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Old July 10th, 2016, 06:09 PM   #1
 
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What new steps have you taken to increase your safety

The last year or two has been unsettling and tensions are high

I've taken enhanced steps to protect my family... What are you all doing?

1) my situational awareness is at its peak
2) I carry everywhere and all the time (where not illegal)
3) I carry in the house... And I now keep a loaded firearm at bedside when I'm in bed... Not in the small safe... But accessible and in reach (no kiddos in my house anymore)
4) I lock the outside doors all the time
5) my wife asked me to teach her how to shoot and use a gun safely (she's thinking about a carry permit)

What are you all doing?



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Old July 10th, 2016, 08:53 PM   #2
 
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I'm a Corrections Officer and a combat Vet so I'm pretty much inherently paranoid but I never go anywhere without carrying some kind of firearm.

I have, began to make a conscious effort to carry "more gun" , I have been guilty of just carrying my Beretta .25 or NAA .22 WMR micro revolver because it's convenient but if God forbid I'm out and someone starts spraying rounds in some active shooter type scenario I don't want to be caught with a pop gun as my line of defense.

I have started carrying my semi-auto 9mm Masterpiece Arms "Defender", with 3 32 round mags in a discreet canvas bag in the back of my car. It offers a compact package that I can take in the house with me (also discreet, looks like I have a laptop or something) or "grab and go" if I need to, in case I'm out and something happens. I can sling the gun over myself and still have free hands to help family members or do whatever I need to do but I can quickly bring the gun up to use it. I call it my "more than a pistol, less than a rifle" gun. A full size rifle is just too much to have to worry about keeping in the car.

Under the back seat of my Bronco is JUST enough space for a canvas scabbard with my Mossberg 500 loaded with slugs and some kind of small handgun like one of my beater .357 GP100's.

I don't ,of course, want weapons falling into the hands of bad guys but if someone breaks into my car while I'm inside a store and steals any of these weapons, I'm not out anything expensive and I can replace an MPA Defender or Mossberg pump in a day. I just can't bring myself to keep a $1500 Bushmaster in my car.

Just a few days ago I got cut off by some nut (probably drunk and/or high), he cuts ME off, I beep at him and I see him in the driver's seat making all kinds of hand movements and looking back at me, slowing down and speeding up in some attempt to be egging me on to pass him, or whatever, and I had my Speed Six .357 inside mny waistband.......I'm thinking if "stuff" goes down and I end up in some kind accident or road rage thing, ending with some kind of face off with this nut case at least I have something to protect myself with if he comes out with a weapon. I woudn't feel warm and fuzzy with 7 rounds of .25 or 5 rounds of .22, but at least I knew I could do what I needed to do with 6 .357's.

I'm pretty sure I have some form of PTSD from things I've been through so I don't like to travel outside my "bubble" very often and I tend to avoid crowded places, maybe that's a good thing I don't know. I keep to myself and unless it's a running event (I'm an avid runner) I won't usually be found at huge, massively public events. I guess that's a step toward increasing my safety. I have a 3 year old daughter and I'm a single Dad with part time custody, so it's also easy to avoid "bad" areas when I have custody of my daughter since I don't go to sketchy areas or do stuff like go to malls on weekends, etc. with a 3 year old.

I take care of myself and stay fit, I train often with my carry guns, so that I can physically act if I have to "bug out" or fight, in case something happens like this madness that's been going on lately.

I drive to and from work, I hang out at home,I go to shooting ranges 15-30 minutes from my house...... I visit my parents and go out to stores , etc. but I don't often just "travel around" to unfamiar areas, I just like to stay in my comfort zone. I've been to enough strange places in my life, I prefer "routine" and familiar areas and I pretty much just do the same things every day.

I avoid trouble and don't "confront" people over parking spaces, I don't look for fights, I try to take the "high road", turn the other cheek, etc. unless someone is really a direct threat to me......., I rarely if ever drink anymore, and unless some friends ask me to meet them I don't hang out in bars or clubs (I did enough of that in my youth), and if I do I don't get drunk anymore. These are ways I decrease the risk of getting jammed up or hurt.

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I haven't done anything different. I always carry and there are guns and knives accessible to both me and my wife at home. Probably been buying a lot more ammo than I did years ago.
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I have to admit, I just ordered 1,000 rounds of 9mm that I probably wouldn't have ordinarily, I just figured, I had some extra money so I might as well get some ammo.

There really is no excuse not to buy some ammo, it's not like you can have too much.....
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I'm an OTR truck driver, so the road is my home 5 days a week.
Company policy is no firearms in company vehicles. I have several knives.
At home (California) I carry on my property (exclude front yard per law) and at the ranch where we board livestock, horses for recreation and a few cows,pigs,chickens for food.
Wife and I both have Speed Vaults at bedside. Mine's open when I go to bed (one less step when woken up).
Wife is ex-leo so she knows how to shoot and has her own guns.
Only thing new for this year is we are getting our CA CCW (finally).
I already have AZ non-resident CCW.

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I got an AR556.

I began EDC last year. This week I began to actually carry with one in the chamber.

More range time. Will be giving instruction to rest of family (no young children in house).
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Carry more powerful weapons.
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In Nj no legal ccw and if you shoot a handgun at a range you must go home by the most direct route possible with no detours. If you transport a long gun it must be unloaded in a case with ammo in a seperate case locked in the trunk or if in an suc as farf from the driver as possible. So situational awareness and a strong attiude and many prayers for safety.
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In Nj no legal ccw and if you shoot a handgun at a range you must go home by the most direct route possible with no detours. If you transport a long gun it must be unloaded in a case with ammo in a seperate case locked in the trunk or if in an suc as farf from the driver as possible. So situational awareness and a strong attiude and many prayers for safety.
I'm in the same boat but will be leaving the state permanently, ASAP!!!
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I've switched positions of my 4 carry guns. I used to carry my Taurus PT738TCP(.380, 6+1 and extra mag) as a primary weapon. I now carry my Beretta Px4 Storm Sub Compact as primary, 9mm, 13+1 rnds, plus extra 17 rnd mag, and the TCP is now relegated to hard to conceal purposes. (I'm still debating the need for an extra magazine on a higher capacity carry gun, and now delete the extra mag about half the time)

I have also loaded JHP in backup magazines.

My Taurus PT709, 8+1 9mm, gets carried more now, and the Ruger SR9E, 17+1 9mm, has also entered the rotation.

I carry all the time now, unless I'm sleeping, and guns are more readily available at home.

I will take more guns with me, now, when travelling.

I've always been hyper vigilant, and now just trying to get others to be that way too. One thing Vietnam taught me - always be aware of your surroundings.

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Police and government are here to protect me so I need no steps...
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How's that working for ya?
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How's that working for ya?
Not so good, note the purple font. I pretty much count on myself for my safety, biggest is avoiding scat if at all possible.
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My big CC gun is now a.40S&W instead of a.45acp, I wanted a lighter gun. Avoiding crowds and always armed has been in place for a long time now.
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I have went from having my LC9 in my right front pocket all the time to now having my G26 in my right front pocket and my LC9 in my left rear pocket. Mossberg 500 persuader in my truck.
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