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LFosburg
January 26, 2011, 12:59 PM
So I am new to this forum but I have a question that I have struggled with for some time. What makes a true CC individual. I have a broad selection of weapons so finding the right one for the task is no trouble however... I hear many people talking about carrying while jogging, riding on the mower, sitting in the living room or whatever other sort of activities they are involved in. My question is this. How often do you conceal? What about the situations where the dress code doesnt always permit easy concealment. Do you carry at work? Out to dinner? What if your job/establishment says no guns on the premesis? Do you just hide it well?(assuming its not a federal building.) I feel as though I only carry a handgun a small percentage of the time..... I guess im looking for some advice how to increase my % of carry time.

pax
January 26, 2011, 01:18 PM
LFosburg,

Welcome to TFL. :)

Carrying the gun is my default setting. I don't carry the gun "to" anywhere (doctor's office, out to dinner, friend's house, shopping in town). I simply carry. And I go places.

For me -- and of course this will be different for others because people are all different -- I think I would be emotionally unhealthy if I tried to carry the gun "sometimes." That would mean that when I got dressed in the morning, instead of just putting the gun on my belt before I put my shoes on, I would instead be thinking something like, How dangerous will my life be today? Will I be going anywhere that I might have to shoot someone? What's the crime rate like in that neighborhood? Was there a recent murder, a rape, a violent assault? Will I have to kill someone today?

Instead of dwelling on stuff like that, I just get dressed. And then I go places.

pax

Brian Pfleuger
January 26, 2011, 01:21 PM
I carry 99% of the time.

I do not carry where it is illegal or posted against it, even though the signs have no force of law in NY state.

Carrying "part time" makes no sense to me. First of all, I have to "dress around the gun" so my clothing is all based on carrying.... it's actually more awkward for me to NOT carry, I have to over-tighten the belt, pants don't fit right, etc. Second, I don't really expect crime at all but if it does happen it's not going to make an appointment first, so I better be ready. Pax is right on... I don't even think about carrying or not, it's just part of getting dressed.

With a good holster (I use a Crossbreed Supertuck which I love) you can carry during all normal daily activities, including jogging, mowing, rolling in the grass with the kids, etc.

People don't notice that you're carrying. Really, they don't. There really isn't a "normal" dress code that doesn't permit fairly easy carry. I mean, if you pose nude or something.... other wise, you can find a way and it's not even that hard.

Stiofan
January 26, 2011, 01:23 PM
I carry around town, I open carry in the woods while fishing/hiking. I don't carry at work (not permitted) nor do I carry around my home (although my guns are within easy access). This works for me.

You'll get plenty of opinions, just remember your opinion is just as valuable. Do what feels right. There is not one correct way to CC although some will try and tell you with belittling comments it must be done only their way.

DiscoRacing
January 26, 2011, 01:28 PM
If I have my pants on,,,the belt is around the waist...and two holsters are on it...one per side..and in the holsters are loaded guns....always...without exception.

therewolf
January 26, 2011, 01:38 PM
I really don't intend to tailor my life to the BG's needs, which means I carry a full-size auto. I refuse to acquire a "CCW gun", because I'm a range shooter.

I prefer to carry as much as possible, but I have to admit there's still times I
say "O bother!" and leave it home or in the car.

It's all very personal. Some want that fast draw. Where I come from, a loose shirt covers a world of sin.(as well as a CC) I'm not the fast draw type, so
manys the time I use a belt pack.

In bad situations,(like a gas station or convenience store at night) I'm MUCH
more careful and alert.

boredom
January 26, 2011, 01:42 PM
ive only had my ccw permit for a little over 2 months, but if i leave the house, so does my gun. i carry at work most days, and where ever else i go. IF i go places that have signs/images posted i still use, i just simply go through the door with out the image and so if im approached, its an "honest mistake", and ill be happy to leave without making any purchases.

