Carrying....around the house?

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    JCHoo - That was a good read. Should be mandatory study.

    I carry 24/7 - even on the lawn tractor
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    Especially at home......
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    Nope, but usually have something handy. Also have 2 large, loud dogs
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    I did carry around the house about 75% of the time until the last couple of months. Had a medical situation that requires me to wear an additional belt which blocks access to my IWB, so I'm not carrying at the moment. In the next week or so, I get a new prosthesis (i.e. left "RoboLeg") that won't require a belt, so I intend to start carrying around the house again... Always lots of home invasions in the news in the area where I live, and I intend to be armed if some bozos bust in the door...
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    Absolutely. 24/7 where its legal.

    I generally carry my S&W640 in my front strongside pocket. Don't really notice it. It doesn't weigh me down, poke into me or anything else unpleasant.

    If I'm sitting around the house in gym trunks (a scary sight, but that's another story ), and the gun doesn't fit the pockets or there are no pockets, I use a belly bag.

    Sad thing is, I have to go into the District of Crime this afternoon. Have to make due without my buddy.
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    If I'm not actually carrying, my weapon is close at hand. No kids to worry about but my wife hates it!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG View Post
    Sad thing is, I have to go into the District of Crime this afternoon. Have to make due without my buddy.
    Mmm...Yes, of course, all laws must be followed...

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    2. Concealed means covert.

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    Like someone earlier posted, if I have my pants and a belt on then I have my gun in my IWB holster on me. When I'm lounging in my office, I have a gun near me and if I get up to go downstairs, I usually bring it down with me. Maybe some would say that's being paranoid but I don't think so. I didn't buy the gun to leave it someplace that I couldn't use it. And with my bad luck, the one time I do need it, I'd be nowhere near it.
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    I carry literally 24/7 where legal.

    The only exeption is while showering, and then it's on a hook in arm's reach behind a locked bathroom door.

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    Sometimes. Usually I have my 642 within reach, mainly so if anyone knocks on my door I can stick it in my pocket quickly......

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    I think that I remember a thread lilke this one being posted some time ago.

    I carry 24/7. Right now I have on a G23, spare mag, and a Surefire E2e.

    Remington 870 also fully loaded and easy to get to.

    I believe it was one of those wildest police videos were I saw a clip of an off-duty correction officer cooking breakfast for his twin sons when some skell burst into his home. Unfortunately, the CO was just wearing sweatpants. Luckily the skell allowed him to let his sons leave. Then the local PD shot tear gas through the window, the CO wrestled with the skell briefly until PD was able to take the door and apprehend the skell.

    Even though this one turned out OK, he may have prevented the whole scenario had he been carrying.
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    Almost always on me, and if it's not on me, it's very close by. I also carry when I'm out in my shop or garden. I have a Rossi 462 (.357 magnum). It can get a little heavy but it's comforting to know it's there.

    For those who think living in a rural area is safer, you may want to think again. I live in a rural area. Across our drive are three small rental houses where the renters seem to rent for a month or so then move on. One batch of renters was apparently making meth. Just week before last, four sheriff's detectives and two deputies searched the house and hauled one woman away in handcuffs. Shortly after they were done, the fire department showed up with a hazmat truck and a couple of engines and spent an hour or so decontaminating "something," I'm not sure what. It's been a lot quieter lately, so several of them must of gone to jail or left the area.

    There have also been a couple of major marijuana busts in this area.

    I like living in the country, and I would recommend it, but I don't think it's any safer than in town. Besides, police response will take longer. And, if you don't have neighbors close by to help keep an eye on things, the response could be a lot longer.

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    For those who think living in a rural area is safer, you may want to think again. I live in a rural area. Across our drive are three small rental houses where the renters seem to rent for a month or so then move on.
    My wife and I are planning to move someplace rural in a few years. I also have a lot of family that lives in a rural area. One thing I've never understood about many rural dwellers, however, is why they live in close proximity to other houses. Wherever we end up moving, there absolutely will NOT be any neighbors within view; I don't even want to be able to see the road. What's the friggin' point of moving out to the sticks if you have to stare at a bunch of neighbors when you go out your front door?

    If I have to deal with neighbors, I might as well live in the city.

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    When I'm in the house, not very often but I have one close at hand. (no kids otherwise I'd do something different.)
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