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Old August 20th, 2016, 05:11 PM   #31
 
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For our road trip at Christmas, I plan on having my M&P9C in the car with me but will bring my Shield to carry while on vacation.

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Old August 21st, 2016, 01:53 PM   #32
 
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Usually it would be a Colt 1911 9mm with extra mags...and a Ruger .44 Special with 5.5 inch barrel.
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I don't travel any more. When i worked on the road I just kept a handgun and maybe a shotgun in the RV.
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EDC is Shield, SR9c, or J Frame. Truck has a SA XD 9mm and a 20" Mossberg 12ga or 30-30 lever in a locked Tuffybox under seat box.

If I am flying then a Taurus 85 or a Bodyguard in a locked container checked luggage. I have ZERO trust in TSA and baggage handlers. If I lose one to theft it needs to be a cheaper easily replaced handgun.

If we are taking a long road trip I usually swap in a Henry 45LC for the long gun. 10+1 capacity not scary and an excellent shooter.
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To kind of alter some Army lingo, I always say it's "MET-T dependant", Mission, Enemy, Time, Troops on Battlefield.........to equate that to "normal" life, I make it into "What am I doing, what do I think I might encounter, how long will I be there and who is with me".

In other words, if I'm driving 2 hours for a day trip to go backpacking in the mountains by myself, it's going to make a BIG difference in what I bring vs. am I going to stay in the Amish country of PA with my family for 3 days, most likely walking around a tourist area......Or, if I'm going across 3 states and some bad areas to visit someone, stopping in shady rest stops vs. driving through areas I know and feel more comfortable with. I almost always keep "something" in the car, lately it's been my semi auto MAC10 9mm clone, with 5 extra 30 round mags in a benign looking cheap hiking backpack. I figure a 9mm bullet hose would be a good "something bad went down on the road" type gun.

Like was said, I was born and raised in NJ, and often go back to the shore at least twice a year, once in the summer and once in the fall and I can't bring anything above maybe a small folding knife. And that's usually my "big" trip for the season where I want to have something on me, so I usually just avoid stopping if I can until I get to the "safer" touristy shore area. I don't like stopping at rest stops, especially at night, with nothing on me.
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METT-T permitting.... an 870, an sr9 and a colt mustang.
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Old August 29th, 2016, 05:38 PM   #38
 
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For the guys in NJ, could you carry an unloaded rifle or shotgun in a gun case behind the seat or under the rear seat of your truck?

I know handguns are a no go even though your in the USA, are long guns acceptable?

Living in a pro gun, low crime, flyover state I really can't comprehend the bat sh*t crazy statutes you all must deal with!
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I took my family to Myrtle Beach back in July. My Beretta 8045 Cougar & Ruger LC9S went with us. One of them was always on my side when we went out. While driving, I kept the .45 Beretta within easy reach beside my seat in an unzipped pistol rug.
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Interesting. We just spent a week at a camp on Rangeley Lake (northwest Maine). With me was my SR1911 in the truck and Shield 9 for carry. While we were there, there happened to be a drug-related home invasion on Main Street, Rangely, involving a shooting and stabbings. One dead, two hospitalized.
There is a lot of that nonsense going on right now not only in Maine but the entire northeast and probably the whole country. Heroin has become an epidemic. This isn't a Minefield thread so won't take it there but having adequate protection wherever you travel is a good idea. If I am staying overnight then I will have both my S&W 642 and the SP101 with me. Ordinarily it's the Smith in the front pocket.
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Old August 31st, 2016, 09:29 PM   #42
 
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And then there is California! Handguns unloaded and locked in the front of your vehicle, ammo locked in a container in the back of your vehicle. Worthless! Dislike traveling through the state but alternate routes are why out of the way. Then you get to Oregon who doesn't accept your CCW but are open carry, one step above worthless. National CCW carry needed.

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If I'm traveling by car i usually carry my Beretta CX4 Storm and 3-4 30 round mags. I always have my Shield on me but will sometims carry a higher capacity handgun.
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I have four 15 rnd handgun mags in my car at all times. Two in driver door pocket and two in passenger door pocket. In the trunk is my work bag which has two 30 rnd AR mags and two 22 rnd handgun mags (and if needed a rifle plate carrier with two more AR and two more handgun mags).

On trips I have my daily carry guns (Glock 32 and 33). If I'm traveling far I built a pistol lower specifically for out of state travel so I don't have to get permission on the SBRs. I just slap one of my short uppers on the pistol lower in case I think I need something bigger than a handgun.

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1) it mimics my duty gun (Glock 31)
2) only $400 to replace if taken as evidence.
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Does anyone ever take written proof of CCW reciprocity with them on road trips?

We will be in four states, 3 have long standing agreement but VA just agreed to recognize Alabama, wondered if it was wise to carry the reciprocity agreement I found on the internet?

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