Do you wear a sidearm at home?

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  1. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

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    since I carry concealed.. yeah.. I guess i do carry around the house.

    when I leave in the morning I'm carrying.. thus walking thru the house.. and when I get home.. i walk out.. feed the horses.. let the dogs out.. etc.. etc.. so i am carrying then to.

    again.. it's concealed though.

    of couse.. it's not like my neighbor hasn't seen me unload long bbld things from my truck on a morning after a hunt.. or coming home from a show.. etc.
  2. MSGT-R

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    :lmao2: That was a Chippendales moment!

    I have one in the house and another in the garage, a third down at work with me during the week.
  3. north tex

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    Concealed at all times. Most of the neighbors don't have the foggiest idea that I'm armed. I know two other neighbors the carry concealed but we don't display even to each other even in private locations. Heck we seldom discuss carrying. It's just seems to be a generally accepted rule.
  4. RYANINMICHIGAN

    RYANINMICHIGAN New Member

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    I do not generally carry at home. I am never far from a weapon but never on me. Seems like it would just be a pain in the butt. I ahve never felt unsafe on my own property though.
  5. terryu1

    terryu1 Armed Infidel Supporting Member

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    I also do not carry in house but have a variety of handguns and shotguns at the ready in all rooms.
  6. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I live on 5 acres that is fenced and gated with 4 dogs and an alarm system and I have 4 video cameras set up in different areas around the house and I have sensors placed out around where I have a beeper that beeps when someone is within 200ft of my house and every door has a chime on it when it opens and I still carry 24/7 365 and have guns stashed within reach in every room. Oh and my wife carrys too.
  7. ryan42

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    I carry at home and when I go out.Sometimes openly and sometimes concealed.Depends what Im weaing and where im going as to conceal or open.But always carry except when I sleep.As Ive said before my mom and dad are wary of guns.My dads best friend is a retired county sherriff deputy and then elected sherriff for 8 years.I was carrying my gun when I went to mom and dads one day and mom says I wish you wouldnt carry that thing and John spoke up and said hell of alot of good it does him if he needs it and dont have it.I gotta a big kick out of that because they think what he says goes and he backed me up.lol
  8. crystalphoto

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    This.
  9. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Active Member

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    The simple answer is no. There is usually one in the room that I may be in.
  10. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    My brother is not a good person. We will leave it at that.
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  11. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Active Member

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    i feel sorry for the kinda loss of your brother and sister, but you know them better than i.
    your right. get em on the ground where you have an advantage over them
  12. Big Chevy

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    +1
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    Rocketman1 Well-Known Member

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    Brother sshould get along better.
  14. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    My brother and sister are into drugs. They make them, deal them, do them, and have robbed for them. I have nothing to do with them.
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    +1 :eek:
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    Seriously, if things ever get weird...I have two LEO's four houses away and three more 1/2 block away. County Fire Chief across the street. Next door neighbors are both armed (husband and wife). Dude and brother across the street are both gun-nuts and hunters. Guy behind me has class 3 license and plays with his toys often. Me, I'm the neighborhood biker that's also an urban missionary.

    I never carry while doing the Lord's work.

    At home, and off duty, well that's different. The wife thinks I'm a bit nuts, but she sleeps like a baby knowing she's safe and protected by the Lord, Mr. Glock, Mr. Remington, and yours truely.
  17. Buckshot

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    There's always one not too far away, but not usually on my person. But here's some food for thought...

    We live in a typical cookie-cutter suburban neighborhood, medium houses, small lots. Fairly quiet, rarely any criminal behavior, usually juvenile petty theft. Pretty trouble-free as neighborhoods go.

    A while back my wife and I walked my sister-in-law and her daughter out into the front yard to see them off after a visit. It was mid-afternoon and there was no one else visible up and down our street. While we were talking, this large Rottweiler appears out of nowhere and comes loping up the street, right up the sidewalk, right across the front yard in a bee-line for our small group. We had never seen the dog before and had no idea where it had come from.

    Now, as it turns out, the dog was friendly and had gotten out of an open gate at a house up the street. He'd headed straight for the first folks he saw, just to make friends I guess. But afterward I was standing there thinking, "What if that big damned Rotty HADN'T been friendly? Here I am, Mr. Prepared, Mr. Safety and Security, standing ten yards away from a house full of weapons, and if that dog had gone after one of us I'd have been standing there with my johnson in my hand, as stupid and helpless as a liberal Democrat.

    I guess you just never know what the day will bring.
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  18. B27

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    I was thinking about one of those NAA .22WMR mini revolvers that I could just drop in my front jeans pocket when I'm out in the garage and junk.

    Anybody have one of those?
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    Heck of an instructive story.
    I keep "bear repellent" OC spray close at hand in my garage where I hang out all the time just in case an unfriendly animal wanders up.
    Loose dogs have wandered up plenty of times...but they was just lookin' for a friend. :)
  20. IShootBack

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    The same sort'a thing happend to us last Friday. Wifey pulls up in driveway and I let out her two tiny pooches ( 4.6 and 5.4 pounds) like we do every day. They run to greet their momma and then I hear the wifey yell Oh No!!! I stepped off the landing and both dogs are making a bee line to me then I see a very large black lab run around her car towards them.

    I grabbed his collar and hung out with him till wifey and pooches were in the house, then escorted the lab outta the yard. Had he not been friendly the story would have ended badly.

    Like in your story, I was very grateful the dog was friendly. I was mostly unprepared for what had happened only having a folding knife.
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