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#295313 - 03/20/20 06:33 PM Carrying more gear nowadays?
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
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Anyone else find themselves sporting rather more gear than usual?

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#295320 - 03/20/20 06:41 PM Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? [Re: teacher]
pforeman Offline
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Registered: 04/23/08
Posts: 181
Loc: Iowa
Interesting question... While we're doing the "shelter in place" thing for the most part and have been doing that all this week I had a discussion with the Mrs. this morning and think we will now carry some 'extra' gloves.

Our only planned outing will be a trip to the grocery store and then we will likely wear some nitrile gloves from the first aid supplies. Not going to a mask (yet) but the actual count here for infections is low. That is about all the change I'm making and still pack around my usual EDC.

Paul -

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#295332 - 03/21/20 01:52 AM Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? [Re: teacher]
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2159
Loc: Colorado
With the police in many cities saying they will no longer respond to less serious crimes, other police departments saying they won't arrest criminals but instead issue warrants to appear, and with some cities planning on letting prisoners out of jail ... I am much more prepped for self-defense these days. Letting criminals walk freely among the honest citizens, and with more potential criminals possible due to no work/no money from business shutdowns, it would be totally irresponsible to not consider your safety as you go about your daily business. Whether you choose a higher power/capacity firearm for carry, some other defensive tool, or to just hide at home is up to each individual. But please do consider your personal safety and make some kind of plan. You will be on your own much more now than ever before.

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#295333 - 03/21/20 02:07 AM Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? [Re: teacher]
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Registered: 04/28/10
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Loc: Big Sky Country
I'm carrying the same I usually carry.
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#295336 - 03/21/20 05:40 AM Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? [Re: Phaedrus]
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Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
I'm carrying the same I usually carry.

I am too. But I've added a bigger sibling to it. My pants are about to fall off now. I need suspenders.

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#295338 - 03/21/20 07:20 AM Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? [Re: teacher]
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Registered: 04/28/10
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Loc: Big Sky Country
Let me also clarify that my employer has us all working from home. So I'm only out of the house for an hour every few days (yeah, going stir crazy!). So now that my home is also where I work, my main defensive are is an Aimpoint-equipped CZ Bren 801 loaded with 30 rounds of Black Hills 70gr GMX. smirk

If that's not enough I'll probably need close air support! grin
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#295341 - 03/21/20 01:32 PM Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? [Re: teacher]
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Registered: 07/11/10
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Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
haertig... I use the Perry suspenders that have the plastic J hooks that hook under your belt... I use an Uncle Mikes LEO velcro under belt to carry my G43 and mag/Thrunight...they are made under license by Dickie also... I use a lightweight nylon cover up shirt

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#295346 - 03/21/20 07:08 PM Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? [Re: teacher]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3360
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: teacher
Anyone else find themselves sporting rather more gear than usual?


We’re close enough to some areas where police service has become nonexistent that I view our security situation as potentially challenging. I’ve switched to carrying a larger pistol that the subcompact I usually carry, and more ammo.

Nothing would please me more than to find out that the hysteria around where I live doesn’t get any worse.

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#295371 - 03/22/20 06:37 PM Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? [Re: teacher]
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Registered: 04/08/02
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Over the years I have been carrying smaller and lighter things. With regard to corona, nothing has really changed. Soap and a tap where is where I need it. I do minimize going out the door, except for a solo bike ride or run.
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#295380 - 03/23/20 01:01 AM Re: Carrying more gear nowadays? [Re: teacher]
LesSnyder Offline
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Registered: 07/11/10
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Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
on the light side... I am still trying to support the restaurants that I frequently visit, through their take out service.... currently the state allows you to consume food in/on your vehicle on premise, so I purchase my take out and lower the tail gate of the Tacoma and eat in the parking lot... I've added a shaker of salt to my car supplies along with a bottle of rubbing alcohol

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