Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Kynoch, Dec 9, 2014.
Cool then. Let's proceed!
Pics of this feature please. I am a fellow cobbler so I am curious.
I have with me:
Wallet, Keys, Spyderco Yojimbo 2, iPhone, S&W 60, if I carry spare ammo then it is in a S&W 38, Sony RX-100 camera.
I pocket carry a phone, car keys, and usually a Keltec. And I find it mildly disturbing that so many of you carry this thing called a murse. Youse aint my fathers gun guys anymore.
I don't like the idea of having a single container to contain your valuables and your primary means to defend yourself in a single place.
Just like for a woman, a would be thug's first objective will be to steal your purse. It's where the valuable stuff is. Once he has it, you have no choice but to be a victim. If you carry on-body, if your purse is taken, you have the means to defend yourself against further threats.
I wanted to add that I often tote:
Dial lime scent hand sanitizer
Brookstone screen cleaner; ball type
Winter hat & gloves(depending on the climate & area).
I may buy some new Kelvar lined police gloves or Mechanix gloves with thin liners(for dexterity & touch screens).
I might start a new part time job as a range safety/cadre officer & range gloves will be handy for those hot dirty rifle barrels.
When did men start referring to their briefcases as purses? Good grief.
I'm with maxxhavoc there,
Except I don't leave "valuables" in it. Just "possibles."
The first summer after I got my CCW I couldn't figure out where to carry, so I packed a .380 in my belly pack/"murse."
As my technique developed (ankle holsters, SOB carry, etc.) over time, and as I acquired handguns (PF-9, then a J-frame) more suited to pure pocket carry, I stopped carrying it in the "murse" and use it really just as a miniature backpack, which I bring to and leave in the car.
As someone mentioned, I don't have to inventory everything ("spectacles, testicles, cigars, wallet*") when I leave, I just grab it by the strap and off I go.
* As in the old joke about someone asking the Jewish fellow why he always crossed himself like Catholics whenever he left the house: "Crossing myself? No, I'm just checking to see if I have everything," and he goes through the ritual of patting his forehead, patting his lower region, patting his left breast pocket, then his right breast pocket, meantime saying, "See? Spectacles, testicles, cigars, wallet."
Murse, purse, man bag, satchel, call it whatever you want.
One reason that I prefer pockets is that they are already compartments and I know exactly which compartment holds what I'm looking for.
That's not to say you couldn't compartmentalize your purse though. Might as well carry a 5 gallon pail and a "Bucket Boss".
To add to that, separate your gun and phone as well. You don't want to lose plan "A" and plan "B" at the same time.
That's how I do it when I do it. Handgun, wallet, phone, and keys all stay on my person.
I might put a pocket knife or multi took in the bag, or a spare magazine, flashlight (though there's one on my keychain which is on me), batteries, eyeglasses, sunglasses, contact solution, hand cleaning wipes, a power bank (for cell phone charging), some water, food/candy/snack, whatever. The non-valuable stuff.
But not the gun. I want my carry gun to be WITH ME. Even if somebody were to steal my bag, or if I were to have to do something that resulted in the bag being dropped or ripped off. Sometimes life happens, you know. A securely holstered pistol on your belt, maybe inside of your belt, is going to go where you go.
Phone, Glock 19, wallet, keys, pack of smokes, and lighter.
I travel light.
Wallet, keys, small swiss army knife and a Glock36....that's it.
Some of you guys get much more stuff and you're going to
need some kind of pack animal to lug it around.
When I refer to this, and this is mainly to tease those friends who carry one of these, I call it a "tactical pocketbook."
Lose your purse----then go from there
Hickok45 with murse in Friendship, IN
Some guys are masculine and confident enough to sport a murse. Others are simply not.
Character Jack Bauer with murse.
Murses bother those who lack confidence.
Duke Wayne with murse.
Do you think John Wayne cared what lesser (far lesser) men felt about murses?
Character Indiana Jones.
A serious murser. Good taste in hats and revolvers, too.
But did Indiana Jones ever carry a gun in his satchel? I distinctly see a holster on his belt that would appear to match the gun in his hand.
That pic is a bit too large BTW
In all sincerity, how so? Between my current murse and my first one which finally bit the dust at age 11, I never came close to misplacing it, losing it or having it stolen.
One of the reasons I originally got one is because I was prone to misplacing my keys, wallet and other things around the house. Now I have ONE thing to concern myself with.
When I am outside of my house it stays either: with me, in a lock box in the trunk of my car or rear seat or my truck, or locked in my desk in my office at work. Pretty simple. In my case the proof is in the pudding. Almost 16 years without a problem whatsoever.
Indy's murse doesn't look at though it's suitable for holding his revolver. I suspect he simply made do with what he had. Well, there's also the fact that as a movie character, the holdster looks a great deal sexier as well.
Sorry about the picture size. It's such an outstanding photo though, that I thought some might enjoy studying it full sized.
I'm not sure having your carry pistol locked in your car, in your back seat, or locked in your desk is the most useful and accessible list of locations.
Logic and experience dictates that a purse is easier to steal than a holstered handgun. It's good that you personally have not lost or misplaced yours.
PS: Photos that are too large are NOT enjoyable because, as I scroll, I can only see like 25% of it at a time.
No cell phone? No change? No pen? No hankie?
Almost 16 years of murse carrying. Never close to losing it. Proof/pudding.
You've got that reversed. I asked what people carried in their murses. Got some darned good lists -- some good ideas.
Unfortunately some less secure individuals have felt the need to hijack the thread to pronounce their insecurity when it comes to a carry bag.
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