How often do you carry

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Matches, May 5, 2005.

How often do you carry?

  1. 100% of the time

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  2. Almost always

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  3. Only when going somewhere unfamiliar

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  4. Only when going somewhere I probably shouldnt

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  1. Matches

    Matches New Member

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    Im curious how often people with carry permits do so.
     
  2. hihoslva

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    I've had my permit for a few weeks now, but only carried concealed for the first time 2 days ago.

    I was going to view a property, and was told the door was open and I didn't need an agent with me or anything. Just walk right in.

    Well, I was slightly nervous about what I might find inside, so I strapped on my S9 in my CTAC. Under a T-shirt would have been okay, but I put on a loose untucked button-down over the tee just to be as concealed as possible.

    I just haven't become totally comfortable with carrying often yet. However, once I move into my house and feel my vehicle is secure enough, I'll have one in the car most, if not all of the time.

    I don't know if I'll ever "carry always". But I figured it's good to have my permit so when I choose to do so, I am legal.
     

  3. Guest

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    I usually don't carry when travelling for business. Travelling is hard enough and scheduling can be too tight to deal with a firearm at the airport. Plus, the last thing I need is for a client to see me clearing a firearm at the airport when I was there working for him/her.

    If I am driving, that's a different story.
     
  4. FlaChef

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    six days a week I'm pretty much going to or from work and doing errands/etc on the way one way or the other. I can get fired for even bringing a gun onto property (all 47 square miles of it).

    hence usually only one day a week. I am also new to carrying and don't have that "feel naked w.out it" syndrome so the other six days don't really bother me.

    I do it the one day mostly to get used to it should I ever be in a situation (recent crime spree or etc) where i would really want to.
     
  5. RangerM9

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    That confirms it FlaChef

    FlaChef...Sort of guessed you must be employed by a very large mouse!...our at least work in the mouse's house as it were.....47 gun-free sq miles pretty much confirms it....

    was tromping around in your neighborhood about a month ago....had my Steyrtalk shirt on too!...didn't ya see me? :lol: ...i was the guy with the shirt...come on...how could you have missed me?....there was only like 50,000 people around me that day....
     
  6. FlaChef

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    yes I feel like such a sellout :oops: I miss my long hair :cry:

    2 words.... tuition reimbusement :wink:

    if any of ya'll are coming to ratland drop me a pm and we'll go shooting.
     
  7. DocChronos

    DocChronos Premium Member

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    Seven days a week, everywhere I go. Yes, even in church. Someone has to do it.
     
  8. srfl

    srfl New Member

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    Same here.
     
  9. Mortech

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    Dang right
     
  10. Matches

    Matches New Member

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    Well nobody has to do it, but if someone is gonna I'm glad it's a member of the Steyr club.

    Matches
     
  11. ministerofdeath

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    I've had my CCW permit for almost a year, but I have yet to get to where I'm carrying it on me at all times. The main reason Mr. Steyr is not strapped on my person at all times is that I spend most of my time in buildings that do not allow firearms or where firearms are prohibited by law. I attend a law school so naturally it is against school policy for even licensed weapons to be on school property. In my state courthouses are one of the weapons free zones excluded from CCW carry. In my state I can't take the firearm to the movies with me and my girlfriend because the theater has too many people and is therefore a weapons free zone under the law.

    I do carry Mr. Steyr though when going downtown for events, to the zoo, for walks through the nearby nature trail, or while working at my father's law office. However, I'm not at the point where I take it to the local grocery store with me.
     
  12. revjen45

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    I pack everywhere it's legal, and try to avoid where it's not. The S9
    is too big for the pocket of my bathrobe, so that's a 5-shot .38.
     
  13. SELFDEFENSE

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    Almost always. Except when I'm in D.C. (District of Crime) :roll:
     
  14. bigtaco

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    i'm an almost always.

    i fail to realize why we pass laws saying you can carry, only to pass laws saying you can't carry here, here, here, there, over yonder, and one block past this that and the other.

    do the criminals we're protecting ourselves from obey these rules? well, yeah!!! duh.

    that's what criminal means. criminal, n. one who disobeys the laws but obeys all the gun control laws pertaining to where and when it is legal to carry. what?!!!! i don't think so.

    we had a good old fashioned gun fight in my favorite movie theater here in pittsburgh. then we had a gun fight in a nightclub one week after i was there.

    both of these places are heavily populated. when i've been to these places, i was carrying.

    when will we figure out that this is no number of laws that will make criminals change their actions. passing gun laws only affects law abiding citizens.

    i feel bad for people who have to watch out where they carry. guess what happens next? you leave your weapon in the car cause you can't take it here or there, and then your car gets stolen.

    sure, your weapon is secured in a safe bolted through the body but where there's a chop shop, there's a plasma cutter.

    talk about preaching to the choir. thank god i live in the most gun crazy county in the nation.
     
  15. Seven

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    BT, you got that right. In MO, most of the places you're not supposed to carry are "if we catch you, and ask you to leave, and you don't, and then we call the cop and if s/he asks you to leave and you don't, you can get fined", which I figure gives me fair warning.

    I carry pretty close to 100% - almost always my Rohrbaugh R9 in a pocket, most of the time a S9 on my hip. But not the shower. Hard to soap around a belt. 8)

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