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    Quote Originally Posted by Caballoflaco View Post
    This is out of ĎNawlins, but bgís are rolling with the same weapons Iím seeing in down (technically up here). 3 guys, 1 AK pistol and 2 handguns 1 with a drum mag the other with an extended mag.


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    Btw, if you have a throwaway/fake FB account look up the folks that are arrested for violent crimes in your area and check out their friends or people who comment on their posts and youíll often find picks of them posing with guns. Itís a good way to find out what bgís or possible bgís are using in your area.
    Dude should have rabbited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Friday View Post
    We outta have him read up on I-594 and I-1639 so he knows what he's in for in terms of buying guns once he gets here.
    I do need to re-read them. But I read up initially a month or so ago.

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    I think most EDC videos are BS. I think most people that do EDC videos show stuff they would like to carry, but very few at all, never mind three reloads, a TQ and two fixed blades, etc. However, you have to tailor your EDC to the threat level in your area.

    Case in point, I live in the SF Bay Area about 10 miles south of SF. Up until a couple of months ago, the odds that I would ever be robbed while walking down the street in my suburban neighborhood was less likely than getting hit by lightning. I say that after living here for 25 years and being in the cop business since 1990. Ergo, I carried my not-carrying-a-gun gun: originally a 642 and now an M&P 340 with a speedstrip. I used to carry in a DeSantis nemesis, but now use a Harry's Icon. The J-frame was just there, not because I thought I might have to use it, but because I never thought I would have to use it. I fI thought I might need a gun, I carried a G19 and a J frame in the pocket.

    Recently, the BOL bulletins and video have shown cars with 3-4 gangsters rolling up on pedestrians in suburban neighborhoods and jacking them, usually pretty violently. No one has been killed yet, but it's a matter of time. I've got an order for a JM Custom Kydex holster for my new G48 and I will carry that and two reloads now when I'm waling around, not expecting a gunfight.

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    What Pat said.....except it's my 226 and 1-2 reloads. Folding knife because I'm an adult man. Added a POM pepper spray about a year ago. Small Fenix 1 cell light in the pocket. Wallet. Phone. Don't have the room or stamina for more than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duelist View Post
    Dude should have rabbited.
    To what end?

    I donít know about you, but 3 young semi-athletic kids vs one middle aged guy in a foot race ainít exactly odds Iíd take to Vegas. Not to mention itíd also be pretty moot if one of the little shits decided to shoot him during any such chase.
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    Both sides just rationalize their choices... how about a happy medium where you prioritize:

    1. Mindset
    2. Physical capabilities / training
    3. Awareness
    etc.

    ..and about 99th on the list is gear.

    The guys who think they can do everything with a j frame are just as ridiculous as those who think carrying two reloads will prevent them from being jacked up by four determined, armed thugs.

    The majority of men in this country canít do a single pull up; letís focus our priorities...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCountyGuy View Post
    To what end?

    I donít know about you, but 3 young semi-athletic kids vs one middle aged guy in a foot race ainít exactly odds Iíd take to Vegas. Not to mention itíd also be pretty moot if one of the little shits decided to shoot him during any such chase.
    -running targets are harder to hit than kneeling middle aged guys in their front yards at contact range
    -shooting a running target while running is pretty hard
    -running gives you more options than kneeling on the ground in front of your house hoping they donít put a bullet in your head or hospitalize you with a beating
    -if you havenít gotten out and actually run lately, well, if health permits, maybe do some of that
    -most kids these days only run if compelled to - by a coach during athletic seasons or PE class

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    A firearm is just one element of one's EDC, of course. In three decades of having a CCW permit I've only drawn and fired my sidearm once and that was to dispatch an aggressive animal (rabies). The odds of needing a gun are relatively low but the consequences of not having one and needing one could be serious, so I continue to CCW. However the other, non-firearm elements of my EDC get used constantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duelist View Post
    -running targets are harder to hit than kneeling middle aged guys in their front yards at contact range
    -shooting a running target while running is pretty hard
    -running gives you more options than kneeling on the ground in front of your house hoping they donít put a bullet in your head or hospitalize you with a beating
    -if you havenít gotten out and actually run lately, well, if health permits, maybe do some of that
    -most kids these days only run if compelled to - by a coach during athletic seasons or PE class
    In the linked article, Ellefritz limited his shooters to two rounds, and they scored >50% of the time. What do you think the odds are on three shooters with no restriction on rounds fired? Even if they didn't hit him, rounds are going all over the neighborhood and into houses. Maybe this guy should have seen it coming, but in the end he took a beatdown and lost an insured vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hambo View Post
    In the linked article, Ellefritz limited his shooters to two rounds, and they scored >50% of the time. What do you think the odds are on three shooters with no restriction on rounds fired? Even if they didn't hit him, rounds are going all over the neighborhood and into houses. Maybe this guy should have seen it coming, but in the end he took a beatdown and lost an insured vehicle.

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    That is one possible scenario. However, they werenít there to murder. They used weapons to intimidate and steal a vehicle. Do you honestly believe that if the guy ran they would have just stood there and unloaded their weapons in his direction? My bet is they would have taken off in the opposite direction. Also a hypothetical, but a much more likely outcome.

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