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View Poll Results: How many hours a week do you conceal carry?
2 hours or less 10 31.25%
3 - 10 hours 3 9.38%
11 - 20 hours 2 6.25%
over 20 hours 17 53.13%
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Old 03-05-2016, 03:30 PM   #1
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Old 03-05-2016, 03:54 PM   #2
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I carry 24/7/365 and wear NAA 22 mag around my neck and only take it off to shower . My Glock 23c or 27 is either on my person or never more then 3 ft from my hand . Duke will give me 5 seconds to get and aim my glock . The 22 mag NAA is my backup .
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Old 03-05-2016, 07:13 PM   #3
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I've had a permit going on seven years, but I have rarely carried. My area and situation just haven't made me feel it was necessary, but things are gradually worsening. I may soon have to rethink the need.

My transit bus job is irritating. It's the one place I'd like to carry, and it's not allowed. Not even left in our car on company property. We don't know what is in a passenger's pocket, and too many would not care about laws when they have a gun. We've had a couple of gun incidents in the past year, no one hurt, and one arrest.
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Old 03-06-2016, 03:47 AM   #4
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In the 3 times I needed a gun , 2 of the times I thought was in a safe zone or area and I would not need a gun . All 3 times my Glock 23C 15 shot would have been the perfect gun for me carry and not the 3 guns I was carrying at that time and no , I didn't carry a backup gun at that time either . I'm super lucky too be alive and here .

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Old 03-06-2016, 04:40 AM   #5
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I've always assumed the worst case scenario about all places I go, and so far that has been a great strategy for self defense. If you take for granted the "area" you're in is tranquil, there's a greater chance of being caught off guard and there you go.
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Old 03-06-2016, 06:14 AM   #6
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I carried 24/7 for years but slowly gave it up. I believe situation awareness is more important for me now.
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Old 03-06-2016, 06:16 AM   #7
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Another comment I would like to make is I carry "other" weapons with me or have them nearby when I'm away from the house. All my vehicles have either a six D-cell flashlight or a trailer box end wrench. Both are about two/three pounds each and make a great weapon.
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Another comment I would like to make is I carry "other" weapons with me or have them nearby when I'm away from the house. All my vehicles have either a six D-cell flashlight or a trailer box end wrench. Both are about two/three pounds each and make a great weapon.
+1 But other than in the shower I carry or have at hand 24/7.
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Another comment I would like to make is I carry "other" weapons with me or have them nearby when I'm away from the house. All my vehicles have either a six D-cell flashlight or a trailer box end wrench. Both are about two/three pounds each and make a great weapon.
NEVER CARRY A FLASHLIGHT TO A GUN FIGHT . You jump out a car with a club or knife and you meet a armed person like me with a Glock your DEAD . I can legally shoot and kill you and will never see 1 day in jail or a courtroom .
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I carry a 357 during the early spring months when bears are out and grouchy or when neighbors let us know they've seen a bear in the area. The 357 I carry is actually more to scare off a predator that might attack the dogs on our daily walk, though there is always a very slim chance I would need it to defend myself and, yes, the odds of ever needing a gun for this kind of thing are very, very low. None of our neighbors carry a gun and they've lived here for most of their lives.

There's even less of a chance of needing a gun to protect us from criminals. We moved up here, specifically, not to have to carry a gun. If we were still living in Milwaukee or Chicago, sure, I would carry. If I have anything to say about it, though, I will never again live in a place where I feel the need to carry.

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Old 03-06-2016, 12:47 PM   #11
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Another comment I would like to make is I carry "other" weapons with me or have them nearby when I'm away from the house. All my vehicles have either a six D-cell flashlight or a trailer box end wrench. Both are about two/three pounds each and make a great weapon.
I always carry a "little" knife for the heck of it, but I hope I never have to get that close to someone, as my knife throwing skills need honing.

...and I definitely don't want to get anybody elses bodily fluids on my shoot'n britches or shoes.

