I thought it was interchangeable like rounds and bullets But those who walk on water think it isn't
Welcome to the forum. Some people are LEO or ex military. I am neither. While having multiple weapons on you may seem paranoid, how would you feel if your primary malfunctioned. I am not saying have a thousand backups but at least have a plan.
I live in a small town but that does not mean that we are immune to the violence that came come through. We live close to the southern border in Texas. If I have to face one guy or a group I would rather be prepared.
Si vis pacem, para bellum
I carry a gun whenever I legally can - haven't done the BUG thing yet, but I always have at least a spare mag/clip with me.
To the OP - I am sorry for taking your thread down a rabbit trail. That was not my intent.
I usually carry one gun with spare ammo in a mag or speed loader. I may, from time to time, take an LCP along in a pocket as a BUG.
BTW - thanks for noticing. I do walk on water - whenever it rains. Welcome to the forum.
Well to try to answer this to a degree. I am a corrections officer, not a police officer. I carry a large caliber handgun ( Glock 23 or Kimber ultra carry. I also carry a backup ( seecamp .32, ruger .380 or what ever is my flavor at the moment. Think about my situation. The cops have a guy in the back of a car for 30 to 45 minutes. I may have them in my jail for a year or more ! They get to know me and sometimes hate me. If I ever run into one of these dirt bags out and about I just want to be ready if they decide to " repay an old grudge " !
I works for a long time as a police officer, and as an armed security guard. My opinion is this. A gun is a tool. There is no one gun that can fill all modern roles. Just as a pump pliers cant really fill in for a properly sized wrench. It may work... but the fit is far from perfect. There are guns that IMO are like the leatherman tool. Guns like the 1911, Smith "K" frame revolvers, Cold "D" frame revolvers, Browning HP, Ruger six series revolvers, and intermediate sized Glock pistols like the 19, and 23. These guns can fit in most roles. I'm sure there are others I have not considered.
Given a specific task, mission, or condition one firearm may be more practical than another. Often situations call for a second gun. I dont use the term back-up as thats only one role a second gun may take. My opinion is that if a man feel's that he needs a second gun... I'll not judge him. He probably does.
PS, at work, I don't just carry a handgun. haha I have a gun, 3 to 5 mags, an ASP, LE grade OC, and a 12 gauge, plus body armor. I don't play around working clubs and such.. those kids get drunk, and they get pretty crazy.
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You're on the naieve side.
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Your small piece of heaven in Idaho may be low on crime, but in Detroit the former Chief of police was robbed cutting his grass http://www.freep.com/article/2012050...ey-Knox-robbed
They shoot up police precincts
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Just because you never leave your back porch, doesn't mean the rest of the country is immune from evil.
@ OP: I carry one pistol and only 8 rounds of ammunition. I don't think that is overkill. On the other hand I do keep one in the pipe and the pistol on me just about everywhere I go (as long as it's legal). Bad guys aren't going to tell you the time and the place so it's better to be ready at all times.
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I am comfortable with what I carry and don't consider it overkill. A Walther PPS, a spare mag in the car and an S&W 36 as a BUG with a reload, all just in case. The world around us just seems to be getting more crazy. I don't go looking for trouble but I do need to be prepared if it comes my way. Use to carry most of the time - now it's anytime I leave the house.
I carry a glock 23 that fits my needs where I live it is hot here so wearing jeans for most of the year is out. I usually wear cargo short and a t shirt and the 23 fits nicely iwb. A person can carry as many as they want in my opinion if they feel they need it.