MrColionNoir discusses the pros and cons:

No points that I haven’t heard before, but he does a good job of comparing the two and giving examples.

I’ve said in the past that I really don’t care what people choose to do, as long as they are carrying.  The public should become desensitized to people exercising their right under 2nd Amendment, so in that respect I like the idea of open carry.  I’m so sick of hearing people gasp and whisper or react in other ways when they see someone that looks like a “regular guy” open carrying.  “You don’t have to be a police officer to open carry in most states… get over it” is what I’d like to say to all of them.

I like the point Colion made about people looking to you to be the savior. That is a ton of responsibility, which could definitely end badly for you in an infinite number of different ways. Stopping the threat could also go as smooth as butter… but are you willing to take that chance?


Oh and also.. MrColionNoir, why is the whole cartridge shooting through your logo at the beginning?  Do you work for Omega?  haha just kidding I’m trollin’ ;)


As Chandler residents Joshua Seto, 27, and his fiancée, Cara Christopher, walked over to a Fry’s Food Store for refreshments, he tried securing her pink handgun in the front waistband of his pants.

The gun fired, striking Seto’s penis and continuing through his left thigh. The bleeding started immediately and was heavy, according to police dispatch recordings released Sunday.


Full story – HERE

If you don’t pay your membership dues they get you one way or another.

I guess they didn’t like the threat Joshua made when the club called him a few days earlier:

I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for the dues, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my Pen15 club membership dues go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.

^ shamelessly adapted from Liam Neeson in the amazin 2008 movie Taken.

  • Joshua Seto – 0
  • Pen15 club – 1
Hat tip: Mark M


Dual wield scenes from some popular movies:

New York Reload holsters are paramount when carrying to dual wield.



New York Reload Definition: The fastest reload is another gun

I’ve seen some people reload autoloaders VERY quickly, like this guy for instance:


The magazine is positioned in an ideal spot in that case though, but I’m sure even with the magazine in an IWB ( Inside the Waist Band ) holster under his shirt he would still be pretty quick.  Quicker than grabbing a 2nd gun though?

Comparable speed is only realized when the initial gun is tossed and not re holstered.  Which begs the question, why would you want to toss aside your initial gun?  I personally wouldn’t, and I think practicing grabbing a 2nd gun rather than practicing your reloads is a BAD idea.

In my opinion, the best method is to carry two guns (both loaded) and two spare magazines.   Both guns should be able to take the same magazines; for example a Glock 17 and a Glock 26 (the full size and the sub compact 9mm).  The only way you should ever be using your backup is if your primary fails, and if it does, the extra weight in spare magazines you carried was not in vain.

To summarize, the New York reload is not very practical.

Here are some more pictures from the 1997 movie Face/Off ( IMDB Page ) with Nicholas Cage and John Travolta (where Nicholas Cage carrys two Springfield M1911A1’s).

Note: Dual wielding looks cool, but is ridiculous




Pictures courtesy of Internet Movie Firearms Database