My 1911 is next to me while we watch the Macy parade, my wife's FNP is on the counter while she is baking a cake.
Still waiting for my CCW here as well. IMO once you make the decision to arm yourself for protection it should become routine like wearing a seatbelt. Sure you might be fine driving to the convinence store without protection but most accidents happen close to home. ALWAYS CARRY.
Do you only put on your seat belt when you think you might wreck?
Yes, I carry at home.
Yes, I carry at home.
I live in one of the nicer neighborhoods in my small town. 4 cops live on my street and my street deadends 6 houses down. It helps to cut down on random people driving through and solicitors.
Solicitors always seem to be youthes in hoodies from the big city who get dropped off trying to sell steaks and magazines. I always answer the door open carry if i dont know who it is.
Unless I'm in the shower, a bar or some other place that prohibits carry I have a gun on me.
If I'm up, it's on.
No my home is my castle....well it's my "Ex-wifes" castle..but you get my point....I carry daily as part of my job so when I'm off the vest and gun are hung up but that does not mean my castle isn't fortified with close at hand options such as a Shotgun at the door a G27 in the bathroom and a 1911 under the pillow..
Yes or one handy. I answer the door either carrying or " hidden" behind my leg and the door. Most people. I know call first. I don't usually get unannounced visitors.
Surfing the net, watching the parade, and carrying. All the time.
I carried at home for a while before I got my CPL because I had read about people who were always messing with or trying to adjust the gun, therefore alerting others that they are carrying. Carrying at home gave me a chance to get through all that and get used to the gun being there so I didn't appear self-conscious about it when out on the street. Worked pretty well I think as, to my knowledge, no one has ever been able to tell I'm carrying. That includes everyone in my family.
Getting used to it being on my person also had another effect: being armed became so much a part of life, so ordinary and unremarkable, I was never tempted to 'show it off' or anything. That allows one to avoid so many of the mistakes that can plague inexperienced gun owners like leaving it out in the wrong place where the wrong people have access to it, shooting someone accidentally because you cleared it but forgot to take the mag out, shooting yourself in the head trying to demonstrate the safety, in addition to the many other mistakes that can be made that I have read about recently.
As much as I can. And I'm in Illinois, so it's really one of the only places I can in the first place.
I realized it would take too long to retrieve my gun if there was a break in. I cannot leave it just laying around as I have two kids. They are well trained in safety, but I leave nothing to chance. On my person is the safest and most accessible place to keep my weapon.