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Posted: 11/27/2007 4:12:24 PM EDT
Seeing some of the pics here of various backup guns, I was wondering how many of you guys do this? I know alot of people carry Glocks in the same caliber, but what about the guys that carry a semi auto as the primary, and a snubbie as a backup? or semi autos of different calibers?
Link Posted: 11/27/2007 4:32:13 PM EDT
My BUG is never the same caliber as my primary since I want a more powerful caliber as primary. My normal carry gun is either a 10mm Glock 29 or a 9mm Glock 26. My BUG is a S&W Bodyguard in 38 Special. I've also been known to carry the G26 as a BUG when I'm carrying a full size 10mm G20 OWB.

To me a BUG is a last ditch, all or nothing, save my ass, gun when all else has failed. Matching calibers with the primary doesn't seem to me to be a major issue.

Am I wrong? My mind is always open to new ideas, so post em if you've got em.
Link Posted: 11/27/2007 4:33:01 PM EDT
Different calibers.

Link Posted: 11/27/2007 4:48:47 PM EDT
Primary is 357 sig or 45acp and B.U.G is 9x19. I am not L.E. and do not carry 2 weapons very often. I believe you should carry a high quality weapon that helps mitigate problems.
Link Posted: 11/27/2007 6:41:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2007 6:45:15 PM EDT
sometimes diff, sometimes the same--depends on the BUG/primary i guess

Link Posted: 11/27/2007 7:01:50 PM EDT
different...45 for main, 357 for backup
Link Posted: 11/27/2007 7:53:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2007 8:25:13 PM EDT by cyclone]
No, I dont think you are wrong..........I know that some carry S&W snubbies as backup to 1911's, or even .357 revolvers, and I was also considering carrying a snubbie or compact 9mm as a backup to a 1911. I wanted to get an idea from the members of what they carry and what they thought about the idea.........

Also, I am still fishing for ideas for a BUG.........I was thinking of scrapping that idea and just getting a SIG 225 and calling that the backup or CCW, but the idea of a Glock 26, 19 or 36 is appealing, and they hold more ammo..........even the 642 would be a good idea to go with my GP-100..........or maybe even a compact XD



Originally Posted By 3rdpig:
My BUG is never the same caliber as my primary since I want a more powerful caliber as primary. My normal carry gun is either a 10mm Glock 29 or a 9mm Glock 26. My BUG is a S&W Bodyguard in 38 Special. I've also been known to carry the G26 as a BUG when I'm carrying a full size 10mm G20 OWB.

To me a BUG is a last ditch, all or nothing, save my ass, gun when all else has failed. Matching calibers with the primary doesn't seem to me to be a major issue.

Am I wrong? My mind is always open to new ideas, so post em if you've got em.
Link Posted: 11/27/2007 8:03:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2007 8:04:47 PM EDT by TomJefferson]
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 1:01:32 AM EDT
No BUG here, considering it though.



Not sure what I'd use, maybe a .32 or even a .38 snubby. Not sure how lugging a steel 1911 and a steel .38 snubby all day would be though. Good reason to go buy an Airweight I guess.
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 1:04:07 AM EDT
Primary: 40S&W
BUG: 38spl
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 1:29:38 AM EDT
Primary: Springfield XD-45
Back-up: Glock 27

"ammo interchangability" is a pipe dream...if the shit's so deep you're using your backup gun, your primary is likely dry or there's no time for unloading/reloading ammo from primary to backup mags. Even if you can use the same ones (like Glock) odds are it won't likely be an issue.

Find a backup that's reliable and works in the role you put it in. Don't narrow your choices simply to keep calibers the same.
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 2:08:03 AM EDT
I do
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 2:58:21 AM EDT
1911 Commander primary and SA Micro Compact BUG. I've only carried two pistols a few times. Both were a bad/strange situation by myself that I couldn't avoid and couldn't have a long gun in the truck.
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 4:10:25 AM EDT
Primary is .45acp with at least 2 spare mags. Backup is generally either 9mm (G26) or .38spl (J frame S&W). Generally don't carry reloads for the backup on my person. There is spare ammo for reloads in the vehicle though. I carry the backup in case primary weapon goes tits up and cannot be cleared in a reasonable time frame or if I am accompanied by my wife when the SHTF. In the latter case she would be given the backup for her use while I employ my primary.
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 10:05:05 AM EDT
Detonics Combatmaster .45 is primary

Kel-Tec P3At .380 is backup
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 4:32:36 PM EDT
primary

xd sub 9mm
kimber cdp II 45
xd service 357sig


backup J frame with 38 +p
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 5:56:06 AM EDT
Thanks for the replies........I am getting alot of good ideas for a BUG, which is soon to be purchased
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 5:46:14 PM EDT
glock 19 and a colt agent 38 wheel gun conceals better than a glock 26 in my left front pants pocket and the boss won't let me carry kel tec or kahr so I stick w/the colt(course it helps that I have carried said colt in the same place for 10 years now)
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