9mm1033
January 26, 2011, 01:55 PM
I understand your question, but CC is only a question YOU can answer. Case in point is myself. I could care less what someone on the internet thinks is the best carry gun, or the best size, the "only" caliber that should be carried, etc. I carry nearly 99% of the time and it's a small .380 Ruger LCP in a pocket holster. I carry that model over my .357, 9mm, and .45 because it's lightweight and concealable. In jeans for winter, or shorts in the summer. The .380 round is enough for me. It holds a total of seven and I know it's a gut gun only. An up close and personal designed auto, for ones own self protection. I'm not going to play policeman and shoot it at long distances if the situation calls for it. Nope, I'll be the best damn witness for the police. I'm aware of the legal consequences if you decide to pull that trigger and something goes terribly wrong. So, IMO, forget all the suggestions everyone will at times demand you carry. Some will even tell you if you don't carry a .45 caliber for example, you are just carrying a paper weight. Carry what you can shoot comfortably, conceal well and feel safe shooting, if a time should arise and you must defend yourself (or a loved one) from death. And maybe that is a .45 caliber, then again maybe it's a little .380.

stu925
January 26, 2011, 02:03 PM
My rule of thumb is if I have my kids with me, I'm carrying. I can not carry at work, I could check my weapon at the arsenal, but chose not to carry to work. My boys rarely let me go anywhere by myself, so I end up carrying almost anytime I leave the house. I do not feel the need to carry in the house due to the fact that I live in a rural residential area with little to no crime in the immediate vicinity. We don't leave the doors unlocked at night, but probably could if we chose to. That being said I have weapons strategically placed on both floors of the house where I can get to them in a hurry and little fingers can not access them. I have 2 different carry guns, my primary is a Kimber Pro CDP II and my secondary is a S&W Model 36. I feel adequately armed with either, although I have more faith in the Kimber. When I carry I use one of 2 holsters for my Kimber, both are DeSantis, one is a high rise paddle holster (Love the paddle design) for colder weather, the other is an inside the waistband holster which works well. An XLT or XXLT t-shirt (6'3" and roughly 255lbs) will cover the inside the waistband holster, I have a tendency to buy heavier cotton t-shirts. For the model 36 I use an uncle mikes Inside the waistband or a DeSantis pocket holster.

TDodge7
January 26, 2011, 02:23 PM
My KelTec P32 is next to me or on me 24 hours a day . The key for me was to get something small enough that it wasn't ever a burden for me to carry it . If it isn't annoying to carry you'll carry it . I used to pocket carry , but the little belt clip on the P32 is great , the small kel tec's and lcp etc. are so thin and light they almost disappear no matter what you're wearing .

Skans
January 26, 2011, 02:26 PM
I pick and choose when I want to carry. If I decide not to carry it, it stays locked inside my car when I'm out, but I do take it inside just about every night.

Lots of folks will disagree with the way I carry, but it works for me....and if it doesn't, well, that will just be my problem to have to deal with.

EVERLAST
January 26, 2011, 02:38 PM
I have a big gun or two to shoot.
I carry a compact Glock in .357 Sig in my truck.
Have a ParaOrd .45 close to my bed.
Glock model 36 in .45 with that little clothes clip thing that I love.

But after reading your post
I have to admit that the easiest to carry and
conceal are my KelTec P-32 and my Beretta .22

I can hit cigarette packs from room size distance.
trying to get good enough for double taps now.
good back ups anyway but I find that they just
go with me places that I'd be uneasy
about keeping the big glocks covered

Jake Balam
January 26, 2011, 02:40 PM
I work at a convenience store. i carry at work every day. My boss is very pro gun and takes me and his son shooting every week, he even pays for ammo.

I also live above said convenience store. I live above a giant target for criminals. That being said, I slip my gun in my holster even if I'm just stepping out for a smoke.

Bluto910
January 26, 2011, 02:51 PM
I have a gun on me at all times. The only time I don't have one is when I am in the shower and then it is on the floor close by. Mine is unrestricted, so I carry everywhere, school,church,bank,etc.

