Backup carry weapon

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    Backup carry weapon

    Ok we have a thread for what you carry as a primary weapon, but what do you do and what is your secondary choice if something happens to your primary weapon.

    While I wait for my Glock 36 recoil spring to come in the mail I have been carrying my EAA Witness 9mm

    or if you carry two weapons on your person or in your vehicle, what is it?

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    I will tell you what my Off-Duty Carry Combination is:

    Primary: S&W 22-4
    BUG: S&W 442

    That's for 99.9% of all carry situations. The other 0.1% of the time it's:

    Primary: Glock 19
    BUG: Kahr PM9

    I really like the N-Frame and with an IWB Holster or a real good OWB it conceals just fine.

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    I carry an AMT in .38 Super, in my car I keep an EAA Witness in .38 Super.
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    I have many to chose from, but I'll default to my Sig P239/.357 Sig.
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    Either Glock 19 or glock 26 as primary, and the Kahr PM9 as backup, with the S&W 642 being my car gun. This combination seems to work best for me, although it gets a little heavy sometimes.
    Gun control is hitting what you aim at...

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    S&W 649 is the back up for a Glock of one flavor or another.

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    My secondary is either my Glock 27 or my S&W 640.
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    G30 is my primary, I can use my Keltec 9 as a bug
    if something happens to the G30 then my HK45 is my primary, but most of the time its my extra car weapon and my nightstand friend at the house
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    If something happens to your primary weapon I plan on RUNNING!!!
    Be Observant and Be Safe.

    Current: S&W 442, Springfield XD9sc, XDm9, and Glock G26, G19, G23C,
    and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
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    I carry either a Kimber Ultra, or a Glock-36...
    Now one of the above is always on my side, and the other may or may not be in my car or on my coffee table.
    If I carry a BUG which is seldom, one of the above is the EDC and my KelTec P-3AT is 'secondary' (tucked in a front pocked).
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    I have two Guardians looking over me, as well as a safe full of other Primary possibilities, these two share the BUG slots.
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    While on duty as a Police Officer my primary weapon is a Glock 23 with a S&W 640 as a BUG.

    Off-duty is usually a Kahr P40 in the summer. Sometimes I will carry a Keltec P3AT as its BUG.

    Off-duty in the cooler months it is either my G23 or my G27 with either my S&W 640, 60 or P3AT as a BUG.

    I ALWAYS carry a BUG while working. Off-duty I carry a BUG in shady areas.
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    Nice Twins...

    Quote Originally Posted by NCHornet View Post


    I have two Guardians looking over me, as well as a safe full of other Primary possibilities, these two share the BUG slots.

    Reminds me of the movie..."Twins"...Danny & Ah'nold...
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    Primary:HK USP40 Secondary :Beretta 380

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