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  • CCCSD
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        Sumar commented
        06-08-2021, 10:45 AM
        When did I dig for anything? Stop making up crap. It showed when I logged in here. You what? Screw this place. *******s like you ruin it.
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  • CCCSD
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    Originally posted by Sumar

    No matter what the forum, they all have rude little people like you.
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  • tanksoldier
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    Bye, Felicia...

  • Aidokea
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    Originally posted by Sumar
    So what? Does that mean you weren't being rude?
    I'm not CCCSD, so no, I wasn't being rude.

    And I'm still not sure why you would go on some archeological dig for something to complain about...

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  • tanksoldier
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    Originally posted by Sumar
    So what? Does that mean you weren't being rude?
    No, he wasn’t being rude... somebody else was.

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  • Bighead
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    You and your spouse are sitting in a local restaurant, near the back away from the entrance. You hear glass break, and someone indicates there is a person in the parking lot shooting people. Do you secure your family and call 9-1-1 as suggested here, or do you tell your spouse to call 9-1-1 and move to engage the active killer? Neither answer is necessarily wrong, but you have to search yourself and answer this question. I know many policemen who would not be able to live with themselves if they shirked what they see as their duty in a situation like this. Add children into the equation and the calculus changes, it's all about context.

    When it comes to what you decide to carry, remember mission drives the gear train. Consider your internal drive and likely reaction, then equip yourself in a way that makes sense to you, while reminding yourself that we live in a relatively safe part of the world.

    I use this example because it happened in my city this year, a mentally ill man starting shooting at customers entering a popular lakeside restaurant, striking several people including a young girl. Two separate armed citizens engaged him, keeping him away from restaurant and eventually killing him.

  • orangebottle
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    I already have enough guns gathering dust in the gun safe.

  • CompanyMan
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    I have a Ruger LCR that I carry as my backup gun and on rare occasion I have carried it off duty. But like others have stated I prefer a slim semiautomatic for off duty carry.

    Also so when I’m off duty I’m not the police. I carry for the exact same reasons someone with their concealed carry permit does. To protect my family and myself. Otherwise I’ll just be the best witness possible for the on duty officers.

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  • CO Blue_Knight
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    My, or one of my favorite off duty guns is a polymer .357 5-shot snubby. I carry a couple of speed strips and a Decent CRKT folder. Sometimes I carry a Glock 27 with the Pearce +1 mag extension's and a spare mag. In either event I do not feel under gunned and if the need arose I would respond to an emergency if no one in uniform were near enough.

    I think the only things that matter are: are you comfortable with the gun; is the gun and ammo of decent quality; that you practice and train with it (them) in a realistic manner. If you want to carry two, carry two. Just be realistic about it and train accordingly.

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  • reils49
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    Why not keep it?

  • m.p.c
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    I carry my Glock 27 and a S&W Chiefs Special off duty

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  • orangebottle
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    I've owned a S&W 642 Airweight for years, and used to use it on rare occasions when I felt the need for off-duty carry and my single-stack S&W auto wasn't appropriate. On occasion, I would carry it in a pocket holster.

    The department I was with for most of my career had pretty loose guidelines on off-duty firearms. I recently changed departments, and my new agency's firearms policy requires me to qualify with any firearm I may carry, on or off duty. The qualification standards are what I would call semi-challenging. The fact that 1/3 of the required targets are beyond 15 yards and the timed sections require reloading means there's no way I'd qualify with my snub -- at least, not without a ton of range work I just don't have the time or inclination for, when I have a perfectly good auto that I can qualify with.

    I'll be trading in the 642 in the near future.

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  • deputyG23
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    A snag free snub revolver can be carried in a front pants pocket with a hand on the gun ready to go if needed and it does not telegraph your intent. i usually carry a Glock when a belt gun can be carried. For those times where the dress code calls for a tucked in shirt or dressier attire, a snub fits in more places than a blocky semi-auto pistol. If I were limited to one gun for off duty, it would be a 642/442 S&W .38 revolver carried wherever the clothing would allow. One steel frame snub or service size revolver on the waist and an airweight in a pocket or on the ankle would be good as well. The .38 will still get the job done if you do yours.

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  • Sackett
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    Originally posted by BP3 View Post
    I have a .38 snub for off duty; I rarely carry it.

    Why? Because my S&W shield with a Taran Tactical baseplate gives me 10+1 of 9MM and another 10 in a spare mag. The .38, while still effective, is not very common as the 9mm and .40 have taken over here.

    Pros:
    - quick aka no reloads
    - a revolver will go bang MOST of the time
    - snubs are easy to conceal

    Cons:
    - another gun you’ll have to worry about (especially in a scuffle)
    - possible policy violation
    - Two snubs of .38 IMO is less effective than a semi auto with spare mag.
    - Prepare to be vilified by the media if you are involved in an OD incident (“he had two guns so he was looking for trouble”, “Officers are now acting like John Woo and using two guns at the same time” etc.)

    Bottom line: if you are a snub guy, then practice with reloading using speed clips or speed loaders. I guarantee you the difference will be small in terms of time between a reload and drawing another fun.

    As stated earlier, I have a .38, rarely carry if, but practice using my speed loaders and speed strips frequently and my reloads are fast.
    I appreciate the sound advice. I would only use one revolver at a time, and hopefully would not have to even draw the second but what you are saying about two guns, and looking for trouble is valid. For what it's worth, I don't even own two snub revolvers. It was just a thought.

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  • BP3
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    I have a .38 snub for off duty; I rarely carry it.

    Why? Because my S&W shield with a Taran Tactical baseplate gives me 10+1 of 9MM and another 10 in a spare mag. The .38, while still effective, is not very common as the 9mm and .40 have taken over here.

    Pros:
    - quick aka no reloads
    - a revolver will go bang MOST of the time
    - snubs are easy to conceal

    Cons:
    - another gun you’ll have to worry about (especially in a scuffle)
    - possible policy violation
    - Two snubs of .38 IMO is less effective than a semi auto with spare mag.
    - Prepare to be vilified by the media if you are involved in an OD incident (“he had two guns so he was looking for trouble”, “Officers are now acting like John Woo and using two guns at the same time” etc.)

    Bottom line: if you are a snub guy, then practice with reloading using speed clips or speed loaders. I guarantee you the difference will be small in terms of time between a reload and drawing another fun.

    As stated earlier, I have a .38, rarely carry if, but practice using my speed loaders and speed strips frequently and my reloads are fast.

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