Re: Second Gun?
I do not yet carry, but I'm in the process of getting my CHL. I've spent a lot of time talking and reading about several options. What I've found, and plan to do is:
Have your primary weapon and 2 extra mags.
As for a BUG. I plan on carrying an ankle holster with a .380. Right now I have a Bersa Thunder for this job but it jammed a lot on me and if I'm not able to fix the problems with that, I will be getting something else. The Kel-Tec would be a great option because it is tiny and would be hard to find and easy to conceal and walk around with. But, it's not a very reliable gun.
I plan on trying several options and adapting a system for me, which as I'm sure you read is the key. It has to be practical and something you can do EVERY DAY. So if something doesn't work, I'll change it.
I really like the idea of a BUG because in the event I'm taken off guard they could easily find my .45 in my belt. Most mugger's aren't very educated and are acting out of desperation. Therefore I think if they found my .45 they would probably figure that's all I had. So when they're not looking I grab my BUG.
Just my opinion, and remember, I haven't carried a concealed gun one minute of my life in the real world. So take it with a grain of salt.