BryanP
January 26, 2011, 03:04 PM
Unfortunately I can't carry at work, and I have to go to my daughter's school regularly (not for bad things :D ), so I can't carry as often as I like. If it's legal, I'm probably carrying. I've never had anyone notice.

smince
January 26, 2011, 04:32 PM
I simply carry. And I go places.^^ This. Very well said. ^^

But I will add, the smallest gun I own, and will carry, is my Glock 26. Most days it's something larger.

mikerault
January 26, 2011, 04:35 PM
I carry a XD9mmSC loaded with +P JHP or Hornady critical defense. Everyday, all day, even while at home. At night it is on the bedside table. I like the 16 round extended clip as it makes drawing the weapon easier and gives me a good firm grip. I carry the standard 13 round clip and one additional 16 round with me when I leave the house. I carry a .38 special S&W Bodyguard as a BUG usually in an ankle holster or in a fanny pack carried on the left side.

For the primary I use an IWB super cross tuck in the kidney position right side.

rantingredneck
January 26, 2011, 04:39 PM
I simply carry. And I go places.

What she ^ said.

I don't carry where prohibited, but I don't spend that much time in prohibited places anyhow. It's a rare event that you find me without a gun on me. Even now sitting in my living room typing on a laptop, there's an LCP in my pocket.

cambeul41
January 26, 2011, 04:52 PM
What Pax said, and "when and where legal." My wife does the same, and that includes at home.

LFosburg
January 26, 2011, 05:18 PM
Wow thanks for all the posts, its giving me some good advice. Is there a good way to conceal if you wear dress pants, shirt and tie? I dont think it can necessarily be in the belt due to visibility. As of now I most often carry a bodyguard 38 revolver. I just purchased a Kimber Pro CDP II and it is really nice! I would like to carry this but im also not sure of the best way. Ideas?

Jeep Driver
January 26, 2011, 05:20 PM
If I'm dressed, I'm carrying.

BGutzman
January 26, 2011, 05:29 PM
If its legal for me to do so and Im going there then I carry, if its not then I dont go there or I dont carry there.

Lancel
January 26, 2011, 05:53 PM
Always tell the people that you go out with that you do carry.

The majority of experienced carriers would consider this very bad advice. You can read various threads on this issue. "Concealed" does not mean "notify". There's little or no reason a concealed weapon should be exposed or mentioned until needed.

I carry everywhere it's legal except in the shower. I have a gun vault in my car to hold the pistol(s) where I cannot carry.

Larry

ihctractor
January 26, 2011, 06:11 PM
I carry a Glock 36 in a Comp-Tac Minotaur IWB holster. I put it on every morning the same as carrying my wallet. It stays with me "everywhere except on airplanes and the time I had jury duty regardless of no gun signs(go ahead and flame, I could care less about your opinion on this).

I also don't tell anybody I have it. Only a few close friends and family know. There are people I've dealt with on a daily basis for years that have no idea.

C Philip
January 26, 2011, 06:45 PM
Always tell the people that you go out with that you do carry.
Please don't do this. Nobody has a right to know what's in your pants, and you risk the wrong kind of person finding out. By wrong kind of person I mean: a "tough guy" who will push you around trying to get you to show your gun; an anti-gunner who will make up stories about how you threatened them by saying you had a gun; someone who will try to take it from you when your back is turned, etc. The element of surprise is very powerful, don't give it up and risk your safety at the same time. If nothing else, saying "I'm carrying a gun" just sounds like attention seeking and bragging, in my opinion.

If you want people to know just open carry, but that's a whole other debate.

Nnobby45
January 26, 2011, 06:55 PM
Carrying the gun is my default setting. I don't carry the gun "to" anywhere (doctor's office, out to dinner, friend's house, shopping in town). I simply carry. And I go places.



Same here. The question often asked (usually by those who don't approve), is "why do you need to take a gun to.....?".

I don't understand the question. While the odds are you won't "need" a gun at any of the specific places you visit while going about your daily life, if you do need a gun, it will be at one of those same places where the odds where you wouldn't need it.:cool:

The question is better asked in the context of "why do I need to disarm myself to go to various places?".

I've adjusted my life style and mode of dress around the gun which I'm never without, except where prohibited by Federal or State law. For example, I can lock my primary weapon in secure lock box in my vehicle and carry a J-frame in my vest pocket when I need to see the doctor. Or use a pocket holster.

