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  • Snardo

    Junior Member
    Nov 25, 2019
    24
    I recently applied for my W&C permit. It will be the first time I've ever had such a permit. Just wondering if most folks that do have a permit tend to carry around their homes or if they tend to only gear up when going out.
     

    JollyPedro

    Member
    MDS Supporter
    Aug 15, 2022
    211
    St Mary's County
    Yes, I carry all day every day. The more you carry it, the more you build it into your daily routine. Carry as much as you can whenever you can, IMO.
     

    Bullfrog

    Active Member
    Oct 8, 2009
    11,327
    Carroll County
    I recently applied for my W&C permit. It will be the first time I've ever had such a permit. Just wondering if most folks that do have a permit tend to carry around their homes or if they tend to only gear up when going out.

    I did when I first got a permit, to get used to the sensation and to make sure I didn't walk around adjusting it in public. I do it when I get a different holster, to make sure it works for me.

    I don't do it regularly now, but will pick something up when my dogs freak out about something outside. So far the the 'something' has always been critters rustling in the leaves or people walking and talking on the other side of the street.
     

    scottyfz6

    Member
    Dec 22, 2018
    608
    I dont but that does not mean I am ever more than 10 feet from a loaded gun. Plus I live in the woods so no sidewalks and people just dont walk by houses around here.
     

    Blaster229

    God loves you, I don't.
    MDS Supporter
    Sep 14, 2010
    40,326
    Glen Burnie
    There is only 1 place a person should feel safe, and that's home. Other than wearing it around the house when you are new to learn for a week or so, is one thing. But if you carry in your house in your holster for home defense, then you have some serious issues. I'm not saying if you have only 1 pistol and you carry it from the living room to the bedroom so it's nearby, that's different.
    Get your head checked if you are "packing heat" throughout the house.
     

    BigCountry14

    Active Member
    MDS Supporter
    Jan 17, 2013
    1,375
    There is only 1 place a person should feel safe, and that's home. Other than wearing it around the house when you are new to learn for a week or so, is one thing. But if you carry in your house in your holster for home defense, then you have some serious issues. I'm not saying if you have only 1 pistol and you carry it from the living room to the bedroom so it's nearby, that's different.
    Get your head checked if you are "packing heat" throughout the house.
    I don't know that I'd fully agree with that. I live in a fairly safe area, and generally don't carry all the time, but recently we've had issues with neighbors who have uncontrolled aggressive dogs. So one of us frequently makes sure we have one readily accessible or on our person, especially if our kids are outside. I don't think that qualifies as needing my head checked.
     

    RFBfromDE

    W&C MD, UT, PA
    Aug 21, 2022
    1,093
    The Land of Pleasant Living
    I'm "packing heat" throughout the house and got my head checked this morning.

    Head said, "you can't run upstairs and get a gun if your home is invaded while you are outside or downstairs."

    Oh, "that won't happen where I live"

    That's what the postmen said.
     

    Blaster229

    God loves you, I don't.
    MDS Supporter
    Sep 14, 2010
    40,326
    Glen Burnie
    I don't know that I'd fully agree with that. I live in a fairly safe area, and generally don't carry all the time, but recently we've had issues with neighbors who have uncontrolled aggressive dogs. So one of us frequently makes sure we have one readily accessible or on our person, especially if our kids are outside. I don't think that qualifies as needing my head checked.
    Outside you are outside, not inside. Maybe I should have said "INSIDE".
     

    Blaster229

    God loves you, I don't.
    MDS Supporter
    Sep 14, 2010
    40,326
    Glen Burnie
    I'm "packing heat" throughout the house and got my head checked this morning.

    Head said, "you can't run upstairs and get a gun if your home is invaded while you are outside or downstairs."

    Oh, "that won't happen where I live"

    That's what the postmen said.
    Reading comprehension is key. Maybe you should read my post again, slowly.
     

    Spaceballs

    Member
    Sep 7, 2022
    202
    Pennsylvania
    There is only 1 place a person should feel safe, and that's home. Other than wearing it around the house when you are new to learn for a week or so, is one thing. But if you carry in your house in your holster for home defense, then you have some serious issues. I'm not saying if you have only 1 pistol and you carry it from the living room to the bedroom so it's nearby, that's different.
    Get your head checked if you are "packing heat" throughout the house.

    This man is wise.

    Carrying around the house is a great way to learn how to do it. To learn how to dress around the gun, how to avoid printing, how to avoid your shirt ridding up, etc. All without any consequences for doing it wrong. Spend an entire weekend doing it when you first start carrying and you'll be pretty good at keeping your gun concealed and learning what the best carry position and ride hight/cant is for you.

    After that.... if you need to carry inside your house, you should strongly consider moving because your neighborhood sucks.

    If you don't need to but do it for fun.... seek help.
     

    Spaceballs

    Member
    Sep 7, 2022
    202
    Pennsylvania
    Also pro tip .... don't make your practice at home weekend the same as your "heavy yard work" weekend.

    Thank me when you aren't cleaning dirt and dust out of part you never knew your gun had.
     

    hdatontodo

    Active Member
    Jul 29, 2012
    3,706
    So. Central Balto Co
    There is only 1 place a person should feel safe, and that's home. Other than wearing it around the house when you are new to learn for a week or so, is one thing. But if you carry in your house in your holster for home defense, then you have some serious issues. I'm not saying if you have only 1 pistol and you carry it from the living room to the bedroom so it's nearby, that's different.
    Get your head checked if you are "packing heat" throughout the house.
    I am surprised that homeowners who are afraid of a break in don't get their doors or locks reinforced or get an alarm. The idea is to keep someone out so you don't have to pack heat.

    My next rant will be people who pack heat outside because they think they might encounter someone with a gun, but don't have body armor for the encounter.

    Sent from my SM-G991U1 using Tapatalk
     

    Kman

    Peace is underrated
    Dec 23, 2010
    10,937
    Eastern shore
    Funny timing for this. I used to years ago, wen t to sometimes and then never. A few weekends ago, the property owner of the field next to my house cut the grass at the road edge and stupidly blew some grass out on the road. A day or so later 2 guys on motorcycles rode by and then turned around and came up my driveway. I was in my barn with the overhead door up and unfortunately visible from the road. They revved up and stopped about 10 feet from me and didn' t get off the bikes but cussed at me and got sporty over the grass. I eventually got through to them that it wasn't my property and I didn't mow it. They pussied up and slowly left. No apology though.
    I felt kinda threatened and was not armed. This was weird and rare for a really rural area, but...
    Rethinking options.
     

    Afrikeber

    Active Member
    Jan 14, 2013
    3,794
    Urbana, Md.
    Technically yes, it sits next to me, my coffee and iPhone all day when no one is home. Goes in my safe box when others are around.
     

    clandestine

    Active Member
    Oct 13, 2008
    36,471
    I carry in my home because I am an FFL that runs a home based firearm business and my address is publicly available. I live in a safe area but my wife and I have received threats based on 1) our involvement/relationships with police departments and 2) I teach how to build black rifles and some people think I'm a bad person for it.
     

    JollyPedro

    Member
    MDS Supporter
    Aug 15, 2022
    211
    St Mary's County
    At the end of the day this is very personal decision. If you feel you need, or want too, go ahead. Just don't let folks try to convince you you're wrong for wanting to or not.
     

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