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Old 08-25-2009, 08:55 AM   #1
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I work on a military post and as such I can't carry at work. Thankfully, Ft Stewart allows me to have a gun in my truck (unloaded) so I always had one with me and the loaded mag was in the glove compartment. On many occasions I dont go straight to work nor straight home and I was in a pickle.

Holster up so I could carry or leave the gun in the truck and do my business unarmed - with a gun left in my truck. Finally decided the best way to solve this was to go to a true pocket gun. This way, I just drop the little bugger in my pocket and all is well. Here in GA a holster is required for any carry so when I got my pocket gun I also bought pocket holsters for it.

No, carrying a pocket .380 is not as comforting as having my Commander tucked at my side but it's much better than being "naked". What's y'alls thoughts on this?



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I have to agree, having a 380 in your pocket is better then having nothing at all. If that is a better method of carry for you I say go for it, you could always keep the commander in the truck.

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I have to agree, having a 380 in your pocket is better then having nothing at all. If that is a better method of carry for you I say go for it, you could always keep the commander in the truck.
The way things are today, I actually don't feel comfortable leaving one in a vehicle unattended. This was the dilemma and the pocket gun is at least a partial solution...
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The way things are today, I actually don't feel comfortable leaving one in a vehicle unattended. This was the dilemma and the pocket gun is at least a partial solution...
I sort of struggled with this delimma too. I solved it by putting an "expendable" gun in my vehicle, and I still have my "carry" in my pocket. Here lately, we have seen a lot of car breakins. I keep my "car gun" nicely hidden, but it's readilly available if you know where to reach. Most car burgularies are smash & run and they miss the pistol virtually every time.
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One thing I'd like to recommend to anyone that has decals, stickers, or anything else that would "suggest" you may have a gun in, on, or around your vehicle... GET RID OF IT.

A buddy of mine "had" a bumper sticker that said "Insured by: Smith & Wesson". His vehicle was broken into 9 times... before he figured out that "Smith & Wesson" bumper sticker really SAID: "I have a gun in the car, COME STEAL IT".

Just some friendly advice...

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Occasionally it is necessary to leave a gun in the vehicle ie. going in to the Post Office, a Court house, etc.. Fortunately the dwell time in places where I can't carry is measured in minutes, and the gun is definately NOT in sight.

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The way things are today, I actually don't feel comfortable leaving one in a vehicle unattended. This was the dilemma and the pocket gun is at least a partial solution...
I have a 3032 TomCat that rides completely inside my back pocket. Is always there outside of my house, or out of my work station. .32acp-not much, but as said beats throwing rocks.
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One thing I'd like to recommend to anyone that has decals, stickers, or anything else that would "suggest" you may have a gun in, on, or around your vehicle... GET RID OF IT.

A buddy of mine "had" a bumper sticker that said "Insured by: Smith & Wesson". His vehicle was broken into 9 times... before he figured out that "Smith & Wesson" bumper sticker really SAID: "I have a gun in the car, COME STEAL IT".

Just some friendly advice...
You're right Mark. This has been hashed out before. When I became a Supporting Member, everyone was showing where they placed their decal from FTF. I stated that I placed mine next to my Life Member NRA, in my gun safe. I do not want to tell every Crack Head that this vehicle has guns!! I do not leave firearms in vehicles, but I don't want to have to repair my car or truck, after broken into looking for them.
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Occasionally it is necessary to leave a gun in the vehicle ie. going in to the Post Office, a Court house, etc.. Fortunately the dwell time in places where I can't carry is measured in minutes, and the gun is definately NOT in sight.
Not seen, and not advertised. That's the only way to carry.


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