Who here carries concealed and how?

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  1. Buka

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    Sometimes I carry with a round chambered, sometimes I don't. Quite comfortable both ways. Always qualify both hands as well, been doing that since the eighties. That came in handy yesterday as I had to clear some defunct storage areas that had no lights and strange twist and turns. (a few I had never been in before) Sure wakes you up in a hurry on an otherwise peaceful day.

    Afterwards I had a triple expresso - just to bring my heart rate down. :)
     
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    Man Buka....get you some backup before you start clearing areas. You ain't at Neo level yet.
     
  3. Buka

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    I'm old, bro, more at Morpheus level. :)

    You know how it goes, set up a wide perimeter and close. We were spread out, but it all worked out.
     
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    I'll get it out and give that a try later. That might be what I've been doing that makes it drawable. In any case, my point was that someone who reaches in and tries to take the gun from that holster is really just attaching themselves to my hip. Makes a nice point from which to break their structure, for an Aikido guy. I get to keep the gun and stay on my feet. They probably don't get either.
     
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    I worry about the folks in blue when y'all have to do that kind of stuff. Too many movies, too many friends in blue.
     
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    I'm glad all that came out good for you guys, bro.

    I've always worked both hands when shooting. I think my dad actually started me on that, but I'm not sure.
     
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    Me, too.
    But what I do should not be confused with actual Police work. It was on that day, but that's an exception rather than the rule. Ninety percent of the time we are nothing more than uniformed baby sitters.
     
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    Ninety percent of the time, I don't have to worry about you, brother.
     
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    A little Saturday strings action...

     
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    Usually I don't carry. I am more than capable of taking care of myself without carrying. Even though some people might say that Im getting up there in years I can handle myself just fine without carrying a weapon. As for those who do carry, if they meet the legal requirements for doing so than as far as Im concerned that's their choice but as for me, I usually don't see a need to carry.
     
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    Bulletproof Monk?
     
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    No. I just don't find myself up against bad guys with guns all that often.
     
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    I understand but playing devils advocate.

    What happens that day you do find yourself up against them.
     
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    And when you do, have you got a pre-arranged funeral plan?
     
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    Have a spare tire on your vehicle? Find yourself up against flat tires often?
    Have a fire extinguisher in your home? Find yourself up against uncontrolled fires often?
    Have locks on your doors and use them? Find yourself with people just walking into your home often?
     
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    Well in that case my first course of action would be to run.
     
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    Turn your back on a gun. Yeah. That makes a lot of sense.
     
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    The alternative would be to risk going to jail since in NJ where I spend much of my time you can't carry.
     
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    Spare tires, fire extinguishers, and door locks are not illegal here in NJ but carrying a gun usually is unless you're a police officer or if you're in some other profession that involves carrying guns.
     
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    That would depend on the situation. Lets say Im unarmed and Im in some public area such as a mall, movie theater, ect. and suddenly a mass shooter comes along and starts shooting up the place. My first course of action would be to find the nearest cover and than to try to get to the closest exit.
     

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