On the other hand, those who carry occasionally, while I don't agree with the practice, are still "real" CCW'ers who recoginize the right, and to a lesser extent, excercise it.:cool:

Brian Pfleuger
January 26, 2011, 07:09 PM
Wow thanks for all the posts, its giving me some good advice. Is there a good way to conceal if you wear dress pants, shirt and tie? I dont think it can necessarily be in the belt due to visibility. As of now I most often carry a bodyguard 38 revolver. I just purchased a Kimber Pro CDP II and it is really nice! I would like to carry this but im also not sure of the best way. Ideas?


Let me tell you first that you could wear a gun under a spandex leisure suit and virtually no one would see it. It's hard to believe until you've experienced it for yourself but people are really, truly oblivious. If they notice anything at all, they will almost certainly assume it's a PDA/cellphone/leatherman... no one thinks "gun", ever. The exception being other carriers and they're (obviously) not going to hassle you about it.

So, that said, I personally recommend the only holster I've ever used, the Crossbreed Supertuck. It is very comfortable, rugged and holds the gun securely through ANY normal activity. The customer service is excellent with Crossbreed also. You'll be hard pressed to find a bad review of the Supertuck. I can't afford to buy holsters until I find the one I want and end up with a box of useless ones. I researched thoroughly to find the right one the FIRST time and I couldn't be happier.

Bulldawg55
January 26, 2011, 08:03 PM
1) ALWAYS carry (where legal)
2) NEVER tell (few exceptions)

LFosburg
January 26, 2011, 08:06 PM
I personally recommend the only holster I've ever used, the Crossbreed Supertuck. It is very comfortable, rugged and holds the gun securely through ANY normal activity. The customer service is excellent with Crossbreed also. You'll be hard pressed to find a bad review of the Supertuck.

I took a look at this supertuck, it seems pretty secure and comfortable.... One thing I am concerned is whether or not that plastic holster used on a daily basis will really damage the finish on my CDP? Got any thoughts?

Brian Pfleuger
January 26, 2011, 08:11 PM
I took a look at this supertuck, it seems pretty secure and comfortable.... One thing I am concerned is whether or not that plastic holster used on a daily basis will really damage the finish on my CDP? Got any thoughts?

It might. I have been carrying a Glock 33 in my Supertuck for a little over 2 years now. The only mark on the gun is a thin line on the slide right at the top of the kydex ("plastic";)). It's very minor, almost like the tennifer is polished rather than worn, but it's definitely there. I had considered gluing a piece of vacuum line in that spot to see if it helped but "service" marks don't bother me much on a carry gun. Seems almost "honorable" is strange sort of way.

I'll see if I can get a decent picture of it to post.

Wolfeye
January 26, 2011, 08:12 PM
LFosburg,

I ran up against the "how to carry while dressed up?" issue a while ago. It wasn't because my gun was printing - it was because someone almost hugged it while I was at a family function. Nowadays when I absolutely don't want my gun to print or be noticed when bumped, I use a front pocket holster. It makes it look like I'm carrying a fat wallet. (For reference, I carry a S&W model 642.)

And just so I wouldn't confuse people if they noticed what look like two different wallets printing through my clothes, I switched from a wallet to a moneyclip that's just big enough for a few cards & some bills. It barely shows, and it's kind of nice because now I don't have as much stuff in my pockets.

The only places I don't carry are where it isn't legal, or if I'm going to visit a friend who's staunchly anti-gun. I've faced the reality that not all of the people I care about are supportive of guns, so I grant them respect in their space by leaving my gun locked up in the car. No biggie.

Brian Pfleuger
January 26, 2011, 08:22 PM
Here you go:

http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=66664&stc=1&d=1296091341

LFosburg
January 26, 2011, 08:33 PM
Thanks for the pic! I get the idea.... The slide is stainless so im not sure I would even notice it....

oden
January 26, 2011, 08:55 PM
Carry every day and every place that is legal to do so.I know that you would not take the spare tire out of your car because your just going to the store for milk and gas and probably wont need it.
best of luck.

