What caliber is your BUG?

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  1. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Member

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    I thought this might be an interesting thread topic.

    If you carry a Back-up-gun (BUG), is it the same caliber as your primary gun?

    I regulatly carry either a 1911 or my S&W m19-4 in 357.

    These are my two carry set-ups:
    The 1911s

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    and revolvers:
    19-4 with a 38 SPL model 36

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    I carry a 6 shot Speed loader for the revolvers with 38 SPL ammo, while this loader will not work with the model 36 the ammo will, so if I had to reload the 36 I would just drop the ammo in my hand. Although If I expended the m19-4, or was disarmed of it, and emptied 36 and had to reload it, I am in some serious trouble.

    And, I carry one spare 8 round government magazine for the 1911 that will fit in either of the Colts, and just stick out of the defender a little
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  2. JLA

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    that makes sense to carry two weapons with interchangeable ammo. that way if one becomes inoperable in an extended incidence you can use the ammo in the other one, thereby only losing the firearm and not half your ammo as well;)
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    I carry a 1911A clone (Norinco). My bug is either an Off Duty .38, or a NAA .22 Mag. Mostly it's the .38.

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  4. JLA

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    That NAA revolver you have is neeet as hell miles, very very small yet will damn sure get the point accross, that is almost a BUG to a BUG. A carryin in your underwear kinda gun;)
  5. mesinge2

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    Carver, how do you like that NAA .22 Mag?

    I was thinking of getting one, the black widow or mag-pug.


    BTW, nice grips on the Norinco.
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    I like the little .22 Mag, just forget about the sights on it! Point it at what you want to shoot and fire it. I carried it all over D.C. back in Sept. Did all the museums with a friend that had never been before. No one ever knew I had it. Looked long and hard at the Black Widow, and came real close to buying it instead of the smaller gun, but then what I wanted was a gun to slip in my pocket. The magnum round really makes the difference. If I had the gun in only LR, I might not have bought it to start with.
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    if its not totally stupid to ask

    BUG ??

    BOG i know ( bug out gun )

    but BUG

    sorry dum aussie here

    cheers

    jack
  8. mesinge2

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    Sorry dude, it means Back-up-gun (BUG).
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    arh ok , no carry here anyway , probably why its not used here
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    I got a pocket sized beretta 21A in .22 LR i seem to pack it everywhere i go stoked with CCI stingers. I wouldnt hesitate to use it in a self defense situation 7 stingers to ones chest would certainly do some harm and it too is one of those 'carryin in your underwear guns'
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    I carry a Kel-tec P3AT (.380 acp) all the time. When off work, I carry a Glock 29 (10mm auto) and and extra mag but still carry the Kel-tec. I carry the Kel-tec in a strong side front pocket holster I think there may be times where it would maybe be the primary weapon such as if someone pulled a knife or gun on me at close range and asked for my wallet. Since it looks like a wallet, there would be less suspicion drawing it than reaching in my waistband to get my G29.
    I hope I'll never need to know if my theory works...
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    seems like a solid theory bambi, standard self defense training will teach you that if you are being held up and your life threatened the best time to 'act' would be when commanded to put your hands up or to hand over your wallet. in that particular instance the perp is expecting you to move and if you present a firearm, barrel first, instead of a wallet youd have a 2/10 of a second window before the baddie realizes its not a wallet. average locktime is 1/10 of a second so if you fire as soon as you present, theroetically the bullet will be halfway through his torso by the time he realizes you didnt hand him a wallet. and thats if everyone involved is un-intoxicated and fully alert. alcohol and various drugs will delay the 2/10 of a second human average reaction time...
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    Beware the man who only carries one gun. HE PROBABLY KNOWS HOW TO USE IT!!!
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