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Are there any states that actually ban the carrying of more than one gun concealed?

The reason is I simply sometimes feel it would be very nice, in some really bad parts of town, to have a smaller gun ready in my coat pocket, instead of where mine usually is: In the small of my back in a IWB holster, which is also under my tucked-in shirt, which is also under my sweater, which is also under my overcoat! Add having to remove a glove from my hand to draw, and you are looking at me not only being shot multiple times before I can ever draw my own gun, but the bad guy would have time to reload, have lunch, and then empty his gun into me again before I even finished getting the weapon out of my waistband. :embarassed:

(Some states are finicky: I had a license to carry unconcealed in California MANY years ago (armed response patrolman; not a LEO), and California was unbelievably particular about what you carried (down to only carrying the specific type of pistol that you had originally qualified with, and no other, much less a second pistol concealed/unconcealed).

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Only New Mexico says you can only carry one concealed firearm on your person. In some states you can only carry the firearms listed on your Carry Permit/License but only NM limits you to one firearm.
 

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If anybody knows, it's Gary S. Cope Reynolds has mentioned this on his podcast as a NM peculiarity.
 

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No limit in NC on how many you carry, or what kind you carry, as long as it is labeled a legal handgun.
 

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No limit in VA....you would have to look at your state laws for carrying a concealed weapon/pistol/firearm (whatever your state calls it)....see handgunlaw.us
 

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Only New Mexico says you can only carry one concealed firearm on your person. In some states you can only carry the firearms listed on your Carry Permit/License but only NM limits you to one firearm.
NM, hmmm, thought it was AZ, you're probably right, I knew it was one of those states. I think there's only one state. PA doesn't limit you to the number of guns you can carry, nor do they have a registry so you can carry anything that doesn't have to be connected to your LTCF.
 

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Multiple guns, OC spray, and knives...gotta' love the GunShine State.:31::bier:
 

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I quite often carry two. It's legal in PA. I have my 1911, 2 mags, my P3AT as a BUG and a pocket knife... armed to the teeth I think they say :)
 

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Only New Mexico says you can only carry one concealed firearm on your person. In some states you can only carry the firearms listed on your Carry Permit/License but only NM limits you to one firearm.
Yeppers - that is confirmed! We can only carry one pistol concealed. We are also an open carry state so a person can carry one concealed and one open. Additionally, we can only carry (concealed) the caliber/class or lower that's on our permit (i.e., semi-auto, .45 or less; revolver, .45 or less). Nevada is firearm specific on the permit.
 

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My ? would be why are you carrying a gun in a position that is virtually impossible to draw from,carry it on your side at 3:30 ish where you can draw if you need to
 

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BUGs are relatively common - so a lot of people carry 2.

That's a good idea to have a coat pocket gun in bad areas. I think Mas Ayoob covered that in one of his books.
 

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In Ga, carry the caliber you want and as many as you care to tote around. For me it usually my primary and my LCP as a BUG.
 

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My ? would be why are you carrying a gun in a position that is virtually impossible to draw from,carry it on your side at 3:30 ish where you can draw if you need to
:comeandgetsome: :comeandgetsome:

As the OP, I need to be a little more exact and accurate in my explanation, rather than me just saying "small of the back" carry (it's really more like 4 o'clock carry).

And because full concealment means everything to me. I have tried all of the different methods to accomplish this concealment, but only by using an IWB tuckable holster (Kholster) can I get this full concealment, even during a 100deg / 100% humidity day in Mississippi (yes, I also demand that I carry the exact same gun and holster -- in the exact same location -- whether it be winter or summer, for obvious consistency reasons).

I have found that any method that involves a jacket, an un-tucked shirt, or an ankle is open to a gust of wind or the wrong bodily movement (bending over, etc.) to lay you open to completely breaking my #1 rule of, "concealed means concealed". The only other competition for this is a bellyband, but I get too sweaty and hot with this method.

I frankly don't understand how people can walk around without feeling nervous/uneasy/paranoid when using a OWB, or a IWB (non-tuckable), or a shoulder holster in public! Maybe it's just me…

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Now about those gloves...
I was always one to wear gloves, my tiny hands get cold easily. Since I started carrying, no more gloves for me, they just don't fit inside the trigger guard. My pockets are my gloves now.
 

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Michigan is not technically a "one gun" state, but our law is vague in its wording. Most jurisdictions accept that multiple CCW is Ok, but there are a very few prosecutors, most notably, Wayne County (Detroit) IIRC, that has stated that multiple carry guns will be prosecuted even if they are eventually thrown out of court.

I frankly don't understand how people can walk around without feeling nervous/uneasy/paranoid when using a OWB, or a IWB (non-tuckable), or a shoulder holster in public! Maybe it's just me…
Everybody has a different comfort level regarding their carry. Personally, I carry 95% of the time strong-side OWB. "Full" concealment as you describe it is less than efficient in my mind. If I can not access my CCW is a swift and relatively easy manner, then it might as well be locked in a safe at home. Certainly there are times when a tucked IWB mode of carry is required, but for me those are rare.

To me concealed means concealed, not invisible.

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In Texas there is not limit, that I am aware of, on the number of guns that can be carried concealed by a CHL holder.

There is a restriction. If you tested with a revolver (.38 or larger) you can only carry a revolver(s). If you tested with a semi-automatic (9mm or larger) then you can carry any number and/or combination of semi-automatic(s) and revolver(s).

I have carried a PT-111 (9mm) and a Model 85 (.38 SPL) at the same time.

I've heard there are some changes to the testing allowing testing with a caliber smaller than 9mm/.38 but I'm not sure of that. But I also believe the rules changed a year or so ago allowing the carry of calibers smaller than 9mm/.38.
 

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Yeppers - that is confirmed! We can only carry one pistol concealed. We are also an open carry state so a person can carry one concealed and one open. Additionally, we can only carry (concealed) the caliber/class or lower that's on our permit (i.e., semi-auto, .45 or less; revolver, .45 or less).
This may be a little OT, but is in regards to the caliber requirement of NM as stated above.

NM honors my NC permit which has no caliber requirements, I can qualify with a .22 LR revolver and carry a .45 ACP as my carry weapon. I qualified with a S&W .22LR revolver and I carry a 9mm and a .380 ACP. So I under stand that in NM I can only carry one, but what calibers must I carry? The LEO, or anyone for that matter, would not know what I qualified with unless I told them as NC doesn't record that information.

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In Ga, carry the caliber you want and as many as you care to tote around. For me it usually my primary and my LCP as a BUG.
Funny, isn't it. You can carry a pair of .500 Smiths on your belt, two .45s in a shoulder holster, a Glock small of the back, a snubbie on both ankles and a Keltec or NAA in every pocket and be arrested for the swiss army knife with a 3.1 inch(or shorter depending on the city or county) blade on your keychain.
 
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