This is a great saying, because it is so true.oljames3 wrote: ↑Fri May 17, 2019 8:41 amAs with most things in life, it comes down to which risks we are willing to manage and which benefits matter most to us. I'll not disparage someone for their personal defense choices. For me, my M&P is safer carried openly it its Safariland 7TS ALS with Guard than my Ruger LCR is carried concealed in its Remora RFT.Liberty wrote: ↑Fri May 17, 2019 6:14 amI am uncomfortable while carrying around most small children, they can be clingy and huggy. and to be honest, my normal carry method doesn't have high retention. YMMVTxtension wrote: ↑Thu May 16, 2019 10:07 pmWhy the disconnect? It seems unreasonable that any risk brought to the table is any more or less justifiable based on age alone. Unless you're often tagged into hide-and-go-seek or pull off some crazy dance moves. But one could logically disarm at that point because of the activities.Although I will not carry if I know there are very young kids present.
Lots of (bad) laws get pushed with "think of the children".
A couple points I want to add to this thread. First, retention can be much greater than it seems if the concern is having an untrained person unholster your weapon. When our son was younger, my wife was concerned about me carrying, so I holstered my triple checked unloaded 1911 and asked her to pull it out of the holster. She tried and failed to do so, repeatedly. The fact is that even with a "level 0" leather holster you still need to draw it out at a precise angle. If concerned here, you could also remove the round from your chamber. Still more effective than having your gun in the car, and now your concern would shift to a kid somehow unholstering your weapon, and racking the slide, all without you noticing. Combine a level 3 retention holster and that risk gets pretty darn minimal.
Second point. Everyone should have a few of those little portable safes. You can get them at Academy for $15 to $20. Less if you find a sale. I have one in every vehicle that I might normally ride in (my car, my truck, my wife's car, my 2 daughters cars). They each contain a $20 bill in case the driver runs into an emergency and needs some cash (multiple $20's in my wife's case). They also give me a place to store my gun if I'm so inclined to enter a 30.06 posted restaurant, or if I'm sleeping overnight somewhere that small children are present (our youngest is 11, so that's anywhere if he's with me, including hunting).