This is a discussion on Adding a second gun to the line-up within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by cz223 I have been contemplating carrying a second "normal sized" gun for a long time. Not because I feel I need to ...
I have seen that rig before and, while it is an interesting idea, I can't see it working for me. I can't imagine that it is comfortable while seated or driving. Aside from that I am having some problems with my wrists and can not see drawing from it comfortably.
Mike, I admire you carrying two guns as large as the Glocks. I have two G23's and would love to be able to mirror carry them.
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About 50% of the time I have a Glock 23 in an IWB at 3pm, and a wheelie (SP101, S&W442) in my strong side front pocket. They ride very nicely one above the other and conceal nicely as well. I like pocket holsters for one simple reason: both times I've had a gun stuck in my face, Mr. Doosh has ordered, "gimme everything". No problem, bro. Coming right up.
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I often carry a Glock 26 in my non-dominant pocket.
If you're really going to do something like carry three guns then you should be aware that others may use this against you and be prepared to offer a rationale that is going to pass the reasonable man presumption. I know it sounds unfair given that its not illegal to carry 3 guns, I'm just sayin'.
Quality over quantity.
A single full size handgun and a backup, should you feel it is needed, would more than cover 99.9% of given situation if you train and are fully competent with the weapon you are carrying.
This reminds me of an old song by Barry Sadler about a Garrison Soldier who never left the wire.. "He carried a hip knife, a side knife, and a little bitty one. Combination flare gun, dinner set and genuine police whistle". Is the area where you live so bad that two full size guns and a backup are needed? But whatever floats your boat.
"A first rate man with a third rate gun is far better than the other way around". The gun is a tool, you are the craftsman that makes it work. There are those who say "if I had to do it, I could" yet they never go out and train to do it. Don't let stupid be your mindset. Harryball 2013
Two J frames, or my M&P9c and one J frame for me. At times it's just one J frame and I still feel just fine. I only carry two firearms for one reason only and it's not firepower; it's just in case my primary goes down for what ever reason. I like the two J frames the best, less weight and the reliability of a revolver are very comforting for me. So far my M&P has impressed the heck outa me regarding it's reliability, but I'm just sold on the comfort of the small revolver for defense; if we were talking offense, now that's a different story. I'm bringing my Glocks and full sized duty weapons to the gig.
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