This is a discussion on On My Way To The Mall... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by RedSafety As someone said, a mall is a more likely target for a mass shooting than is a convenience store. Distance dictates ...
The first thing that I want to reiterate is that if I feel like I need a bigger gun or more ammunition to go someplace, I don't go there period, full stop, end of discussion.
About 3 years ago I walked out my front door and right into an attempted robbery. It really didn't matter what my destination was because they caught me in the parking lot before I even made it to the car.
So regardless if I was prepared for the grocery store in my crime-free community (that still has some level of crime) or the Stop and Rob in downtown Fayetteville I had to respond with what I had on me at the time.
Based on that experience, I'm never walking out my front door without a 9 millimeter double stack ever again. (Obviously assuming I'm not going someplace where I'm prohibited by law from carrying at all. ) I don't care where I'm going and that's why I don't have different guns for different situations.
My personal opinion, take it for what it's worth, is that a.380 is a gun for people who want a magic talisman ward off evil.
Having said that, if I'm not willing to carry a particular gun everywhere then I'm not willing to carry that gun anywhere.
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I would definitely say that different events can warrant different carry...
Stopping by the mall on a Saturday afternoon to pick-up a new set of cheap glasses at "One Hour Optical" = Normal EDC platform and loadout.
Taking the family to the "Light the Lights" Christmas celebration in Downtown Denver's Civic Center Plaza, where terrorism/active shooter/normal thuggery all make a valid entry in the threat matrix = Damn skippy- I will have some "extra" goodies (Can you say 1006 with three mags?). Not going isn't an option.
Arkancide- Three self-inflicted gunshots to the head with hands tied behind the back.
Active Shooter Response- Assess the situation, Position yourself to gain tactical advantage, Engage perpetrator violently (APE).
OK. My 2 cents on this controversy. Carry whatever gun(s) you are comfortable carrying. One size does not fit all. Practice with whatever you carry and stay proficient with them.
Now, if you'd like to discuss urban warfare, which I'm very highly unlikely to encounter while out and about in my own city during peacetime, particularly on a family outing with children...
Is anyone here under any obligation whatsoever from anyone to either share or reveal what they have?Is that the only weapon you have?
Well, that's true. Lots of people here like telling others what they should and should not do.You can't come on here and share a story without some Keyboard Cowboy telling you that what you're doing doesn't make any sense and isn't logical.
I hear you, luckydog. I hear you...That's why I don't come around here much anymore. From now on, I'm going to end every post with "Now go ahead and say something stupid." Or maybe that needs to be in my signature line?
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- 2007, Westroads Mall, Omaha, NB 8 deaths
- 2012, Clackamas Town Center, Porland OR, only 1 injured, because the shooter with an AR was stopped by a concealed carrier
- 2014, Columbia Mall, Columbia, MD 3 deaths
- 2016 Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wa 5 deaths
- 2019 El Paso, TX 20 deaths
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There is nowhere I'd rather have a 380 to defend myself than a 9mm.
I'm not inclined to disarm for a concert, game, (entertainment) and I ain't going on a plane or cruise.
"Wouldn't want to or Nobody volunteer to" get shot by _____ is not indicative of quickly incapacitating.
It sounds like you regularly carry, which puts you ahead of probably ninety-five percent of the overall population. Hats off (not dropped) for that alone.
You put some thought into how and what you carry, and why. Another round of applause.
Where you and the rest of us get in trouble is when we try to share our experiences and outlooks with other ostensibly like-minded people in a generally anonymous setting such as this. IMO, you're doing great. Carry on.
She also owned a llama Micromax .380 for several years that she had no problem with
I just got rid of a Kel Tec P11 because even with a trigger shoe it was a bear to shoot. Not sure of the pull weight ~ 8-10 lbs?
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