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How often to you carry?

I carry 24/7/365 where its legal. I put my CCW on my headboard when I pull my clothes off at night, and put it on with my clothes in the morning. My motto in the same as the Boy Scouts. Be prepared.
 

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I carry all the time where legal (no Federal Bldgs, schools and such, then it's in the car). Usually it's my Kel-Tec P3AT but when clothing permits or I feel the need it's my P95DC.
 

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I'm with you KP97, if I'm awake I'm carrying if I'm in bed it's on the bedside table.
 

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I carry when we travel, when I go off to the woods and it sleeps in the night stand, ready to go with one in the pipe...
 

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I almost always carry, it is just a question of whether its a P 93 SC, GLOCK 22, Kel-Tec P3AT, or a J frame. I try not to go places that prevent me from carrying a weapon, and am usually able to do so.
 

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Always unless in prohibited place-go to few of those-didn't spend most of my life ready to say "Oh, I wish I'd have been ready." The more you carry, the less you think about it--wallet, keys, gun, reloads-gets to be automatic. Climbing ladders-crawling attics, under houses-church, out in the yard---always. On two occasions, I had rookies get beaten to a pulp because they found it inconvenient to carry...one went to the 7-11-------THREE went to the state fair with their wives-got into it verbally with some carnies-all three of them had the dog stomped out of them while their wives watched-about 15 carnies jumped them-one put a gun to one of the young cops' head and he was saved because a bystander had mace and sprayed the guy with the gun. One had two black eyes-all had shredded shirts and bruises and scrapes-and I met them when they found me on a pay phone at 2:15 a.m.---told their sad story and I asked where their guns were-they told me in the trunk---too uncomfortable on the rides-just out with the wives...dressed too lightly etc.---I pulled up my shirttail and showed them badge, cuffs, reloads, and 4" Speed Six across my front-nothing showed-they learned the hard way. One went on to be Chief of Police and High Sheriff-still is-bet he'd tell you the same thing-ALWAYS. Trouble doesn't make an appointment. Just my old-fart long-winded not so humble opinion!;)
 

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quote:Originally posted by Echo_Four

I almost always carry, it is just a question of whether its a P 93 SC, GLOCK 22, Kel-Tec P3AT, or a J frame. I try not to go places that prevent me from carrying a weapon, and am usually able to do so.
Sounds like you have several choices on what to carry. Thats good. Welcome to the Forum. Its good to have another Okie make their self at home here. If you get a chance go to the Welcome New Members section and introduce yourself. :D
 

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I guess I should take a lesson from Sheepdog. I find it inconvenient to always wear my fanny pack in warm weather. Always carry ( small of the back with Sig .380 ) in cooler weather. In the house I keep a Mossberg 500 and a handgun pretty close 24/7.
 

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I never carry at home! We live on a homestead away from town by 2 miles, and our town only has a population of less then 1000.

There is nothing but farmland all around us so We can see everything.

Have a video cam on the roof. Howevery my gun is only 3 feet from me at most times.

I do carry when We leave the homestead.
 

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I carry at all times, but not when I'm at work. Which means as soon as I get home, it's on.
 

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quote:Originally posted by XDsub40

I carry at all times, but not when I'm at work. Which means as soon as I get home, it's on.
At work mine is uaully in the glove compartment.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Keith Smith

quote:Originally posted by XDsub40

I carry at all times, but not when I'm at work. Which means as soon as I get home, it's on.
At work mine is uaully in the glove compartment.
Now that's always got me wondering. Living in Oklahoma and the temperature can get a vehicle hot enough to make breakfest on, do you and anybody else can answer, have any problems with the extreme heat that the interior of a vehicle can get. Even with a sunshade, tinted windows and the windows cracked. Just was scared to try.
 

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Since I was a little one, in La., and now in Tx-most always carried rifle-shotgun- handgun-and 2-300 rounds in car or truck-never had adverse effects to any because of heat-don't ever want to feel the white-hot heat of sheer terror needing and not having a gun handy---worst case I can imagine is a nylon stock or polymer or rubber grip aging a bit faster but never noticed any of that. It does get 140+ in a vehicle in summer 'round here-might do to rotate ammo more often but never have had a misfire in all these years. So glad for CCW so I can keep my primary at around 98.6!!!
 

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I carry 24/7 where legal.

When sleeping at night, SP101 at hand (usually headboard), AK with magazine & fixed bayonet and 'go gear' leaned against headboard, loaded shotgun in the rack about 10 feet away (on the way to the door), and the M1911A1 in condition 2 in the holster in the pants I was wearing that day so everything is 'at the ready'.

When I nap, I carry... shoes and socks off, but that is about it.

When I shower, SP101 nearby (under something) and BUG close as well.

The wife doesn't allow me to carry during romantic intimate moments, but luckily age and disability makes that less frequent nowadays for me. [|)]

Heck, I would even be carrying at a nudist camp! [:eek:)]

(Now y'all have more information than you would ever likely want to know! [:0])

BTW: I am more of an open carry fan but I generally conceal carry 'cause people don't seem to appreciate the sight of a firearm anymore; 'gun = bad thing is happening' mentality of the populous.
 

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Po-boy stretches it out to around a year before shooting it up-but I've shot other officers' 5 and 10 year old ammo after I swapped them for fresh and never heard a click...I'm satisfied factory ammo is pretty weather-proof.
 
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