BUG--what do you carry?

This is a discussion on BUG--what do you carry? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Pistoldoc I carry on body, appendix carry most of the time (I just got my CHL, so take "much of time" with ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pistoldoc View Post
    I carry on body, appendix carry most of the time (I just got my CHL, so take "much of time" with a grain of salt). I also carry using these: Concealment Compression Undershorts - The Well Armed Woman However, I've found myself wearing tunics to avoid printing. I plan to make use of blazers once it cools off. I'm still trying to work out the best carrying method for me (purse carry is a last resort).

    As far as the Shield....so far so good. I plan to hit up the range this weekend to continue breaking it in.
    Awesome! Congratulations on your permit and your decision to carry. I hope all goes well in your search and you find a good combination that suits you soon!

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    I always carry a BUG in the same caliber or larger than my primary weapon. I figure if I'm down to my backup gun,
    I am already in big trouble, and am gonna need more than a little .380 or .32.

    When I carry my Glock 26 or 19 as primarys I carry either a Keltec PF-9, Kahr CM9, Kahr CW9 or Bersa BP 9CC as my BUG.

    When I carry my Glock 23 or 27 as primarys I carry a Kahr CM40 or a Kahr CW40 as a second gun.


    This week it was a G27 IWB and Kahr CM40 in the right front pants pocket holster.




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    22 LR palm gun. I shoot right and left handed. You don't even know its there. Up close and personal BUG.
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    I prefer a revo. as a BUG; Smith 442. I carry it in an offside pocket, warm weather it is a pants pocket, cold weather it is in the pocket of whatever outer garment I am wearing for easier access than my AIWB carried gun.

    Good luck with your search.

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    This in my pocket.

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    S&W .38 J frames

    These are my favorite backup guns. They are more reliable than small automatics and their curved lines conceal more easily. You can wear them in a pocket, ankle, belt or belly band. You can even wear two of them and forget the "main" gun.

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    When I carry one of my Glocks I usually don't carry a BUG. As of late though, I usually carry either my Beretta 950 BS .25 or my new NAA .22 Magnum when I carry one of my revolvers, or other primary. I feel very comfortable either way, but have went totally Glock for some time now. I fell back in love with my G26 EXO after taking it and a few others to the range with my nephew a month or so ago; I find it really suits most all of my carry needs. Love that gun!
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    I used to carry a taurus TCP in a remora pocket holster in my right front pocket.

    The TCP started acting like a taurus so I sold it. Just started carrying my M&P all the time, even at work, started carrying a extra magazine instead. I like it alot better.

    Anyways, it was a good setup. If I decide to ever carry a BUG again it would be either a LCP or a S&W 442 pocket carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pogo2 View Post
    These are my favorite backup guns. They are more reliable than small automatics and their curved lines conceal more easily. You can wear them in a pocket, ankle, belt or belly band. You can even wear two of them and forget the "main" gun.

    Pogo, I like those grips. Are they from Altamont?

    I have both a 642 and 442 that would look great with the same grips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by First Sgt View Post
    Maybe I'm being too simplistic here, BUT, if you have the Shield (Sub compact) as a primary, why wouldn't you also use one as your BUG? You stated you were going to ankle carry. If you check the size parameters of the Shield vs something like the S&W 642, the Shield is actually smaller, tho weighs 5 oz. more. Once your muscle memory gets used to the Shield, it would only make sense to keep one as your BUG...Right size, right weight, right caliber, a weapon that you are accustomed to running.....Sounds like the stars are aligned to me.....I carry a G19 (Compact 9mm), but if I carry a BUG iit is my G26 (Subcompact 9mm)..JMO
    Hmmmm. You make a good point. The problem, of course, is finding a second Shield. Lol
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    Starting today...a Sig Sauer P238.



    Although, because of the nature of my workplace and the attire I have to wear, my BUG is really my primary. But you can bet than when conditions allow me to carry one of my larger firearms, the P238 will be riding shotgun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowercase View Post
    Pogo, I like those grips. Are they from Altamont?

    I have both a 642 and 442 that would look great with the same grips.
    Here is a link to the company that makes these grips in Altamont, Illinois:

    Handgun Grips | JFrame Round Butt = Smith Wesson

    Engineered Accessories | PO Box 215 | Altamont, IL 62411
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    A second Shield as a BUG offers a number of advantages, such as commonality of magazines, same manual of arms, same ammo, etc.

    However, before you go that route, make sure the weight is OK on your ankle. It is significantly heavier than some of the other options, like the LCR revolver. Everyone has different tolerances, so that is something you will have to decide for yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pistoldoc View Post
    Thanks for the advice!

    LOL @ your question about the cargo pants. Darnit, I work hard for my figure and I don't intend to hide it in cargo pants!
    How would you ankle carry then? I would also be careful carry in the small of your back if you get knocked down or fall that chunk of steel's gonna hurt.Take your time and find what you're comfortable with.

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