Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Notices

Firearms & Knives - Other Brands Post Your Non-S&W Gun, Knife, and Blade Topics Here


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-26-2019, 09:43 PM
American1776's Avatar
American1776 American1776 is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,639
Likes: 2,988
Liked 3,596 Times in 959 Posts
Default Anyone carry two pistols daily?

Recently I started to try out carrying two pistols. Contrary to what I thought, itís very easy.

This SIG P220 strong side hip in a leather thumbbreak, with an extra mag support side. Also support side is the Spyderco and flashlight. In a pocket holster strong side front, resides my SIG P232.

A stiff gun belt balances everything nicely.

Some folks might consider this extreme. Then again some think itís extreme to carry one gun.

It works fine for me.
Attached Thumbnails
Anyone carry two pistols daily?-0d582517-4a70-46b0-91b2-efd9c9f80a80-jpg   Anyone carry two pistols daily?-42d5f43f-c47f-4ef0-a757-36082aca919f-jpg  

Last edited by American1776; 01-30-2019 at 08:17 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #2  
Old 01-26-2019, 09:48 PM
Walkingwolf's Avatar
Walkingwolf Walkingwolf is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,651
Likes: 2,006
Liked 1,639 Times in 806 Posts
Default

Besides my main carry there is always a NAA mini revolver in my pocket.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-26-2019, 09:53 PM
Aguila9's Avatar
Aguila9 Aguila9 is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Rockland County, New York
Posts: 60
Likes: 2
Liked 27 Times in 12 Posts
Default

Only when I'm at work. Duty rig and o e at the ankle or in the vest.

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #4  
Old 01-26-2019, 09:53 PM
Old cop Old cop is offline
US Veteran
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 6,438
Likes: 2,302
Liked 10,941 Times in 3,152 Posts
Default

Just one unless we’re taking a long car trip. Then I pack an extra J frame just in case, along w/a 50 round box of ammo.
__________________
Old Cop
LEO (Ret.)
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #5  
Old 01-26-2019, 09:55 PM
jhnttrpp jhnttrpp is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Sneads Ferry NC
Posts: 463
Likes: 575
Liked 497 Times in 195 Posts
Default

People think because I carry a gun and a knife every day that there is something wrong with me. That's ok because I don't have any need to discuss it with them. It's none of there business. I think there may be something wrong with you for carrying two guns and a knife but then again you don't have to clear it with me. It's none of my business. You take care of your business and I'll take care of mine and we will get along fine.
BTW if I were younger and stronger I might would go for two.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-26-2019, 09:55 PM
murphydog's Avatar
murphydog murphydog is offline
Moderator
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 21,335
Likes: 81
Liked 11,439 Times in 6,206 Posts
Default

Always a good idea to have a backup (gun, person, plan).

To balance the weight distribution, and for ready access with an injury to the dominant hand, a pocket handgun on the off side may be a good idea.
__________________
Alan
SWCA 2023, SWHF 220
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #7  
Old 01-26-2019, 10:07 PM
smoothshooter smoothshooter is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 681
Likes: 24
Liked 631 Times in 302 Posts
Default

If you have a job that requires you to carry a gun, good idea.

If you don't have a job that requires one, but still feel a serious need for two guns, you need to find better places to spend your time in.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-26-2019, 10:13 PM
Kanewpadle's Avatar
Kanewpadle Kanewpadle is offline
US Veteran
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wrong side of Washington
Posts: 9,582
Likes: 11,761
Liked 15,344 Times in 4,655 Posts
Default

I carry two on rare occasions. And I live in a good neighborhood. Of course there are those that think I'm an extremist for doing so. Primarily people that don't know what they're talking about and don't know me and why I do the things I do.

