This is a discussion on Do you carry your best gun or a throw away beater for CCS? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by oneshot Well I remember a story about a guy and his buddies out front of an office and such, and some thugs ...
Personally, the only way anyone else is going to know I am carrying is if it is VERY dire circumstances. The cost of my gun is going to be the very last thing I am going to be worried about if I feel I need to pull it.
If I am still breathing after the fight, I don't care what the police do with it. It did it's one and only job I required it to do. After that, I use another gun.
The only sense that price factors into my decision is that I don't buy junk. I buy quality, reliable, accurate guns. You get what you pay for, and I am paying for a tool which will be used to save my life. I know up front, it may end up being a single use item, or I may have it returned. I don't let that reflect in the value of what I pay for.
And it is also why I advocate having multiple guns used for defense. If I lose one due to confiscation, I have more at home to fill the void.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
My EDC is what I shoot the best, which happens to be my $1500. + Dan Wesson Bobtail. You can't put a price on your life.
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I'm not the government, I won't trust my life to the lowest bidder. I buy what I feel is the best I can afford and I carry it.
I see no reason to spend several grand for a pistol when I can get a thoroughly reliable Glock for $500 (perhaps less).
I have no expensive safe queens, but my pistols are all reliable Rugers that I carry based on what method I want to use for concealment that day.
- "battle pistol" (for times I feel I need to be more ready than normal)
- CCW pistol (the usual during winter, spring and fall) when concealment is as important as capacity and barrel length
- ECCW (extreme concealed carry weapon) for the hot summer (i.e. baby Glock)
If your gun was taken from you after a legal shooting. After the case was all over wouldnt you get said gun back? I mean after the case was officially wrapped up and you were in the clear.
If one gets charged (via indictment or information) with a felony after using a firearm one automatically becomes a member of the federally prohibited from possession class (18 USC 922(g)).
So if you are going to legally buy a new roscoe I guess you better move quickly while you are only under charges via a compaint. Then you can still answer no to the indictment question.
Last edited by Chad Rogers; April 25th, 2011 at 03:42 PM.
Well, expensive is relative.
Even my cheapest gun @ $400 is expensive to me.
To some, $400 is a weekend's allowance for fun. For me, it is survival.
My life ain't cheap enough for second best.
If you were going to go cross country (all the way across the USA) would you go with a worn out scooter, or drive a nice new luxury car...
Granted not everyone can afford a luxry car or by the same a $2,000. gun now that said....
Why would you ever put a price on a life specially yours or a beloved family member by wanting to carry some worn out, maybe unreliable, low stopping power gun just because it is cheap, and can be thrown away after being used once?
"The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
It comes down to which weapon you entrust to work to help protect you and/or your loved ones. It's a tool. Nothing more. If it takes $1,000 for me to trust that tool to work, that's what it takes. If I owned a hand-me-down that cost me nothing, but it worked flawlessly, so be it.