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How much do you actually carry

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by sandman1212, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    There are many people that I have seen on this sight that state something to the effect that I carry "100%" of the time. With that being said, does that include while you are locked in your "castle" or another's home or "100%" while you are away from home? the only places I don't have one are places the I can not have one due to law.
    I can say with all honesty that I carry or have a firearm with me 98% of the time including at my own home or homes of friends/in-laws/parents etc.
    My kids have to ask me to take off my gun to wrestle etc, and at that point it is laid close by.
    I am just kinda curious if there are those that feel safe enough without it in certain situations that you choose not to carry and what those situations entail.
     
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I "carry" whenever I am out of the house, either in a holster or a Bianchi bag. At home, I always have a pistol within arms reach. If I go to the mailbox or walk the dog I am carrying. I have had a carry permit for 6+ years and the VERY FEW times I forgot my weapon I felt naked for the whole day. Not really threatened, but kind of like you left your watch on the coffee table when you were late out the door to work.

    I don't live in fear. I just believe the old axiom that I would rather have a gun and not need it than need it and not have it.
     
  3. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    I have to agree with this! I live in SE and have a good part of my life. I know what goes on in the "flats" and would rather be ready than not. Not that I am scared, just prepared.
     
  4. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Like Cougfan2 said I pretty much carry all the time.. if Im going to the store i grab my holster (comptac IWB) that has my carry weapon in it and go... I also purchased a Sig P238 for those times when i just don't wish to carry a larger weapon and the 238 fits perfect in my pocket.
     
  5. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If my pants are on, I have a gun.
     
  6. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I see your schwartz is as large as mine. Now, let's see how you handle it! :)

    Apologies to Mel Brooks.
     
  7. jmh119

    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    As for myself, I don't carry as much as I should. That being said, I have never regretted carrying it, but I have regretted not carrying it!
     
  8. das_napeth

    das_napeth Snohomish, WA Member

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    My lack of carry is at work(locked box in truck) or home(pistol or AUG is close at hand) other than that the pistol goes with.
     
  9. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    24/7, in the house and out. In bed it goes under the pillow. When I'm in the shower it goes on the table next to the shower. Only exception is international travel (which doesn't happen too often) and then I always feel a little weird about not having a firearm on me.
     
  10. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I don't carry but have quick access in the house courtesy of a Fort Knox Handgun safe. :)
     
  11. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    99% of the time, the other 1% is in restricted areas, then I don't carry.
     
  12. Asp

    Asp Oregon, the promise land. Active Member

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  13. atypicalparkie

    atypicalparkie sowfeast poetland, ohraygun Member

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    Ah, the shady SE, me too :laugh: Yep I'm not scared or paranoid, but daang there are some shady, scabby, heinously dental-impared folks around my house... frequent shouting and fighting and up to some pretty apparent 'manufacturing and commerce'... some weird creepy incidents right outside the front door... my little cw9 is always close at hand, in home or out.

    Not to mention I walk slooooowly with a cane & do errands on an adult trike!:rollingeyes: So it's not like I'd look to be a difficult target to someone will ill intents. We who carry cross all lines of appearance, politics, etc & I can't tell you how many friends might be shocked that little-smiling-friendly-parkie-me carries, and I don't advertise the fact to anybody('cept here). But it's with me everywhere it's legal to go... I didn't carry in Sea-Tac airport when picking up my Mom, left it with a good buddy in Seattle for our week following up in Bellingham, and I still was often checking for it... felt strange without it.

    A while ago at a mall 205 bus stop, a guy got way up in my face saying "man walking like that, you look easy to rob," and I just calmly, nonchalantly
    said "you're right, that's why I have a CC permit." He left the area. Rapidly. Hah, and back then I was carrying a Hi-Point c9. Even if it'd been empty I coulda used it like a shillelagh!
     
  14. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    +1 (again)

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  15. USMC1345

    USMC1345 Gresham, OR Member

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    ALL the time. Got my CHL almost 8 years ago (at 21), and except for the time I was on duty in the military, I have had my carry piece within arms reach. Not carrying is like driving without a spare tire in my vehicle. I could do it, but why?
     
  16. Tactical SS

    Tactical SS Washington Member

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    Only time I don't have it is when it's prohibited by law. Any other time, I'm armed.
     
  17. Mr.510

    Mr.510 Belfair Washington Member

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    I applied for my CPL on my 21st birthday and it was issued 30 days later. I've carried every_single_day since and that was just over 20 years ago. I have made a few day trips to Canada for car shows and obviously left my hardware Stateside (with a friend in Blaine) but I've never been out of my country more than 18 hours since I started carrying. As others have stated if my pants are on I'm carrying my XD45C. If I'm kicking around the house in a kimono, sweats, or whatever it's in a pocket holster. Sitting at my desk right now it's poking out of the opening of the top drawer in a 'holster' made of cardboard and packing tape that's taped to the floor of the drawer. When I'm sleeping it's between my mattress and bed frame. When I'm in the shower it's on the shelf at the end of the tub with a cloth over it to keep it dry. When I go hot tubbing my .45 is in my towel and my Spyderco Civilian is clipped into my trunks appendix carry style so as not to scratch the hot tub. I guess if I took up swimming I'd have to get a stainless Walther TPH and sew a thumb break holster into my trunks! :cool: Once every five years I have to renew my permit and the gun(s) stay in the car at the copshop but I still carry my knives. Once in a great while I have to go to the Post Office and leave all of my weapons in the car. This is the *only* time I'm not armed and I do not like it one bit!
     
  18. servingu

    servingu Vancouver (not BC) WA (not DC) Member

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    "post office"? That's the one place you will need it. Someone may go postal when you are there. :). If there are no detectors or people searching me I carry .
     
  19. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    It very nice to see that most that have replied carry all of the time, like myself. I am of the thought that if I have the right, I am going to use it. It just sucks that we have to pay to use a right that we are guarenteed through the constitution!
     
  20. theflyguy

    theflyguy Beaverton, Oregon Member

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    Carry 99% of the time....can't carry at work or on company property, which accounts for the 1%