I do not. I carry my XD9 with 15 in the house and 15 in my extra mag. I usually head out with the wifey and she carries 7 in her MK9. If I ever need it, I'm hoping that will be enough. I trust in my XD9 to deliver should I ever need it.
many times i do carry two. as to why well as an officer i had my strong side elbow broken in a fight that turned into a gunfight , it was not an experiance to be repeated , now i carry a " get off me " gun on my weak side , and when i leave the house a primairy carry iwb strong side normaly . it fits my peace of mind and i hope that answered at lest one of your questions lol
Not yet. I want to get a J-frame as a backup though. Like Redneck Repairs, I want to have an option for my weak side hand to go for. I plan to carry the revolver in an ankle holster, which granted is not quick access while standing, is very easy to draw seated. When in my car my primary is basically unaccessible, so I want another option.
I carry a second gun when I'm off-duty (BUG carry while on-duty is prohibited by my and I believe the majority of fed agencies). My usual off-duty guns are a Kahr P9 Covert and a PM9; both 9mm utilizing the same magazines. The PM9 goes in a weak hand-side pocket holster.
My primary carry is a full size SA 1911 in a Max Con V. It can be slow to access with heavy clothing on, buckled up and seated in the car or truck. I have occasionally carried a J frame in a pocket holster also. I just got a SA Lightweight Champion. I carry the Champion in a Alessi shoulder holster. This setup is working out pretty well for the times I want to have quicker access to a gun while driving. You would be amazed how easy it can be to conceal two 1911s and a total of 50 rounds with the proper gear.
Well the saying is, "one is none, two is one, three is two..." but so far I do not carry a backup. I am relatively new to every-day carry (being a recent California refugee) so strapping on a backup will have to wait.
I do however agree that a BUG is a wise thing to do, for the very reason Redneck Repairs stated. I could use a Glock 27 as a BUG but I am thinking I'll go to a revolver on weak side eventually.
I do when I can, and I'll have my Colt Cobra ankle carry. With summertime coming up, I don't know how often that will be. :lol: My NAA Mini Mag might have to go back on duty in the bottom of my pocket.
Colt Defender and a Kel-Tec P32. All the time that I'm awake. I have thought about just skipping the P32 but it's in a pocket holster and I never, ever notice it at all. So.... might as well just have it with me.
Yes, as a police officer of 20 years, I carry on a daily basis. I also encourage my CCW students as well as officers to carry a "backup gun" as well as at least one edged weapon. I have had three firearms malfunction on me (fortunately during training). Two were semi-automatics and one was a revolver. Pieces actually broke and took the weapon completely out of service. I've had a couple of other officer have weapons malfunction during training/requalifications and their weapons were taken out of service completely. I encourage a secondary firearm.
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