I can think of many reasons to carry a back up gun as a Civilian CCW permit holder.....Delija said:Thanks again. I actually saw that (private security) on your profile. I guess I should have thought to look there before I asked....oh well, I am slowly learning my around this forum a tiny bit better by the day (except I can NEVER get the "search" function to work).XD BACKUP GUN said:I have been known to carry a snubbie .357 mag in an ankle holster too!
I am in Private security as well so I need to carry multiple guns!
So you are an armed guard in your private security work? if so, it must be in a pretty dangerous area of the industry? I don't see much armed private security around here (although I do know a guy who is a bodyguard and carries a full auto Uzi pistol...but he protects a public political figure.
I had never heard of anyone carrying CCW as a civilian with a backup gun. That was my real point of interest. I am sure if you carry a backup gun you must have your reasons.
I was hoping you could explain them. But certainly it's your private matter and I wouldn't presume to impose on you to explain yourself if you didn't want to. I would understand and respect that completely. But if you don't mind...then I would be very interested, since I've tried to imagine a scenario where a private citizen with a CCW permit would need (or think they need) a backup gun.
So my curiosity has the best of me. Maybe if you don't feel like giving an explanation, someone else will. I'm sure you can't be the only one who finds comfort with a backup gun.
Anyway, it just seems like a lot of weight. Especially with your selection. The XD Sub isn't like a Kel-Tec or some weightless pocket gun. It's a substantial hunk of metal (and polymer).
Thanks for any insight.
Most armed encounters are over very quickly. In a Situation of Life or Death if your primary gun Malfunctions the easiest thing to do is draw your BUG(Back Up Gun) and continue to engage the Perp(s).
Yes the XD is heavy but I truely believe that it will perform as advertised if I were to ever need it! So that takes precedence over the weight!
But I also Believe that my Primary Weapon, the SIGARMS P220 .45ACP will function as advertised too! But in a life or death situation I will do what ever possible to minimize the chance that I may be weaponless..ie DEAD! The 220 is not a light gun to carry by any means either. But it is designed for military and law enforcement applications so I know it is simple to operate...Aim and Pull!
How many other CCW/CHL people out there carry a BUG?