If you want to carry two, go for it. It's your choice and there's nothing wrong about it.
__________________
Life Is A Sunny Beach
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #9  
Old 01-26-2019, 10:13 PM
S&WIowegan S&WIowegan is offline
US Veteran
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Iowa
Posts: 3,739
Likes: 11,013
Liked 3,178 Times in 1,552 Posts
Talking

I think you're undergunned. Take some steps up in caliber.
__________________
Bob.
SWCA 1821
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #10  
Old 01-26-2019, 10:21 PM
Trooper224's Avatar
Trooper224 Trooper224 is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Kansas
Posts: 513
Likes: 303
Liked 1,497 Times in 327 Posts
Default

Carried two for almost thirty years. Now that I'm not getting paid to handle other peoples problems one is more than enough.
Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Like Post:
  #11  
Old 01-26-2019, 10:53 PM
NCBeagle's Avatar
NCBeagle NCBeagle is offline
SWCA Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 998
Likes: 2,707
Liked 3,126 Times in 599 Posts
Default

I never carry two "on me" but occasionally have more than one with me.

I might bring several guns on out of town trips and switch them out according to dress and activity. For example, might pack an Airweight J Frame, a K Frame of some sort, and maybe a Glock or Smith Third Gen single stack in 9mm. Usually pack a few holsters....pocket, IWB, and OWB. Most often using the IWB.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #12  
Old 01-26-2019, 11:01 PM
Pig Hunter Pig Hunter is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 596
Likes: 921
Liked 512 Times in 246 Posts
Default

The good part of carrying 2 (or more) is that if anyone asks if you are carrying A gun, you won't be a lie to say no. :-)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-26-2019, 11:07 PM
federali's Avatar
federali federali is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 3,077
Likes: 12,800
Liked 7,329 Times in 2,071 Posts
Default Perceived Threat and Life Experience

If you were ever in a struggle to maintain possession of your primary weapon, you just might be wishing for a second gun on the off side that you can suddenly present and put an end to the miscreant trying to disarm you.

I don't criticize anyone for carrying a second gun. I have carried two guns at times but I hate having to dress around a gun, let alone two. I'm hoping that judgment and tactics will keep me from ever needing a second gun.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-26-2019, 11:28 PM
ContinentalOp's Avatar
ContinentalOp ContinentalOp is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,707
Likes: 8,787
Liked 8,410 Times in 2,898 Posts
Default

It's been a while, but I've done it a few times, a 3" 65 strong-side IWB and a 642 weak-side pocket carry, with a speed strip of .38 so I could reload either gun if need be. I've also experimented a bit with carrying a pair of J-frames (a 642-1 and a 642ND) in the same manner, but not for any length of time.

My problem is that I'm one of those guys who has a bunch of cra stuff in my pockets, so figuring out how to carry it all with 2 guns, without resorting to a fanny pack, has been difficult.

Plus, for my typical attire (I practically live in jeans), pocket carrying a 642 isn't exactly "optimum."

I am a fan of having a gun accessible to either side. Unfortunately, lack of shoulder mobility makes support-hand drawing from my strong-side holster nearly impossible with my current set-up (Beretta PX4 Compact in a TT Gunleather Mike's Special IWB holster). It also makes using a crossdraw holster difficult. One thing I liked about carrying a 642 in a Side Guard Holsters Quick Clip IWB holster, that extra play on the belt made it possible for me to do a support-hand draw because I could reach the gun and pivot it in the holster and draw it out.

So, for now at least, I carry one gun at a time on me. But I see nothing wrong with carrying a back-up gun. How many people are willing to drive around without a spare tire?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-26-2019, 11:41 PM
amazingflapjack amazingflapjack is offline
US Veteran
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: May 2010
Location: North Central Florida
Posts: 5,957
Likes: 24,685
Liked 6,161 Times in 2,571 Posts
Default naa...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walkingwolf View Post
Besides my main carry there is always a NAA mini revolver in my pocket.
knew of a Georgia SP that velcroed one of those in the top of his smoky hat-He could doff his hat as a gesture of politeness and have his hand right on the little sucker to shoot right through the hat crown if needed.
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #16  
Old 01-26-2019, 11:45 PM
amazingflapjack amazingflapjack is offline
US Veteran
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: May 2010
Location: North Central Florida
Posts: 5,957
Likes: 24,685
Liked 6,161 Times in 2,571 Posts
Default good hood...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kanewpadle View Post
I carry two on rare occasions. And I live in a good neighborhood. Of course there are those that think I'm an extremist for doing so. Primarily people that don't know what they're talking about and don't know me and why I do the things I do.

