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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by kimbercollector, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. kimbercollector


    Sep 6, 2012
    Are there some instances in which you leave it behind due to the nature of the place you are at when away from home...or the polar opposite, places you simply wont go without old faithful.
    I guess my goal is, to see how many people are TRUE BELIEVERS and how many are not (90-100% would be true believers that dont leave home without it) and the lower percentages those who enjoy the industry, sport, and hobby but dont feel it'd be necessary to carry outside of the home.
    Im also wandering if those who do carry more often then not have more situational awareness (SheepDog Concept) so they can 1) avoid trouble before having to unholster their weapon or 2) if they cannot avoid it, they can do something about it until proper LEO arrives.
    Take care, Dave
    RIFLELOGBOOK - The snipers deadliest tool.
  2. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I believe you carry everyday or don't bother carrying at all.

    Unless I'm somewhere where it's illegal, I carry.

  3. longhair


    Aug 18, 2008
    It does make me more aware, but it also makes me much more tolerant. I dismiss the small irritations of the general public.
  4. Pretty well sums it up.
  5. MarcDW

    MarcDW MDW Guns Millennium Member

    Oct 20, 1999
    Maine USA
  6. packinaglock

    packinaglock John 3:16

    May 1, 2007
    Loxahatchee Fl
    My thoughts exactly.
  7. ronin.45


    Apr 24, 2008
  8. H&K 4 LIFE

    H&K 4 LIFE Leonum A Ignis

    Jan 27, 2009
    I have disarmed only twice in more than the past five years. Once when attending the Glock armorers course and once to goto the state DPS office to renew my permit for another five years. That is all.

    So I guess I am a "true believer". :supergrin:
  9. Beretta92guy


    Nov 15, 2011
    the only time i am not carrying is at which CCW has to take a back seat to that so i can afford to buy more guns :)
  10. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    Yes, there are plenty of places I always carry and gun and even more places where I don't worry about it. The majority of the time, a gun in the glove compartment is plenty. A gun isn't what keeps you safe, it's just a convenient tool to assist. Helpful if you are able to deal with problems, useless if you aren't.
  11. HexHead


    Jul 16, 2009
    I generally won't go in places that are posted, purely on principle, even on the rare occasions I'm not carrying.

    I don't buy into that whole sheepdog thing. My gun is to protect me and mine. Other people have the same opportunities I did to get trained, get licensed and get proficient enough to protect themselves. That they chose not to do that is not my problem.
  12. do you guys carry something when you take out the garbage???, mow the lawn???...sit on your patio in the warm months???...washing your car or the windows on the house???

    ...I don't doubt that many do but I find it hard to believe that so many carry a primary weapon, secondary, reload, knives, mace/OC, cell phone, keys, signal flare, mirror and survival food for every walk outside (and sometimes inside) the home...more power to you if you really do... seems for me that the couple times I recall not carrying while making a short trip at the last minute...I've had someone challenge me in the parking lot or at least not take "sorry, no." for an answer...

  13. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

    Nov 14, 2010
    RFD NY Adks
    I carry RARELY! Mostly within the restrictions of my New York carry permit: hunting, fishing, trapping and target shooting, and travel to & from.

    If I carried at another time it wouldn't be illegal, a judge could take away the opportunity entirely if I were out of compliance.

    Do I worry? NO!

    Do I plan to move out of state? NO!

    And before some simpleton pipes up with, "I wouldn't live in such a #%€£¥&$@ repressive state! MOVE!", let me say that safety and quality of life where I live are as good as anywhere. There's a lot more to MY life than just carrying a gun 24/7. I've not needed one for self defense for the last 70 years and am highly unlikely to for the next 35 or so. :whistling: I'm WAY more likely to buy the farm encountering a big garbage truck on my little mail route.

    That being said, my G27 in it's CBST feels good on my hip when I wear it, and I would if I could all the time, but it's no big deal that I choose not to.

    OK wait a minute until I don my :steamed:-retardant garb!
  14. Lowjiber


    Jan 26, 2012
    Las Vegas
    I live in a nice, "secure" neighborhood with a private, locked back yard.

    I keep an LC9 in a Remora holster with me all the time...inside, or outside, the house. Right now, it's almost 7am and I just finished my morning "skinny dip" in the pool as I check my forums. I'm naked as a jay-bird:cool:, but the LC9 is sitting on the table beside me at the pool.

    The neighbors are so used to seeing me working in the front yard with a gun on my hip that they never even comment on it when they come over to chat.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012
  15. Normally if I can take it somewhere im legally able to I will be carrying..but for me with doing coaching and sports related activities with kids in areas(schools, sports arenas) i cant CC much of my off time is spent NOT CCing as a result. Again when im just hanging out at the house for the day I dont CC around the house as im normally just wearing a pair of sweats/athletic pants and they are not very conducive to CCing.

    Normally if I run downtown to grab milk or eggs at the store on a day like that I have to wardrobe change(which would probably take longer than the trip its self) or just make the run...normally I just make the thinking of getting one of 2 things for that...a small 9mm like the PF9 or LC9 or more likely cause its a LOT less $$ one of those smart carry holsters..just dont have it yet.

    Now when im off and I know we are going out for the day where ever it is and im not coaching that day and we are going out ..yes then I will be 100% CCing,
  16. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    I prefer a decent door to carrying at home; a gun is available well before someone gets through the door. I generally don't socialize at someone else's home where I would feel I need a gun. If I am among strangers I am carrying a gun unless I am flying somewhere.
  17. garya1961


    Mar 17, 2012
    This ^ not that I couldn't, we walk around with guns in the open at work all the time. It's just that the nature of my job makes it hard to wear a gun.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012
  18. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    Yes I do, oddly. A great judge who I knew was a victim of an attempt robbery when he was taking out his garbage. I say him the next weekend at a gun show. He said he was in the market for a bigger gun so that if there was a next time he would not worry about an arrest.
  19. Beanie-Bean


    Apr 23, 2011
    Central Texas
    Amen. That goes for blades, too--if I don't have a firearm with me (for legal reasons...) However, I've usually got both with me at all times.
  20. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    May 24, 2000