Carry at home.

Carry at home.

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    Carry at home.

    This has been covered many times, but I'm at the point that I feel I'm getting to casual while carrying at home. I have several firearms stashed in the home (no children). Basically, my snub is my EDC. So when I head out of the house, I take it with me.

    I always holster firearms (even if say next to the bed, next to the computer, in a coat pocket, etc).

    My wife has her own handgun she is responsible for, mostly used close at hand at night, I don't consider it for my armament.

    As I've stated, I'm to the point that I am being to casual (even thought holstered) with my EDC snub. I'll leave it on an end table, or under next to the chair as I watch TV.

    I'm thinking I just need to rely on the stashed Glocks in the house, and just keep the snub in a consistant location (say coat closet).

    Thoughts?

    PS - I keep the Glocks well hiden, but easy to access locations for 90% of the time I'm home (I would be out of luck in the bathroom). The Glocks have a full mag, but do not have one in the chamber. I'll grab a Glock or get the snuby (both easy CC) and take it with me if I was answering the door. I always check the front door from a window before I get near the door.
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    My EDC is on my hip when I dress in the AM and stays there until I lay down in the PM. I never leave any guns just laying around. On the hip or in the safe. At night I have a holster mounted on the bed's side rail for quick access.
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    If I'm not at class or on campus my EDC is on my hip. Everything else is locked.

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    My EDC is on me if I am dressed for going out or just around the house. It is always within reach and my lock blade folder is keep near at hand 24/7. This is a habit that I have tough myself to do and practice it all the time.

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    EDC is on me from when I get dressed to when I undress. All others are put up.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    I have a similar approach to Thanis since I work at home in gym shorts or sweat pants. I have a Glock 27 stashed that is hidden but quickly accessible from our family room where we spend most of our time. I will grab it before answering the door.

    I have a G22 in a fanny pack hanging beside the basement door for when I walk the dogs several times a day (we are in the mountains where moose, bears, and even mountain lions are seen).

    I have a .357 hanging in a holster on my bed post that I would use to get to my 12 gauge in the gun cabinet 10 feet away.

    There are a couple others that are my wife's guns around. I usually grab the G27 if I am going out but now that winter is here I could also choose to carry the G22 or my wife's G23.

    Like Thanis, there are no kids around ever and all handguns are in holsters.
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    I keep my EDC on me most of the time at home, but when I lose the pants for some real relaxation I keep it in the drawer in the end-table next to my chair. Then at night I put it in the night-stand next to my bed. I do have a Mossberg 500 tactical behind the bedroom door, but everything else gets locked up. My biggest fear is some d-bag stealing a gun…..not so much that I lost the gun, but the fact a another d-bag is roaming the street with a gun giving the rest of us a bad reputation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wh0f4rted View Post
    My biggest fear is some d-bag stealing a gun…..not so much that I lost the gun, but the fact a another d-bag is roaming the street with a gun giving the rest of us a bad reputation.
    I agree 100%

    I have a detached garage/mancave next to the house where I spend a lot of time. If I had a number of guns stashed around I would worry about some d-bag greeting me as I enter the house with my own guns! That's why I lock the gun safe and doors when I'm doing the guy stuff in the garage just 20' away
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    My EDC is on my hip when I dress in the AM and stays there until I lay down in the PM. I never leave any guns just laying around. On the hip or in the safe. At night I have a holster mounted on the bed's side rail for quick access.
    Same here. We have 5 kids ranging in age from 18 to 7 year old twins so no leaving guns strategically hidden around the house for us.
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    My Glock is either on my hip, or on the table next to me. I have an additional firearm that is well-hidden in our main room near the front door...it stays there. There are other firearms in an open safe in a back room. No kids, so no problems...if we leave the house, then all firearms (except for the first two mentioned) are locked in the safe.
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    It's totally your call.

    I keep a weapon on me or right next to me every waking hour and in a bedside holster at night.

    My thinking is, if I need it, I may not have time to "go get" a gun.
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    Mine's on me at all times. With the holsters i use, it doesn't really get in the way and most of the time it's comfortable enough that i don't even notice it's there. Goes in a holster on the side table when it's time for bed. Now, i only have 1, so that eliminates having them stashed around the house. We don't have kids yet but plenty of visiting youngsters. I wouldn't trust that they wouldn't find them no matter how well i think i have them hidden...aside from a gun safe.

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    I always either carry, or keep locked up, or in holster next to me while sleeping. I have a small lockbox type safe as well next to the bed for full size pistol I don't want to carry all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thanis View Post
    This has been covered many times, but I'm at the point that I feel I'm getting to casual while carrying at home. I have several firearms stashed in the home (no children). Basically, my snub is my EDC. So when I head out of the house, I take it with me.

    I always holster firearms (even if say next to the bed, next to the computer, in a coat pocket, etc).

    My wife has her own handgun she is responsible for, mostly used close at hand at night, I don't consider it for my armament.

    As I've stated, I'm to the point that I am being to casual (even thought holstered) with my EDC snub. I'll leave it on an end table, or under next to the chair as I watch TV.

    I'm thinking I just need to rely on the stashed Glocks in the house, and just keep the snub in a consistant location (say coat closet).

    Thoughts?

    PS - I keep the Glocks well hiden, but easy to access locations for 90% of the time I'm home (I would be out of luck in the bathroom). The Glocks have a full mag, but do not have one in the chamber. I'll grab a Glock or get the snuby (both easy CC) and take it with me if I was answering the door. I always check the front door from a window before I get near the door.
    If I read you post correctly, your EDC is a snubbie revolver? If so, throw your snubbie in a pocket holster and shove it in your pants pocket that way it's always with you and you don't have to worry about leaving it lay around the house. I carry everywhere I can legally do so (except while at work due to company rules) and the majority of the time my snubbie is what I'm carrying in my pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    I agree 100%

    I have a detached garage/mancave next to the house where I spend a lot of time.
    I thought i was the only one that called it that. I keep mine on me at home all day.

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