posted on Nov, 28 2014 @ 08:50 AM
a reply to: Phage
I personally have 2 different "seasonal" guns I conceal in Michigan. In the fall/winter/early spring I wear a carhart jacket, which is phenomenal
to canceal an underam holster. When it chillier like this I can get away with my colt commando 1911, slightly shorter 1911 .45. Not even close to a
"short" model carry gun and sticks out like a soar thumb no matter how I try to conceal it WITHOUT the cahart.
In the warmer months however.... And even sometimes when I just grab a flannel I have a diamon back .380 pocket plinker.. A mini glock nock off from
Florida.. Most inaccurate and unreliable pistol I've ever used.... Even jams about 50% of the time when racking her to "hot"
ID STILL RATHER HAVE a COMEPLETELTY concealed mediocre pistol then be the first target for some guy who loses his ish. Carrying a 1911 with 3
mags(25 Rounds of .45) I feel A LOT more comfortable then when I carry the little plinker except for when the 45 is not concealed.
Concealment and surprise are you responsibility. First of all... It's just a dick move to walk around the grocery like your a CIA agent or something.
I know a guy who carries a concealed "AR pistol" with a 75 round mag in a backpack almost everywhere he goes... Now when things go real bad you
better believe that dudes gonna be way better off "squared off" with a threat BUT my nice little ninja .380 that's mediocre as all hell will EASILY
drop a person from a few feet IF IM IN IMMEDIATE danger.
Seasonal carry also changes your strategies... When I'm carrying the .45 I have much less anxiety about exits and always knowing where escapes are..
25 rounds of .45 out of a 1911 will make you a hell of an escape path if need be.. 6 shots from a .380.... Not so much.. So when I carry the plinker
I'm always aware of where exits are.. Where offices are... Where the money is.. Always aware of shadedogs and just plain people making weird
decisions to get close.. The little .380 is an anxiety ridden carry for me... But way less then just carrying a blade. And if it came down to using
it, you better believe that retreating is my number one option.. A small plinker like the OP or my carry should be treated as a "hold out" defensive
weapon.. Get yourself around a corner defended or into an office or just whatever and use it only in the event of a direct threat coming to effect you
The .45 on the other hand... I'm concernead with not only my family and myselfs safety I have more confidence that I could face an equal or above
threat with her. She puts some energy down range and accurately. I'm not out looking to be a vigilante wile carrying but I'm not going to let
someone else lose their life if I can help it... With a .380 pocket plinker... Retreating tactically is your best bet...
Sorry I'm sure a lot of this seems obvious but the idea of a "seasonal" gun always seemed obvious to me.
I'd like to just respond to the AR question phage had real quick too... Ya carrying one would probably make you a deadlier threat to someone else
should the need arise... But lemme put it this way... If I'm robbing the grocery or the bank... First one shot will be the guy wearing the big AR.
Surprise rocks in warfare. COMEPLETELTY throws off strategies and gives you the upper hand. Surprise is much more valuable then actual caliber or
power. Hell a "sharpie" is one of the more effective concel carry. Some companies have gutted sharpie markers and put very sharp pokers inside...
Looks like a marker til you take our a jugular, yay surprise!