f> Trend toward larger carry firearms - Page 12 - Ruger Forum

Ruger Forum

Trend toward larger carry firearms

This is a discussion on Trend toward larger carry firearms within the CCW forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; Originally Posted by Argee1950 WoW! Where do some of you guys live or visit that you feel it necessary to carry that much firepower with ...


Go Back   Ruger Forum > Firearm Forum > CCW

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes

Old March 24th, 2017, 09:56 AM   #166
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 32
J.R.@A&M is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Argee1950 View Post
WoW! Where do some of you guys live or visit that you feel it necessary to carry that much firepower with you? I understand a LEO's need to carry extra firepower, but I don't get it for the average Joe.
My daily commute takes me through the fourth largest city in the U.S., plus another couple of hours of highway driving. But that's not the real reason.

The real reason I carry that firepower is because it is easy, comfortable, and because I enjoy it. If I can comfortably carry a couple of stout .357's on my ankles, in addition to whatever I feel like carrying in a pocket or belly band, then why not? It lets me enjoy my revolver collection more. And it gives me more options in the extremely unlikely event of ever needing to defend myself.



J.R.@A&M is offline  
Advertisements
Old March 24th, 2017, 10:30 AM   #167
 
Andy357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Michigan
Posts: 308
Andy357 will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Argee1950 View Post
,,,,, If I can't get it done with 5 shots or less then I've somehow gotten myself into the wrong battle.
Situational awareness and avoidance is priority one, so any battle is the wrong battle, but we don't always get to choose. It is a convenience vs risk decision which we all make personally. 6 shot 357 GP100 with 2 speedloaders = 18 rounds is what fits for me.
Andy357 is offline  
Old March 24th, 2017, 11:21 AM   #168
 
Argee1950's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Michigan
Posts: 877
Argee1950 has a spectacular aura aboutArgee1950 has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by J.R.@A&M View Post
My daily commute takes me through the fourth largest city in the U.S., plus another couple of hours of highway driving. But that's not the real reason.

The real reason I carry that firepower is because it is easy, comfortable, and because I enjoy it. If I can comfortably carry a couple of stout .357's on my ankles, in addition to whatever I feel like carrying in a pocket or belly band, then why not? It lets me enjoy my revolver collection more. And it gives me more options in the extremely unlikely event of ever needing to defend myself.
To each their own. I just can't imagine a loaded SP101 on each ankle in addition to one in my pocket as someone else stated they carried. With .357 ammo that's 29+ ounces on each ankle plus the pocket cannon. NOPE... I don't think these old legs and knees would hold up to that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy357 View Post
Situational awareness and avoidance is priority one, so any battle is the wrong battle, but we don't always get to choose. It is a convenience vs risk decision which we all make personally. 6 shot 357 GP100 with 2 speedloaders = 18 rounds is what fits for me.
Couldn't agree more! I do carry a 5 shot speed strip in addition to what's in the revolver...so I would have a total of 10 rounds available.
Argee1950 is offline  
 
Old March 25th, 2017, 07:44 PM   #169
 
Sr40ken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 2,779
Sr40ken has a spectacular aura aboutSr40ken has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by Argee1950 View Post
I visit the metropolitan area of of a major city often. Avoid known gang areas the same as I would if I carried or not.

If a gun battle erupted in front of me I probably would not engage as I would have NO idea of who the bad guys are. I would clear myself from the scene as quickly as possible, but also be prepared to defend myself if need be.

My reasons for carrying a CCW are twofold. I'm not as physically fit as I once was (I have two artificial knees and I a pacemaker) and unable to deliver a debilitating blow as readily anymore. Secondly, my wife and I travel more now that we're retired, so we're exposed to restaurant and hotel parking lots quite a bit. I understand that the bad guys like to prey on older folks because they consider them easy marks. I will not hesitate to defend myself or my wife in that kind of situation.

It took me years to decide on whether or not to get a CCW permit. I went over all the possible scenarios in my mind before I decided. I'm not a vigilante out to save the world. I'm a very discreet carrier out to protect myself and mine. If I can't get it done with 5 shots or less then I've somehow gotten myself into the wrong battle.
Vigilante!? People that say crap like that are as bad as the anti gunners. Most trainers will tell you "one is none two is one". I carry and pray i won't need to ever use it. I would rather have more than I need. "A firearm isn't suppose to be comfortable, it should make you feel more comfortable".
So I carry a 42 oz full size Canik with 19 +1 and a extra 19 round magazine make me a vigilante, please, it only makes me prepared.
Sr40ken is offline  
Reply

  Ruger Forum > Firearm Forum > CCW

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Ruger Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Noteworthy trend in Ohio. mwnahas CCW 20 June 22nd, 2013 01:44 PM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List
Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2006 - 2017 Ruger Forum. All rights reserved.
Ruger Forum is a Ruger Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Sturm Ruger & Company Inc. of Southport, CT.