does anyone here besides me carry a back up

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  1. nitestocker

    nitestocker
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    does anyone think of carrying a back up or am i a little paranoid :huh::paranoid:
     
  2. badger54

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    I always carry at least one spare magazine for my primary and usually a 340pd in an ankle holster.
     
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  3. RWeaver

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    I don't think it's unreasonable. Can't hurt. Do you carry in an ankle holster or what?
     
  4. nitestocker

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    i carry one at 8pm im a lefty and one in the front right pocket. or i carry one in both front pockets depends on what i carry i carry extra mag in my back right pocket
     
  5. R276

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    I do. Its not unreasonable. I carry an LCP IWB for deep concealment and a Glock 23 either in my pack or on my belt and if the 23 is on my belt I keep the LCP in my left coat pocket. It is always possible that you could lose your primary, be in a standoff with multiple armed bad guys or you could be in the presence of a person you know who has experience and have a need for a second firearm for that person (I would only recommend this if you trust your life to that person like I do with my best friend to whom I have passed on all of my not inconsiderable firearms knowledge). I never leave the house without at least one gun and 2 knives on me, a baton, 3 quality flashlights, extra batteries, a compass, pepper spray, cuffs (I work security), three topped off spare mags (2 for the 23 and 1 for the LCP) and full first aid kit in my pack. My trunk contains various other invaluable items like jumper cables, umbrellas, etc. Although I don't believe that everyone needs to do this, it doesn't negatively impact my life or anyone else's, yet I and the people close to me know every day that I have the knowledge, skills, training and tools to deal with nearly any situation short of the Russians invading, and there is nothing wrong with that.

    tl;dr as long as you know how to use your tools, carry everything that you can so long as it doesn't impair you/others. It is better to have stuff you don't need than not have it when you absolutely need it
     
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  6. Burt Gummer

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    R276 leaving his place to go on a picnic:

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  7. Kimber Custom

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    I have a dream to one day have a drop leg for my G19, SOB for the G29, OWB for my 4" 1911, Shoulder rig for the full size 1911 and a cross draw for my .357.

    For now I just carry an extra mag.
     
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  8. DEADTIME

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    I make it a habit to always carry a revolver for back up. A semi auto can carry more rounds but can jam, if that happens you drop it (it should be on a lanyard) and pull the wheel gun. If a wheel gun has a misfire you just keep pulling the trigger and sooner or later you will get a good round. I also carry 2 clips for the 45 I carry and 3 speed loaders for the wheel gun. Just all habit but I feel naked without it. I have once been stopped by the police or sheriffs here in Idaho but Ive had a few strike up convos just to talk about guns and what I'm carrying. I open carry every day here in Coeur D' alene. I carry this all on a Blackhawk drop leg set up.

    I forgot to mention what I carry, an FN 45 tactical in olive drab and a ruger sp100, in 357.

    Mostly I need a rig like this during the summer when the Yahoos from spokane show up and cause trouble.
     
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  9. VW_Factor

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    I always carry, I don't see that being paranoid at all. That is simply being prepared. If I must travel to a location I am unsure of, or something of the like, I'll carry a BUG. Just being more prepared.
     
  10. Phillyfan

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    One person's paranoid, is another's preparedness plan, is another's proof of insanity, is another's...........................................

    For me, it's paranoid, but my opinion doesn't count when it comes to your peace of mind. If it makes you feel more secure, I say do it.
     
  11. Blitzkrieg

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    9MM Firestar or Detective BHP 9MM as 2nd, third can sometimes be be a 32 or 380. if I am going somewhere dangerous I wear soft armor, too. Reloads for all, as well as a good folding fighting knife (unlike many I know how to use one)

    I also carry a sturdy walking stick most places
     
  12. Mark W.

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    visions of TAXI DRIVER
     
  13. MrNiceGuy

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    I only carry a glock 26... with a 32 round magazine.
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  14. samuelm16

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    do you guys use a pallet jack or handtruck for your everyday carry? haha
     
  15. badger54

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    It depends which one goes better with my shoes that day.:p

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  16. Ironbar

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    I carry a Ruger LCP in a pocket holster as a backup.
     
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    I have coolies to carry my SAW and belts. They look great in those Chinese sombreros and black pajamas
     
  18. fd15k

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    Semi-autos are known to have a few jamming scenarios, and people train to work through them. Wheeler guns are also known to have a few (perhaps fewer) jamming scenarios, and those are typically fatal.
     
  19. Blitzkrieg

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    Also a revolver can be taken out of commission by the attacker grabbing the cylinder hard
     
  20. jonathon

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    Carrying a backup made more sense to me than carrying a spare Glock 17 magazine. I carry a 442 on my weak side.
     

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