How many is too many?

How many is too many?

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    How many is too many?

    I'm curious to know some opinions. This is for entertainment only, not intended to be an intrusion of privacy or me basing my carry habits on the results here. Just a fun conversation.

    How many guns is too many guns to carry at one time? I have heard of some people and I have at times carried many knives, but how about guns. I thought about it one day and comfortably I think I could carry 3 guns. I also thought realisticlly how many could I carry if comfort wasn't an option. The number is something like 6 or 7. Not that I would but what do you all think?

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    I think that if you are in a situation where you need to carry more than two handguns...you need a longun.

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    I know a guy that carries 11, Now granted I personally think he's weird, but hey if that makes him feel safe , then what ever. Personally I carry 1 pistol and a knife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doctruptwn View Post
    I know a guy that carries 11, Now granted I personally think he's weird, but hey if that makes him feel safe , then what ever. Personally I carry 1 pistol and a knife.
    I would hate to have to use a public restroom carrying that many weapons.
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    If one isn't enough, well, you shouldn't have gotten yourself into that situation in the first place.

    on the other hand...


    I'm sorry, A BUG in case the primary quits, maybe. If you need more than one gun to defend yourself... That seems more like declared war... Even our Armed Forces, for the most part, carry no more than 2, a long gun and a handgun. And, THEY ARE AT WAR...
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    I've seen that video before, good look. I like the idea of one is none and two is one. I try to keep that in mind with mags, knives, lights, radio batteries. I work security and am a LEO too so I may need that one day. I need to make it true with guns too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllAbtSlfDef View Post
    I've seen that video before, good look. I like the idea of one is none and two is one. I try to keep that in mind with mags, knives, lights, radio batteries. I work security and am a LEO too so I may need that one day. I need to make it true with guns too.
    As a LEO, I can certainly see the potential need. You are expected (but not obligated) to go into harm's way. Every day you have the potential to fight an undeclared war. The average citizen? not so much... our role is defensive.
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    Only one gun, but an extra mag will suffice for me.
    I couldn't care less how many someone else carries.
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    I would carry my primary and a backup when I can afford one. At most I would say I would carry 3 guns on my person, but if I felt the need for that I would probably carry 2 and have a long gun in the truck...

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    I've never carried more than two concealed - primary and BUG (LCP or LCR). Truth be told, I don't carry a BUG all that often. The Glock 26 with a spare mag is pretty much the standard. The BUG mostly shows up when I want somewthing in a parka pocket easier to access than the Glock in an IWB under all the winter clothing. I admit I have considered buying a second G26 or a PM9 for the parka pocket but haven't done it ... yet.

    That said, on a couple of occassions I've had the G26, and a hunting rifle, because I was hunting (deer, groundhogs, coyotes, etc.) and didn't want to travel to and from the hunting area with only the unloaded cased rifle for defense.

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    I think that the most concealed handguns that a person should carry is three. One could wear a main carry gun at strong side, a backup gun of the same platform but in a sub-compact version on weak side or small of the back and a secondary backup gun of a smaller caliber (.380 ACP or .38+P) inside a pocket or ankle holster. If you need more than 3 handguns, you probably need a tactical carbine or a shot gun to resolve the conflict. In my case, the most guns I have ever concealed for a whole day are two (a main carry IWB on strong side and a backup gun inside a pocket holster). Nonetheless, once I was coming back from the range and I decided to wear my HK USP Compact .40 S&W on strong side (IWB), a Walther P99 9mm on weak side (IWB), a S&W 442 .38+P in an ankle holster and two spare mags on my weak side pocket. I was shocked of how comfortable I was with three guns on me and it was awesome to be packing so much heat! I was carrying a total of 62 rounds so it would've sucked for a bad guy to cross my path that day.
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    I have carried 2 on my person. Some firends and I went to the range... I had my P64 in an IWB tuckable, and my VZ 82 in a surplus shoulder rig... Friendly recounts of that day make me sound like Josey Wales... I'm happy with one gun, one mag... sometimes a second mag. Never felt the need for a BUG.

    If I have to go through more than 25 rounds in self defense, you'll find my remains, and an undigested VZ 82, in the fecal matter of the elephant that caused the fracas.
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    First time I have seen that video... very amusing.

    Oakchas... remember that for our soldiers all their buddies are armed as well and if things are going poorly (or well) they will have the chance to make use of dropped weapons if necessary. In fact the Russians in WWII tended to arm only every other soldier at points during the war. "When the guy in front of you gets shot then take his gun."
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    Quote Originally Posted by chivvalry View Post
    First time I have seen that video... very amusing.
    Be awfully difficult to walk normally with that shotty down his pant leg don't you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by chivvalry View Post
    Oakchas... remember that for our soldiers all their buddies are armed as well and if things are going poorly (or well) they will have the chance to make use of dropped weapons if necessary. In fact the Russians in WWII tended to arm only every other soldier at points during the war. "When the guy in front of you gets shot then take his gun."
    Understood... but worst case scenario for the armed soldier is to be caught alone... so in arming for the worst case scenario, he has only a handgun and a long gun to defend himself with.
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    Use the search function to find posts on topic by Grady. Where is that guy? Anyone know if he just got tired of us but still O.K.?

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