How many hours a day do you carry?

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View Poll Results: How many (waking) hours do you carry

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  • 1 hour

    3 1.37%
  • 2 hours

    4 1.83%
  • 3 hours

    6 2.74%
  • 4 hours

    13 5.94%
  • 5 hours

    8 3.65%
  • 6 hours

    9 4.11%
  • 7 hours

    8 3.65%
  • 8 hours

    16 7.31%
  • 9 hours

    2 0.91%
  • 10 hours

    25 11.42%
  • 11 hours

    4 1.83%
  • 12 hours

    22 10.05%
  • 13 hours

    9 4.11%
  • 14 hours

    18 8.22%
  • 15 hours

    11 5.02%
  • 16 hours

    61 27.85%
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    workin on base will keep my average down. off base...all the time.
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    This is one of the closest polls I've ever seen! Makes me happy we're not all clones.

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    16+ I'm out of bed I'm carrying.
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    I chose 16 hours, which is a bit of a stretch really. If I don't have school that day it's true.

    If I do have school that day I would have to subtract 4 or 8 hours depending on the day.
    "You can't shake the devils hand and say you were only kidding"

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    It's hard to say for me, but if I'm out, I carry.
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    I carry all waking hours, except shortly after rising when I check email and shower. But a gun is close by.... and even closer when I'm sleeping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devo6684 View Post
    I, too, cannot carry at work and to top it off, it is against policy to even have a weapon in my vehicle- even in a lock box while on company property. That being said, I only carry when running errands after I return home from work. On the weekends I average 7 hours a day. I selected 3 hours on the poll as this is my daily average for the week.
    I'm in the same boat. Can't have anything on company property, but I pretty much carry from the time I get home til bedtime and all day on the weekends.
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    If my pants are on I am armed, I would say at least 16hrs. Sometimes more, for example the other day I fell asleep on the couch and was there for about 6 hrs, so that day I was armed 24hrs. I usually only sleep about six hours so actually as an average I am armed 18hrs a day and the other 6 there is a pistol under my head.

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    Since I retired, as soon as my jeans go on, the pistol goes into the holster. At night, it's on the bedside table. When I'm lounging around, there's one beside the couch and another in a drawer of the computer desk.

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    I only sleep about 4-6 hours a day. I have my gun on me all day, and when I'm not wearing it, it's sitting next to me within a foot. When I sleep, I have two guns within arms reach. If I get up, I put it on before I even go to the bathroom. I put 16 because I couldn't put any more than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Alte View Post
    I carry close to 4 hours per day - since I'm retired and at home most of the day there is little reason to carry but believe me I'm not far from one. I used to carry all day 6 days a week.
    I recently cahnged my attitude regarding carrying at home.

    I work from home, but a home invasion is a real threat and it only takes 1-2 seconds to break down a door, ask my neighbors in a NICE & SAFE part of town. That only gives me time to draw - not reach into a drawer or chamber a round into the pump 12 ga.

    Of course many of our situations and responsibilities vary.
    Being the sole providor & protector (with God's guidance) of my two grandchildren, I feel I would be ir-responsible if not prepared 24/7/365

    I carry at home now and feel much better for it.
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    I carry on in the morning on the way to work... then after work until I get home ... I take it off but it is never farther than 2 steps from me while at home. I live alone for the time being so no issues there. Any time I leave the office/house it is back on!


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    cant really answer this one. depends on the day and what im doing
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    I'm one of the fortunate folks who work at a relatively small company with no policy. I've brought up firearm ownership before with no negative comments, both the owner and manager are active hunters.
    Only time I'm not carrying is gov't buildings, which I mainly find myself in when I buy a new handgun. Go figure.

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