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I often get asked the question by friends who know that I carry: “Do you carry even when you’re home?” It’s a valid question I suppose, and my answer is always “**** YEA I DO!”

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, there’s always a chance
I’d only have seconds to act if someone were to break into my home
I carry all day anyway, why make an exception while I’m home?
When I get dressed, my firearm is a part of my daily attire

Bullet Point #1 Explanation:

I’ll 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 it’s tracks before the unthinkable happens. The same rule applies to my firearm.
Bullet Point #2 Explanation:

If I’m in my family room at 10pm watching TV and someone kicks in my front door, I’d have to run by the intruder to get to the location where I usually store my firearm when it’s not on my hip. Why not have it right there, ready to go if it’s 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 it’s even there. Unless I’m doing my business or sleeping, it’s 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, it’d 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 you’re 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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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.
I'm on the same page with Gary on this one! Sorry about that Gary.
 

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Sometimes carry at home. Pistol within reach of my recliner.
 

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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. :D
 

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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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OK, someone pass me the eye bleach. John's playing commando again.

BTW, just in case ....

 

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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. ;)
Most times I would agree with you but (there's that but again) when any of the 5 grandchildren are visiting the strategically staged guns are gathered up and locked in the safe. Then I go into carry mode.
 
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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. ;)
I would love not to carry at the house all the time,but at any given moment I may have one or more college girls just popping in the front/back door. As Chuck also stated,there is also a grand daughter that is here from time to time. Just in case of a problem though,I have strategically placed GiGi's chair 7 ft from the front door. If you can get past a Mexican Momma beat down and the pain she will make you feel,you just may beg for me to put you out of your misery by putting a cap in your arse..:D
 

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Nice shoulder rig Gary. Do you own it or just like the style? I have two holsters from Horseshoe. Both I ordered in person, at his shop. My shoulder rig, an early version of the one you pictured, is for my Brownings. The other is an inside the waistband unit I don't really use any longer.
The man makes some beautiful artwork in the form of leather holsters.
 

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To funny just don't tell GiGi or you might be pulling her foot out of your arse!:D
 

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Nice shoulder rig Gary. Do you own it or just like the style? I have two holsters from Horseshoe. Both I ordered in person, at his shop. My shoulder rig, an early version of the one you pictured, is for my Brownings. The other is an inside the waistband unit I don't really use any longer.
The man makes some beautiful artwork in the form of leather holsters.
Nah, I don't currently own a shoulder rig. That was just a suggestion for gym short / commando days. ;) It is a good looking rig, though.

I've considered a shoulder rig, but don't usually wear any type of coat to cover one. Waist carry is much easier for me to conceal.
 

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It's just my wife and I right now. But even so, where I have them, they cannot get to. You can also lock them down in gunvaults or something. The kind with the bio pad or buttons... I think due to the fact of all the incidents and possible future issues with improper storage, companies are inventing new ways to have them ready while keeping them from prying eyes/hands.

Here is a good example: Pin by Chantelle on Products I Love | Pinterest
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Pin by Erica Goss on Gardening/Canning/Stocking/Hunting/Homesteading/?


Most times I would agree with you but (there's that but again) when any of the 5 grandchildren are visiting the strategically staged guns are gathered up and locked in the safe. Then I go into carry mode.
 
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