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    So what do you guys who 'carry" choose to have in your waistband? For me its the new Taurus Curve 380 whose frame is actually curved to fit your body when slipped into the hollow of your back. Very comfortable, needs no holster but rather relies on a large steel spring clamp for your waistband. It shoots very well like most 380 autos, accepts almost any ammunition, and has a finger operated red laser sight- can also select a flashlight mode. Price is right too.
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    Thats for every day. But for dress, and when my pants are too tight I go with Louis Seacamp 32 auto. Its is the smallest mouse gun available that still fires a 32. In the back pocket, you don't even know its there. This is a precision firearm and as such requires premium ammunition like Winchester silver tip 32. And another thing, this is a cult item- they are made in a very small factory and the wait time is likely to be a year- or so. Then expect to pay a premium price. Here 'tis

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    I'm holding out for these


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    My daily "carry" is a Leatherman Kick. When I have to dress formal it is a Leatherman Sideclip that hides nicely in my front pocket but doesn't sink to the bottom of the pocket. Both offer the advantage of being capable of rapid on handed deployment. You never know when you are going to need to tighten a screw or nut, pop off a bottle cap, or cut a piece of rope.
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    So carrying tucked into your waste band does not carry any risk of blowing off the family jewels.
    CDC data show that there were more than twice as many accidental gun fatalities as as justifiable killings.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.212991ed0ee6
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    Here's a concealed AR-15 pistol. Might as well really pack, no?

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    When I carried on a regular basis it was a Sig P239 9mm. Sig Sauer makes a very high quality firearm.
    Now I’ve come to the conclusion that if I feel a location is sketchy enough as to require carrying a firearm I just don’t go there!
    I do carry it in the car however.

    My job has me on a lot of layovers in questionable downtown areas, but obviously I can’t carry it with me to work.
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    It is true, I am rarely without my 6" adjustable wrench.
    It slides right into my pocket, and I can deploy it in under a second.

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    A regular run of the mill steel Zippo.
    I have a nice silver case that I use for dress up .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Here's a concealed AR-15 pistol. Might as well really pack, no?

    I can’t see it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    A regular run of the mill steel Zippo.
    I have a nice silver case that I use for dress up .
    do zippos work better than disposable butane in very cold weather?

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    I always have rocks in my pocket.
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    I wear steel toed boots for my protection. They've saved my toes many times. All the leather is worn off the toes, and the alloy is shiny. So I wear them for dress up too.

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    seriously, Type 1 phaser is sufficient for personal safety and camping.



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    Anybody comes at me I just staple their nuts to the floor

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    use the longer staples

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    I am old school.

    When I was a free lance lover...







    When I am a fighter.
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    I hear they've gotten away from wood and nails these days

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    Ruger P95. Unfortunately you need to be "special" in the state of Maryland to have the right of self protection.
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    All I have to do is pull it out and that’s usually enough. . .
    The next thing I see is their backsides as they run. If the threat is female, then I start talking airplanes—same result.
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    Given the fact that those who “carry” are 4.5 times as likely to be shot, I’ll leave the carrying to others.
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    A friend of mine is a retired cop. He always carries a .45 pistol on his waist. Needs a pair of suspenders to support the weight of the thing, otherwise his pants would be down around his knees!
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    I never understood the need to carry. I live next to one of the worse towns in South Jersey, it is literally a block away. I work in Atlantic City and have walked all over that town. I have worked in every major city from Richmond to Boston and here and there across the US. Never once did I feel threatened enough to worry about carrying. I even drove through a gang shootout in Reading Pa, all we did was duck and floor it. Maybe I am na´ve or just lucky, I do not know. One of my co-workers lives way out in the woods and he won't leave his house to cut the grass without carrying, he thinks I am nuts for living next to Pleasantville.

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    2 or 3 of these
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    My wits, a sharp tongue, and a mean right cross that is just full of knuckles.
    It's been 51 years and I'm still here, even without a supplemental. . . gun.
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    Bigly sad that people feel so insecure that they need to carry lethal force wherever they go.

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    I lift. I do martial arts. Most of all, though, there are situations I don't put myself in, so I've never had to find out how well those first things would work for more than training.

    I've got people with an affinity for depression in the family; not owning a firearm is a form of protection.
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    I don't carry at all. I've been in some pretty rough neighborhoods and was held up at gunpoint once. It wouldn't have helped me that time, and I never feel safer when I'm with those that do carry. I know several that have had their car weapons stolen and several who have accidentally shot themselves. No thanks.
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    Props to Dale for being secure enough in his manhood to carry a gun chambered in .32. Neat little package there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale R. Hamilton View Post
    Thats for every day. But for dress, and when my pants are too tight I go with Louis Seacamp 32 auto. Its is the smallest mouse gun available that still fires a 32. In the back pocket, you don't even know its there. This is a precision firearm and as such requires premium ammunition like Winchester silver tip 32. And another thing, this is a cult item- they are made in a very small factory and the wait time is likely to be a year- or so. Then expect to pay a premium price. Here 'tis

    seecamp_home_slide3.jpg
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Phenomenal situational awareness. Combined with a wicked right hook and a deadly left jab and a willingness to uncap a ballpoint into your jugular before you can reach for your conceal carry. I know I'm way more steady in a flight or fight situation than most can be with their jittery trigger finger. Game is over before you can blink.

    But yea you catch me not paying attention or not doing anything you might be able to put a slug in my head. So you always got that

    I don't NEED a gun to feel protected.
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    .32 looks like it doesnt have much more energy than a .22lr

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    I am protected by my ambivalence about being alive.

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    Never met anyone I felt inclined to shoot, though a few, I did fart in their general direction.... SBD!
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    .32 looks like it doesnt have much more energy than a .22lr
    poor thing. Don't know how it manages to get out of bed in the morning.
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    I was immensely dismayed at the opening post. But many of the responses have kept up my hope for humanity. I especially like the stapler response.

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