This is a discussion on Combat reloads, BUGs and other secondary gear within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Ok, I´m wondering... Does anyone here know a story of a civilian CC holder who was forced to: A) Reload in combat, especially a high ...
Ok, I´m wondering... Does anyone here know a story of a civilian CC holder who was forced to:
A) Reload in combat, especially a high capacity autoloader
B) Draw a BUG
C) Resort to a back-up longarm in his/her car
D) Deploy a knife in addition to or instead of the gun
E) Deploy a flashlight/handgun combination
I´m not arguing in favor or against carrying that gear, I only want to hear accounts of it being useful. Personally, I find it hard to picture a likely SD scenario in which these things would come in handy.
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A- Sometimes you are more worried about mag failure than running our of ammo. But try to run one dry and see how quick it happens. In a high stress situation I have heard that most folks empty the mag.
B- I know some folks keep the bug a pocket to access in a mugging. IE, let me get my wallet.
C- Can't help you here.
D- Inside 21 feet my CCP instructor said he would rather go with the knife, but he has the training to do it. Knife plus gun, don't see it happening. Maybe getting to knife first could happen.
E- Flashlight/handgun I see happening. There was a story here about a guy using a flashlight to get away from a jerk harassing his clients at a club.
No "real" useful info outside of the flashlight story. But a few things to think about. Think about this too. What is the likelihood of using the gun alone? Probably not very high. I still carry that anyway. I also carry pepper spray, knife, flashlight, and extra mag. I like options.
Last edited by chiefjason; January 3rd, 2010 at 12:47 PM. Reason: re format post
I think whether or not one can cite specific instances of Concealed Carry persons having to execute your A-E scenarios is irrelevant....The bottom line is you will Fight the way you train. And preparedness is part of training. Therefore perhaps we need to be prepared to execute some, if not all of your scenarios and train as such. JMO
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Never seen it or know anyone who had to, but it's always better to be safe then sorry, IMB.
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Didn't you post another question regarding cops handling situations in the movies? This sounds like another movie script.
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