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gtrcivic
05-15-2009, 08:18
Just started walking around the neighborhood again after dinner. Been a while doing so, since usually do cardio at the gym. Carrying my G36 w/extra 17rd mag. Who else carries while doing cardio around the neighborhood/trails?

I don't want to be in a situation like the landsdowne couple were in with the wifey when she tags along .

vafish
05-15-2009, 11:43
I've carried on my daily walks for years.

Used to be just a little mouse gun slipped in the pocket.

About 8 years ago on one evening walk I had 7 unleashed dogs come up and start fights with my dog. (not all at once, 1 or 2 at a time) 2 of them were very large Rotty/Lab mixes. Suddenly my little .32 ACP didn't seem like enough and I started carrying a larger gun. For about 6 years it was a G36. Now it's a G17 or G19.

dugo
05-15-2009, 17:21
(Say, where'd you get a 17 rd. extra mag for a G-36?)

Muggings could happen anywhere, and walkers can be good targets, seems like. Heard of quite a few walker-muggings.

deadday
05-15-2009, 17:22
XDm, spare mag, flashlight, and a big stick.

Nicko
05-15-2009, 17:27
I walk the dog three times a day, and my G26 comes with us. It's pretty simple, out of the house it's on me. And when I'm home it's in the same room.

Jtemple
05-15-2009, 18:08
As soon as I get my CCW, I'll be carrying everywhere I can, legally. I'm going to try out a SmartCarry for my workout gear.

gtrcivic
05-17-2009, 06:18
:supergrin:(Say, where'd you get a 17 rd. extra mag for a G-36?)

Muggings could happen anywhere, and walkers can be good targets, seems like. Heard of quite a few walker-muggings.

oops i meant my g26 9mm

Blitzer
05-17-2009, 07:10
Only time I don't carry is in Schools and other state restricted areas.

jdavionic
05-17-2009, 07:29
Yes. I actually OC'd for the first time this week. I walk the dog when it's still dark in the morning.

litework
05-17-2009, 07:44
I definitely carry when I take my evening walks around the neighborhood. Since the only close calls I've had have been with aggressive dogs, I'm considering adding pepper spray to my EDC items.

Nubbins
05-17-2009, 18:42
Only time I don't carry is in Schools and other state restricted areas.
+1:wavey:

Fungunner
05-18-2009, 10:26
Depending on the time of day and planned route, I'll carry. One evening, came up on a Pit bull, running loose, and didn't have a whole lot for help, should I had needed it. Then read about a mugging in what I thought was a safe neighborhood. I may carry a steel baton and/or pepper spray as a first response.

BigNic
05-18-2009, 10:39
My wife and I regularly walk the neighborhood after dinner. I carry my G21sf, and she walks with her Kimber OC spray. When she has had more practice, she will be walking with her G19.

Nicko
05-18-2009, 19:20
When she has had more practice, she will be walking with her G19.

Nice. :thumbsup:

TScottW99
05-22-2009, 03:53
Always! Walks, grocery store, what ever.

lawman800
05-22-2009, 04:17
Always carry, no matter where and what.

The Habit
05-22-2009, 11:26
Every day, every where. (as permitted by law of course)

swotivated
05-24-2009, 15:44
I always carry while walking, which isn't that often. There's simply no reason not to.

My question is- does anyone carry while running?

I wear a loose Under Armour t-shirt with gym shorts when running. I can't conceive of any way to make it work with my G19, but has anyone had luck with a small pocket pistol?

rab1961
05-24-2009, 16:25
One word: ABSOLUTELY

lawman800
05-24-2009, 16:34
I always carry while walking, which isn't that often. There's simply no reason not to.

My question is- does anyone carry while running?

I wear a loose Under Armour t-shirt with gym shorts when running. I can't conceive of any way to make it work with my G19, but has anyone had luck with a small pocket pistol?

I drive. Running makes me sweaty. But if you must, there's really no way to get around a fanny pack while running unless you want to wear a holster tee shirt or belly band which makes it hard to run and not to mention you have to wash it everyday.

RevDerb
05-24-2009, 16:46
Does "24/7" answer your question?

MavsX
05-26-2009, 10:47
i've done it a few times

chfltft
05-27-2009, 08:22
I used to occasionally, normal was just some pepper spray for dogs, but after a man got beaten to death by a group of thugs up in northern VA while out for a walk with his wife, carrying is my default condition.

donbubbo
05-27-2009, 08:31
Carry most of the time when walking my golden. Now it will be 100% of the time since my neighbors' greyhound was attacked by a rottie that had escaped from it's yard. My neighbor was very lucky she wasn't the object of the attack. The rottie just about took the greyhound's head off. Poor thing has stitches all around the shoulder and neck. Ghastly!

dictaearl
05-27-2009, 08:45
Yes, always. And I live in a safe neighborhood. Only crime that I am aware of in 10+ years was some vandalism from kids. But you never know and should always be prepared.

LoadedTech
05-31-2009, 19:55
I dont leave the house with out my G27. Running to shell, farm fresh, oooohhhh ya and wally world. when home its put up due to 3y/o. Not reachable to him but accessable to me. Even when I take the garbage out its on me.

Wayne D
06-08-2009, 11:27
Either a G23 or a G26 and pepper spray. And a flashlight if its after dark.

G23&34
06-08-2009, 11:35
Don't leave home without it!

daaaveman
06-08-2009, 11:36
I live near "the hood" in St. Louis. I don't check the mail without my G29SF.