JohnKSa
January 26, 2011, 10:19 PM
I have 2 pistols intended for concealed carry duty. One is what I carry most of the time, the other one is smaller and is reserved for situations that are too formal to allow concealment with the other pistol.

I carry any time it's legal. It's simpler that way.

Nnobby45
January 27, 2011, 12:26 AM
. Telling them that you carry means that they aren't going to go all crazy against me if a situation occurs.

No it doesn't. It may mean they blurt out that you have a gun and get you killed. It's happened before.

Telling everyone you're with that you're armed won't be necessary for long. Everyone will soon know, including people you don't want to know.

I've been armed around people I see on a regular basis for 15 years who have not the slightest clue. And if a "situation" occurs and they go crazy, it won't be because they know I'm armed---but could make for a good diversion.:D

I'd be more concerned about education those who are close to you and know you're armed not to ever say a word---no matter what the circumstances.

Tell away, if you wish. Your call.:cool:

Deja vu
January 27, 2011, 01:44 AM
I CC every where I go that the law allows to carry.

I once got to the airport and realized I was still carrying my weapon and had to wait in the car while the wife picked up the parents. :o

69MachOne
January 27, 2011, 02:01 AM
I carry all the time except for govt buildings & schools. It gets to be second nature with the correct rig. If you aren't committed to carry all the time & use deadly force if required then why get a permit?

Eagle0711
January 27, 2011, 03:05 AM
Have carried where legal daily for 30 years.

Summer an IWB works for me with a shirt bloused over it or a **** with the tail worn outside.

Winter I use a molded fit pancake holster that holds the gun close to the body.

Always a couple of reloads. Always a Tactical folder, especially where a gun can't be taken.

No one has ever noticed that I'm aware of. Don't give it away with your body language.

BIG HUGE mistake to tell anyone for a variety of reasons.

You never know when trouble will come your way. Always aware and ready.
Carry in the house, or have one within arms reach.

Haven't had to even draw it on another person, but very, very close a few times.

Ryder
January 27, 2011, 05:10 AM
Mine is unrestricted, so I carry everywhere

There's a bill in the legislature right now to make all Michigan permits unrestricted. If it passes I won't need to worry about where I can't go anymore. That will be nice.

Ryder
January 27, 2011, 05:22 AM
If you aren't committed to carry all the time & use deadly force if required then why get a permit?


Helps to keep you from being arrested for ignorance of some minor technicalities for starters. For another thing it greatly simplifies the purchase of firearms over the counter here (no need to visit to the police station in advance to obtain a purchase permit and background checks no longer apply).

FAS1
January 27, 2011, 09:04 AM
For me I like my G26/CBST for daily IWB carry. Also always have Spyderco C07 on me even when no gun is on me. Also regularly carry Keltec P3AT in pocket as a BUG or when I feel I need deep concealment and choose to not have the G26 on me. The Keltec is also used when running with a bellyband sitting waist level in font of my right hip bone. Makes me feel a little better and no one has ever noticed it. My knife is clipped at my SOB on shorts too.

I do have several different holsters and ways to carry including Thunderwear holster and a 5.11 Concealment Undershirt although I don't use them very much since I found the Crossbreed.

Dwight55
January 27, 2011, 09:16 AM
As a pastor, . . . I do not carry while in the pulpit.

I do not carry where it is illegal.

Otherwise, . . . I'm never more than a few feet from my handgun and in most cases a long gun is pretty close too.

I have an IWB holster that allows me to carry in my most formal of dude duds, as well as the Wranglers I'm in right now.

There is a sig line someone uses on one of the forums I attend: "If you believe you can or believe you can't, you're right."

I applied that to my life, my full size all steel 1911, and we go down the road of life together.

May God bless,
Dwight

PawPaw
January 27, 2011, 09:24 AM
Until they can show for sure that I am wrong I will do it my way.

That's one way to look at it, and you might have a point.

My close friends and family know that I carry. It's my default mode. I don't talk about it, I just do it. There's no reason to trumpet the fact.

