Old ? but mind sets do change.

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    I haven't read enough of DC yet to get that paranoid
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    Yes, always. Given my need for discretion, my preferred method of carry is pocket carry. Problem is, it is nearly impossible to use your support hand to draw from your strong side pocket.

    In a blinding flash of the obvious, I started carrying in both pockets. That takes care of ambidextrous access, gives me a "NY reload," resolves any malfunctions with my primary, and gives me the option of arming someone else.

    My combinations are like this, depending on attire: Glock 26/PM9; PM9/LCP; and sometimes LCP x 2.

    Now, I know the next question...How do I carry everything else? So:

    Wallet right rear pocket
    Credentials/badge left rear pocket (sometimes also a Spyderco 'Native' folding knife)
    Cell phone on belt
    keys on a carabiner

    If I'm wearing casual/cargo pants, I can add some spare mags in my left cargo pocket (in a custom dual mag holster by Remora); and a small flashlight and a Quik-Clot in the right cargo pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burns View Post
    ...In a real situation you will rarely have time to get your bug out anyways if you do have any malfunctions with your primary. Seems like a lot of extra weight that would slow you down instead of helping you. I know a lot of people do carry a bug sometimes tho. Depends what you're comfortable with.
    Do you have any practical experience in this, or are you just speculating based on an assumption?

    I have no problem drawing my back-up gun and getting two shots on target in less than two seconds from most of my carry positions. I train with my back-up gun extensively.

    Also, how do you think carrying an extra 24 oz or so is going to slow you down in an adrenalin charged fight for your life? Have you been in a lot of fights where the weight you were carrying was an issue? I've been in more than a few altercations on the job, and in my experience the weight of the items I've been carrying has never been noticeable.
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    Go with what Max carries....

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    My EDC is a Glock 26 and a spare mag. The Glock is super, super reliable. But, I have nothing at all against those who wish to carry a BUG. I think it is a good idea, maybe I'll do it someday.
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    99% of the time I don't feel the need for a BUG. If I feel an area requires more than 1 gun, I'll avoid it. That said, if I had a job which entails higher risk (LEO) I would always carry a back up, if not 2.
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    Old saying, "Two is one; and one is none".

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    I am set up for it, I will sometimes carry the bug. Most of the time just my edc.

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    Not a yes or no question for me.

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    Nope, never, but I would if I felt like the situation warranted it.

    I'm not against it, and I'd certainly never try to talk anyone out of it, but I'm confident enough in my primary to trust my life to it.

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    I voted yes but most of the time it's just one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdogtx View Post
    Old saying, "Two is one; and one is none".
    Lots of old sayings aren't supported by the existing data.

    Given the numbers of people who have succesfully defended their lives with what would be, according to the saying, "none",
    I'd think that the saying needs to be "Two is one, and sometimes one is none, and sometimes when it all goes to hell three is none, but pretty frequently one is one".
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    I'm a quiet man...no back-up needed, just an extra mag for me!
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    There is no ONE correct answer, so many variables to apply. I would say it largely depends on individual threat and comfort levels.
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    “ You should wear a 2 Model 1911’s on your belt, carry a Glock 26 in each front pocket and a KelTec 380 strapped on each ankle. You should have a pistol gripped 12 Gauge pump shoved down your right pant leg. Everybody knows you should be ready to take on at least a dozen drug crazed M13 guys in your first gunfight. BTW my Grandpa let me post this. I am 10 years old but I read all of the gun posts!”

    Grandpa carries a S&W 642 in a pocket holster. All of the other stuff slows you down when it’s time to run instead of fight!

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