But this wasn't about different guns for different situations, you stated that you upgraded your armament and added an extra magazine and a knife based on your perception of risk. What Cuda66 (and I) said was if he has to up arm to go somewhere he doesn't go. If a Little Crappy Pistol .380 isn't enough to protect your daughter it's not enough to protect you.If you don't understand carrying a different weapon for different situations, then all you need is a 22 single shot. Is that the only weapon you have? You can't come on here and share a story without some Keyboard Cowboy telling you that what you're doing doesn't make any sense and isn't logical. That's why I don't come around here much anymore. From now on, I'm going to end every post with "Now go ahead and say something stupid." Or maybe that needs to be in my signature line?
I've always made it a practice to avoid unnecessary risks. I can't remember the last time I went to a Mall but as someone else said I bet it's been 15 years. I actually quit shopping in convenience stores years ago more as a money saving measure than for any other reason. However, I'm also very aware that they are "watering holes" and avoid them for that reason too.
Having said all that though I don't change what I'm carrying based on any perceived threat or risk assessment. As I said earlier, if it's dicey enough to make me question what I'm carrying I don't go period.
I make my carry decisions based strictly on my concealmeant needs. If I can conceal a G19 and two reloads that's what I carry. If I can't it's a G26 and 1 reload.