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    I messed up today

    So we were going "to town" to some shops, mall, out to eat, etc. and I decided I should swap out from my typical snubnose 38 in my pocket to my Xd40sc IWB. So I go to the safe, get the XD holstered and IWB, and we're off.

    As we are going about our business later in the day, I put my hand down in my right pocket and realize I still had the 442 in my pocket. In my haste, I forgot to remove it and put it in the safe when I holstered up with XD.

    So, I carried 2 guns today. That says something for the relative comfort or the degree to which I'm accustomed to carrying the 442 in my pocket.
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    I've never made a mistake that was to my benefit like you did. I thought at first you were going to say that you forgot to put the magazine in, lol. So now you can lay claim to another element to your namesake because you carried a BUG.
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    Is any laws on the books that would keep someone from carrying two handguns ?
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    Actually there is a lesson to learn. And one can now understand how one can get into serious trouble because "they forgot they had a gun with them."

    But at least this was no harm, no foul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by welder516 View Post
    Is any laws on the books that would keep someone from carrying two handguns ?
    Nope, not in Florida.

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    I think I understand your point Bug dude. If you would have left your snubby at the house and needed a gun, your muscle memory would have taken you to your pocket instead of your waist band.
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    If only all of our mistakes were as benign as yours was.

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    The permits in a couple nanny states are specific to one gun by model & serial number, and that gun only. Seems like maybe CA and / or NJ, but this is based on a very distant and feeble memory. I know some one out there can confirm or correct me.
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    In New Mexico, you can only carry one concealed gun.
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    Thats not so bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by GH View Post
    I've never made a mistake that was to my benefit like you did. I thought at first you were going to say that you forgot to put the magazine in, lol. So now you can lay claim to another element to your namesake because you carried a BUG.
    Hate to admit it but just last week I went out armed with my 642 and it was not until I got back home that I realized I had unloaded it the day before and had not reloaded. Luckily I was only embarressed.

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    If you were shopping and going out to eat I hope you remembered your wallet.
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    One of the risks of swapping the guns we carry and changing how/where we carry is this sort of situation. Could be worse. Downside is, if unaware the holstered gun was there, am assuming you were also unaware whether you had spare rounds available for that gun as well.

    Good example, though, of how light and unobtrusive these little S&W snubbies can be.
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    I had taken my speed loaders out of my left pocket holster and put two extra mags for the XD in it. Forgot to remove the right pocket holster. I'm so used to carrying the 442 and it is so light and easy to carry I forgot it was there. I just don't like forgetting anything when it comes to carrying. I was not aware of where it was...luckily it was fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    So, I carried 2 guns today. That says something for the relative comfort or the degree to which I'm accustomed to carrying the 442 in my pocket.
    I'll tell you though, in the general scheme of "messing up," I'd rather have "one too many" than "one too few."

    Look at it this way: At least "messing up" didn't involve a ND!
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