If you want to carry two, go for it. It's your choice and there's nothing wrong about it.
That's good paddle cause the perps like the nice hoods to steal in.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #17  
Old 01-26-2019, 11:45 PM
jimmyj's Avatar
jimmyj jimmyj is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: May 2003
Location: DUNNELLON, FLORIDA USA
Posts: 9,730
Likes: 1,414
Liked 11,904 Times in 3,328 Posts
Default

Does a Hand Grenade count as a second gun?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-26-2019, 11:48 PM
amazingflapjack amazingflapjack is offline
US Veteran
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: May 2010
Location: North Central Florida
Posts: 5,957
Likes: 24,685
Liked 6,161 Times in 2,571 Posts
Default

The Old Man told me to never go in the woods without a gun and a knife. As I look around today-it's all woods. The older I get, the smarter he was. Been gone 29 years as of 1-23.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-26-2019, 11:52 PM
Kanewpadle's Avatar
Kanewpadle Kanewpadle is offline
US Veteran
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wrong side of Washington
Posts: 9,582
Likes: 11,761
Liked 15,344 Times in 4,655 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by amazingflapjack View Post
That's good paddle cause the perps like the nice hoods to steal in.
Truth be told, I carry two when the wife and I are out and about. She has rheumatoid arthritis. She canít run much anymore which would force me to stand and fight or draw the attackers away. Leaving her the second gun would hopefully offer her enough protection no matter what happens too me. She does know how to shoot.
__________________
Life Is A Sunny Beach
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #20  
Old 01-26-2019, 11:52 PM
Kanewpadle's Avatar
Kanewpadle Kanewpadle is offline
US Veteran
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wrong side of Washington
Posts: 9,582
Likes: 11,761
Liked 15,344 Times in 4,655 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmyj View Post
Does a Hand Grenade count as a second gun?
Only if you throw it in the right direction.
__________________
Life Is A Sunny Beach
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #21  
Old 01-27-2019, 01:03 AM
daglockman's Avatar
daglockman daglockman is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Posts: 275
Likes: 403
Liked 317 Times in 153 Posts
Default

Sometimes carry my G19 and G26. Have a G17 as a vehicle weapon. All can utilize the spare 17 rd. magazine I carry on me as backup. Keep 2 extra 17rd. mags in the car that any of my weapons can use.
Shooting in stressful situations taught me to always carry extra mags.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #22  
Old 01-27-2019, 02:18 AM
Muley Gil Muley Gil is offline
US Veteran
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The SW Va Blue Ridge
Posts: 13,855
Likes: 49,878
Liked 15,961 Times in 5,790 Posts
Default

Back in my cop days, I carried either a .45 semi-auto or a .45 ACP revolver as my duty gun. I had a .38 special Colt Cobra in an ankle holster. And, I had a NAA .22 Magnum in my left (weak hand) front trouser pocket. There was always a knife or two in a pocket.

Yes, I DID work in a rough town.
__________________
John 3:16
WAR EAGLE!
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-27-2019, 09:33 AM
dr. mordo's Avatar
dr. mordo dr. mordo is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 1,545
Likes: 4,450
Liked 2,653 Times in 926 Posts
Default

I have a J frame in my pocket all day every day. When I leave the house I add a full size revolver on my belt and 2 reloads.

