A different type of back up gun

A different type of back up gun

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    A different type of back up gun

    We have all seen the threads about carrying back up guns. I also know that just about everyone on this forum have multiple guns of various types. But I would like to propose another scenario.

    Say you carry a real gun like a Glock 19 or 26. Let's say "something" happens and you no longer have your main carry gun. Something could be a theft, confiscation, loss in a terrible boating accident, or something else. Do you have another Glock 19/26, a back up gun so to speak, to replace your main carry gun so you don't have to go out and purchase a new one?
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    The only gun I have in multiple exact copies is the LCP - I have two of them, and my wife has one. All three are configured exactly the same. The reason I have two is because, at times, I carry them both...like today. At other times it is a LCR + one LCP. Depends on pocket size and wardrobe for the day.
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    I believe in redundancy so my answer is yes I have multiple replacements for my EDC as well as my backups and long guns ............... but apparently no real guns as I no longer own any glocks.
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    My G23 is my backup gun. It backs up a Mossberg 500 Persuader.

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    Nope, no multiples for me
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    Ihave multiple .357 revolvers (but not the same type) and multiple M1 carbines
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    I have 3 S&W j-frames, slight variations (49, 649, 442). Grips on all 3 are the same. More because I like smith snubs, but I shoot them all the same. My primary carry is XD40sc though.
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    While I enjoy several EDC alternatives should my primary go MIA, it would not be an exact duplicate. Variety is the spice of life (*but don't mention to Mrs. Ghost Tracker that I said that).
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    No two of the same here. Multiple makes in multiple calibers.
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    I have exact duplicates of several of my carry guns including the G19....not because I am afraid of losing one, I just like them bunches.
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    Yes, I have multiples of all of my Glocks, but only because I've won three in the last two years in competition.

    If not for that, I would not worry about exact duplication. I would still have other carry pieces at the ready. As long as the MOA is relatively close AND you train with those others from time to time, you should have a fairly quick transition if you ever need to.
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    I use a Gen4 G22 with a light as my normal EDC. Sometimes, depending on what I'm carrying (backpack or briefcase) I'll have my Gen3 G22 as a backup, other times it's the G27 in an ankle holster. This way I only need to carry one type of spare magazine. The pistols aren't identical but I have the same sight setup on each pistol (fiber optic front and plain rear), they all point in a similar manner and after a little work (minor polishing) they have very similar triggers.

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    I have more than one skillet in the kitchen and more than one pot, so you can bet I have more than "one" EDC. Put another way, I dont' know if I have a "true" EDC, because I vary it frequently.
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    Not same gun but I do have multiple carry guns
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