Do you have a BUG handy while you're cleaning your primary?

Do you have a BUG handy while you're cleaning your primary?

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    Question Do you have a BUG handy while you're cleaning your primary?

    What if?

    You are in the basement, or garage, or wherever, cleaning your primary gun. The springs are out, the mags are soaking etc. It's completely useless at the moment, when the SHTF. You hear noises or a break-in, or a commotion outside.

    Do you have a BUG immediately available in case of emergency? Or is it in another room? Do you purposely keep a BUG handy while you're cleaning the primary? Maybe you have other defensive capabilities in the interim; a knife, pepper spray, a dog, etc?

    I'd be interested to know if this is something you guys and gals have thought about.
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    I always carry a knife and I have two labs that will alert me to anyone coming near our home. I don't pull out another gun for the sole purpose of backup while cleaning my primary but I often have a second or third gun handy. I often shoot more than one gun when going to the range so it just works out that way.
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    I have one close by all the time,so i guess that would be yes I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by havegunjoe View Post
    DEMOCRACY IS TWO WOLVES AND A LAMB VOTING ON WHAT TO HAVE FOR LUNCH. LIBERTY IS A WELL ARMED LAMB CONtestING THE VOTE.
    Reminds me of Woody Allen's great line: "The lion and the lamb shall lie down together, but the lamb won't get much sleep."
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    That's a good one too.

    Quote Originally Posted by JonInNY View Post
    Reminds me of Woody Allen's great line: "The lion and the lamb shall lie down together, but the lamb won't get much sleep."
    I'll have to remember it.
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    Yes.

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    Cleaning is usually after a range session and a loaded gun is on my hip while cleaning the other one. Once its clean it is re-loaded and replaces the one on my hip.
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    Not necessarily, but many times I do. It just depends on what, and when I am cleaning things. If it isn't right near me it is only a few seconds away in the safe.
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    Picked the wrong place to mess with me !

    I clean my pistol in my work-room. I have other rifles in there. I figure a 7mm Weatherby Magnum is within arms reach that can punch through 38 zombies at the same time.

    I could always re-assemble my Sig within a couple seconds and be ready to rock if needed.
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    short answer, YES.

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    The answer is 'yes'...more than likely, several.
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    Sig p228 is within arms reach loaded when the g23 is being cleaned. Vice versa.
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    I sure do, because I don't trust Murphy and his damn law.
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