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Anthony
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USA
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Posted - October 01 2018 :  3:31:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Has anyone tried or routinely carried a back up handgun or knife IWB behind their spare magazines?

I am thinking primarily in a concealed carry sense rather than a uniformed LEO wearing an openly carried sidearm.

Reaching for a single location for either is understandablely rather attractive.

Thank you,
Tony

Evan
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Posted - October 01 2018 :  8:07:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Second gun has to be accessible to the off hand and I've been carrying two daily for almost 50 years

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Ace
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USA
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Posted - October 01 2018 :  8:30:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have seen LEO's with a knife slid behind the magazine pouch; most were small enough to be totally out of view. I think it was more as a sneaky way to cut themselves loose if they got tied up, like the hidden handcuff key on one or two belt keepers. Ace

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Arvinator
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USA
5376 Posts

Posted - November 09 2018 :  09:05:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hard to beat a 38 snub or something else in your off side / weak side pocket. If your uniform pocket is not made for a snub then at least a.380 such as a Ruger LCP is the smallest Id go with. From 1 to 10 yards shoot till the threat is down or slide lock is my thinking.

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Chris Christian
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USA
3458 Posts

Posted - November 09 2018 :  10:57:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm in the weak side front pants pocket/snub club. A major reason is that if things look 'hinky' but don't warrant an overt move to a belt holstered gun, a hand in the pocket is a nonchalant, non-aggressive move. But your hand is wrapped around the snubby grip and it can be brought instantly into action.

I consider it an excellent way to achieve the time to reach my strong side primary.

Chris Christian
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Pop Pop
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USA
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Posted - November 09 2018 :  1:40:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I Carry 2 and have for the past few years. One strong side and the other weak hand assessable. Sometimes a J frame, but mostly my Taurus 7 shot K frame with 2" brl. I also practice with my carry ammo in both hands. My left hand is not as good as my as strong side, but at least I have more than one option available. I will admit my weak side has improved with practice.

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BatteryOaksBilly
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USA
200 Posts

Posted - November 18 2018 :  10:51:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
2 Every day for 40+ years. One in each front pocket.

Billy Bruton..Carry every step..Shoot every day!
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Jim Higginbotham
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USA
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Posted - November 19 2018 :  4:32:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Anthony

Has anyone tried or routinely carried a back up handgun or knife IWB behind their spare magazines?

I am thinking primarily in a concealed carry sense rather than a uniformed LEO wearing an openly carried sidearm.

Reaching for a single location for either is understandablely rather attractive.

Thank you,
Tony



When I first carried a BUG on the belt (many years after I carried one under my uniform shirt or in a pocket or on an ankle) I tried that but I soon changed for exactly the same reason Evan stated (heck it may have been him that prompted me to change).

I decided quite some time ago that I would likely pull my BUG (since it is a full sized gun and shoots the same ammo as my primary handgun) before I would reload the primary.

But then everyone has to work out their own salvation so no one gets any flak from me

Jim H.

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