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Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Great Scot, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Great Scot

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    Do other folks carry a gun at home? I've read a couple articles that suggest that home carry is a good idea. As a result, I've taken to carrying my Beretta Bobcat when at home. It slips in to any pocket, and I figure that it will let me fight to my other guns. And thoughts on home carry would be welcome.
     
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  2. PabloJ

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    No. I would hate to feel unsafe enough at home to carry a gun. This is reason I have very good computer phone with great network so I don't have to stop at strange house for directions.
     
  3. 22250Rem

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    I don't carry at home but I've seen people who do. I usually have a handgun in a small zippered case that doesn't look like a gun case somewhere nearby when at home. Guess it depends on where you live and how you feel about the area. In my case it would be quicker and easier than getting one out of the safe if I felt I needed a gun.
     
  4. 460Shooter

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    Nope. I live in a pretty safe town.

    But there is a loaded gun within easy reach in each place I regularly spend most of my time in my home.
     
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  5. jimmyraythomason

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    Yes, I carry at home. When I wake up in the morning I put it on when I dress for the day. Either open or cc (I do both). I live on a state highway which is a major thoroughfare between Birmingham and locations to the north. I've had many people at my door at all times of the day. I won't have time to get armed if I needed to. There is also a tourist stop just below my house with a nature trail running below my backyard. Anyone could be in my backyard without prior warning so I have an Lc-9 on my person with several other weapons in strategic places throughout my home.
     
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  6. FL-NC

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    No, not in the house. Would be difficult to carry in sweats or PT shorts, which is what I'm in about half the time at home. But there are 5 loaded Glocks secreted but accessible throughout the house.
     
  7. GBExpat

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    I do. O'course, I live here alone. My sister calls it The Fortress because the doors are always locked and the alarm system always on. :)

    EDIT: I failed to mention that I live in a rural area. I can walk out one of the 3 ground-level back doors and immediately start shooting at targets I have setup ... or head east down the ridge and across the creek to our ancestral farm for shooting, hunting and/or fishing.

    Most of my time I spend alone, indoors or out, so I feel better about the pistol that I carry in the right-rear pocket of my 501s. ;)
     
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  8. Boarhunter

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    Yes and no. When wearing my pants around the house, there is either a Bobcat or a Smith 43C in my pocket, if wearing drawers or shorts without pockets, there are handguns close regardless which part of the house I might find myself. Occasional knocks at the door at night inspire me to keep something always handy.

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  9. JR24

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    Yep. When my pants go on, my gun goes on.

    If I'm not wearing pants, my armchair gunsafe is within reach.

    Ain't got nothing with feeling safe in my home (though daylight armed robberies are getting more common even in "safe" neighborhood), its just habit.
     
  10. C0untZer0

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    I either have the Rohrbaugh R9 or the Remington RM380 in a pocket. When I don't have pants on, a larger gun is within reach.
     
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  11. Ironicaintit

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    I do in the mornings, as soon as I'm wearing pants. But after I get home I stow it.
     
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    Yes. It's simple really. I don't have to go get a gun when one is already with me.

    I can walk from the back yard, through the house, to the front yard, back in the house, sit down eat some lunch, go work in the garage, etc. etc. A handgun of some sort is always with me. No need to rush to a stashed gun. Especially when too many people are in and out of my house to rely on stashed guns being secured.

    One time I was in my backyard when I heard a screaming argument out front. I walked around the side of the house to see a dandy confrontation going on in my front yard between two individuals.

    I didn't need to draw my gun, but I also didn't have to run inside to find it.

    All this doesn't even bring up the fact I live in the county of the 4th largest U.S. city and crazy stuff happens daily. Somewhere, somehow, and sometimes on my street. [​IMG]
     
  13. Twiki357

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    I don’t carry in the house, but there is one in arms reach just about everywhere I’m at in the house. I do stick a model 36 in my pocket when I’m working out in the garage or front yard.
     
  14. ColtPythonElite

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    Absolutely. If I have pants on, I have a gun on.
     
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    I carry during the day when I am in and out of the shop. In the evenings there's a gun within reach, but not on my person.
     
  16. MedWheeler

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    Pants on, gun on. Has nothing to do with "feeling unsafe." I feel safe wherever I go, but I still carry (I don't go to places in which I'd be likely to feel unsafe.)

    I typically get dressed in the morning, and don't get undressed until late at night. I know where my gun is, and I like it that way.

    My phone is also on my belt when I'm dressed, but that doesn't mean I feel the need to "always be ready to answer it." It hardly ever rings, anyway. It's just another tool, as is my knife (okay, which is also on me!)
     
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    I generally don't. However, it's so much FASTER, cheaper, safer, and easier than stashing guns that I'm not sure I even understand the gun stash approach.

    The gun stashing approach also reminds me of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" or "I am Legend".
     
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  18. farm23

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    I farm and live in a remote area. I always have a NAA black widow in my pocket and often have a 44 special on my belt. We have a problem with deer getting into the produce area and rabbits are my nemesis. I am not worried about people but there was a raid on a meth house one mile from here so it pays to be careful.
     
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  19. Milt1

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    I carry all the time. With ISIS urging it's followers to attack when they can, I feel safer knowing I can fight back. My neighborhood is relatively safe but even then when I'm walking my dog I have pepper spray in one pocket for four legged animals that might try to hurt my sweet Beagle and a handgun in the other pocket for the two legged animal that intends to hurt me or my wife. No one is going to protect me except me and I take that seriously
     
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    You don't get to choose when or where you will be attacked. I'd always relied on a "stash" gun, no children, never any untrusted or unsupervised house guests. But I started always carrying, even around the house, a few years ago after news reports of crooks sneaking into houses while the homeowner was mowing the yard etc. and ambushing them. Some of these happened only a few miles from my neighborhood.

    Its become almost a cliché in TV/Movie crime shows -- hero good guy or LEO gets home after a hard day, takes off his gun and is attacked shortly thereafter by someone who'd been lying in wait. Did Hollywood put the idea into the scumbag heads? or is "art" imitating life?
     
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    I usually take mine out of the holster when I get home because the butt of the grip damages my chairs.
     
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  22. Fiv3r

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    I pocket carry a little .380. I usually carry at home because I forget the little bugger is on me until I drop my jeans before bed and it makes a *thunk* on the floor.

    I'm not scared to be unarmed in my house or feel the need to scatter weapons. I just usually have my little lcp II on me without realizing it.
     
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  23. JeffG

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    If I'm awake and I'm dressed, I'm armed. If Jehovah witnesses, and UPS can come to the door, so can anybody else.
     
  24. Kleanbore

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    Same here!

    I started carrying just under nine years ago. I intended to carry only when I thought I might need it, but I soon realized why that didn't make any sense.

    Why indoors? Well, I don't have to take it on and off; I can get to it always; and I know it is secure.
     
  25. Bad Ninja

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    Yep. Especially at home.
    At work or other places I may or may not be able to carry.
    At home or on my property I always carry.
    I live 40 minutes from the US/Mexico border.
    While my home is quite secure, it is MORE secure when I am home.
     
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