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This is a discussion on Defensive Carry in Northern New Mexico within the New Members Introduce Yourself forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; Hi All, I recently moved to Northern New Mexico, and between my rural location far from police or even many other people, and the rampant ...
I recently moved to Northern New Mexico, and between my rural location far from police or even many other people, and the rampant drug problem with associated crime here, I finally decided to get set up for defensive carry. I carry a Ruger SP101 openly in a running fanny pack thing with mesh pockets, from which I can draw easily, when jogging out in the desert. Around the house and out and about I keep a Colt New Agent on or in my belt with Comp-Tac CTAC and paddle holsters, respectively. I currently have an Arizona CCW license, honored here in NM, and am waiting for my NM license. Hopefully that will arrive next month. When I can't carry a gun, I carry a Tornado-type pepper spray system. Due to some issues with Colt's warranty turnaround times, I'm adding a Springfield Mil-spec 1911 to my collection as soon as the USPS gets it to my FFL, and depending on the situation may sometimes carry that instead of the New Agent. I practice out in the desert weekly on BLM lands, and by doing IDPA matches monthly.
I've been posting and reading on some 1911-specific forums for a while now, and occasionally have read stuff here, but decided it was time to join and post since many of my questions relate specifically to defensive carry. I hope to learn from you all and, when I can, contribute to the learning of others.
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Sidearms are great, but if you're out in the boonies a long arm or two would be good to have on hand - like a shotgun and an AR.
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