Yep. The world continues to get crazier by the day.
This is a discussion on I'll be honest. Recent events have me changing my carry habits... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I've been around here for a long time. I go through stretches where I post frequently and infrequently. Through it all, I've always carried. For ...
I've been around here for a long time. I go through stretches where I post frequently and infrequently. Through it all, I've always carried. For much of the time, I've simply dropped my 642 in a holster and dropped it in my pocket, loaded with Speer Gold Dot 135gr +p. Sometimes I had a speed strip reload, other times I didn't. I was armed, and I'm good with that little snubbie because I've spent a lot of time and treasure becoming proficient with it.
In the last couple of weeks, that's changed. I've sensed a change in the general mood. I don't know if it's the tragic school shooting, the general economy, post election malaise, Mayan Apocalyptic prophecy nutcases, a couple months removed from Aurora, or something else, but I've got a new sense of unease I haven't felt for some time. Maybe I've just been paying attention more. Who knows... Anyway, I've gone back to my full size XD-40 (12+1) with 180gr Win PDX1 in my Minotaur IWB, along with a mag pouch weakside with another 12 rd mag of the same. 25 rds of 180gr .40 rather than 5 (sometimes 10) rounds of .38+p in an easier platform to shoot well. Much of the time, my beloved snubbie is in my weakside pocket. I'm prevented by HR policy from carrying at work (and abide by their choice), but I do now secure my snubbie in my car now that Texas law changed last year preventing employers from banning CHL holders from storing their firearm in their car. I hadn't been doing that, but am usually at work very early and running errands on the way home. Prior to recent weeks, I didn't bother. I've always remained in Condition Yellow-that hasn't changed. I am making sure that my wife and kids do the same, and am frequently talking through my process in parking lots, restaurants, and stores over the holidays, pointing out the clueless and those that I'm paying attention to.
Anyone else going through a similar mindset examination???
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Yep. The world continues to get crazier by the day.
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I went through this awhile back. 229 and 228 got put back into the rotation.
i haven't felt any changes 'in the air', but as a retiree, i'm not out in public as much as most folks.
but i've always gone legally armed and carry at least two reloads for my carry weapon. and i try to stay in condition yellow as much as possible, although i too often fail to be as alert as i'd like.
i'll be interested to see how other people respond to your question.
Nope, still carrying what I usually do, when the occassion permits.
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I try to avoid as as many forced changes to my lifestyle as possible.
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I'll just say that I've gone from carrying about 50% of the time to 100% of the time, but no change in what I carry.
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I carry every day, all day unless I have to go to a no gun area (Rare. I avoid them unless absolutely necessary.)
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I just continue to carry my 442 snub and no other ammo. I don't expect to have a shoot out at the OK coral. So no need for multiple reloads. If I can't hit the target after this many years, I doubt another reload ain't the answer.
I am always amazed at how many guns some of us carry.
I think the real question is, unless you are a LEO or in that kind of business, why would anyone carry multiple guns?
Please enlighten me as to any statistics where one needed the second (or third) gun for self protection? (because I can is not the answer either)...
I'm asking real life, not James Bond. I really am curious...
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I prefer to be judged by 12 then carried by 6
Things do seem getting ready to boil over don't they? I've been considering making a change from my LCP to an LC9. Not because I feel under gunned with a 380, because I don't. But the changing dynamic suggests a need for increased distance capability that I would never have considered necessary before. Still thinking it over. I won't ever go full size, at least I doubt it. Just not practical for me.
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No changes for me still carry the 1911.
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