Do you carry at home?

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    Do you carry at home?

    I have talked with friends that have about a dozen guns loaded and hid around his home. His thinking is I don't have to carry at home because I am always near a gun..

    I have also talked with friends that get home, put their smaller carry gun away, and strap on their big (I challenge you to break in my house) gun.

    I can not hide guns around the house, because of my kids, that would be very unsafe for everyone. So I have to carry. But, how should I carry?

    I like to get comfortable when I get home. I put on elastic waist shorts for lounging or working in yard. It is kind of hard to support my PX4C in my SuperTuk with just elastic.

    But I would like to keep the gun hid, especially if I am going outside. Do I consider a pocket carry (will be obvious), and Smart Carry style (3 speed), or a elastic chest under arm holster?

    Or, not worry about it and put the gun back in my safe and hope I can get to it if something bad happens?

    I could always go with another gun, like a Glock Gen 4 26, but, that is almost the same size and weight as my incomparable PX4C. And why would I want to go to the Dark Side and get a Glock?
    Personally, I would like to stay with 9mm.
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    I'm sorry....I sat down to respond to your question and got jabbed in the ribs by my Glock....the a 1911 on the other hip, then the SP101 on my ankle shifted on me, and as I bent over to fix that my S&W 686 swung forward in the shoulder rig and popped me in the chin, and when I tossed my head back in pain I hit the back of my head on the butt stock of my M4. So what were you asking again????
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    Get a Kangaroo Carry Holster. IMO the most comfortable and best for concealment.
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    OP it is personal preference as to carry at home or not. To answer your question. Yes I do....
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    Yep sure do all day every day - bad guys have NO problem hitting your home- no reason to pretend otherwise IMO
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    I have a CEWS installed (Canine Early Warning System). Will most likely have the 60 seconds required to arm myself. If not, then it's a ten man, Russian hit squad coming for me, and only an Iron Man suit will save me.
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    I carry the same gun all day. Whatever I put on in the morning is what I'll take off at night.
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    Yup, I carry while at home. I OC though as it's a lot more comfortable when lounging/working in the yard.

    For lounge wear carry (basketball shorts, sweats, whatever), you could always get a smaller (lighter) gun and a tuckable so no loops being present wouldn't be a problem or a pocket holster.
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    I carry all day, every day. My gun safe is in my master closet which is on the 2nd floor and I spend days in my office next to the front door on the 1st floor. I have small children as well, so I am not leaving a gun(s) around and frankly I never liked that idea anyway for a number of reasons.

    I have 3 different ways of carrying when home: 1) Remora holster tucked into shorts or sweatpants; 2) my standard Ozarks Holster Co IWB hybrid; and 3) a Pistol Wear holster. I recently ordered a Brommeland OWB holster to try during the summer with cargo shorts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redwilson View Post
    Get a Kangaroo Carry Holster. IMO the most comfortable and best for concealment.
    Does the Kangaroo offer sweat protection for the gun? Down here, it hits about 300 degrees (at least it feels that hot) and I start sweating at 70 degrees)
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    Yep sure do. Most of the day I'm not able to carry because of company policy but as soon as I get home the Old Faithful holster gets put on for two reasons, one the obvious defense purpose and two I find that if I go too long with not wearing a holster (iwb) it is initially uncomfortable when I do again. Not a big deal as it quickly "settles" in and seems to disappear, thank you Old Faithful, but when initially put on I'm fiddling with it not so when I wear it daily.
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    Always have my P226 by my side in my OWB Galco Fletch when at home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyD View Post
    I carry all day, every day. My gun safe is in my master closet which is on the 2nd floor and I spend days in my office next to the front door on the 1st floor. I have small children as well, so I am not leaving a gun(s) around and frankly I never liked that idea anyway for a number of reasons.

    I have 3 different ways of carrying when home: 1) Remora holster tucked into shorts or sweatpants; 2) my standard Ozarks Holster Co IWB hybrid; and 3) a Pistol Wear holster. I recently ordered a Brommeland OWB holster to try during the summer with cargo shorts.
    What pistol do you use in the remora? How does it work with shorts and sweatpants?

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    One of my 1911s goes on my hip when I get dressed and one of my BUGs goes in my pocket. They go on the nightstand when I go to bed.
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