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If You Are a Civilian Do You Carry a Backup Gun?

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    If you are a civilian do you carry a backup gun?
    Religiously.

    I don't plan on having a flat tire or an accident, but I still carry a spare and insurance.

    Here's another good reason to;
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    Someone correct me if i'm wrong, but in Ohio, with a permit, you are only allowed to carry one handgun concealed at a time.

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    Whenever I use my Sig-Tac vest as my cover garment, I'm usually carrying my XD 45 in my IWB strong side, and I carry my Glock 26 in a pocket holster in the left inner pocket. It's not only nice to have the security of a backup, but when driving, it is very difficult to pull your gun from an IWB, or any belt holster. It's much easier to draw my Glock from the vest. While my preferred method of self defence in a car with the motor running is to leave, it may not be possible.

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    Not all the time, but I do a good chunk of the time.
    "[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
    They are left in full possession of them."

    Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." ~Alexander Hamilton

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    I never have. Too cumbersome for me.

    Am perfectly okay with other people doing so, however.

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    just when the wife is packing

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    When working, I always so. For a number of yrs, I typically didn't off-duty (& I've always had a 442 &/or Glock 26). Nowadays, since picking up a Kel-Tec P-32, I find myself carrying it all the time as a BUG to whatever I carry (Kahr PM9 or G-19).

    I used to almost NEVER wear a gun while in the house, but I almost always do now.
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    Most of the time. The Keltec .380 is just too easy to carry in a pocket not to have it. As far as the Keltec being the backup, it in all reality has a good chance of being the primary. Chances are real good I may already have my hand in my pocket, thus making this the first gun drawn, fighting with a mouse-gun to buy time to access the g26 (bigger mouse gun)on my hip. That sequence may not be everybody's ideal, but it is my reality.

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    Occasionally.
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdsumner View Post
    Most of the time. The Keltec .380 is just too easy to carry in a pocket not to have it. As far as the Keltec being the backup, it in all reality has a good chance of being the primary. Chances are real good I may already have my hand in my pocket, thus making this the first gun drawn, fighting with a mouse-gun to buy time to access the g26 (bigger mouse gun)on my hip. That sequence may not be everybody's ideal, but it is my reality.

    Dan
    Exactly! Although I pocket carry a P-32, it just may be the 1st drawn only because having your hand in your pocket is such a natural gesture & doesn't/shouldn't raise any suspicions ('till it's too late) by the BG.

    Having said that, though, I appendix carry my G-19 or PM9, so it's quick to access, but my hand's constantly on the grip of the K-T.
    "Use human means as though divine ones didn't exist, and divine means as though there were no human ones." Baltasar Gracian
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    Depends on where I'm going. Most places in and around my town are fairly safe but there are several areas where I wouldn't want to be caught short - therefore occasionally.
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    Always, G23 OWB J frame left front pocket.
    "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
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    A good portion of the time I pocket carry with my main on my hip iwb.
    ...He suggested that "every American citizen" should own a rifle and train with it on firing ranges "at every courthouse." -Chesty Puller

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    Yes,I always pack a bug.Either my J frame or my P3AT.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    I have sometimes carried two airweight J frames.

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