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Old 08-07-2014, 10:43 AM   #1
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I carry a Glock 17 in a Crossbreed supertuck IWB at 4 O'clock.
I carry a Ruger LCP as a BUG in a Crossbreed pocket holster in a right front pocket.
I carry a Cobra .22 derringer as a BUBUG on half-cock and safety loose in my left front pocket.
I carry two extra mag's for the Glock in a belt hoslter at ten O'clock
But by the time I add change, pocket knife, keys, wallet, cell phone, etc (Cargo pants or shorts are my norm) my pants have gained a LOT of weight.
I wear a Crossbreed gun belt which is great, but the problem is the total weight; I have to cinch the belt in TIGHT to keep it in place, and that is not very comfortable.
Then I tried something different.
I had a pair of suspenders with clips that just slip up under and around a belt, two in front and one in back. I put on a plain T-shirt tucked in under everything, suspenders over that, and a loose shirt worn outside over the top.
I cranked the suspender tension up until they support everything, and wear the belt just lightly snug to keep everything in place -
VERY comfortable now, and still have all my hardware at hand.
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I would be confused as hell with all that in my pockets. I would be mugged and beat down before I found a gun. It is all I can do to keep up with one gun in my right front pocket. If I go downtown or areas where people have been known to play the knock out game I carry a BUG in a ankle holster.

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Just working around the place, I only carry one in open carry - either the Glock or my 1911.
But trips to the big city which usually last all day, I want extra mag's and at least ONE BUG.
No knock-out games here yet - probly too close to Ft. Campbell for that; too much risk of 101st Airborne noticing and beating the CRAP out of them -
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Paraphrasing Bill Jordan, "If one gun can't do the job, another won't help." I carry one gun, one spare mag. If that's not enough I'm in for a bad day.
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My Glock has never failed me.
My 1911 has not failed me beyond an initial feed ramp polish.

But I am unwilling to bet my life that either of them will not fail - -
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When I am OC'ing, I just don't worry about it; I believe any BG is going to pass by me when I am obviously armed.
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Yeah, that's a little overkill. If you want to carry around that much hardware for fun, that's your thing. But in terms of actually needing it, it's not realistic.

I think being struck by lighting is the greater threat. . . especially with all that metal on you. LOL
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Paraphrasing Bill Jordan, "If one gun can't do the job, another won't help." I carry one gun, one spare mag. If that's not enough I'm in for a bad day.

Mr. Jordan also said there is "No Second Place Winner". His reference is to a second shot, not a second firearm.
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Dang, I didn't know Tennesee-istan, was that rough.
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Mr. Jordan also said there is "No Second Place Winner". His reference is to a second shot, not a second firearm.
Not quite -
I have an autographed copy (which I passed on to my Grandson) of his book "No second place winner". He was speaking of a gun battle, where there is a winner and a loser; The loser is not in second place, he is dead.

I am truly surprised that thus far, no one carries a BUG.
Our instructor for our firearms class, a TN state policeman, encouraged carrying a second and even a third weapon - just in case.

Tennessee is actually one of the safer places to live, but why on earth take chances?

I also carry CCW insurance with the United States Concealed Carry Association. I don't expect to ever use it either, but it is a small price to pay if I DO have to one day actually shoot someone to protect me or my wife.
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