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Old April 27th, 2013, 06:54 AM   #1
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Do you carry on your property?

If you live where carry is legal on your own property, with or without a permit, do you? In Illinois it is legal to carry on your own property or home, so yesterday as I was preparing to mow a few acres I strapped on a shoulder rig and my SR1911 under my jacket. I've been wearing it around the house for a while, but this was my first "outing" with it.

This was the first time I've been outdoors with a handgun in a carry position, except at our range. Got to admit, I felt just a little self conscious as I mowed along the street edge even though nobody could possibly seen the rig. But it also felt good to carry again. This is not a new law or anything like that, it's just one I'd just not exercised in order to avoid any possible problem.



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I've been carrying my SR45 around my place, feeding horses, cutting grass, playing softball with my grand daughter, etc.

Been using a Blackhawk in-the-pants holster just trying to get a good feel for having it on me, I've been looking to get a EDC holster for it sooner rather than later but there seems to be a million choices lol
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Like you stargeezer, I too live in Illinois. I carry around the house/yard to get a feel for different holsters and configurations. My carry of choice is a Springfield Armory XD9sc and a Fobus Kydex paddle holster. Occasionally I like carrying my GP100 with a Simply Rugged pancake holster. I do still feel a little self conscious when I am in my own back yard and carrying so I am hoping that will ease with practice prior to concealed carry passing here in Illinois.

Concealed Carry is almost here, it is just a matter of can the Downstate politicians win out with Shall Issue or will the Chicago politicians win with May Issue. Maybe they should have Shall Issue for outside of Chicago and May Issue for inside Chicago but the license is good everywhere in the state - including Chicago. If the libtards in the city don't think they should be able to carry then fine, don't carry, but let me carry when I am passing through. Sorry for the rant. (Just saw the other thread about Illinois CCW - should have put this comment there)

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Old April 27th, 2013, 07:33 AM   #5
 
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I hate it for you guys in Illinois. I carry all the time. When I'm at home, I sometimes open carry my MKII target around the place for pest control. When I'm not toting it, I will usually have my LCR on my side.
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Why not it is your gun and your place.
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I live in Vegas and I carry all the time inside home and outside while doing yard work.
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Only place I can't carry here in North Carolina is the Court House, Police Station, P.O. or School Property - and when I go to work as that is against company policy. I carry my gun at home and even when I am working in the garage... as for while mowing? A friend here in NC was out on his tractor about middle of 10 acres with his .45 in a side holster when he saw a pickup truck pull up to his pickup parked at the edge of his property. He started for the trucks and had his gun drawn but before he could get close enough the two men bugged out - -but not before they stole his gas edger, gas blower. and various other tools he had in the back of the truck. Now he says he will carry a "SCOPED RIFLE" when he is going to be on the far side of the property!!!

Another friend here is the owner of a large gun shop and he too says he carries at all times on his property and even when he is cooking in the kitchen. As he puts it, "When you live out in the south 40 you never know when a bad guy might come calling - - even if you are on the john!!" Remember Clint Eastwood in the Barber Chair??

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Yes I have kept a firearm close by when I am home due to increased break ins. We have had some that were done while the homes were empty and a couple in the past year that the homeowner was there and surprised the perp. I am frequently home during the day and keep the car in the garage so a burglar might see no car in the drive and assume that he has an easy target. Having a gun in my hand makes him the target. I live in a "good neighborhood" and our town has always been considered to have a low crime rate. Apparently the criminals are discovering us.
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I live in Vermont where their are no laws regarding concealed or open carry except on school property and Federal building.
After a while, you won't be so conscious of your firearm. You've just to keep it on you all the time.
I'm sort of partial to a Springfield XDs 45 ACP as primary and a Seecamp 380 ACP as a backup.
The wife carries an LC9 with Crimson Trace or her Seecamp 32 ACP depending on what goes with her outfit. Fashion is EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I carry all of the time, even when in my house. There is getting to be a lot of gang shootings in a city not too far away from where I live. There are at least 1 or 2 shootings every day. If I ever need my gun, I need it on me. May not have time to get to it during a home invasion. I mostly have an LCR or 637 S&W on me. When I go to bed, an XDm 40 S&W takes over.
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At home, I typically carry my Snake Slayer out to the dumpster or to move the water hose at night. My shop is across the tracks is an occasional "trash collection spot" on weekends. I get out of the truck, gun drawn, everytime. Remember: "Safety First!"
I used to wear that Redhawk in a shoulder holster, and the only time I showed it, the guy left two unopened cold Bud Lites in place. Redhawk speaks with Authority!!
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CCW in Illinois will come about as soon as the politicians figure out how they can squeeze the most profit out of it to line their own pockets.
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Trouble can find you anytime, anywhere. I see nothing wrong with carrying on your own property, and do it myself.
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