Anymore, it is very rare when and where I cannot CCW, . . . but those times do occur.
I carry to that location if at all possible, . . . and of course from, . . . leaving my CCW locked secure somewhere near.
In it's place, I have a couple of small knives, . . . that for instance the other day at a local hospital, . . . I left at 2:30 AM, . . . the knife was open and in my hand inside my glove. It is the next thing to razor sharp and though small, . . . I wouldn't want to be cut with it.
I had to walk a couple of blocks in the dark to a parking garage, . . . and really did not relish the possibilities there as the area has a small crime problem.
But most of the time, . . . my biggest weapon, . . . CCW or not, . . . is simply my attitude, demeanor, and situational awareness. I was an 11B Platoon Sergeant for several years, . . . and I remount that persona when I am out and about, . . . especially in a questionable area.
May God bless,
If you can breathe, . . . thank God!
If you can read, . . . thank a teacher!
If you are reading this in English, . . . thank a Veteran!