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Do active shooter incident like El Paso make you reconsider your CCW choices?

This is a discussion on Do active shooter incident like El Paso make you reconsider your CCW choices? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Henry9008 ...I considered carrying the Defender at church under a sport jacket, but decided that where my church is located is about ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry9008 View Post
    ...I considered carrying the Defender at church under a sport jacket, but decided that where my church is located is about as low-risk as there is...
    I suggest that there is no such thing, nowadays, as a low-risk location.

    For instance, I live on a small, and somewhat isolated island. The permanent population is about 4,500, and all of us know one-another. And yet, the most recent time when I had to access my 24/7/365 carry piece was right here, right at my own kitchen door. (Truth: It was almost 10 years ago, and he wasn't an islander.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Rephrase it a bit. Do mass shootings make you more inclined to actually carry a gun full-time, if at all?

    Not aimed at anyone in particular, but clearly, not many are carrying at any given time currently.
    Yes. Straight up. I used to live the The People’s Republik. Last year we moved to AZ, where constitutional carry is the law, with some additional benefits afforded you if you have permit. I wanted to carry in the Republik due to frequent criminal activity nearby. But, our county sheriff was pretty much a “no issue” sheriff until a couple years back when he almost lost his seat. Then he changed his tune and started issuing...but the process takes 18-20 months, for a 2 year permit...get the permit and start over almost immediately. Now that we live in AZ, and feel so much more safe in our neighborhood, sometimes I neglect or forget to strap on my piece. I’m thinking that, with all the s**t going on in the world, I’d better be a bit more diligent in exercising my right to be armed. Change my firearm? Nah. I’ll stick with my p365 most days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M1911A1 View Post
    I suggest that there is no such thing, nowadays, as a low-risk location.

    For instance, I live on a small, and somewhat isolated island. The permanent population is about 4,500, and all of us know one-another. And yet, the most recent time when I had to access my 24/7/365 carry piece was right here, right at my own kitchen door. (Truth: It was almost 10 years ago, and he wasn't an islander.)
    While what you say may be true, that there is no such thing as a a low-risk location, there are locations that are lower risk than others. For example, there are some islands in Washington state that are, like many places there,tourist destinations. I used to live out there when I was stationed there. However, where I live now is much more of a 'drive-through' area than a tourist destination. Our town is LITERALLY a rest stop on the interstate smack dab in between two major cities, with a population 1/7th of your island. Our church is small - REALLY REALLY small, as in "We *could* host services in my basement and not be uncomfortable" small. The only thing that, in my mind, elevates our risk of a terrorist attack, besides being a Baptist church, is our demographics, (about 85% Black) which is why I considered the Colt yesterday in the first place.

    I understand that invasions can happen any where, any time, but the OP question was regarding mass shootings.

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    Although my choice of EDC includes consideration of such scenarios.

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    I have always prepared for the worst and prayed for the best. My only response to mass shooting events is make sure everything is clean and ready to go to war, if needed.
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    While these events haven't changed my carry of choice, it has made me do something for someone else.

    A coworker has been talking about needing a gun for HD and possible SD (once he takes the class). I have shown him different guns through the years, but today, I showed him one that I am in the process of selling. I showed it to him specifically because of what is happening lately. I want him and his wife to have protection at home. I let him take my Walther home to try out today. If he decides he wants it, he will get a really good deal on it. I want him to feel safe.
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    Yes, to some degree. My thing is first, you must carry. I live in NYS, so there's that. Anyhow, my big thing is concealment. With that in mind I've gotten comfortable here in the summer with my LCP II. Well, that is an up close weapon. I don't see myself running up to a guy with an AK and my accuracy at 75' isn't that great looking at paper. With that in mind, I have my Sig 365 on my hip now. I understand I am outgunned in this particular scenario but faced with it, and this shows that yes, it could happen. From cover at a higher distance I have a better chance of at least slowing him down.

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    After some thought, it occurred to me that the Carson City shootings were the ones that made me reconsider my carry piece. Consistent hits at distance are essential in my carry choices.
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    I'm not happy with my choice but I don't see it changing anytime soon...

    I carry the largest pistol that I feel conceals well along with one spare mag.



    My ideal choice would be slinging a rifle as EDC as well...


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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    I carry a 5" 1911 with a spare magazine in the local urban area. No changes here.
    Same here. Only change may be to go from a single mag carrier to a double.
    I was thinking of a way to keep my rifle in my Jeep if I could only find a way to keep it concealed and secure.
    But I hate keeping firearms in my vehicles anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    Same here. Only change may be to go from a single mag carrier to a double.
    I was thinking of a way to keep my rifle in my Jeep if I could only find a way to keep it concealed and secure.
    But I hate keeping firearms in my vehicles anymore.
    There are some great lockable containers for Wranglers if that's the model Jeep you drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerberos View Post
    There are some great lockable containers for Wranglers if that's the model Jeep you drive.

    I do, may have to look into that.
    Biggest fear, if Jeep gets stolen, so does my weapon.
    Sure would be nice to have access to a rifle if I can make it back to my vehicle.
    Then opens up another conundrum. Do not want responding LEO to think i am the BG
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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    I do, may have to look into that.
    Biggest fear, if Jeep gets stolen, so does my weapon.
    Sure would be nice to have access to a rifle if I can make it back to my vehicle.
    Then opens up another conundrum. Do not want responding LEO to think i am the BG
    You can go to great lengths to make it more difficult for thieves...

    If you're worried about the vehicle being stolen, install a hidden kill switch.

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    I carry every day, very few places locally where it is verboten by law, signs would just be "suggestions," and there aren't even any of those that I can think of offhand.

    I don't think the recent terrible events have much affect on my carry choices, as I usually carry at least a medium size, sometime a full sized handgun. I stress usually, there are a few instances when I go smaller.

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    No. If I am with my family my only job is to get them safely out of harms way. If I am alone and am close enough to the threat to safely engage then my Ruger ec9s will do the job.

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