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    Second or Backup Gun

    I am curious to see how many of you guys carry a second or backup Gun.

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    I do not.

    I do not carry a second magazine. If eleven or eight shots is not enough then my situational awareness has failed me.

    I am a legally armed citizen and in no way a cop wannabe. My carry guns are reliable.
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    Your question is in the singular. Of course, if I were to answer the question "Do you carry a gun?" the answer would always be positive........no matter what the count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Your question is in the singular. Of course, if I were to answer the question "Do you carry a gun?" the answer would always be positive........no matter what the count.

    A friend responds, "Only on days ending in a 'Y'
    And I carry a gun only in the months that have 28 days.

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    One is a lonely number. So, I guess my gun is lonely. I use to carry a five shot snubby; now a 9 shot Shield. On rare occasions would carry an extra speed loader or mag.

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    No...except when hunting, .45 ACP pistol as well as rifle or shotgun.
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    like others have stated before me, if my 18 or 21 rounds (depending what model is being carried)
    are not sufficent, i suppose i deserve my fate ~ huh!
    further, model depends on what i am doing at the time, working in/around property, running errands in town, or guzzied up and carrying my purdy piece!!!

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    I will again once I replace my other holster.

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    Not sense I retire.

    Not as exciting as a 2nd gun but I would rather have some body armor on given the choice of having two guns or one gun and armor.

    If I decide I need to carry a 2nd handgun for back up I'll have armor on too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    I do not. I do not carry a second magazine. ....
    This is me, usually. But I will sometimes toss a mag in my pocket, or wear a deeply concealed second piece if the outfit allows it.

    Hauling ass successfully counts as winning a gunfight. That's Plan A. Plan B is two rounds followed by hauling ass. I'm not a cop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    I do not.

    I do not carry a second magazine. If eleven or eight shots is not enough then my situational awareness has failed me.

    I am a legally armed citizen and in no way a cop wannabe. My carry guns are reliable.
    So long as you carry enough to stop the one(s) attacking you, you have no immediate problem.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC

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    The situations will vary as much as weapon count. But we will be looking at an average day.

    On Average, Yes! I have been asked "why do you carry a gun?", I answer, "Why do you assume I have just one?"
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

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    Hybrid Carrier, chiming in.

    Carry my full-size 1911 in an OWB holster, plain view.

    Carry a CCed BUG as a "get of me" gun or fail safe. It is there in the extremely rare case:

    1) I should need to reload without reloading.
    2) My primary be rendered inoperable (jamming, though I doubt it).
    3) My strong hand be disabled (broken, shot, cut, or occupied trying to maintain control of my primary).
    4) I should need to dual wield to look extremely Tacticool. (Just kidding on this last one).
    I carry to defend my loved ones; Desensitizing and educating are secondary & tertiary reasons. Anything else is unintended.

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    One could carry enough ammo to enable getting to his/her vehicle, pop the trunk and get out that AR and 1000 rds in the trunk too.

    A second option.

    You guys do carry a AR in your trunk with ammo, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    One could carry enough ammo to enable getting to his/her vehicle, pop the trunk and get out that AR and 1000 rds in the trunk too.

    A second option.

    You guys do carry a AR in your trunk with ammo, right?
    I have a rifle or shotgun or both depending on the time of year in my vehicle. I live in an area with a lot of hunting and a lot of varmints that need to be shot when the occasion presents its self.

    Also in the last week I had wolves, bears, coyotes and bob cats with in 100 yards of the house

    So a firearm or two in a nice thing to have around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    ...You guys do carry a AR in your trunk with ammo, right?
    No, the varmint rifles are in the safe where they belong until needed.

    A battle rifle is in the truck.
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