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Do you really carry at home? I ask this question because I find myself being lazy about doing it when I'm at home because I think I can get to my gun really quickly if anything happens. Well boy was I wrong. I had two days off and was at home. I did not expect anyone so I was not carrying my gun. I had it in the bedroom on the bed. All of a sudden the proximity sensor on my security camera started going off so I walked to the bedroom to check the monitor and when I looked a pickup truck was parked in the driveway and a guy was already at my front door. I immediatly grabbed my gun and went to answer the doorbell which was already ringing. It turned out that it was the cable guy who was not supposed to be at my home until the next day. Stupid cable company. Anyway I let him in and watched him the entire time while carrying my weapon on my side. He did not seem to notice even when I offered him somthing to drink and he took it. Everything went smoothly and he left.

What suprised me was how fast someone could park a pickup truck, walk around to my front door before I could grab my weapon. I thought I could go get my gun quickly before anyone could get to my front door. I was wrong. So this was a learning experience for me and I will always have my weapon on me while at home.
 

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Glad you learned a lesson without learning it the hard way.

I have it on me or within arm's reach at every waking moment except for when at my desk at work (wankers dont want employees to be able to protect themselves at work). Even with this policy I have debated on doing the "concealed means concealed" thing and carrying anyway.

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It use to be a pain to carry at home but once I got my new holster which is much more comfortable its has gotten quote easy. As soon as I awake to when I go to sleep I have it on me.
 

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Yardman, your post speaks to something I have been wrestling with of late, most recently after something that occurred just yesterday.

I had a ring at my condo front door and I heard a woman that i do not know speak through the door. I'm not the type to be afraid to open my door, so when i did, this big, overweight woman claiming to be a nurse for my neighbor across the hall asks me for change for the laundry room down the hall. She claimed to know my Mom and started walking into my apartment. I got annoyed that she thought she could do that, so I stepped in front of her and stopped her from coming in.

Obviously, she was not a threat, but if she was, i would have been standing at my door grappling with a stranger in my doorway.

Crime is not that bad (yet) that anyone in my condo has had a push-in type robbery, but it does make you think how prepared would I be? My weapons are in another room, so they would have been useless to me if a situation suddenly develops at my door.

I guess I have this psychological block that makes me resist wanting to live in a perpetual state of alarm and readiness within the confines of my home, a place where I consider a sanctuary from the outside world.

Now I am thinking about placing a weapon somewhere within reach behind the front door that could be accessed quickly. I'm curious, do any other members here have a "door weapon" and if you do, is there some sort of safe and useful method to holster a weapon for quick access?
 

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I've been carrying at home every evening when I come in. I can't carry at work because I work for Uncle Sam and am not commissioned to carry but everybody knows that I shoot a lot because I have, up until lately, targets from the rifle range posted on my wall rather than pictures and, those what I call subjective to somebody's interpretation of how good a worker you are, award plaques.

Long story short, I've been carrying at home especially since not 15 feet away, my daughter saw somebody breaking into my neighbors house/front door with a crow bar. I'm a little suspicious about them anyway because they've moved everything out of their house except for a bed, table and a couple of chairs, and some lawn equipment in the garage (no, not nosey just looking over my environment like a good sheepdog :D) and they've been trying to sell the house for the better part of 2 years now with no luck. So the break in looked staged because even though I spoke to them letting them know that my daughter saw the "thief", it took them well over 2 months to relay that information to the police.
 

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I have a suggestion. If its uncomfortable to carry all the time at home an easy alternative is to wear a fanny pack. :D This will allow you to position your weapon easily from side to side or in front. But at least it's always on you.
 

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Doors are locked...dogs are alert...and BIG...and there is ALWAYS a gun nearby. I don't go to the door for a knock unarmed...unless I see who it is from another room...and the dogs are quite intimidating of their own accord... ;)

To be honest...after 8PM...I allow myself to reduce my attire to a comfortable level that doesn't lend itself to actually carrying...but a BG or two would be hard pressed to successfully invade my home.

Did I mention I have big, loud, intimidating dogs? LOL
 

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Good topic Yardman. Yes I carry at home for that is where I have the most to lose. Think about it, for some, family is the most important but also a lot of people keep most if not all of their valuable things like jewelry, money, collectibles, guns, etc. at home. My state of awareness is as high at home as it is anywhere else. Did I mention good topic?
 

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Yardman,

Your handle implies that you are in the landscape business. I apologize if I am mistaken. My question though is if you are in the landscape business, do you carry while you are working?
 

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Yardman,

Your handle implies that you are in the landscape business. I apologize if I am mistaken. My question though is if you are in the landscape business, do you carry while you are working?
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No offence taken. Yardman is a term used to describe a Jamaican by another Jamaican. It's like saying "he is from Yard". A Yardie is a term given to Jamaicans by the British. Are you confused yet. Yes I do carry at work.
 

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I'm usually carrying 80% of the time at home, unless I don't have any reason to go out that particular day, in which case I don't even get dressed. So I'm walking around in sweats and a tee shirt.

Basically, If I get dressed. My gun is on my hip.
 

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No offence taken. Yardman is a term used to describe a Jamaican by another Jamaican. It's like saying "he is from Yard". A Yardie is a term given to Jamaicans by the British. Are you confused yet. Yes I do carry at work.
Cool. :drinks Just didn't want to offend. But was curious about your handle. I got mine back in high school playing football. Being a red head I guess it came/comes natural.
 

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I carry 100% at home, even while in the thinking room, thinking or showering ;). Home invasions happen mid day all the time, why put my gun where I can't reach it? I also have spare mags hidden around the house and a backup gun stashed.
 

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Absolutely! I carry all the time, even when I'm at home. In addition to being always prepared, it helps to ensure that I don't accidentally forget my weapon if I leave the house. I'm lucky enough to work from home (when I'm not on the road) so the employer issue doesn't effect me. In fact our safe is in my home office so in addition to my EDC pistol, the AR-15 isn't far away.

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I'm luck enough to work from home (when I'm not on the road) so the employer issue doesn't effect me. In fact our safe is in my home office so in addition to my EDC pistol, the AR-15 isn't far away.
Lucky you. I'd love to work from home.
 

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Lucky you. I'd love to work from home.
Well if you want to get technical I only work from home part of the time. Work requires that I travel a lot (I flew roughly 120,000 miles last year). When I'm not on the road, I work from home.

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:pistols for some over whelming reason i always pack when i go to the bathroom since the window is so near the front door its usually hidden in a nylon holster under a gun magazine honestly if i had to defend my self while on the toliet them BG are going to get 240lbs of flub flying at them buck naked and ill stay that way until the authorities get there even if i have toliet paper stuck to my butt...
 

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:pistols for some over whelming reason i always pack when i go to the bathroom since the window is so near the front door its usually hidden in a nylon holster under a gun magazine honestly if i had to defend my self while on the toliet them BG are going to get 240lbs of flub flying at them buck naked and ill stay that way until the authorities get there even if i have toliet paper stuck to my butt...
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j-frame in my front shorts pocket, always!
 

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yep all around the house,front yard, back yard, cutting the grass, in my thinking room, did i leave anything out? lol :laughing
 
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