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View Poll Results: When deciding where I can travel and whether I should wear my firearm, I believe:
I don't arm myself when I go out. It's for home defense only. 0 0%
I occasionally wear my weapon. I avoid areas that I perceive to be dangerous. 1 2.17%
I occasionally wear my weapon. I go wherever I want regardless of perceived danger. 2 4.35%
I always wear my weapon. I avoid areas I perceive to be dangerous. 35 76.09%
I always wear my weapon. I go wherever I want regardless of perceived danger. 8 17.39%
I always wear my weapon. I'm hoping to be in a gunfight wherever I go. 0 0%
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:22 PM   #41
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I got up this morning, spent all morning on a tractor never leaving the 50 acres we live on and my NAA .32 rode in my pocket in it's Superfly holster. I tend to carry everywhere I can. But look to stay away from situations where I might have to show someone how it works.
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I got up this morning, spent all morning on a tractor never leaving the 50 acres we live on and my NAA .32 rode in my pocket in it's Superfly holster. I tend to carry everywhere I can. But look to stay away from situations where I might have to show someone how it works.
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I've drawn and fired my handgun twice, in what I felt was self defense. The first instance definitely was, and the second...is debatable...

The first time was taking out the trash. Couple years ago. Raccoon acting rabid came out of a culvert, charging and hissing. Great shot, right in the head, moving target, about five yards, at twilight. One handed grip with my other hand holding the garbage bag.

Second time was a couple days ago when I shot a spider from my front porch.
These are good points. Who says your attacker is gonna be human? I've lost track of the times I've shot aggressive animals (either towards me, my family or my dogs).

Or animals digging in my trash.

Or snakes. I hate snakes.

I've whittled the feral dogs in my area down to 0. That'll change once everybody gets tired of their Christmas dogs though.

Kinda nullifies the "only carry in bad areas" argument, unless you consider every neighborhood where wild animals and stray dogs roam a "bad area."
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Thank goodness! I thought this was gonna be a thread about bathrooms to dirty to risk dropping your firearm while pinching one off.
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Sound like ankle carry would work for you. Unless you wear shorts to work. ;-) And a pistol that has been extensively torture tested. You might actually need a pistol that was proven to function reliably after being buried in sand, mud and grease. (Of course the "torture tested" brand that jumps to mind is Glock but I wouldn't want to jump this thread into another brand war. )
I was thinking about a shoulder holster with a 5.11 tactical carry shirt, even though I'm not a big fan of the shoulder carry, and just leave it in the truck on those nasty jobs. I'll be in a compromised position anyways lol.
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I was thinking about a shoulder holster with a 5.11 tactical carry shirt, even though I'm not a big fan of the shoulder carry, and just leave it in the truck on those nasty jobs. I'll be in a compromised position anyways lol.
Ouch. I hate shoulder holsters. I'd rather a nice galco ankle holster with lambskin lining the inside of it. And I strongly dislike ankle holsters. LOL With a nice holster the ankle is the lesser of the two evils for me.
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Ouch. I hate shoulder holsters. I'd rather a nice galco ankle holster with lambskin lining the inside of it. And I strongly dislike ankle holsters. LOL With a nice holster the ankle is the lesser of the two evils for me.
I don't know maybe it's because I'm fairly new to handguns, but even the compacts feel tiny and uncomfortable in my hand so I'll be carrying a full size. I don't think ankle carrying a full size would be nice... Plus my feet get into some crazy tight spots.... I've had to be pulled putting before lol.
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I don't know maybe it's because I'm fairly new to handguns, but even the compacts feel tiny and uncomfortable in my hand so I'll be carrying a full size. I don't think ankle carrying a full size would be nice... Plus my feet get into some crazy tight spots.... I've had to be pulled putting before lol.
Ah. Then i'd have to agree, full sized on an ankle holster would be worse than a shoulder holster.
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I don't know maybe it's because I'm fairly new to handguns, but even the compacts feel tiny and uncomfortable in my hand so I'll be carrying a full size. I don't think ankle carrying a full size would be nice... Plus my feet get into some crazy tight spots.... I've had to be pulled putting before lol.
I'm not a Glock fanboy, but I have to agree that if you want a pistol that you can abuse on a daily basis, you'd be hard pressed to find a better one than Glock. Glock can be run dry, which means anything your crawling in shouldn't affect it's usability.

For a bit more concealability, you should possibly look at single stack .45 like Springfield XD series. This will be easier to conceal inside the waistband (IWB) and less likely to "print" because of the narrow profile.

The #1 item that will determine how secretive you are about your carry will not be your gun though. The #1 item that determines how well hidden you are is your carry rig (belt/holster). Sears belt and nylon holster is a disaster going somewhere to happen. The money saved will never be worth the embarrassment and loss of your CCW when the gun falls out and goes skittering across the floor. If you get a reinforced pistol belt and a Kydex holster or leather holster that is fitted to your gun, it will be the best ~$200 you ever spent. The gun will sit tight and right exactly where you want it.
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Thank goodness! I thought this was gonna be a thread about bathrooms to dirty to risk dropping your firearm while pinching one off.
That was funny, Gello!
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