This is a discussion on Home Invasions Reaching New Levels of Violence - Do You Carry In-Home? within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; No, I don't carry in the home but I am never far from a weapon and there is my dog they have to contend with. ...
No, I don't carry in the home but I am never far from a weapon and there is my dog they have to contend with. In places where I spend nearly all my time, I bet I could have a weapon in hand quicker than if I had it on my side. Then again, I don t have kids at home.
The 1911 is an antiquated weapons system but then again, so am I.
Retired SF(SP) CMSgt 1979-2005
I carry 24/7/365 in my home. It’s a habit of mine.
“I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you [mess] with me, I’ll kill you all."
— James “Mad Dog” Mattis
[B]All day, every day. Except for when I'm sleeping.
Retired (traveling and loving it!)
Served in U.S.A.F.(jet engine mechanic)
Don't Leave Home Without It!
.....and then I sleep with 1 eye open.
Why did the Moron buy a ladder...... he's takin' his case to a higher court.
Step in, zip, clip...no problem at all. At home, I'm never more than 2 steps from one, even in my skivvies. When DON'T we want to be prepared? IfonlyIda is not going to be on my tombstone.
I am not too worried about the cops...... " Why are we looking for that guy at Bob's house?"
A man has got to know his limitations.
I answered this thread a while back but thought I'd follow up. Got my HK P30 w/20 rd mag extension and w/2 extra 15 rd mags loaded and chilling with me on my table in my living room.
P.S. I just added the 2 extra mags on the table for special effects.
HK USP Compact .45 stainless HK USP Compact .40 stainless HK USP Compact .45
HK USP Compact 9mm HK 45c HK P30 HK P30sk HK VP9 HK VP9sk
Unless prohibited BY LAW, you should bet I'm carrying, it is loaded and I will use it if need be...
In Gibson v. Commonwealth, 237 Ky. 33, 34 S.W.2d 936 (1936), the High Court stated: “[I]t is the tradition that a Kentuckian never runs. He does not have to.”
The only time I don't have my gun with me is when I'm at work (in a prison). But it's waiting for me in the car safe.
I carry a J frame and reloads all day and always have a high capacity semi and reloads fairly close by.
I would say when these mistakes happen there is always going to fault with the law enforcement agency. There may be extreme circumstances where police are called to a fake urgent threat, but most of the time the bad guys moved out months earlier. In those cases that is a result of poor preparation on pre op planning and failure to verify info by surveillance or other means.
That being said, it doesn’t happen that often. Home invasions are a much bigger threat the police hitting the wrong house. SWAT teams aren’t just given an address and told to go get them. I really don’t like no knock warrants except in cases where is no other choice and in those cases it better be verified the bad guys are there. No knocks are dangerous to law enforcement and the people in the Target home. If it’s due to the bad guys being legitimate threats and not for preserving evidence then probably better to get them in a vehicle stop or other method.
To the OP, I always have something even at home!
I don't (and won't) carry at home, as I do not feel the need to and would not be comfortable carrying in pajamas, etc., as some here do. However, there are firearms placed around the house that I can reach within ten seconds regardless of what room I am in. My entrance ways are hardened somewhat and I am in the process of putting up shatter-resistant film on the windows (rather expensive, so doing it in installments).
I have a dedicated home defense gun that is always secured at my bedside, primarily for when sleeping.
At home and anywhere else I go I always have my P3AT in my pocket regardless if I have my G26 on me. The P3AT never gets in the way of anything I am doing at home or anywhere else that I can't or don't carry my G26.