2016 Chainsaw Party – Guns & Knives

This is a theme that our regulars know I touch on from time to time: Carry guns that people don’t actually carry. The internet is full of it. Guys posting photos of their HK Mark 23 pistol, 4 pound Randall Knife, 8 magazines, 2 backup guns, 3 flashlights, and 2 watches.

Sweat: Carry guns get wet. And I'm not talking about rain.

Sweat: Carry guns get wet. And I’m not talking about rain.

Yes really. I will never forget the 2 watch guy! But that’s not my point. This is:

Everyone’s life is different. Some people work in coal mines. Others in classrooms. Some people work outside. Others inside in the AC.

CCW isn't easy: Gun, Knife, Reload, flashlight, keys, wallet, smart-phone.

CCW isn’t easy: Gun, Knife, Reload, flashlight, keys, wallet, smart-phone.

But I don’t care who you are, and what you do. I’ve never seen a daily carry gun that looked factory fresh. Maybe it’ll have corrosion from sweat? Maybe flaked off deodorant from under your shirt? Pocket lint in the firing pin channel? Scuff marks from you either dropping it, knocking it out of the holster, or you literally falling on it.

Freeze runs a chainsaw all day. His gun (l) is covered. Still gets dirty.

Freeze runs a chainsaw all day. His gun (l) is covered. Still gets dirty.

I’ve seen it all. But these “All day, everyday” glossy pics of a gun you strap on a few hours every weekend? Whatever, dude. You’re all lying.

Now For the Payoff

Why do I care? And why should you care? Because if self defense, and gun competency, is really something that is important? Why do so many people start from a place of the worst of all possible lies? The lie you tell yourself.

Appendix Carry. Normally under shirt. But lifting firewood, I tuck everything in to protect my skin. STILL carry.

Appendix Carry. Normally under shirt. But lifting firewood, I tuck everything in to protect my skin. STILL carry.

Carry a damn gun!

 

 

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Marky Mark

Marky Mark

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Areas of focus: Defense and National Security, Modern Light Weapons, Analysis of the Geo-political / Military Relationship in the Context of Strategic Goals.
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  • JBenat3006

    There are a lot of keyboard commandos out there. Made up A type personalities of who they wish they were. You would have to dress like a northern lumber jack to wear the weaponry that some claim to carry.
    In Texas during the summer you are lucky to wear a snubbie in a pocket holster without your elastic band shorts hitting the ground!

    • We always have to start from a place of honesty. Too many people lie to themselves. Which is the worst kind of lie.

      Marky

      • Mikial

        And the most dangerous.

        • The most dangerous people are the ones who lie to themselves. Because they will take you with them.

          Marky

  • Mikial

    I swear by my old Gen 3 G21 that I’ve carried since 2002. Every day that I can legally carry it. I’ve bought guns since . . . quite a few of them. But that old Glock is still the gun I trust and carry in the summer or the winter, hot weather or cold. It is an old friend and I trust it.

    • As an old 1911 driver I will admit this, if I was forced to carry a 45 EDC. It would be a Glock 21.

      But I have big hands.

      Marky

      • Mikial

        You just made this old MoFo smile!

        But don’t get me wrong, my wife and I both love our 1911’s, we just don’t carry them EDC.

        And I bet she likes your big hands. 😉

        • I do know of a departments that do you carry the G 21 as their duty weapon. It’s uncommon, but it’s out there.

          My main incentive for carry a Glock 21 and 45, would be the fire power and the simplicity.

          Marky

          • Mikial

            Simplicity is the word for me. My training and experience in armed confrontations has been that the more you can reduce the variables in any situation, the better off you will be. At the risk of igniting a long discussion on the merits vs the drawbacks of external safeties, I like the fact that when I draw my Glock the only mechanical action I have to take is to pull the trigger. that leaves me free to focus on moving and shooting.

            Of even greater consideration is the fact that that old Glock has never failed to function in all the years and thousands of rounds I have put through it. I will never argue that it is as accurate as our 1911’s or either of my Jerichos for consistent same hole hits, but it is just plain reliable and more than accurate enough for either center of mass or head shots under combat conditions.

          • Clean strikers rule the roost. Professionally, militarily and commercially. That’s the bottom line.

            Marky