Home Carry?

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Home carry?

Do you carry at all times at home?
Do you keep it close and instead of on you?
Do you put it up and grab a different HDgun?
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Re: Home Carry?


Post by 03Lightningrocks » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:08 pm

LDP wrote:
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Thanks on the dog comment. He is a true Ditch Dog ,found him on the dump road in the ditch 3 lbs. Brought him home to be mine but he adopted my wife as usual, I pity anyone who ever tries to hurt her. Vet calls him a "Great Dane Bull"
Great story. Most "best pals" come from a ditch, the pound or other such places, rarely from a breeder.

A buddy of mine was once driving down a county road and did a double take when he saw something in a ditch. Pulled over, backed up and found a pup (Border Collie) badly injured. Took her to the nearest vet and convinced him to open up on Friday night. Vet fixed her up and his unofficial diagnosis was "drunk redneck abuse". She had a broken front paw, broken jaw with missing teeth and a GSW to her hind leg.
She recovered well and is now another best man's friend at his ranch. So he now has 2 Border Collies. Awesome dogs, I tell ya!
I agree. My dog is a mix of lab/rotty. I got him from pound when he was just a puppy. Best(smartest) dog I have ever owned.

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Post by CoffeeNut » Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:23 pm

I usually ditch my pants and belt once I'm home for good so the carry gun goes away. I've got a shoulder holster that I use for carrying around the house.

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Re: Home Carry?


Post by Flightmare » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:34 am

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:53 pm

Like all LTC instructors, I cover safely securing your firearms in my classes. It’s required by DPS, but I’d do it even if it was not required. It was extremely rare that someone in class didn’t ask how I secure my firearms, so I added that to my PowerPoint and class outline.

All of my guns are in a safe, except for my daily-carry handgun. That handgun is on me every minute I’m awake, unless it is unlawful in an area I must enter, or I’m in the shower. This sometimes causes raised eyebrows and I know those folks are wondering what is causing my paranoia.

I explain that there are two reasons I want my gun on me all the time. The primary reason when I’m at home is “safe firearm storage.” I always know where my gun is and no one other than me has access to it. When the grandkids, neighbors, friends or anyone else come to visit, I don’t have to collect guns to put them in the safe. The secondary reason at home is immediate access should it be needed to defend against a sudden attack such as a kick-burglary when you have mere seconds to retrieve your self-defense firearm. When outside my home, the same two motivations apply, but in reverse order.

When you tell many folks that you carry a gun at home, you can be sure that some are going to think you are crazy. When I explain that home-carry is primarily a safe-storage policy, most people find that not only reasonable, but a pretty good idea. In my view, it's "your gun" only when it on you. When it's in drawer or cabinet, or a purse, backpack or briefcase on a counter, it's everybody's gun.


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Post by oljames3 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:02 pm

If I am vertical and dry, I have my handguns with me. When I am wet, they are near by and accessible. My wife has hers with her. The one we don't use is locked up.

I used to only carry when I had my pants on. Then I read John Daub's story of defending his family. I don't want to be caught as he was.
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Post by 2farnorth » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:26 am

My carry stays on my person or under my control at all times. All others are locked up. My house is for sale so we have to keep everything secure and out of sight. Also the recent full time addition of my teenage grand daughter to my household has caused major adjustment to other firearm availability.

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Re: Home Carry?


Post by LDP » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:35 pm

Wife still laughs sometimes when she notices I carry indoors. (yeah, she's kinda weird, I know, but I still love 'er)
But come to think of it, when I am out of town, she has her .22 next to her on the couch when watching TV.
Should I start making fun of her?
Nope. I don't want to discourage her from doing that. I will encourage her more instead.

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