How many handguns have you carried...

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    I usually only carry one. On rare occasions two. On one occasion, I carried three....with no problem at all. It was a specific issue going on with an unstable person that was unhappy with a decision I had to make thanks to a situation he created. The police were involved. I still keep my eye over my shoulder, but only carry one at a time.

    Just to prove a point to my wife when she said, "Why did you buy another gun. You can only carry one at a time." I went to the bedroom and successfully concealed a .357 in a shoulder holster, a 9mm IWB, a 40 OWB, 2 38 snub revolvers (one in each pocket) and a 22 on my ankle. That's 6 total. I walked around inside the house for about 30 minutes and then did "the reveal". She had no idea. That's why I wear loose fitting pleated front pants and very large tacky looking Hawaiian shirts. She didn't have a clue and I made my point. I may have won that battle, but I'm fairly certain I'm losing the war.
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    I'm usually carrying only my primary (1911, G26, or Beretta92), but occasionally I find the need for a BUG.

    The most I've carried on me was a NY reload (442 & 640) with my Beretta 92 with 3 magazines. I'd my AK and shotgun in the car during the short trip to downtown.

    Since my life changed, I feel the need for a BUG a more realistic option - unfortunately.

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    Usual is two, but if the "primary" is a revolver my minimum is three. The most I've ever concealed is four, with the smallest being a J-Frame Snubbie.

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    Normally two, a 1911 and an Elsie Pea.
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    I carry only one gun at a time
    Most of the time its a 9mm of some type but when its hot
    I may carry a pocket .380 .
    My brain is my first defensive weapon, the gun is my last.
    I see no need to load out like I'm staring in the movie Matrix.
    It is my opinion that in a self defense situation anyone that
    has a major failure of their primary gun WILL DIE.
    Time is just too compressed to get out a seconded/backup
    gun while someone is trying to kill you.
    Just make sure your gun is reliable and you know how it use it.
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    One for me. Kimber 1911 4" with an extra mag.

    The Girlfriend (tm), who was a tree hugging liberal when I first met her, now carries two sometimes -- Glock 19 and a snubbie.

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    Example


    With the right rig and coat, you can easily carry 6....

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    1 is enough for me, and I hope I never have to to use it.
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    "Elsie Pea" cute... took me a few minutes to figure that out. LCP, correct??? Never discount someone knocking your primary gun out of your hand and needing a second gun, or a gun malfunction. If there is reason to carry one, there is probably enough reason to support carrying two. Just my $.02 Bunker

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    Check some of Grady's posts. I think he holds the record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bunker View Post
    "Elsie Pea" cute... took me a few minutes to figure that out. LCP, correct???
    "The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper

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    I could tell ya, but then I'd have to kill ya...

    Seriously, always at least two. Most I've ever carried was four, with winter clothes and a J-frame in a coat pocket for accessibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunBass View Post
    There's a picture in John Bianchi's book, "Blue Steel and Gunleather" of John concealing a dozen or so guns. I think it was 21 now that I think about it, but I'm too lazy to look it up in the book. It was a bunch of guns. He's wearing a business suit and you can't see a thing until he removes his jacket and pulls up his trouser legs. Pretty impressive. He wasn't shown walking anywhere.

    I carry one.
    Ahh yes, those were the days. I met John and his daughter (Hope) back in the seventies a few times, as he was the king of leather and sponsored events. Every piece of equipment I carried as a LEO was from his Temecula, CA based company.

    Oh, I almost forgot; I only carry one gun at a time, even when I was a LEO.
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    I usually carry one, sometimes two. When I was a LEO I have carried three or even four in a few cases.

    When I teach soilders to search I do a demo with 14 to 16 handguns, 5 to 6 knives and a compac shotgun all concealed in baggy pants and loose shirt.

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    I have answered my front door carrying two glocks before. Whenever a suspicious individual is walking around the neighborhood bothering people by trying to sell something or in most cases doing a fake survey so that they can case the joint, I always answer the door wearing a pistol in plain sight. The other day I was arriving home from work and saw an obviously homeless person going door to door with a clipboard. I strapped on 2 glocks and waited for him to get to my house. It wasnt a long conversation :D
    "How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual... as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of." -Suzanna Gratia Hupp

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