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Carry around the house
« on: November 20, 2018, 05:22:58 pm »
So I am off work for the rest of the week and will be working on projects around the house for the next few days.  While I am still enamored with the new tiny gun, I am thinking about digging out an old friend that I have not carried much in the last year and carrying it.  It is not very concealable, but I expect no one to be around except for family.  More or less the question is what would you carry and how?  Or would it be just like your EDC?
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    Re: Carry around the house
    « Reply #1 on: November 20, 2018, 06:35:29 pm »
    It depends a bit on the day's activities.  Some things are inherently more difficult in terms of carry options than others.  Generally speaking I'll go with the EDC selection but inside the house there is a long gun close by as well.  If I'm working on the car or under the kitchen sink repairing a leaky drain I'm not going to be packing a handgun.  Just not practical.    :shrug
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    Re: Carry around the house
    « Reply #2 on: November 20, 2018, 06:44:38 pm »
    I voted large pistol concealed, but I wanna add some color to that.

    My EDC is usually a Glock 29 carried appendix in a Vedder light tuck.  Some flavor of IWB holster is my standard concealed carry choice, and since I have become a fan of appendix carry, shorter barrels are better.

    Around home I carry a full-size handgun, usually a Glock 20 Gen 3 SF, but a 1911 or EAA Witness often get to dance too.  I carry these OWB in either a Yaqui slide hoster (1911/Witness) or a pancake holster (Glock 20).  Since I rarely tuck in a shirt, this ends up being concealed as well, though I make no effort to avoid printing or otherwise revealing my gun if I happen to leave home.  Kinda concealed by accident I guess.

    Like coelacanth, I have found my standard EDC rigs to be too constricting when I am working.  The belt slide and pancake holsters don't get in the way even when I am wallowing around.  Usually.
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    Re: Carry around the house
    « Reply #3 on: November 20, 2018, 10:40:44 pm »
    My answer is essentially an echo of SQL's.
    I've been doing a bit of work around a friends place the last couple of weeks, and I've been toting a steel frame EAA Witness the whole time.  With an tucked shirt it's concealed, without one its OC.
    Frankly I've only been making the most token of efforts to conceal it while on trips out to get stuff....I'm not worried about printing and I'm pretty sure the muzzle has been peeking out from under the shirt more than once.  :shrug

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    « Reply #4 on: November 21, 2018, 01:03:54 am »
    I can't say that any changes should be made. The practical safety choice for concealed carry makes just as much sense on holidays as it does on regular days  :shrug .

    Carry what you regularly carry. Unless your long gun has a bayonet of some sort on it, then you'll need to carry that to carve the turkey with  :neener .
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    Re: Carry around the house
    « Reply #5 on: November 21, 2018, 11:16:27 am »
    After I posted this question, I went and strapped on a 5" N frame.  Today I have to be in the crawl space for a while, so I am thinking wide body 1911 today.  Probably in a shoulder holster instead of a hip holster due to crawling.  I have fewer carry options for revolvers or glocks vs 1911's so one of the 1911's usually gets the home defense duty.

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    Re: Carry around the house
    « Reply #6 on: November 21, 2018, 12:02:55 pm »
    Where I'm going to be for the holiday, the greater concern is the space between than any dangers that would be there... and any dangers that would be there would need something far larger than I normally carry (bears, for instance).

    So, I'll be carrying the Kahr during the drive, but have it locked up while visiting because there will be small kids about (including my son, who, yes, has received the lecture about what to do if he sees a gun out).

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    « Reply #7 on: November 21, 2018, 12:54:12 pm »
    My carry pretty much doesn't change, and admittedly I'm here home so to speak all the time despite being across the yard in the shop;) But generally I carry the same gun around the house as the shop as well as when I go into town. I might take an extra bit of time to conceal if I'm going to town but it really depends on where I'm going and what I'm doing. OC isn't an issue here, and this time of year with a coat often not removed I tend to keep my normal setup of jeans, tucked in button up shirt and 1911 OWB in an Overpass at the moment. If I need concealment I'll switch up to a Closing Time with a 1911, or a Texas. I should say the Closing Time is really only if I need even more concealment, normal levels I'm still running the Texas 99% of the time for concealment.

    For crawl spaces I'd avoid the shoulder rig, even with tie downs they are often a PITA when laying prone either way;) I just fixed our ducting and through that process under the house I left my normal 1911 in the Overpass though it was on my belt/jeans under my coveralls. It's not a quick draw in that case but keeping my clothes from being covered in insulation dust and debris is way more important than a quick draw under the house.

