Has the Lunacy Going On Caused You to Change or Modify Your Carry Choices?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Nalajr, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    This reminds me of the old joke...
    Police: Why all the guns what are you afraid of?
    @monadh : Nothing
  2. pistolpete

    pistolpete Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2016
    I used these things in Southeast Asia and I'm gonna say too scary for me to mess with if I have a choice but I wouldn't mind having a few Claymores.
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  3. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Nope. Not in small towns in KY.
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  4. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    Same. Small town. Been like two birdbrains picketing on the town green near the Pine Meadow post office(phone booth!).
    I see people on the road,usually picking up a bungee cord or something....:D
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  5. Goldfinger

    Goldfinger Active Member

    Jul 29, 2020
    Staying with my Kimber 45 but now carry 2 , 8 rd. Mags v
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  6. jfrey

    jfrey Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 10, 2012
    There have been a few small demonstrations by the locals here where I live but nothing serious or out of hand. Not at all like Houston or Austin or Dallas. That being said, there is a G19 that lives in my console and I tend to carry my "truck gun" more often. 20 rounds of 223 should do the job if necessary but I really hope it never is. I'm told 30 round mags in a Ranch Rifle aren't as reliable as the factory 20's so I stay with what works.
  7. Archer

    Archer Active Member

    Feb 23, 2013
    My EDC for the last 8 years has been a Glock 26 with 10+1 and a 15 round backup mag. I don’t always carry the back up magazine, but that was on me more often when I was in downtown Seattle during certain times. Honestly, I just remain aware of my surroundings and feel pretty safe even when I do carry without a backup mag.
    I used to carry my old Custom II quite a bit and I plan to carry my new Heritage some as well. I am more likely to carry a spare mag with a 1911 though. I like the magazine In my 1911 to be a Tripp 7 rounder and my spare will be an 8 round Wilson EDC flatwire.
    Coming from someone that lives in a populous city and does spend some time in downtown Seattle, by far your best defense is to be aware of what’s going on around you and to stay away from situations that seem volatile. Especially in the situations that this thread is talking about, it really isn’t that hard to avoid the dangerous spots. I know, first hand, that some news agencies are blowing things out of proportion. Some news outlets are making it seem like Seattle and Portland have become complete anarchy and we are on the brink of a complete breakdown. That just isn’t the case. As fudgeed up as the situation looks, it isn’t as widespread as they imply.
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  8. sparkyfender

    sparkyfender Active Member

    Nov 26, 2017
    Rural area, not much change. I did take my HK USP Compact when traveling into Louisville a couple of weeks ago.

    Been carrying this the past few days.

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  9. Greg M.

    Greg M. Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 6, 2020
    So since the day I picked this one up it’s been my only EDC along with all the other items. There are times I feel like I need a damn fancy pack as my wife calls it for all the extra crap I carry on pockets. 6739DD67-C11D-4949-A307-9324DE45E40E.jpeg
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  10. rblondon

    rblondon Well-Known Member

    Jul 11, 2018
    No changes. I carry based on several factors - time out of the house, distance involved, rural vs city v s metro area. Walking the dog 3 miles a day: a J-frame of one description or another.A day around my home county: A 1911 normally with 2-3 mags available. A day in the big city: the 1911, or a 1911 style gun in 9mm with 8 or 9 rounds rather than the 7/8 of 45. Sometimes I teach revolvers, before doing so, I switch to the revolver exclusively for 30 days. I gueass we can all still count to 6.
  11. HooDoo Man

    HooDoo Man Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 26, 2017
    I've got a lot of mags loaded that I did use too.
  12. jmr986

    jmr986 Well-Known Member

    Nov 23, 2016
    Yes, higher capacity. Had a 8 shot S&W semi. Now I’m looking at a STI C2 or I’d love to check out the new Dan Wesson DWX compact.
  13. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    No, my V-Bob in .45 acp.

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  14. yosemitesamsung

    yosemitesamsung Member

    Oct 17, 2019
    Well the madness did spur me to buy a G43 and finally apply for a CCW. Gonna carry as much as I can once everything comes through, but a gun free campus isn’t gonna do me any favors.
  15. 1911_Bandit

    1911_Bandit Batteries_included

    Mar 5, 2020
    I still carry an Officer size but switched to 8 round mags instead of 7. At home, I switched to keeping the G41 handy instead of a .38 revolver.
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  16. Dub

    Dub born in the wrong century

    Mar 19, 2017

    Prayers for your safety, brother.

    It’s become an insane situation on the streets and you are at risk at all times......

    Thank you for your service and trying to make a difference.

    Stay safe, man. God be with you.
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  17. GA 1911

    GA 1911 Colt 1911 Government

    Feb 6, 2016
    No way.

    I think my best gun is my Colt Gold Cup Trophy. I carry it every day: ColtGCT.jpg ColtGCT1.jpg

    I carry it every day with an extra magazine.
  18. Danny Topp

    Danny Topp Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2020
    You said a trigger word or in this case a ex ambidextrous safety,I could of went the more expensive route but liked the gunsmiths mill job.It was always disengaging.

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  19. Jimhoag

    Jimhoag In Kentucky

    Jun 14, 2013
    Still carry a custom trp but instead of 2 extra mags to 5 extra.
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  20. Danny Topp

    Danny Topp Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2020
    Jeff Cooper would approve.
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