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Old August 13th, 2016, 04:45 PM   #1
 
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what do you take when you are staying somewhere far from home?

My girlfriend and I were heading up to northern Maine from midcoast Maine Friday for almost a week to stay at a lake house with some of her family to visit her grandparents who live up there. It's around a four hour drive and I decided to bring my SR1911 with three extra magazines and my Windham Weaponry AR-15 with several spare magazines with me. She doesn't understand why I am bringing so much. I told her I'd rather just be ready for anything that may happen not that I'm planning on anything happening.

So my questions is do any of you bring along more than just your EDC when you are staying away from home?



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Old August 13th, 2016, 05:08 PM   #2
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For a recent 12-hour drive to Washington state, I brought my SR9C and CZ75B, both with extra 10-rd mags. My wife didn't think it strange like she used to. She now encourages me to bring them.
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Well if I were headed up north I'd be concerned about 4-legged bits and meth-heads which I'm pretty sure my 44 mag can take care of. If I were backpacking or something I'd probably bring an LCR or something, but I probably wouldn't arm myself to the teeth. It would be very situation-dependent I guess.
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While working in Pittsburgh a couple years back, I carried a 1911 with six mags. 3 in the vehicle, 2 in my lunch bucket & 1 in the gun. I also kept a Ruger blackhawk 327 mag in the console. My buddy carried a 480 Ruger. All 3 pistols went into the hotel room at night. Where we were, after dark, it wasnt safe to even walk out to your vehicle at night 20 feet away without getting accousted by a pimp, whore, or druggie. One night a druggie seen me walking in with the Ruger, he was approaching me, stopped dead in his tracks and went the other way. And oddly enough, they stayed the hell off the sidewalk in front of our room after that. So the word got out pretty quick.

I have no reason to be heavily armed in my area, but make sure I can defend myself if needed. If you feel you need A, B, or C to feel safe in certain area's, then do it. SMD9mm hit on it, Thats kinda a personal preference I think depending on area, etc. 4 legged critters may need more stopping power, where 2 legged critter may be shooting back. So plan accordingly.


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Never leave without my 9mm Shield and the 7 round Mag, if I'm driving cross country I pack my SR1911 as well. Never take extra mags.
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I take my M&P 40 Shield or my Taurus 605 .357 Magnum,on trips.
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If I am visiting family etc. unless we have plans to go out to shoot. I would just take my edc with spare ammo. But that's just me.
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I first check local and state law to make sure I can carry legally there. If that checks out, and I am in a different state, I'll take my Taurus M605 in a Stow-and-Go IWB holster. No way I'll part with my SP101 if the unthinkable happens.
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I drive for a living. Every week I'm 1,500 miles from home (minimum).
One of 2 EDC.
If it's a road trip with family, wife is carrying too. There is usually something for each passenger too. And long gun for wife and I too. Couple hundred rounds for each firearm.
Solo motorcycle trip is also EDC, but a shotgun had found its way into my gear on occasion.

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Along with my EDC I always have a Colt Cobra and a speed loader in my travel bag.
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Tfmccann, my wife and I recently made a similar trip. I was able to verify I was able to CCW in all states we traveled.

EDCm spare mag on me. Extra Mag in lock box in truck and extra mag in luggage.

Make sure when visiting family homes or other places if you do not want to carry in, you have a way to secure weapon. I have one family member out of respect for their wishes due to past history I will not carry inside their home.

Enjoy your trip.
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Interesting replys, I should mention I'm a Marine Corps Reservist and sort of have this nagging voice in my head to always be ready , I just like to have access to a long gun if away so far. And yes they are ok with firearms and they are always secure or in my possession
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9mm Shield with extra Mag when Traveling, have secure under seat storage if needed.
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