If I'm carrying an auto I'll often drop to just a full size on my belt and two mags.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #24  
Old 01-27-2019, 09:37 AM
Muss Muggins Muss Muggins is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 12,901
Likes: 5,219
Liked 20,269 Times in 6,467 Posts
Default

I rarely carry two, and if I do, the second is always my NAA .22 WMR in my pocket. I almost always, however, am close to at least more than one other . . .
__________________
Wisdom comes thru fear . . .
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #25  
Old 01-27-2019, 10:03 AM
stansdds stansdds is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,414
Likes: 3,479
Liked 3,882 Times in 1,925 Posts
Default

I'm not allowed to carry two. Virginia CCW laws are rather strict and the permit allows the carry of only a single handgun. It does not allow for the concealed carry of any other weapons, only a single handgun.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 01-27-2019, 10:10 AM
CH4's Avatar
CH4 CH4 is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Washington/Philippines
Posts: 4,672
Likes: 10,059
Liked 8,881 Times in 2,888 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trooper224 View Post
Carried two for almost thirty years. Now that I'm not getting paid to handle other peoples problems one is more than enough.
^^^^^^^^
This, 99% of the time. The other 1% is when I canít make up my mind as to which one I want to carry, so I carry 2.
__________________
FBINA 213
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #27  
Old 01-27-2019, 10:26 AM
forindooruseonly forindooruseonly is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Southwest Oklahoma
Posts: 822
Likes: 1,478
Liked 1,385 Times in 399 Posts
Default

No, never saw the practicality of it.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #28  
Old 01-27-2019, 11:13 AM
Just another 22 shooter's Avatar
Just another 22 shooter Just another 22 shooter is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: midwest
Posts: 1,128
Likes: 2,175
Liked 1,355 Times in 496 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stansdds View Post
I'm not allowed to carry two. Virginia CCW laws are rather strict and the permit allows the carry of only a single handgun. It does not allow for the concealed carry of any other weapons, only a single handgun.
I'd encourage everyone to look closely at state laws. Iowa is the same a Virginia.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #29  
Old 01-27-2019, 11:22 AM
Valmet's Avatar
Valmet Valmet is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 2,629
Likes: 1,712
Liked 2,222 Times in 1,197 Posts
Default

Don’t regularly carry two guns but occasionally I’ll have a pistol or a shotgun in my truck in addition to my G-19 in an IWB.
__________________
Some Might Say.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #30  
Old 01-27-2019, 11:52 AM
PR24's Avatar
PR24 PR24 is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Sunny AZ
Posts: 588
Likes: 174
Liked 649 Times in 278 Posts
Default

In uniform itís ALWAYS: trusty old Glock 35 & S&W 638. Some times I carry a BUG in civies too.
__________________
Stupid games = Stupid prizes.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #31  
Old 01-27-2019, 12:17 PM
sigp220.45's Avatar
sigp220.45 sigp220.45 is offline
US Veteran
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,643
Likes: 17,890
Liked 19,116 Times in 3,085 Posts
Default

Nope. I donít even carry a reload.

I do have a rifle cable-locked to the back seat supports in my truck.
__________________
Ramblers - lets get rambliní.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #32  
Old 01-27-2019, 12:31 PM
sig_230's Avatar
sig_230 sig_230 is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Deep South Texas
Posts: 27
Likes: 15
Liked 29 Times in 15 Posts
Default

Maybe. And maybe a backup for the backup.
__________________
Vintage must be older than me!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #33  
Old 01-27-2019, 12:36 PM
w1984s's Avatar
w1984s w1984s is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Alvin, TX
Posts: 126
Likes: 785
Liked 180 Times in 53 Posts
Default

A few years ago I carried 5 guns all day just to see what if it was doable. I had 2 .45 pistols IWB, 1 on the hip and 1 in the small of the back. A .45 revolver in a shoulder holster under my shirt. A .380 pistol in an ankle holster and a .25 pistol in my pants pocked. Made it all day with just a little discomfort in my back when I was seated. It wasnít too bad but I only did it once and donít plan on doing it ever again. I just carry one on my hip now and am good with that.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 01-27-2019, 12:48 PM
SC_Mike's Avatar
SC_Mike SC_Mike is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 2,866
Likes: 16,398
Liked 8,642 Times in 2,132 Posts
Default

