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Yes, it's the same caliber as my everyday carry
Yes, but it's a different caliber than my everyday carry
No, but I'm thinking about it
Beretta nano as a bug and a m&p 40 fs for a ccw .
Thanks for all of the responses so far!
To those who BUG a subcompact Glock (26, 27, etc.), where do you carry it? I've heard they're too big for pocket carry but maybe ya'll have large pockets. Or ankle holsters. :D
At this moment, I don't carry a BUG. BUT, I have though about it a lot. In the winter, I carry a G19 and spare mag. So, I'd probably carry my G26 in a Galco Ankle Glove as BUG.
In the summer, in shorts mostly, I usually just carry a PM9 IWB and spare mag. I have thought about CM9 in my weak side front pocket though.
I'm in the train of thought that you should carry the same platform in which the mags are interchangeable at least one way...
On a side note, I've also thought about the PM9 in an Ankle Glove for business attire too. I have a hard time dressing around the gun in business attire.
EDC = G27
BUG = 442
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If I lived in a state where I was constantly in coats it would be more feasible for me I think, but being in AZ I find that my sweat glands can only handle one gun. Maybe that will change as I age.
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On occasion I will add a Smith 442 to my usual G23 EDC. Most frequently it is because I am wearing heavy or multiple cover garments that restrict access to my EDC. In that case I carry the J frame in my offside coat pocket. I always take two guns if I am going somewhere distant or on an over night stay, one carried AIWB, (my usual carry), and the second in a bag or the glove box.
Always carry my LC9 as a BUG. Either pocket carry or cross draw in a crossbreed IWB.
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No BUG for me, but if I saw the need for one, I'd probably carry a small frame revolver.
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In the summer I sometimes strap a 45/410 Derringer to my knee brace, with with normal shorts you don't ever see it. CCW is usually a 40 Cal in the style like glock, S&W M&P, S&D or even my sig 239 (in summer time I live in Texas so that is 10-11 months out of the year) I've also tested the J frame S&W air weight in 38 very light bug gun.
small J frame in ankle at times not all the time. different caliber
I also have the NAA 22magLR but I have not used it as bug yet.
Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.
I dont. G27 is my only carry with no BUG. Only carry a couple extra mags unless I the Xgrip mag in,in that case just it
I chose yes, but the correct answer is sometimes.
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If I were living in new york. The question wouldn't be do I? But how many?