Do you disarm when you get home?

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    Since I can't carry at work or leave it secured in my car, I don't carry until I get home. I don't usually have it on my person but always have something in reach and out of reach of my 2 year old. When I leave the house otherwise, it's on me. When I answer the front door, it's on me and one hand on it.

    And I live in what one would consider a good, safe neighborhood.

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    right now im sitting at the comp with my pistol on my hip and 2 spare mags on the other hip.
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    I switch out my EDC (Glock 23) to my HD gun (Glock 35 with 6 inch 357 sig conversion barrel). I wear my beltman mtac combo around the house even with shorts and a tee shirt.

    I also, always carry when working around the house, washing car/truck, cutting grass etc...

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    The only time I do not carry is when I an going to work, at work and coming home from work. As soon as I get home, I change close and put my gun in my holster.

    Since Sept 29th, I am also allowed to bring firearms on a company parking lot, but since I have a motorcycle, I do not have a way to secure my gun, so I do not bring it.
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    I live in a small 2/1 condo but I don't carry when there. The place is small enough, I've already tried some drills (had roommate 'kick' open door when I was on the living room. I bolted across living room, dove onto bed and grabbed gun. From 'invasion' to me having my hand on my weapon, 3.5 seconds. It took me 1.5 seconds to get up and clear across living room, (basically out of sight from invader). I keep the blinds closed most of the time, so unless they are a commando, I think I'll be just fine. If they are a commando, I don't imagine I'll even hear anything...

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    The first thing I do when I get home from school is put on the Glock, and it comes off when I go to bed...it sleeps next to me on the nightstand.
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    I place whatever I carried that day within arms reach of where I am at in the house....on the coffee table, computer table, nightstand....etc. So....disarmed no......weapon within reach.....YES.
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    Actually, I get out a bigger gun.
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    I continue wearing it until I change into night clothes or it gets uncomfortable. After that it's within arm's reach.

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    100% of home invasions happen in the home :P i dont disarm unless im in the shower lol
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    My uncle has not disarmed in over 8 years.

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    Yes and no........

    Like Ram Rod, if I'm home for awhile it comes off but kept close by. It also depends on the holster I'm wearing as well. Half the time I'll keep it on me though......it's still the safest place for it to be.
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    I agree with a post I read. It has become a lifestyle. I live deep in the country in a one road in one road out small community. Watching the news in the evening often brings the reason why I carry even at home. Several times a week I see news on home invasions. How I don't won't this to ever happen to me or my family it give a piece of mind knowing that I am prepared if such is to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino1965 View Post
    I agree with a post I read. It has become a lifestyle. I live deep in the country in a one road in one road out small community. Watching the news in the evening often brings the reason why I carry even at home. Several times a week I see news on home invasions. How I don't won't this to ever happen to me or my family it give a piece of mind knowing that I am prepared if such is to happen.
    Regardless of where folks live they need to be aware of home invasions. I used to be a 911 dispatcher in NC (Harnett County) and home invasions scare the poop out of me. If you think you will have time to go to the bed room to get your gun during a home invasion you need to think again. At best you will have to leave your family in danger while running for your gun and at worst you just won't have the chance. Your best bet is to have your weapon on you and be ready to use it as soon as you identify the threat. Having a good dog doesn't hurt, in fact I think a good dog is the best security system you can buy. Just don't be afraid to shoot because your dog is in the way, I love my dog to death but if she dies during a home invasion she did her job.

    One great advantage of things like J frames and my LCR is that you can drop them in your robe pocket when taking the dog out at 3 am. Not that I would get attacked then, I'm sure any potential threat would be too busy laughing at my night cap (think Ebenezer Scrooge) to do anything else if they saw me walking the pup in the wee hours...

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    Home invasions are now committed by two or more bad guys, a tactical rile is a great advantage for a out numbered home defender....

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