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Old June 7, 2011, 10:49 AM   #1
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Dual weilding

Do any of yall carry 2 guns while concealed carry. Not a real serious question, just for conversation.
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Old June 7, 2011, 11:00 AM   #2
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yes

yes I have three CCW's. One is mine, one is for my wife, and one is a BUG. All three can be switched around in any fashion. I don't always carry 2 but many times I take both when I grab the other. My wife still doesn't really carry unless we travel and even then its a purse gun. The excuse got me an extra firearm though. Our first handgun is bigger and doesn't leave the house anymore.
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Old June 7, 2011, 11:01 AM   #3
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Do you carry 2 because you dont want the other to feel left out, or carry 2 incase of an emergency situation?
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Old June 7, 2011, 11:03 AM   #4
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One with an occaisional BUG has always seemed like enough to me, but good guys that are well armed will never be a problem to anyone but bad guys. I say carry 2 if you like, heck, carry 4.
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Old June 7, 2011, 11:50 AM   #5
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I almost always carry a backup for lots of reasons that have been debated to death.
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Old June 7, 2011, 12:00 PM   #6
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I thought you ment "Dual weilding" as in going to the range and shooting with both hands, why wasn't this labeld do you have a bug?

Yes plan on soon as I get my ccw.

Just because I can.
And because I can give my gun to someone else if something ever happened. Or mine got destroyed or dropped from a 2nd story, what ever trouble you are in.

I remember this saying from a movie, "I am not looking for any trouble boys, (Other guy) yeah but maybe TROUBLE is looking for you."

I.E bad guys wanting to rob you.
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Old June 7, 2011, 12:36 PM   #7
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Well I dont know what bug means, and from context clues it doesnt sound like it means to carry 2 guns. But if you brought up something interesting. How many of yall shoot 2 guns at once at the range.
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Old June 7, 2011, 12:39 PM   #8
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Carry two some of the time, you know, the New York Reload.

Have been thinking of changing my carry habits. I am considering carrying two J-Frame 38 Specials with 158LSWCHP. Easy to grip with either hand, balanced on the body,and a quick reload or back up if needed. It's legal in OR to carry a back-up.
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Old June 7, 2011, 12:46 PM   #9
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Old June 7, 2011, 12:52 PM   #10
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Back up gun.
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Old June 7, 2011, 12:53 PM   #11
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Yes. I carry 2 guns and a scary, unusually huge folding knife most of the time.
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Old June 7, 2011, 12:57 PM   #12
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IIRC, "dual wielding" is a reference to video games, in which the player can fire two guns at once. Such a practice really doesn't have any place in real-world self-defense usage.

Firing two guns at once requires the brain to duplicate the same complex process with both hands simultaneously. Though there are some folks on the cowboy action circuit who can do it to some extent, it is no a good idea for self defense. Every shot that misses is a shot that could potentially hit a bystander. It also wouldn't look too good in front of a grand jury.

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How many of yall shoot 2 guns at once at the range.
I know of several ranges that would boot a shooter in a heartbeat for doing that.
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Old June 7, 2011, 12:59 PM   #13
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Do any of yall carry 2 guns while concealed carry. Not a real serious question, just for conversation.

I think your subject ment to say "do any of you conceal carry two guns"

No way in a million years I would shoot a BG with two guns at once, looks like some cowboy/action hero movie/mall ninja crap. Carry two guns, use one if needed for self defence.
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Old June 7, 2011, 12:59 PM   #14
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Interesting facts, and learning something new every day.
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Old June 7, 2011, 06:55 PM   #15
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How many of yall shoot 2 guns at once at the range.
I have done that just messing around plinking but I know at my range that you would be kicked out for such a practice.




as far as carrying a back up gun... I do that when I am going to a bad area of town
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Old June 7, 2011, 07:46 PM   #16
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If you are serious about learning such trick shooting Ed McGiverns book could help. I know nothing about ccw or BUG weapons.
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Old June 7, 2011, 07:59 PM   #17
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This has been hashed, re-hashed, then hashed some more.


I would NEVER carry two guns unless firearms were part of my profession. The likelihood of EVER using a CC is civilian life is extremely low, the likelihood of using/needing TWO, in the same incident, is low enough (i'd say next to zero, but I don't feel like searching the web for stats) that it would never be a worry, and therefore definite overkill (no-pun intended).

That's just me… as the guy said, very well might I add, above
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Old June 7, 2011, 08:23 PM   #18
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Do any of yall carry 2 guns while concealed carry. Not a real serious question, just for conversation.
Everyone is going have their own opinion, mine is; if you have the permit to carry. Carry two, and enough ammo for you to outlast a bad guy and an extra bad guy.

Example, carrying a auto loader with a revolver, 2 magazines for the auto and 2 reloads for the revolver, just because they can fit in a small pouch.
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Old June 7, 2011, 08:40 PM   #19
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The farthest I have gone so far is an extra magazine or 2. Not very often though.
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Old June 7, 2011, 08:41 PM   #20
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this is not dnd
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Old June 7, 2011, 08:54 PM   #21
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Nope its not. If it were, I would be rolling the dice to see if I hit what I was shooting at!
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Old June 8, 2011, 11:11 AM   #22
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yes i carry 2 alot of the time....one full size IWB and one of my four pocket pistols 38spl, 327 fed mag, 9mm, 380acp. i have nice pocket holsters that make draw easy from pocket

But what i like is one of my arms are full of groceries or supllies or whatnot then i still have access to one of my guns with either arm
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Old June 8, 2011, 11:22 AM   #23
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I have never carried two CCW weapons at the same time, not to say I wouldnt if there was a good reason too but for the most part Im not out at night and I try to stay away from areas where most people have trouble.

Still I cant say I wouldnt do it, I just dont have a reason too for the most part.. Some people (outside of police officers) carry entire batman belts full of equipment for every possibility for me its two spare bags and a blood clottiing band aid for myself or my BG depending on if he gets me or if he is the only one who gets injured in my attempt to stop his unlawful attempt to end life.

No flashlights, no flash bangs, no batons, no mace, no rope, no hand cuffs, no knives, no swords... you get the idea...

I would carry a knife but the laws are so variable around here I would need a county by county map so its just easier to go without... Not because its not potent..
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So, I shouldn't mention that my backup weapon is a deep-concealed +1 Sword of Manly Vigor?
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Old June 8, 2011, 10:16 PM   #25
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But if you need a back up gun, shouldn't it be bigger than your primary gun because it is your backup...meaning you're already out when you reach for it so the situation has escalated and requiring a 2nd gun so it's really deep doo-doo so a 2nd mouse gun makes little sense.

I carry one gun and a reload, couple more mags here n there.
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