    Generally though I follow the same routine unless I'm testing a new holster design then I'll force myself to wear that rig everywhere pretty much until it gets my approval. Sometimes it's a few weeks if it's an easy one sometimes months if not. The Closing Time was pretty established and came through quicker, the Overpass I was testing and then it just became my normal carry rig at some point several months ago. So I'm pretty predictable;)

    Oh and for the actual legit holidays like tomorrow at my in-law's place I'll actually put on an OC BBQ rig. Haven't decided what I'll run this year, I tend to run a different rig here and there, might very well be my full basketweave "field" holster and mag carrier set. Or if I'm feeling lazy I might run the Combat Master in the Shark hide OWB rig. We shall see, but it will likely be a BBQ rig open carried since that's always been my tradition for family get togethers.

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    Re: Carry around the house
    « Reply #8 on: November 21, 2018, 01:55:50 pm »
    My "shoulder holster" is more of a Tanker/chest rig and works fairly well in the crawl space.  My crawl space is small enough that I find it is easier to roll or slide on my back as I cannot actually crawl down there.

    Where I'm going to be for the holiday, the greater concern is the space between than any dangers that would be there... and any dangers that would be there would need something far larger than I normally carry (bears, for instance).

    So, I'll be carrying the Kahr during the drive, but have it locked up while visiting because there will be small kids about (including my son, who, yes, has received the lecture about what to do if he sees a gun out).

    I would like a lock box/safe for the truck as I am not real comfortable with the lock on the glove box.  It might even unlock with the fob, not sure, I guess I need to read the manual to be sure.  When I thought we were going to the In-laws for the week I was reviewing carry options, even though I would have my MIL's .44 to return to her. >:D  Damn Super Redhawks are so small you forget where you carry/hide them.
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    « Reply #9 on: November 21, 2018, 02:33:46 pm »
    My "shoulder holster" is more of a Tanker/chest rig and works fairly well in the crawl space.  My crawl space is small enough that I find it is easier to roll or slide on my back as I cannot actually crawl down there.

    I completely get that I've got an automotive creeper down under the house;) It's the only way I can effectively get around down there and get back out and even at that I have a hard time turning over since my shoulders wedge;)

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    « Reply #10 on: November 21, 2018, 08:20:29 pm »
    Yeah, people with crawl spaces under the house definitely need mobility enhancers.  One for you and another one for whatever you went down there to fetch.   :facepalm
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    « Reply #11 on: November 22, 2018, 01:26:19 am »
    Yeah, people with crawl spaces under the house definitely need mobility enhancers.  One for you and another one for whatever you went down there to fetch.   :facepalm
    I suppose I should feel lucky, in that the crawl space I have to deal with is about 3 feet high.....

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    « Reply #12 on: November 22, 2018, 11:09:45 am »
    It kind of depends on the season...I usually carry a full size pistol around the house.  In the summer, it's open carried, because I live in Texas, and it's hot.  In the winter, when it's not hot, I usually wear a flannel shirt to maintain a comfortable temperature, so it's concealed.

    Since concealment isn't the point of the flannel, and I don't care if anyone sees, I put large - open.
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    « Reply #13 on: November 25, 2018, 10:36:03 pm »
    Well I ended up doing most of the carry on the list.  Even "open carry" is at least semi-concealed this time of year.  Two days of appendix, on day of sport type shoulder holster with the tiny 9.  One day of N frame OWB, and one day of tanker/chest rig carry.  I miss my revolvers and don't have any for carry, might have to look for a SP 101 or an air weight Smith and fix this lack.
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    « Reply #14 on: November 25, 2018, 10:46:42 pm »
    The Ruger LCRx with the three inch barrel looks to be a passable rough service revolver that isn't particularly large.  I know the LCR's I have handled and dry fired seem to have pretty decent grips and triggers.   :hmm
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    « Reply #15 on: November 26, 2018, 12:09:41 am »
    I looked at a couple of LCR's including the x during the last CCW hunt.  It seemed flimsy/cheesy and did not point real intuitively for me.  SP 101 feels much better in my hand and pointed much better.  I know flimsy is an odd characteristic for a Ruger, but I am not sure how else to describe it.
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    « Reply #16 on: November 26, 2018, 01:06:17 am »
    Well, as the owner of first generation Redhawk with a 7 1/2" barrel I have to admit that I was also surprised when I first picked one up but they appear to be engineered to take a lifetime pounding.   :shrug   The SP 101 is a chunky little beast by comparison and the triggers are somewhat disappointing but its likely to outlast either of us.   :cool
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    « Reply #17 on: November 26, 2018, 08:04:56 pm »
    I looked at a couple of LCR's including the x during the last CCW hunt.  It seemed flimsy/cheesy and did not point real intuitively for me.  SP 101 feels much better in my hand and pointed much better.  I know flimsy is an odd characteristic for a Ruger, but I am not sure how else to describe it.