One of my favorite things is to be in a social situation and have someone talking about concealed carry. Normally one of our unaware friends who just noticed for the first time that there are people who carry daily. They'll be talking about it and I'll be sitting there strapped and they don't have a clue. I smile to myself and sip my coffee and let them ramble. If the situation is conducive to intelligent conversation, I might let them know that I've been carrying for years and they never suspected. Or, I might not.

jbrown50
January 27, 2011, 01:40 PM
I second what Pax said.

My gun and spare mags are like my keys, wallet, Iphone, leatherman, money and flashlight. When I'm dressed that's how I roll. It's second nature.

Everything's 100% functional yet small and light enough to be unobtrusive. The only thing visible is my little Novatac flashlight in a small nylon Victorinox pouch on my belt.

LFosburg
January 27, 2011, 02:09 PM
A quick question for those of you who use the crossbreed holster. Which types of clips do you prefer? I see that I can order a couple other types besides the standard and I just want to know the ups and downs.

egor20
January 27, 2011, 02:24 PM
I OC on the farm all the time and CC every time I leave it, as my wife does. The only time I don't take a gun with me is when I go on base, everywhere else I can just lock it in the gun safe in my truck. I don't carry in Church, VA is kinda vague about the law on this, but my Priest knows I carry outside, He made a joke about lightening up on those "Our Fathers" and "Hail Mary's" :D

Standing Wolf
January 27, 2011, 09:59 PM
If I'm outside the house, I'm carrying. Simplifies things.

Stevie-Ray
January 27, 2011, 10:38 PM
My Ultra CDP goes in my Don Hume JIT slide every morning off the nightstand and it's carried 99% of the time as has been said many times here. Been carrying about 8 years and this gun for about 7, OWB for about 4 or 5. Most comfortable for me and little dress change.

hondauto
January 27, 2011, 10:52 PM
I never carry my gun...I just got my CCW to fill one more spot in my wallet..
On a more serious note,I carry everywhere I'm allowed.
I don't carry in the house though it's usually close by.

m&p45acp10+1
January 27, 2011, 11:21 PM
I carry everywhere I can legaly do so. I do not carry at work due to company policy against it. I do not like the policy :mad:. I do like having a job though:p.

2cooltoolz
January 28, 2011, 12:09 AM
I carry everywhere except work and to and from. Fed property, random searches at gate, bad news.
Always tell the people that you go out with that you do carry.
Don't do that. Nothing good can come of it. My wife knows, my daughter knows, that's enough. People who don't "get it", or even worse, people who think they "get it", can put you in a bad situation.
Having a CCW doesn't make you the new Sheriff in town, and some of the uninformed may not understand that. And there's the idiot that expects you to "back his play", because he knows you're armed. Just don't; they don't need to know and there is a 99.999% chance they never will.

hondauto
January 28, 2011, 12:33 AM
Quote:
Always tell the people that you go out with that you do carry.

Don't do that. Nothing good can come of it. My wife knows, my daughter knows, that's enough. People who don't "get it", or even worse, people who think they "get it", can put you in a bad situation.
Having a CCW doesn't make you the new Sheriff in town, and some of the uninformed may not understand that. And there's the idiot that expects you to "back his play", because he knows you're armed. Just don't; they don't need to know and there is a 99.999% chance they never will.
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I agree with this statment for the most part..I do tell the closest friends I'm hanging out with,but only them..I want them to know enough to get behind me if something happens..I don't generally tell anyone else..

FM12
January 28, 2011, 01:51 PM
As a retired police officer, I carry about 80% of the time nowadays. Usually a full sized Sig 220, in a Serpa Holster, concealed by a lightweight kakhi "photographers style" vest. A plus is carrying all kinds of stuff in the vest's pockets. Retired, Life is REALLY Good!!

Terry A
January 28, 2011, 04:23 PM
Kinda ashamed to admit this, but I started having a gun on me or in my car when I was 16. Illegally. There are no "buts" that can make that right, it was illegal. However ("but" :D) I never once EVER showed it to ANYONE, not even my best buds or girlfriend. I had no enemies and got along great with people. I was an amateur boxer, so I wasn't afraid of fighting. I just loved guns. Instead of playing baseball, football, etc., I boxed and was constantly target practicing with my guns.

