Carry and Draw Frequency

Carry and Draw Frequency

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View Poll Results: Have you had to draw (for the first time) and how long had you been carrying?

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  • I have never drawn and been carrying less than 3 years

    152 52.05%
  • I had to draw and have been carrying less than 3 years

    11 3.77%
  • I have never drawn and been carrying 3 - 6 years

    33 11.30%
  • I had to draw and been carrying 3 - 6 years

    8 2.74%
  • I have never drawn and been carrying 6 - 9 years

    20 6.85%
  • I had to draw and been carrying 6 - 9 years

    6 2.05%
  • I have never drawn and been carrying 9 - 12 years

    10 3.42%
  • I had to draw and been carrying 9 - 12 years

    6 2.05%
  • I have never drawn and been carrying more than 12 years

    16 5.48%
  • I had to draw and been carrying more than 12 years

    30 10.27%
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    Carry and Draw Frequency

    How long have you carried before needing to draw?
    Yoda, I am, yes.

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    Carried for 6 yrs, never drawn yet. Hope to not have to either.

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    Over 7 years now...I have never considered drawing...hope I never have to...
    I pretty much stay out of bad areas, I have eyeballs in the back whenever I stray away from the house...pretty much around the house, also.
    I'm a peaceable man, and wish to stay that way!
    Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”

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    Had to draw on a black bear that came way to close (approx 15-20ft) to the kids playing on the trampoline. It was a BB not a BG, dose that count?, no shots fired.
    While people are saying "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, ... and they will not escape. 1Th 5:3

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    Between Oklahoma and Virginia I have been carrying over 12 years, and thankfully have never had to draw my weapon. I hope I never have to either.
    Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.

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    I'm in the 9-12 year category of not yet having to draw. Like many of you, I hope to never be in the "had to draw" category!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    Carried for under three years...haven't had to draw my weapon...

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    I've been carrying since they came out in texas in 96.I've had to draw once but didn't have to use it as the sight of my kimber ultra carry was enough to change his mind real fast and I'm really glad it

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    6-9 years. Once. No need to elaborate here. I did so in a thread a long time ago here. I had my 1911 back then. My first experience with tunnel vision as well.

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    Back home in Louisiana !!!!
    Been carrying almost eight years when I arrived at my GF's (now wife) house and her ex was there, strung out and high on some street-side pharmaceutical
    and violently trying to enter the front door. I exited my P/U and told him to go. This goober turned to me, advanced a couple of quick steps with the 11 year-old's baseball bat he left in the yard. I drew my P229, brought it to the ready, and side-steped around the front of my truck to clear my GF's house from my background.............

    The only sober brain cell in his head saved his life.....he dropped the bat and hawled boogty-boogty outta there when he saw me draw. Funny thing, the cops that responded to my GF's 911 drove right by him but couldn't find him after they left the house.

    I've never wanted to and hope I NEVER have to draw my sidearm again.

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    I draw almost nightly, but it is not loaded and I am drawing down on the scary looking guy in the mirror.

    Never had to draw for real, and I pray I never have to.
    "Don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." - Theodore Roosevelt


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    Been carrying for 6 months (after a 15-year hiatus). Don't know if I could call it "had" to draw, but did about 3 weeks after carrying again.

    Story: Had just bought a foreclosure in a seedy area (hence carrying again). House needed total rehab. Was alone, working on property, when I heard someone in the house behind me, turned, saw a shadow and heard someone walking towards the doorway of the room I was in, stood and drew as the stranger walked into the room to see me with a gun at the low ready moving up.

    Guy claimed he just "wanted to see if I wanted my lawn cut."

    I suggested that A) walking into someone's house without knocking was rather risky.
    b) He might best never come onto the property again.

    Needless to say, I think both of us stained our drawers that day

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    Over here now!
    On duty I won't even get into. I had to draw down only once off-duty after an irate driver followed me home.
    Training means learning the rules. Experience means learning the exceptions.

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    I am a police officer. I had to draw within my first month on the job in the South Bronx. I cannot count how many times I have drawn since then. All on the job, never off-duty.
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    It is better to have your gun and not need it, than to need it and not have it!
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    Don't have my CHP... YET.

    But, I have had about two instances where I would of drawn if I had been carrying in my life. Both random robberies walking out of "nice" area supermarkets.

    Thats why carrying all the time is the only option. People speak about avoiding bad areas, and of all the places I've been, the two times I felt scared for my life were 1mile from my house, in a GREAT neighborhood.

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