    Can't say about the "x" version, or any of the newer ones, but my 2012 LCR357 is my normal EDC.  Pretty smooth DAO trigger, and I love the recoil reducing grip.  I frequently shoot it in bowling pin matches, and don't feel like I'm giving up much accuracy.  The pins seem to agree, as they keep falling down.  I can even sometimes hit the 6" and 8" steel plates at 40 yards. 
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    « Reply #18 on: November 26, 2018, 11:20:45 pm »
    So, we can assume that it has a fairly significant round count through it without malfunctions that would preclude you carrying it as a self defense weapon and also as a competition piece ?   
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    « Reply #19 on: November 26, 2018, 11:38:38 pm »
    So, we can assume that it has a fairly significant round count through it without malfunctions that would preclude you carrying it as a self defense weapon and also as a competition piece ?   
    Was this in response to my post?  If so, no, I don't treat it like a competition piece.  And it probably has less than 500 rounds through it.  But I like to challenge myself to get better.  I can hit the steel every time with my Ruger Mark II with the red dot shooting two handed.  Nearly every time shooting Bullseye style.  That is a target gun that almost points itself.  The LCR?  It's more of a challenge, and I like practicing with it such that if I really, really need to make a 40-50 yard shot, I know that I can.  I have a couple of other handguns I can't hit with worth beans.  Probably because I don't practice with them enough.  But I'll keep them because they were given to me by family.  But not being confident with the gun is why I have my Sig P239 on consignment right now.  I just don't shoot it as well as I used to, and as a carry gun I'm no longer confident in myself with it, plus I now have a lighter weight 9mm that holds 10/17 that I shoot much better.
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    « Reply #20 on: November 26, 2018, 11:44:24 pm »
    Yes, my last post was in response to your previous one.  Sorry, I didn't use the quote function and probably should have.   :bash

    Glad to hear the impromptu range report on your LCR.  The only other person I know who has one has a rim fire version so its good to hear about the center fires from someone who I know has first hand experience with the gun.   :thumbup1
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    « Reply #21 on: November 29, 2018, 08:35:36 pm »
    Just saw this, on my property and around the house its usually .44mag or .357mag. I do live in a heavily wooded area with the closest house being 150y-200y away through dense woods. I also get a lot of wildlife on my property with bears being in the area as well. Which one I carry usually depends on how much work I am doing around the house/yard. the .357 is a sp101 2.25" and the .44 is a 629 6.5" which can get in the way depending on what I am doing. Of course there are a few other guns that are on the want list that could get added in to the mix if I ever get them.

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    « Reply #22 on: December 01, 2018, 09:11:58 am »
    I can't say that any changes should be made. The practical safety choice for concealed carry makes just as much sense on holidays as it does on regular days  :shrug .

    Carry what you regularly carry. Unless your long gun has a bayonet of some sort on it, then you'll need to carry that to carve the turkey with  :neener .
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    « Reply #23 on: December 01, 2018, 03:40:09 pm »
    Just saw this, on my property and around the house its usually .44mag or .357mag. I do live in a heavily wooded area with the closest house being 150y-200y away through dense woods. I also get a lot of wildlife on my property with bears being in the area as well. Which one I carry usually depends on how much work I am doing around the house/yard. the .357 is a sp101 2.25" and the .44 is a 629 6.5" which can get in the way depending on what I am doing. Of course there are a few other guns that are on the want list that could get added in to the mix if I ever get them.

    Where we live closest neighbor, John, is 100-150 yards away, but he spends half the year in Mexico, and is reclusive when he is home.  I only saw him 3 or 4 times this last year.  The nearest year round neighbor is 1/10th of a mile away.  There are 8 homes on our road which is 1/2 mile long, John and us own almost 40 acres on both sides of the road which ends at my driveway.  Unfortunately while we lived 350 miles away, junkies used our property to stash their crap.  My wife came and checked on the place once and found 7 vehicles hidden in our driveway.  I open carried for the first couple of years just to let the junkies know that we were back and would not tolerate their crap on our property.  I met all the cars that came down our road, it is almost 100 yards from John's driveway to ours, with a gun strapped on openly.  I was friendly, and very polite but stressed that there was nothing down here for them.  Except for people looking for the other neighbors sale we have had no looky-loos for almost two years.  Meth heads are a real problem on the other side of town, 10-12 miles away, so I consider that a win.

    Bears, moose, and Lynx have all been seen on the property, some quite close to the house.  So when getting in wood on the back lots, an animal deterrent is a good idea.  We have a big dog that hates bears, and the wife runs her all over the property regularly and that seems to keep the bears back.   
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    « Reply #24 on: December 01, 2018, 04:06:23 pm »
    Yeah, there are homeless that live in the woods around here, this time of year you can see tents out in the woods that never move. Im about 5 miles outside of town with the town population being 507.

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