Upon reaching 21, I became a full time police officer. I'm finishing up my career now. I wanted a job where I could be around guns, and I got 29 years and 9 months of being able to wear a gun and get paid for it! :) Off duty, no big surprise. Yes indeed, I always have one on me. Not even being outside, just being in the house. Yep, got one on then also. Even in the bathroom, while I'm in the shower, there's one on the hamper under the towel. ;) Guns galore in our bedroom. Some tucked away nicely here & there thru out the house. And basement. (There's none in the attic or outdoor shed with the lawn mower)

And I have no explaination for where this all came from. My grandpap was a Police Chief and he was my father figure. He really liked his guns also. Maybe that was the impetus.

But in all the time I've carried a weapon on me, I never, ever even once let on to anybody that I was armed. It was one of the best kept secrets ever!

There's one on the desk here as I type. A shotgun is on top the book cases, out of sight of anybody in this room. I'm realizing that this has pretty much developed into a lifestyle.

I've never had an addiction, other than to Diet Coke. But I'm realizing from writing all of this that I must be somewhat addicted (?) to guns.

I'm an evangelical Christian, teach Sunday School, love my family beyond belief, have a clean record. And I love guns. I have great friends, good neighbors, no speeding tickets, but I have lots of guns. Great credit rating, passed all my psychologicals, help out lots with the housework, but have large stockpiles of ammuntion.

I don't THINK I need intervention......(:D)

Maybe one of them Dr fellas can write a book about the guys & ladies in this thread. :eek:

All kidding aside, cutting to the quick, guns are just so great to have around.

PS- Fun reading this thread. :)

Constantine
January 28, 2011, 04:49 PM
Terry A my friend, we are on the EXACT same page! Only difference in all of that is that I am a Roman Catholic lol *high five* brother.

Constantine
January 28, 2011, 05:03 PM
Oh, and I also carry every day all the time, at home, in the shower, outside to get the mail, to walk the girl out to her car. EVERYTHING. I only leave it in my car at work where it's supposedly "not supposed to be on the premises" whatever, doubt they'll ever know or have the balls to check anyways. It's illegal without probable cause.


Also want to go ahead and say....


I love you all. Yes, all of you. You're like my virtual gun nut family and I have a handful of friends that feel and do the same "crazy" crap we all do. Always armed.

Terry A
January 28, 2011, 05:14 PM
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Posts: 173 Terry A my friend, we are on the EXACT same page! Only difference in all of that is that I am a Roman Catholic lol *high five* brother.
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Glock 22 .40cal, Glock 27 .40cal, Springfield Mil-Spec 1911 .45acp, Browning Hi-Power 9mm (Belgium made), Smith and Wesson Model 19 .357/.38

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Yes we are my brother! Have a peaceful weekend my friend.

bamaranger
February 4, 2011, 02:46 AM
When the temp and humidity soars, concealing a full size pistol can be tricky. And you cannot always go about in a safari vest or w/ your shirt tails out, or in a sprt coat/blazer. Forget a fanny pack. Especially a black one. They scream gun.

A second, hot weather gun, like a P230 or a S&W 36/60 dropped in a pants or shorts pocket or in a pocket holster will work in these instances.

I know many SD/ccw guys who are big into their 1911'a and Glocks, but when the hot weather hits, its in the car or truck. Pretty lame. Hope you don't need it.

A snub .38, or a .380 is not tacticool, but it will be there if you need it.

bikerbill
February 4, 2011, 03:10 PM
I have several guns I carry, depending on the weather (hot or cold), where I'm going, etc., but I always carry ... I'm retired, no kids at home, so I have a gun in the bedroom, a gun in the living room (which wanders around the house with me during the day) and a gun in the back part of the house, where our office is located ... I own guns because I love to shoot and for protection, and if they're locked up or left at home, the protection part goes out the window ... you don't have to carry a cannon (I have an NAA .22Mag for dog walks), but when you need one, you better have it close at hand ...