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    Quote Originally Posted by SCCY Marshal View Post
    An LCR lives in my strongside pocket. It stays there whether or not I can get away with a belt gun. Used to do the B.U.G. thing in my younger years then stopped. Back then, it was a snub or LCP in my weakside pocket.

    I've found dedicated strongside more consistent and allows me to not be constantly rearranging the contents of my pockets. And I like being able to walk around with my hands in my pockets, one on a gun, other on a flashlight. Or stand around with thumbs hooked in my belt, one on a K-frame and other ready to choose between a fixed blade or pepper spray.

    Since dropping "down" to a K-frame snub on the belt, I've found myself totally willing to carry a back-up gun as a matter of course. Small fixed blade, stumpy Model 10 LCR, kubotan pepper spray, small fixed blade, and reload for the big wheelgun aren't a burden on the defensive end of things. And losing the stronside pocket for clipping a knife never phased me since I prefer slipjoints and other traditional designs that can go in any other pocket, anyway. My left hand can get to my appendix carried snub so left hand access to a gun is somewhat maintained if sub-optimally.

    Non-sworn, never even been a cop, just sumdood. In fact, apprecate having a back-up less for my benefit and more for the possiblity to hand it off and have another armed party on my side.
    Seems like AIWB is the best place for a BUG, especially one that might be accessed in-fight. You've got a logical array: deceptive and fast primary draw and a BUG set up for

    a fast easy draw with your less able hand. Both are as reliable as guns can be especially from user induced failures like mine in the OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikahawkins1 View Post
    I think all states should allow up to 2 hand guns for protection.
    Why up to 2? How many do you carry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikahawkins1 View Post
    I think all states should allow up to 2 hand guns for protection.
    Why is “up to 2” deemed sufficient? Is this ground that we should cede to the anti-gun lobby? Does this mean owning only two, or carrying only two? “Arms” is plural.

    Especially in the case of five-shot revolvers, I have carried three at a time. One for right-hand access, one for left-hand access, and one spare/back-up/“Texas* reload.” A significant part of my reluctant transition to a wide-body .40 G22 duty pistol, in 2002, was that I no longer carried the same pistol on and off the clock. I could shoot my SP101 about as well as the G22, so that SP101 became my usual off-the-clock primary, backed-up by my J-Snub. I soon added two more SP101 snubs. (Eventually, I resumed packing a duty/service pistol during most personal time.)

    The late, great Jim Cirillo packed three six-shot revolvers.

    *Texas Rangers were packing multiple Colt Paterson revolving pistols long before anyone coined the term “New York Reload.”
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    I now carry two handguns, my main weapon in an IWB holster and a small second pistol in a pocket. At this time of year with temps below freezing when I am out and about and my coat buttoned, the second pistol is in my outer coat pocket. In warmer weather, it is in a rear pant pocket.

    For winter carry, the J-frame Centennial is an ideal second pistol. Mine is carried in a Kramer pocket holster. In the summer, I like the Seecamp LWS32 in a rear pants pocket in an Aker pocket holster.

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    Rex, only three? You need to up your game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CleverNickname View Post
    Rex, only three? You need to up your game.

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    Gotta have room for Clinch Picks, Bowie knives, tomahawks, and the occasional wakizashi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farscott View Post
    I now carry two handguns, my main weapon in an IWB holster and a small second pistol in a pocket. At this time of year with temps below freezing when I am out and about and my coat buttoned, the second pistol is in my outer coat pocket. In warmer weather, it is in a rear pant pocket.

    For winter carry, the J-frame Centennial is an ideal second pistol. Mine is carried in a Kramer pocket holster. In the summer, I like the Seecamp LWS32 in a rear pants pocket in an Aker pocket holster.
    How do you manage the outer coat pocket location when you do do something like go into a diner to grab a bite to eat? Just take your coat off but leave it on the inside of your chair where nobody can reach the pocket? Go into a bathroom every time you go inside and transfer it to a pants pocket? Something else? I’m paranoid about this and trying to figure out how to handle it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyman View Post
    How do you manage the outer coat pocket location when you do do something like go into a diner to grab a bite to eat? Just take your coat off but leave it on the inside of your chair where nobody can reach the pocket? Go into a bathroom every time you go inside and transfer it to a pants pocket? Something else?
    Yes. Depends on what you're doing given that context dictates everything in life. There is also the option of a discreet pocket transfer in your vehicle or while heading in as prolonged building entries are usually planned.

    I tend to favor premptive movement followed by heading straight for the can.

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