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most people don't realize how much they give up by getting a micro gun.
I too have a stick-it-in-my-pocket gun, a teensy Glock, but the reality is the only time I carry it's when I'm being lazy. usually something like and mowing the lawn and I have to run quickly to get gas.
I'm probably going to sell it to force myself not to be lazy.
like every other gun owner of the planet I've had a few five shot revolvers. I got rid of it for the same reason that most agencies have gotten rid of theirs, it was state-of-the-art in the 1890s.
if you're going to carry a gun you have to dress for the gun. Generally that means untucked shirts -- preferably ones that are meant to be untucked so it doesn't look stupid-- and probably one or even two sizes larger than what currently seems to be the style. Yes, that means you have to give up your little sister's schmedium shirts.
Now here's the next part, I'm probably a little slow because I didn't figure this out at first. once you dress for the gun you can carry something the size of a Glock 19 (or any similar compact) as easily as you can carry a glock 26 (or similar).
it is true that you most likely will never ever need a firearm. I get it. However, I promise you this, if you do, you're going to wish you weren't going out a Glock 43 or a 5-shot peashooter instead of a Glock 19 (or similar).
I had a friend, an assistant us attorney, come back from a concealed carry course where the so-called expert told everyone to get 22 magnum revolvers.
the truth is probably 70% of the soldiers, 99% of the sailors and maybe 90% of cops don't have a clue about guns. they usually know very little more than what they have stuffed in their holster
it's not hard to get your self-declared an instructor or an expert in some people's minds.
if you're going to carry a 5 shot revolver I would have very least make sure you're carrying reloads. so many do not and practice practice practice.
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But I guarantee you one thing and that is this.... ain't no one who knows me coming inside my house for a surprise visit or to take even one of my beers....
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I had the privilege once of sitting in an auditorium and hearing Mireles speak about the incident. It was some brilliant detective work that enabled them to find the two scumbags, but after that everything that could go wrong did and they made some serious tactical errors. A lot of lessons were learned from that incident. RIP Jerry Dove and Ben Grogan.
Pro Tip #3474: Buy ammo when no one else is. I'm doing fine with 9mm ammo, but then again, I used to get mocked for being a "prepper."
Super Pro Tip #7: A Super Pro has a "go bag," a "go box," and then a "squirrel ranch." Be a "SPIT" (Super Pro in Training) and at least have a "go bag."
Here are the "go boxes"... to get me to "squirrel ranch."
People like @AvgJoe understand what that tripod is behind the boxes. It's for "home use" in front of the TV watching football and makes sure you don't run out of 9mm... the "full shop" is at squirrel ranch.
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What would you do? (remember, I'm small town USA with good ol' boy sheriffs and not downtown Chicago)
I went on a walk today on an unoccupied farm behind our house. Someone does do target practice back there but I don’t know the owners. It’s a few hundred acres. I’m walking down the road with my daughter and neighbor and come across this H&K .45 After much debate and calling Seedy, I brought it home and called the sheriff. I think it fell off the back of a truck but wouldn’t have touched it if it was suspicious. Didn’t want it to continue to rust and didn’t want it getting into some kids hands. They are running the serial number through ATF and will call me back.
Take her to the range to disabuse her of that notion. Let her fire a few rounds of the exact same ammunition out of a full size pistol and out of a tiny, light-weight pistol.
She may very well change her mind about carrying a little extra weight.
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