Carrying only your BUG

Carrying only your BUG

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    Question Carrying only your BUG

    Are there times when you carry your back up gun as your sole gun? For example, today I made a quick run to the store. I had sweats and a T-shirt on and since it was just a quick run, I clipped my P3AT inside my sweats and made a quick run to the store.

    Anyone ever do this?


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    I do it all of the time. I carry around my dress rather than the other way around. I carry a Kahr P380 in the spring/summer and a Kahr PM9 in the fall/winter.

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    Only when I don't have the ability to conceal 2 guns. You never know when a simple run to the corner store will be a life-changing event. I read about those situations all the time.

    Ironically, the one time I remember carrying only my BUG was the one time I was spotted carrying. This attractive, young female ex-LEO spotted the slight grip bump next to my zipper. Lesson learned: I didn't dress properly for concealment.

    I see no reason to only carry 1 when I can carry 2, or to carry a small gun with limited capacity when I can carry a larger gun with more capacity.

    Bad things happen when people least expect them. Happens all the time.

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    Yes on occasion. But when I do I tend to grab my S&W M&P 340 so I don't feel under gunned
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    [QUOTE=grady;1667171
    Ironically, the one time I remember carrying only my BUG was the one time I was spotted carrying. This attractive, young female ex-LEO spotted the slight grip bump next to my zipper. Lesson learned: I didn't dress properly for concealment.
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    Why was she lookin' at your zipper?

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    I have done that on many occasions, using my KelTec P-3AT. Now it will be my Ruger SP101 tucked into a Fist #41 IWB/SOB.
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    Sure, all the time. My on/off duty gun is a 1911 but when I'm working in the hospital there's no way to hide it so I just wear my BUG on my ankle. It's a S&W 360J, light weight, easy to hide, great for when the big gun won't work.
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    Uhhh........Guys...just a thought here...if you are only carrying your BUG, doesn't that make it a PRIMARY carry weapon for that particular time and not a BUG??? Just saying...
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    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
    Only when I don't have the ability to conceal 2 guns. You never know when a simple run to the corner store will be a life-changing event. I read about those situations all the time.

    Ironically, the one time I remember carrying only my BUG was the one time I was spotted carrying. This attractive, young female ex-LEO spotted the slight grip bump next to my zipper. Lesson learned: I didn't dress properly for concealment.

    I see no reason to only carry 1 when I can carry 2, or to carry a small gun with limited capacity when I can carry a larger gun with more capacity.

    Bad things happen when people least expect them. Happens all the time.

    Uh... Is that a BUG in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by First Sgt View Post
    Uhhh........Guys...just a thought here...if you are only carrying your BUG, doesn't that make it a PRIMARY carry weapon for that particular time and not a BUG??? Just saying...
    The question being asked is "Do you ever carry your BUG as your primary? And if so when?
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    Yes, in certain situations. None of which revolve around quick trips or convenience. Most revolve around not being able to CC my G19 in a situation. I'd rather not, but you do what you have to. My BUG is a P3at too.
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    The instant you carry your BUG as your only firearm it ceases to be a BUG anymore and it becomes your primary.

    Thanks for that helpful addition QKShooter.
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    I'm guilty . You could say my BUG is my primary. I carry a .380 in my back pocket all the time and only carry my 9mm on weekends or when I'm outside my normal weekday work routine.

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    I hope nobody meets Mr. Murphy. That's why I carry "two guns". One big, and the other bigger. WHY COMPROMISE?

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