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Backup Weapon for CCW

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by YtownGlock, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. up1911fan


    Mar 12, 2009
    Upper Michigan
    Generally carry a Ruger LCR in my left front pocket. LCP in the summer. That's in addition to the Glock on my right hip. I do carry a spare mag for the Glock as well.
  2. MoneyMaker


    Feb 16, 2009
    i hate to carry 1 gun let alone what some you guys carry,i swear some think they are some urban commandos,i do mean this to the poster but really isnt 1 gun enough?Are you extremley trained in the 1st gun?Trained to have defensive and offensive skills?I see guys post pics of carrying 2 guns,4 or 5 mags,2 or 3 knives,some pepper spray,baton plus all there keys,lighters,cigs,cell phones,Come on enough is enough!!

  3. OMEGA5


    Jun 28, 2001
    Anything mechanical can and will malfunction or break.
    Dano :harley:
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  4. YtownGlock

    YtownGlock Rookie

    Jan 2, 2012
    One gun isn't enough, especially in a situation when it fails to function, I mean, what am I going to do, throw my gun at the guy and while he is distracted charge him? As for being trained, I went through a Law Enforcement academy recently and had extensive training on the Glock 17; my carry gun is the Glock 23 Gen4 w/ a TLR-1s and 2 spare G23 mags, not much difference except for caliber, magazine capacity, and recoil. I go to the range AT LEAST 4 times a month. I was also trained in Defensive Tactics. This is going to sound funny, but I carry a 2foot strand of 550 paracord as a DEFENSE weapon (no I don't use it to strangle someone). I also carry a Gerber Icon Tanto folder as well.

    Depending on where I am going and so forth, I will take with me a 21" ASP baton and a Mark IV can of Sabre Red 10% OC Spray (I am certified in both).

    Now, some people may think THAT is excessive. Some people might think that sounds to be just enough, and others will argue that it isn't enough.

    (Check out HellZZArmy's EDC videos on youtube. the man lives in Hawaii and doesn't travel without at least one gun and two knives minimum along with a comtech stinger)

    Do I think I am an urban commando? No. I am just a citizen who goes about his life everyday while being prepared both physically, mentally, and equipped.

    Call me paranoid or crazy but it doesn't hurt to take the extra precaution and steps to be safe.
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  5. CTfam

    CTfam DREAM BIG.

    Feb 19, 2006
    A large folder is my BUG and I'm fine with that. Everyone has to decide what they are comfortable with. I roll with a full size Glock and a spare mag and hope that can handle most situations.

    PS- Ankle carry sucks.
  6. MinnesnowtaWild


    Dec 26, 2011
    Yeah and I would love to have an AR15 and a Mini-14 on me and a .50 cal machine gun turret on top of my car, but there is a point where it's just too much. It's JUST MY OPINION, but carrying two guns as a civilian is too much. Now you have not one, but two (or maybe more?) guns that you need to keep in control if you have to use other force like fists. How are you going to protect someone from taking the gun on your hip, the knife in your pocket, and the revolver on your ankle all at the same time? Are you just going to shoot them since you're worried they will take one of your many weapons? That probably won't hold up in a court of law in front of your peers. Good luck trying to convince a jury that carrying multiple pistols on you every day is a reasonable idea.

    Again, just my opinion. What if your backup gun also fails? What if the backup to the backup fails? When do you draw the line? I would rather be somewhat comfortable then to have a pistol on my belt, a pistol strapped to my ankle, and a bunch of other weapons in my pockets or on my belt.
  7. devildog24


    Mar 10, 2010
    this is why I carry a bug. Usally a pair of Glocks.
  8. SJ 40

    SJ 40

    Jan 17, 2011
    My favorite BUG to my G22 is my other G 22. SJ 40
  9. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

    Sep 30, 2006
    The reason would be the same reason you carry a BUG on duty unless it is just something they make you do.
  10. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

    Jun 14, 2002
    Kind of comical for permit carry, but if you're legal and do it safely, why not?
  11. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    I carry BUG on duty. Off-duty CCW I carry a reload, but no BUG.

    A BUG is never a bad thing IMO. A G23 and G27 is a pretty stout loadout for CCW.

    A jframe in a pocket and one on the ankle would be a good carry option.
  12. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

    May 23, 2010
    Agreed! When I see posts like that, I can't help but laugh to myself. These people are either full of BS or belong to class of people we in LE refer to as "wanabes" or smackers. Hell I don't even know many cops that carry all that crap. In NJ, we don't have carry, so the closest equivalent would be all the volunteer Fire and EMS guys, that wear all the patches, carry belt packs full of tools and have hundreds of blue lights all over their cars. I carry one gun and sometimes an extra mag, that's it. I'm not going to war.
  13. RoundBrown


    Feb 12, 2010
    Do i carry a bug no, I dont even carry extra ammo. Statistically speaking I wont fire more than three shots. With those three shots, hits or not the theat is either neutralized or suppressed either way ive given myself time to remove myself from the area.Police officers have the obligation of staying so it makes sense for them to have a BUG. I think to many people fantisize about being in long drawn out gun fights.
  14. drobs


    Jan 21, 2012
    Carry a G19 & a back up mag. Unless I know I'm going somewhere shady... St. Louis for example.

    Maybe toss the AK or shotgun in the truck.
  15. Glocksfordays


    Nov 14, 2015
    Currently, as a CC'er, I carry a G17 in a GCode Incog at the AIWB position, and a G43 on my ankle. At all times where it's legal. I'm currently going though the hiring process at a PD, and once on duty, I'll probably transition to a G26 for my BUG on my ankle, due to magazine interchangeability.
  16. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    G26 in an ankle holster works for me. It will accept my G17 mags.