Don't carry at the moment

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    Don't carry at the moment

    Howdy all.

    I don't currently carry a firearm in my off-time, but am interested in learning more about doing so.

    I'm active duty military, so I "carry" when I'm in the field. I just haven't felt the need to carry while at home.

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    Welcome from Virginia.

    You stand a much higher chance of needing a weapon at home, than you do during your military training in the field.
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    Thanks all. It looks like a great forum. I'm looking forward to learning from you guys.

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    Preperation, Preperation, Preperation NOW
    Chief, no doubt that's right, but did you mean one should carry to be prepared or one should prepare prior to making the decision to carry? I guess either answer is correct.


    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post

    You stand a much higher chance of needing a weapon at home, than you do during your military training in the field.
    Archer,

    Sorry, by "field", I meant when deployed. I have never needed a weapon at home (well, there was the incident with the black bear...) or in training, but damn they come in handy in Afghanistan! I do carry a .357 when walking around in the woods because, 1) bears scare me a bit and 2) it's what I have. A .44 Mag or 12 ga. might be a better choice.

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    Remember, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away...

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    So far, you haven't needed a weapon...so far in my life, I've never had to draw a weapon, either on duty or on the streets...

    But, that ONE TIME you may need one...if it's home, stored securely in a safe...it won't do you any good...

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    Thank you for serving our country. Welcome to the forum.


    As for not feeling the need to carry while at home:


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    Welcome! I'm active duty as well and I carry every minute I dont have to be on base. I live in a good area with little to worry about, but it's piece of mind and exercising my rights that keeps me armed.

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    A year ago i wouldn't have considered carrying, especially inside my home. 6 break-ins on my block later I've come to a different understanding of "it's safe around here". You gotta have a level head to CC responsibly, but I personally feel better knowing I have the means to protect myself, especially when home. MY castle. MY body. MY responsibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by e4dan View Post


    As for not feeling the need to carry while at home:


    YOU ALWAYS HAVE A RIGHT TO CHANGE YOUR MIND.
    I hope I didn't create the wrong impression! I keep a 12ga Winchester handy in the house. I am strongly considering getting a CCW permit. Wyoming no longer requires a permit, but I frequently travel alone to other states, often by motorcycle, and a CCW might be prudent. I have not committed to doing so, and I don't have a weapon that would serve as a good CCW. (I have a .357 and a Beretta 92, neither of which would carry concealed well.)

    Before deciding to carry concealed, I think I'd like to learn a bit more about weapon options, practical means for carrying, and educational resources. I really don't know enough about the law and the use of deadly force (at least here in the U.S.). You guys seem to have a wealth of knowledge and opinions. I hope to benefit from the great resources here.

    Thanks in advance!

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