Backup?

Discussion in 'General GWL Questions' started by gsusnake, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    What do you carry (if anything) for backup in case your primary carry fails to fire?

    If I'm just out normally, I've usually got a 3" pocketknife in my back pocket, steel-toed Docs, and 15 years training in the martial arts... if I'm going somewhere I'm not entirely comfortable, I add a 3-cell Maglite to that.

    When I buy a G23, it'll become primary carry, and the Taurus will be a BUG, but I still like the idea of having something that doesn't have to be reloaded.
     
  2. jrm

    jrm Sledgehammer

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    If I'm going someplace scary, I like to take MP with me.

    I can hide behind him, and only some non-vital bits of me stick out on the sides.
     

  3. tony218

    tony218 New Member

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    because he carries a MAN'S gun
     
  4. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday New Member

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    My BUG is a Kel-Tec P3AT.
     
  5. viper32cm

    viper32cm New Member

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    Largely due to lack of funds I do not have a BUG yet, but I'm going to get one before June. Most likely a Kel-Tec P-11 or PF-9.
     
  6. rajl

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    My primary gun is a snub-nosed revolver, ultra-reliable. The only reason I would need a back-up gun is if I wanted to not worry about reloading with a speed loader.

    Personally, I avoid going to the sections of town where I would need a backup gun in the first place. :wink:
     
  7. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    I don't see the need for a BUG myself.
     
  8. viper32cm

    viper32cm New Member

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    Well, no matter how you wear it everyone needs a little (pocket) gun of some kind, especially in this state.
     
  9. Mastino177

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    SW 642...it's sometimes primary. I might pickup a P3AT sooner-or-later. As far as for different situations...SOG Flash II, ASP key defender (OC spray), E2D Surfire and sometimes a steel key grouper thing. Sometimes, there are situations its best not to go to your bang switch first. Oh and a cell.
     
  10. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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  11. Macktee

    Macktee New Member

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    I'm with rajl on this one, primary is a S&W model 60, five shots of .357 and I've never had one fail to go bang. I've given some thought to a BUG, but haven't actually gotten one yet. Maybe some day. Maybe not.
     
  12. Georgia Packer

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    CZ-P01 as a primary, CZ-2075 RAMI as a backup when I perceive it might be needed. Of course, in my experience, you have to work REAL hard to get a CZ to go FTF on you... 8)

    The Packer
     
  13. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    No backup

    I don't carry a backup gun when I'm not expecting trouble. Heck, most of the time I dont carry a spare magazine, although I often have one in my car, my briefcase, or at my desk.

    Now if I am expecting trouble, my back-up gun is a compact 9mm in an ankle holster, my primary handgun is a 6" stainless .357 magnum, and my primary defensive arm is not a handgun at all, but rather a long gun. Even if I have to be discreet in an urban environment. One time I had a folding stocked Mini-14 folded in a blanket when I was expecting trouble. And body armor. Can't forget the body armor. With the trauma plate in place, thank you.
     
  14. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    I just ordered 3 spare mags. I already have 2 but 5 sounded like a nice round number for now.
     
  15. foshizzle

    foshizzle New Member

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    I don't carry a BUG. I surely have enough to use one if I wanted but I don't see the point.

    If I think I may need one, I'll find another place to hang out, lol.
     
  16. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    Interesting question.

    Hopefully I'm not the test case.
     
  17. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Second Conviction

    You have to already have been convicted of the first "carrying a concealed weapon" at the time you do the second act that is the basis of the second charge in order for the second charge to be a felony. At least, that's how I think it works.