Sunday, September 27, 2009

Frank James on Concealed Carry

From his always, Frank cuts to the chase like a laser beam:
Handguns, by definition, are a compromise....and in many instances they are a poor compromise.

The question is in what areas do you personally compromise?

In my view and for self-defense, the most important element in the equation is instant accessibility in a lethal force situation. Anything less and the gun is virtually worthless. You can't go "Kings X" and take a time-out while you retrieve your self-defense blaster from its child-proof storage container in the closet of your bedroom. You HAVE TO HAVE IT IMMEDIATELY when you are 'blind-sided' by the aggressor whether you are on the street, or coming out of the bathroom of your home.
Read the whole thing...


Hazcat said...

Call me paranoid but even siting on the throne there is a handgun within reach!

Geoff aka Pathfinder said...

Haz, repeat after me - This is my rifle, this is my gun..."


Good post, why I carry even at home. May (God willing) be traveling soon, will have to update my CCW to the new states recognition. Maybe throw a rifle in the trunk too.

Mathew Paust said...

I remember a long thread on the old forum of the '90s in which the subject of how to manage you carry gun in a public toilet discussed. As I recall, the problems came with belt-holstered guns.

There were some clever solutions offered, but as I mostly carry only in pockets these days, the best of those ideas have slipped...just out of reach.