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CHL Carriers - How Many Guns?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by jkraig, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. jkraig

    jkraig West Linn, Oregon New Member

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    Out of all of you CHL carriers out there, here is a quick question.

    Who carries more than one gun at a time?

    Do you also carry extra mags, or just what fits in the gun?

    Do you carry a knife as a 1st deterrent, as taught in the CHL classes?

    :thumbup:
     
  2. wavo

    wavo Portland Member

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    I carry two fists, elbows and knees, a knife and a gun. :)

    Is that overkill? :laugh:
     
  3. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    most days 1 gun and a total of 3 mags. the mags are 7 rounds 9mm +P. I will carry a second gun some days, just depends on where i am going and how i feel that day. But i am never with out 1 gun.
     
  4. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It is pretty rare that I carry a BUG. I have carried extra magazines, but don't do that very often either.

    I don't carry a knife for several reasons. (I know that most people will disagree with me on this point, but anyway...)

    Reasons I don't carry a knife:
    1. A knife could be used as a deterrent, but it seems unwise. If my life was in danger, I would be justified in drawing my CCW. Drawing a knife as a deterrent when you life is in danger seems to be a good way to lose your life in a fight. If you draw the knife before you life is in danger, you are brandishing. So either way you lose.
    2. I am not properly trained to use a knife. Unless I have proper training, a knife can be more of a danger to me than the BG. I would like to take OFAs "close encounters of the worst kind", but will likely take more gun oriented training first.
    3. If a BG sees the knife in my pocket, he will consider me a significant threat. Any move I make could get me killed, even if I was reaching to give him my wallet. I would prefer to blend in if I ever found myself in a SHTF encounter.
    4. Many knives nowaday could be considered by a LEO or DA a switchblade, even if they are only "assisted opening" knife. I would rather not be the guinea pig they test that theory out on.

    Wow, was that a rambling or what.

    I am interested in what other people think about the whole knife thing...
     
  5. TonsOfOregonBrass

    TonsOfOregonBrass Sandy, OR Active Member

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    Switchblades are legal in Oregon. :D
     
  6. el gringo loco

    el gringo loco PDX Member

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    Always carry one gun. If it is not my revolver, I carry one extra mag. I also carry a knife, but this confuses me:
    I don't get how a knife is a deterrent and was never taught that it was. I carry a knife because (a) I find a pocket knife useful (b) I could run out of bullets or have my gun knocked from my hand or have a really bad jam, and (c) because a gun may not always be the best weapon for a given situation. I would never use my knife as a weapon unless I would be justified in using my gun as a weapon. I will not bring a knife to a gunfight. However, I acknowledge that my backstop may not be good, I could be in a crowd, or all I can reach is my knife. I carry a knife for those situations.
     
  7. SavageGerbil

    SavageGerbil Salem, OR Active Member

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    Switchblades are legal but must be carried openly, the phrasing on our licenses is concealed pistol so I wouldn't trust it to save your tail on carrying a switchblade.

    Carrying a pre-gun, I'd go with pepperspray, knife is a deadly weapon same as a pistol or a flail (only the cool kids open carry medieval weapons)

    I carry 1 gun and an extra mag, if I could afford it I'd have a second one, P3AT or the like.
     
  8. branchbuster

    branchbuster Albany Active Member

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    My opinion on knife as a deterrent is that the BG may see that as an invitation to a fair fight. Where as pulling a gun, if they see that as an invite to a fair fight, they truly are a deadly threat. Besides people with proper training with a knife are likely to be able to do as much or more damage with their bare hands.
     
  9. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    Generally speaking I only carry one gun but lately I've been carrying 2.

    When I carry 2 it's normally a 1911 45 of course with 9 or 14 rounds in the gun depending on which one I carry and the Ruger LCP with 13 rounds 6 in an extra mag and 7 in the gun.

    If I'm only carrying one gun I'll always have at least one extra mag and exact round count depends a lot on what I'm carrying, what I have room for, and mood.

    Nope I generally don't carry a knife. This might sound silly but I tried it and didn't like it. Back when I decided I wanted to carry a knife I decided for speed of use I wanted it to be a fixed blade. I got an over-sized boot knife with a 4.25" blade 9" OAL. I found it to be to long and uncomfortable to carry daily. I might revisit this sometime though. Ideally i wanted to carry it at 9 O'clock, the goal being to draw it with my weak hand leaving the strong hand to draw the gun.
     
  10. CaughtSteelin

    CaughtSteelin Oregon Member

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    One gun with a extra mag. If I am in the woods then usually two with one being open carried. I carry a pocket knife just because it's useful for other activities and everyday tasks. NOT for a substitute of a gun. I would never even think of pulling the knife out on someone as a "deterrent".
     
  11. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    That wasn't taught in the class I took in Utah [which also qualified me for Oregon] and in Washington we don't need to take a class. My knife is for cutting rope and twigs :)

    Rarely ever carry a BUG but often carry a speed loader for an extra cylinder full.
     
  12. madderg

    madderg Salem oregon Member

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    I've been in martial arts since the mid 70's but the 3 stooges had the right idea...a good stiff jab to the eyes! I also have been trained in edged weapons[knife] and they are a frightening tool to say the least. In law enforcement we are taught that a knife any closer than 21 feet can be lethal. So I carry a knife [ Gerber Applegate/Fairbain] either of my 2 Sigs and a smile.
     
  13. d1esel

    d1esel Ridgefield WA. Member

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    I have carried a knife religiously for the past 7 or 8 years. Not as a defensive weapon, but as a tool. It is such a handy thing to have on you. My pocket knife saved my *** big time out on the columbia river. I was heading out for a day of fun on the boat. I had one of those big inflatable tubes strapped down to the engine hatch with the tow rope. I ended up with a engine fire rite there in the middle of the columbia. My pocket knife allowed me to cut the ropes holding down the water toy so I could get a fire extinguisher in there as fast as possible. I like my knife. And you can't clean your finger nails with a pistol.:D
     
  14. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I carry what I think I need. That varies with each journey

    jj
     
  15. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    I never carry a second gun. Rarely do I carry a second mag, I hope I never have to expend 9 rounds of 45ACP! The one item I always carry is tatical flashlight...
     
  16. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    One Kel Tec PF-9, one extra mag. I need to have my shirt tucked in most of the time, and I have no idea how to get comfortable and well concealed (indoors, no jacket) with a bigger gun. I don't care for baggy pants and shirts, just for me.

    I carried a .380 until I found the PF-9.

    $.02
     
  17. BooKilla

    BooKilla Portland, OR Member

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    I rarely carry a backup gun. I almost never carry spare magazines. One gun is enough for me. I have a folding knife everyday of the year.
     
  18. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    usfatboy01 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    2 guns, Kahr P45+1 extra mag, .32 seecamp no extra mag and a knife as the final ditch back-up or to use to disarm my attacker. Quick cut alone the hand area will get them thinking, F**k that hurts!!!
     
  20. milwaukieman

    milwaukieman SE Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Glock 32 with one reload + S.W. 642 most of the time. The 642 goes in an ankle holster, which is very comfortable.