What's your carry routine?

What's your carry routine?

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    What's your carry routine?

    Hi,

    Just starting to carry and I'm curious about everyone's carry routine and how to create one of my own. Keep in mind I have a 6 yr old and a 4 yr old.

    What I mean about a carry routine is something like the following:
    1. Wake up, Remove loaded gun from gun safe in closet
    2. Place on person
    3. If office doesn't permit, place in car (what would you use?)
    4. .....
    5. Profit

    You get the picture.

    Thanks.
    Paul
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    Well, my "leaving my CCW on the table" won't be much help to you...
    My CCW is never under lock and key, unless it is in my car in the center-of-mass "gun safe".

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    Wakeup, take shower, put on clothes, strap gun that was on nightstand onto right hip, go to work, come home, eat dinner, watch some tv, go upstairs to bed, remove gun from belt and place on night stand, go to sleep. Repeat.
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    Wake up, get dressed, take gun from nightstand and drop into a crossbreed supertuck deluxe, then head to work, get home, remove holster and gun and put back on nightstand to rest for another long day, change into comfy clothes, clip on keltec pf-9 in el cheapo nylon holster for the rest of the evening activities.(which usually consist of food, shower, tv and bed)

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    Until I'm no longer stationed in California...

    Wake up.
    Look at gun and holster.
    Start thinking wishfully.

    When I'm home on leave or when I get out
    Wake up
    Take gun off nightstand
    Place in holster.
    Remove from holster
    Place on nightstand
    Go to sleep
    -Ryan

    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

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    I don't usually carry on-the-body while in the house (though it's always within a step or two and there's another one by the front door) but I don't walk outside (even to check the mail) w/o it.
    "Being a predator isn't always comfortable but the only other option is to be prey. That is not an acceptable option." ~Phil Messina

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    I used to lock my CCW gun in my safe during the night. I've also got a 6 year old son at home. I have been having problems with a Sob-in-law that run off with the wife of a soldier in Iraq and kicked my daughter out of their house. (owned by his family). I now wear my gun from the time I get up till I go to bed where I place my M-6 flashlight/laser on it in the drawer next to the bed. I want the ability to instantly get my hands on my gun and identify my target. Other wise I don't go anywhere (except the hospital yesterday) without my gun. Right now I'm carrying with a smartcarry holster and that gives me the ability to carry and extra magazine. I used to not carry an extra magazine but I am now. I hope my daughters soon to be ex husband is not crazy and figure he will get his when the other husband comes home from Iraq. In the mean time I will not be without my gun. Oh I do take the M-6 off in the morning as my Sig will not fit in the Crossbreed holster or the smart carry holster with it attached.
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    It's very unusual for me not to have one on my hip whether at home or out and about. If I'm in my bathrobe I try to have one within arms length. If I'm in bed it and sometimes two of "it" are on the night stand. If the grandkids are comming over I will unload and put away anything that I am not wearing. I am self employed so the at work thing doesn't apply. Also, I have seen post about different locations and should you leave the gun behind. I don't leave it behind. I know that I am not the threat and if the threat shows up I am not going down without a fight.

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    1. Wake up
    2. S.S.S. (Third S optional, now I am retired)
    3. Dress
    4. Take gun off nightstand (or maybe swap for a gun from the safe --according to what wearing and doing that day)
    5. Place in holster
    6. Take spare mags off nightstand or from safe
    7. Place mags in carrying place (change according to what wearing and doing that day and/or gun carried)
    8. Do whatever
    9. Remove from holster
    10. Check it over, brush it off, maybe run a snake through the barrel or a touch of CLP
    11. Place on nightstand (or swap for a gun from the safe)
    12. Ditto extra mags
    13. Go to sleep, hopefully

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    My routine varies way too much to list.

    Basically my weapon resides in a mattress holster at night, sits close at hand until I get dressed and then spends the rest of it's time in my VM-II on my side both at home and away.
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C9H13NO3 View Post
    Until I'm no longer stationed in California...

    Wake up.
    Look at gun and holster.
    Start thinking wishfully.

    When I'm home on leave or when I get out
    Wake up
    Take gun off nightstand
    Place in holster.
    Remove from holster
    Place on nightstand
    Go to sleep
    I love it!!!!
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    I basically wear mine 24/7/365 - never take it off except when showering, and then it's hanging on a hook in arm's reach.
    Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other"
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    5. Profit....what does that mean?
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    make money? about the only thing i can think of :)

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    1. wake up
    2. take gun off nightstand, take it to the bathroom
    3. shower
    4. get dressed gun goes on my belt
    5. work
    6. come home - gun either stays on or is on my table
    7. gun on nightstand
    8. Sleep

    The safest place for your gun is on your body, thats why it stays with me much as I can. If you have kids invest in a lockbox or safe.

    Good luck
    I believe in gun control...... Thats why I use TWO hands.

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