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    I use the terms this way:
    BUG = Back up gun to primary, a second smaller concealed weapon to be used mainly if there is an issue with my larger primary CCW such as it runs dry, jams, is inaccessible or my right side is injured. I carry a Smith 442 in my left front pocket as my usual BUG.
    NYReload = a BUG that is not in any way less than my primary; either an identical weapon to my CCW or one that wouldn't be less functional to my primary. Example: A Sig P229 would be a primary with Smith 442 as BUG. A Colt 1911 as primary with a XD service .40 as a New York Reload.
    To have a smaller secondary gun to be carried by itself when a typical CCW weapon is too big I call a deep concealment gun, not a BUG.


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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew03 View Post
    To have a smaller secondary gun to be carried by itself when a typical CCW weapon is too big I call a deep concealment gun, not a BUG.
    Thank You. So far this is the only intelligible response to the original question.

    So I may have been using the term incorrectly when I've called my little .380 to be my BUG because I have never ever ever carried more than one gun on my person at a time.
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    Then there's the BUBUG, which is the back-up to your back-up gun.
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    And the BEDBUG, which is a smaller back-up to the nightstand gun.
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    Wait, what?!? I thought a back up gun was for when driving in reverse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adric22 View Post
    OK, I realize it stands for Back Up Gun, but I see the word used often in two different contexts.. or at least I think I do. That is why I wanted to clarify.

    Would you consider the word BUG to always indicate a second gun being carried along with a primary gun?

    Or would you consider it to mean that when you can't carry your primary for whatever reason, you grab the BUG instead?

    Or can it mean either one of these things?
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    Whatever you want to call it, I've always called it unnecessary weight for me to carry around.
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    How times change..... to us old timers,

    Bug, meant a small pocket gun.

    Back-up, was just that ... a back up to the primary carried weapon.

    But, as you can see, it's gotten more and more confused in terms of what people mean when they use the terms. I think we kept it much simpler.
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    Cool

    Thank You. So far this is the only intelligible response to the original question. {QUOTE} adric22

    And the rest of the responses were unintelligible ?

    Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    Thank You. So far this is the only intelligible response to the original question. {QUOTE} adric22

    And the rest of the responses were unintelligible ?

    Sorry.

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    I consider my "BUG" to be my last resort gun (the one that if I should either have a catastrophic failure of my Primary, or I'm out of ammo (highly unlikely as I carry at least 3-4 reloads depending on what type of primary I carry) and I'm on the ground, and about to be vaporized by the BG. I tend this "BUG" to be small in the 380-9mm class, and enough to hide in my pocket or in my boot area.
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    To my way of thinking the BUG is simply a second gun that you are carrying. And it's the gun that you do not plan on using first. It's not a BUG if it's the only gun you have on you. Then it's a primary.

    I rarely carry a BUG. Only if I'm carrying a snubby as my primary. I've never gotten very good at reloading a j frame.
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