What were you carrying 9 11 2001 ??

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  1. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    I watched the tv and saw the planes hit. I had to go to work in tv and had no idea if more problems were coming to the country or my city or chicago or new york or la or washington.
    I went to work with my loaded 1911 colt with three spare 8 round wilson combat mags. So 33 rounds total on me and a spare box of ammo in my bag.

    Never needed the gun. But wanted to be armed in case something else happened.

    Did you folks around at that time carry that day ?
     
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    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    I was a sophomore, in high school. The only thing I was packing is much more dangerous than a firearm.
     
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    The same gen3 G23 I carry today.
     
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    Glock 26
     
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    Carry not allowed here back then... but as soon as we got our Right legalized, I was in...
     
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    Glock 19. Still have it. Still use it.
     
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    Had both my 19 and 26 on me that day. When I finally got home three days later I brought my Gunsite Service Pistol in 45 ACP and my M4gery in to work with me. All stayed with me for the next four months until I retired.
     
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    Colt 1911 LW Commander (when I could).
     
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    I was carrying my Glock 30. It has been a great pistol since buying it new in '97.
     
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    Top Glock10mm Previously Jisbell40

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    I was six years old. Probably carrying a pocket full of rocks or something?
     
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    Well I was in 8th grade so probably a backpack with 200lbs of books lol
     
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    Sig229 .40cal with an extra mag.
     
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    Beretta .25 back then. No longer would do something like that.
     
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    I remember it was a beautiful morning with blue skies and no clouds. My everyday CCW at that time was a Kahr K9 with a reload.
     
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    Was getting dressed in the locker room, shift started at 0600 Pacific Time. Duty gun was a SIG P220, BUG was a S&W 342ti. Briefing that morning consisted of watching the TV news telecast.
     
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    I may have had a Gameboy Pocket at that point.

    First gun was 14 years later when it was issued to me. I'd imagine that day was a formative thing for why I chose the career I did.
     
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    In Sept 2001 I was a sophomore in college. By then I was living off campus so when I could carry a gun, it was a 1968 LW Commander (which I still have) loaded with Rem GS 230-gr JHP. IIRC I had a G-code leather paddle holster.
     
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    I think G19. If not S&W 39-2. But when I got home, saw 2nd plane the AR came out.