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Old 11-11-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default How many actually carry a B.U.G.?

I can definitely see the advantages, but to a regular Joe like me I don't really feel the need to carry a backup gun. Unless someone felt uncertain that their primary was not going to function properly. Then I would say get a different primary,, I would not carry a weapon if I was not 100 percent sure it was going to work the one in a million time that should need it. But bugs seem to just be more weight,, Holster adjustments,, etc..
Wondering how many actually do? And are they situation specific, or just going around every day carrying?
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:56 PM   #2
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I subscribe to the theory that one is none, two is one...

I carry a BUG whenever possible...meaning whenever I can wear long pants, as ankle carry for the BUG is my preferred method...(Doesn't always work out in the Southern summers unfortunately... )

I also believe wholeheartedly in Murphy's Law as well...hence the BUG...
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I have never carried a back up gun (outside of the military) and have never really seen the need to nor has anybody I knew. In my opinion a B U G is not really suited to your joe dirt but more to your LEO etc. I know some hunters will carry one in back up of say a bolt gun when hunting dangerous game etc, on my mountain outings my typical carry gun was my Stoeger double barrel. As far as CC ing two guns, I think that would be a pain in the ass and chances are if you lose your main gun you are in no position to go for your back up. Just my 2 cents
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I carry the Taurus TCP as a BUG. My main ccw is either the Ruger SR9c or Taurus PT145.
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LCP weak side pocket. Sometimes when I'm out and about with friends who I trust, but don't have a CWP, I'll tell them. If SHTF it enables them to get a weapon in the fight. Otherwise I just carry it JIC, Mr. Murphy scares the crap out of me.
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I started carrying a BUG (Kahr CM9) about three years ago after a private training session. The instructor was having me run a failure drill. I was in the middle of moving and shooting when all of a sudden the slide of my Glock 23 goes flying off (slide lock spring broke). I would have been toast had that been a real fight.

In addition to the event that changed my mind above I have also seen several people get their hands shot in FOF classes. You never known what can happen in a fight. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
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Always got my ruger lcp, smetimes its the only gun I got sometimes its an extra. Just don't violate the cardinal of self defense.... have a gun, ANY gun.
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EDC is a Kahr PM9 with 1 BUM.

Weekends or anytime my family is with me, the Kahr rotates to the BUG roll and my 4" Kimber .45 takes the lead.

I agree with the mindset that 2 guns = 1... and 1 guns = none... But 2 guns, or even a bigger gun is simply not feasible for a work environment where 100% no BS concealment is a MUST.

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I carry my BUG as a main gun. A larger gun is usually within reach in the car.
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Originally Posted by BillDeShivs View Post
I carry my BUG as a main gun. A larger gun is usually within reach in the car.
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