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How Do You Decide What Is Necessary For EDC (Specifically What Weapon)?

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    CZ PCR with a spare mag a cheap pocket flashlight and a decent folding knife. I live within 20 minutes of Mexican Cartel Central and the towns across the river have frequent running gunbattles with full auto, grenades etc etc.
    Those are my principles, and if you don't like them.....well, I have others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit212 View Post
    CZ PCR with a spare mag a cheap pocket flashlight and a decent folding knife. I live within 20 minutes of Mexican Cartel Central and the towns across the river have frequent running gunbattles with full auto, grenades etc etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit212 View Post
    CZ PCR with a spare mag a cheap pocket flashlight and a decent folding knife. I live within 20 minutes of Mexican Cartel Central and the towns across the river have frequent running gunbattles with full auto, grenades etc etc.
    May I suggest a small upgrade my friend
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    Rabbit, this worked for me and sounds like I'd want one if I were you.
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    It's simple for me, I carry what I like. I have liked guns since I was around 10 or 11 years old. I grew up way out in the middle of nowhere in west Texas, and we shot guns what seemed like daily. Outside was basically our gun range.

    Since I'm allowed to carry a gun around with me, I always have one on me (where legal). Ain't America great? (So far Anyway)

    I like revolvers the most, so that's normally what I carry. Usually a 5 shot. I honestly think their is only about a .7% chance I'll ever even need it for self defense.

    I don't intend to offend anyone here, but I am a Christian and I believe EVERYTHING has already been planned out. When my number is up, it's up, nothing I can do about it, as much as I'd like to think there was. ( I am not afraid of death because Heaven is going to be great.)

    Do I really think 5 shots is enough if I had to defend myself? Probably not. With my adrenaline going 90 to nothing and the BG dancing around, trying not to get shot, (He's not gonna just stand there like my targets do) I'm probably gonna miss a couple 2 or 3 times. And maybe my 2 shots that do connect, don't stop (incapacitate) him. Maybe there is 2 BGs ?

    If I wasn't good with God , well then I would probably carry my CZ75C and a couple of extra mags. But I am, and like I said, I just carry what I like, and I like snubs.
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    I just carry a 5 shot j-frame or a Colt Defender .45. I don't put a lot of thought into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patkelly4370 View Post
    Truck driver. On the southern border every week. 1,500 miles on remote 2-lane highways.
    What do you see are my risks and what would you carry?

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    When I drove over the road I covered territory from Minnesota to Texas and East.
    My EDC was a S&W 36 on my belt and a Ruger P89 holstered in my soft briefcase (kept next to me) along with a IIIA ballistic panel.
    Some places I went meant that the guns were unloaded, secured, and kept out of reach.

    Hated going through Chicago and even more so if I had a delivery there. There was one place just off of Hwy 30 that was a regular stop. Usually around 3-5am. Our instructions were to call 30 minutes ahead and they would have armed security escort us in and out. We didn't stop for anything. Red lights, stop signs, nothing. People would walk out in the street to get you to stop. Wasn't unusual to see someone with a bolt cutter. Had one driver lose half his load. They cut the lock and started pitching stuff out the back as he drove down the street.
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    Avoidance of stupid people, places and things is a determining factor of where, when and how I go, thus a S&W MP-Shield 9X19mm just in case.

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    Hah! The devil's in the details.

    I have great faith and take comfort in it. For all I know my lifetime as a firearms hobbyist has outfitted me to protect myself or my family at some future time, a fortunate blessing from God. If it's His will, then the acquired skills and self-defense choices made will serve me well.

    If I was relying on myself, I'd chase the "latest and greatest" of firearms thought and marketing throughout life. Or, perhaps I'd carry this M1A with fixed bayonet everywhere everyday. (a very ancient scan of a photograph).


    As it is, for a side arm I want something that delivers an adequate blow that I can direct with the greatest accuracy possible. K-Frame Smith & Wesson revolvers best meet my perceived needs.
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    And no, fixed bayonets are right out. I shot that rifle that day at a target 100 yards down the road to our old lake cabin, using the pickup's tailgate as a bench rest. It didn't group for squat, something I've found true with any military arm with bayonet fixed as well as an M1D with flash hider attached. Bayonets aren't accuracy-enhancing devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    And no, fixed bayonets are right out. I shot that rifle that day at a target 100 yards down the road to our old lake cabin, using the pickup's tailgate as a bench rest. It didn't group for squat, something I've found true with any military arm with bayonet fixed as well as an M1D with flash hider attached. Bayonets aren't accuracy-enhancing devices.
    My SKS "groups" better with the bayonet deployed.
    Though an SKS group should be discussed in the shotgun forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patkelly4370 View Post
    My SKS "groups" better with the bayonet deployed.
    Though an SKS group should be discussed in the shotgun forum.

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    I know.

    I've long heard that. Also heard that Mosin Nagant rifles and especially the M44 carbines group better with bayonets fixed. My SKS's poor grouping ability (4-5 inches 5-shot from bench rest at 100 yards) groups way worse (12 inches) with bayonet folded out and fixed. My son's SKS is a Yugo with all that noxious hardware hanging off the front, yet it groups better than any SKS I've seen ... until one unfolds that bayonet. Nor does his M44 Mosin Nagant carbine group well with its bayonet fixed.

    None of my U. S. military rifles group worth a flip with their bayonets attached either, nor do the British SMLEs. Stuck a pesky armadillo with the Krag Jorgensen with mounted bayonet once when I was a teenager. It did work for the purpose.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    None of my U. S. military rifles group worth a flip with their bayonets attached either, nor do the British SMLEs. Stuck a pesky armadillo with the Krag Jorgensen with mounted bayonet once when I was a teenager. It did work for the purpose.
    I wonder what the bayonet does that throws off the accuracy.

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    Changes the barrel harmonics badly. Also makes some of the rifles shoot to a different point-of-impact, sometimes a lot. I had an M1D, one of those the CMP offered in the 1990s. Played with it a lot. Wish I'd kept it and intended to do so, but a fellow offered way too much money. It was worth an inch or less for a 5-shot group at 100 yards from off the bench with its scope I tried it with both its issue flash hider and a bayonet on difference occasions. Can't recall which one caused the worst disruption, but one of the two items caused groups to drop 12 inches at 100 yards.

    I have decided that stuff hanging off bayonet lugs is baggage for a good-shooting rifle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis40x View Post
    Avoidance of stupid people, places and things is a determining factor of where, when and how I go, .
    If I used that criteria there is no way I could go anywhere.
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