Do you have a set distance from home in which you feel you need to pack the big boys? 125mi? 200?
I've made a few 200+ mi trips with just my M&P 40c, extra mags along with three boxes and a bag of ammo. I used to pack my 870 in the trunk but haven't done so for awhile. I figured I would find a long gun along the way if the world went to hell.
What say you all?