G19/4 on me and G26/4 in my truck with plenty of extra mags. Some days a S&W 640 in pocket and the G26 in truck in case I need a little more than the 640. I started that back when "flash mobs" were all the rage. Seems to work for me.
__________________
1 Peter 5:8-11
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 01-27-2019, 12:57 PM
M29since14 M29since14 is offline
SWCA Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 9,816
Likes: 5,654
Liked 6,462 Times in 3,145 Posts
Default

I would never criticize anyone who carries two guns, or for that matter Jimmy ďthe hand-grenade man.Ē For me, anything bigger and heavier than a Commander is an intolerable nuisance. I do like having a carbine in the vehicle, but it would take me quite a while to get it out and operating. The carbine is thought of as a come-home-and-find-bad-people-there tool.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #36  
Old 01-27-2019, 01:03 PM
KarmannGhia KarmannGhia is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: South of Atlanta, GA
Posts: 335
Likes: 183
Liked 401 Times in 142 Posts
Default

On duty (Uniformed PD): Glock 17 right hip, LCP or SW642 left front pants pocket. Off duty I normally only carry one, but there are times I carry two (Glock 26 plus LCP or two LCPs or 642 plus LCP). I sometimes carry a second to offset the wife not having one on her (she has a permit) but only carries about 40% of the time. If I am open carrying off duty (not common), I will have second one concealed.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 01-27-2019, 01:37 PM
Aguila9's Avatar
Aguila9 Aguila9 is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Rockland County, New York
Posts: 60
Likes: 2
Liked 27 Times in 12 Posts
Default

While I believe preparedness is a virtue, there is such a thing as going overboard. The term overboard sometimes depends on the individual, but I'd usually easily identified. Case in point; I worked with an old dog police officer. He trained me and I use to watch him prepare for patrol everyday, since his locker was close to mine.

I would watch him load up, first the ankle holster (S&W snub in .38spl) then a Walther PPsomething in IWB cross draw rig, then his duty belt(we just transitioned to the Sig 226). Depending on the weather he would carry a Seecamp.32acp in the inside pocket of his leather coat or in a pocket sewn onto his vest carrier, and finally a small derringer on either his cover or rear pants pocket in a holster wallet. Finally a Buck 110 on his belt for cutting.

Then out to the car where he would extract an M1 carbine w/folding stock or a sawed of double barrel shotgun (depending on what current events and his mood dictated). Needless to say I was a little overawed by this guy, but since he was involved in at least two lethal force incidents and was a decorated Vietnam vet I trusted him and to this day think of him as I suit up and begin the last few years of my hopefully 32 year career.

Now to how I identify overboard: this same veteran had a taste for old war worn weapons. His off duty carry consisted of an old Colt officers auto in .380 I think, a .38 snub, and an older slather P-38 which he carried on the small of his back in the summer since he was always riding an old Indian motorcycle. Well one day after a 4 x 4 shift (you know what I mean ;-) he returned home and while getting undressed discovered that his prize P-38 was not in the holster.

Numerous phone calls and 20 miles of road search came up negative until the next morning when an officer in another dept. took a call for a found weapon on the side of a roadway. The damn thing looked like it was run over a dozen times, gouged and scraped up with cracked grip panels. Dang thing still fired.

Lesson: He never carried more than two weapons again, when off duty, and in quality leather in more traditional areas of his body. Not to mention he left the antique weapons in the safe and stuck to duty weapons that he wouldn't cry over damaging or losing .

