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The only time I carry a small caliber weapon as a primary is when I am on the golf course and it is in my golf bag. All other times it is a Glock 23. On duty a Glock 21SF. Ya just never know. If you knew you'd have your shotgun or rifle.
"Violence is seldom the answer, but when it is the answer it is the only answer".
"A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves".
Okaaaaaay. It was such a small bump, on black pants, that she had to be looking hard to see it.
I tried it once, carrying only my Ruger LCP and 2 spare magazines of Federal 90 grain HydraShok JHPs, in pants pockets, and was uncomfortable the whole time I was out.
I guess I could get used to it if I had to, but thankfully I don't.
I usually consider 400 ft/lbs minimum.
It's one thing to sit in a comfortable armchair and consider the .380, with any loading, and 16 rounds on tap, an adequate person stopper, another thing to actually live it.
And to think, at one time, because my state did not then have a concealed carry policy, I used to go out armed with much less than a reliable .380.
I'm just one root in a grassroots organization. No one should assume that I speak for the VCDL.
I am neither an attorney-at-law nor I do play one on television or on the internet. No one should assumes my opinion is legal advice.
Veni, Vidi, Velcro
As far as carrying my BUG instead of my prmairy, I know the old saying "never you when you are going to need it", but I feel fine with a BUG as my primary most always, and only carry my "primary" in the sense of bigger caliber/higher capacity, when I go somewhere I feel the chance of needing it is higher.
In my old age (I'm really not that old....) it is just so much easier now for the LCP or J frame than the 5" Kimber or SIG229 or G35, even though I love'em.
My heroes are Veterans and My Father (who was a veteran).
I believe prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance should have REMAINED in schools, and the Ten Commandments should have REMAINED in schools, courthouses, and everywhere else it was before the ACLU got involved.
When I can not carry a full size weapon and a BUG, I carry 2 bugs (KT P3AT's) and a BU-BUG (NAA mini or Walther TPH).
"Being PARANOID is just plain smart thinking when they are really out to get you!"
I recently bought a BUG (P238) but not because I felt I needed a BUG. I bought it for those quick trips to the store when I didn't feel like changing from my gym shorts in order to strap on a holster for the G26. I can hide the P238 somewhere no matter what I'm wearing.
But now that I have it, I'm considering an ankle holster for it when I am carrying the G26.
Like others have also said, it fits nicely into my golf bag :)
Death to all balls that don't fly straight! (I need more ammo)
"I don't like repeat offenders, I like dead offenders"
When do you carry your BUG (uhhh..that does mean Back Up Gun doesn't it) as your "sole" gun...He didn't mention "primary"....I did!...Now you can lighten up on me...My statement was meant as a little sarcasm and nothing else. Appreciate you being the "hall monitor" tho. I sometimes need to be looked after. Appreciate you catching my back QK Shooter!
Sometimes in life you have to stand your ground. It's a hard lesson to learn and even most adults don't get it, but in the end only I can be responsible for my life. If faced with any type of adversity, only I can overcome it. Waiting for someone else to take responsibility is a long fruitless wait.
Quite often but never at night.
LET FREEDOM REIGN NOT GOVERNMENT
I've never carried both my guns at one time. So I actually don't have a BUG. Depending on what I'm wearing is the final say on whether I have my Glock 26 or my S&W 637 on me. If I'm in jeans, the Glock always goes, short trip or not. If I'm in sweats or shorts, the S&W 637 gets the head nod on most occasions. The only change in that is if I'm going to the library late night. Then I don't feel that the 5 rounds initially coming outa Mr. Snubbie is an adequate first round draft pick.
Glock 26 9mm, Ruger LCR .357mag
"Protect yourself at all times."
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."-Clint Smith