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  1. Ever "forget" your gun?

    Hey guys,

    I don't know if this will pertain to any of you but I thought i'd share just in case.

    Let me start by saying that i've carried a firearm on duty for several years now, and with that comes sort of a complacency about having a firearm (haven't had to use it thus far..thankfully)

    Sometimes I'd run out to grab a bite to eat, grab a drink at a gas station, go grocery shopping, etc etc. and think "I should get my weapon" then I start reasoning with myself that i'll only be gone for a few minutes, its right down the road, its such an inconvinience, etc.

    I finally found something that gets me to put my weapon on 100% of the time I leave my house. If you don't have this problem, then I salute you. However, if you do give this a try as it worked wonders for me:

    Obtain a safe, doesn't have to be fancy I chose a Snap-On electronic combo lock for $75 at Sportsmans' Warehouse. I mounted this in a kitchen cabinet near the coat rack and drilled down using 8" lag bolts (not required). I then started putting all of my daily carry stuff in there. Wallet, Keys, Mag holder, Weapon & holster.

    Before I leave, I obviously need my keys, and wallet. I also posted a little note on the door of the safe that reads (respectfully) Columbine, Virginia Tech, Lubys, Fairchild E.R and I think "those people probably didn't think they needed a gun" which motivates me to put mine on.

    Sorry for the long winded post,(and crappy cell phone pics) but thought it may help a few...


    Quick to the gun, Sure of your grip. Quick to the threat, sure of your shot. - Chris Costa

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    Years ago my brother went out for needed breakfast ingredients on a Sunday morning. Because he was only going to the corner market he left his revolver home.

    You guessed it, the store was robbed while he was there. They also robbed all the patrons before they left.

    Develop those 'check for all your carry needs before walking out the door' habits.

    Keeping your carry gun with everything else you need it a good habit to get into.
    People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome.--River Tam

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    I actually did one time forget my gun. I put my holster on but forgot to put the gun in the holster. However if there ever was a time when I left the house and did not take my gun on purpose because I reasoned that it would be just a short trip and it would not be needed I don't remember it. I really have all I need to remind me of the need to carry it. I have the daily news, the police helicopter flying around the neighborhood just about everyday and the gang bangers and other criminal elements that have just about taken over the area.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

  5. I have come to the point it's the first thing I do in the morning is put on a gun, if I'm in sweats I have on my shoulder holster, if dressed for the street I have one of my guns IWB and it's that way til I go to bed at night. Like they say, better to have it and not need it then to need it and not have it.

  6. Never forget my underwear nor my carry, was this a trick question?

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    I never "forget" my gun and leave it at the house. It's ALWAYS on me, and there are times where I have been known to "forget" that I had it on.......I don't "forget" near as much anymore since TN passed a reasonable restaurant carry bill. But for some reason, I never seem to remember I have it on when I go for a walk in a local park.
    Victory rewards not the army that fires the most rounds, but who is the more accurate shot. ---Unknown

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClearSightTactical View Post
    Hey guys,

    I don't know if this will pertain to any of you but I thought i'd share just in case.

    Let me start by saying that i've carried a firearm on duty for several years now, and with that comes sort of a complacency about having a firearm (haven't had to use it thus far..thankfully)

    Sometimes I'd run out to grab a bite to eat, grab a drink at a gas station, go grocery shopping, etc etc. and think "I should get my weapon" then I start reasoning with myself that i'll only be gone for a few minutes, its right down the road, its such an inconvinience, etc.

    I finally found something that gets me to put my weapon on 100% of the time I leave my house. If you don't have this problem, then I salute you. However, if you do give this a try as it worked wonders for me:

    Obtain a safe, doesn't have to be fancy I chose a Snap-On electronic combo lock for $75 at Sportsmans' Warehouse. I mounted this in a kitchen cabinet near the coat rack and drilled down using 8" lag bolts (not required). I then started putting all of my daily carry stuff in there. Wallet, Keys, Mag holder, Weapon & holster.

    Before I leave, I obviously need my keys, and wallet. I also posted a little note on the door of the safe that reads (respectfully) Columbine, Virginia Tech, Lubys, Fairchild E.R and I think "those people probably didn't think they needed a gun" which motivates me to put mine on.

    Sorry for the long winded post,(and crappy cell phone pics) but thought it may help a few...


    Now that's to funny here I was thinking I was the only person who did that. First thing I got was a gun safe then got another gun safe and drilled holes in them and bolted them together one on top of the other. Top safe holds my three mags and extra ammo I may have. Bottom safe on the pull out tray holds the firearm and the bottom holds the holster and mag pouch and my wallet,leatherman wave, watch,knife,pen,note pad and other carry gear. I do not put the keys in the safe as then I would be SOL as the keys to the safe are on the key ring.

    THEY MAY TAKE OUR LIVES BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM!!!!!

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    Unfortunately, while in PRHI, I don't have a choice. The guns stay home. When in 2A friendly states, guns are always on me unless I'm going to be at a place where 2a is prohibited by law (as in a court house, etc.)



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  10. How about "Have you ever forgotten that you had your gun CC'd somewhere prohibited you shouldn't have it?"

    All I'll say is YEP, once. It was a weird kind of feeling.

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    I carry my gun when I am in my home Stat or if I am driving but I do not fly with it to other States. When at home, I have forgotten it on a few occasions and felt naked without it.

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