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Old 04-10-2012, 05:31   #1
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Conceal carry questions

1. How often do you carry.
2. I have 3 young kids do you carry while your kids are with you.
3. Can I Carry at the Houston zoo I have always wanted to go hunting the.

Lol just kidding on that last one but any reply to the first two would be helpful.

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Old 04-10-2012, 05:50   #2
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1. I carry everyday. Even when I am home my Glock 23 is on my hip. I carry conditon one.
2. I do not have kids. But when I am in an environment or going to an environment where there is going to be kids, I make sure I have it concealed enough to the point where it does not print.

Most guys I know that have kids carry when they are with them. For the same reason they carry when they are by themselves. FOR PROTECTION. Can't protect your family unarmed.

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Old 04-10-2012, 06:00   #3
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1. I carry everyday unless I have to go into my office then I lock it up in my car as they have a sign.

2. I have a 3 year old and a 6 year old who like to climb on me, I carry around them as well and am just aware of where the kids are around me. With a good holster and if you are truly caring properly you will not have an issue. I have been carrying for over a year..
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:17   #4
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1. How often do you carry.
I carry every time I leave the place and much of the time around the place.
When I do not have a gun on me there is always one, or more, a few seconds away.

A couple weeks ago I forgot the carry gun when I went to town. I felt like I forgot my pants.
But still I had a pistol and rifle in the car.


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2. I have 3 young kids do you carry while your kids are with you.
I don't have kids but I would think having kids and/or a wife with me would make it especially important that I would have the means to protect them at all times.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:43   #5
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Thanks guys I know I will get more response from this post. I just got my Chl I have taking classes I just want to be as safe as possible. Especially when my kids are with me. That's why I am asking for your advice people who have been carrying for awhile.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:55   #6
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Note to OP...

If your kids are big enough to gang up on you and take your gun from you...it's time for them to be living on their own and you to have your locks changed....j/k! :super grin:

Seriously...I have carried with my kids without incident. The only issue you might have is when they are at the wonderfully awkward age where they want to tell everyone they meet..."my daddy wears a gun...wanna see it?!"

No way you are going to prevent that one from happening!
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:58   #7
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1. I carry 90% of the time (some places I cannot carry because of my work)
2. My kids are grown (20+) and know I carry.
3. Houston Zoo, not sure if they have the 30.06 sign.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:00   #8
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Note to OP...

If your kids are big enough to gang up on you and take your gun from you...it's time for them to be living on their own and you to have your locks changed....j/k! :super grin:

Seriously...I have carried with my kids without incident. The only issue you might have is when they are at the wonderfully awkward age where they want to tell everyone they meet..."my daddy wears a gun...wanna see it?!"

No way you are going to prevent that one from happening!
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:00   #9
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Kentuckypatriot I hope that does not happen but they are old enough to do that now. And at the same time it would be kinda funny.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:11   #10
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Absolutely carry when your kids are around, they are the most important thing you could ever need to protect.

Invest in a good quality holster, that completely covers the trigger guard. And depending on how rambunctious the rascals are, lol, look into holsters with a thumb-break retention strap. Then practice drawing from concealment, till you can do it in one fluid motion. Then practice it some more!
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:46   #11
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Kentuckypatriot I hope that does not happen but they are old enough to do that now. And at the same time it would be kinda funny.
Yep...mine was at a stop-and-rob...as I was preparing to reach for my wallet my son came out with the infamous line "my daddy has a gun...wanna see it?" The clerk must have seen the look on my face and answered back..."nah, I probably have one just like it!"

I couldn't leave fast enough...or think of a way to prevent that from happening again for several years!
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Yep...mine was at a stop-and-rob...as I was preparing to reach for my wallet my son came out with the infamous line "my daddy has a gun...wanna see it?" The clerk must have seen the look on my face and answered back..."nah, I probably have one just like it!"

I couldn't leave fast enough...or think of a way to prevent that from happening again for several years!
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:58   #13
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Carry every day, don't have kids.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:00   #14
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Hey kentuckypatriot that's to funny I hope that never happens I think I would have a stroke. Lmao
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:07   #15
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1. Why would someone ever not carry when/where legal?
2. Most people have kids, including me

Are there specific concerns you have questions about?
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:11   #16
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LOL, this brings up a funny story that I just have to relate.
Guess it must have been the mid-'80's, probably '87-'88 back before AZ. had a CCW law on the books. Open carry was fine but no CCW, anyway, I had a POS Jennings 22lr semi that I'd carry in my back pocket and my wife and I an younger daughter(she was probably around 10 at the time) were in Smitty's (think WalMart Super Center for the '80's,LOL) and were looking at the guns and my younger daughter pointed to a gun in the display and spoke up and said, "Dad, that looks like the gun you've got in your back pocket." I don't think the counter guy heard it but that was one of those "hey, quite there kid," moments.

