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Old 03-28-2014, 05:36 PM   #1
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Do you carry while your at home ??

I often get asked the question by friends who know that I carry: ďDo you carry even when youíre home?Ē Itís a valid question I suppose, and my answer is always ď**** YEA I DO!Ē

My reasoning is simple and can be broken down into a few important points:

Although a break-in while at home is rare where I live, thereís always a chance
Iíd only have seconds to act if someone were to break into my home
I carry all day anyway, why make an exception while Iím home?
When I get dressed, my firearm is a part of my daily attire

Bullet Point #1 Explanation:

Iíll just use the fire extinguisher example. We all have them in our homes in case of a fire. We rarely have fires and hope to never have a fire but if we do, we have a remedy to attempt to stop that fire in itís tracks before the unthinkable happens. The same rule applies to my firearm.
Bullet Point #2 Explanation:

If Iím in my family room at 10pm watching TV and someone kicks in my front door, Iíd have to run by the intruder to get to the location where I usually store my firearm when itís not on my hip. Why not have it right there, ready to go if itís ever needed.
Bullet Point #3 Explanation:

It seems silly and unnecessary to remove my firearm and holster from their position just because I am at home. My holster is so comfortable, I forget itís even there. Unless Iím doing my business or sleeping, itís on my hip where it belongs.
Bullet Point #4 Explanation:

Along the lines of #3, my rig is a solid part of my daily attire. If I got dressed without putting my wallet in my pocket, itíd be the same feeling of nakedness if I did the same thing with my firearm.

In closing, we all carry to be prepared. Being prepared in your home is no different than being prepared away from your home. Crime can occur anywhere and unless you have a Gun Free Zone sign on your front door (obviously, this is a joke), your home is no exception. So, my advice is yes, you should carry while youíre home
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Short answer: Yes


Exception: sometimes while doing yard work I may not have all my carry items on me; i.e. phone, wallet, keys, gun, etc.
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Exception: sometimes while doing yard work I may not have all my carry items on me; i.e. phone, wallet, keys, gun, etc.
I'm on the same page with Gary on this one! Sorry about that Gary.
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No.Although there is always a firearm within reach.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:59 PM   #5
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Sometimes carry at home. Pistol within reach of my recliner.
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:45 PM   #6
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Yes I do, or at least have a gun within reach.
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Of course!! we have some bad grandmas in our area

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We've got kids, good kids, but kids and their friends. So everything's secure. In my house, pants on, gun on. Concealed. Can't have good muscle memory and technique if the tool's not there.
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I'm on the same page with Gary on this one! Sorry about that Gary.
Dude, we've agreed on a bunch of stuff already, no reason this should be an exception.
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(Close your eyes, lol)... I often just run around in my gym shorts or commando style... So the answer is NO. I have multi staging areas that suffice. I know quite a few people that do around me and asked me why I don't.

Simple answers are:

1) Holster and Gym Shorts or Commando style does not make a good carry.
2) Main reason... I will NOT be forced to become a prisoner in my own home. If I have to start wearing a gun in my home, I will simply move to a safer area and/or build one big wall around my property.

If you have guns staged strategically and train to retrieve them, I see no reason to be practically fully dressed and fully armed on person. Let's face it, if you have to, the whole 'sanctity of your home' goes out the window. IMHO of course.
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