You Guys Are Rubbing Off On Me

You Guys Are Rubbing Off On Me

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    You Guys Are Rubbing Off On Me

    This place is good for something, maybe. I DO think a lot about stuff you folks post here, even if sometimes certain posters are annoying due to "my way or the highway" snarks.
    I have been being lazy -- it's just sooo easy to stick a .380 in my pocket and run out. Why have I been doing it? Clipping my subcompact 9 in holster onto my belt is just as easy and I actually DO feel like a quality 9mm HP round is more effective than a .380 round, all things considered. That's partly after reading many posts on various threads here -- you guys have made valid points. I knew it in my gut, but talked myself into thinking otherwise.

    So -- I got a claw for my Vedder LightTuck w/ the Shield 9. Keeps it tighter to my body and am carrying that Every Day except when I have to truly deep conceal at my music gigs. Then it's back to the peashooter in the back pocket. The .380 in the front pocket as well as the 9 at 4:00 for going to more high-risk places.
    You guys are rubbing off on me, apparently. Go ahead and say "I told ya so."
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    I would never presume to tell someone what they should or should not carry. But since, you asked, "I told you so!" (Not really sure what I told you....)
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    Okay...but before I say, "I told ya so", I'd like to ask why on earth you're ONLY carrying two guns to high risk places?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    This place is good for something, maybe. I DO think a lot about stuff you folks post here, even if sometimes certain posters are annoying due to "my way or the highway" snarks.
    I have been being lazy -- it's just sooo easy to stick a .380 in my pocket and run out. Why have I been doing it? Clipping my subcompact 9 in holster onto my belt is just as easy and I actually DO feel like a quality 9mm HP round is more effective than a .380 round, all things considered. That's partly after reading many posts on various threads here -- you guys have made valid points. I knew it in my gut, but talked myself into thinking otherwise.

    So -- I got a claw for my Vedder LightTuck w/ the Shield 9. Keeps it tighter to my body and am carrying that Every Day except when I have to truly deep conceal at my music gigs. Then it's back to the peashooter in the back pocket. The .380 in the front pocket as well as the 9 at 4:00 for going to more high-risk places.
    You guys are rubbing off on me, apparently. Go ahead and say "I told ya so."
    Sounds like you have changed the way you do things and have your reasons....Some post come off snarky
    and i know i am guilty but my post are just my opinions and the reasons i feel that way....They are never meant to be
    taken as putting down someone else's choices

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    This place is good for something, maybe. I DO think a lot about stuff you folks post here, even if sometimes certain posters are annoying due to "my way or the highway" snarks.
    I have been being lazy -- it's just sooo easy to stick a .380 in my pocket and run out. Why have I been doing it? Clipping my subcompact 9 in holster onto my belt is just as easy and I actually DO feel like a quality 9mm HP round is more effective than a .380 round, all things considered. That's partly after reading many posts on various threads here -- you guys have made valid points. I knew it in my gut, but talked myself into thinking otherwise.

    So -- I got a claw for my Vedder LightTuck w/ the Shield 9. Keeps it tighter to my body and am carrying that Every Day except when I have to truly deep conceal at my music gigs. Then it's back to the peashooter in the back pocket. The .380 in the front pocket as well as the 9 at 4:00 for going to more high-risk places.
    You guys are rubbing off on me, apparently. Go ahead and say "I told ya so."
    Except...consistency. If you usually pocket carry a .380, are you going to remember the 9mm on your belt under stress...or are you instinctively going to first go for your pocket?

    I struggle with this too, as 5-6 days a week, I pocket carry. Sometimes Iím not sure the extra capabilities of the belt carried pistol are worth the trade off in speed and muscle memory.

    I recall an after action report of a detective who carried his sidearm in different locations...sometimes belt, pocket, shoulder, ankle, etc. Got into a shootout, and had to pat himself down to remember where his gun was. Fortunately his partner shot the criminal or he would likely have gotten killed.

    If you HAVE to pocket carry due to NPE, does it make sense to carry other guns in other ways when you arenít in the NPE? Donít know the answer...
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    Carry a sidearm always. Be able to put shots into the torso and then head, if needed. The rest is much less important.

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    I have the claw on my light tuck and I love having it.
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    I carry a 5" 1911 in .45 ACP or 10mm on my right hip and a Sig P938 9mm in my right-front pocket in low risk areas. Step it up brother!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Except...consistency. If you usually pocket carry a .380, are you going to remember the 9mm on your belt under stress...or are you instinctively going to first go for your pocket?

    I struggle with this too, as 5-6 days a week, I pocket carry. Sometimes Iím not sure the extra capabilities of the belt carried pistol are worth the trade off in speed and muscle memory.

    I recall an after action report of a detective who carried his sidearm in different locations...sometimes belt, pocket, shoulder, ankle, etc. Got into a shootout, and had to pat himself down to remember where his gun was. Fortunately his partner shot the criminal or he would likely have gotten killed.

    If you HAVE to pocket carry due to NPE, does it make sense to carry other guns in other ways when you arenít in the NPE? Donít know the answer...
    Good point, 10thmtn. I only HAVE to pocket carry 1-2 nights a week, so doesn't really matter either way. I guess what I'm saying is that I am "aware" of where I'm carrying no matter where it is. It's not like I'm forgetting that I'm carrying, just like I'm always aware that my wallet is in my back pocket. Stress heightens that awareness in me. Food for thought, though.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDW4ME View Post


    Now STOP that, CDW4ME.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Except...consistency. If you usually pocket carry a .380, are you going to remember the 9mm on your belt under stress...or are you instinctively going to first go for your pocket?

    I struggle with this too, as 5-6 days a week, I pocket carry. Sometimes Iím not sure the extra capabilities of the belt carried pistol are worth the trade off in speed and muscle memory.

    I recall an after action report of a detective who carried his sidearm in different locations...sometimes belt, pocket, shoulder, ankle, etc. Got into a shootout, and had to pat himself down to remember where his gun was. Fortunately his partner shot the criminal or he would likely have gotten killed.

    If you HAVE to pocket carry due to NPE, does it make sense to carry other guns in other ways when you arenít in the NPE? Donít know the answer...
    I pocket carry a Glock 26 at work and a 19 on my belt otherwise. When I'm carrying on my belt I know it because I can feel it. I've actually had instances at the range where I was practicing drawing from my pocket and reached for my belt out of habit.
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    You probably should go take a shower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    You probably should go take a shower.
    Shaddup, you. Go have a drink or three. I had a shower just a couple days ago.
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