Anyway, getting back to the OP question. Now that I've got my S&W 642 I carry everyday, all day and it's under the pillow next to me at night when I'm sleeping. I really love that little gun.
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Old 04-10-2012, 14:10   #17
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The only time I had a problem around my children is when (at the time), my four year old ran up to me at the mall and bumped her head on my CCW. She said in a loud voice that turned about ten mother hen heads "Owww, Daddy your gun hurt my head". I was time to move on.
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Old 04-10-2012, 15:22   #18
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1. Always, at least a pocket gun such as my 638, 642 or LCR.
2. I have an 11 year old step daughter, and I always carry, around her or not.
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I carry when I get out of work my kis in high school, check the zoo rules to see if you can carry.
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Old 04-10-2012, 16:29   #20
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1. How often do you carry.
2. I have 3 young kids do you carry while your kids are with you.
3. Can I Carry at the Houston zoo I have always wanted to go hunting the.

Lol just kidding on that last one but any reply to the first two would be helpful.
1. I carry whenever legally possible.

2. No I don't have kids. But if I did I'd especially make sure to have my gun on me with them.
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Old 04-10-2012, 16:32   #21
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Check this holster out. Ultimate retention.The gun WILL NOT come out unless the thumb drive button is depressed.

http://www.511tactical.com/All-Produ...e-Holster.html

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Any holster will work but this one will quell any concerns about an errant gun.
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Old 04-11-2012, 00:15   #22
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I carry very frequently. I wish I could say all the time, but sometimes I don't. I have an almost 3 year old and almost 1 year old. Honestly, with a good holster that firmly protects the trigger and won't come off your belt/slide out of your pocket/etc, I feel it is safer on your person. The gun is under my protection when it's on my person, and I have better control of it than when its up in the closet. When I am carrying it (which is getting closer to 100% of the time) I carry it from the time I put my pants on in the morning, til the time I take them off at night. If someone busts in my front door, I'm not gonna have time to run to the back of the house to grab the gun, leaving the kids and wife in the front with the invader. My dog would probably buy me time, but I don't really want to risk her safety either, so I just leave my gun on me even when I'm in my house.
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Old 04-11-2012, 00:23   #23
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1. I carry at least an LCP everywhere I go, no exception at all. It all depends on what I am wearing as to which gun(s) I carry with me at all times. Most of the time I carry 2 pistols. My favorite and most common setup is a Sig 290 in my pocket, and a Glock 19 in a Crossbreed Supertuck. Sometimes I sub the LCP for the 290, and sub my Glock 26 for my G19. It just depends on what I'm wearing.

2. I don't have kids yet, but when I do I will continue just as I do now. The main difference that will effect me when my wife and I have a child is that when we do, I will insist that she carry her LC9 or LCP EVERYWHERE she goes. She shoots extremely well, but I have trouble getting her to carry all the time now. She mostly just keeps the LC9 in her car and sometimes carries on her person, but not a lot. We have a deal for that to change when we have a child which will be most likely soon. I don't think that is too much to ask of her to do that to protect our child. She is almost neutral when it comes to concealed carry for herself. I think a lot of her peace of mind is knowing that I am armed and usually always with her (we own our own business).

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I don't think I could carry 100% of the time my wife would think I lost my mind. She is not a big fan of guns but I am trying to get her to the range with me. But she may never go but I will carry as much as I can.

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Old 04-11-2012, 06:58   #25
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I don't think I could carry 100% of the time my wife would think I lost my mind. She is not a big fan of guns but I am trying to get her to the range with me. But she may never go but I will carry as much as I can.
When you drive a car, do you wear your seatbelt all the time, or only on the days you are expecting an accident?

One perspective many of us have is that you cannot predict when, where, or if, a bad guy tries to murder you and your family. So, if you can't predict it, because your crystal ball is broken, then you have to carry 100% of the time (only making exceptions for legal prohibitions).

That includes kid's baseball games, laying on the couch taking a nap, watching tv, going to your mother-law's house, work, church, midnight run to the store, sitting in your backyard, playing Monopoly with the kids, and walking downrange to change targets.

How do you carry during all these times? Find a gun that is small and reliable, and find a good holster and comfortable carry position, and keep it concealed on you. There, done, like wearing a wallet always, you just get used to it and feel funny without it.

Not to suggest any specific gun, but rather to give you an idea, here are my own carry guns to accomplish what I'm suggesting And with regard to kids, one of these is always either on me or locked in a safe. And for sleeping, I have a quick access safe.

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