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I can't carry a gun at work, I always have a knife. But off work I carry everywhere I can.
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I can't carry a gun at work, I always have a knife. But off work I carry everywhere I can.
Sounds like a good reason to quit and retire . I never worked at a place that didn't allow me to carry concealed since I had a CCW and if they didn't I would pocket carry and not tell them I had it ..
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Old 07-29-2016, 11:52 AM   #14
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It's under 2 hours a week for me. I'm retired, and aside from going to the range, I don't get out as much as I did when I was working. It's actually kind of nice to slow down!
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Amen to that, from another retiree. My husband and I do shoot more, now that we are retired.
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I have pulled a gun on someone twice. Without the gun I hate to think of what may have happened.
My first concealed carry license was in 1987, when Florida first began to allow it. I never carried, but always had one in my car and home.
I moved to Georgia in 1996 and got my carry license. Same routine….vehicle and home.
However, one day on the Interstate (in Florida) a crazy guy with his convertible top down, who looked like Charles Manson (really) decided to harass me. We were the only two cars on the road for miles. I was on cruise control in the right hand lane minding my own business, when this psycho sped up behind me…beside me….over and over again…doing his best to scare me. I finally pulled my 9mm S&W 5906 from the center console of the truck, rolled down the window and pointed it at him. He left in a cloud of dust.
After moving to Georgia I left for a 10 day visit to see my Mother in Florida. When I returned I found my home ransacked, robbed, tore to hell…..nothing left…not even my salt and pepper shakers. After calling the police and insurance company, and after two days of visits from “authorities”, I began to clean up. The next night, with my truck out of sight in the shop, the culprits showed up again in the middle of the night. I pulled the same gun on them, and they ended up in jail…..and I got half of my things back, which they had moved into their apartment….including my salt and pepper shaker. The other half of my things were never recovered. I lost all photos of my life’s history, family memorabilia, and on and on. Needless to say I hate a thief. I have been robbed a total of eight times.
Now that I live in the country, I happen to be near a community that is dubious…at best. I keep a pistol on my hip during every breathing moment that I am awake. It proves wise when a snake appears. Let’s just hope no two legged snake shows his sorry ass. How often do I carry concealed? …….when I'm not in my pajamas. PS....I sold the Smith 5906 and became a loyal Glock fan.

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Old 07-30-2016, 07:10 AM   #17
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Never pulled mine on someone but did take it out of the glove box when I was harassed one night by a car load od drunks near Rapid City SD. When a bus load of "mushroom hunters" stopped to visit my brother and I in the woods we took off our coats and displayed our 44 mags, they left!
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Since we are telling tales of bravery, I only have one.

Lived in Houston briefly around 1980, Heard some scraping and clicking one night at the back door. Grabbed my S&W 39 off the night stand, and headed for the kitchen. Put the refrigerator between me and the back door, and jacked the slide. Whoever it was likely knew what he was hearing, and I heard some fast footfalls leaving the backyard. I found some scrapes on the storm door the next morning.

Now that my bad guy piece is a double action only LCR, in the same situation the only sound he'd hear is "BANG".
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Lived in Houston briefly around 1980....
My dad was alive and living in Houston back then. That's when it was pretty nice. Now, forget it.
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My dad was alive and living in Houston back then. That's when it was pretty nice. Now, forget it.
I don't know about that, they were in the middle of the "boom". Their DMV was selling new plates for a thousand out of state cars a day. I can remember sitting on the beltway in crawling traffic, where I could see my exit, but it took thirty minutes to be on it.

I was at my in-laws, actually in Pasadena, trying to get a handle on my wife's injuries from a motorcycle accident. I did get to ride a mechanical "bull" at Gilley's, right down the street (Lone Star beer is no big deal, tastes like Miller). That's where John Travolta and Debra Winger hung out in "Urban Cowboy". So there were some fun times.

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