Sent from my ASUS_P00J using Tapatalk

Last edited by Aguila9; 01-27-2019 at 11:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 01-27-2019, 04:14 PM
BearBio BearBio is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 4,542
Likes: 2,913
Liked 6,182 Times in 2,304 Posts
Default

Why? I don't live in a war zone! Biggest threat here is a grizzly or moose and neither will give you time for 2 shots MAXIMUM!
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 01-27-2019, 04:27 PM
Richard Simmons Richard Simmons is online now
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: VA
Posts: 1,638
Likes: 3,853
Liked 2,515 Times in 703 Posts
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by stansdds View Post
I'm not allowed to carry two. Virginia CCW laws are rather strict and the permit allows the carry of only a single handgun. It does not allow for the concealed carry of any other weapons, only a single handgun.
Iím not seeing this restriction on the VA State Police website. Can you please provide a link to the section of the Code of VA that limits our carry to one firearm?
__________________
BCCI Life Member #2068
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #40  
Old 01-27-2019, 04:40 PM
BAM-BAM BAM-BAM is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: A Burb of the Burgh
Posts: 12,271
Likes: 304
Liked 15,748 Times in 7,053 Posts
Default

In my "Burb of the Burgh" or the Laurel Highlands of Penn' s Woods......as a civilian concealed carrying.....can't imagine the need.

OK some days, going further from home....... I trade the 3913 with a spare mag (7+1+8) for a PC Shory-9 (12+1+15) or a Beretta 92 Compact (13+1+17) or Centurion 18+1+18+18).

If I thought I might fine the need a second gun...... two choices..... stay home a read a good book; or........ take a carbine.

Ruger "NRA" Mini-14; 10*+ 20x2

S&W AR-15 20* + 30x4-6

or a personal "suburban" PDW favorite; a Beretta CX-4 9mm pistol caliber carbine with 20* and 30 rd factory mags that also work in my Beretta 92 Centurion.




*Footnote:I like a shorter magazine in the gun as slightly more PC look and easier to maneuver in/from a vehicle.

Last edited by BAM-BAM; 01-27-2019 at 04:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 01-28-2019, 08:22 AM
stansdds stansdds is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,414
Likes: 3,479
Liked 3,882 Times in 1,925 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard Simmons View Post
Iím not seeing this restriction on the VA State Police website. Can you please provide a link to the section of the Code of VA that limits our carry to one firearm?
When Virginia was a "may issue" state it was stipulated that you could carry only one and it had to be the one listed on your permit.



Printed on my permit, which was recently renewed:


"Permit to carry a concealed handgun"


"A" indicates singularity. It may not be spelled out in the law and you might be ok with multiple concealed handguns, but I'm not really interested in being the test case.
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 01-28-2019, 10:32 AM
KSDeputy's Avatar
KSDeputy KSDeputy is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,401
Likes: 420
Liked 1,453 Times in 633 Posts
Default

At times, when in uniform, I carried a PPK in addition to my service pistol. I later changed to a Gerber knife instead. I still carry a CS45 and a Gerber knife.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #43  
Old 01-28-2019, 10:55 AM
treedog61 treedog61 is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: South Mississippi
Posts: 38
Likes: 15
Liked 78 Times in 21 Posts
Default

Sometimes, I have 3. Whatever works for you.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 01-28-2019, 12:14 PM
inspcalahan's Avatar
inspcalahan inspcalahan is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Alaska
Posts: 866
Likes: 923
Liked 894 Times in 357 Posts
Default

This thread explains the success of the little NAA mouse guns! Most seem to not give them any thought as useful, but there sure seems to be an awful lot riding "shotgun" to a big brother.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #45  
Old 01-28-2019, 12:24 PM
Cal44 Cal44 is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Northern California
Posts: 3,229
Likes: 4,895
Liked 5,583 Times in 1,647 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stansdds View Post
When Virginia was a "may issue" state it was stipulated that you could carry only one and it had to be the one listed on your permit.



Printed on my permit, which was recently renewed:


"Permit to carry a concealed handgun"


"A" indicates singularity. It may not be spelled out in the law and you might be ok with multiple concealed handguns, but I'm not really interested in being the test case.
I'm pretty sure New Mexico only allows a single gun to be carried by an ordinary citizen CCW holder.

