Rethinking EDC

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Rethinking EDC

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Post by Excaliber » Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:35 pm

ISIS has announced that it will "drown America in blood."

The secretary of defense has said they represent a threat greater than any we've ever seen, and to "get ready" for their attacks.

A former secretary of defense has stated he wouldn't be surprised to see a jihadist AK47 attack in a mall.

A U.S. senator has said that ISIS is developing plans to blow up a large American city.

The president has removed all effective border defenses and invited anyone to cross our southern border at will. People from dozens of countries, including those in the Middle East, are streaming across the border unimpeded. His TSA is also now allowing illegal aliens with no verifiable identification to fly on US airlines and is distributing them throughout the country.

This might be a good time to reconsider where to go and not go, when to carry, and what is an appropriate weapon choice / ammunition load for being out and about in these changing times.
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Post by carlson1 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:26 pm

I have already changed my EDC and my wife has also. I travel a lot between DFW and East Texas so I have added to my travel bag extra AR magazines.

This is an excellent thread.
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Post by Jumping Frog » Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:41 pm

I've typically got (3) 15-round magazines and one in the pipe with me. If that isn't enough, at least I hope to go down with a pile of empty brass at my feet.

Periodically, I get tempted by the small single stack pocket nines. Never end up buying one, because I know I would end up carrying it. I've always carried full size handguns, like my 5" 1911 or full size M&P.

Haven't added a long gun option to the car yet. We'd have to have open conflict for me to take that route.
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Post by mamabearCali » Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:49 pm

Even those of us this far away are very concerned. I am home 85% of the time. I worry for my husband who has to work down town and can carry no more than a small pocket knife at his job.

I tell you what, this has changed my gun buying plans a bit. I never intended on owning anything more than handguns and shotties. I now see a possible need for heavier armament. Especially considering the eunuch we have in the presidents chair.
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:56 pm

carlson1 wrote:This is an excellent thread.
Yes it is. I suspect our churches will be an even better target for these lowlife than are malls. Not only can they kill American, they can kill American Christians. Sadly, most folks will view this as a "Chicken Little" rant.

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Post by RJGold » Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:15 pm

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carlson1 wrote:This is an excellent thread.
Yes it is. I suspect our churches will be an even better target for these lowlife than are malls. Not only can they kill American, they can kill American Christians. Sadly, most folks will view this as a "Chicken Little" rant.

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I agree. When I first started carrying I was very uncomfortable carrying at Church. I don't go to Church now without carrying. My view is that if someone is going to attack a church, I want to be armed.

I usually carry an XDm 9 compact with the 13 round mag plus one 13 round spare mag. I usually carry an additional 2 - 19 round mags in my vehicle when I travel.

I bought an AR last year and keep it plus a few hundred rounds of ammo (loaded into 30 round mags) in a bug out bag.

I hope I never have to use it but I agree that these are unsettling times and we could see attacks (maybe even battles) on our home turf.

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Post by eureka40 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:23 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
carlson1 wrote:This is an excellent thread.
Yes it is. I suspect our churches will be an even better target for these lowlife than are malls. Not only can they kill American, they can kill American Christians. Sadly, most folks will view this as a "Chicken Little" rant.

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I couldn't agree more. I think this thread will generate some good ideas.
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Post by jmra » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:18 pm

I'm in a tough spot. Working at a school I am not protected by the parking lot law. Probably would never be an issue but... So 5 days a week I'm not carrying even in the truck.
When I can carry it's been a G26. Need to add another mag when carrying and a couple mags in the truck.
My biggest concern is an event during a Church service. We desperately need a change to the security regs preventing safety team volunteers with CHLs from carrying.
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Post by Abraham » Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:22 pm

ISIS may help arm America.

My fairly liberal cousin and her husband are buying guns and taking firearms training.

In Massachusetts of all places.

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Post by mojo84 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:05 pm

My son just went to a small private Christian university in the Dallas area. Campus carry has moved way up my priority list now. Churches and Christian schools seem like highly likely targets for the Islamic terrorists.

I think all of us, especially Jews and Christians need to be on alert at all times when in public and make sure you are as prepared as possible.
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Post by C-dub » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:22 pm

Unless I start carrying my M4 and some spare mags around in one of those non-firearm looking bags I'm probably already carrying as much as I can. And I already carry everywhere I can legally, so no change there either. Although, I have considered one of those non-firearm looking bags like a bat bag or something specifically designed to carry an M4 and spare mags. I just haven't gotten one yet.
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Post by carlson1 » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:41 pm

I only carry my AR when I leave town. When I arrive at my destination I take it out of the truck and store it. I am afraid to leave my AR in the vehicle here in DFW. I have considered leaving one in my office at the church.

My daily carry is Glock 19 with 1 extra mag and a S&W J Frame sometimes with a speed strip, but most of the time no extra speed strip.
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Post by Texas_Blaze » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:38 pm

I carry at church, and everywhere I can legally. I believe in protecting myself. However, I also believe in the hedge of protection I find in my faith.

I am not afraid of any ISIS threats, just like I am not afraid of any home invasion or any other act of evil, and I am certain mostly everyone on this forum feels the same.

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Post by Sidro » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:57 pm

My daily carry of 1911 in 357sig with one extra mag on me, with bolt action 7mm-08 and pump 12ga in truck. May start toting my tennis racket case with the Uzi and extra mags in it in the truck also.

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:37 pm

Maybe it's time to have that STI Modular Frame 1911 built in 9X23! With two extra mags on the belt, that would give me something like 66 rounds or so. (Hey Martha, it's so I can better protect you!)

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