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#1 jacksbuddy

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 11:00 AM

I asked this question on the general board, but I think I will get more responses here.  So I will ask -

 

I am very curious as to what you do for a living.  Please, I don't want real names or locations, but I would like to know why some of you who carry do so.  And do you carry every single day? 

 

I ask this because I may find myself having to do this.  And if I DO decide to carry, ain't nobody gonna know.

 

Thanks.



#2 Col Richard Brinkman

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 06:17 PM

I work in healthcare I carry everyday because in KS and MO I can. However, I am not allowed to carry at work. So I have a padlocked safe (specially made) for my truck and lock my two weapons inside. Even though I often work in the ghetto and really wished I could carry at work. I carry my auto blade knife and tactical pen AND what they don't know is I also carry Taser X28C. They have no regulations against a taser device, but I still don't let anyone know I have it.

Being retired Army, I also still have my military ethos and bound to protect family and anyone in trouble.
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#3 NorCal5.0

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 08:00 PM

I work in automotive and the repair shop is located in the industrial part of town. A fair amount of transient traffic, drugs, and unstable folks.  Plus, I work odd hours, so I'm here at various times of the day.  I carry everywhere I can with a lockbox in the car for when I can't.  



#4 Mr. Myles

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 06:40 PM

Sales of welding, industrial gases, plasma and laser applications.  The manufacturing businesses are in bad areas and I often am driving/walking in them.  I carry everyday on my person except government buildings/schools.  Signs in my state have no authority of law just business owners opinion.  If they happened to see (which they never have) I would courteously and quickly leave.  I carry 99% of the time even in my home just cuz why not? Bad things happen and if Im responsible it holds no negative affect to me.  


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#5 C RHODES

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 09:14 AM

I'm in sales and travel down around the New Mexico / Mexico boarder. There has been allot of violence in some of the boarder towns so I take no chances. I can not carry on my person at work but have it with me in my backpack at all times. Company rules. I do carry every weekend and on my days off. Our warehouse is located in an industrial area and we do have a lot of shady people walking around and breaking in to builds. Out of town I carry a full size Ruger which gives me 2 mags 17 + 1 and when I'm home I carry M&P Shield 9mm.



#6 Country Jim

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:32 PM

I work in law enforcement. I carry a firearm everyday, everywhere I go because I know first hand the evil people are capable of.

Stay safe.
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#7 HenryBowman

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 02:33 PM

I'm an Executive Chef - Consulting Business.  Live in a relatively safe area.  Carry Daily.



#8 WallyGator

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 04:07 PM

I'm medically retired paramedic and have seen a lot of bad things that have happened to good people. I carry whenever I leave the house and I always have a weapon close at hand. It's better to have something and not need it rather need something and not have it. You'd probably think I was last person who carried (long hair, t'shirts for liberal causes and really I do lean left on a lot of things.) yet I do carry because things can go south rather quickly so you'd better be prepared.    



#9 Matt

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 07:38 PM

I am a software engineer. I carry a Sig P938 concealed in a Crossbreed MiniTuck IWB holster, with my under-shirt tucked over it, every day, everywhere. My employer bans firearms on premises, so I lock it in a lockbox in my car while I'm at work. It's a shame that I'm forced to choose between having my self defense tool with me and keeping my job, but that's the reality I'm faced with for the time being.

 

I have chosen to take responsibility for my life - my own self-preservation - because no one else will be there when I need to be protected. There are bad people out there. It's impossible to know who, or when, or where I will encounter such a person. Police are first-responders, and God bless them for the work they do; but what is needed in the event of an attack is a first-reactor, and the best person for me to rely on in that role is: myself.

 

I am not a "sheep-dog", and will not insert myself into a situation in which I judge there is a threat to my life or well-being.


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#10 Bob Winstead

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 02:39 PM

Electrical estimator, carry for my and my families preservation........have family members in law enforcement, and there are alot of terror cells out there, and wont be a easy target for a camel humping pedophile loving terrorist....



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:19 AM

I am a cashier at convenience store and i carry a glock 19 every day, all sorts of social degenerates come in to my store and police take 25 min to respond (i have called before)



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Posted 14 May 2017 - 01:49 PM

I'd prefer to carry pretty much everywhere, but it used to be that I couldn't carry at work. I had been doing commercial facilities maintenance when I first got my permit. I didn't carry while on the job. For one thing, it would have gotten in the way of some physical tasks I had to do. Besides that, if my employer, or certain clients, found out, I don't think it would have gone over well.

 

I got another job, with a more gun-friendly boss, but I still didn't carry at work. The only carry gun I had would have been hard to conceal under a tucked-in shirt.

 

A couple of weeks ago, I moved into doing outside sales. That means going into St. Louis (and other high-crime areas) from time to time, so I had to buy a smaller gun, and start carrying while on the job. It wouldn't make sense for me to own guns, and have a permit, and then not carry in those parts of town.


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#13 TK

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:40 PM

I live in one of the "safest cities in the nation" and got my CCW because I can, and carry daily.  This turned out to be a good thing because we had an employee that turned out to be someone from a bad movie. Let's just say we have a court ordered protective order against him, and I will probably have good cause for a long time. And yes, I need good cause for CCW in this great state.  



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 06:58 PM

I live in the south and I am a federal agent.  I live in a nice neighborhood in a nice suburb.  I work in dangerous neighborhoods in the inner city, with nasty people.  I carry two handguns, all day, every day and have for two decades, as well as a fixed blade knife, spare magazines and various other EDC items.  In the last couple years, I have also taken to carrying a short barreled rifle in a low profile bag under most circumstances.  It may or may not be a brave new world, but it certainly is a well-heeled one.


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#15 Boss

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 06:56 PM

I carry every day for me its like the American Express card I never leave home without it.

#16 Zezlan

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 08:55 PM

Just an FYI, the bulk of this I am copying over from another thread that I posted yesterday.

 

As a profession, I am an EHS Specialist, meaning Environmental, Health, & Safety. It is literally my job to make sure myself and the employees within the company I work for are as safe as possible every single day. Basically I am an "in-house" OSHA inspector hired by a company to enforce safety and environmental regulations within our facility in order to keep injury rates low and OSHA happy.

 

Biggest disappointment however, I cannot carry at work but I do so any other time I am not at work. And what I carry is below:

 

I actually own and carry 3 different pistols dependent on attire and situation. For summer wear of shorts and a t-shirt,  I carry my Sig p938 "cocked & locked" as it is the smallest and lightest carry I own. For jeans and a t-shirt or button up, I go with my brand new Springfield XDE as it is just slightly larger and gives me a few extra rounds while still being quite small. For winter carry where I most likely will have on a long sleeve shirt plus a hoody or jacket, I carry my Springfield XD Mod2 since it has twice the ammo capacity as the other two. All 3 options are in 9mm.

 

Capacity is an important factor for me, largely based upon what attire an aggressor may be wearing. In winter, it may take it 2-3 rounds to get through multiple heavy layers vs summer wear of shorts and a tank top.



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Posted 08 July 2017 - 11:23 PM

Logistics at an Automotive plant. Can't carry there, but it's locked up in the car. I catch flack for it, but I carry a Walther P22. Sure, it's not a "stop them dead in their tracks" weapon, but it's something. 


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:34 PM

Federal law enforcement officer; carry both on and off-duty practically everywhere unless prohibited by law.  I carry a firearm daily, including when I am on my own time, because crime does not go "off duty."



#19 A.U.A

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:02 AM

Always carry a Glock 26 9mm pb when off duty
Never know when crime will happen




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