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Yes I have a permit, Yes I carry. 16 80.00%
Yes I have a permit, No I don't carry. 4 20.00%
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:15 PM   #41
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bitch, I'd crash photobucket.

I'm talking your every day loadout. I've been rotating the FSN out with my Glock 35 a lot lately.
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So the AR goes with you every day?
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:42 PM   #43
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So the AR goes with you every day?
it's always within reach
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yeah with the .22 long's that it chambers...
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yeah with the .22 long's that it chambers...
you are a smart guy

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Down here in SC I do not have my permit so I do not carry.
I carry 100% of the time when I am out of the house EXCEPT in places where it is illegal to carry or at work. I only wear jeans and a tucked in t-shirt (except when I where jorts and a tucked in t-shirt) so I pocket carry my jam-free after 2000 rounds Keltec P32.

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I carry 100% of the time when I am out of the house EXCEPT in places where it is illegal to carry or at work. I only wear jeans and a tucked in t-shirt (except when I where jorts and a tucked in t-shirt) so I pocket carry my jam-free after 2000 rounds Keltec P32.

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the pocket is quite possibly the only place worse than the ankle
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the pocket is quite possibly the only place worse than the ankle
And yet the nightstand drawer or gunsafe in the closet is worse than both of those.
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:04 PM   #51
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Florida is a "no-tell" state. After having some ******* cop almost discharge my Glock 20 into my chest while "unloading it for [his] own safety", I'm going to exercise my right to not tell them ****.

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And yet the nightstand drawer or gunsafe in the closet is worse than both of those.
sure, let me just maneuver my hand through my jean pocket, under previously unfelt levels of stress, while you shoot me in the face
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the pocket is quite possibly the only place worse than the ankle
I agree but it is where I carry. If I had to carry somewhere else I probably would leave it at home (or just not ever leave the house). I am not going to stuff a 1911 in my waistband. Too much damn hassle. I've got a 32 gun in my pocket for fun and a razor in my shoe.

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you aren't a small person, you should have no issue concealing a mid-sized auto. I have no problem carrying my Glock 35 with its overall length above 8"
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you are a smart guy
F you and your 9mm AR. Who buys an AR in a 9mm anyway? Why didn't you just go buy a high point 9mm and save yourself the coin?
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F you and your 9mm AR. Who buys an AR in a 9mm anyway? Why didn't you just go buy a high point 9mm and save yourself the coin?
you really are a retard, aren't you?
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IIf I had to carry somewhere else I probably would leave it at home (or just not ever leave the house). I am not going to stuff a 1911 in my waistband.
Have you tried a hybrid holster?

I have a Comp-tac MTAC leather/kydex holster that practically disappears. I carry a Ruger SR9c and I only notice I am carrying when sitting in a hard backed chair.

www.comp-tac.com (MTAC)
www.concealmentsolutions.com (black mamba and sidewinder)
www.crossbreedholsters.com (supertuck deluxe)
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Have you tried a hybrid holster?
That does not help me with a tucked in t-shirt.

Criteria for my CCW:
1) Must be light so my pants don't fall down.
2) Can't be poking me in the back or front when I sit down.
3) Can't be seen when my shirt is tucked in.
4) Has to be used with jeans and a t-shirt.

The only option I can think of is what I have. The lightest smallest gun made stuck into a holster (to keep the lint off it and my finger off the trigger) and then into my front pocket. I forget it is there most of the time. When I "need" it (filling up for gas late at night) I put my hand in my pocket and am ready to go. I practice drawing from that position and firing three shots without aiming (gun is actually in front of my belly button with both hands on it when I do this). I hit a target 5-7 yards away three times in the chest without thinking about it. I carry with a round in the chamber ready to go (gun has no safety on it). I feel completely comfortable with this setup (gun, method of carry, technique for shooting). The gun does have a laser on it for aiming if I needed it (sights are very weak on this weapon but are usable on the range).



Laser is activated by holding down the button below the mag release. My middle finger naturally depresses it when holding the gun so turning it on is automatic.

Do I wish it was a 45? Yes, of course I do but it is what it is. 7+1 of 32 ACP that I shoot fairly well and fairly quickly.
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I need to get my permit. I have practiced the shooting test a few times and it seemed pretty easy at the range. I won't say I've carried without a permit before, but I have tested a number of holster options for my Glock 26 and figured out what does and down not work for me on an all day carry basis.

I'm a skinny guy, 5'10", so I can't get away with carrying a full-sized pistol without it printing really bad. One reason I do enjoy the Winter months is the use of jackets and coats. I can almost get away with slinging my 18" Mossy 500 around my back under a coat haha.
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Do I wish it was a 45? Yes, of course I do but it is what it is. 7+1 of 32 ACP that I shoot fairly well and fairly quickly.
I think you've made a perfectly rational decision and agree with you, especially since you actually take the time to practice drawing and firing from that carry method. I would also be surprised if the average permit holder could lift a tucked-in t-shirt, draw, bring the weapon on-target and fire quicker than someone who already has their hand on their firearm (front pocket carry, which I would prefer over back pocket).

A carry permit is like insurance. All insurance carries a cost, but some of the benefit of insurance is psychological rather than financial (i.e. "peace of mind"). You can be over-insured such that the costs outweigh the perceived potential probability of recieving the reward.

Robert could sacrifice comfort, completely change his wardrobe, etc in order to carry something larger or he could go with the best serviceable compromise. For example: If I chose to daily carry, based on my build, wardrobe choices, environment, etc I would likely have a Ruger LCP with quality defensive rounds in a front pocket holster after trying something like a Kahr PM9 or even a Sig P229R Elite in Crossbreed Super-Tuck IWB holsters. Hypothetically.
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