick to the poor side of town. There's not much there to steal. They'd rather come to the "nice areas" and then go back to their environment to lay low.
I begin the day's carry when I get dressed, and it goes beside my bed on a high hutch at bedtime. The only time I do not carry while up and dressed is at work (EMS.) Then, it's stowed in my truck for carry between work and home.
ever wonder why those areas have low crime rates?
Scumbags have cars and/or can use public transportation, they can go to the "soft" areas at will.
I know its not a good idea to bring a knife or hammer or axe or stick to a gun fight, but thankfully its a short distance from anywhere in my place to the BR. If I realy NEED the gun, I can get to it. But if I just need SOMETHING, I'm covered no matter where I am.
Summary - nice neigborhood. Successful upper class family with a husband, wife, and kids. Husband falls asleep on couch. Two villians broke in through a window. Husband wakes up being clubbed unconscious. Villians rape wife and daughters. Meanwhile, nearly dead husband crawls over to neighbors to call police. Then villians set fire to the house and females burn alive.
Yep, this stuff really happens even in nice neighborhoods.
When I sleep, I have my daily carry pistol right next to me, and a rifle in the corner. Some people may think that is a bit far out, but I like to be prepared. I also keep two jacks, a full sized spare, and a tire patch kit in my car. It's called being prepared. Also remember that when you need things the most, two is one and one is none. Plan accordingly.
Sometimes I do both.
I'm always carrying, but some days if I'm going to be at home all day I'll put a 20 round mag in my pocket for my AR, and put the unloaded AR hidden up on a high shelf in my closet where I can get to it fairly quickly. At night, I keep a handgun secured in a Gunvault (I have a young boy) and a shotgun hidden up high on that same shelf in my closet (it gets secured during the day).
I found my S&W 642 works quite well in a SmartCarry rig when I'm just tooling around in my PJs.
Agreed. I was just commenting on the condescending responses. Your comments above make complete sense.
+1... Sometimes I ride with a IWB and I seem to forget about it til the end of the night. But I like to pocket carry with my essentials within reach, If the Volume needed to be turned up I could blast it...... SO to speak!!
A sturdy waterproof bag hung from the shower rod would work well, I suppose.
My shower curtains are clear, it would be pretty obvious.
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