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Old January 12, 2011, 06:41 PM   #26
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Just the one.
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Old January 12, 2011, 07:55 PM   #27
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I depends....I usually carry my S&W Model 638 but sometimes I'll add my Micro-compact .45. Sometimes I'll carry my Ruger SP-101 .357 and a Beretta .25. Sometimes I carry two .45's. It all depends on how I feel, How I'm dressed and where I'm going.
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Old January 12, 2011, 08:41 PM   #28
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Only one at a time. I really dont see the need for 2. Mostly my PF-9 but on occasion my 1911 OM.
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Old January 12, 2011, 10:27 PM   #29
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The 3 main reasons I carry two or more handguns:
1. "New York Reload" to go along with my spare mags/speedloaders!
2. Give one to my significant other or close friend in a pinch.
3. If the cops take my primary in for testing, then I can still defend myself!

I know this probably makes me sound like a paranoid "gun-nut", but I LOVE GUNS!!!
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Old January 12, 2011, 10:39 PM   #30
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Old January 12, 2011, 10:39 PM   #31
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A TX permit allows you to carry as many as you can conceal. I've never carried more than one at a time but I do have two carry guns. One is a bit more compact for use when I can't dress casually.
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Old January 12, 2011, 11:34 PM   #32
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1 at a time for me But have different ones for different places.
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Old January 12, 2011, 11:44 PM   #33
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The only time I carried two guns was by accident. I grabbed by wife's barn coat one morning and went to the store, I received a very irate phone call and proceeded to go home and swap coats.

And before someone says.....The Weight!!!
I keep a lot of crap in my coat....and I had a hangover
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Old January 12, 2011, 11:51 PM   #34
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"what shirt do you wear?"

Oh, you have more than one?
Oh, you might wear a T under a cotton button-down, or sweater?

You mean there may be NO best answer?



I always wear at least one always, and I bet I always have at least two more choices close at hand.
I no longer routinely wear two or more, but I still do......on occasion.


You may not label me 'paranoid'; you may more appropriately call me 'survivor'.
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Old January 12, 2011, 11:58 PM   #35
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I normally carry 2 KelTec on weak hand side In case can't reach main due to injury or main out of action. Also to me faster than trying to reload. If ever needed.
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Old January 13, 2011, 12:12 AM   #36
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Usually none. Don't feel the need to. And if I feel I really have to, one. Realistically speaking I will never need one.

No not joking, and am not anti either, just a bit different than most of the folks here I guess. I can carry where I hardly need to, but can't legally do in the place I really should. Fact of life, not much choice about the latter place and their stupid laws over there. :barf:
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Old January 13, 2011, 12:18 AM   #37
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not joking either

One will not decide when one needs a gun; one will have THAT decision made for them.

Realistically speaking, one can only HOPE one will never need one.


One small point: There is a difference between 'can' and 'allowed to'.
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Old January 13, 2011, 08:14 AM   #38
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WildBill45
You don't carry a spare magazine to have a lot of rounds, the reason you should carry one with every semi-auto is it is quicker when standing in front of someone to strip and feed the new mag in, than figure out the clearing technique needed under stress!
I agree, but that doesn't really apply well to those who carry revolvers. I'd need to carry 2 or 3 reloads to match the capacity of some of the auto's that people carry. Still, carrying a speed strip or two is easy, so why not?
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Old January 13, 2011, 10:29 AM   #39
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One gun and 1 reload over 99% of the time when I'm off-duty. About the only time I carry a second is if my primary carry is going to be buried under a zipped/buttoned up coat. Then I may pocket carry my .38 Snubby for immediate access.
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Old January 13, 2011, 10:49 AM   #40
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One -- a Kahr PM9 or Kimber UCII and a reload -- should be plenty. I've heard the "one is none, two is one" quote a million times, but I live in rural Texas, not downtown Memphis, and trying to figure out where to put all that hardware would just give me a headache ...
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Old January 13, 2011, 10:58 AM   #41
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Old January 13, 2011, 11:01 AM   #42
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Just one,,,

S&W Model 36 snubby,,,
Or a S&W Model 36 LadySmith in 3" barrel.

Just depends on my mood.

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Old January 13, 2011, 11:12 AM   #43
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Just one for me..Springfield XD9 subcompact.
I am working on getting an SP101 .357mag.. for more carry options and possible BUG if ever I need it(not likely)
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Old January 13, 2011, 11:30 AM   #44
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just one for now as a civilian...but when I hit the streets as a patrolmen later this summer, I intend on at least 2
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Old January 13, 2011, 11:35 AM   #45
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I normally only carry my SIG 220 with one extra magazine, but that's more for convenience than anything. I have though, on occasion also had my SIG 238 in a pocket holster, as well.
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Old January 13, 2011, 11:35 AM   #46
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One....usually. Sometimes none.
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Old January 13, 2011, 12:19 PM   #47
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One in the pocket, one in the waist band, thinking about an ankle holester.
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Old January 13, 2011, 12:23 PM   #48
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I only carry one: 9mm XD SC. I carry multiple mags, so I should be able to contend with most situations should they arrise.
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Old January 13, 2011, 07:12 PM   #49
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How many guns do you carry for CCW?

Just one. Usually either a 38+P or 9mm.
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Old January 13, 2011, 07:44 PM   #50
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XD9mm SC in a IWB at the 5pm position, .38 special S&W Bodyguard on a left ankle carry. Reason for 2, if the XD locks up the revolve is a backup. Carry 1-2 extra magazines for the XD all of them are 16 round.
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