Work carry VS off work carry

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Re: Work carry VS off work carry


Post by Bruin98 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:36 pm

I work in education.

Primary job forbids carry. Part-time job allows it.

At the part time job, I bring the gun that best conceals in the clothes I am wearing that day. If it is the full-size, I bring that. If it is the pocket revolver, I bring that. Train with all of them and hopefully capacity won't be an issue.

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Re: Work carry VS off work carry


Post by cmgee67 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:43 pm

I don’t worry about capacity. I used to but I don’t now. I carry reloads for any gun I carry mainly in case if a magazine malfunction and on the slightest off chance I need to reload an empty gun. I don’t feel outgunned with a revolver or anything else. I am surprised as to how many of you can carry at work. I realize we only represent a minority who actually carry but still I am glad that all of you who can do.

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Post by cirus » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:12 pm

I'm an electrician so I rarely carry at work unless I'm running a service call in the hood then I carry in the home. I'm armed from the time I leave the house until I get to the job then i leave the gun in the truck. When we go to lunch I put the gun back on. Sig P220 45 in the summer and Springfield 1911 in the winter

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Re: Work carry VS off work carry


Post by Boxerrider » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:07 am

Some places at work I can't carry and other places I can, although concealment is a serious concern. Most days I go back and forth from one to the other, and in those situations it's my S&W Model 49 - IWB with my shirt tucked in and a speed strip in my front pocket. On my own time it's more likely to be my Colt Combat Commander. While I'm comfortable enough with the concealment of the 1911 to carry it at work, I don't like loading and unloading it frequently.
Maybe it's just the places I go and people I hang out with, but I believe I'm seeing a greater acceptance and wider practice of at-work carry. It gives me a little hope for the future!


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Re: Work carry VS off work carry


Post by LeonCarr » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:31 am

Open Carry Glock 17 at work, carry Glock 43 the rest of the time.

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Re: Work carry VS off work carry


Post by surprise_i'm_armed » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:13 pm

Although my employer forbids the carrying of pepper spray, knives, and firearms at work,
I have been carrying since January 23, so happens that was 3 days after Obama
became President.

Initially I just had my PT111, 9MM, 10 + 1 rounds. That was my first handgun and is now
waiting to get replaced by a new G2 whenever I finally get around to doing the red tape.

More recently I have been carrying my XDS45, 3.3" barrel, in 5 + 1 mode, with 2 seven round
backup mags, a Smith and Wesson fixed blade HRT (Hostage Rescue Team) knife, and pepper spray.

Since my Ruger SR9C, even with the 10 round mag, wasn't concealable enough, I picked up a Ruger
LCR in .38. The LCR was purchased since it is smaller, and it's a gun I could pass to a lady at church
who is only comfortable with snubbies.

So, while at work I carry the XDS with a total of 20 rounds + the LCR with 5 rounds, as far as guns go.
The funny part about my employer's policy is that I wear the HRT openly in its scabbard at 9 o'clock,
and management has never bothered to censure this!

When I am off work I open carry my Ruger SR9C in 17 + 1 mode, OWB at 3 o'clock. Then either the
XDS or the LCR in my right front pocket.

Whether working or off work, I always keep 1 of my guns in my seatbelt holster right in front of me.

At church on Sundays I carry the 3 handguns since the LCR is so light and small it fits in my sport jacket
or suit jacket inside pocket.

America.....just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need
to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us feel uncomfortable.

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Re: Work carry VS off work carry


Post by karder » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:50 pm

My carry changes depending on my mood. At work, when I have to be very concealed, I have been carrying a S&W 340 PD in an alien gear IWB holster. As I have gotten older, weight annoys me much more than it used to. The airweights are hard to beat for comfort. I always carry a benchmade SOCP and a Mickey Yurco "bubble blower" as an impact tool. Everything is small and lightweight and conceals very well.
When I'm on my own time, I usually carry a FiveseveN. While its a relatively large gun, it is very light for its size. I will change things up depending on whatever wild hair I wake up with, but these two guns have been my go to guns as of late. Of course I have an AR in my truck, but that goes without saying.
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Re: Work carry VS off work carry


Post by 2farnorth » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:00 pm

I carry most all the time. Work, church, club meetings, home, friends home, it doesn't matter.
Work is a don't ask - don't tell situation. Owner actually asked me once if I carry and I refused to answer. Hasn't mentioned it since. She did ask me once to come down to help close the store when we had a real viable threat. She didn't really need me there as the police were sitting outside the store watching for the culprits.
Have to disarm for schools, posted hospital, and a couple of Dr offices.
Did have to disarm recently when I took my grand daughter to a movie in a posted theater. Won't be going there again.

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Re: Work carry VS off work carry


Post by SRH78 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:35 pm

Carry at work requires discretion and is typically a 380 in the pocket. Off work is a full size M&P in 357 Sig.

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