View Poll Results: bug or not?
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May 3rd, 2012 10:42 AM
I haven't read enough of DC yet to get that paranoid
May 3rd, 2012 10:49 AM
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.
The more good folks carry guns, the fewer shots the crazies can get off.
Glock 30, 19, 26; Ruger SP101, LCR, LCP (2), Mini 14; Marlin 336 .30-30; Mossberg 500
May 3rd, 2012 11:38 AM
Do you have any practical experience in this, or are you just speculating based on an assumption?
Originally Posted by Burns
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.
"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."
May 3rd, 2012 12:42 PM
May 3rd, 2012 12:58 PM
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.
Anti-gunners seem to believe that if we just pass enough laws, we can have utopia. Unfortunately, utopia is NOT one of our choices.
May 3rd, 2012 01:09 PM
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.
Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.
NRA Life Member
May 3rd, 2012 03:40 PM
Old saying, "Two is one; and one is none".
May 3rd, 2012 03:42 PM
I am set up for it, I will sometimes carry the bug. Most of the time just my edc.
May 3rd, 2012 03:44 PM
Not a yes or no question for me.
May 3rd, 2012 06:05 PM
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.
May 3rd, 2012 06:09 PM
I voted yes but most of the time it's just one.
"Was there no end to the conspiracy of irrational prejudice against Red Ryder and his peacemaker?"
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May 3rd, 2012 06:10 PM
Lots of old sayings aren't supported by the existing data.
Originally Posted by bigdogtx
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".
May 3rd, 2012 06:54 PM
I'm a quiet man...no back-up needed, just an extra mag for me!
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May 3rd, 2012 07:03 PM
There is no ONE correct answer, so many variables to apply. I would say it largely depends on individual threat and comfort levels.
"There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you." William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)
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May 3rd, 2012 08:28 PM
“ 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!
"Too soon old, too late smart" Old Pennsylvania Dutch Proverb.
Retired Marine, Retired School Teacher, Independent voter, Goldwater Conservative.
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