June 17th, 2007 10:44 AM
Not Always Easy, But Do It Anyway
When I made a personal commitment to carry a gun whenever I leave the house, I meant it, even when it’s not convenient. Yesterday I was up on an extension ladder pressure washing mildew from the vinyl siding on the North side of the house. I was soaking wet but the Glock was with me.
Last weekend I was in the crawlspace under the house, scoping out the location of a plumbing cleanout. Mr. Glock and I both bounced our heads off of quite a few floor joists as we belly crawled through that job.
Earlier, I had helped a friend clean his gutters (he’s afraid of heights and ladders). I made sure to double check how my cover shirt hung before I went over there, because I knew he was going to be standing 20 feet below me looking up. He gave no indication that he ever made me.
Tucker's “The Answer” IWB holster always held onto the gun.
June 17th, 2007 10:49 AM
Do you shower with Mr. Glock?
June 17th, 2007 11:15 AM
It's a real commitment that's for sure.
Sounds like you have taken it very seriously. Good job.
June 17th, 2007 11:17 AM
Yeah, but it's hard to get all or the shampoo out of the hollowpoints.
June 17th, 2007 11:24 AM
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier
and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the
love and thanks of man and woman."
-- Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776)
June 17th, 2007 11:28 AM
I too work mostly outside (sweatn my tail off), I do some pressurewashing and spend time on ladders amongst other non-fun things. I carry my 642 everyday. I found some shorts I can wear that hides my gun rather well in the pocket. I havent found a time yet that I couldnt carry. Between IWB, OWB , pocket carry ,Smartcarry and a Shoulder type holster, I find a way...
June 17th, 2007 11:42 AM
If I walk out the door I'm carrying a gun and it stays on me everywhere except for the rare occasions when I go somewhere with metal-detectors.
I'm reminded of a quote that says something like: "If you do not carry your gun, you are choosing to be a sheep, hoping the wolf doesn't come that day."
"Being a predator isn't always comfortable but the only other option is to be prey. That is not an acceptable option." ~Phil Messina
If you carry in Condition 3, you have two empty chambers. One in the weapon...the other between your ears.
June 17th, 2007 01:16 PM
Not Always Easy
Good for you.
June 17th, 2007 01:40 PM
I agree. Great reminder of the whole point of the exercise: go armed ... always.
Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos)
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June 17th, 2007 01:49 PM
Me too - doesn't matter what I am doing, where legal - it is there even if a mild inconvenience due to activity.
When super hot (like today) - it is so, so tempting to take it off if out, because it saves that extra layer of the vest or light shirt - but there it stays. Has to - I cannot predict that one time I might really need it but hopefully never.
Chris - P95
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June 17th, 2007 02:47 PM
I will admit that I've been known to check the mail or get the newspaper without putting the pistol on my hip. I suppose that is something I should consider changing- or at least dumping the Kel Tec in a pocket.
"The only people I like besides my wife and children are Marines."
- Lt. Col. Oliver North
June 17th, 2007 02:53 PM
Ditto.....see below for my motto.
Police Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Carbine Rifle and Taser Instructor
NRA Life Member
It is better to have your gun and not need it, than to need it and not have it!
You cannot choose the conditions for a gunfight, so train in all conditions!
June 17th, 2007 03:18 PM
I live in a rural area, I dont take my gun to check the mail.
Originally Posted by Echo_Four
June 17th, 2007 04:00 PM
I always have something on me...that's one reason I like the P-3AT! For a quick trip anywhere, one can at least have .380 power readily available...not the normal .45, but much better than, "Please don't hurt me?"
Stay armed...24/7...stay safe!
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June 17th, 2007 04:59 PM
I too, live in a rural area but I go ARMED to check the mail. The box is half mile away!
Originally Posted by robere
Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.-Seneca
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