This is a discussion on How many guns is too many to carry? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Carry a Glock, then you know it will be reliable and you won't need to go to a second, or third option....
Carry a Glock, then you know it will be reliable and you won't need to go to a second, or third option.
Crimes are increasingly occurring with two or more armed thugs. It would be nice to have a few extra guns to pass off to friends if things got bad. I have several friends that shoot, and are familiar with guns, but don't carry every day. Paranoid or prepared? Start thinking outside the box, if you don't your becoming a sheep with a gun...
For me it is 6. I think four pistols, a shotgun, and a rifle are just about right.
One primary and one BUG is plenty for me, with one or two extra magazines for the primary.
"I've run across shooting after shooting where the defender shot a violent aggressor with a .380 and did little to immediately stop his depredations. A good hollow point load in 9mm or .38 Special will, historically, end lethal assaults more quickly."
~ Massad Ayoob
I just reviwed my Copy of Blue Steel and Gunleather by John Bianchi( 1978).
On page 81 it shows him carrying/concealing a total of 12 guns and a statement
This was before the mini guns that we have today Kel-Tec/Ruger" it is possible to carryto carry up to 16 guns before body space starts to run out"
Hmm, lets see, 1 OWB strong side, 1 OBW weak side(cross draw) 1 in a smart carry, slightly off center, in front,1 in a smart carry centered in the back, 1 in a shoulder holster, 1 in an ankle holster, and one in a pocket, would that be too much for someone 5'4" 125 lbs?
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Definitely some varied opinions. Most of us are preaparing for an incident which mey never occur, but we are willing to be prepared? I can't say we can be too prepared. So to each his own.
I think the idea of carrying platforms with interchangeable magazines would be advantageous. I am not sure what I could ankle carry, pocket carry, and hip carry that have interchangeable mags and would fit each position. Perhaps there is a market there for a trio of pistols (I am thinking thinner than glock/xd).
Andy Stanford does say it is often faster to get to a backup gun rather than clear a malfunction or reload... something to think about.
There's definitely some mall ninja Gecko45 types here.
I only carry 1........G26 or G19 w/spare mag
sometimes my Kimber Crimson Ultra Carry 11(normally nitestand gun)w/reload
I beleive it is an individual thing..................what ever you are comfortable with.
As long as you are always armed JMO
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