I've read NM is the only state with an explicit restriction on this point.
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 01-28-2019, 01:50 PM
HardToHandle HardToHandle is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 229
Likes: 1,500
Liked 298 Times in 139 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Just another 22 shooter View Post
I'd encourage everyone to look closely at state laws. Iowa is the same a Virginia.
Respectfully, I have looked at the applicable Iowa law, Chapter 724. The title of the code section clearly lays out permit for weapons. 724.5 does speak to ďa revolver, pistol, or pocket billyď but at no point makes that an exclusive, singular condition.

Could you help on the grammar and legal interpretation?

https://www.legis.iowa.gov/DOCS/ACO/...hapter.724.pdf
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 01-28-2019, 02:21 PM
oink oink is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Southern FL, East side.
Posts: 1,435
Likes: 1,306
Liked 1,808 Times in 762 Posts
Default

I pretty much always carried a back-up gun when still working, plus a knife, although the knife was more tool than weapon. I did also carry a boot knife for a while but gave that up as it never seemed secure enough for running or struggling with a resisting subject on the ground. I still carry a knife, but still see it as more tool than weapon. I really don't see how people can function in daily life without a knife of some sort. But I no longer carry back-up gun.

I guess I should clarify. I never carried a 2nd gun off duty even when I worked as a LEO. My off duty gun was usually my on duty BUG.

Last edited by oink; 01-28-2019 at 09:54 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 01-28-2019, 04:04 PM
Ματθιας's Avatar
Ματθιας Ματθιας is offline
Member
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Nuke City
Posts: 1,668
Likes: 917
Liked 3,366 Times in 1,035 Posts
Default

I'm not LE and even though I live in one of the most dangerous cities in the US and in a bad side of town, for me, personally. It's highly unlikely there's, going to be a firefight where I'm going to need another firearm much less a reload of the primary one. It'll likely be over in seconds and in one or two shots. And if there's going to be a fight over a weapon, it's going to be me fighting to disarm the other guy who pulled his weapon on me.

Again being a civilian, I see no scenario where I'd need to carry two firearms on me. Others can and will do whatever they want...
__________________
Thread Killer.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #49  
Old 01-28-2019, 08:32 PM
Donn's Avatar
Donn Donn is offline
US Veteran
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,885
Likes: 6
Liked 4,050 Times in 1,565 Posts
Default

This is getting to be another well worn path. MHO? Unless you're an on-duty LEO or high profile security, one's enough. The average Joe/Joanne going about their daily business will likely never have to pull their carry weapon, much less be engaged in a prolonged fire fight where the ammo for their primary is expended and a BUG's put into action. Now before you bury me in "what if's" like I said, it's MHO. You wanna carry more than one, by all means, roll with it.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #50  
Old 01-28-2019, 09:44 PM
shouldazagged shouldazagged is offline
Absent Comrade
Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily? Anyone carry two pistols daily?  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Louisville, KY, USA
Posts: 19,363
Likes: 53,849
Liked 38,277 Times in 11,792 Posts
Default

I never have, and never felt the need.

When I was younger and healthier I still thought one was plenty. I've never had to draw one; and now, in retirement and failing health, the odds against my being in a situation where I might have to are even more astronomical.

I do carry a one-hand-opening knife, but it's for opening boxes and cutting stuff, not cutting or opening people.

Do whatever you think best; but for a civilian, carrying three guns seems to me to be a belt-suspenders-and-epoxy approach to anything short of the outbreak of war.
__________________
Oh well, what the hell.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Daily Carry Gun cmort666 Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 40 02-23-2017 11:55 PM
Daily Carry. What Works for You? eb07 Concealed Carry & Self Defense 74 09-05-2015 01:09 PM
Daily Carry of a Model 39 JFthunder Concealed Carry & Self Defense 4 04-08-2013 07:39 PM
Let's see you daily Carry Revolver's here Hammerdown S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 9 05-11-2012 11:50 AM
Anyone carry a S&W 39 daily? Two Guns Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 9 03-22-2010 09:17 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:22 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)